Calvert Trust Kielder

Calvert Trust
Kielder Water & Forest Park
NE48 1BS

01434 250232

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Calvert Trust Kielder offers exciting and exhilarating outdoor adventure activities, fully accessible for the whole family, in the heart of Kielder Water & Forest Park.

Half or full day instructor led sessions can be booked seven days a week from 1 February until the end of November and include all specialist equipment required for your chosen activity. 

Sessions must be booked to guarantee availability, and sensible clothing and footwear must be worn.

Activities on offer include:Archery, Laser-clay shooting, High-ropes course, King-swing, Canoeing, Kayaking, Abseiling, Indoor and Outdoor Climbing, Sailing, Zip-wire and Motorboat.

Throughout the year drop-in taster days are available for a selection of the activities.

The hydrotherapy swimming pool, sauna and sensory room are fully accessible and open all year round, seven days a week, from 10am until 10pm.

The dining room on site can be booked for lunch or evening meal during your visit.

For further information click on the link to the website, email or telephone.







Ticketing and entry prices for Calvert Trust Kielder

Type Entry for Guide price
(Half Day Activity Session)
per ticket
(Full Day Activity Session)
per ticket
(Drop-in Taster Days)
per ticket
(Swimming Pool (Under 2s FOC))
per ticket
(Sauna (20 minute session))
per ticket
(Sensory Room (Under 2s FOC))
per ticket
(Evening Meal (Two Course))
per ticket
per ticket
(Family Ticket (2 adults and up to 3 children))
per ticket
Day visits can be booked 7 days a week during the period displayed.

Activity days are available to book from beginning of February through to the end of November.

Dates & times for Calvert Trust Kielder, Kielder

From To
Friday01/02/2013Monday30/11/202009:00 - 17:00
Day visits can be booked 7 days a week during the period displayed.
Child / family friendly at Calvert Trust Kielder Adventure Sports Activity Family friendly
Credit / debit cards accepted at Calvert Trust Kielder Adventure Sports Activity Credit / debit cards accepted
Licenced premises at Calvert Trust Kielder Adventure Sports Activity Licenced premises
Car parking available at Calvert Trust Kielder Adventure Sports Activity Car parking available
Restaurant / cafe on site at Calvert Trust Kielder Adventure Sports Activity Restaurant / Cafe on site
Toilet Facilities at Calvert Trust Kielder Adventure Sports Activity Toilet facilities
WiFi available at Calvert Trust Kielder Adventure Sports Activity WiFi
Childrens facilities at Calvert Trust Kielder Adventure Sports Activity Childrens facilities
Certificate of Excellence

Winter wonderland holiday

Zoe P, Gateshead, United Kingdom
This is our second stay at this beautiful site. It gets better each time. We stayed in the McCardle Lodge. After staying last year and having a perfect break we booked again. Both times we were lucky enough to have snow. The lodge is amazing we have stayed in alot of lodges but this is by far the most private and peaceful we have ever stayed in. Every single luxury you can imagine is in this lodge. Under floor heating, Canadian hot tub, coffee machine and every cooking essential you can think of. We were more or less snowed in this time but that didn't bother us or our 2 year old who was entertained with all of the little walks on site, the hot tub, games and digital tv. The staff can't do enough for you. We did have a problem with the hot tub which the staff were so happy to help with and fix. We are hoping to return later in the year to venture a little further next time.

Calvert Trust Kielder replied: Hi Zoe, Thank you for your review and the lovely comments. I am glad to hear you and your family had a lovely stay with us and enjoyed the snow that we ordered especially! We look forward to seeing you again hopefully later in the year, please just drop us a call or email to get booked in. Kind regards, Lynsey

Disgusting and Disappointing

Coral S,
Was really excited and looking forward to staying in the mcardle lodge. it soon turned out to be a huge disappointment. Our hot tub was absolutely freezing and would not be ready until half way through our break! ( friday to monday ) When opening our lodge door the smell of strong wet dog and mould/damp hit you in the face! I then had a little nosey around to find mould on the shower ceiling and the floor tiles in both bathrooms were awful! Went to reception to complain as i have severe allergies to mould and damp and definitely not what i expect after paying over £300 for a weekend! Long story short they asked me to stay in a b&b for the night (at my cost) to then come back the next day to sort something out. i obviously declined as i dont have an endless money pot. Hoseasons were happy to put us up in another lodge park however at our cost again. We then were basically told to go home and the park have said they will not give us a refund! Absolute joke!

Calvert Trust Kielder replied: The guest was offered and accepted a full refund for this stay. We take full responsibility for the state of the bathroom which should not have been how it was. It was rectified straight away.

Stunning area

2NorthYorkshire, Northeast
We stayed in the Bradbury Lodge at the end of October. The lodge was spacious and very clean. Lots of high tech features electric blinds, mood lighting in the bathrooms, t.v in the bathroom and a jacuzzi bath. There was everything you needed in the kitchen and many extras like a coffee machine supplied with coffee beans. The views from the lodge were stunning both day and night with the stars. Lodges were well spaced out and didn't hear any noise from other lodges even when we were in the hot tub. There is a small hydrotherapy pool that you can book into which our daughter did with her 2 young children. They had it to themselves which was lovely. We used the takeaway once while we were there which was very reasonable and delicious. Our daughter stayed in the McCardle lodge next to us and that was very different to ours but just as special. We would definitely stay here again in either of the lodges. The only negative here was the hot tub wasn't ready for our first night which was disappointing at the time but our invoice did warn us about this.

Really disappointing

smatthews1793, Lancashire, United Kingdom
We stayed in a Calvert 2 lodge, booked through Hoseasons. On arrival the lodge wasn't ready and when we finally gained entry to the lodge, it was so disappointing. It was dirty, the drains smelt and the whole lodge looked very tired and in need of urgent refurbishment. The park itself is also in need of some repair - as an example the childrens 'playground' was not fit for use. We actually only managed to stay one night as (despite complaining to reception the next day morning), there was no improvement in the cleanliness of the lodge when we returned after a day out. Unless you need to use the accessible elements of the lodge/facilities, I would recommend that you book a different park altogether. I have complained to the Calvert Trust and it has taken 5 weeks to get an unsatisfactory response from them... a poor experience all round.

Lodges are very outdated, showers terrbile and beds very uncomfortable.

The Calvert trust does some excellent work for disabled people and can offer an environment and care facilities which seem to be great. They seem to offer a wide range of activities which cater for all. We saw an advert on the web for the site and we booked a lodge for the October break. Don't get me wrong they are huge and the location is stunning, however the lodge we stayed in was lacking in so many ways and the facilities in the main complex (bar the excellent sensory room) are just too basic (or in the case of the advertised pool table and table tennis tables just not there...) You are out walking/cycling and spending time in the countryside and as its the UK you are likely to get cold and wet, so you really want good showers and a comfy bed to sleep off your endeavours. The lodge had no water pressure at all, so the showers were absolutely terrible. They are in wet rooms which smell musty and just not clean enough.(some of the equipment in the bathroom was also very rusty) The shower has no power or flow and washing long hair proved a real task. We booked the pool one day just to have a half decent shower. The beds were really poor, hard mattresses, squeaky and all the linen was as cheap as possible (curtains are virtually transparent) so a good nights sleep is hard to get. The carpeted flooring has no underlay so rock solid, loud and the carpet was almost threadbare. These things could be changes so easily, a power shower pump, new linen and a couple of mattresses wouldn't break the bank along with a refresh to the lodge decoration. Oh and lamps, none in the rooms so it was either the bright main light or darkness.. The lodges really see to have had no investment, which is frustrating as they are huge, in a great spot and if they upped the quality you would happily pay a good bit more to stay there. The holiday was cheap but unfortunately really felt cheap. On a good note the staff were generally all very good. The food available in the dining area (think School Dinners from the 80s) whilst basic was tasty and cheap and decent sized portions.

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