Wildlife festival back for a second year

Friday 23/03/2018
Wildlife festival back for a second year

Northumberland Wildlife Trust is encouraging everybody who is crazy about creatures, batty about birds, fascinated by flora, or just wild about wildlife to  head for the great outdoors and the wonderful Wild at Kielder Festival 2018 on May Bank Holiday Weekend - Sunday 6th and Monday 7th May, for a weekend full of wildlife themed activities.

For the second year running, beautiful Kielder Water & Forest Park in Northumberland is laying on a fabulous, wild weekend full of outdoor, nature activities and fun for all ages - all over the park. You will rarely have a chance to see and learn so much about wildlife in one weekend ever!

Many activities are free of charge, or low cost. Some are just “turn up” and others are bookable in advance to avoid disappointment.

You can watch the rare and famous Kielder ospreys in their native habitat, or hunt for the Gruffalo in the woods, enjoy a guided forest safari, build a den in the woods; forage for tasty forest food and eat it too, take an alpaca for a walk and cruise across Kielder Water in a motorboat. However, that is not nearly all!

How about gazing up close at the stars from Kielder Observatory; learning about the Kielder red squirrels; joining a ratty ramble; and learning about the rare and ancient native trees that are now being replanted?

It is sure to be a British wildlife experience like no other. You may have to visit for two days or stay overnight, to squeeze everything in!

The Wild at Kielder Festival has been organised as part of the National Lottery funded Living Wild at Kielder project, by Northumberland Wildlife Trust with Beacon House Events, together with the team at Kielder Water & Forest Park Development Trust and partners including the Forestry Commission, Northumbrian Water and Calvert Trust.

The main activity centre for the Wild at Kielder Festival is Kielder Castle, with events also taking place at Matthews Linn and Kielder Waterside.

For more information about all these activities please visit  http://www.nwt.org.uk/wildatkielder  For more information about Kielder Water & Forest Park in general, visit www.visitkielder.com.

Published: Friday 23/03/2018

By Visit Northumberland

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Home to Northern Europe's biggest man made lake, the largest working forest in England and the darkest skies in England, Kielder Water & Forest Park is the ideal destination for group travellers.

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