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Relax, explore, eat, sleep; we’ve got it all at Kielder Waterside.

At Kielder Waterside we want your trip to be the best you’ve ever had. Onsite there is loads to pick from; there is a pool, gym, steam room and sauna, lots of activities on and off the water, a shop, cafe, bar and restaurant and so much outside space to explore it’s hard to know where to begin.

Activities available at Kielder

Grown up, big kid or little kid, there’s loads for you to choose from.

At Kielder Waterside we work with Hoseasons to bring you a whole range of activities through their Go Active programme. We have everything from Segways to Archery to Water Walkerz, there is loads for the whole family to pick from. We even have a collection of activities especially for 3 – 7 years olds. You can also choose from traditional activities such as bike hire and fishing.


Ready, Aim, Fire

Archery is one of the oldest sports in the world and was traditionally used to hunt. In modern times it is often shown in the media as a powerful weapon, think Katniss Everdeen from the Hunger Games and Hawkeye from the ever popular Marvel films franchise.

Archery requires skill, composure and accuracy. It is recognised as an Olympic sport and has been since 1900. It is deceptively tricky and our instructors will be on hand to teach you what you need to know to hit the target spot on.

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Bike Hire

Explore at your own pace on two wheels.

Kielder Castle has loads of mountain bike trails to pick from; they go from beginners routes to adrenaline charged pro tracks, not to be tried unless you are an experienced mountain bike rider.

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Birds of Prey

See over 60 birds plus wallabies.

Based at Kielder Waterside, the Birds of Prey Centre is home to over 60 birds including eagles, owls, falcons, hawks and vultures, as well as a family of wallabies. Your entry ticket is valid for the whole day so why not come and have a look round in the morning then return after lunch for the flying demonstrations.

Family tickets are available for two adults and two children and cost £21.

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Experience the powerful Crossbow with this target sport.

By trying out our Crossbow in the forest in our fun and relaxed environment, you will be having quite a different experience from those who first used it. The Crossbow dates back to 4 B.C and was invented by China, although it is said Greece invented one around the same time. The Crossbow was used in many medieval battles and was considered one of the most deadly weapons mainly because it could penetrate a soldier’s armour. It was even once banned by a Pope!

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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. Bank anglers are also spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing a spot to fish with over 20 miles of shoreline along the Lakeside Way. Please check with onsite rangers for further details.

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Based in the heart of Kielder Water & Forest Park, there is so much for everyone to do when you stay at Kielder Waterside. From learning all about astronomy and spotting stars at Kielder Observatory, to running around the forest and reservoir on Kielder Marathon weekend, all you need to do is pick what you would like to do. We have everything, from adrenaline pumping to relaxing to family activities, there is something for everyone. At Kielder Waterside, we offer a variety of lodges including our dog-friendly lodges and hot tub lodges, ready for families or couples, the starting place for any adventure. We also have a range of fun activities such as biking and walking, or water-based sports such as fishing, swimming or paddle boarding and canoeing. Have your dream holiday at Kielder Waterside. We can also host your perfect wedding at Kielder Waterside tipi weddings from stylish bohemian to traditional and timeless, we have it all.

What our customers have to say

  • "A lovely place to relax in beautiful surroundings."

  • "We had a fantastic holiday. Walked around the majority of the reservoir. Facilities were brilliant, hot tub at the lodge especially."

  • "Great area friendly people just what was needed for a relaxing break."

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