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“Great place to spend an hour or two”

Brockhole on Windermere
Ranked #10 of 35 things to do in Windermere
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Brockhole on Windermere offers activities to suit everyone, from toddlers to adventure seekers to those in search of an ultra-relaxing experience whilst enjoying their time in the Lake District. It's all here in one place, set against stunning mountain views on the shores of Windermere in the Lake District National Park, Cumbria. From family activities to glorious garden tours and seasonal events, there really is something for all ages. Why not explore 30 acres of beautiful historical gardens and grounds? Or picnic by the lakeshore and enjoy secret beaches with the family? If the children are feeling more adventurous they can swing or bounce through ancient woodland on Treetop Trek and Treetop Nets. Down by the lakeshore, you can hire kayaks and rowing boats, enjoy or catch the cruise boat across the lake, depending on the season. There's also archery, bike hire and mini golf on offer during the season. Don't forget to finish your day by taking in the stunning lake views offering stunning views towards the distant Langdale Pikes at the terrace café, while enjoying local ales and dishes. There's also a well-stocked gift shop and ever changing exhibition space to enjoy indoors.
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great place to spend an hour or two”
Reviewed 19 July 2014

My husband and I visited here in June and thoroughly enjoyed it. Brockhole is likean adventure playground in a park. It is situated right by the lakeside and you eithr drive to it or catch the boat from Bowness, which makes a stopat this attraction. There is a large grassy area for games, picnics or catching some sun. The centre has lovely gardens to walk around which are iimmaculate and have a great selection of flowers and plants. We enjoyed spending some time watching the kids and teenagers go on the zip wires ad climbing frames high in the trees. There is also a large xhildrens play area which had a great choice of swings etc. Although we did not et in the cafe it looked clean and tidy. Entry to the centre is free but you have to pay for car parking on your exit. Would not hesitate to make a return visit !

Visited July 2014
2 Thank Elaine H
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St Helens, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great place to catch a ferry to Bowness or Wray Castle”
Reviewed 17 July 2014

Loved this visitor centre, it had something for everyone and as the weather was good, it was even better as we could just stroll around in shorts!

Visited July 2014
1 Thank LetsStayHere
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Dumbarton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A good day out with the kids”
Reviewed 14 July 2014

Only a quick drive up the road from our place we were staying on holiday, went as a family, our 2 kids are 7 and 4, we played a game of mini golf, they enjoyed the adventure playground too, plenty to keep them occupied, looks like their building another attraction too, tree top nets, theirs a nice cafe and shop and a small undercover climb wall near the shop too, just lots of things for all ages, great family day out.

Visited July 2014
Thank Kate F
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Newcastle, England, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Fantastic free day out!!”
Reviewed 13 July 2014 via mobile

My partner and son walked here from our holiday park down the road on a very hot and sunny day in July.
The centre is set in fantastic surroundings, has loads for the kids to do to burn off steam and has a great shop and cafe set in beautiful gardens where we enjoyed a great pot of tea.
Service in the cafe was excellent and very friendly and staff went out of their way to assist all customers.
Chilled water was provided free as it was a very hot day and despite it being busy the staff coped well.
I'd highly recommend a visit!!

Visited July 2014
Thank Lou T
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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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134 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“A good day out!”
Reviewed 11 July 2014

Brockholes is a great place for a day out. Loads to do with a nice little shop and cafe.
We went this year for my son to do the Tree Top Trek which he thoroughly enjoyed and we all enjoyed watching.
There is an excellent adventure playground and we noticed that they were putting up what looked like giant trampolines in the trees nearby! We'll be checking them out next time we visit!
Plenty of walks and lake access.Something for all the family.

Visited July 2014
1 Thank HOLLY18Lancashire
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