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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Amazing place

brucybabe, Durham, United Kingdom
Just come back from a 3 night stay at the waterside lodges we stayed in the hadrian spa lovely little lodge we had our dog with us so it was perfect our lodge was right at the top so views were just amazing place was great staff were very friendly will be back for sure the only down side to our break was I payed for three nights in the spa lodge because of the hot tub as you can imagine because of the hot tub it's more expensive, but when we arrive ours had been emptied and deep cleaned for what ever reason, so had to wait till it heated back up again which took all night even at half 11 that night it wasn't hot enough to use which upset me as every one around us in the other lodges were checking straight in and getting into their hot tubs so all night heard everyone else having fun in theirs and we were just sat in our lodge all night, felt slightly let down as I had payed for the hot tub for three nights and not two so was bit down over that apart from that was an amazing get away..... Alison Bruce

A perfect fourth birthday

Dani G,
We visited Kielder this week as a celebration for our youngest daughter’s fourth Birthday and have really enjoyed it! The lodge was perfectly well equipped for our needs and very dog friendly, for our Frenchie Mabel. We enjoyed the immediate surrounding area and the facilities on offer. The big two kids (and husband) enjoyed the segways and archery, the little one enjoyed the pool. The pub was very pleasant and the soft play area kept the little one entertained enough that everyone had a nice time. The Kielder Water Birds of Prey centre was also fab - see separate review. We hope to return in the summer and enjoy it a little more in warmer temperatures.... though the wind and rain didn’t spoil a great break!

Fantastic staff.. Super friendly ..

johnyboyLanarkshire, lanarkshire
As many people are aware the beast from the east hit the uk badly .. We arrived here on Monday and by Tuesday we were completely snowed in.. Panic not ! .. The management and staff who were also snowed in and they went above and beyond the call of duty to make sure we were safe , and had power and food ... On Wednesday the manager called at our cabin and assured us we would be safe and would could stay as long on site till she was 100% sure we would be safe to drive home.. We stayed on till the Saturday and felt under no pressure to leave but the updates from the staff on the road conditions reassured us .. And we made it safely home to Scotland .. Thank you guys take a bow ....will defo be back ...#superstars

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 .



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