Kielder Water & Forest Park | Kielder | Northumberland | NE48 1HX
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Open daily from 10am - 4pm, April to September.
This is the largest conservation hatchery in England and Wales, where the Environment Agency grows fish to stock rivers and lakes in the north of England. Up to 900,000 salmon are successfully bred here each year.
Come here to:
- Drop into the hatchery's new visitor centre (free entry).
- Discover the fascinating life cycle of the salmon, one of the Kielder Super Six - see the wildlife page for details on the Super Six.
- See how the fresh water pearl mussel breeding beds help save one of the UK's most endangered species.
- Groups of four or more people can experience a behind the scenes tour and meet the people who carry out the vital conservation work (booking required).
- Enjoy a school visit.