School visits

Kielder Water & Forest Park is an ideal location for children to learn more about forests, the wildlife within them and to enjoy themselves in a truly natural and safe environment. A classroom is available to accommodate visiting groups at Kielder Castle. For further details and information regarding booking, call Kielder Castle on 01434 250209, or visit the Forestry Commission website.......

The Kielder Salmon Centre can accommodate visits from schools,universities and other interested groups or organisations by prior arrangement including a tour of the operational hatchery -group organisers should contact Richard Bond either by email

or phone 01434 250 269 for further details. Tours of the facility usually last for approximately 1-1.5 hours.

Northumberland Wildlife Trust offers pond dipping, mini beast hunting, nature walks, bird watching and red squirrel walks & talks to school groups. To request a booking form contact Jason Gaskell on 0191 284 6884 or

Northumbrian Water can arrange site visits (including a ferry trip where available) for pupils in Year 5 and upwards. Six weeks advance notice is required. Please contact 0191 301 6976 or visit the NWL website.

Finally, Calvert Trust Kielder takes mainstream schools during January to March and also from October to December. Schools bringing children with disabilities can visit throughout the year.

Activities include: Sailing, canoeing, kayaking, climbing, (indoor and out) zip wire, abseiling, King swing, orienteering, nightwalks to name but a few, and encourage confidence, team building, self worth and independence.

BBC Bitesize: Watch this great video of scouts giving their water saving tips to two "aliens", who visited on behald of BBC Bitesize.

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