For the second week of the Christmas holidays we went to Kielder Waterside which was full of loads of small lodges. These looked like a kind of cottage. We stayed in loge 42 until we noticed it had a generator next to it so after a few days we moved to a different lodge which was called Aurora. All of the lodges had a Jacuzzi in the back yard. Our second lodge even had a view on the reservoir!
The activities at Kielder
- Going on long walks
- Doing bird watching in the back yard / the forest
Whilst we were in Kielder we did lots of fun activities. Some of them were looking for birds such as : Robins, Wrens, Tits and some gold finches. We even spotted some rabbits. On one day we went on a long walk near the river. In the middle of that walk there was a massive bridge called a viaduct. A long time ago this bridge had a railway line across it. Now the viaduct is used for tourists to make nice photos of the reservoir. After that we did a trail for children called the Super-worm trail which included loads of Julia Donaldson characters.
A few days later we went to Kielder Water Birds Of Prey Center. When there we saw two Perigan Falcons. A few minutes after that I saw a kind of eagle trying to bite of the chain his foot was attached to. Once he thought he had managed (he hadn’t) he started flapping his wings like if he was free but each time the chain pulled him back. Behind that cheeky bird was a HUGE bird and we learnt that she was 5 and called Millie.
Highlights of Kielder
- Doing bird watching in the back yard
- Seeing the eagle trying to bite of the chain