Secondary schools and colleges: Key Stage 4+

What’s at Brockhole?

Learning sessions

Impacts and management of tourism in the Lake District National Park

This talk covers:

  • The special qualities of the National Park and reasons for its popularity with visitors
  • Land ownership, management, the National Park Partnership
  • Tourism facts and figures
  • Case studies of the positive and negative impacts of tourism and their management.

Tailored to your exam board specification and supported by student hand-outs and teacher’s information pack. Session length 1.25 hours.

Session Price: £4.00 per student, minimum charge £50.

BTEC travel and tourism units

We offer talks tailored for:

  • UK visitor attractions
  • The UK as a destination
  • Tourism in rural areas
  • Responsible tourism

Supported by student hand-outs and teacher’s information pack. Session length 1.25hrs.

Session Price: £4.00 per student, minimum charge £50.

Information gathering and question and answer session

Spend time at Brockhole, or in the local area, gathering information for your coursework and then have a 30 minute Question and Answer session with the Learning Coordinator for those final vital facts and figures.

Price: free entry to the exhibition, question and answer session £30.

Overview of the National Park

Visit our free exhibition about the National Park, learn about its history, farming, changes over time, tourism and present day issues.

Price: free.

Mix and match

You can mix and match any of the above sessions with and adventure and challenge activity to make a full day visit. Please contact us for 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.

Coaches

Parking charges apply to cars, minibuses 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. While they wait, your coach driver may enjoy a free hot drink from our cafe.

No coaches are accepted between 23 July - 4 September and 15 - 30 October. Please do not attempt to drive onto the site with a coach during these dates as there will be nowhere to either park or turn.

Please contact Ruth Suddaby, our Learning Coordinator by email at ruth.suddaby@lakedistrict.gov.uk or call her on 015394 46601.

 

Testimonials

Sue Jones, Head of Business, Notre Dame Catholic Sixth Form College:
"The sessions were tailor-made to suit the needs of the Business course that the students were studying, this included sessions on recruitment and selection and marketing. All of the information and materials provided were very relevant to the course and provided students with the opportunity to achieve a greater understanding of the topics.

The external moderator for the course has commented on the depth and quality of the information gathered by the students.

In summary I have used the Visitor Centre at Brockhole for a number of years and have always found the staff to be extremely helpful and more than willing to assist the students and myself."