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Address: A591, Windermere LA23 1LQ, England
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+44 15394 46601
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Brockhole on Windermere offers activities to suit everyone, from toddlers...

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.

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Great place, shame about the rain.

If the weather is clement and you are in the area and have kids, this place is ideal. It has tree top climbing and tree nets £17 per child. Adults can also take part in the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Catherine A
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Farnborough, United Kingdom
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Farnborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If the weather is clement and you are in the area and have kids, this place is ideal. It has tree top climbing and tree nets £17 per child. Adults can also take part in the activities. It also has boating, paddle boarding, archery. You can catch a boat and have a tour of the lake. There is also and... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you want a fab overpriced adventure then head to Brockholes....we went expecting to pay for parking, play on the park and amble along the foreshore of Lake Windermere. But no it's all changed and taken over by private companies who want your money. The first thing we see us the Tree Top Trek, which is a high rope course,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

A great place to visit with lots to do. A lovely adventure playground, tree top trek or nature walk and much more to discover. Well worth a visit.

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Thank Y2FLO
Brockhole_VSM, Guest Relations Manager at Brockhole on Windermere, responded to this review

Thank you very much for sending us this lovely review. I'm glad to hear you enjoyed the various activities we have here and that we are well worth a visit. Thank you again for taking the time to be in touch, and we hope to see you again very soon! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place if like an adventure. We went for a walk round and was not there for long..lack of toilets mskesit hard if have young children.

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Thank Kathryn H
Brockhole_VSM, Guest Relations Manager at Brockhole on Windermere, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review and your visit - yes indeed Brockhole is a great place if you like an adventure! I am sorry you thought there was a lack of toilets - in fact we have full toilet facilities in our Visitor Centre which include an accessible toilet and a family room and there is also a toilet in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Anyone from 3 years upwards so it's very family-friendly. No experience or skill is required, just a 'have a go' attitude. My little boy of 3 years and myself had a great time bouncing in the tree tops, two hours of laughter and fun. Looking down at his grandparents. Finished off up at the cafe for a coffee and toffee... More 

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Brockhole_VSM, Guest Relations Manager at Brockhole on Windermere, responded to this review

Thank you so much for sending us this kind review. It's great to hear that you enjoyed Tree Top Nets and I will pass on your positive feedback to our partners who run this activity. I am glad to hear you enjoyed your trip to the café and your son enjoyed the ice cream! I will pass on your kind... More 

Garstang, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the tree top nets here in September as a day out for a 30th birthday. It was great as it suited all ages and we all really enjoyed it. We had a lovely picnic near the lake and a walk around and also enjoyed the play ground for younger children. The gift shop and information centre there were... More 

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Brockhole_VSM, Guest Relations Manager at Brockhole on Windermere, responded to this review

Many thanks for your kind review and recommendation. I'm happy to read that you enjoyed your birthday visit to Brockhole and that you and your children had a lovely day. I will also pass on your feedback to my colleagues who work in our Visitor Centre and to our partners who run Tree Top Trek and Tree Top Nets who... More 

Cramlington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

This was a lovely spot to park the car for a quick walk down to the lake. You get 15 minutes free so not really enough time if you're just looking for a quick view and a few quick photos. Grounds and car park clean and tidy and there are lovely spots for a picnic when the weather is nicer

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Thank Mel D
Brockhole_VSM, Guest Relations Manager at Brockhole on Windermere, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review and for your positive feedback on the grounds and car park. As you say, in fine weather Brockhole is a perfect spot for picnics and also the many indoor and outdoor activities we have here. Hopefully you'll visit us again and be able to stay longer next time, we'd certainly look forward to... More 

Carmarthen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

We were looking for somewhere to spend a few hours before our long journey home to west Wales. We arrived and it was cold and foggy so the views were restricted. We played some crazy golf and had a walk around the gardens. This place would be perfect in the summer with views to die for. We stopped for some... More 

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Brockhole_VSM, Guest Relations Manager at Brockhole on Windermere, responded to this review

Many thanks for sending us your review. It's great to hear that you enjoyed the mini golf, gardens and café, and as you say we are blessed with superb views across Lake Windermere. I will pass on your kind comments to our staff too, they will be really pleased to hear your feedback. I hope you had a smooth journey... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

One of my favourite places in the world x I am so impressed with the improvements that they make each time we visit. Staff are so friendly.

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Brockhole_VSM, Guest Relations Manager at Brockhole on Windermere, responded to this review

Thank you for this lovely review, it's wonderful to hear that Brockhole is one of your favourite places and that you enjoy your visits here. I will pass on your kind comments to our staff too, they will be really pleased to hear your feedback. Have a very Happy New Year and we'll look forward to seeing you on your... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Visited here on 30th Dec which tied in nicely with the free car parking and the pre bookable Astral Circus event. Brockhole is somewhere I used to visit as a child and have happily introduced to my own child now. It has changed a lot and despite a revamp required in areas it is a great place to visit. Lovely... More 

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Brockhole_VSM, Guest Relations Manager at Brockhole on Windermere, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to send us this lovely review. It was very nice to hear that you enjoyed your visit here between Christmas and New Year and that the Astral Circus was a hit with your son. It is also great to hear that you will visit us again for future events - we'll look forward to... More 

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