Rookin House Equestrian & Activity Centre - Activites For Kids

Families, school parties and youth groups keep returning to Rookin House because of the great choice of activities available for younger visitors. Rookin House is like a 250 acre adventure playground. Children can participate in many of the regular activities, as well as some specially designed for them – providing fun and adventure in a safe environment.


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.


Children's Birthday Parties


Let us take the stress away and organise your child's birthday party for you. We can offer themed parties for the ultimate birthday adventure, from Para Package, to Troop Tasks, Cowboys & Indians to All Terrain Adventure.
Package prices start at £150.00.
More info


Also see details of our Pony Parties


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.



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)


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 1:1 instruction 15 minutes



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)

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

£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

Regular group lessons are £21.00 please call for further details

Private Rides - Please check prices as cost can vary depending on the group size and specific needs.


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. At 6yrs old though, unless they are big for their age the children will physically struggle so please bear that in mind. If you would like to discuss the suitability of the mini quad driving for 6 & 7yr olds please do not hesitate to contact us on 017684 83561. Children over 12 years can join these treks, however, they are taken out in consideration of the least capable rider.
£21.00 – 20 minutes

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