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Address: A591, Windermere LA23 1LQ, England
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+44 15394 46601
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Brockhole on Windermere offers activities to suit everyone, from toddlers...

Brockhole on Windermere offers activities to suit everyone, from toddlers to adventure seekers to those in search of an ultra-relaxing experience whilst enjoying their time in the Lake District. It's all here in one place, set against stunning mountain views on the shores of Windermere in the Lake District National Park, Cumbria. From family activities to glorious garden tours and seasonal events, there really is something for all ages. Why not explore 30 acres of beautiful historical gardens and grounds? Or picnic by the lakeshore and enjoy secret beaches with the family? If the children are feeling more adventurous they can swing or bounce through ancient woodland on Treetop Trek and Treetop Nets. Down by the lakeshore, you can hire kayaks and rowing boats, enjoy or catch the cruise boat across the lake, depending on the season. There's also archery, bike hire and mini golf on offer during the season. Don't forget to finish your day by taking in the stunning lake views offering stunning views towards the distant Langdale Pikes at the terrace café, while enjoying local ales and dishes. There's also a well-stocked gift shop and ever changing exhibition space to enjoy indoors.

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Lovely post xmas visit

Visited here on 30th Dec which tied in nicely with the free car parking and the pre bookable Astral Circus event. Brockhole is somewhere I used to visit as a child and have... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Louise E
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Cramlington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was a lovely spot to park the car for a quick walk down to the lake. You get 15 minutes free so not really enough time if you're just looking for a quick view and a few quick photos. Grounds and car park clean and tidy and there are lovely spots for a picnic when the weather is nicer

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Thank Mel D
Brockhole_VSM, Guest Relations Manager at Brockhole on Windermere, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review and for your positive feedback on the grounds and car park. As you say, in fine weather Brockhole is a perfect spot for picnics and also the many indoor and outdoor activities we have here. Hopefully you'll visit us again and be able to stay longer next time, we'd certainly look forward to... More 

Carmarthen, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were looking for somewhere to spend a few hours before our long journey home to west Wales. We arrived and it was cold and foggy so the views were restricted. We played some crazy golf and had a walk around the gardens. This place would be perfect in the summer with views to die for. We stopped for some... More 

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Thank haslhoff
Brockhole_VSM, Guest Relations Manager at Brockhole on Windermere, responded to this review

Many thanks for sending us your review. It's great to hear that you enjoyed the mini golf, gardens and café, and as you say we are blessed with superb views across Lake Windermere. I will pass on your kind comments to our staff too, they will be really pleased to hear your feedback. I hope you had a smooth journey... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of my favourite places in the world x I am so impressed with the improvements that they make each time we visit. Staff are so friendly.

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Thank Kathryn P
Brockhole_VSM, Guest Relations Manager at Brockhole on Windermere, responded to this review

Thank you for this lovely review, it's wonderful to hear that Brockhole is one of your favourite places and that you enjoy your visits here. I will pass on your kind comments to our staff too, they will be really pleased to hear your feedback. Have a very Happy New Year and we'll look forward to seeing you on your... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here on 30th Dec which tied in nicely with the free car parking and the pre bookable Astral Circus event. Brockhole is somewhere I used to visit as a child and have happily introduced to my own child now. It has changed a lot and despite a revamp required in areas it is a great place to visit. Lovely... More 

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Thank Louise E
Brockhole_VSM, Guest Relations Manager at Brockhole on Windermere, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to send us this lovely review. It was very nice to hear that you enjoyed your visit here between Christmas and New Year and that the Astral Circus was a hit with your son. It is also great to hear that you will visit us again for future events - we'll look forward to... More 

Warrington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great for kids and family picnics ! Fab play area , and access to the lake , easy to get to and plenty of pay and display parking !

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Thank scoobydoo2003
Brockhole_VSM, Guest Relations Manager at Brockhole on Windermere, responded to this review

Thank you very much taking the time to send us your review, I'm glad to hear you enjoyed your visit. Have a Happy New Year and hopefully we'll see you again at Brockhole! More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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199 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I am glad we didn't have to pay to enter as for the adults in our party where a little disappointed with the lack of information/history. With this being said our kids enjoyed the Christmas hunt and the playground. It was a nice easy walk round and can imagine the gardens look beautiful in the spring/summer months. We stopped off... More 

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Thank Worldwidetraveller89
Brockhole_VSM, Guest Relations Manager at Brockhole on Windermere, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review. I'm glad to hear that your children enjoyed our treasure hunt trail and the adventure playground, and that you enjoyed the café and the lovely birds brought over by our friends at the owl sanctuary. Indeed the gardens are a joy in the warmer months and there are many paths and vantage points to enjoy... More 

Kendal, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arranged an end of school break up play date, having received an email suggesting a free parking Friday trip. It rained, the cafe was shut (so not hot chocolate treat). The "desk" lady told the 6-8 year olds they were too old for the soft play and indoor climbing wall. They asked where the covered climbing wall had gone... More 

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Thank localmum111
Brockhole_VSM, Guest Relations Manager at Brockhole on Windermere, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and I am sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your visit and that it was raining when you were here. You were however informed correctly by my colleague, our soft play and learn room is for under 5s and unfortunately we did have to remove the external climbing wall some time ago for the... More 

Ambleside, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Took someone new to the area for a visit. Lucky weekend as parking was discounted to £1 all day and 10% off in shop so Xmas shopping was in order. This is a great place for families with lots of activities. Boat across to Wray Castle from the grounds. Very good shop with local products. Cafe had lovely homemade mushroom... More 

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Thank maizedaisy
Brockhole_VSM, Guest Relations Manager at Brockhole on Windermere, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this kind review. It's wonderful to hear you had such a good time here and that you took advantage of our "Winter Weekender" festive promotion last weekend. I will pass on your positive feedback on to my colleagues who run our café and shop who will be pleased to read your comments. It was very... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great fun place brilliant for teenage and kids we like the cafe the coffee drinks in better weather there more to will visit in the summer

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Thank Chas K
Brockhole_VSM, Guest Relations Manager at Brockhole on Windermere, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review. I'm glad to hear you enjoyed your visit and we'll look forward to seeing you next time in the Summer! Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2016 via mobile

Brilliant day the two ladies who took us brilliant they are great at what they do came home with brilliant wreath

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Thank Frank S
Brockhole_VSM, Guest Relations Manager at Brockhole on Windermere, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to send us your feedback about the wreath making event. It's wonderful to hear that you had a brilliant day and I'm sure the wreath will be a lovely festive addition to your home. We're all in the Christmas spirit here at Brockhole now with the Visitor Centre decorated and a range... More 

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