Kielder Water and Forest Park | Day Out With The Kids

Kielder Water and Forest Park

Kielder, Northumberland, England

  • Kielder Water and Forest Park
  • Kids eating ice creams at Kielder Water and Forest Park
  • Kielder Water and Forest Park

Attraction Information

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Ages: all ages

Venue type: Outdoor

Get in touch with your wild side at England’s largest forest - Kielder Water and Forest Park! You’ll have the chance to explore 5 walking and 7 cycling trails within the 250 square miles of the site. Many curious contemporary art sculptures are hidden amongst the trees, so make sure you bring your camera and take pictures as you go along.  

Kielder is also home to lots of wildlife, including red squirrels, otters and ospreys. That’s another opportunity to inspire the budding photographers in the family! Make sure you stop by the Castle Visitor Centre, if you want to hire a bicycle for a family adventure on wheels.

The little ones are interested in the mystery of space? Check the Kielder Observatory programme and attend one of their stargazing events. Since Kielder Water and Forest Park has a Dark Sky status, it’s one of the best places to see stars.

  • Biggest forest in the country
  • Largest population of red squirrels in England
  • Stargazing events at the Kielder Observatory


  • Restaurant Restaurant Onsite
  • Snacks Snacks Available
  • Picnics Picnics Allowed
  • Toilets Toilets Available
  • Baby Baby Changing Available
  • Disabled Disabled Toilets Available
  • Wheelchair Wheelchair Friendly
  • Pushchair Pushchair Friendly
  • Parking Parking Available On-site

Getting There and Contact Information


Kielder Water and Forest Park, Kielder Castle, Hexham, Kielder, Northumberland, NE48 1ER, England


Click here to visit Kielder Water and Forest Park's website
01434 250209

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

08:00 - dusk



Free admission

More Information

Pets allowed

Pets are allowed.

Parking facilities

Parking charges
One hour: £1.50
All day: £4.50 all day