Getting outside for exercise is of course important, but please don't take any unnecessary risks, especially in the cold and icy weather.
By staying safe and staying local you can help reduce the pressure on our emergency services.
Help keep our emergency staff and hospital beds free for those that need them most.
Be wild and try something new, soar through the sky on a treetop adventure, or splash out on the water. Try archery, laser clay shooting, mini golf and our famous woodland playground. Take in the beauty of our awesome mountain views, historic gardens, adult art classes, and taste the best of local food and ale in our lake view cafe or The Gaddum restaurant. Brockhole, the Lake District Visitor Centre on the shores of Windermere is the ultimate start to your Lake District visit.
Brockhole on Windermere is run by the Lake District National Park as our visitor centre. Every penny made here goes back to supporting our work taking care of the National Park.
Hire motor boats, rowing boats, sit on top kayaks, race in open canoes or try a paddle board to enjoy the views out on Lake Windermere.
Hit the bullseye with traditional archery. Set in the stunning Brockhole grounds on the edge of Lake Windermere.
Using our brand new laser-adapted rifles, take aim at clays travelling through the air at up to 65mph, and see how many points you can score.
Packed with rope walks, slides, swings, scramble nets and zip wire for the kids.
Take a stroll around the grounds to the Windermere lakeshore, and see our restoration of the Mawson designed kitchen gardens.
Sample Cumbrian cooking at its best in our café whilst enjoying the views from the terrace overlooking Lake Windermere.
Enjoy delightful lunches, classic afternoon teas and seasonal sunset dining set in the very heart of the Lake District at the beautiful 19th century Brockhole on Windermere!
The Lake District Visitor Centre
Cumbria LA23 1LJ
Parking charges apply
Call: 015394 46601
Brockhole has its own jetty where Windermere Lake Cruises boats run from Ambleside and Bowness all year round. Frequent buses serve the stops at the entrance to the site on the A591, linking Brockhole to Ambleside, Bowness, Windermere Rail Station and beyond. For more information and links to timetables visit our travel and transport page.