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Lake District adventure


  • Located on the shores of lake windermere

  • excellent choice of adventurous activities including 7 watersports

  • bespoke itineraries to suit your objectives

  • 100 acres of ancient woodland with onsite crags, the fells on the doorstep & 1/2 mile lake frontage

Nestled within 100 acres of ancient woodland on the shores of Lake Windermere, Lakeside is an idyllic place for young people to learn and challenge themselves through outdoor adventure.


Set in the heart of the Lake District National Park, Lakeside offers a diverse range of adventurous activities right from the doorstep. For more than 60 years, their friendly team of qualified instructors have been providing fun, engaging and challenging experiences with a keen focus on learning outside the classroom.

Experience a fantastic choice of activities including seven water sports on Lake Windemere, on-site rock climbing on 3 crags, access to fells straight from the door and so much more!

Having recently had a £7million renovation, you can expect modern dormitory accommodation and home cooked meals. 

Open all year round, this 250 bed centre is ideal for your next school residential. 

Children canoeing on Lake Windermere
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The location and size of Lakeside means you're spoilt for choice when it comes to activities here with over 40 activities on offer!


There are 7 water sports, 3 crags for climbing, fells on the doorstep and lots of other onsite activities to enjoy. Below are just a few of the activities on offer at Lakeside and for the full list, click the button below to download the PDF which tells you all about each activity. Let us know your preferences on booking and we will do our very best to get your favourites on to your itinerary. 

Sample programmes

Lakeside have a range of programmes for KS2 and KS3. Please choose from the following to download the appropriate sample programme for your school.  


A typical day at Lakeside involves breakfast, followed by a morning activity (either 1 x 3 hour activity, or 2 x 1.5 hour activities), lunch, an afternoon activity (1 x 3 hour or 2 x 1.5 hours), dinner, and a 1.5 hour evening activity.

key stage 2 sample programmes


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