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Kielder Water & Forest Park

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Address: Leaplish Waterside Park, Kielder NE48 1BT, England
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+44 845 155 0236

Plenty to see and do all year round. Ideal for all ages.There are many...

Plenty to see and do all year round. Ideal for all ages.There are many reasons to visit; the most popular being the distinctive scenery. Home to northern Europe's largest man-made lake and England's largest forest, the Park's remoteness and clean air and water offer a fresh outdoor experience.Nature lovers, water sports enthusiasts, explorers, walkers, cyclists, artists, families ... perfect for anyone looking to escape, set their own agenda and create new experiences.

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Fishing weekend

Well just booked weekend again at kielder for fishing and to have a burger and pint in restaurant there delicious can't wait for march

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
karen D
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Well just booked weekend again at kielder for fishing and to have a burger and pint in restaurant there delicious can't wait for march

Thank karen D
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

We visited the castle area, Minotaur maze and the viaduct and lake. Walking routes were fairly good with the buggy, wet January did make it a little hard going in some areas! Only negatives were that the "easy" route near the Castle was not clearly sign posted from the car park, we only found the start of it after going... More 

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Cardiff, Wales
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

My wife and I drove out of Corbridge on the A68 north, really just following our noses. It was 27th December on a beautiful clear and sunny day, and we wanted to escape the frenetic activities of the previous two days, spent mostly indoors with the Addams family. We found our way onto the long military road, and continued along... More 

Thank jollyrobert
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

all i can say is a untouched beautiful little gem. felt a million miles away from everything city!!! wich is a good thing. no phone signal just you family and the great outdoor.

1 Thank lee795
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

We stayed here in between Christmas and New Year for 3 nights. We stayed in lodge 2 which was well equipped and had an outdoor hot tub. We'd booked 4 lodges in total as we were visiting with family. Lodge 2 was bigger than the other Otterstone Plus's possibly due to being suitable for disability access. We booked this resort... More 

1 Thank Fracas0404
Sunderland, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

Great lodges, spent a week over new years eve. The hot tub was great, swimming pool great. staff very helpful, stunning location

1 Thank bmw563
Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

I am sorry to say that overall I was quite disappointed. I had only heard glowing reports about this experience but I went with my 4 and 7 year old and will not hurry back. The vast majority is outside so if you are lucky (as we were) to have mild weather, walking around is just muddy, but if it's... More 

1 Thank Kelly S
Dalkeith, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

I visited for a biking trip. Loads of good trails but also good walks. It has a very good visitor centre and cafe. It also has an onsite bike shop that hires out bikes. Loads of parking at only £4.50 for the day. Hopefully spend more time discovering the non mtb parts next time I visit.

Thank Dave B
Teesside, England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

We visited here on 19 December 2016 and the title says it all - the whole day and experience was indeed WONDERFUL. My grandchildren aged 8 and 6 years were enthralled. Every activity was really well organised and every story told by the actors and actresses had a special message and moral for children. A huge amount of thought had... More 

Thank TeessideArmstrong
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

Visited the winter wonderland today with the family two girls age 3 and 10. Probably the best Christmas experience going. Upon arrival you are greeted by various elves and beavers etc, then the magic begins. Mrs Christmas and her gingerbread men story, followed by the elves workshop where the kids make toys they keep and then on the trail to... More 

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