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 luxury four and five star self-catering lodges or the 58 pitch caravan site for motor homes and touring caravans).

Our onsite shop is open 24 hours a day, seven days week, purchase fresh produce, everyday essentials or unique gifts. Please be aware that due to licensing laws alcohol can not be served between 11pm and 10am.

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, fencing, crossbows (over 18's only), table tennis, Crazy Carts ,snorkelling & sea scooters (underwater propellers to power around the pool), water walkerz (walk on water in the pool inside an inflatable ball), disc golf, pentanque (French Boules). Pre-booking is essential.

Come here to;

  • Have coffee, lunch, an alcoholic beverage or an evening meal at the Boat Inn restaurant & bar. To find out more about the Boat Inn please visit  -
  • Go to the Kielder Water Birds of Prey Centre.
  • Enjoy a bistro style meal in our cosy café, The Hide.
  • 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. Both of these are part of Kielder Art & Architecture.
  • 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 luxury lodge as part of a Go Active break.
  • Keep your eyes peeled for some  red squirrels, ospreys (seasonal) and salmon.


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Fabulous place

nanaanne2014, Bolton
We were really looking forward to visiting Kielder Waterside (first time). We certainly were not disappointed. We stayed in one of the new lodges. It was superb. The staff here are very approachable as service second to none. We had to call someone out to the T.V. and they appeared within 5 minutes. If I had any disappointment it would be that the check in time was 4.00pm . Will we return ? Definitely! !

An incredible scenic view

tynesalmon, South Shields, United Kingdom
There is so much to do on kielder water and the surrounding area for visitors of all ages .from the boating ,fishing and watersport activities to quietly sitting first in thing in the morning watching the great variety of birds and the famous Kielder roe deer . The only draw back which is nothing if you go prepared with a good 50% DEET based insect repellent is the midge .

Daughters 30th birthday week end

lynnylala, Sunderland, United Kingdom
Just got back from a lovely weekend here with the family we had 2 hare Shaw spa cabins which were amazing we didn’t want to come home the staff were really friendly and helpful especially the man who did the activities he had loads of patience with my two grandsons will definitely be back

Perfect weekend

KH2691, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
We absolutely love Kielder, we live an hour away and regularly drive down for walking. Lovely area, very well maintained. Never had a single complaint about it. Definitely make the effort to come here if you are in the area. Please note that some of the toilets are not open between around October and March.

The magic of the water

josephjacques10, Byrness, United Kingdom
as I live in the area I see Kielder in all weather and seasons and never get tired as it changes day by day the forna the birds the animals are just wondsrfull to see when the weather is bad it really can be tricky I am fortunate to have a 4x4 so it's a quiet run in the snow but worth every moment a boat trip a caravan park water doing fishing watching the stars at night at the observatory is just a few of the things to do there are also some good eating houses to frequent it's a good day out for all the family just enjoy nature at it's best



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