Art, Crafts and Music

Art and Crafts


Taking inspiration from either the beautiful landscape of the Lake District or its wonderful wildlife; sessions will begin with some outdoor drawing followed by creating unique artwork using exciting printmaking techniques.

Price: £5.50 per child

Mixed Media Collage 

Using a variety of exciting materials, you will have the chance to experiment and use your imagination to create beautiful artwork inspired by the Lake District’s natural environments and animals.

Price: £5.50 per child

Making with Natural Materials

In this creative session focused on appreciating the beauty of natural materials, you will learn about the amazing work of Land Artists and make your own magnificent creations using materials found in Brockhole’s grounds!

Price: £5.50 per child


Music and Creativity

Explore and celebrate nature and the changing seasons, through music, creativity and imagination! With local activity provider 'Playful Nature'.

Seasonal workshops

Autumn carnival - KS1/2

We explore Brockhole for signs of Autumn, as the inspiration to create a colourful carnival procession with music and costume. A fun, creative and multisensory celebration of the changing seasons!

Festive celebration – KS1/2

The natural world, our imagination and creativity, are the main ingredients for this unusual festive celebration! We reflect on our personal achievements for the year, get into the spirit of gift giving, and sing some carols in the woods.

Journey to Lapland - nursery to KS1

Santa has gone on strike, but the elves don’t know why! A worried elf takes the children on an imaginary journey to Lapland to investigate.

A theatrical music workshop and Christmas decoration making take place indoors, before following a ‘tinsel trail’ to decorate the trees in the woods.

Year round sessions

Going on a bear hunt - nursery to KS1

This popular rhyme leads us into a mini adventure to hunt for bears and explore nature, using all of our senses and a sense of fun! Will we find the bears? What else will we discover along the way? The bear hunt is rounded off with some song and dance!

Rhythms of Nature – KS2

Nature is bursting with music and rhythm! We explore the sounds we find in the great outdoors, to inspire our own music making, using nothing but found objects, and our own bodies.


£100 per half day session and two for £175.

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.