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.

Rookin House Activity Centre

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Troutbeck, Penrith CA11 0SS, England
Phone Number: 017684 83561
Website
Today
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Description: Established for over 20 years Rookin House has an amazing range of...
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.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 164 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 127
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
A great exoerience in wonderful countryside with experienced staff

Four of us joined with others on a two hour horse riding trek - very good value for the money. The attention to detail in the paperwork before the ride was very reassuring, as was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2015
JanGee_10
,
Newcastle upon Tyne
Add Photo Write a Review

164 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Newcastle upon Tyne
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Four of us joined with others on a two hour horse riding trek - very good value for the money. The attention to detail in the paperwork before the ride was very reassuring, as was the careful match of rider to horse. This was the perfect way to fully appreciate the beauty of this area! Thank you for a fun... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Visited Rookin House on 7 May 2015 whilst staying in the Lake District for an anniversary break. Booked last minute for clay pigeon shooting and archery. We had a wonderful time, Ali and the doggies took great care of us and helped me with the shooting. Thoroughly enjoyed our election chat with Ali too. Will def return.

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Me and my partner attended the Rookin House Activity Centre where we participated in clay pigeon shooting, air rifle shooting, quad biking and go karting. From arrival we were made to feel extremely welcome by all the friendly staff and our activities were professionally overseen. We were a little nervous with the clay pigeon shooting having never fired shotguns before... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 via mobile

Had an excellent day. We did four of the activities including quad biking, clay pidgeon shooting, go karting and air rifle shooting. All of which were brilliant, instructors and staff very friendly, made us feel very comfortable. Would definitely recommend!!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
7 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

They provided a non-stop day of fun and exciting activities, each well run with health & safety in mind. A wonderful setting....beautiful views....and so much to do. We had fantastic fun on the indoor go carts....racing on horse muck...! Great circuit. Then on to archery, clay pigeon shooting then a quad bike trek up the hillside. What a great day... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Penrith, Cumbria
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

My wife bought me an activity day at Rooking House for my Christmas present - I have to say the best present ever. We had such a fantastic day, cant belive this place is right on our door step, only 10 mins away from where we live. We did clay pigeon shooting riffle shooting, archery and go-karting. Every one of... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

Went here for a stag activity day. Was a great place extremely impressive and very well organised. Will be going back. Take the stalwart out people it's mental!!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
18 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Third visit to the farm. First time for go carting then riding lessons and today the youngsters went pony trekking. Two hours trekking was enough for the first time but they thoroughly enjoyed it. In the background they was also other activities including clay pigeon shooting. Plenty to do for everyone.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Guildford, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Wife and I did an hour horse ride. Wife liked they had hair nets to put under helmet! We had beautiful weather to enjoy the beautiful scenery. Would have like to have trotted a bit more though. They could have help facilitate photos. Highly recommend. They also have loads of other activities which while we didn't do looked fun.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Canberra, Australia
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
39 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We visited Rookin House during a trip from Australia. Our Bogan (read CHAV for Brits) children (12 and 15) had the time of their life horse riding, driving an excavator (JCB for the Brits), clay pigeon shooting, archery and quad bikes. We went having prebooked and not really knowing what to expect. What we found was the most efficiently organised... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Rookin House Activity Centre also viewed

Penrith, Lake District
 
Penrith, Lake District
Penrith, Lake District
 

Been to Rookin House Activity 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 Rookin House Activity Centre staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?