Patterdale Hall is a Residential Outdoor Adventure Learning Centre owned and managed by Bolton School, but available to everyone.
We are an AALA licensed activity and residential learning centre available for hire by all groups. We are based at the Southern end of Lake Ullswater within easy reach of population centres in both the North West and North East of England, and we have also welcomed clients from throughout the rest of the UK and overseas. We offer a fully catered service for up to 70 clients, although are willing to talk to any group no matter how small, and will tailor-make an activity programme should you require it. All our activities take place on the doorstep of the centre with no need to travel in minibuses and waste valuable time. We are ideally located with natural crags and a 7 mile long lake all within easy reach on foot from the centre. Our 80 acres of extensive grounds allow access straight onto the Lakeland fells for walking, mountaineering and so much more. We have an adventurous gorge that flows through the grounds of the estate.
Our year 6 pupils have attended for Adventure Learning at Patterdale Hall for over 15 years. We have always found the structured experiential learning programmes to work excellently at developing self confidence, teamwork and leadership skills, whilst setting them up well to transition to secondary school. Using a challenge by choice ethos and high staff ratios the activity tutors are able to individually challenge our pupils, so that they all take the most away possible. I highly recommend Patterdale Hall.
I just wanted to email to say thank you so much for everything you did for us last week. The kids and I absolutely loved every minute and we couldn’t have asked for any more in a residential trip. The staff in the centre (Jane and the cooks etc) were amazing, the food was beautiful and the accomodation was the best I have ever stayed in when on a school trip. The centre is stunning. I also wanted to thank you personally for the loan of clothing and equipment whilst I was there! I wanted to make a special mention for Kris group 1’s instructor. He was amazing! His manner with the children was second to none and he was patient and calm as well as being able to have a joke too. He was one of those people whose ways have gone on to influence my own. I honestly can’t speak highly enough of him and the value he added to the children’s (and my) experience! I wish I didn’t have to go on the Thursday! I know the kids will have made memories that will last a lifetime and you guys have been instrumental in this and we thank you enough! Patterdale will 100% be being recommended by me! Hope to see you in October when our school is back again 🙂 Have a great summer! Thanks Mr Jones Parbold Douglas C of E Academy
The only thing better than the excellent location of Patterdale Hall is the welcoming staff and brilliant food. Both the centre staff and instructors worked hard to ensure that the NCS had an amazing experience. I would like to say a huge thank you and hope to be back soon.
Amazing staff, fabulous food and brill location.
Wonderful staff. Thanks for catering for all dietary requirements J Also extremely impressed with the refurb of the South Wing. Thanks for an amazing few days stay!
I’ve stayed at many outdoor activity centres in the Lakes over the last 3 years and Patterdale Hall is by far the best, the most organised and experienced team I’ve had the pleasure to work with. Not only that the instructor I worked with engaged and challenged the team to a level well suited to them, they also enabled me to get the most from the activities. To finish it all off the food is home-made, of high quality and there is plenty of it. I definitely will be coming back at some point. Thanks you so much.
The activity instructors here at Patterdale are the best I’ve ever come across and gave an amazing experience to our young people.
Everything on site is brilliant, from the food, facilities +staff. Location stunning. First time here and I would definitely come back. THANK YOU!!
Fantastic food, stunning location and incredible facilities. I couldn’t fault the staff. They all have [been] perfect with our young people, visiting staff and most importantly each other! Don’t change a thing, we will miss this place and I’d love to come back.
The instructors were fantastic. So friendly + enthusiastic. The location and all the activities were amazing. Gorge walking was my personal favourite! Thanks you to all the Patterdale Hall staff for such an amazing experience for my NCS team.