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Rookin House Activity Centre

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Address: , Troutbeck, Penrith CA11 0SS, England
Phone Number: 017684 83561
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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.
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A Good Family Day Out (Thrice!)

Visited here whilst on holiday in the Lake District. My daughter enjoyed some private horse riding lessons and we caught a couple of rainbow trout whilst fishing the family... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Visited here whilst on holiday in the Lake District. My daughter enjoyed some private horse riding lessons and we caught a couple of rainbow trout whilst fishing the family pond. Overall. good value money. Would happily visit again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We went to Rookin house on Saturday 22nd August and loved it! The quad biking was brilliant (I agree the instruction is minimal but it does have different experiences for different grades of confidence) After this we went go karting and we were pre warned about the horse manure track, it was a completely different experience and getting the kart... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

I loved my visit to Rookin House! The staff were great, the facilities were fantastic, and the activities were fun and exciting! I would recommend the archery and the JCB's if you want something different.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015 via mobile

12 of us stayed over for my hen do and have the most amazing time. Alistair was very welcoming and would do anything to help us. We did the hour horse trek, quad biking and human bowling. 3 of my party couldn't do horse riding and they allowed them to do archery instead. A few of us were very nervous... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We booked a package of activities as a group of women and wasn't disappointed. We loved the Argocat although you do get thrown around so not good if you have a bad back or recent surgery. We also did archery, shooting, quad bikes and karting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Four of us took part in a one hour archery session. Our instructor, Vicky, was very friendly and professional. We all really enjoyed the competition and the fact that sometimes the rules changed to add interest e.g. only arrows landing in the blue zone of the target would score any points. We'll definitely be going back to have a rematch... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Took my lads for a works day out and they loved it, clay pigeon shooting and quad biking, best day out I've had for years, going again for my birthday very soon. PS Alister is so funny made our day

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

I booked some activities at Rookin House for a birthday celebration for my husband and I to do. We weren't disappointed. It was easy to find following the directions on their website and we had lovely weather too. We did quad biking, air rifle shooting and a horse ride. All three were great fun with chatty, friendly instructors just what... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

We are a family of 5, the youngest 13, and we had a great afternoon at the Rookin House activity centre doing rifle shooting and archery. The staff were very friendly and instruction and safety was great. It was a really fun time with plenty of opportunity to compete against each other or shoot / arch for fun. Plenty to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

17 of us stayed at the centre's self catering barn, Blencathra View. The accommodation was great and although it could have done with a bit of a dust, it was clean and tidy. We stayed for the whole weekend and on the Saturday went go karting and clay pigeon shooting. A few of us were worried about karting on horse... More 

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