Everybody went wild at Kielder

Tuesday 15th May 2018

Arts and crafts at Kielder, photo Neil Denham

Partners at Kielder Water & Forest Park are delighted with the success of its second Wild at Kielder Festival, which took place over the recent Bank Holiday weekend

The festival was aimed at encouraging everybody to experience at first hand the wonders of the area and, in total, over 1500 people took part in 40 wildlife related activities and events across Kielder.

Hilary Norton, Living Wild at Kielder Project Coordinator said: “Kielder is a wonderful part of the world, so it goes without saying I’m delighted that so many people came to the festival to experience the fantastic wildlife that the area has to offer. Many of the bookable events were full. The Gruffalo was hugely popular again, and it was great to see many visitors were enjoying not only the glorious weather but enthralled in Osprey Watch, or with the Birds of Prey flying demonstrations and making a den! ”

The Wild at Kielder Festival is part of the Living Wild at Kielder project, which has been made possible by National Lottery players and a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).

The Project is delivered by Kielder Water & Forest Park Development Trust, Northumberland Wildlife Trust, Northumbrian Water, Forestry Commission and the Environment Agency, with support from Newcastle University and Northumberland National Park Authority.