Rookin House Activity Centre

Rookin House Activity Centre, Troutbeck: Hours, Address, Rookin House Activity Centre Reviews: 4.5/5

Rookin House Activity Centre

Rookin House Activity Centre
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
About
Established for over 20 years Rookin House has an amazing range of activities at competitive prices.We can offer activities for individuals, families and large groups including stag& hen and corporate.We are situated half way between Keswick and Penrith (9miles from each) and 4 miles from Ullswater.The mountain range of Blencathra provides a stunning back drop for the centre.Activities include Horse Riding, Pony Trekking, Clay Pigeon Shooting, Air Rifles, Archery, Indoor Karting, Human Bowling, Zip Wire, Assault Course, Argo Cat Off Road Experience, Dakar 4 X 4 and a Stalwart Army Truck.Pre-booking advisable.
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Olivia
Manchester, UK7 contributions
Inflexible bookings and not customer friendly.
May 2021 • Couples
The inflexibility of bookings and abrupt staff completely dampened my experience. I had booked a package and was informed when booking that it is non transferable and non refundable. I had rang up several times over the course of a week to enquire, book, and try to amend timings as I had booked as a surprise for my partner and ultimately made a mistake meaning we wanted to keep our morning activities but cancel the afternoon activities. Not possible, unless they were able to “re sell” our places (they didn’t). I was told when on the phone in a rude manner “you need to decide what you want to do”.

Unfortunately, we did end up being slightly late to our first activity (quad bikes) due to traffic. They had stated we needed to be there 30 minutes before but by the time we got there, the quad bikes were just leaving. They could not have waited some minutes for us to join. Particularly as I also noted the quad bikes were only out for 30 minutes (as I had no choice but to sit and watch) in what was supposed to be a 40 minute session, so there was clearly some leeway.

There was no other activities we were able to divert to instead, which ultimately meant we had lost £90. I understand we were late, but it’s a shame the staff were so rude, and there was nothing to soften the blow to promote a customer centric focus, not even complimentary tea/coffee, or an offer of discount to return at an off peak time. Policy is policy, but there were no gesture of good will that may have made us want to return, or recommend to friends or family.

Written 15 June 2021
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Gemma C
2 contributions
Worth every penny
Jun 2021 • Couples
After a scary start of a sprained ankle and a moment of panic (before we got there), our quad bike safari was amazing. Lovely, encouraging guide named James who put us at ease right away. Would highly recommend. Thank you all very much. We will be back
Written 11 June 2021
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Callum & Tash
5 contributions
An awesome family run activity centre with lots to do!
Jun 2021
We did the option - D day package, which was awesome! We were able to change out clay shooting for extra time on the quad bikes. An awesome day!
Written 7 June 2021
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Sophie G
2 contributions
Fab staff and facilities
May 2021 • Family
We did the go karting and quad bikes, both of which had good well trained friendly instructors who made the day very enjoyable. If you're going on the quads, take care down the rocky river banks though ! 😉
Written 16 May 2021
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KC_UK2015
London, UK5 contributions
Would highly recommend
Apr 2021
Loved the experience. A bit of a drive from where we stayed but well worth it. Emily was great when she took us horse riding and i only wished I did it sooner, so i could have done it more than once before I left Cumbria.
Written 3 May 2021
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Horrorfan_90
4 contributions
Loved it! - Would highly recommend
Apr 2021 • Couples
We visited Rookin House Activities Centre over 2 days to do Quad Biking, Archery, Clay Pigeon Shooting & Go-Karting. We loved every minute!!

Our instructor for both days James was very friendly & helpful, explained everything thoroughly & took great care of us. Having never done activities like these before I was feeling very anxious, however James made me feel at ease which really helped.

We will definitely be back again to do these same activities & to take on some of the other activities available - I would recommend Rookin House Activities Centre 100%
Written 29 April 2021
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Katy P
6 contributions
Excellent clay shooting
Apr 2021 • Couples
We booked the clay pigeon shooting as a coupe. We found this activity very enjoyable. The owner Al was particularly accommodating and very entertaining. The place itself and surroundings are also worth a visit, we visited during lambing season and there were lambs and other animals running round outside the main entrance. Overall this was a great day out and I would highly recommend this activity to people visiting the lakes , wether you are a couple or in a larger group .
Written 22 April 2021
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Natalie S
Watford, UK10 contributions
Quad biking
Apr 2021 • Couples
We had a last minute cancellation for an activity we had booked with another company. We found Rookin house activity centre online and they were kind enough to fit us in last minute for the couples quad biking session. We arrived and were greeted by the friendly host and 2 little lambs, Luna and Hermione. We had a quick safety brief about the bikes then we were off. At first we stayed on the farm to get a feel for the bikes then we were off through the woods and up the mountain for some lovely views. All in all great fun. Lovely views, some bumpy terrain and plenty of wildlife.
Written 20 April 2021
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Emma C
Ilkeston, UK3 contributions
Amazing place
Apr 2021 • Family
We (2 adults, 12yo and 10yo) had an awesome day here today. We did an hour's pony trek through the woodland, an hour's archery, a taster quad biking session (20 mins) and the ArgoCat experience. Awesome!! Both kids want to go back another day this week and have even said they'll pay out of their own money!! It's a family run place and all the staff and family members we met were really friendly. Highly recommend a visit.
Written 14 April 2021
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Georgina
1 contribution
Good Day Out
Dec 2020
Brilliant day out ! booked last minute was so handy has a good afternoon out and very well priced we booked archery which was good Peter the young lad did different activities when playing Archery and Air Rifle definitely worth the money just shame about the weather otherwise would've booked more activities! Staff are lovely and friend and so helpful!
Written 19 December 2020
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