Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, Kielder Water & Forest Park is now closed to the visiting public.
The health and welfare of the public is extremely important to us here at Kielder Water & Forest Park and the steps being taken by our partners are designed to help slow the spread of the Coronavirus disease, in line with government advice.
Forestry England has just announced ALL their recreation facilities across England will close at 23.59 on 22 March. This includes all Kielder Forest facilities including public toilets at Kielder Castle and Dukes Pantry.
Overlooking Kielder Village, the castle was the former hunting lodge for the Duke of Northumberland. Now it is home to both Kielder Forest and Birds of Kielder exhibitions as well as local collections of artwork at the Duchess art gallery. The Kielder Castle Cafe restaurant serves light snacks and hearty warming meals and is stocked with local maps to keep you on the right trail. Children can enjoy hours of fun at the adventure playground and Minotaur Maze and the start of the scenic Forest Drive in also nearby. The Castle is also the hub for mountain bike enthusiasts and is home to an exciting mountain bikes skills area, trials area and the start point for the single track mountain bike trails. Walkers and cyclists can find a series of trails starting here and as well as the opportunity to join the Lakeside Way. Facilities include parking, WC and nearby bike hire at The Kielder Cycle Centre.
Please see below for the opening times which includes Kielder Castle Cafe:-
Please note Duke's Pantry Café and Castle exhibition will be:
Closed 24th to 26th December
Open 27th to 30th December
Closed 31st December to 1st January
Open 2nd to 6th January
Closed 7th January to 7th February
Duke's Pantry Café winter opening hours may vary, please keep an eye on their website for updates
Mon-Sun - the Main car park is open from 8.00-dusk and the Visitor centre and cafe is open from 11.00-16.00.
|Kielder Castle Visitor Centre is a venue for...|
|Forest wildlife safari, Kielder (Wildlife events)|
|Red Squirrel Safari, Kielder (Wildlife events)|
|Essential Bushcraft Skills, Kielder (Outdoor Event)|
|Family bushcrafts, Kielder (Family event)|
|Dark Skies Star Gazing, Kielder (Star gazing events)|
|Wilderness Survival Challenge 8 to 13s, Kielder (Outdoor Event)|
|A Night Safari at Kielder Castle, Kielder (Wildlife events)|
|Edible wild mushrooms, Kielder (Wildlife events)|
|Kielder Castle Cafe, Kielder (Cafes, Tearooms & Coffee Shops)|
|Kielder 4x4 Safari, Kielder (Outdoor Event)|
|Type||Entry for||Guide price|
|Last admission to exhibition is half an hour before closing. Admission to exhibition is free, access through the cafe.|
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