We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Brockhole Visitor Centre

Address: Ecclerigg | Windermere LA23 1LQ, Windermere, England
Phone Number: 015394 46601
Website
Improve this listing
70%
Ranked #9 of 18 things to do in Windermere
Type: Gardens, Landmarks & points of interest, Visitor centers, Traveler Resources, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks
Attraction details
Type: Gardens, Landmarks & points of interest, Visitor centers, Traveler Resources, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks

Hotels near Brockhole Visitor Centre

Write a Review

388 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    165
    110
    51
    23
    39
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
manchester,
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

We visited around New Year with our 10 & 13 year old daughters - they LOVED the treetop trek and the huge zip-wire at the end! While they trekked for a few hours we walked our dog around the beautiful grounds before retiring to the cafe for lovely coffee and cake. We loved it so much we repeated the hour... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ulverston, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

We visited Brockhole during the recent half-term holiday. Only the National Park could dream up the idea of making visitors pay to park their car in order to visit their Visitor Centre! What a way to encourage visitors! But then the Park knows it has a captive audience. The once-splendid house and gardens looked shabby and poorly maintained. The exhibition... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
Kendal, United Kingdom
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

Great. We went on the treetop trek and that was fabulous, great safety measures and enjoyable. The adventure playground was also great and the lakeshore view and fact that you can get the ferry is also fab. The only negative this is the outrageous cost in the cafe. I bought a cup of coffee and a sandwich and it came... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
north yorkshire
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
16 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Had a lovely day here. The kids enjoyed the free play park and the new nets in the trees look good fun.... A must for our next visit. Went pony trekking which was £12 and our daughter loved it. Plenty of toilets and a cafe on site.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Derby, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great visitor centre with small soft play for tots. Good outside adventure park. New treetop nets but thought this was a little expensive at £12.50 per child!! Hence we didn't do that. Cafe fab.

Was this review helpful? Yes
North West
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
18 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Nice brochure advertising FREE facilities but once you get there all the main activities are costed individually. I'd be happy to pay one fee IF I knew the costs in advance. Clever marketing though!! On top of that, they have the most complex parking charges ever invented. No staff to explain, the meters are everywhere and the people who arrived... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Lorraine B, Guest Relations Manager at Brockhole Visitor Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of your recent visit to Brockhole, the Lake District Visitor Centre. We are naturally disappointed to hear you found our parking system so confusing and that there was no on to ask for help. We frequently have meeters and greeters in our car park to help visitors with our new system, but it may be... More 

Uphall, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We had a fantastic day doing the treetop trek, playing on the tree nets and squeezed in some pony trekking too. Fantastic day out and enjoyed by both my wife and I and our two girls (12 & 8). A special thanks to Ben on the treetop trek for helping my youngest who was a little scared during the trek.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Carlisle, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Extremely beautiful setting, lots of space and things to do. However, some of the activities very pricey. Our kids went on tree top nets which was great fun but really expensive for what it was. Next time we'll just use the play park, which is free, although it's difficult for the kids to see the nets, which are right next... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Fabulous views and walks over and around Lake Windemere. The tree top trek is great value and good for all ages. Try a cream tea from the terrace cafe, on a sunny winter's day it's a treat!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

We have visited here in the summer when the gardens were in flower and very attractive and the other attractions open and being well attended. Car parking is not expensive and general admission to the grounds are free. On a wet January day, the gardens were "hibernating" and peaceful with very few other visitors. The cafe was very warm and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Brockhole Visitor Centre also viewed

Windermere, Lake District
Windermere, Lake District
 
Windermere, Lake District
Windermere, Lake District
 

Been to Brockhole Visitor Centre? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Brockhole Visitor Centre staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?