Brockhole Visitor Centre Windermere
The Lake District Visitor Centre at Brockhole overlooks Lake Windermere and is a mere 3 miles north of Windermere town, clearly signposted off the A591 main road. The Visitor Centre is a free Lake District family attraction featuring a fantastic outdoor adventure playground, access to boat trips on Lake Windermere and year round children’s workshops, exhibitions and family trails on footpaths accessible to pushchairs, bikes and wheelchairs.
Guaranteeing a fun day out for families, Brockhole has beautiful lakeside gardens, an on-site cafe and Treetop Trek Aerial Adventure experience always a big hit with children. The centre is an all weather attraction, with indoor exhibitions on the natural world and the history of the Lakes.
Browse Lakeland crafts, gifts and souvenirs in the Brockhole shop which also sells a great range of Beatrix Potter toys. Brockhole has fascinating links with Beatrix Potter. The author’s cousin Edith was married to onetime owner of Brockhole, the Manchester silk merchant William Gaddum.
The stunning Arts and Crafts style gardens and grounds at Brockhole designed by Thomas Mawson cover 30 acres and offer a great choice of walking and cycling trails all with the spectacular backdrop of Lake Windermere and the Langdale Pikes.
Things to Do at Brockhole Visitor Centre
There is no better introduction to the Lake District National Park for new visitors than the national park’s main visitor centre Brockhole. The extensive gardens, woodland and grounds are spread across 30 acres and feature family friendly walks, including toddler trails.
Brockhole has a free outdoor adventure playground in the grounds with rope walks, slides, zip wires, scramble nets, miniature play steamer and plenty of picnic tables for parents. Other on-site play spaces include a free indoor soft play area and a free 2 metre high traversing wall ideal for all age ranges.
Take a tour of the on-site Predator Park, home to a range of birds of prey, mammals, amphibians and reptiles. Pony rides, mini-golf and boat hire are all available on-site.
Brockhole has 35 thrilling treetop challenges on-site featuring aerial obstacles such as rope bridges and wobbly logs. The aerial adventure culminates with a fantastic 250 metre triple zip from the treeline 14 metres up!