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Blencathra, Lake District

Explore the Lake District at Blencathra.Explore the Lake District at Blencathra.
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Low ropes course.Low ropes course.

Blencathra sits 300m above sea level on the mountain of the same name within the Lake District, towards the north of the region. The popular tourist towns of Keswick and Derwent Water are close by, making this the perfect base for an active family holiday in the north of England.

When staying at Blencathra you book on an all-inclusive basis, meaning you get accommodation, food and drinks, and (most) activities included in your holiday price.

Activities include the great outdoors, so you and the kids (from age 3) can hunt for mini beasts, go orienteering, tackle a low ropes course and take part in team challenges. If you are feeling really active you can sign up to a mountain climb or scramble with one of the experienced tutors (who oversee all the centre's activities).

Then after a day out and about you can kick back in the centre, put on a film, play some games, and dine and socialise with other families booked on to the same all-inclusive activity holiday. And as this is a fairly big centre there are a selection of rooms, ranging from bunk bed dorms through to private family rooms (som en-suite).

What to Expect:
  • All-inclusive
  • Mountain
  • Cafe/restaurant
  • Choose activities
  • Educational
  • Great for kids 4-12
  • Great for teens
  • Great for toddlers
  • Indoor play
  • Wildlife
  • Seasonal opening


120 beds across three accommodation blocks: the main house, Lonscale and St Johns.

20 dormitory rooms sleeping up to 12 people in bunk beds.

13 twin rooms, two single rooms and seven rooms with twin beds and a bunk.

Eleven of the rooms are en-suite.

2 bedrooms on the ground floor for easy access. 


Organised activities (includes: geocaching, orienteering, low ropes challenge, mini beast hunt, team challenges).

Additional activities (at an extra cost, include: mountain walks).

Basketball court.

Pool table.

TV lounges.

Budget guidance

Want further information, prices and availability for Blencathra, Lake District?

Call to find out availability and prices 017687 79601

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Blencathra sits in the heart of the Lake District, around 5 miles from Keswick.

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