Kielder Waterside

Kielder Forest Park
NE48 1BT

01434 251 000

Find within approx miles of Kielder Waterside


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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Christmas at Keilder

We spent a family Christmas at Kielder waterside (Leaplish) where we had the Willow Premier with swim spa and the Beech with hot tub. Both superb lodges, setting is so tranquil and private ( you feel you are the only people there !! ) Both lodges were so well equipped and things were catered for that we would never have thought of. (including compendium of games, selfie stick, chime era and bathrobes with slippers. Even a Christmas tree in each lodge. Really is the perfect place to have Christmas. We had Christmas dinner at the Boat Inn which catered well for dietary requirements and was a lovely setting. The starters and desserts were delicious however the main course was rather over cooked with mushy sprouts. The only reason that I have not given this review 5 stars is because I had a few communication problems prior to booking and prior to coming to the lodge. These were eventually rectified but shouldn’t have happened. Staff at the centre are so friendly and helpful and there is so much beauty and things to do in the surrounding areas. We will definitely be back and would recommend here to anyone who likes a private, traditional family Christmas with relaxation in lovely surroundings.

Beech premier spa

Ginjey-x, Nottingham, United Kingdom
This place is SIMPLY STUNNING! travelled in two couples for 4 nights in March. This site is absolutely stunning, we arrived with snow on the ground however the site was well maintained and the roads were clear. The lake on arrival is breathtaking, its picturesque! We stayed in the beech premier spa and it was so well catered for, high specification and cleaned thoroughly throughout. This site is extremely remote but if your looking for a middle of no where retreat this is perfect! We travelled over the border to Scotland one day but this is the only time we ventured out. We would return here in a heartbeat however since we booked prices have gone up dramatically. Well done Kielder Waterside!

willow premier spa

here now 10-14 dec 18 and what a lovely cabin and peaceful place this is there is no phone signal but that is not a bad thing as were not contactable 😂

Fantastic stay!

sarey, Skipton, United Kingdom
First time in the area and first time booking with this company. I was not disappointed and would not hesitate to book again. I stayed in the Ash Premier lodge. Beautiful place, with immaculate finishing including a perfectly maintained hot tub. Some nice touches on arrival - tea tray with biscuits, selfie stick to borrow, maps of the area, and a warm welcome with 24 hour concierge service. Good amount of kitchen utensils and pots; the pans were all le creuset so cooking was enjoyable. The chiminea was easy to use and a really nice touch. Cannot fault the place. And set in such beautiful surroundings. I saw bats, a red squirrel and bunnies. Checkout was also smooth and it was a really nice touch to receive a hot drink and a tin of mints to take away. Great holiday, thank you.

family holiday

Diane S,
beautiful scenery, lots to do, we came in November and would love to come back in the summer, lots of walks around the lakes, many places to eat within a few miles drive



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