We’re saying #ThanksToYou to National Lottery players with free car parking (between Monday 25th and Friday 29th November) and giving away 25 Kielder goody bags!  SO why not come up and have a lovely winter walk, followed by a warm snack, meal or drink in our cosy cafes and pubs.

This year is the 25th Birthday of The National Lottery, and we’re excited to be a part of the celebrations by joining in the #ThanksToYou campaign, which celebrates the contribution of National Lottery players in supporting good causes over the past 25 years!

Kielder Water & Forest Park benefitted from a significant National Lottery Heritage Fund grant 2016-2019 towards the Living Wild at Kielder project. We delivered a range of projects to help more people of all ages enjoy, experience and learn about the special wildlife and natural environment of Kielder. And we have just started work on another National Lottery Heritage Fund Resilient Heritage project. So we are most grateful to all lottery players for their support.

Since The National Lottery's first draw took place on 19 November 1994, more than £40 billion has been raised for good causes in the areas of arts, sport, heritage and community – that’s £30 million a week making a difference to lives of people and communities throughout the whole of the UK.

To thank National Lottery players for their support, we will be offering lottery players free car parking at Kielder Water and Forest Park between Monday 25th and Friday 29th November. Our main car parks at Tower Knowe, Kielder Waterside and Kielder Castle have car park ticket machines, but by putting your lottery or scratch card ticket on the dashboard you can park for free all day (normally £5)

And for the first 25 lucky lottery players, we have some Kielder themed goody bags to be collected. Just bring your lottery ticket to the main reception at Kielder Waterside and pick up your goody bag! Pop in from Monday 25th November and pick yours up - once they have gone, they have gone!