Try a kayaking lesson with the children, or if alone time is needed, we have supervised activities in the Kids’ Zone so you can make time for a treatment this half term holiday.
Our half term supervised sessions run from Saturday 25 May to Sunday 2 June;
3 – 7 years and 7 – 12 years
Daily afternoon supervision – 1.15pm to 3.45pm
(Except Saturdays 1pm to 3.30pm)
Daily evening supervision – 6.30pm to 10pm
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Our coaches run through the basics of archery for children. Theory and safety, then shooting at targets a stone’s throw from our front door.
Saturday 25, Monday 27, Tuesday 28, Thursday 30 May and Saturday 1 June – 11.30am to 12.30pm
Archery is £5pp and suitable for children 7 years and over.
Starting from the hotel, paddle and float your way around the lake in the company of a qualified instructor in either a kayak (adults) or a canoe (families) and take in all that the valley has to offer for £30pp.
Saturday 25, Monday 27, Tuesday 28, Thursday 30 May, Saturday 1 June – 1.30pm to 3pm and 3.30pm to 5pm
A great family activity, Stand Up Paddleboarding is accessible, easy to learn and seriously fun. Our fully qualified instructors tailor every session. £30pp.
Family session 7+ years
Friday 24 May – 3.30pm to 5pm
Sunday 26, Wednesday 29, Friday 31 May and Sunday 2 June – 11.30am to 1pm
A great way of getting younger ones out onto the water. The whole family can join a fully qualified instructor in a guided canoe session around the lake. £30pp.
Family Session – ages 5 & over
Saturday 25, Monday 27, Tuesday 28, Thursday 30 May and Saturday 1 June – 9.30am to 11am
Explore the secluded bay of Kailpot on Ullswater with expert tuition from Colin Hill. A short boat-trip away, you will swim close to the lake shoreline, climbing rocks and crags to find the best spot to jump in. £35pp.
Adult session 10+ years
Saturday 25, Sunday 26, Wednesday 29, Friday 31 May andSaturday 1 June – 9.30am to 11.30am
After a briefing on safety and technique, then our experience tutor, Colin Hill, will take you out in to the lake to teach you open-water best-practice and take in panoramic views of the fells. £35pp.
Adult session 10+ years
Saturday 25, Sunday 26, Wednesday 29, Friday 31 May and Saturday 1 June – 1pm to 2pm
Push yourself using the safety and knowledge of Colin Hill, who has spent his career training athletes, keeping them safe in an open-water environment. Earn some serious respect points and enjoy your own self-satisfaction, able to say with confidence that you swam across a lake. £50pp.
Adult session 10+ years
Saturday 25, Sunday 26, Wednesday 29, Friday 31 May and Saturday 1 June – 2.30pm to 3.30pm
We’ve spent some time curating a list of local events so you can strike out for Lakeland adventures with your family.
Monday 27 May 2pm and 6pm
The Greatest Showman has taken over the world, with every child in town knowing each song word for word.
Now ‘The Greatest Show For Families’ is taking over Rheged for the school break – LIVE! The all singing, all dancing talented cast of 12 will pay homage to some of the most iconic songs from shows such as ‘The Greatest Showman’, ‘Disney Classics’, ‘Moulin Rouge’ , ‘A Star Is Born’ and many many more! Sit back and be prepared to be entertained.
Tuesday 28 May 11am, 1pm and 2pm
Step closer to nature with ZooLab, the UK’s number one animal handling experience and lifelong learning company!
Meet and handle a range of exotic animals with ZooLab’s expert Ranger Tristan, get up creatures that include giant African land snails, snakes, tarantulas and much more.
Friday 31 May 11.30am and 2.30pm
In this show the children will discover what it takes to blast off into space, survive in zero gravity and make it back home safely. Discussing aerodynamics, the effect of gravity and the four forces of flight, you may very well have Britain’s next astronaut beginning their training at Rheged.
In true Mad Science style, they end their amazing display of experiments with an incredible (controlled!) rocket fuel explosion!
Monday 27 May 9.15pm to 10.45pm
Haweswater Badger Hide is available for individual bookings, perfect for families, couples, or a sole-badger lovers! On these sessions you will have the added benefit of being accompanied by an RSPB Badger Guide who can tell you more about the individuals you are watching, as well as answering any questions about badgers that you may have.
Each Badger Watch lasts approximately 1.5 hours. Seating is provided, as is the option of enjoying a delicious hot drink to accompany your badger watch. Each Badger Watch coincides with the sunset times.
Tuesday 28 May 1pm to 4pm
From red squirrels to salmon, deer to dragonflies, Swindale Valley is a haven for all sorts of wildlife, and with an expert on hand, you’ll have a much better chance to see and enjoy it.
On mostly level terrain, the walk will take in bubbling streams, flower rich meadows, shady woodlands, dramatic waterfalls and crags.
The walk will last approximately 3 hours, with rests throughout, and plenty of time to take photographs of the species and landscapes you discover.
Daily 10am to 5pm
Lowther Castle is working with Arragon’s to offer a top quality cycle-hire experience. There are miles of recommended cycle tracks that start from the castle for you to explore, including Askham Fell Loop.
Arragons Cycles is a highly respected independent family business, that has been part of the Penrith landscape for 50 years. In 2017, the company was a regional winner in the Britain’s Best Bike Shop awards. The team is extremely knowledgeable and will ensure that you embark on your trip equipped with an excellent, well-maintained bike that is specifically suited to your ability.