Fancy doing something different with the kids this October half term… then how about a trip to Kielder Water & Forest Park set within the breathtaking Northumberland countryside!
According to a piece in the Telegraph, it’s one of 22 UK attractions you must take your kids to before they turn 16 – so what are you waiting for!?
About Kielder Water & Forest Park:
Kielder Water & Forest Park brings you nature on a grander scale. The views are bigger, the night sky brighter, the sports wilder and the smiles wider. It’s home to the biggest man-made lake in Northern Europe and, at over 250 square miles, the largest working forest in England. The best way to explore Kielder is to start at one of the three visitor centres, Tower Knowe, Leaplish or Kielder Castle. So what are you waiting for?
Where to stay?
If you’re wanting to spend a couple of days in Northumberland so the kids can enjoy the great outdoors for longer, why not use our Rentals Finder to choose your perfect pad…
For example, here’s a lovely Northumberland holiday rental we found using FamilyBreakFinder’s new Rentals Finder search tool. The tool compares millions of rental properties across the world, bringing you the best from dozens of different sites, including Booking.com, TripAdvisor and HomeAway.
Located on the edge of the Nature Reserve and just an hour’s drive from Kielder Water & Forest Park, this cosy stone-built cottage gives you the flexibility to spend time exploring Kielder and all its natural beauty aswell as exploring further afield as you’re just 47 km from Newcastle upon Tyne and 39 km from Carlisle.
The cottage has one bedroom with two single beds and some bunks, so can comfortably sleep a family of four. There is a also an open-plan kitchen/lounge/diner and quaint front and back gardens with spectacular views.
- Located on the edge of the Nature Reserve
- Short drive to Kielder Water & Forest Park
- Family of four (1 bedrooms, sleeps 4)
- 4 nights
Value for money?
Since exploring the great outdoors costs zilch, this is the perfect October half term treat, with only your travel and accommodation costs to consider! We have plenty of other holiday rentals in and around Kielder Water & Forest Park for you to consider… perhaps you’d like something a little cheaper… or maybe something with a touch of luxury… whatever your requirements, check out our new Rentals Finder search tool to find your perfect base!
Need to buy train tickets?
Our top choice for UK train tickets is Virgin Trains – they search the whole rail network, not just Virgin routes. What’s more, they don’t add booking fees or charge you for using your credit card. Also worth a look is Trainline. They buy up seat allocations in bulk, meaning they can sometimes pass on better discounts than rivals.
Need to buy coach or bus tickets?
If you’re travelling by bus, these days National Express really makes an effort to be family friendly. With booster seats, wifi, air con and power sockets for tablets – as well as bargain prices when compared to train – they’re worth a look. With their £8 Family Coachcard kids go free.
Looking for other cheap attraction tickets?
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Need to hire a car?
If you’re looking for cheap car hire, our top pick is comparison site CarRentals. Rated 9/10 on Trustpilot, it is 100% focussed on car hire comparison. It checks over 50 car hire firms to bring you the best offers.