Spectacular wonderland

Mrs Christmas at Kielder Winter Wonderland
Mrs Christmas at Kielder Winter Wonderland

One of the most popular events at Kielder is celebrating its 10th anniversary and people are being urged to ‘act fast’ to secure tickets.

Kielder Winter Wonderland has been a sell-out for the last ten years and with tickets going on sale this week, the advice is to ‘book now so you don’t miss out.’

Kielder’s spectacular magical forest is set to be transformed into an enchanted Winter Wonderland, full of festive surprises and attractions for the whole family.

Throughout the day-long celebration, visitors will join Santa’s elves in their magic workshop to help them prepare for the big day by becoming toy makers. Mrs Christmas and her friends will take visitors on a glittering journey through the enchanted forest and there is also a Christmas theatre show.

Kevin Hudson, customer experience manager at Northumbrian Water, which organises the event with Dodgy Clutch Theatre Company, said: “The day isn’t complete without a visit to Santa’s Secret hideaway, deep in the woods with elves to guide you and festive friends to entertain along the way.

“This year is extra special because it’s our 10th anniversary and we will be lighting up England’s darkest skies with beautiful twinkly lights on one of the tallest growing Christmas trees in the forest.”

There will be gifts for the whole family to take home, skating and snow tubing and the chance to visit Snowy Owl and friends at the Birds of Prey Centre.

Kielder Winter Wonderland is open every weekend from Saturday, November 16 until Sunday, December 22.

November dates cost £32 per person and December dates cost £35 per person.

For children under the age of one the cost is £5. A booking fee also applies. Book tickets at www.kielderwinterwonder land.com or on 0845 155 1553.