Our outdoor spaces are ideal for you to free your creativity as you chase the kids around nature’s garden, splash in muddy puddles or peek out the branches of your woodland den.
Join us this year at your our very first Derwent Fest, at Derwent Waterside Park for fun, laughter, live music, food, drink and children’s entertainment. Visit our Derwent page for more information.
Escape the world and cleanse your mind with an idyllic day out at one of our other reservoirs. With the options of top quality fishing, stunning lakeside walks, spotting of the nature and wildlife or if you just need some peace and quiet to breathe in the fresh air, these are the places to visit.
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Waterside Parks are reservoir locations owned by Northumbrian Water / Essex & Suffolk Water, that offer fun family days out in the great outdoors.
In a world where it is getting harder to make time, we are for those who want to get away but don’t want to go far. We fight against sitting back while life passes by. The outdoors boosts our health and well-being, helping us to survive and thrive. It is vital in the development of our children as it encourages exercise, play and discovery. We believe in the power of the outdoors.
Nature is conducive to contemplation and reflection – to being mindful, solving knotty problems, restoring inner balance and clearing your head. It encourages us to find the time and reconnect with our inner child.
We are here to give people a reason to stand up, leave the WIFI behind and get outdoors. Waterside Parks are filled with optimism, improving lives just by being surrounded by nature. We welcome everyone and care for our environments. The seasons are always changing, making no two visits the same, so there is always a reason to visit.
We are committed to protecting and enhancing the natural environment. We always consider the environment in our work and seek to protect and enhance our important sites and the wildlife that relies on them.
Our fisheries have earned an excellent reputation for top quality fishing for all; from beginners to experienced anglers, we offer set up support for newcomers and professional advice for seasoned specialists.
From Northumberland to North Yorkshire and also down to Chelmsford, Essex, Waterside Parks make you feel like you have been able to get away, but not travel too far.