One of the most popular events at England’s number one tourism attraction is set to celebrate its 10th anniversary and people are being urged to ‘act fast’ to secure tickets.

Kielder Winter Wonderland, at Kielder Water & Forest Park in Northumberland, has been a sell-out for the last ten years and with tickets going on sale on Monday September 16 2013 at 10am, advice is to ‘book now so you don’t miss out.’

Kielder’s spectacular magical forest is set to be transformed into an enchanted Winter Wonderland, full of festive surprises and attractions for the whole family.

Throughout the day long celebration, visitors will join Santa’s elves in their magic workshop to help them prepare for the big day by becoming toy makers. Mrs. Christmas and her friends will take visitors on a glittering journey through the enchanted forest and there is also a Christmas Theatre show.

Kevin Hudson, Customer Experience Manager at Northumbrian Water, which organises the event with Dodgy Clutch Theatre Company, said: "The day isn’t complete without a visit to Santa’s Secret hideaway, deep in the woods with elves to guide you and festive friends to entertain along the way.

"This year is extra special because it’s our 10th anniversary and we will be lighting up England’s darkest skies with beautiful twinkly lights on one of the tallest growing Christmas trees in the forest."

Kevin added: "Because this is such a popular event at Kielder Water & Forest Park, visitors must pre-book and be aware that tickets are not available on site."

With gifts for the whole family to take home, skating and snow tubing and the chance to visit Snowy Owl and friends at the Birds of Prey Centre, Kielder Winter Wonderland is a special and memorable, action-packed day out.

Kielder Winter Wonderland is open every weekend from Saturday 16 November until Sunday 22 December 2013 including Friday 20 December. November dates cost £32 per person and December dates cost £35 per person. For children under the age of one the cost is £5. A booking fee of £4.50 also applies. Book tickets online at or by calling 0845 155 1553.

To book a Kielder lodge and Winter Wonderland tickets together call 0845 155 1553 from 10am to 5pm, Monday to Friday. Group bookings of 12 persons or more should also be booked by telephone.