Plan your visit

School visits to Brockhole 

Welcome to Brockhole! Take a look at the information below to help you with organising your visit, we can't wait to see you soon!

Planning a visit:

Before your visit...

  • Choose your Activities

We offer a range of tutored sessions, educational trails and activities. For further details see our learning pages.

  • Get in touch

If you would like to visit Brockhole but don’t wish to do any of our tutored activities, we still need to know you’re coming so that we can allocate you a coach parking space and control numbers on site. Contact us via email BrockholeLearning@lakedistrict.gov.uk or call 01539 440 275.

  •  Book your time slots

If you would like to visit The Story, Habitats and Wildlife of the Lake District Exhibition or the Gallery we will allocate you a time slot. Please discuss this when making your booking.

Our outdoor educational trails are well spread throughout our grounds, but on a busy day we may suggest a time slot to complete them to allow for the best experience for each group.

During your visit...

  • Free welcome session

We would like to meet all the groups that visit us here at Brockhole, even if you are not doing an activity with us. We are offering a new, free 15 minute ‘Welcome to the National Park’ session at a pre-allocated time during your day with us. The time will be arranged when you contact us about your booking.

  • Reduce your waste 

At Brockhole we encourage all visiting groups to take our ‘waste-free packed lunch challenge’. This year is no exception. To help the environment, we aim to minimise food waste and encourage recycling and reusing. Please help us by taking part!  Find out more about our Waste-Free Packed Lunch Challenge.

  • Be ready for the great outdoors

All of our sessions have outdoor elements or take place entirely outside therefore groups are advised to come dressed and prepared to spend a day outdoors.


As we don’t have an entrance fee, or charge for coach parking, we do ask for a £1 per child voluntary contribution. This income is extremely valuable to us, and goes towards the upkeep of the play and learning facilities on site.


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. 


To discuss a visit and make a booking:

Please contact the Brockhole Learning Team at brockholelearning@lakedistrict.gov.uk or phone us on 015394 40275