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Address: Troutbeck, Penrith CA11 0SS, England
Phone Number: +44 17684 83561
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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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Great family fun and adrenaline fuelled adventure

We needed somewhere to go during our visit to the lovely scenic Lake District that would provide some fun filled activities for the adults and teenage children and Rookin House... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 30, 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

We needed somewhere to go during our visit to the lovely scenic Lake District that would provide some fun filled activities for the adults and teenage children and Rookin House did just that! Clay pigeon shooting gave us all an experience to remember and is something we will definitely do again all together. There was quad biking suitable for all... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016 via mobile

Had a great time at Rookin House. Staff were friendly and helpful and they have a neat setup with a variety of activities. They were very accommodating in slotting in something on the day for us, even though they were clearly quite busy all day The place is situated on a farm with nice views all around. We tried fishing... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

This place is amazing. My dad and I took my 2 young sons (9 and 7) to go horse riding and then have the off-road experience on the Argo Cat. It was fantastic, the staff were lovely and my boys said they had, "the best experience," of their lives!! Highly recommend a visit. We're definitely coming back! Sarah B

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Cockermouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

My daughter and my 2 grandsons were visiting me from Manchester. The grandsons are 9 and 7 years old and wanted to do horse riding and a trip on the argo cat. We booked in advance and received excellent information on timings, type of clothing required etc.. On the day the staff were extremely friendly and helpful and the activities... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

Had an absolute blast. Alistair was the perfect host. He took myself and my girlfriend clay pigeon shooting and not once felt unsafe or in the hands of someone who didn't know what the were doing. We had a huge amount of fun and both managed to get around 75% of our clays! I highly recommend Rookin House Activity Centre.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016 via mobile

What a brilliant weekend me and 16 of my friends just had. The Barn was amazing with all the facility's you need. Heated floor, plenty of seating, pool table and super comfy beds. The grounds were amazing with some of the best Lake District views ever. The staff were amazing ( Rachel, Alan and the Gordie lad ) Rachel took... More 

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

Thank you so much for your review and the fabulous photos! Rachael, Allan and Barry (the geordie lad) greatly enjoyed their sessions with you! We are happy to know you enjoyed your stay and we hope to see you again and that you all have a wonderful time at the wedding! More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

This activity centre is also still a working farm, which actually works wonderfully with setting a scene. They have a wide range of activities to chose from, I would recommend booking in advance to get the activity and slot you want as they get rather busy. Staff were very helpful in helping us decide in what activity to do, they... More 

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

Thank you for your feedback. We aim to provide the best possible service and so we are elated to know you had a good time. We hope to see you again. More 

Gosforth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

We spent most of a day here doing two of the activities. We booked three days before we went, although there were people joining the archery on the day, the horse riding in the afternoon was fully booked. We did archery for an hour and it was really enjoyable. I am an archer and enjoyed their setup. It's bare bow,... More 

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

Thank you so much for your review. We are glad you enjoyed the archery and we hope to see you again for another crack at the horse riding, we apologise that your wife felt hard done by. Thanks again for the fantastic feedback! More 

Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016 via mobile

This working farm has a broad range of activities, suitable for couples, families and large groups/parties. We chose clay shooting and archery and we were not disappointed. The reception team seemed very busy however they did their best to acknowledge and book everyone in quickly, ensuring we all read and signed safety disclaimers. Both instructors were friendly, knowledgeable and funny... More 

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

Thank you so much for your feedback! We are very fortunate to be located in such a beautiful area. All of us (including our sheep dogs) are very happy you had such a good time! We hope to see you again in the future. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016 via mobile

We only spent a few hours here but next time we will come for longer! Not far from plenty of places especially if you are staying near Ulswater or Keswick. Easy to find even if a tad remote and plenty of parking. The staff were super friendly and really helpful when we arrived. The activities were a surprise arranged by... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We appreciate all your feedback and we are glad you had a good time on the Argo Cat Off Road Experience and the Quad Bikes! More 

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