Opening times

Visitor centre / shop / indoor play

10am - 4pm

Brockhole Cafe

10am - 4pm

The Gaddum Restaurant

11am - 4pm

The Garden Shed

10am - 4pm

Gardens/ grounds/ adv playground/ Lakeshore activities

10am - 4pm

Getting here

Brockhole on Windermere
Cumbria LA23 1LJ

Parking charges apply at all times


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

What’s at Brockhole?


Schools and Colleges

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

"Thank you to Mrs Suddaby at Brockhole for a session learning about Beatrix Potter and the Lake District. Fabulous!" Year 1, Vicarage Park School. May, 2016

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+.

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.


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.

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