Getting Wild at Kielder!

Get the family together and discover your wild side at Kielder this May for a weekend of exploration in nature.

We’re getting ‘Wild at Kielder’ on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th May with a weekend full of wildlife themed activities. Join in with the wildlife activities happening all over Kielder Water and Forest Park. FREE activities such as Gruffalo Spotting, the Kielder Castle craft fair, bird and red squirrel watching across the Kielder hides, Osprey Watch and much more will keep the whole family entertained!

Scroll down and browse our programme over the weekend and take part in some very special wilderness activities – including; half and full day wild food foraging courses, dark sky and star exploration, wildlife cruises, fieldwork and ecology, wildlife survival workshops, wild flower arranging, family fun interactive strolls, alpaca walks, wildlife bike tours and everything in between!

Book tickets for the family NOW to set you off on your wild adventure and avoid disappointment, places on activities are limited to availability.

This is a chance to see the wilder side of Kielder; opening up a world of exploration and excitement that will keep little and large kids enthralled and involved in nature for the rest of their lives.

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Key

 - Family activity  - Walk  - Training
 - Child activity  - Talk Green Background - Free event

 

Night Sky Safari
An unforgettable night of observational astronomy under the starry skies of Kielder.

Location: Kielder Observatory

Sun 14th May: 20:30 - 23:30

Adult: £18
Concession: £16.50




SOLD OUT

Family Astronomy
An unforgettable night of observational astronomy for the whole family.

Location: Kielder Observatory

Sat 13th May: 17:00 - 18:30

Adult: £18
Concession: £16.50
Family (2 adults, 2 children): £50


A Universe Full of Stars
A thought provoking journey through our awe inspiring physical universe, delivered by expert tutors in a way accessible to all.

Location: Kielder Observatory

Sat 13th May: 23:55 - 02:55

Adult: £24.50
Concession: £20




SOLD OUT

Aurora Night
Explore how science has discovered the processes that create the Northern Lights.

Location: Kielder Observatory

Sat 13th May: 20:15 - 23:15




SOLD OUT

Wild Food Foraging
(Full Day)
An excellent introduction to the experience of discovering wild foods.

Location: Kielder Campsite

Sat 13th May: 10:30 - 16:30

Adult: £65
Child: £45


Wild Food Foraging
(Half Day)
An excellent introduction to the experience of discovering wild foods.

Location: Kielder Campsite

Sun 14th May: 10:30 - 13:30

Adult: £45
Child: £25


Wildlife and Osprey Motorboat Cruise
An Osprey and Wildlife motorboat cruise around Kielder Water.

Location: Matthew’s Linn Boathouse

Sat 13th & Sun 14th May:
10:00 - 11:00
13:00 - 14:00
14:30 - 15:30

Single: £15
Family (2 adults, 2 children): £45


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A Squirrel's Tale
Enjoy an interactive story following a day in the life of a red squirrel.

Location: Kielder Castle

Sat 13th May:
10:00 - 11:00
13:30 - 14:30

Price: £3


Bushcraft Fire Lighting
Join our experienced bushcraft teacher and learn how to light a fire without matches.

Location: Kielder Castle

Sat 13th May:
11:30 - 12:30
15:00 - 16:00

Price: £5


Wild Flower Arranging
Bring a touch of the wild into your home with Adam Prest’s floral arrangement workshops.

Location: Kielder Castle

Sun 14th May:
11:00 - 12:00
14:00 - 15:00

Price: £30


Gruffalo Spotters
Bring the Gruffalo and other characters to life with our brand new Gruffalo Spotters trail.

Location: Kielder Castle

Sat 13th & Sun 14th May: 
All day

Price: Free


Kielder Classic & Vintage Car Show
Display of motorbikes, tractors, cars, commercial vehicles and more.

Location: Kielder Castle

Sun 14th May: 10:30 - 16:00

Price: Free


Know Your Trees and Other Plants
A tree and plant identification walk across Kielder valley and finishing at Kielder Waterside.

Location: Kielder Castle

Sat 13th & Sun 14th May:
11:00 - 12:00

Adult: £4
Child: £2


Red Squirrel Science
Learn the science behind the red and grey squirrel issue. We may even see a squirrel!

Location: Kielder Castle

Sat 13th & Sun 14th May:
13:00 - 14:00

Adult: £4
Child: £2


Kielder Kayaking
Have a go at sit on top kayaking on the beautiful Kielder Water.

Location: Matthew’s Linn Boathouse

Sat 13th May:
10:00 - 15:00

Half hour session: £10


Craft Fair
Stalls with varied crafts including wildlife art, jewellery and hand-carved items from Malawi.

Location: Kielder Castle

Sun 14th May: 
11:00 - 16:00

Price: Free


Osprey Watch
Join Northumberland Wildlife Trust to observe the beautiful Kielder ospreys.

Location: Kielder Waterside

Sat 13th & Sun 14th May: 
10:30 - 16:30

Price: Free


Alpaca Walks
A leisurely alpaca walk along the 2.5 mile Duchess Trail. Approx 1 hour.

Location: Duchess Trail

Sat 13th & Sun 14th May:
11:00 - 12:00 
13:00 - 14:00 
15:00 - 16:00

Price: £25 per alpaca (max. 2 people per alpaca)


Birds of Prey:
Owl Experience

Meet the Kielder owls! This exciting wildlife experience will give you the opportunity to hold and feed our feathered friends.

Location: Kielder Water Birds of Prey Centre

Sat 13th May:
11:00 - 12:00 

Price: £10


Wildlife Mini Safari
A journey through Kielder Water and Forest Park in search of the amazing wildlife that lives there.

Location: Hawkhope Car Park

Sun 14th May:
09:30 - 11:30
13:00 - 15:00
16:00 - 18:00

Adult: £12
Child: £6


Surviving The Wild
Learn practical skills in building shelter, lighting fires, water acquisition and cooking techniques.

Location: Kielder Waterside

Sat 13th & Sun 14th May:
09:00 - 11:00
11:00 - 13:00 
13:00 - 15:00 
15:00 - 17:00

Adult: £20
Child: £10


Discover Bakethin
Nature Reserve
A journey through Kielder Water and Forest Park in search of the amazing wildlife that lives there.

Location: Bakethin Nature Reserve

Sat 13th & Sun 14th May:
10:00 - 16:00 


Kielder Segway Tour
Come and take a beautiful tour of Kielder waterside using one of our Segway’s.

Location: Kielder Waterside

Sun 14th May:
14:00 - 15:00

Price: £35


Welcome Point
Visit the Wild at Kielder Welcome Point to collect your sitemap and get information on any of the activities happening across the weekend.

Location: Tower Knowe

Sat 13th & Sun 14th May:
09:00 - 17:00

Price: Free