Challenging Disability Through Outdoor Adventure

Kielder welcomes our first 2013 centre guests for a Downs Syndrome Taster Weekend

Canoing on Kielder Water


Zip WireOn Friday 8 February we welcomed the first 2013 centre guests to Kielder; a group of children and adults with Downs Syndrome spent the weekend taking part in a range of activities along with their family, friends and carers.





Archery17 guests attended the first of our new Downs Syndrome Taster weekends.  Activities included Laser Clays, Canoeing, Archery and Zip Wire.

On the Friday evening guests enjoyed a quiz and few drinks in the bar after a delicious evening meal prepared by our Catering Team.  Saturday morning everyone was up bright and early for breakfast and spent their morning on Kielder Water or at the Archery range.  The afternoon followed with more activities plus a special visit from Ray from Kielder Birds of Prey Centre with Willow the Owl, Rose the Kestrel and baby Mel the Eagle.

After dinner there was time for guests to wind down with a soak in the hydrotherapy pool and relaxation in the sensory room, followed by some singing on the karaoke.

Willow the OwlAfter more activities and lunch on the Sunday morning it was time to go home.  Everyone had an amazing time, made new friendships during the weekend and are looking forward to their next visit to Kielder.

Guest comments:

“The visit to CTK has brought me out of my shell.”

“Lovely place with amazing food, met lovely people and the activities were really fun.”

“The staff went above and beyond in making our stay the best.”


The next Downs Syndrome Taster weekend will take place on 8 – 10 March 2013 for £99 per person.  Please contact a member of our Business Development Team for details on 01434 250232.


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