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Warm Room/Salmon Center

Warm Room / Salmon Center attractions

Students at Newcastle University's School of Architecture worked with Kielder Art & Architecture and the Kielder village community to design and build a warm room for stargazers and other campsite users. The incredible and unique life cycle of the salmon starts here! Learn about why the Environment Agency raises thousands of young salmon to be released into the River Tyne- the country's most thriving Salmon River: It's the largest conservation salmon hatchery in England and Wales, but that's not all you can see here! Fresh water pearl mussels, one of UK's most endangered species are reared here.

Calvert Trust

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Calvert Trust activity

Today, Calvert Kielder welcomes over 5,000 visitors every year. As well as the centre and all its activities, the site offers 10 wonderful fully accessible self-catering log chalets, the fabulous 5* Straker Chalet and the special Sky Den, created by George Clark's Amazing Spaces Channel 4 TV programme.

Landal Door

Landal Door attractions

In the heart of The Enchanted Forest, amongst the tall trees and woodland animals on Beeches Walk, is our Landal Door. Walking through it is a great way to signify the beginning of your holiday experience, especially as you are greeted with a stunning panoramic view of the reservoir, with the rustling of Kielder’s magical forest behind you. Step through the door, leaving your worries behind, as you enter the relaxing world of Landal Kielder Waterside.

Tower Knowe

Tower Knowe facilities

The Tower Knowe visitor centre is located towards the entrance of Kielder Water & Forest Park if you are coming in from the south i.e. Newcastle. Tower Knowe is the sister site to Landal Kielder Waterside and is about a ten minute drive away from it. Here you can learn all about the history of Kielder with our interactive exhibition; younger members of the family especially like the interactive floor map.

Ferry at Tower Knowe facilities

Our Osprey Ferry is one of the most popular attractions at Landal Kielder Waterside. It offers the perfect way to get around the park and see some of the key areas without needing to run, cycle or walk. Our ferry goes to our Landal Kielder Waterside, Tower Knowe and Belvedere sites. You can leave your car at one whilst hopping on the ferry and visiting another site; Tower Knowe has delicious cakes and an exhibition about Kielder.

Cafe On The Water facilities

Café on the Water sits on our sister site, Tower Knowe. It is about a ten minute drive from Kielder Waterside, a stop on the Osprey Ferry and is on the Lakeside Way. The café is perfect for a quick or light bite or a snack. We have a selection of hot and cold drinks plus savoury and sweet options for you to pick from. We can definitely recommend the homemade ice cream although it is hard to pick just one flavour – you will want them all! Sitting on the edge of the lake the views are spectacular.

Wafflemeister facilities

Wafflemeister is perfect for a quick or light bite or a snack, and of course some mouth-watering waffles! We have a selection of hot and cold drinks plus savoury and sweet options for you to pick from. We can definitely recommend the homemade ice cream although it is hard to pick just one flavour – you will want them all! Sitting on the edge of the lake the views are spectacular.

The Stell

The Stell attractions

Imagine you are walking along a riverside path. In the distance is a sheepfold, but when you come closer it becomes a seat. This is a place to rest where the walls form two sofas, carved cushions are placed to lean against, and steel throws over the backs of the seats are cut with designs reflecting the community of Falstone and constantly changing landscape that surrounds it.

Wave Chamber

Wave Chamber attractions

Wave Chamber is a camera obscura, projecting an image of the water onto the floor of a small stone structure. Within the dark interior the walls echo the wave sounds and the floor appears to become liquid. The building takes the form of a drystone beehive on the shoreline with a small door to allow access. Although the interior initially appears very dark, as your eyes adjust to the low light level a moving image of waves on the lake appears on the floor if by magic.

Belvedere Viewpoint

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Belvedere Viewpoint activity

Kielder Belvedere was Kielder's first architectural commission. The shelter has been constructed from stainless steel that reflects the natural environment, causing the shelter to change its appearance in different weather conditions, at different times of the day, and as the seasons change. Winner of the Stephen Lawrence Prize in 2000 as well as RIBA and Civic Trust awards, this unusual shelter is open to visitors at all times of the year

Ferry at Beldevere attractions

Our Osprey Ferry is one of the most popular attractions at Landal Kielder Waterside. It offers the perfect way to get around the park and see some of the key areas without needing to run, cycle or walk. Our ferry goes to our Landal Kielder Waterside, Tower Knowe and Belvedere sites. You can leave your car at one whilst hopping on the ferry and visiting another site; Tower Knowe has delicious cakes and an exhibition about Kielder.

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Belvedere Viewpoint activity

Kielder Belvedere was Kielder's first architectural commission. The shelter has been constructed from stainless steel that reflects the natural environment, causing the shelter to change its appearance in different weather conditions, at different times of the day, and as the seasons change. Winner of the Stephen Lawrence Prize in 2000 as well as RIBA and Civic Trust awards, this unusual shelter is open to visitors at all times of the year

Janus Chairs

Janus Chairs attractions

Janus Chairs are three large rotating seats that offer seating, shelter and a view of the open expanse of Kielder Water. Based on the idea of flower petals in different stages of unfolding, the seats can be arranged to face each other, face the sun or the desired view, or turn their backs to inclement weather.

Minitar Maze

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Minitar Maze activity

The Minotaur Maze is a must for children and adults alike. The adventurous will discover a number of special features that include a set of stairs taking visitors above the walls and enabling them to consider possible alternative routes within the maze and say ‘Hello’ to others waiting outside. The final goal, a small glittering room formed from rocks of recycled glass is a quiet place from which to contemplate the task of discovering a return route to the outside world.

Freya's Cabin

Freya's Cabin attractions

Freya’s Cabin is one of a pair of small buildings located on opposite sides of the Kielder Water along the Lakeside Way. The two buildings, Robin’s Hut and Freya’s Cabin, are linked by the story of Freya & Robin, which tells a tale of the two characters who live by the lake and their efforts to meet up. Freya’s Cabin is a timber structure, clad in gold, balanced in long golden stems and carved on the inside like a forest. It has been constructed like a flower press with two solid end that squeeze 200 differently carved 'pages' that together make up the internal forest and integrated seats.

Silvas Capitalis

Silvas Capitalis attractions

Silvas Capitalis (a play on the Latin for 'forest head') is a giant timber head located along the Lakeside Way created by American artist's collective SIMPARCH. The head has been conceived as a watcher, an imagined presence who has observed the passing occupation of the landscape over past millennia and how the environment has dramatically changed during the last one hundred years with the coming of the forest and more recently the lake.

Dark Skies Observatory

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Dark Skies Observatory activity

All year round – a star gazing and astronomy heaven! Kielder Observatory is located in the heart of Northumberland International Dark Sky Park. We have the largest expanse of dark night sky in the whole of Europe, thanks to minimal light pollution. Winter nights are darkest and best for viewing deep sky objects such as galaxies, while in summer you can view the beautiful Milky Way, passing comets, shooting stars and see the Sun’s surface using our incredible telescope.

Catcairn Nature Park

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CATCAIRN NATURE PARK attractions

Cat Cairn: the Kielder Skyspace is a sculptural artwork located on a rocky outcrop overlooking Kielder Water & Forest Park by internationally renowned American artist James Turrell. The artwork consists of a short tunnel that leads to a partially buried circular room with a ceiling containing a central circular oculus or opening and a ring of seats forming the lower part of the inner wall.

Bouncing Pillow

Bouncing Pillow activity

The bouncing pillow is located outside the Boat Inn restaurant. Come and enjoy a beverage with the gorgeous view of the reservoir while the kids play.

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Body Zorbs activity

Run, roll, bump and bounce around in an inflatable bubble. The inflatable ball covers your entire body, leaving your legs to do the running around.

Osprey Ferry Jetty

Ferry attractions

Our Osprey Ferry is one of the most popular attractions at Landal Kielder Waterside. It offers the perfect way to get around the park and see some of the key areas without needing to run, cycle or walk. Our ferry goes to our Landal Kielder Waterside, Tower Knowe and Belvedere sites. You can leave your car at one whilst hopping on the ferry and visiting another site; Tower Knowe has delicious cakes and an exhibition about Kielder.

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Fishing activity

Kielder Water is Northumbrian Water’s boat fishery and with over 2,000 acres of water to explore, you can try a different spot every time you fish. With a fleet of 15 fully equipped motor boats, the huge lake offers exhilarating fishing for both enthusiast and competition anglers alike.

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Pleasure Boats activity

Discover the beauty of Kielder Waterside from a different view by hiring one of our self-drive hire boats, available for a minimum of 30 minutes in total. Take the time out of your day to indulge in some stunning breathtaking views, while taking a moment to endure the serenity of Kielder. An unforgettable experience available to the entire family or a romantic boat ride that you will love.

The Boat Inn

The Boat Inn facilities

Situated right on the edge of the lake, our cosy onsite pub, the Boat Inn, has fantastic panoramic views. We've worked hard to bring you the best selection of hot and cold drinks, as well as a menu full of delicious, seasonal meals. Choose from a variety of snacks, starters, mains and desserts; we're happy to cater for your dietary requirements. We also have a children’s menu for the little ones to pick from, complete with colouring in sheet to keep any hunger pangs or boredom at bay!

The Hide facilities

The Hide is located next door to the Boat Inn, The Hide offers you a cosy and contemporary setting to enjoy your breakfast. With no need to book simply turn up and make your choice from our warming hot drinks, tasty treats and delicious breakfast menu.

Robins Hut

Robins Hut attractions

Robin's Hut is one of a pair of small buildings located on opposite sides of the Kielder Water along the Lakeside Way. The two buildings, Robin’s Hut and Freya’s Cabin, are linked by the story of Freya & Robin, which tells a tale of the two characters who live by the lake and their efforts to meet up. Robin's Hut is a simple cedar shingle clad open-ended timber structure sited on the more remote north shoreline of Kielder Water.

Birds of Prey

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Bike Hire activity

Cycle hire in Northumberland has never been easier with The Bike Place at Kielder, perfectly situated on site and right on the Lakeside Way route. You will be equipped with the perfect bike for your two wheel adventure, with The Bike Place offering a range of adult and kids mountain bikes and the latest range of electric bikes including Lapierre, Haibike and Raleigh.

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Birds of Prey activity

With an incredible collection of over 60 beautiful birds including eagles, owls, falcons, hawks and vultures, our Birds of Prey Centre is the perfect place to spend an hour or two. Whether it's to see a flying demonstration, be amazed by two of the largest flying birds in the world - a pair of great white pelicans - or even admire our friendly family of wallabies, there's plenty to do.

Play Area facilities

The Play Garden is an unusual playscape featuring a walled garden for smaller children, and forest follies in the wilder area for older participants. Reminiscent of this once agricultural and military landscape, the play area takes on the form of a cottage, barn and castle, whilst a cleverly positioned line of steel poles connects the suite to the flat expanse of Kielder Water in the background.

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