Adult price from £565pp
All prices include: transfers, accommodation and meals; all as listed.
VISITING: UK
BROCHURE CODE: 4001

Key facts

  • Duration:6 nights
  • Key Facts: Saturday departure
  • Suitable for: Children aged 8 years and over (younger children may join the holiday, but may not be able to participate in all the activities). Please see terms for details
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What's included?

  • This is a self-drive holiday*
  • Transfers to and from activities are all included
  • Accommodation: 6 nights’ hotel accommodation in a standard double/twin room
  • Meals: 6 breakfasts, 4 lunches (with activities), 2 dinners
  • Choose from the following activities (price varies depending on the number of activities chosen): Exploration hike, Derwentwater and ghyll scrambling, climbing and abseiling, the Borrowdale Challenge (order of activities is subject to change)
  • All equipment, tuition and supervision from fully qualified instructors

* Please note: As you will not require your own vehicle once in the area, we can provide you with local taxi details, so that you can arrange your own transfers from Penrith train station to the hotel, should you choose to arrive by train. Please speak to our Travel Experts for further information.


The Lake District is undeniably one of the most beautiful regions in England, with its glistening lakes and towering fells providing an exceptional setting for a family activity holiday.

The activities available during this holiday are based around the picturesque Borrowdale Valley and ‘The Queen of the English Lakes’; Derwentwater and your family can pick and choose how many to take part in during your holiday (we recommend them all of course!). If you take part in the full experience then your family will walk, climb, scramble, abseil, canoe and sail around this open-air adventure playground accompanied by some of the best guides in the business. These are always hugely popular activities with families, allowing children to be challenged whilst also having a great deal of fun!

Your country house hotel accommodation is ideally situated in the charming market town of Keswick. The town is full of traditional Lake District appeal with its delightful mix of independent shops, outdoor equipment stores, cafés and cosy traditional hikers’ pubs. We highly recommend wandering around the town centre during any free time, especially to visit the local farmers’ market on Thursday! It is not far from here to the stunning valley which forms the starting point for your activities.

This is a self-drive activity holiday but if you would prefer not to drive and take a scenic train route to Penrith train station, we can provide you with local taxi details, so that you can arrange your own transfers. Please call our Travel Experts for further information.

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We include more, no hidden costs

On each of our holidays you will see a clear outline of exactly what's included in the price of your holiday. We never use 'headline' or 'lead-in' prices like so many tour operators, as we prefer to include as much as we can, rather than see our clients incur considerable additional costs in our destinations.
Price guarantee

Price per person: based on 2 adults sharing a standard double/twin room with 1 child in an extra bed

Activities: select as many or as few activities as you wish from the schedule. The price per person depends on the number of activities chosen.

Adult price based on 2 sharing
Dates
Sat 06 Apr 2019
£565
£75 per extra activity Book
Sat 13 Apr 2019
£565
£75 per extra activity Book
Sat 20 Apr 2019
£595
£75 per extra activity Book
Sat 25 May 2019
£595
£75 per extra activity Book
Sat 06 Jul 2019
£565
£75 per extra activity Book
Sat 13 Jul 2019
£565
£75 per extra activity Book
Sat 20 Jul 2019
£565
£75 per extra activity Book
Sat 27 Jul 2019
£565
£75 per extra activity Book
Sat 03 Aug 2019
£565
£75 per extra activity Book
Sat 10 Aug 2019
£565
£75 per extra activity Book
Sat 17 Aug 2019
£565
£75 per extra activity Book
Sat 24 Aug 2019
£595
£75 per extra activity Book
Sat 19 Oct 2019
£565
£75 per extra activity Book
Child (8-13)
Dates
Sat 06 Apr 2019
£355
£75 per extra activity Book
Sat 13 Apr 2019
£355
£75 per extra activity Book
Sat 20 Apr 2019
£375
£75 per extra activity Book
Sat 25 May 2019
£375
£75 per extra activity Book
Sat 06 Jul 2019
£355
£75 per extra activity Book
Sat 13 Jul 2019
£355
£75 per extra activity Book
Sat 20 Jul 2019
£355
£75 per extra activity Book
Sat 27 Jul 2019
£355
£75 per extra activity Book
Sat 03 Aug 2019
£355
£75 per extra activity Book
Sat 10 Aug 2019
£355
£75 per extra activity Book
Sat 17 Aug 2019
£355
£75 per extra activity Book
Sat 24 Aug 2019
£375
£75 per extra activity Book
Sat 19 Oct 2019
£355
£75 per extra activity Book

SUPPLEMENTS

  ADULT      CHILD
Supplement when 1 child sharing with 1 adult   £100
Supplement (per child) when 2 children share an adult-free room   £100
Half board upgrade (per person per night) £14 £14
Single supplement in double/twin room (no single rooms available) £530

Next season’s pre-sale dates and prices

You can make a pre-reservation to secure your holiday at this stage by paying an initial deposit of only £50pp. The provisional departure dates, prices and itineraries remain subject to change. We will contact you when the final dates, prices and itineraries are confirmed, and you will have 14 days to decide if you would like to go ahead. A further deposit payment of £250pp is due by 01 February 2020 or at the time of us confirming the trip details to you, whichever is sooner. If you decide not to travel, we will refund your initial £50pp payment. Our Travel Experts will happily provide you with full terms and a complete quotation.

Adult price based on 2 sharing
Dates
Sat 04 Apr 2020
£630
£85 per extra activity Enquire
Sat 11 Apr 2020
£630
£85 per extra activity Enquire
Sat 18 Apr 2020
£670
£85 per extra activity Enquire
Sat 23 May 2020
£670
£85 per extra activity Enquire
Sat 04 Jul 2020
£630
£85 per extra activity Enquire
Sat 11 Jul 2020
£630
£85 per extra activity Enquire
Sat 18 Jul 2020
£630
£85 per extra activity Enquire
Sat 25 Jul 2020
£630
£85 per extra activity Enquire
Sat 01 Aug 2020
£630
£85 per extra activity Enquire
Sat 08 Aug 2020
£630
£85 per extra activity Enquire
Sat 15 Aug 2020
£630
£85 per extra activity Enquire
Sat 22 Aug 2020
£670
£85 per extra activity Enquire
Sat 17 Oct 2020
£630
£85 per extra activity Enquire
Child (8-13)
Dates
Sat 04 Apr 2020
£400
£85 per extra activity Enquire
Sat 11 Apr 2020
£400
£85 per extra activity Enquire
Sat 18 Apr 2020
£420
£85 per extra activity Enquire
Sat 23 May 2020
£420
£85 per extra activity Enquire
Sat 04 Jul 2020
£400
£85 per extra activity Enquire
Sat 11 Jul 2020
£400
£85 per extra activity Enquire
Sat 18 Jul 2020
£400
£85 per extra activity Enquire
Sat 25 Jul 2020
£400
£85 per extra activity Enquire
Sat 01 Aug 2020
£400
£85 per extra activity Enquire
Sat 08 Aug 2020
£400
£85 per extra activity Enquire
Sat 15 Aug 2020
£400
£85 per extra activity Enquire
Sat 22 Aug 2020
£420
£85 per extra activity Enquire
Sat 17 Oct 2020
£400
£85 per extra activity Enquire

Supplements

  Adult      Child
Supplement when 1 child sharing with 1 adult   £112
Supplement (per child) when 2 children share an adult-free room   £112
Half board upgrade (pppn) £20 £20
Single supplement in double/twin room (no single rooms available) £595  

Terms

For our full booking terms and conditions please click here

Holiday group size (approximate)

Minimum group size of 4 people and maximum 24 (approximately)

Group size

We always try to provide an approximation of the group size you can expect to be with for the duration of each of our holidays. It may be that you are joined by others for parts of your holiday (such as transfers and particular activities) but the above number reflects those you can normally expect to be with from beginning to end. If group size is something which is particularly important to you, please speak to our Travel Experts and they can suggest the best holidays for you.

Tailor-made holiday group sizes will vary for all activities as will the group size for any additional activities you book.

Minimum numbers required for a holiday to operate

Some of our holidays require a minimum number of participants to operate (as listed in the ‘Group Size’ section). If your holiday departure has not yet reached the minimum number, you will be told at the time of booking. In the unlikely event that your chosen date is not guaranteed by nine weeks before your scheduled departure date, we will contact you to discuss the available options as per our booking conditions.

Itinerary amendments

The order of activities is always subject to change and you will be provided with your final itinerary upon arrival at your destination.

Single supplement

Please note that some of our holidays may incur a single supplement. Please speak to one of our Travel Experts who will provide you with a quotation.

Medical history and advice

We want our holidays to be accessible as they can be and will do our best to accommodate any special requests and requirements where possible. We have a wide range of holidays and destinations and so our travel experts will help find the best holiday for you.

In order to give us the best possible chance to do this we ask that if you or any member of your party has any medical condition or disability which may affect your holiday or has any special requirements, that you tell us at the time of enquiry or booking. You must also promptly advise us if any medical condition or disability which may affect your holiday develops after your booking has been confirmed. You may need to provide a doctor’s note and proof of insurance in some cases as the health and safety of our clients is absolutely paramount.

In providing this information you are allowing us to work with our expert local partners to ensure that your whole party can enjoy the holiday. By letting us know in advance we can discreetly work with you to adapt any part of the holiday which may potentially be challenging. Being able to prepare for this in advance makes an incredible difference to what we can offer and minimises any impact on your party and the rest of the group.

Unfortunately, if you choose not to share this information with us in advance then it may limit some or all of the itinerary you have booked, and we cannot be held accountable for any additional costs or missed activities resulting from this.

Pregnancy

If you are pregnant at the time of booking your holiday or you discover you are pregnant prior to your departure, firstly – congratulations! Secondly – please tell us as soon as possible. This situation does arise, and we are able to advise you both from our own first-hand experience and from discussing this at length with our expert local partners who have experience in this area. The more notice you can give us the better, in order to suggest any adaptions to the itinerary you have booked which will reduce the risk to both mother and baby. Please contact our customer service team at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

Insurance

Insurance is not included in your holiday, but it is a pre-requisite to travelling with us. You will need to ensure that you have cover for all the activities that you will be participating in during your holiday.

It is extremely important that you take out a suitable travel insurance policy at the time of booking. Plans do sometimes change, and you will need this policy should you need to cancel your holiday.

If you are struggling to find a suitable policy then details of our preferred provider, who will cover you for all the activities we offer, can be found on our website by clicking here. Please note that this policy is available to EU residents under the age of 75 only.

Reduced mobility

If you have a reduced level of mobility, then please contact our travel experts to discuss the suitability of this holiday in relation to your requirements.

Experience and fitness

Most of the activities we offer have been designed for beginners who have no prior experience and are of all age ranges and fitness levels. Our guides provide expert advice, tuition and instructions prior to any activity going ahead. Activities are designed to be enjoyed and not endured, but some, do require a more basic level of fitness than others. If you have any questions, then please contact one of our Travel Experts who can provide first-hand advice.

The only holidays which are not as suitable for complete beginners are the multi-night safaris which involve several days in wilderness cabins travelling by either snowmobile or husky safari. Again, this all depends on the individual taking part, but some prior experience and understanding of these types of activities can be very helpful and a greater level of fitness is recommended.

Guides & Safety

When partaking in any activity, it is imperative that everyone in your group listens very closely to the instructions provided by the guide and that they are abided by at all times. Our guides are experts in their field and no one knows the environment better than these highly knowledgeable and experienced providers.

Prior to starting any activity, please make it clear to your guide if there is any element of the safety briefing you are unsure of or would like to clarify before you set off.

Our guides will always take local conditions into account when considering whether an activity can go ahead. This is, in part, why your itinerary is subject to change at short notice. This rarely happens, however, if it does, we will always endeavour to reschedule the activity for later in your holiday. If this is not possible then the cost of the activity will be refunded to you when you return home.

Our guides' word on activities is always final and your safety is their principal concern at all times; please respect their decisions. By following their instructions, your safety and enjoyment during each activity will be greatly enhanced.

NB: In order to participate in our holidays, all guests must be able to understand instructions given in English. These instructions may be delivered verbally or in writing and will include vital safety information and ongoing instruction during activities.

Minimum and Maximum Age

The minimum age for this holiday can be found in the ‘Key Facts’ section of the holiday overview.

Younger family members may be able to participate but may not be able to take part in all activities. Please contact one of our Travel Experts if you have any questions.

Booking activities locally and equipment hire

Additional activities can be booked locally in almost all our destinations. However, as per our booking conditions, we cannot be held responsible for any injury or loss incurred through participation in activities which are booked at your destination outside of our holiday itinerary (see our ‘Terms and Conditions’ for further details).

When arranging any such activity please always ensure that safety is your primary concern.

In some of our destinations, you can borrow or hire equipment for use in your free time. You do so entirely at your own risk. You must ensure that you are properly prepared, have the necessary equipment and knowledge (maps, etc) and ensure that where applicable, you follow marked routes. We recommend discussing your plans with the local teams who will be able to advise on the most suitable options for you.

Always let the reception/guide know where you are planning to go and take a torch and mobile phone (with the hotel/guide’s phone number stored). It is also a good idea to leave your contact number and the time you expect to return to the hotel should the hotel need to contact you.

Car hire

If your trip includes car hire the named driver must have a credit card registered in their name which they can present when they collect their car along with their driving licence, as a deposit will be held on the credit card.  Please see your trip dossier for full details.

Travel Safety and Foreign Office Advice

Our clients’ safety is at the centre of everything we do, and our operations team continually assesses and monitors the destinations we feature. We carry out thorough risk assessments and work closely with all of our suppliers to continually follow best practice. For up to date travel advice the UK government offers its Travel Aware website as well as the advice detailed below.

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office Advice

We receive all updates from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) with regards to travel advice and we always ensure that we follow this advice in our operations. The FCO issues travel advisories for countries based on a very wide range of factors. They may provide notification about things as simple as a football match and crowds, or they may go so far as to advise against all travel to a region. We ask all our clients to refer to the relevant Travel Advice by Country for the destinations they are visiting in order to make an informed decision on the safety of the destination based on the details provided. It also provides vital information regarding entry requirements, embassy information, local laws and customs as well as specific safety and health. Guests should take responsibility for keeping themselves up to date with this advice. Please also ensure that, if you are transiting through another country, you have read the advice and meet the entry requirements for that destination too.

The FCO travel advice is applicable to British Passport Holders. Most governments will issue their own travel advice for a region and, if you are not a UK resident then you can find some helpful links below:

Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade http://www.smartraveller.gov.au/ New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade http://www.safetravel.govt.nz/ Canadian Consular Affairs Bureau http://voyage.gc.ca/ The U.S. Bureau of Consular Affairs http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/english.html

If the FCO deems that there is an unacceptable level of risk for UK citizens then, together with the government, they may issue an advisory against all travel to a region or country. If such an advisory is published, then we will act accordingly, and this may require the cancellation, curtailment or amendment of a holiday itinerary. These decisions are made on the basis of ensuring our clients’ safety and will affect all clients on the holiday, regardless of their nationality.

If one of our local experts suggests an amendment due to a situation which develops locally then we may also take the decision to amend an itinerary appropriately.

If we have to cancel your holiday prior to departure you will be offered the option of an alternative trip (where any price difference will either be refunded to or covered by you) or a full refund of the monies paid.

If we have to curtail a holiday, then you will be refunded for any costs for the elements we have been unable to deliver, where we have been able to secure a refund from our suppliers. If we must reroute a holiday, then any basis for refund is determined on a case by case basis and dependent on whether the central holiday experience was provided or not.

Flight schedule changes and connecting transportation

On your documentation, we will confirm your flight schedule. Sometimes the flight number, routing and timings might change prior to your departure. If the change is classed as a significant change then we will contact you to discuss this. Please see our booking conditions for details.

Flight schedule changes can impact on your pre and post-holiday travel arrangements if these have been booked separately to your holiday. We strongly recommend that you do not book transport (such as trains or transfers), car parking or non-connecting flights to the departure point for your holiday until you have received your final confirmed travel times when your final travel documents are issued. We are not responsible for the effect of any schedule change on your pre or post travel arrangements. We strongly recommend that you do not purchase non-flexible or non-refundable tickets to avoid cancellation and penalty charges.

Booking your own flights - cancellation disclaimer

If you have chosen to book your own flights, then you will need to wait until we confirm to you that the holiday departure has met the minimum numbers required to run (if applicable to your chosen holiday). Once the holiday is guaranteed to run, you will be informed and you can then make your arrangements.

If transfers are included in your holiday, please ensure that any potential flights will be met by our standard transfers (speak to one of our Travel Experts for advice) otherwise private transfer supplements may be applicable. Once your flights are booked, please send us a copy of your detailed flight itinerary.

Please be aware that most tickets are non-refundable in the case of cancellation. For this reason, we strongly advise you check the rules of the ticket and check the limitations of your cancellation insurance before booking. We cannot be held liable, in the unlikely eventuality that we should be forced to cancel or amend your trip, for losses incurred relating to any flight booking you have made.

Traveller Reviews

  • Active Lake District 29 July 2017 by The Buijs Family Group

    Simon our guide was great fun and knowledgeable, lovely that he brought his dog along, the kids loved that. Dwayne for abseiling and climbing was also excellent.

  • Simon was a perfect guide 13 August 2016 by The Ward Family

    Simon was a perfect guide and the activities were challenging and great fun. Mum liked walking up Scafell Pike; Dad liked rock climbing in a beautiful spot; the teenagers liked Ghyll Scrambling. Good to be in Keswick with teenagers, we swam in the lake and went shopping and to the theatre there.


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