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Activities For Kids

When we say activities for kids, we’re using the term loosely as many of these activities will appeal to kids from 2 to 92! Take Kielder Water & Forest Park for example, whilst there’s loads to occupy the kids, adults will also enjoy the many activities on offer.

As these activities are not centred around specific areas, so we have included the location & approximate mileage from Newcastleton.

 

Here’s a few ideas to help you plan your day:

 

  • Kielder Water Bird Of Prey Centre: (Falstone – 11 miles) here you can see & handle birds of prey such as Falcons, Eagles, Hawks & Kites as well as learning more about their habitat

 

  • Falconry Days: (Hexham – 21 miles) offering a range of experiences from falconry days to owl encounters, with many birds from around the world

 

  • Mabie Farm Park: (Dumfries – 34 miles) farm park for children with opportunities to pet the animals, outdoor activities & indoor play barns

As these activities are not centred around specific areas, so we have included the location & approximate mileage from Newcastleton.

 

Here’s a few ideas to help you plan your day:

 

  • Kielder Castle Visitor Centre: (Kielder – 10 miles) located in the Kielder Water & Forest Park, outdoor pursuits include mountain biking & forest activities

 

  • Leaplish Visitor Park: (Kielder – 11 miles) also located in the Kielder Water & Forest Park where activities such as archery, fishing & snorkelling  are on offer

 

  • Kielder Art & Architecture: (Kielder – 11 miles) still within Kielder Water & Forest Park discover sculpture & architecture along 1 of the 3 trails, oh & try not to get lost in the maze!

As these activities are not centred around specific areas, so we have included the location & approximate mileage from Newcastleton.

 

Here’s a few ideas to help you plan your day:

 

  • Teviot Leisure Centre: (Hawick Borders – 17 miles) with toddler & main pool sections this is ideal for the whole family, there’s also a soft play centre for the younger ones

 

  • Lockerbie Ice Rink: (Lockerbie – 22 miles) have some family fun on ice where you can enjoy skating or try your hand at curling

 

  • Dalton Pottery Art Cafe: (Dalton – 25 miles) kids of all ages can create works of ‘pottery’ art here, all ready to take home by the time you’ve enjoyed a leisurely cuppa in the cafe

As these activities are not centred around specific areas, so we have included the location & approximate mileage from Newcastleton.

 

Here’s a few ideas to help you plan your day:

 

  • Rock UK: (Whitaugh Park, Newcastleton – 1.5 miles) there’s loads of activities for kids to choose from here, abseiling, archery, high ropes, orienteering & zip wires to name but a few, why not book a family visit?

 

  • 7Stanes: (Newcastleton Forest – 1.5 miles) probably best suited to the older children, there are 2 mountain bike trails through the forest to challenge the adventurous bikers of the family (bikes can be rented locally)

 

  •  Go Ape Peebles: (Peebles -35 miles) a great family day out in beautiful surroundings, experience the Tree Top Adventure with zip wires & rope bridges, enjoy!

Link to many more ideas for days out with children:

Active Kids near Newcastleton