Activities for Children
Rookin House Activity Centre
Rookin House is an established adventure venue and has been offering a wide variety of outdoor activities for over 20 years. Family owned and operated, Rookin House has a strong focus on both fun and safety. The centre is just 4 miles from Ullswater, and 8 miles from both Keswick and Penrith and easily accessible from the A66. All of the activities (unless otherwise stated) are based on one site with Blencathra providing a spectacular Lakeland backdrop.
Brockhole - The Lake District Visitor Centre
Whether you stay for an hour or a day, theres lots to keep the family entertained in the main house, woods, lawns, shoreline and beautiful gardens at Brockhole. Great outdoor and indoor play areas and good child friendly facilities.
- Website: www.brockhole.co.uk/visit/forchildren
- Tel: 015394 46601
Whinlatter Go Ape!
Highest Go Ape in the country at 360 metres above sea level.
Its so high you can see all the way to Scotland. Enjoy an adventure at Whinlatter Forest near Keswick in the beautiful forest, riding zip slides through skies, over water and in Englands only true mountain forest. Were sure youll love the spectacular views.
A great idea for a day out in the North Lakes (and home to Bassenthwaite ospreys), this is Go Ape at its most untamed.
Min Age: 10 years. Min height: 1.40m/4ft 7. Max weight 130kg/20.5 stones Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Grizedale Forest Park Go Ape!
Enjoy the Views from the Highest Go Ape Platform at 18 metres.
Grizedale tree top adventure has always proved a popular day out. Built on a side of a hill, it feels seriously high. And thats because it is.
Youll fly 200 metres across the top of the Grizedale Beck and marvel at the forest canopy 18 metres up a magnificent Douglas Fir.
You and your tribe can expect the ultimate adventure at Grizedale.
Min Age: 10 years. Min height: 1.40m/4ft 7. Max weight 130kg/20.5 stones. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
The World of Beatrix Potter
Would you like to meet Peter Rabbit and all his friends in the magical World of Beatrix Potter? Well, its just a hop, skip and a jump to the World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, the only Beatrix Potter themed attraction in Europe, where you can visit Peter Rabbit, Jemima Puddle-duck and many other delightful characters.
The attraction includes all 23 Tales by Beatrix Potter, brought to life in a magical indoor recreation of the Lakeland countryside, complete with sights, sounds and even smells. So you can meet Peter Rabbit in Mr. McGregors garden, discover Jemima Puddle-duck in the woodland glade and visit Mrs. Tiggy-winkle in her kitchen.