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Rookin House Activity Centre

Address: Troutbeck, Penrith CA11 0SS, England
Phone Number: 017684 83561
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Ranked #1 of 2 Attractions in Troutbeck
Type: Sports Complexes, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Established for over 20 years Rookin House has an amazing range of activities at competitive...
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Type: Sports Complexes, Sights & Landmarks
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Owner description: Established for over 20 years Rookin House has an amazing range of activities at competitive prices.We can offer activities for individuals, families and large groups including stag& hen and corporate.We are situated half way between Keswick and Penrith (9miles from each) and 4 miles from Ullswater.The mountain range of Blencathra provides a stunning back drop for the centre.Activities include Horse Riding, Pony Trekking, Clay Pigeon Shooting, Air Rifles, Archery, Indoor Karting, Human Bowling, Zip Wire, Assault Course, Argo Cat Off Road Experience, Dakar 4 X 4 and a Stalwart Army Truck.Pre-booking advisable.
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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I recently went clay pigeon shooting with my girlfriend and had a fantastic time. The guys were very friendly, professional, helpful, and patient. I can't fault them! We were going to go back a few days later but ended up having to go home. Otherwise I'd have tried their archery, too. Highly recommend it.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Enjoyed 6 activities over two days with my Sons, could not have wished for a better time. Alastair and his Son really went out of their way to ensure we had a great experience at Rookin House, I would highly recommend this activity centre for both safety and great activities for all. Thank you for the time you put in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014 via mobile

Brilliant value for money. First time shooting and the owner took us out. Very friendly and down to earth. Such a great experience and a lovely place to visit couldn't recommend a better place.

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Preston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Joined in morning trek, 2 adults and 2 children. Staff attentive and friendly, ponies amienable. Countryside trek was scenic.

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rookinhouse_13, Owner at Rookin House Activity Centre, responded to this review

Hi Thank you for your kind words, you did have a fantastic day for catching the stunning views Hope to see you again in the future Rookin House More 

Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

It was my husband's 40th in October and I surprised him with a week of activities travelling from Scotland back to Essex, and one of the surprises was an activity day at Rookin House. The weather was awful, it was cold, wet and very windy, we started with clay pigeon shooting with Alistair, he is an absolutely fantastic bloke, couldn't... More 

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rookinhouse_13, Owner at Rookin House Activity Centre, responded to this review

Hi Thank you for your lovely review, glad you enjoyed it despite the Lakeland weather :) Hope to see you again in the future Rookin House More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014 via mobile

We had a day spare in our trip away and decided to visit rookin house through googling what to do. Phoned up at 1pm and booked in 6 people for quad biking and go karting and got booked in for 2pm !! Brilliant! Walked in and was welcomed very well. It felt very homely with their resident dogs to welcome... More 

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rookinhouse_13, Owner at Rookin House Activity Centre, responded to this review

Hi Thank you for your positive feedback, nice to know we are appreciated Hope to see you again in the future Rookin House More 

Surrey, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Had a really great morning at Rookin House today. Our family group of seven did the Quad Bike Trek (taster); Archery (indoor); Go-Karting (indoor) and couple of trips on the Argo Cat. Great value for money. The Quad Bike was brilliant fun for those who had not done it before. Good simple instructions. The Archery was fun, the guy had... More 

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rookinhouse_13, Owner at Rookin House Activity Centre, responded to this review

Hi Thank you for your kind review, we aim to provide fun and adventure for all ages, it's nice to hear that families can all have fun together Hope to see you again in the future Rookin House More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Went horse riding today with my wife. The lady who took us was very friendly and helpful. We had an hour private hack which was a beautiful route. Slightly pricey for 2 £85. But overall 😀 all round

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rookinhouse_13, Owner at Rookin House Activity Centre, responded to this review

Hi Thank you for your positive feedback, glad you enjoyed the riding, we pride ourselves on providing an enjoyable riding experience for all abilities, you could always join a mixed ability trek next time if you wished to keep the price down, we do also have private rides out available (which you booked) which cater more for a "riders ride"... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

My boyfriend and I went to Rookin House for a 40 min Quad biking session and i went on an hours horse ride. The set up of the establishment was great, felt really organised and there were plenty of seating areas to sit and watch the world go by as we had to wait a little time between each activity.... More 

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rookinhouse_13, Owner at Rookin House Activity Centre, responded to this review

Hi Thank you so much for your kind words and we are pleased to hear you enjoyed your day so much, we do our best despite the weather, although if we had no rain we would have no Lake District :) Really hope to see you both again soon. Rookin House More 

Preston, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 via mobile

We went for a day of activities for my hen do. A group of 9 girls and we loved it!! Was such a laugh the staff where brilliant very friendly gave enough health and safety without it being boring and tedious, James who did our go karting and Argo cat did a brill job putting up with us screaming girls!... More 

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