Things to do at Kielder Water and Forest Park review
Kielder Water and Forest Park is in Kielder, Northumberland. It is home to northern Europe’s largest man-made lake and England’s largest forest. The water park is considered one of Northumberland’s best attractions. It is great for families that love water sports, exploring, walking and cycling.
The park features miles of beautiful trails, including forest walks for all the family and dedicated mountain bike tracks. The Lakeside Way is a 26-mile multi-user trail that is suitable for walkers, cyclists, horse riders and wheelchair users. The trail encircles the shoreline of Kielder Water.
There are three visitor centres, Tower Knowe, Kielder Waterside and Kielder castle. Activities on the water include canoeing, sailing and water skiing. Plus Water Walkers, Sea Scooters and Body Zorbs. Activities on land include archery, crossbows, tomahawk throwing, Crazy carts and Crazy tikes. Other new facilities include a huge bouncing pillow, Segway excursions, Fairy school and more.
The Kielder Zipcoaster mimics the ups, downs, twists and turns of a rollercoaster with a free-flying sensation of a zip wire ride. There is also a high ropes course. They have a range of packages for their outdoor adventure activities.
Covid 19 – Please check the website or social media of an attraction before visiting. Many places may be open differently and some remain closed. Reviews do not mention all of these changes or possible price changes. Most places still require you to pre-book online in advance.
FAQ and Further Information Kielder Water and Forest Park
Is there food and drink available?
There is a restaurant and two cafes within the park. You are welcome to bring a picnic.
What are the main things to do?
Water park and forest with a long multi-use trail, water sports, land adventure activities and more. There are toilets and places to eat.
What are the ticket prices?
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *FREE. The water park and forest are free to visit. There is a small charge to park if visiting by car. Some activities may have a charge to take part.
Is there parking?
There are a number of car parks so please choose according to which activities you wish to take part in. Parking is charged at £5 a day.
When are they open?
The park is open all year round, the visitor centres have varying opening times and dates. For up to date opening times please visit their website.
Dogs are welcome.