Challenging Disability Through Outdoor Adventure



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Get Kids Active @Kielder

Learning • Adventure • Experience • Confidence

School residential and day visits for children of all abilities in the stunning Kielder Water & Forest Park.

We want children to really love life, to delight in new experiences and to gain reward from being challenged. 

Our innovative programmes encourage children to learn more about themselves and gain confidence through challenging and adventurous activities.

Learning doesn’t just happen in the classroom. With over 30 years of providing excellent, tailor-made, outdoor multi-activity experiences, we have developed a unique knowledge base, enabling us to offer safe, enjoyable and educational activities to children of all abilities from specialist and mainstream schools.

Whether it’s a day activity or residential course, we aim to provide the best experience for everyone, and with our skilled and professional instructors, no matter which activity you try – it’s guaranteed to be safe, educational and plenty of fun – allowing for shared experiences and cohesion to be taken back to the classroom.

Challenge children to reach the top of our Climbing Wall, work as a team to conquer our 15 metre High Ropes Course or hit the target on our Archery range.

Our Guest Services Team will tailor a single day, overnight or multiple day programme to meet your specific requirements. These are typical itineraries:


Day Visits

9.30am             High Ropes/Laser Clays

12.30pm           Lunch

1.30pm             Archery/Indoor Climbing Wall

4.30pm             Depart


From £60 per person*


Residential Visits

Day 1

4.00pm             Welcome and Site Tour

5.00pm             Geocaching

6.00pm             Dinner

7.00pm             Indoor Games


Day 2

8.00am             Breakfast

9.00am             Low/High Ropes/Crate Stacking

12.30pm           Packed Lunch

1.30pm             Zip Wire/Bush Craft Skills/Archery

5.00pm             Shower and Change

6.00pm             Dinner

7.00pm             Quiz


Day 3

8.00am             Breakfast

9.00am             Sailing/Kayaking on Kielder Water

12.30pm           Packed Lunch


From £129 per person*


*Based on a minimum of 10 people 


Free Staff Places for Schools

Up to five free staff places for all new school groups who make a booking for 2017 against our current prices. 


Explore and Learn @Kielder

Situated in the breathtaking Kielder Water & Forest Park, home to the largest man-made lake in Europe, we offer the perfect base for children to explore and learn.

As one of the UK’s most beautiful areas, this location offers 27 glorious miles of shoreline, a magical environment full of wildlife and flora, fresh, clean air and magnificent expansive horizons – plenty to fuel the imagination!

Local facilities and activities in the surrounding area include the multi-user Lakeside Way, Kielder mountain bike trails, forest walks, and historical sites in Northumberland, Cumbria and the Scottish Borders.

The park is home to the award winning Kielder Observatory, where children can learn about the universe and experience the darkest skies in England.


We are fully flexible and adaptable when accommodating school groups.


Download our School Visits brochure or for enquiries please contact our Guest Services Team on 01434 250232.



"I don't think the children had any idea of how good it was going to be.  It certainly exceeded my expectations."

Monica McDonnell - Class Teacher at Kelbourne School


"Our pupils were encouraged to challenge themselves and try activities they would not have dreamt possible.  The sense of achievement from the group was palpable but beyond measure and will contribute to the self-esteem of the boys for a long time."

Dean Scott-Scarth - Abbot's Lea School


Safety and Staffing

We are registered with AALS (Adventure Activities Licensing Service), and all activities are instructor led by experienced and qualified staff who have undertaken specialist training in running safe activities for those with different abilities, and hold National Governing Body Qualifications including RYA (Royal Yachting Association).

Risk assessments and insurance information are available, and we welcome pre-stay visits to put your mind at rest and help with pre-visit planning.

All staff are fully DBS checked. We are also registered with the Care Quality Commission.


Accommodation and Facilities

Our fully accessible accommodation is on-site and includes; bed linen, towels, use of the hydrotherapy pool, sensory room and access to free WiFi. Menu options are available; our chef can cater for all dietary requirements.

The indoor games room is perfect for team games, with lots of space for our giant versions of Scrabble, Connect Four and Jenga.


We can build a programme to suit your needs, click here to see available activities.


For enquiries please contact our Guest Services Team on 01434 250232.


See also:

Student Visits

Hydrotherapy Pool


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