Kielder Waterside

Kielder Forest Park
NE48 1BT

01434 251 000

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With panoramic views of the reservoir, this is the ideal base to recharge and refresh or take part in an action packed day of activities.

Facilities are open to both day visitor and guests (staying in the woodland four and five star self-catering lodges or the 99 pitch caravan site for motor homes and touring caravans).

Visitors have access to professional training and tuition for a range of mainstream sporting activities to suit everyone as part of a ‘Go Active Break’. Go Active is ideal for those looking to get active, try out new sports and enjoy a healthier holiday.

Activities include archery and junior archery,Crossbows (over 18's only),fencing, table tennis, Fundamentals (gymnastics for young children), 'Snorkelling & Seascooters'(underwater propellers to power around the pool), water walkerz (walk on water in the pool inside an inflatable ball) and disc golf. Pentanque (French Boules)Pre-booking is essential.

We are hoping to add some new and exciting activities by the start of the Summer holidays.

Come here to:

  • Have coffee, lunch, an alcoholic beverage or an evening meal at the Boat Inn restaurant & bar.
  • Go to the Kielder Water Birds of Prey Centre.
  • Board the Osprey ferry (subject to pre-booking and timetable).
  • Start a walk or bike ride along the Lakeside Way.
  • Unwind in the sauna or swim in the heated indoor pool (pre-booking required).
  • Play minature golf or try out the children's play area.
  • Visit the red squirrel hide.
  • Shop for souvenirs.
  • Hire pleasure boats (seasonal).
  • Hire fishing boats (pre-booking essential).
  • Purchase fishing permits and get up to date information.
  • Stay in a woodland lodge as part of a Go Active break.
  • Keep your eyes peeled for some of the Kielder Super Six - red squirrels, ospreys (seasonal) and salmon. See the wildlife page for details about the Super Six.
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Fantastic all round

Alison B, Sunderland, United Kingdom
I was really pleased when I arrived at reception and was greeted with a lovely smile from Jack and offered a glass of champagne. Our lodge was beautiful, very clean and plenty of space, everything I needed was there. The hot tub was amazing and the water was checked every day( I was reassured by this) the view is breath taking and we ate in the boatinn most nights. The team Laura and Gareth were on hand and nothing was too much trouble and the food was superb especially the boat inn burger. I'm a real animal lover was delighted to see how welcoming the staff were to the guests and their beloved pets and children alike. A must is a visit to the Hide for that extra special evening meal booking required! Mark served us here and we felt very well looked after. If you have time the ferry is a great way to see the stunning views and you can grab a fab cuppa and cake at tower knowe cafe. My hubby had a go at using crossbow and Gary the instructor was great. He really engaged with everyone and I would deff recommend this. I was totally satisfied with my stay and felt all my needs were met. Except the sun #greatplacetostay.

Lovely pub there!

Raven G,
We had a group of 16 and had a lovely meal with coffee. Staff were friendly! Then we visited the gift shop which has some gorgeous boutique stuff!

Seems to be the best place by the lake

Simon W,
Went several times in one week either to eat or just for a coffee very happy place friendly staff and reasonably priced


A 4 day trip away from the hustle and bustle.....what can I say....beautiful....lodges, scenery we were even welcomed to our lodge by a number of the wild rabbits....definately recommended for some down time. Cycling....water skiing...all available...will definitely be going back again x

Good stay. Lovely location. Lodge ok

smithoInverness, inverness
We stayed in early July 17 and the park is great. Lots to do and beautiful location. We stayed in lodge 15 and it was nice. A bit dated and a few frustrating maintenance issues that we reported. That side was a little disappointing. Walks in woods were great and we did some swimming most days. Hot tub was great as well. One slight issue was the midges. It is not anyone's fault so rating not impacted but they were bad. Living in north of Scotland I am used to them but this was pretty bad. We could not sit out in hot tub some days or open windows in lodge as a result. We also did some activities like archery and it was great. Nevertheless we had a great week and hope to return someday.



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