STAFF at Kielder Waterside have won a prestigious prize at a national awards ceremony.

Landal Kielder Waterside, based in Kielder Water and Forest Park, scooped the award at the national 2019 Go Active conference and awards dinner that was held in Scotland on Thursday, January 10.

The team was crowned Best Go Active team in the UK in recognition of its hard work throughout 2018.

Landal Kielder Waterside caters for holiday tourists and day visitors, and working with Landal UK, the Waterside offers three, four or seven night stays alongside its Go Active programme where visitors can try out a range of activities from archery to crazy carts.

David Hall, head of commercial strategy and transformation at Northumbrian Water, said: “The Go Active award is testament to the hard work and commitment that the team at Landal Kielder Waterside put in every day and I want to congratulate them on such a fantastic achievement.

“The awards are given following a rigorous two-day assessment that looks at everything that the team do – from health and safety, instructor assessments, to guest feedback and trip reviews.

“It’s clear from the feedback from our guests and these award wins that they are doing an amazing job.”

As part of its ownership by Northumbrian Water, Landal Kielder Waterside is part of the Kielder Water & Forest Park Development Trust and works with the local area to support and encourage growth in the industry.

David added: “I’m so proud of the team and the award is a real reflection of the work we are doing to make Kielder the best holiday destination in Britain.”

Kielder Waterside has also won a number of North East Tourism Awards.

They include holiday park/accommodation of the year for 2015 and 2016, and multiple awards from Visit England.