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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Stunning location

Holly T, United Kingdom
Just stayed here for the weekend as we were visiting the Kielder observatory. We stayed in the Tynedale Spa Lodge and we weren't disappointed. On arrival we were offered a glass of prosecco or soft drink, which we thought was a lovely touch. On entering the lodge, it was lovely and clean and we really liked that there was milk in the fridge and a complimentary box with dishwasher tablets, sponge and cloths. There was dressing gowns and slippers on each bed, which was just what we needed for the hot tub. The on site shop is excellent and the staff were all friendly. Unfortunately we didn't get to use the swimming pool or any of the other facilities.On leaving you can have a complimentary hot drink and they offer you a tin of travel sweets. We would definitely stay here again!

Lovely scenery

Rppjl, Southampton, United Kingdom
Beautiful location very helpful & professional staff, great having shop open at all hours lots to do if you have lots of energy, the new cabins look wonderful but the older ones seem a little run down but very well equipped everything you could need , the furniture is good lots of space. Lacking in views from the cabins. We did have problem with our cabin which was delta with quickly and professionally by the manager so a big thank you to him & his staff.

Great setting

swiss_r, Leeds, United Kingdom
This is one of the few places I’ve stayed that I have looked into booking again before I’ve even left! The staff are incredible. Too many to name individually but Waterside can be proud of each and every one of them. Friendly and so, so helpful. Our lodge was really well equipped. We were missing something in our kitchen however and we mentioned this when reception actually rang us to check we’d got settled in ok. Within 10 minutes, we had a replacement! Our lodge had a hot tub which was a hit with the family, as was the coffee machine! The on-site facilities are plentiful. There’s so much for the kids to do. We brought our own bikes and set out on some of the trails and also took part in some of the paid activities such as Fairy School - never mind the kids, even I believe in fairies now. The on-site spa and swimming pool were also popular with the family, as was the restaurant and kids activities that were held in there.

weekend break

denese2013, Belford, United Kingdom
Lodge was amazing it was like staying at a five star hotel .Everything was lovely with special touches eg dressing gown and slippers, milk in fridge coffee pods for to use with dolce gusto machine. The double bedroom had a ensuite bathroom through the wardrobe doors. We had a evening meal at the Blackcock Inn Falstone which was lovely and drinks at the Boat Inn on the site

Cycled the lake route and saw red squirrel

cordelia007, Lincolnshire UK
Loved the route. Found the undulating terrain a little tough until my thighs and heart got used to it !! Beautiful sunny day and the hired bikes were brilliant too. Not impressed with the dog poop that slack owners leave behind. Saw a red squirrel and a buzzard which was a real treat.



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