Opening times

Visitor centre / shop / cafe


Gardens/ grounds/ car park


Adventure Activities


Treetop Trek & Nets


The Gaddum Restaurant


Getting here

Brockhole on Windermere
Cumbria LA23 1LJ


On the shores of Windermere, Brockhole is the perfect place to get a taste of the Lake District and combine learning with fun.

We've missed you! Our Learning Team can't wait to welcome back schools and groups for sessions and visits after the Easter Holidays in April 2021!

Please get in touch via email to find out more, discuss your requirements and book with us. 


School visits under Covid restrictions

Brockhole has seemed so empty without our visiting school groups this past year.  We are really keen to welcome back groups of all ages when the time is right and can be very flexible in how we work and what we offer.

We are very lucky here – so much of our learning programme is delivered outside in our stunning grounds where social distancing and ‘bubble working’ is possible.

If you are thinking about organising a school visit for the summer term or the 21/22 academic year, please do get in touch. We are keen to make your visit as safe and enjoyable as possible and will be guided by your school Covid 19 procedures. Please email so that we can chat about what would work best for you.

We hope to see you soon!

With best wishes,

The Learning Team

Inspire your learners! There's so much to choose from.


Schools and Colleges

To inspire your pupils, we’ve got some great workshops and sessions for primary schools.

"Thank you for an enjoyable and educational Mountain Skills session. The children developed their mapwork skills, team work abilities and understanding of the area! Excellent value for money and something we would book again." Greengate Junior School. October, 2019

The National Park is a fascinating place to learn about geography and the impacts and management of tourism. Find out what we’ve got to offer for secondary schools: Key Stage 3 and secondary schools and colleges: Key Stage 4+.

Join the fight against waste!

Calling all Brockhole School Groups. We have a challenge for you! When visiting our site we challenge you to bring a reduced waste or even waste free packed lunch.

Find out more about our Waste-Free Packed Lunch Challenge.

Youth groups

Whatever the age of the young people you work with, your youth club will have a fantastic time here – check out our youth groups page.

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.


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

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