Spring event programme

07 January 2013

Kielder event listings covering February to April 2013.

If you require any accompanying images please let us know. Info for all Kielder events can be found at www.visitkielder.com/events.   
 
Every Saturday and Sunday
SURVIVAL TRAINING UK COURSES
All courses are hands on - choose between an 8 hour or a 24 hour session.
Cost: £85 for 8hour, £160 for 24 hour
Call: 07712 172 768 or email james@survivaltraininguk.co.uk (booking essential)

February 2013

Every Wednesday in February
PUBLIC OBSERVING NIGHT AT KIELDER OBSERVATORY
Learn about Kielder’s incredible dark skies. Experts on hand to guide you around the sky and to help you use instrumentation or bring your own telescopes. Age 10+.
Time: 8pm – 11pm
Cost: Adults £10, concessions £8, family £27
Book via www.kielderobservatory.org.

Fridays 1 and 15 and Saturdays 2 and 16 February
FAMILY ASTRONOMY AT KIELDER OBSERVATORY
Learn about Northumberland′s dark skies, the constellations and beyond. Use our telescopes to explore the universe. Ages 5+.
Time: 5pm – 6:30pm
Cost: Adults £10, concessions £8, family £27
Book via www.kielderobservatory.org.

Friday 1 and Saturday 2 February
SIMPLY STARGAZING AT KIELDER OBSERVATORY
Use telescopes, binoculars and the naked eye to understand the constellations, learn how to spot planets and gaze at the twinkling dark starry skies of Kielder. Age 10+.
Time: 8pm – 11pm
Cost: Adults £10, concessions £8, family £27
Book via www.kielderobservatory.org.

Fridays 8 and 22 and Saturdays 9 and 23 February
FAMILY AURORA NIGHT AT KIELDER OBSERVATORY
Family-friendly session on Northern Lights followed by tour of the Observatory, stargazing and use of our powerful telescopes. Age 5+.
Time: 5pm – 6:30pm
Cost: Adults £10, concessions £8, family £27
Book via www.kielderobservatory.org.

Fridays 8 and 22 and Saturdays 9 and 23 February
AURORA NIGHT AT KIELDER OBSERVATORY
Northern Lights! What are they, how do we see them? Learn the scientific explanations for the aurora, tour the Observatory and use the telescopes. Age 10+.
Time: 8pm – 11pm
Cost: Adults £10, concessions £8, family £27
Book via www.kielderobservatory.org.

Friday 15 and Saturday 16 February
HUBBLE SPACE TELESCOPE AT KIELDER OBSERVATORY
Enjoy a talk about the Hubble Space Telescope and see some amazing images it has taken. Age 10+.
Time: 8pm – 11pm
Cost: Adults £10, concessions £8, family £27
Book via www.kielderobservatory.org.

Saturday 16 February
4X4 Safari
A family orientated events – follow guides trail blazing in the heart of the Park.
Time: 10am – 4pm
Call: 0845 588 9965 or go to www.gton.co.uk (booking essential)
Cost: £55 per vehicle

Sundays 17 and 24 February
SHARP SHOOTERS DAY AT CALVERT TRUST KIELDER
Test your aiming skill on our laser clay shooting and archery ranges. Age 5+.
Time: drop in between 10am and 3pm
Cost: £10 per activity, per person (includes either 30 clays or 15 arrows)
Call: 01434 250 232 (booking not required)

Monday 18 February
WATER DAY AT CALVERT TRUST KIELDER
Try your hand at canoeing or kayaking on the beautiful Kielder Water. Age 5+.
Time: drop in between 10am and 3pm
Cost: £10 per person for half hour session
Call: 01434 250 232 (booking not required)

Tuesday 19 February
NEST BOX BUILDING (PART OF NATIONAL NEST BOX WEEK)
Meet at Leaplish Waterside Park and make your own nest box to house next years’ chicks. Outdoor event so weather permitting.
Time: 10am – 11am or 11am – 12pm
Cost: £5 per nest box to take away
Call: 01434 251 000 (booking essential)

Wednesday 20 February
HIGH ROPES DAY AT CALVERT TRUST KIELDER
Tackle the hanging cargo net, sprint along the swinging logs and cross the balancing beams. Be brave; take the leap of faith. Age 5+.
Time: drop in between 10am and 3pm
Cost: £10 per person per circuit
Call: 01434 250 232 (booking not required)

Friday 22 February
SWING AND CLIMB DAY AT CALVERT TRUST KIELDER
Fly through the air on the brilliant King-Swing or conquer our mighty indoor climbing wall (indoor wall also comes with a session on the Velcro Olympics). Age 5+.
Time: 10am – 12:30pm King-Swing, 1pm - 3pm indoor climbing wall
Cost: £10 per person per activity
Call: 01434 250 232 (booking not required)

Saturday 23 February
THE WINTER WARMER (PART OF THE BIKE PLACE MARATHON SERIES)
Mountain biking event covering a total distance of around 55kms using forest roads, old "green" roads and sections of man made trail. Hot food in the Anglers Arms included in the entry fee. Age 18+.
Time: 10am (registration 8:30am)
Cost: £26 online (£30 entry on the day)
Call: 01434 220 210 for enquiries or enter online at www.kieldertrailreavers.co.uk under the Marathon Series tab.

March 2013

Every Wednesday in March
PUBLIC OBSERVING NIGHT AT KIELDER OBSERVATORY
Learn about Kielder’s incredible dark skies. Experts on hand to guide you around the sky and to help you use instrumentation or bring your own telescopes. Age 10+.
Time: 8pm – 11pm
Cost: Adults £10, concessions £8, family £27
Book via www.kielderobservatory.org.

Fridays 1, 15 and 22 and Saturdays 2, 16 and 23 March
FAMILY ASTRONOMY AT KIELDER OBSERVATORY
Learn about Northumberland′s dark skies, the constellations and beyond. Use our telescopes to explore the universe. Ages 5+.
Time: 5pm – 6:30pm
Cost: Adults £10, concessions £8, family £27
Book via www.kielderobservatory.org.

Fridays 1 and 22 and Saturdays 2, 16 and 23 March
AURORA NIGHT AT KIELDER OBSERVATORY
Northern Lights! What are they, how do we see them? Learn the scientific explanations for the aurora, tour the Observatory and use the telescopes. Age 10+.
Time: 8pm – 11pm
Cost: Adults £10, concessions £8, family £27
Book via www.kielderobservatory.org.

Friday 8 and Saturday 9 March
FAMILY OBSERVING NIGHT AT KIELDER OBSERVATORY
Learn about Kielder’s incredible dark skies. Experts on hand to guide you around the sky and to help you use instrumentation or bring your own telescopes. Age 5+.
Time: 5pm – 6:30pm
Cost: Adults £10, concessions £8, family £27
Book via www.kielderobservatory.org.

Friday 8 and Saturday 9 March
NEW MOON OBSERVING AT KIELDER OBSERVATORY
Learn about the incredible dark skies with experts on hand to guide you around the sky and to help you use instrumentation. Age 10+.
Time: 8pm – 11pm
Cost: Adults £10, concessions £8, family £27
Book via www.kielderobservatory.org.

Friday 15 March
THE UNIVERSE AT KIELDER OBSERVATORY
From the Big Bang to the cold, dark, empty end of everything! Includes a tour of the facility and use of the powerful telescopes. Age 10+.
Time: 8pm – 11pm
Cost: Adults £10, concessions £8, family £27
Book via www.kielderobservatory.org.

Sunday 24 March
INSERTION (ART AND ARCHITECTURE WORKSHOP) AT KIELDER CASTLE
Part of the Testing Ground series of art workshops - a design and make workshop allowing participants to explore the possibilities of 3D scanning and printing technology in the inspiring Park environment. Age 16+.
Time: 10am – 6pm
Cost: £10 per person
Call: 01434 652 220 (booking essential – ten places available)

Friday 29 March
SWING AND CLIMB DAY AT CALVERT TRUST KIELDER
Fly through the air on the brilliant King-Swing or conquer our mighty indoor climbing wall (indoor wall also comes with a session on the Velcro Olympics). Age 5+.
Time: 10am – 12:30pm King-Swing, 1pm - 4pm indoor climbing wall
Cost: £10 per person per activity
Call: 01434 250 232 (booking not required)

Sunday 31 March
SHARP SHOOTERS DAY AT CALVERT TRUST KIELDER
Test your aiming skill on our laser clay shooting and archery ranges. Age 5+.
Time: drop in between 10am and 4pm
Cost: £10 per activity, per person (includes either 30 clays or 15 arrows)
Call: 01434 250 232 (booking not required)

April 2013

Mondays 1 and 8 April
WATER DAY AT CALVERT TRUST KIELDER
Try your hand at canoeing or kayaking on the beautiful Kielder Water. Age 5+.
Time: drop in between 10am and 4pm
Cost: £10 per person for half hour session
Call: 01434 250 232 (booking not required)

Wednesdays 3 and 10 April
HIGH ROPES DAY AT CALVERT TRUST KIELDER
Tackle the hanging cargo net, sprint along the swinging logs and cross the balancing beams. Be brave; take the leap of faith. Age 5+.
Time: drop in between 10am and 4pm
Cost: £10 per person per circuit
Call: 01434 250 232 (booking not required)

Wednesdays 3 and 24 and Thursdays 11 and 18 April
PUBLIC OBSERVING NIGHT AT KIELDER OBSERVATORY
Learn about Kielder’s incredible dark skies. Experts on hand to guide you around the sky and to help you use instrumentation or bring your own telescopes. Age 10+.
Time: 8pm – 11pm
Cost: Adults £10, concessions £8, family £27
Book via www.kielderobservatory.org.

Fridays 5 and 12 April
SWING AND CLIMB DAY AT CALVERT TRUST KIELDER
Fly through the air on the brilliant King-Swing or conquer our mighty indoor climbing wall (indoor wall also comes with a session on the Velcro Olympics). Age 5+.
Time: 10am – 12:30pm King-Swing, 1pm - 4pm indoor climbing wall
Cost: £10 per person per activity
Call: 01434 250 232 (booking not required)

Fridays 5 and 26 and Saturday 20 April
FAMILY UNIVERSE AT KIELDER OBSERVATORY
Family-friendly session on the universe followed by tour of the Observatory, stargazing and use of our powerful telescopes. Age 5+.
Time: 5pm – 6:30pm
Cost: Adults £10, concessions £8, family £27
Book via www.kielderobservatory.org.

Fridays 5 and 26 and Saturday 20 April
THE UNIVERSE AT KIELDER OBSERVATORY
From the Big Bang to the cold, dark, empty end of everything! Includes a tour of the facility and use of the powerful telescopes. Age 10+.
Time: 8pm – 11pm
Cost: Adults £10, concessions £8, family £27
Book via www.kielderobservatory.org.

Saturdays 6 and 27 and Friday 19 April
FAMILY AURORA NIGHT AT KIELDER OBSERVATORY
Family-friendly session on Northern Lights followed by tour of the Observatory, stargazing and use of our powerful telescopes. Age 5+.
Time: 5pm – 6:30pm
Cost: Adults £10, concessions £8, family £27
Book via www.kielderobservatory.org.

Saturdays 6 and 27 and Friday 19 April
AURORA NIGHT AT KIELDER OBSERVATORY
Northern Lights! What are they, how do we see them? Learn the scientific explanations for the aurora, tour the Observatory and use the telescopes. Age 10+.
Time: 8pm – 11pm
Cost: Adults £10, concessions £8, family £27
Book via www.kielderobservatory.org.

Sundays 7 and 14 April
SHARP SHOOTERS DAY AT CALVERT TRUST KIELDER
Test your aiming skill on our laser clay shooting and archery ranges. Age 5+.
Time: drop in between 10am and 4pm
Cost: £10 per activity, per person (includes either 30 clays or 15 arrows)
Call: 01434 250 232 (booking not required)

Friday 12 and Saturday 13 April
FAMILY ASTRONOMY AT KIELDER OBSERVATORY
Learn about Northumberland′s dark skies, the constellations and beyond. Use our telescopes to explore the universe. Ages 5+.
Time: 5pm – 6:30pm
Cost: Adults £10, concessions £8, family £27
Book via www.kielderobservatory.org.

Friday 12 and Saturday 13 April
HUBBLE SPACE TELESCOPE AT KIELDER OBSERVATORY
Enjoy a talk about the Hubble Space Telescope and see some amazing images it has taken. Age 10+.
Time: 8pm – 11pm
Cost: Adults £10, concessions £8, family £27
Book via www.kielderobservatory.org.

Sunday 21 April
1ST HEAT WATERAID PAIRS FISHING COMPETITION
Fly fishing pairs event with the final to be held on Sunday 14 July 2013.
Booking essential on 01434 251 000.

Sunday 21 and Monday 22 April
SHOOTING STARS AT KIELDER OBSERVATORY
View the Lyrid meteor shower, watch a show, tour the facility, use our telescopes and count shooting stars. Age 10+.
Time: 8pm – 11pm
Cost: Adults £10, concessions £8, family £27
Book via www.kielderobservatory.org.

For more information contact Philippa Clark, communications advisor (Kielder Water & Forest Park), on 0191 301 5538, 07970 897 756 or philippa.clark@nwl.co.uk 

Kielder Water & Forest Park Development Trust is a registered charity working to develop the Park as an inspirational place. It aims to improve economic, social and environmental sustainability, provide public recreation and leisure facilities, facilitate education in all aspects of the natural environment and advance art and architecture in the Park. The Trust works with the range of communities to benefit from these activities.

Members, who have appointed directors/trustees to serve on the board, are Northumbrian Water, Forestry Commission, Calvert Trust Kielder and Northumberland County Council. Affiliate organisations that are not members but have a close working relationship with KWFPDT include Arts Council England, Northumberland Wildlife Trust, Environment Agency, The Scout Association and local decision making bodies such as the parish councils

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