Real Family Holidays in the Lake District, England UK

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


Use the calendar to the right to check the latest availability

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.

 

Look around the Lake District location: 

Virtual tour of Blencathra Centre

Drone footage of the area


BL Room 1

BL Room 2

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.

For more information visit: http://www.lakedistrict.gov.uk/visiting

The Lake District: Blencathra Field Centre, Threlkeld, Keswick, Cumbria CA12 4SG

For activities below please note all children need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian. We endeavour to stick to the timetable but activities are subject to change due to things such as booking patterns and weather conditions. 

Free Activities

Sat 9 May

Orienteering

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+ 9.15–10.00am/10.15-11.10am

Sat 9 May

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 5+ 9.15–10.00am/10.15– 11.00am

Sun 10 May

Blindfold Trail

Test your senses and trust your team mates by being lead blind around our roped woodland trail. Watch out for those obstacles along the way, hold on and step carefully. Age 5+ 9.15–10.00am/10.15– 11.00am

Sun 10 May

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? All ages 9.15-10:00am/10:15-11:00am

Sat 23 May

Orienteering

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+ 9.15–10.00am/10.15-11.10am

Sat 23 May

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 5+ 9.15–10.00am/10.15– 11.00am

Sun 24 May

Blindfold Trail

Test your senses and trust your team mates by being lead blind around our roped woodland trail. Watch out for those obstacles along the way, hold on and step carefully. Age 5+ 9.15–10.00am/10.15– 11.00am

Sun 24 May

Scavenger Hunt

Go on a hunt around the centre grounds to answer a list of riddles; is it soft is it prickly? See how many items you can find within the time. All ages. 9.15-10:00am/10:15-11:00am

Mon 25 May

Compass Bearing Course

Age 5+ 9.15-10:00am/10:15-11:00am.

Mon 25 May

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? All ages 9.15-10:00am/10:15-11:00am

Tue 18 August

Orienteering

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+ 9.15–10.00am/10.15-11.10am

Tue 18 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 5+ 9.15–10.00am/10.15– 11.00am

Wed 19 August

Blindfold Trail

Test your senses and trust your team mates by being lead blind around our roped woodland trail. Watch out for those obstacles along the way, hold on and step carefully. Age 5+ 9.15–10.00am/10.15– 11.00am

Wed 19 August

Scavenger Hunt

Go on a hunt around the centre grounds to answer a list of riddles; is it soft is it prickly? See how many items you can find within the time. All ages. 9.15-10:00am/10:15-11:00am

Thu 20 August

Compass Bearing Course

Age 5+ 9.15-10:00am/10:15-11:00am.

Thu 20 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? All ages 9.15-10:00am/10:15-11:00am

Fri 21 August

Orienteering

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+ 9.15–10.00am/10.15-11.10am

Fri 21 August

Blindfold Trail

Test your senses and trust your team mates by being lead blind around our roped woodland trail. Watch out for those obstacles along the way, hold on and step carefully. Age 5+ 9.15–10.00am/10.15– 11.00am

Sat 29 August

Orienteering

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+ 9.15–10.00am/10.15-11.10am

Sat 29 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 5+ 9.15–10.00am/10.15– 11.00am

Sun 30 August

Blindfold Trail

Test your senses and trust your team mates by being lead blind around our roped woodland trail. Watch out for those obstacles along the way, hold on and step carefully. Age 5+ 9.15–10.00am/10.15– 11.00am

Sun 30 August

Scavenger Hunt

Go on a hunt around the centre grounds to answer a list of riddles; is it soft is it prickly? See how many items you can find within the time. All ages. 9.15-10:00am/10:15-11:00am

Mon 31 August

Compass Bearing Course

Age 5+ 9.15-10:00am/10:15-11:00am.

Mon 31 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? All ages 9.15-10:00am/10:15-11:00am

Extra Activities

Sat 9 May

Ghyll Scramble - £20.00 per person

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. Age 8+ (meet at 1:15pm).

Sun 10 May

Canoeing on Derwent Water - £30.00 per person

Take to the waters of our local lake Derwent Water in Canadian canoes. Led by experienced instructors with our external provider Live4Adventure, you will explore the lake and its islands while enjoying the panoramic views of the surrounding fells. *You will be provided with a buoyancy aid. For more information about Live4Adventure, visit their website here www.live4adventure.co.uk Age 8+ Morning session meet 9am; Afternoon session meet 12.30pm

Sun 10 May

Ghyll Scramble - £20.00 per person

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. Age 8+ (meet at 1:15pm).

Sat 23 May

Ghyll Scramble - £20.00 per person

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. Age 8+ (meet at 1:15pm).

Sat 23 May

Canoeing on Derwent Water - £30.00 per person

Take to the waters of our local lake Derwent Water in Canadian canoes. Led by experienced instructors with our external provider Live4Adventure, you will explore the lake and its islands while enjoying the panoramic views of the surrounding fells. *You will be provided with a buoyancy aid. For more information about Live4Adventure, visit their website here www.live4adventure.co.uk Age 8+ Morning session meet 9am; Afternoon session meet 12.30pm

Sun 24 May

Ghyll Scramble - £20.00 per person

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. Age 8+ (meet at 1:15pm).

Tue 18 August

Ghyll Scramble - £20.00 per person

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. Age 8+ (meet at 1:15pm).

Wed 19 August

Canoeing on Derwent Water - £30.00 per person

Take to the waters of our local lake Derwent Water in Canadian canoes. Led by experienced instructors with our external provider Live4Adventure, you will explore the lake and its islands while enjoying the panoramic views of the surrounding fells. *You will be provided with a buoyancy aid. For more information about Live4Adventure, visit their website here www.live4adventure.co.uk Age 8+ Morning session meet 9am

Wed 19 August

Half Day Mountain Walk - £15.00 per person

Gain a sense of achievement from scaling one the Lake District’s most popular mini mountains, Cat Bells. At 451m it is a challenge for all the family, located just outside Keswick with stunning views overlooking Derwent Water and the surrounding fells. Age 6+ (Meet at 12:15pm). Age 6+ requires a reasonable level of fitness.

Thu 20 August

Ghyll Scramble - £20.00 per person

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. Age 8+, (meet at 1:15pm).

Sat 29 August

Canoeing on Derwent Water - £30.00 per person

Take to the waters of our local lake Derwent Water in Canadian canoes. Led by experienced instructors with our external provider Live4Adventure, you will explore the lake and its islands while enjoying the panoramic views of the surrounding fells. *You will be provided with a buoyancy aid. For more information about Live4Adventure, visit their website here www.live4adventure.co.uk Age 8+ Morning session meet 9am; Afternoon session meet 12.30pm

Sat 29 August

Ghyll Scramble - £20.00 per person

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. Age 8+, (meet at 1:15pm).

Sun 30 August

Canoeing on Derwent Water - £30.00 per person

Take to the waters of our local lake Derwent Water in Canadian canoes. Led by experienced instructors with our external provider Live4Adventure, you will explore the lake and its islands while enjoying the panoramic views of the surrounding fells. *You will be provided with a buoyancy aid. For more information about Live4Adventure, visit their website here www.live4adventure.co.uk Age 8+ Morning session meet 9am; Afternoon session meet 12.30pm

Sun 30 August

Ghyll Scramble - £20.00 per person

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. Age 8+, (meet at 1:15pm).

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