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Kielder Water & Forest Park

Leaplish Waterside Park, Kielder NE48 1BT, England
0845 155 0236
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Ranked #3 of 8 Attractions in Kielder
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: National Parks, Outdoors
Owner description: Plenty to see and do all year round. Ideal for all ages.There are many reasons to visit; the most...
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Type: National Parks, Outdoors
Owner description: 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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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

As the title suggests this is am annual event ( Winter Wonderland ) this is the first time we have attended this event we took our daughter aged 4 years , it seemed to be well organised with a very jovial man on the entrance gate , we were oven a route map of the site identifying the attractions on... More 

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Durham, UK
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

Just got back from 2 night stay in the lewisburn lodge and a day at the winter wonderland. Firstly the lodge, it has been very tastefully refurbished and we were very surprised to find a lovely Christmas tree inside and Christmas wreath on the door. Upon entering we found 2 lovely hampers left with local produce which was a nice... More 

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 via mobile

We took our daughter in November on hearing it was magical from a friend. It was sold out during December so that was a good sign. It is situated in a lovely place and the weather was good, would not want to go if it was raining. Mrs Christmas and the pirate were good fun and got involved with the... More 

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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Chilly drive around the park & a cosy beer at The Angler's Arms near the castle. Great views and a windswept reservoir.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

When arriving at this spectacular location expectations were high. Then everything went downhill. We were greeted by speakers which were not working properly and the ones which were working were spread too thinly that you tried to get in a Xmas spirit then it was lost again. There was not enough things going on and not enough decorations. We went... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

An excellent experience from the moment you arrive.The birds of prey were really nice the staff were excellent they had plenty of time to talk to you . We all went on the the Snow Tubing and Ice Rink had a good laugh. The Theatre Staff were really good kept you entertained throughout. Everyone loved Santa Claus he was great.... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
3 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We came here as a family for the opening weekend of Kielder's annual Winter Wonderland; it was an absolutely fantastic day out. It was a very well structured day with plenty of time to see and take part in every activity. The kids where awestruck that Santa knew so much about them (through us sending the details prior) the snow... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Had a wonderful guided trip to view the sculpture with Peter Sharpe, the art curator. Silvas Capitalis is my favourite, and Peter explained it as a watcher, watching all the changes in the landscape. Don't look it up before you go, just go and discover it!

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We have been visiting Kielder Winter Wonderland for 6 years. It is a magical experience for children and undoubtedly the most organised event we have attended. I would like to point out to the organisers that the Boathouse needs to start serving a regular menu (soup, sandwiches etc) to enhance the day. Back in 2006 there was a full menu... More 

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England
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40 reviews 40 reviews
8 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Went to kielder water park . Could not understand why the visitor centre would be closed. It was a sunday in november and there were quite a few people in the area. Why wouldn't the centre be open on a weekend. Not very good. There was still a charge for parking. £4 which thought was a bit steep. Kielder water... More 

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