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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Loved every minute

Gemma B, Durham, United Kingdom
Just returned from a 4 night break in a willow platinum bbq lodge and we loved it, lodge was amazing, clean, comfortable with everything we needed. Hot tub was great and bbq hut was a brilliant way to spend an evening. Used pool which was great, sauna and steam as you would expect. Kids (3 & 7) did some kids activity clubs and really enjoyed them, Adam was great at his job and with kids. Must visit the bird centre (reviewed separately) Staff great, shop well stocked. Only negative is if you use Vodafone be prepared to go off grid for the week as no signal(if you do crazy golf or sit on deck chairs it works there) however there is a free to use phone in lodge. Wifi was ok once signed in. Overall we loved it can't wait to go back.

Family holiday

Laura C, York, United Kingdom
We just arrived home after 4 nights at Kielder Waterside (Leaplish). We had such a fantastic trip! I didn’t realise just how picturesque the views would be. Also we thought the facilities and lodge were brilliant. We stayed in a Hareshaw Spa with lake view. The hot tub was brilliant with the lake view in front of us and at night, the stars were incredible! My one regret was not booking into the observatory. The staff are all so friendly and helpful and little touches like sweets for the journey home were lovely. We will be back!

Beautiful scenery and lovely accommodation

Sarah S,
Kielder was always on my list of places to go for the dark night sky experience. We’ve now been twice in the last year. The accommodation is lovely and comfortable, with everything you need to feel like your at home. The scenery and lakeside walks are beautiful, with everything perfectly sign posted so you always know how far it is to the next turning. The pub which is on site does lovely food and the puddings are very tasty. If you want a relaxing holiday with scenery, views and wildlife, whether it be for a few days or a week, Kielder is definitely the place to visit.


Chris T,
If you are getting shopping delivered during your stay and the persons surname that booked the shopping is different to the surname of the person who booked the holiday it makes it extremely difficult for the driver to find you, especially as there is very little mobile signal

Beautiful with the sun shining on the water

Dick C, Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
Took some lovely photo's of the lake, which was as calm and undisturbed as it could be - beautiful backdrop and peaceful



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