Creative writing

Every drawing tells a story

This session combines literacy and art. It begins with a brief look at the Beatrix Potter stories, focusing on her illustrated scenes and characters. We take the children through our beautiful grounds to Windermere lakeshore to experience the inspirational setting for themselves. Children collect natural items and use these to create a back-ground scene for a story.  In the afternoon they create characters to go with the scene and some may begin to compose their own story. 

  • Session length: full day, 10am to 2.15pm
  • Price: £110 a session (single classes only)

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.