Rookin House Activity Centre

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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  • Ian S
    6 contributions
    Rookin House saves the day
    Jan the 28th / 29th we were in the lakes for my wife's birthday. Saturday our booked activities were cancelled, Sunday we were let down by event organisers. Someone suggested Rookin house to me, they saved the day. We got there and did clay pigeon shooting and off road driving. The whole team were fantastic, very friendly and good to be around, as was Fred the dog. I would highly recommend Rookin house to anyone for some great adventures.
    Visited January 2023
    Written 29 January 2023
  • NickyM1974
    Guisborough, United Kingdom23 contributions
    Great day family with 2 teenagers
    We booked an hours archery and quad biking with our 2 teenage children. My husband and I had been there before with friends doing go carting, quad biking & archery and had had great fun. Will took us for archery again today and made it really enjoyable, encouraging us to all interact (we were a group of 4 with a couple) and set interesting, fun challenges. The hour went really fast and we really enjoyed it. Will is really helpful, enthusiastic and knowledgable after being clearly involved in the business from an early age. Quad biking - we had a great time with Alistair today, as we had 2 under 18’s they were on the smaller quad bikes and as their mum I was a little nervous but once out there Alistair kept a really close eye on them stopping to help and give direction in a way that helped them increase their confidence and thoroughly enjoy every minute. This isn’t it an experience for those wishing to be nice and clean, it’s immersive, be prepared to get muddy and get involved and it’s great fun. Nice to be in a real farm with real hard working people in a family environment diversifying in an amazing location.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 14 April 2023
  • gabby b
    1 contribution
    100% recomend to everyone!
    What an amazing team! Everyone is so lovely and welcoming i really couldn’t recommend this enough. My boyfriend surprised me with horse riding, quad biking, clay pigeon shooting and more and i absolutely loved it! Will 100% be coming back in the future thankyou so much for making it such a fun day🥰
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 21 May 2023
  • Emma P
    1 contribution
    Fantastic Day
    What a fantastic day we had. It was so much fun and loads of activities to choose from. All the staff were very friendly and helpful and made the day more special. We would go back again to try out more of the activities. The best one of the day was the go karting and quad biking! We also did clays, archery and off reading which were also great fun. Go with an open mind and we would recommend going! Thank you
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 12 June 2023
  • EdwardsNorthWales
    8 contributions
    Amazing
    Absolutely amazing weekend, the activities were brilliant and you never felt rushed, all the staff were fabulous and a credit to the centre. We went to the loft bar snd the singer was fabulous big thanks to Alastair the owner he was such a good host and not a bad singer either. All I can say is if you are looking for an activity centre go therr
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 30 July 2023
  • Annalk
    3 contributions
    Great activities at Rookin House
    My friend and our children went horse riding and played archery at Rookin house. The riding was fantastic and Michelle was a wonderful guide. It was the first time riding for the kids and they absolutely loved it. The horses were beautiful and so calm. We also did an archery activity. Will led this session for us and made it really fun. He made it a fantastic experience for all of us. Thanks Will, Michelle, Debbie and all the team at Rookin House. We will definitely be returning.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 16 August 2023
  • Sue L
    8 contributions
    Great horse riding experience for total beginners.
    Fab experience in a beautiful setting. We were on holiday in the area and booked a horse riding session for the whole family. We were all total novices, having only been on horses a few times before, and two of our party were quite nervous but the staff were friendly and helpful and ensured that we were all safe. Even the most nervous of us said they'd had fun!
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 18 August 2023
  • Pip
    Penrith, United Kingdom4 contributions
    5 stars to Rachel the instructor
    I took my niece for her first riding lesson. Rachel her instructor was brilliant, she was friendly, attentive and gave clear instruction. My niece loved her lesson, she thought Rachel was lovely and gave her confidence, she was rising trot by the end of the lesson. Breeze was a darling too, horses looked well cared for and fit.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 21 August 2023
  • Gordon M
    Geraldton, Australia48 contributions
    Lots of options to keep everyone happy
    A great facility with lots of different activities to take part in. Our group did horse riding, fishing and carting, everyone had a great time. Cheap teas/coffee & crisps/sweets too.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 23 August 2023
  • George H
    Whitstable, United Kingdom1 contribution
    Incredible day at Rookin House
    We have just finished an activity day at Rookin House, and what an incredible day it was! A huge thank you to Joe, Al, James and the rest of the Rookin house staff for being amazing and down to earth hosts. Nothing was too much trouble and all went above and beyond to ensure we had a fantastic day. They were even able to accommodate a very last minute booking to do Go Karts… which I have to say was so much fun! All activities (air rifles, archery, clay pigeon shooting, quad bikes, Go Karts) were truly amazing experiences and couldn’t have asked for better instructors. Information for each activity was clear, precise and demonstrated. Thanks for a wonderful day, and hope to come back again in the future. George & Emily
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 26 September 2023
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LN097
7 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
Did archery, rifle shooting, quad bike, clay pigeon shooting, and horse riding.
Alistair guided us throughout the whole activities (he was a very good host) and a couple of girls during the horse riding.
They were all really nice, helpful and accommodating.

Was an excellent day out, Will be bringing more friends next time to partake in more activities. Fully recommend!
Written 17 November 2023
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Jamie M
1 contribution
Nov 2023 • Couples
Every member of staff was incredible and so accommodating.
Fantastically organised whilst keep its great family feel. Would absolutely recommend to everyone that’s thinking of going and will definitely head back whenever we can.
Thanks to the team, especially Freddie, Ben and Gus (best dogs ever)
Written 4 November 2023
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66chobson
Sheffield, UK6 contributions
Sep 2023 • Couples
From start to finish it was a friendly and fun day. The activities were of good value the day was full we did the Skiddaw couples package. They even recommended a lovely place to nip off to for a bite to eat at lunch. Really great!
Written 10 October 2023
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George H
Whitstable, UK1 contribution
Sep 2023 • Couples
We have just finished an activity day at Rookin House, and what an incredible day it was!
A huge thank you to Joe, Al, James and the rest of the Rookin house staff for being amazing and down to earth hosts. Nothing was too much trouble and all went above and beyond to ensure we had a fantastic day. They were even able to accommodate a very last minute booking to do Go Karts… which I have to say was so much fun!

All activities (air rifles, archery, clay pigeon shooting, quad bikes, Go Karts) were truly amazing experiences and couldn’t have asked for better instructors.
Information for each activity was clear, precise and demonstrated.

Thanks for a wonderful day, and hope to come back again in the future.

George & Emily
Written 26 September 2023
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Barbara
4 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
Have a bar Friday and Saturday nights - good price and atmosphere good too . Live music most Fridays
Written 28 August 2023
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Gordon M
Geraldton, Australia48 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
A great facility with lots of different activities to take part in. Our group did horse riding, fishing and carting, everyone had a great time. Cheap teas/coffee & crisps/sweets too.
Written 23 August 2023
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Pip
Penrith, UK4 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
I took my niece for her first riding lesson. Rachel her instructor was brilliant, she was friendly, attentive and gave clear instruction. My niece loved her lesson, she thought Rachel was lovely and gave her confidence, she was rising trot by the end of the lesson. Breeze was a darling too, horses looked well cared for and fit.
Written 21 August 2023
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Bob T
England110 contributions
Jul 2023 • Family
Took my Grandson quad biking here as part of his birthday treats.
We both had a fantastic experience and fully intend to do it again when we are next over there.
Instructor/owner was first class.
Quads are relatively simple to operate and very safe. The course/trail, again was super fun and in a beautiful location.
Highly recommended
Thanks
Written 19 August 2023
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Sue L
8 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
Fab experience in a beautiful setting. We were on holiday in the area and booked a horse riding session for the whole family. We were all total novices, having only been on horses a few times before, and two of our party were quite nervous but the staff were friendly and helpful and ensured that we were all safe. Even the most nervous of us said they'd had fun!
Written 18 August 2023
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Annalk
England3 contributions
Aug 2023 • Friends
My friend and our children went horse riding and played archery at Rookin house. The riding was fantastic and Michelle was a wonderful guide. It was the first time riding for the kids and they absolutely loved it. The horses were beautiful and so calm.
We also did an archery activity. Will led this session for us and made it really fun. He made it a fantastic experience for all of us. Thanks Will, Michelle, Debbie and all the team at Rookin House. We will definitely be returning.
Written 16 August 2023
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ROOKIN HOUSE ACTIVITY CENTRE: All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (with Photos)

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Rookin House Activity Centre is open:
  • Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:30