Activities for Families at Rookin House
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.
£59.00 per trip – a 20 minute out of this world journey.
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.
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
Clay pigeon shooting is suitable for all ages* and ability. While 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.
£19.50 per person for 12 cartridges (taster session)
£35.00 per person for 25 cartridges
£57.50 per person for 50 cartridges
Drivers must have a valid driving license
Passengers must be 12yrs plus.
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
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.
£9.50 equipment hire and bait or £8.50 with own rod and line
Trout prices: £3.50 per lb, average size ¾ lb.
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 per person for 25 laps
£22.50 per person for 35 laps
£26.50 per person for 45 laps
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.
All prices are per person unless otherwise stated
£30.00 for 1 hour trek
£42.50 for 1 ½ hour trek
£55.00 for 2 hour trek
£65.00 for 2½ hours
£75.00 for 3 hours
£125.00 Full Day (experienced riders only)
Unaccompanied Lead Rein 4yrs +
£17.50 per person 30 minutes - You must be able to provide a experienced competent adult to lead the pony.
Accompanied Private Lead Rein 2yrs+
£27.50 per person 30minutes - we lead the horse (if for a young child you walk along side)
£27.50 per person for 30 mins £47.50 per person for 1 hour 1:1 instruction
£24.50 per person for 30 mins £40.00 per person for 1 hour 1:2 instruction
For our regular riders our group lessons are £22.00 per person
We offer private rides for any duration from 1/2 hour to a full day. Price on application. Perfect for a special occassion (we have had people propose on horse back) or for advanced or very nervous riders.
See details of our horsey group activities here Pony Parties
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)
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.
£55.00 per person
*this activity is subject to ground conditions/weather so an alternative of indoor Go Kart Rally Cross & Clay Pigeon shooting will be provided if we can not run the Madtrax Session on the day.
Minimum of 10 people, minimum age 16yrs lowered to 12yrs if accompanied by a parent
Picture yourself behind enemy lines in the heart of the jungle. With stealth and speed, you advance over hazardous territory towards your target. Paintballing needs wits, courage, careful planning and dedicated teamwork. So let the battle begin! Paintball is particularly popular with groups of friends and corporate events. All safety equipment is provided. You will be briefed and trained by paintball supervisors before battle commences.
£30.00 per person including 200 paintballs
£42.00 per person including 400 paintballs
Extra paintballs can be purchased on the day at £6.00 per 100
Adult Escorted Quad Bike Treks
360cc Kawasaki machines, minimum age 16 years.
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, down steep banks and river crossings depending on the duration booked and the skill of the riders.
All treks are taken out in consideration of the least capable rider
£22.50 per person 20 minutes - Ideal for first timers as a taster session. A chance to experience off road driving to see if it is for you.
£39.50 per person 40 minutes - Great fun for those who feel confident and want to try some banks, hill and river crossings.
£57.50 per person 1 hour - For those who enjoy a challenge and the more confident rider.
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.
£22.50 per person for 20 minutes
For adults & children approx 9yrs+
Tree climb - this physical actvity is what it says, the trees are tall pine trees that have had foot and hand holds on enabling you to climb up the tall scots pine tree trunks if you're brave enough... The tree climb is a popular addition to multi-activity packages. If you want to add the tree climb to a group activity package please do not hesitate to contact us.
Price on application