Lake District Activities For Families At Rookin House


Air Rifles

Minimum age - 8yrs
Our modern rifles are accurate, powerful light and almost silent. Our range is purpose built where you can sit and take aim in comfort and undercover with an array of targets to test your aim and concentration which include traditional bulls eye, spinner & drop down targets to name a few.
£22.50 per person, ¾ hour session



Minimum age - 8 years
Instruction by qualified GNAS instructors will enable you to get the most from this ancient art of toxophily. Competitive, yet relaxing archery can be enjoyed regardless of the Lakeland weather as we have indoor and outdoor facilities. We can easily accommodate a group of 10 people so it’s a great activity for family groups or friends of all age to have a bit of healthy competition and fun.
£10.00 per person ½ hour session
£17.50 per person 1 hour session


Argo Cat

Max of 5 adults per trip or 8 small children.
Fully versatile, this 8 wheeled, skid steer, amphibious all terrain vehicle is roomy enough for 5 adults or 8 small children to enjoy the ultimate off road experience. As the passengers you will be amazed as you are driven skilfully round natural obstacles including riverbanks and a lake, in a real life roller coaster ride.
£58.00 per trip – a 20 minute out of this world journey.


Assault Course

For adults and children 8yrs+
There is a varied and challenging assault course in the grounds of Rookin House. The session usually takes about 1 hour and you will be given a demonstrative safety brief at each element before you take on each other or the other team! The assault course can be incorporated in to a team building event by giving you an extra challenge e.g. a stretcher to navigate round but don’t harm your casualty…
Price on application as depends on duration and group size varies from £10 per person to £7.50 for larger groups.


Clay Pigeon Shooting - As well as 12 & 20 bore guns for adults we have a smaller bore shot guns for younger shooters. Our advisory min. age is 10yrs but it is also to do with physical size

Using a variety of fully automatic promatic traps we can change the direction of any clay (simulating a variety of birds) allowing us to cater for complete beginners and the more accomplished shot. The session starts with you being matched up to right sized gun and a safety briefing showing you how to handle our Berretta shot guns with confidence. Once you are in position the first clays start to fly and your instructor will soon have you hitting those clays. With a couple of practice rounds under your belt you can finish off with a competition.

Price includes all equipment and instruction
£19.50 per person for 12 cartridges (taster session)
£32.50 per person for 25 cartridges (most popular choice)
£55.00 per person for 50 cartridges (for keen shooters)


Command Tasks

These cunning and fun, little tasks put a variety of team working skills to the test. Leadership, communication, planning and support are all required in order to successfully complete each task. As ever with teamwork, planning and talking about it is all very well – but it is the execution of the task that matters. The theory that they were going to hold on to that rope was all well and good in the planning, but the true test is the ‘doing’. You try to remind yourself just which team member it was that spoke up about the rope being too heavy to hold for that long – as your prize slowly sinks in to the river……………
It’s all about learning by doing and a great way to test out existing team skills or to accelerate new teams getting to know each other.
Price on application as depends on duration and group size.


Cub Karts

10 minutes - 3 - 7 years
Give the kids their first driving experience. A safe introduction to driving.

Unfortunately this activity can not be booked in advance, so please check availability on the day.


Dakar Off Road - 4x4 Driving With A Difference

Drivers must have a valid driving license & passengers must be 12yrs plus.
You can experience the thrill of driving through mud and water, tackling gradients and generally driving in conditions you wouldn’t normally dream of. Accompanied at all times by one of our skilled instructors you will soon develop daring off road skills.

£75.00 for 45 minute Dakar off roading trip for up to 3 people.



The family fishing pond is ideal for beginners and children. The fishing pitches are on a pond, which is well stocked with rainbow trout, so, with a little skill, you could catch your dinner! All fishing tackle and bait are provided.
£8.50 equipment hire and bait or £6.50 with own rod and line
Trout prices: £3.50 per lb, average size ¾ lb.


Go Karts

Indoors - Min height limit 4’7” (1.4m) and Min age 14 years
The Lake Districts only indoor Rally Cross circuit. Sessions organised as 5 practise laps and a series of 10 lap races. These latest Honda powered karts allow you to put your foot down hard to the floor and test your driving ability to the full! As you get faster the earth track gets slippier and if that’s not for you just take your time.
£18.50 for 25 laps
£22.00 for 35 laps
£25.50 for 45 laps


Human Bowling

Age and height guidelines – 8 years+ and 3’7”+
One player climbs into the ball. He or she is then strapped securely into the seat by a body harness. The other players roll the ball at pins situated 15 feet away, knocking over as many as possible. “It’s ten pin bowling – live!”
£9.50 per person (minimum group size 4, maximum 10 a session)


JCB Operation

4 years to Adult
Here is a chance to do something different! Learn how to operate a JCB excavator – you never know when it might come in handy!
£17.50 per person for 15 minutes 1:1 instruction



Minimum age 16 years, minimum group size 10.
Madtrax buggies are purpose built for use on a rough terrain circuit, and have all round suspension to ensure peak performance at all times. Full racing outfits are provided. Each race consists of 4 laps, with a grand final and a trophy for the winner. Each driver is guaranteed a minimum of 3 races per session.
£51.50 per person


Pony Trekking

Minimum age 8 years
Experience the beauty of the Lakeland countryside and its changing seasons   from the back of a horse. We can arrange rides to suit you from 1 hour to a   full day. Rookin house has a wide variety of options for both trekking and  riding lessons.
£30.00 – 1 hour trek
£42.50 – 1 ½ hour trek
£55.00 – 2 hour trek
£65.00 – 2 ½ hours
£75.00 – 3 hours
£125.00 – Full Day (experienced riders only)


 £82.00 - Family Private Ride, 2 adults & 2 children - 30 minute ride      round Rookin House Lakeland Hill Farm. Great for younger kids or anyone  particularly nervous.

 Lead Rein
 2yrs +
 £16.00 30 minutes - You provide the leader, 2 required for under 4yrs

 6yrs+ & Private rides
 £25.00 per 30 mins for 1 to 1 Instruction
 £42.50 per 1 hour for 1 to 1 instruction 
 £22.50 per 30 mins for 1 instructor to two clients
 £36.00 for 1 hour 1:2 instruction

 Lessons can be booked in blocks of 10 (for the same person) and for our  regular riders we offer group lessons which both offer a great saving, please  call Deborah on 017684 83561 to discuss your options.



Adult Quads

360cc Kawasaki machines, minimum age 16 years.

Escorted Quad Bike Treks
Once you have been kitted out with overalls and a helmet you will be briefed by a LANTRA qualified instructor on how to operate the quad safely for maximum enjoyment.

The trek will explore our Lakeland hill farm.

You will start off on flat ground to build up confidence and progress over undulating ground, some man made obstacles including a see saw, down steep banks and river crossings depending on the skill of the riders and length of trek booked.

£21.00 – 20 minute trek - taster session
£38.50 – 40 minute trek
£55.00 – 1 hour trek - for those who have quad biked before and managed OK so feel confident


Midi Quads

12 to 15 years 80cc
These junior quads are great fun and are normally taken out separately to the adult treks. Adults can join their children on an adult bike if they prefer. 
£21.00 – 20 minutes
£38.50 – 40 minutes


Mini Quads

6 to 11 years 50cc
These smaller quads give younger children a chance to experience off road driving. Children over 12 years can join these treks, however, they are taken out in consideration of the least capable rider so we advise that children join treks suited to their age and ability where possible.
£21.00 – 20 minutes


  Tree Climb

  For adults and children 8 years+ a degree of physical fitness is required
  A real challenge for those who aren’t great on heights and the perfect opportunity to try out your         Superman impressions.  This activity can be incoporated with Assault Course and Human Bowling for a   group of 8 or more this would work out at £25 per person and the package would last 3 hours. 
  This activity can be incorporated with other activities, price on application as depends on group size. 

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