Kielder Waterside

Kielder Forest Park
NE48 1BT

01434 251 000

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating:TripadvisorBased on 326 reviews
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.


Dates & times for Kielder Waterside, Kielder

From To
Credit / debit cards accepted at Kielder Waterside Nature and Wildlife Attraction Credit / debit cards accepted
Licenced premises at Kielder Waterside Nature and Wildlife Attraction Licenced premises
Certificate of ExcellenceCertificate of ExcellenceCertificate of ExcellenceCertificate of ExcellenceCertificate of ExcellenceCertificate of ExcellenceCertificate of Excellence

A beautiful part of Northumberland

Maioha, Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
We stopped here on the way from Carlisle to Ashington via Kielder. This a really beautiful part of Northumberland and well worth a visit. The Kielder Castle Cafe offers really good home made food as well.

Perfect for families and couples

Lynda B, Rugby, United Kingdom
This lodge park is rather isolated but that is a small price to pay for such a lovely setting.If you like walking or cycling it must be first class.The welcome was warm and the lodge very good.All the staff were excellent.We thought our sons would have loved all the facilities when they were younger-they would have been spoilt for choice.We enjoyed the peace and quiet and watching the wildlife.The small shop on site did try to carry a reasonable range of items but if we had realized just how isolated it was we would have taken more food with us.The food in the restaurant is good but we didnt want to eat out all the time.A word of warning to anyone not very mobile-it is a hilly site and there are almost unavoidable steps.A bonus for us was the lack of traffic on the way from Hexham and no litter !!!

Lovely relaxing place

joycemcneil1, Bordon, United Kingdom
Enjoyed a long weekend with friends, visited local sites and took advantage of some of the amenities.

A good day out

olibot, Durham, United Kingdom
We spent a lovely Good Friday walking around various parts of Kielder Water & Forest Park, including the Waterside. The weather was outstanding and there was a lovely breeze.

Dark skies stay

archiespaniel, Northumberland, United Kingdom
We had a great time. Lodge was lovely. The staff were really helpful. It helped the pub was dog friendly. Great walks around the area. A tip would be to take some cash just in case the card machines stop working. The nearest cash point is a few miles away.



Search for things to do

Search for events

Search for accommodation

Sign up for our newsletter

Officially the best place to visit
Tourist Information Centres in Northumberland
Late availability noticeboard