Secondary schools: Key Stage 3

What’s at Brockhole?

Learning sessions

An introduction to the National Park

This talk covers:

  • The special qualities of the National Park and reasons for its popularity with visitors
  • Land ownership and management
  • Tourism facts and figures
  • Positive and negative impacts of tourism.

Tailored to your curriculum requirements and supported by student hand-outs and teacher’s information pack.

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 projects and then have a 30 minute question and answer session with the Learning Coordinator.

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

The geography jigsaw

Brockhole is a microcosm of the National Park. This structured exploration of the grounds, attractions and visitor information provision gives students an insight into the impacts and management of tourism. Session length: 1.5 hours.

Session Price: £50

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. Supported by a short quiz (Lower KS3).

Price: free

Mix and match

You can mix and match any of the above sessions with an 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.


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 or call her on 015394 46601.