Mountains and exploration

Brockhole Explorers

This is an action packed day-visit, combining learning and fun! 

There are 3 sessions:

  • Brave the Cave….Discover more about cave explorers and dwellers past and present in our new indoor caving experience.
  • Master the Mountain….. and summit safely! What does it take to explore a mountain environment safely? What skills and equipment do you need?
  • Nail the Trail…put your exploring skills to the test and try your hand at the Brockhole Explorers Trail round our extensive grounds and gardens.

Session length: 10:00 – 14:00

Price: £12 per child plus VAT (a minimum charge applies)

Exploring mountain environments

Delivered in partnership with the Field Studies Council and Mere Mountains.

Make the most of being amongst the mountains by booking a tutored outdoor session that compliments your topic. You can mix and match.

  • Survival skills
  • Shelter building
  • Maps and orienteering
  • Mini-raft building and testing
  • Bushcraft skills

Price: As this depends on the activity and group size, please get in touch to find out.

Geography detectives

Become a geography detective and discover why so many visitors come to the Lake District and Brockhole. Find out how we manage them, deal with the issues and look after the area.

Session length: 1.5 hours

Session Price: £65

Team challenges and problem solving

We work with a number of providers who offer challenge and problem solving sessions for primary schools in our fantastic grounds. Please get in touch to discuss your requirements and create a session that it tailored to you children’s needs.

Watersports and bike hire

During the summer, you can hire sit-on kayaks, Canadian canoes and rowing boast at Brockhole, as well as bikes. Please contact us for further details.

Book your place

At Brockhole, we pride ourselves on combining fun and learning and making it accessible to all.  To do this, we open our grounds and house free of charge.  To continue to improve this unique learning provision, and to maintain the adventure playpark, we ask for a contribution of £1 for each visiting child.


Parking charges apply to cars and coaches.  All income goes towards supporting the work of the Lake District National Park and helps to maintain our stunning landscape for all to enjoy.  Coach parking is £8 per day.  While they wait, your coach driver may enjoy a free hot drink from our cafe.

Please contact Ruth Suddaby, our Learning Coordinator by email at or call her on 015394 46601.