Patterdale Hall provides spacious facilities for group residentials while retaining many of the building’s Victorian features. We specialise in providing reasonably priced, fully catered accommodation, with an outdoor activity package if required, for up to seventy people.
Our accommodation consists of two wings; each wing is able to sleep approximately 30 guests. The sleeping accommodation can be arranged in a number of ways to cater for the gender composition of the group in residence. Both the Wings have recently been refurbished and now have 5 en suite bedrooms with their own toilet, sink and shower.
Sleeping accommodation is in dormitory style rooms with bunk beds. A range of room sizes are available, sleeping from 4 to 9 people per room. The North and South wings also each contain an en-suite staff / leaders room. Please see the Room Plan in the Useful Documents section for further detail.
Catering & The Dining Room
During your stay with us you will be fully catered for. We supply three meals a day consisting of a cooked breakfast, evening meal, and a sandwich or packed lunch depending on the nature of your programme. Our menu is designed to suit the group in residence in terms of type of food and quantity. For those who want a little extra, there are always tea and coffee making facilities available in the small group lounge. The catering team at the hall are adept at catering for a variety of special diets for those with food allergies or intolerances.
The centre has many other facilities that are available to guests for residentials; ask us and we probably have it or can arrange it for your stay. There is a games room with pool and table football; a classroom can be made available on request; we have televisions, DVD and video players; and a data projector, OHP and photocopier can be made available if needed. Tell us what you need the centre for and we will ensure that it is set up for maximum usefulness to you.
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.
Thank you so much for making our first week of the challenge really special. Gwyn
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.
“An excellent, enriching experience. All the staff go the extra mile to make everyone feel comfortable. From relaxed gardens with stunning views to challenging team orientated activities, Patterdale Hall is a home away from home, a community and an awesome environment for developing young people.”
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 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.
Amazing staff, fabulous food and brill location.
The staff at Patterdale Hall have been brilliant and have really accommodating to our every need! Thanks you!
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.
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.