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Go bananas for team building with Go Ape

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By Kingfisher Visitor Guides

Looking for corporate days out near Newcastle?
Build team unity, foster cooperation, and experience a taste of adventure with Go Ape Matfen!


Let’s face it, the phrase ‘team-building day’ conjures up images of drab function rooms, embarrassing icebreakers, and soggy sandwiches.

Most employees spend the whole time praying for such a dull experience to end and will walk away having learned nothing at all about teamwork, less motivated than ever.

So try something different.

Try something your team will actually WANT to engage in.

Try something that WORKS.

Why subject your workforce to a day of drudgery when you could enjoy a custom-tailored day of exciting adventure and real team building with Go Ape Matfen?

The zip line at Go Ape Maften

Help your team reach new heights at Go Ape Matfen

From high-rope adventures in the treetops and puzzling escape rooms, to hurling razor-sharp axes at wooden targets, a Go Ape experience offers a totally unique day out that is certain to boost team morale, right in the heart of the stunning Northumberland landscape.

People throughout the North-East are relieved to be returning to the office after more than a year of lockdowns, and now is the time to capitalise on that enthusiasm and energy while reinforcing the fundamentals of teamwork.

Take to the trees

Located at Matfen Hall, much of the Go Ape complex is built 30 feet in the air, in the canopy of the area’s beautiful unspoilt woodland.

This challenging high ropes course will test your courage and ability to work under stressful conditions every step of the way.

Some of the North-East’s most famous landmarks have been incorporated into the high-flying course – you’ll even cross a replica of the world-famous Tyne Bridge as you explore the treetops.

Encourage each other as you zip-wire through the trees high above the ground, and work as team to make sure everyone makes it through safely.

This is truly a living, breathing setting which will change every time you visit – lose yourself in the lush foliage during the spring and summer months, or explore autumn in its red and gold leafy splendour.

Treetops balance beams at Go Ape Maften

Go Ape believes a balanced approach to teamwork is key

Release your inner warrior

The ancient Vikings terrorized the Northumberland coast centuries ago, thanks to their extensive training, fearless attitude, and incredible drive to succeed.

Now your team can channel their own inner warriors at Go Ape’s dedicated axe throwing range.

Experienced instructors will take your team through proper technique and help you achieve your best as you hurl sharp things full-force at a bullseye.

The only thing sharper than the axes will be your teamwork skills!

Creative thinking

Put your team to the test with a selection of ground-based games, proven to improve communication, creative thinking and morale in the workplace. Our take on an outdoor escape room experience challenges sharp minds with some friendly time-based competitive challenges. Who will emerge triumphant?

The right package for you

Every team is different, so Go Ape specialises in creating tailored, bespoke corporate packages that deliver on your priorities for your business.

Full-day and half-day packages are available which focus on addressing your team’s weaknesses and refining their strengths, while putting their mental-health and wellbeing at the forefront.

Whether it’s as simple as a staff togetherness day, or as high-profile as a major product launch, Go Ape is experienced at delivering on a staggering variety of corporate requirements.

Relax from your day’s adventuring with a fully-catered BBQ (all diets can be catered for).

Whether the goal is to reward, reinvigorate, or refine your team, Go Ape can make it happen.

Ropes course at Go Ape Maften

Go Ape offers a fun, dynamic, and engaging approach to team building

Safety and weather

Trained safety instructors ensure that while you will get your hearts beating and adrenaline pumping, you’ll always be in very secure hands.

For most outdoor corporate days out,  bad weather is sure to ruin the fun, but not at Go Ape!

In life, as in business, you can’t always rely on optimum conditions before getting on with the job at hand.

That means group bookings can go ahead regardless of rain or shine. A bit of mud is just one more obstacle that your team will overcome together – just be sure to dress appropriately!

Its status as a Covid Secure Business also helps make Go Ape the perfect venue to welcome teams and groups from a variety of businesses.


Go Ape today

Get a free, bespoke quote for your next corporate booking by emailing the Go Ape Matfen team at groups@goape.co.uk.

Where: Go Ape, Matfen Hall, Matfen Village, Newcastle upon Tyne NE20 0RH

Website: goape.co.uk/locations/matfen

Call: 01284 852210

Email: groups@goape.co.uk

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