Real Family Holidays in the Lake District, England UK

12 August - 18 August 2017

This centre has

Limited Availability

Please telephone the centre for the latest availability and to book.

The Blencathra Centre occupies a dramatic position at 300m above sea level on the south-facing slope of Blencathra Mountain in the Lake District.

Take a Virtual Tour of the Centre

This Centre has amazing views of the spectacular Lake District, from its crystal clear lakes to its towering peaks. Inside a common room, TV/DVD rooms and a games room are great places to relax between adventures, whereas sporty types will love the basketball/volleyball pitch in the grounds. Visitors also benefit from free wifi at the centre.

Click the picture to see around the Lake District via our new drone footage and a virtual tour of Blencathra Centre

Explore the Surrounding Area

Venture out from the centre and you’ll find local woodland to explore, with the lakes, valleys, hills and mountains of the Lake District National Park all waiting beyond. This natural wonderland is full of wildlife, vast open spaces and exciting nooks just waiting to be discovered.

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Free Activities

Sun 13 August


Get technical with a GPS device to use satellite positioning to lead you to a series of clues, once found these clues will take you to your prize; but it’s against the clock so you had better be quick! Age 8+

Mon 14 August


Try your hand at navigating around the centre grounds to seek out the markers and gain bonus points. It’s all against the clock so you had better be quick! Age 5+

Tue 15 August

Low Ropes Challenge

Swing from tree to tree to test your agility on our low ropes course with a view. Teeter along a tight-rope, wobble your way across the wobbly log, clamber over the cargo net and bound across the Indiana Jones bridge. Age 8+

Wed 16 August

Minibeast Hunt

Get your hands dirty by searching around in our woodland and undergrowth for all manner of mini creatures that are hiding there; what can you find and can you identify it? Age 5+

Thu 17 August

Team Building

Test your communication and problem solving skills with team challenges around the centre grounds; how far, how fast, how many; you have to work together! Age 8+

Fri 18 August

Scavenger Hunt

Explore and forage around our centre grounds, answering riddles with a collection of natural items from our varying environments and habitats. Age 5+

Extra Activities

any day

Mountain Walk - £10.00

Gain a sense of achievement from scaling some of the Lake District’s most iconic and easily accessible peaks, such as Blencathra or Cat Bells. The most suitable location will be chosen according to weather conditions and participant abilities. Afternoon (~ 4 ½ hours): £10 per person - age 8+ Runs alternate days: Monday 14th, Wednesday 16th and Friday 18th August.

any day

Ghyll Scramble - £15.00

Utilise coordination, resilience and team work to splash your way up a classic Lake District ghyll before taking the plunge! There are lots of options on this ghyll scramble and it can be made as easy or as challenging as you like. Afternoon (~ 3 hours): £15 per person - age 8+ Runs alternate days: Sunday 13th, Tuesday 15th and Thursday 17th August.

This centre has

Limited Availability

Please telephone the centre for the latest availability and to book.

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Contact Details

Blencathra Centre
CA12 4SG
Tel: 017687 79601

“Absolutely fantastic. Great value, great location, great staff.”

“We did not want to go home. Staff brill. Food brill. We loved the cakes and the relaxed atmosphere.”

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