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Calvert Kielder

Kielder Water & Forest Park | Hexham | Northumberland | NE48 1BS

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Best for: activity drop in days.

Calvert Kielder provides outdoor activities for people of all abilities. Activity drop in days are available throughout the year and offer a perfect opportunity to try something new. Alternatively, book in for a full or half day session.

Come and try:

  • Zip wire or the King Swing
  • Indoor and outdoor climbing walls
  • Canoeing, sailing and motor boating
  • High and low ropes course
  • Orienteering and archery
  • Axe throwing
  • Laser clay shooting
  • Hydrotherapy pool, infra-red sauna and sensory room

Facilities include:

Luxury 4-star self-catering lodges, including the Straker Chalet and Sky Den Tree House; fully catered centre accommodation; activity break packages; bed and breakfast and disabled access.

The Straker Chalet

The Straker offers contemporary Swedish style accommodation; finished to the highest standard and with many of those little extras that make your holiday complete. With panoramic views across the surrounding countryside and in a perfect location to study the dark skies of Northumberland, this luxury self-catering chalet is a welcome addition to our existing range of accessible holiday accommodation. 

The Sky Den Tree House

The Sky Den Treehouse, created for us by architect and TV presenter George Clarke, is composed of three different shapes that each blend together the best of outdoors and indoors, taking in everything from the red squirrels in the trees around you, to the sweeping river just below. 

For more information and to book the Sky Den

The Sky Den is also part of Kielder Art & Architecture.

What you said:

"We found the accommodation to be excellent, very well equipped, a home from home. We found all the staff had a very positive attitude especially when the children were doing their activities. Thank you to everyone." Greenwood family.

 "I came and attended a swing and climb day at Calvert Kielder recently and I would like to say I really enjoyed it and the 2 members of staff instructing it were really friendly and encouraging and helped me conquer my fear of abseiling and boost my confidence with climbing and also encouraged me for my first time on the king swing.  I would like to thank them so much as I really enjoyed my experience." Activity drop in day visitor.

School visits

Calvert Kielder takes mainstream and special schools throughout the year.  With over 40 activities pupils are supported and encouraged to take part in experiences which help to build confidence, self-worth and independence.


  • July 2012 Culture for Success Awards Category Winner: Small Business
  • March 2012 Tynedale Business Awards Tourism Award
  • September 2011 Disabled Motoring UK Sports Award
  • December 2010 Tynedale Business Awards Tourism Award
  • October 2009 North East England Tourism Awards
  • Silver Award for Access For All and Bronze Award for Best Tourism Experience
  • October 2008 North East England Tourism Awards
  • Gold Award for Best Tourism Experience and Silver Award for Access For All
  • October 2007 North East England Tourism Awards Gold Award for Best Family Experience