Go Ape Matfen | Day Out With The Kids

Go Ape Matfen

Morpeth, Northumberland, England

Attraction Information

  • High Ropes Courses icon High Ropes Courses
  • Activity Centres icon Activity Centres

Ages: 9+

Venue type: Outdoor

Swing through the trees and fly down the zip wires while lapping up some of the finest scenery in Northumberland at Go Ape Matfen. With a Treetop Challenge course to truly test your nerve, this is one for bigger kids and grown-ups.

Home to extreme obstacles like Stirrups, the Half Trapeze and free-falling Tarzan Swings, you’ll breathe a sigh of relief when you reach the zip wire finale - or will you? This course is also home to the challenging Skateboard Zip, we did warn you you’d need nerves of steel!

This course features a number of crossings depicting local landmarks, like the famous Tyne Bridge. There are even crossings which call on the Millennium and High level Bridge for inspiration. You won’t find these challenges anywhere else so even if it seems scary, have a go! The course was also the first Go Ape adventure to make its home within the grounds of a country house hotel, a fact which gives you a chance to explore 300 acres of manicured parkland.

  • High ropes adventure with 38 crossings, suitable for kids aged 10+
  • Don’t miss the Tyne Bridge
  • 300 acres of parkland to discover


  • Restaurant Restaurant Onsite
  • Picnics Picnics Allowed
  • Toilets Toilets Available
  • Parking Parking Available On-site

Getting There and Contact Information


Matfen Hall Hotel, Matfen Near Hexham near, Morpeth, Northumberland, NE20 0RH, England


Click here to visit Go Ape Matfen's website
01603 895500

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

February - November

Please see website for details


General Admission
Adults (16+) from £26.40
Kids (10-15) from £20.00

Prices may vary, please check the attraction's website for details.

More Information


The toilets are shared with the driving range and accessed by the front door next to the disabled parking bay. These are about 50m from the Go Ape cabin.

Guest suitability

The activities at Go Ape Matfen are not suitable for kids under 10.