Rookin House Activity Centre

Troutbeck, Ullswater, Penrith, CA11 0SS
Girl riding horse

Horse riding lessons, treks, & private rides are all available in the equestrian centre

Whilst some may come to the Lake District for the peace and tranquillity this vast national park has to offer, or to explore its links to literary history, others come for thrilling adventures amongst the crags, ghylls (mountain streams) and fells.

At Rookin House near Penrith you can begin your outdoor adventure with a plethora of activities available. There is on-site accommodation and the centre can cater for groups if required.

Planning Your Visit

Contact Details:
01768 483 561 / Website
Please see official website
Seasonal Opening:
All Year

Things To See

It should be noted that all activities need to be booked in advance, however, there is a great range to choose from. Shooting activities include Clay Pigeon Shooting and Air Rifles. Qualified instructors can help you to hone your skills in archery, or if you are feeling competitive, why not give paintballing a go?

There are plenty of machines for use at Rookin House. Ever wanted to learn how to use a JCB excavator? Here you can have a lesson, available for anyone over the age of four years. You can use a 4x4’s full potential by taking it off road, accompanied by an instructor, or put your trust in friends and family as they attempt to give you directions whilst you drive around a course blindfolded. There are buggies with roll cages, quad bikes of various sizes, and even an amphibious army truck.

If you prefer something a little more serene, Rookin House has a large equestrian centre with lessons, treks, and private rides available. Alternatively you can try and catch your supper in the family fishing pond with all equipment provided.

Children can take part in many of the activities, though there are different age restrictions for each one. The assault course and tree climbing course may be of particular interest, as may the human bowling, where one player is placed in a giant ball that others then push around a field in order to knock pins over.

Useful Information

Groups are welcome at Rookin House and accommodation can be provided if required. There are two self-catering converted barns sleeping 18 and 23 people, and one camping barn complete with kitchen, toilets and showers. There are also group packages available.


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