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May half term at Brockhole

Date: 29 May - 6 Jun 2021
Price: Activity prices vary

Join us this May half term for family fun in the great outdoors. With restrictions on outdoor group sizes being eased on the 17th May and indoor dining reopening too, Brockhole on Windermere is the perfect place to enjoy time with the entire family, or all of your friends, this May half term.

What's on this May half term at Brockhole?

The Giant Minibeast Hunt  (£3 per trail sheet)

We're excited to open The Giant Minibeast Hunt on 29th May. Inspired by the success of our family fun Golden Easter Bunny Hunt, Brockhole on Windermere will be home to twelve giant minibeasts made completely out of willow by Willow Pool designs. Pick up your fun activity trail sheets, and learn about real minibeasts as you hunt for them on this exciting trail around our grounds.

We're proud to be supporting St John's Hospice with The Giant Minibeast Hunt. Find out more.  



Brilliant Bug Hotel sessions (£8 per child) 

Ages 6-12 years

Join us to design, build and decorate a colourful, beautiful home for the precious insects in your garden. Get the whole family involved as our learning team help you to build this bug paradise to take home. 

In this 1 hour 30 minute session, you will transform a lovely ready-made wooden structure into the perfect home for insects, learn about the fascinating world of these brilliant bugs and their habitats with our Learning team, visit Brockhole’s own giant bug hotel, and collect natural materials in the grounds to use to build your perfect bug habitat!

Children must be accompanied by an adult. Adults do not need to book a place. To maintain social distancing the maximum group size/bubble will be 6 people per table. It would therefore be helpful if the number of accompanying adults could be kept to a minimum.

Adults, please bring your face mask, as you may be asked to wear it during parts of the session.

Book online now.



Willow Weaving Workshop (£12.50pp – ticket holders only to attend the workshop)

with Willowpool Designs

Learn how to prepare dried “withies” or willosticks and how to create frameworks for weaving into a willow sculpture with Willowpool Designs. 

Our fantastic willow giant minibeast have been created by Lake District based Willowpool Designs and this great introductory half-day workshop will give you a chance to have a go at the wonderful art of willow weaving.

Wednesday 2nd June

2pm - 4pm

7yrs to adults

Max 10 people per session

Book online now.


Where to eat

All of our food outlets will be open this May half term. if you fancy a sit down meal overlooking Windermere then head up to our cafe in the house for delicious, hand crafted dishes. Plus you can also eat on our terrace to make the most of those stunning views!


For food on the go, or on one of our scenic picnic benches, we have The Garden Shed and our Lakeshore cafe. Both of these are takeaway cafes offering the perfect picnic essentials as well as delicious homemade cakes and a selection of hot and cold drinks. For that summer feeling, we also have Brockhole BBQ, located next to The Garden Shed, our BBQ serves those delicious bbq classics fine-tuned by our expert chefs.


There really is something for all taste buds at Brockhole!

Activities for everyone

As well as our minibeast-themed activities, we've also got everything else that makes Brockhole the perfect school holiday destination.

If getting out on the water is your thing, then you can hire a boat from our lakeshore centre. We also have kayaks, paddleboards and canoes for hire if you fancy exploring the shorelines by paddle power.

Book boat hire on Windermere online today!


Prefer to stay on dry land? We've got that covered too! Whether you fancy a family archery competition or a go on our Krazy Karts, we have plenty of activities to keep everyone entertained!

Book your activities online today!


See you soon!