Family Events

Overview

Overview

Our early evening events are aimed to be fun and interesting to everyone, including families with younger children and for these events we offer reduced family tickets for two adults and two children. Introduction to Astronomy runs Wednesdays and Saturdays 5pm-7pm and we also run Space Kids during the school holidays for the youngest visitors.

They cover concepts such as navigating the sky or telescope workshops. Recommended ages are six years old and upwards. The focus of these events is on education and introducing the basics of astronomy, but if the skies are clear we may get the chance to glimpse the moon, a planet or maybe the sun depending on the season. You will still get to see our fantastic telescopes up close and the team will be on hand to answer everyone’s questions.

Tickets must be booked in advance and we often sell out early, so please check our website for availability and to book: https://kielderobservatory.org/our-events

 

Access information

The observatory is all level or ramped apart from one of our turrets which has six steps. Those with limited mobility can be dropped off at the main entrance before the car is parked. A torch is recommended for the walk to the car park (approx 80 metres). There is an accessible unisex toilet on site.

Road directions

Sat-nav users beware, the observatory does not have a postcode.

Coming northbound from Bellingham the turn off for the observatory is about 1/2 mile before Kielder Village (NE48 1ER), the track is clearly marked with a brown road tourism sign labelled "Kielder Skyspace and Observatory".

Southbound from Scotland drive straight past Kielder Village (NE48 1ER) then the turn off for the observatory is about 1/2 mile after the village, the track is clearly marked with a brown road tourism sign labelled "Kielder Skyspace and Observatory".

The track will be opened to vehicles 1 hr before the event starts and it is a further 2 miles through the forest to the observatory visitor car park. If the track is not open when you arrive please wait for a staff member to arrive, the track is suitable for most vehicles but do not exceed 15mph. Disabled visitors may park beside the observatory building. We have no waiting area so if you arrive early please wait in the decking area or in your vehicle.

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Car parking available at Kielder Observatory - Family Events Family event Event Car parking available
Online booking at Kielder Observatory - Family Events Family event Event Book online www.kielderobservatory.org/events
Event venue at Kielder Observatory - Family Events Family event Event Event venue Events must be booked in advance
Open all year at Kielder Observatory - Family Events Family event Event Open all year
 at Kielder Observatory - Family Events Family event Event Ticket booking essential
Guided Tours at Kielder Observatory - Family Events Family event Event Guided Tours
Toilet Facilities at Kielder Observatory - Family Events Family event Event Toilet facilities
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URL: www.kielderobservatory.org

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