Region: North West

Disabled Facilities: No

Category: Accommodation & Residential Trips

Address: Glenridding, Penrith, Cumbria CA11 0PT

Contact: 01768 482233



Patterdale Hall is a Residential Adventure Learning Centre owned and managed by Bolton School, but available to everyone.

The Hall is 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.

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What group sizes do you cater for?

Up to 62 students and 7-10 visiting leaders.

Please give information regarding room sizes and room facilities?

The centre accommodation is split across two wings, each sleeping 30+ students. The South wing is newly refurbished and comprises of 5 student dormitory style rooms, all of which have ensuite washrooms. An ensuite twin leader rooms is situated on this wing. The North wing is split into 6 dormitories serviced by two washrooms each with two toilets and two showers. A leader room is situated on this wing capable of sleeping up to 3 members of staff. Further staff accommodation is situated in an adjoining building.

What is the cost of the accommodation?

All our packages are tailored to the customer’s needs. Accommodation prices are usually full board and start at £38 per student during the low season, rising to £43 per student in the high season (2015/16 prices).

What is your process for booking pre arranged risk assessments?

All risk and safety management systems and processes are in place. Most documents can be found on our website ( Further information can be prepared and shared on request. We are well versed at working with school and youth groups from every sector.

Does your Accommodation have a booking contact?

For all bookings please email or telephone 017684 82233. Please speak to Tim, Sean or Maddy.

Do you have first aid on site or will the group need to bring a qualified first aider?

All our staff are first aid qualified and we provided 24 hour cover.

Please list facilities available.

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.

Centre Facilities

The centre has many other facilities that are available to guests; 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.

Free Wifi is available throughout the ground floor of the building for adult guests.

The large but cosy student lounge is equipped with a log burning stove.

What are your disabled facilities?

Patterdale Hall endeavors to be inclusive on all its programs, however due to the nature of the building we are not a suitable venue for guests in wheelchairs or with very poor mobility. We intend to address this as we further develop the building.

What are your opening days and hours?

We are open all year around for group bookings.

Do you have any testimonials from previous schools we can include?

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.

Inspira NCS Team Leader – Tom

“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.”

Thankyou everyone at Patterdale for an amazing jam-packed week. The kids really enjoyed canoeing and cliff jumping with a considerate, understanding and patient instructor. Food was fantastic just what young people needed after a long expedition. I’d love to come back. The kids would love to come back.

Thank you. Ben

Is there anything else that you feel is important and want to include in your information?

Patterdale Hall, is a high quality provision in an inspirational setting. The grand nature of the beautiful Victorian building and grounds, make it a memorable and special place to come to.

Age of Children / Pupils: 8 – 10 years 11 – 13 years 14 – 16 years College University

Months Open: All Year Round January February March April May June July August September October November December

Accommodation Type: Outdoor Residential Centres

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