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Day Trip Must Sees
There’s so much to pack into your trip it is impossible to see all of the Park in a day but here are your top must sees – the attractions that are too good to miss. Pick and choose whichever fit your timings best! Don’t forget to check opening times for the attractions below before you set off.
Throughout the year there are events on at the Observatory – check www.kielderobservatory.org for details. When there are no events on, visitors are still welcome to visit the Observatory and walk around the decking but the interior facilities will be closed.
The ideal way to see Kielder Water in style. Always check the ferry timetable before setting out. You can board the ferry at Kielder Waterside or Tower Knowe Visitor Centre.
Choose a section to walk, run cycle or ride. See our downloadable Trails Guide for available routes.
Kids especially will love the Minotaur maze.
Great for a spot of lunch at the Boat Inn restaurant and bar. There’s also a heated pool.
Tower Knowe Visitor Centre
An interactive new exhibition about the history of Kielder Water and everything there is to do in the Park now.
Red squirrel hide
You’re almost guaranteed to see a red squirrel – one of the last remaining strongholds in England.
Places and distances(click attraction name for more details)
Please note the Osprey Ferry is currently not running.
If you require any further information on the Ferry Timetable please contact 01434 251000.
Thanks to the Lakeside Way, a multi-user trail that follows the 27 mile Kielder Water shoreline, you can have a unique and beautiful walking experience.
FOREST DRIVE IS NOW CLOSED.
Kielder Castle is also closed until further notice. Take-away food open from 1st April
Tower Knowe, the gateway centre to Kielder Water & Forest Park, is an ideal location to orientate yourself and find out what you can do and where.