Autumn view of Brockhole copyright Charlie Hedley
Autumn view of Brockhole

School and youth group visits

Brockhole - The Lake District Visitor Centre on the shores of Windermere has the ideal mix of activities on site:

  • a range of learning sessions
  • exhibition and film about the Lake District National Park
  • stunning gardens and grounds providing the ideal outdoor learning environment
  • adventure playground, great for letting off steam at lunch time or after a long journey
  • opportunities for boat trips, watersports sessions, orienteering and high rope course challenges

What's there for Primary Schools?

Mix and Match

Combine the free activities on site with a tutored learning session. Choose from:

D.I.Y. Day

Discover more about the National Park by visiting the exhibition and exploring the grounds using trails, scavenger hunts and the bird hide. Add in the adventure playground, shop and traversing wall and you have a full day of enjoyable learning activities, free of charge.

For Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 children there is also the Play and Learn room with indoor climbing wall, soft play and creativity space.

Learning Core

If you would like a short introduction to the National Park, refreshments on arrival and a reserved undercover lunch space, then the Learning Core offers you this support for a small charge - Learning Core (PDF)

What's there for Secondary Schools?

Key Stage 3 and 4

Whether it’s adventure and challenge (PDF) you are looking for, or learning sessions (PDF) with a focus on tourism and issues in the National Park, we can help.

What's there for Youth Groups?

See youth group activities (PDF) for further details

Food and catering

You can pre-order hot lunches or picnic bags. Please ask for further details.

More information

For more information, contact Ruth Suddaby, Learning Coordinator on  015394 46601 or email ruth.suddaby@lakedistrict.gov.uk

Other locations

Full tutored day visits are also available in the National Park delivered by the Field Studies Council (opens in new window)