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“Brilliant for Stag Parties”

Rookin House Activity Centre
Ranked #1 of 2 things to do in Troutbeck
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Reviewed September 30, 2013

18 of us have just experienced a brilliant time at this Activity Center. We did Mad Trax which was challenging and great fun and the staff [James and Clare] even provided a Trophy. In the afternoon we did Paintball supervised by John and Alex who certainly made us enjoy what this activity has to offer and the stag hunt at the end was awesome, well except for the stag and his best man of course!

I am not sure how it would of all turned out had the weather not been sunny and dry, but we really could not fault how we were made welcome and looked after.

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Reviewed September 27, 2013 via mobile

Hubby booked us in on a 2 hour trek. Fantastic leader everything really well explained. Took good care of us. Was lead through beautiful part of the country! we also did 20mins on v-d quads. Same again well explained, no pressure to do anything that you didn't want to. Fun day out!

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Reviewed September 21, 2013

Our kids went on a midi quad biking session and it was really exciting. In some ways more fun in the rain than in the sun because they can drive through the (shallow) puddles and since they are all bundled up in rain gear, provided by Rookin House happily, it did not matter if there was a lot of spray. The quad biking is not cheap but is worth it. Whilst some of the older ones were doing the quad biking, one of the youngest members of the group did escorted jcb digging and really loved sitting in the cab picking up and putting down tires and moving the machinery. Safe and exciting for a < 7 year old child. We did not do the argo cat but other visitors were doing this and it sounded and looked very exciting.

1  Thank sara c
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Reviewed September 20, 2013

Loved it. We did archery, quad bikes and Argo cat. It was fab! The lovely Rachel was so patient and a very good archery teacher. Her supposedly grumpy dad was nothing of the sort, he was great fun and scared the life out of us on the Argo cat ride, especially with Roy the dog chasing us all the way round. Would highly recommend and we will be back.

1  Thank Meljgeorge
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rookinhouse_13, Owner at Rookin House Activity Centre, responded to this reviewResponded September 22, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. So pleased you enjoyed your activities with us and hope to see you again, Deb

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Reviewed September 13, 2013

Really enjoyed my experience at Rookin activity centre, I was bought this as a gift for my 40th and would recommend to anyone who likes to experience new activities. The staff where all friendly and knowledgeable and put you at ease. My sister and I did clay pigeon shooting, quad biking, horse riding, archery and go carting it was all so much fun. I can ride, but haven't been on a horse for a couple of years, so I was thrilled when the more experienced riders where offered to go off for a canter, Fantastic! Lovely calm well schooled horses. I will be back. Brill!

1  Thank Christine A
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