The weather couldn’t dampen the excitement as the Lake District Visitor Centre, Brockhole on Windermere, reopened on Saturday following the lockdown.
Visitors of all ages braved the drizzle and wind to enjoy the fresh air and the best views of Windermere and the Langdales, along with all the fun activities that are central to the Brockhole experience.
There are a few changes in place to help keep visitors and staff safe, but all the favourite Brockhole activities are now open and the team are delighted to welcome back guests.
Sam Mason, General Manager of Brockhole on Windermere said: “Following three months of glorious sunshine when we were closed, it was typical that Brockhole opened again this weekend to rain and wind, but we were still absolutely delighted to welcome back visitors to our beautiful 30 acre site here on the shores of Windermere, whatever the weather.
“With such a big site and so many activities to choose from, we have managed to open most of our facilities and adventure activities, and maintain good social distancing, along with our partners on site, Tree Top Trek.
“Windermere Lake Cruises are yet to re-introduce their regular service to Brockhole, although they are still offering other round trips.
“Over the weekend, guests enjoyed archery, Crazi Bugz and laser clay shooting and motor boat hire was very popular – with some even braving the kayaks on Saturday.
“Our huge free adventure playground was open and was reasonably busy and our cafes did steady business all weekend.
“Our Thomas Mawson listed gardens are looking stunning, as our skilled gardeners have continued to work throughout the lockdown, and our café terrace was open for some of the best alfresco dining views in the country. Our lovely gift shop and world heritage exhibition were also open, so there was something interesting to browse indoors to escape the buffeting.
“We have all really missed being here and welcoming our visitors from around the world, so whether you are looking for a tranquil exploration of our gardens and lakeshore, or an activity packed family adventure, please do come and spend the day with us again soon as Brockhole is most definitely open!”
Brockhole will be open every day through to the end of the summer holidays from 10 am - 5 pm.
Pre-book your activities and boat hire online now https://www.brockhole.co.uk
Photo above shows Katie, age 11, from Cockermouth giving this weekend’s Brockhole experience a resounding thumbs up.