We believe in a world where boredom doesn’t exist and offer you the open spaces to open up your imagination.
Our Waterside Parks provide countless fun, whether out for a pleasant walk, taking a family bike ride, learning a new skill, flying your first kite or enjoying the parks and activities on offer. We invite everyone to enjoy the clear fresh air, the swooping birds, the warmth of the trees, the hopping rabbits and every other natural view and feeling you get from being in the outdoors. Our lives used to be spent leaving the house after a sturdy breakfast and not coming home until our parents were standing on the door waiting. The outdoors brings memories, happiness, freedom and peace and we want to give all of that to you again.
Please can we remind all visitors that entering the water for unauthorised swimming, water sports / inflatables fun or just for a quick cool down is not allowed. We like to keep all our visitors safe and to do this we must request that you stay out of the water and it’s hidden dangers at all times.
Plan Your Trip Things to do at Our Parks
Our play parks at Derwent, Fontburn and Kielder Waterside are where fun awaits, with every whizz and plunge down the slide or clamber up the cargo nets. Endless fun and utter joy!
Our cafes each offer something different from delicious hot meals to take away sandwiches. You will also find high quality hot and cold beverages, sweet treats and ice creams for you to indulge.
Your own exclusive tipis, stunning backdrops for wedding photos, the great outdoors to say your vows in. Kielder Waterside Tipi Weddings is the perfect place to say ‘I do’. Photo credit Phil Wilkinson
Heritage house holiday
Whittle Dene Reservoir House is the perfect escape for you and your family in one of the most beautiful and unique houses in the North East. Also is perfect for a first class coarse fishing holiday.
Take a walk with a difference! Our stunning water views make us the perfect places to enjoy a relaxing stroll or off-track hike, that you will want to do again and again.
Find the perfect gift for that someone special or that new ornament that everyone will wish they had. Gifts, homeware, glassware, toys and lots more worth perusing.
With a great selection of reservoirs, types of fishing, equipment and clothing for sale, plus knowledgeable Rangers who are happy to help, we have everything you need for some great fishing.
We have something for all abilities across our parks from easy family fun routes to exhilarating mountain bike trails for the more experienced. A great way to keep fit and relish the outdoors.
Sailing, kayaking, open water swimming and paddle boarding are just a number of water sports available at sailing clubs on our reservoirs and are fun ways to exercise.
With so many open fields, acres of water and miles of the forest you are certain to spot a furry friend, scurrying creeper or soaring bird when exploring one of our parks.
Go Active Activities
Available at Kielder Waterside, these activities are fun and exciting sporting activities such as archery, Segways, pilates and much more. Brilliant for all the family to enjoy together.
A beautiful spectacle of stars and lights that you can stare at for hours! Nearly all of our parks and reservoirs are Dark Sky Discovery Sites, meaning they are the best places for stargazing.
When was the last time you all sat around the table as a family? Let us bring you back together with stunning picnic locations in the great outdoors for you to enjoy each others company again.
Our luxury lodge breaks at Kielder Waterside offer something for everyone, from dog-friendly breaks, to romantic getaways or fun family holidays.
Cafe on the Water & Gift ShopAt Hanningfield Waterside Park
With stunning water views, delicious meals and scrumptious treats, Cafe on the Water is a place for everyone. Visit the gift shop and take a look at our gorgeous selection of homeware, glassware and toys.