Real Family Holidays in the Lake District

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The western tops of Blencathra
Example accommodation at FSC Blencathra
Games Room at FSC Blencathra

Real Family Holidays offer all-inclusive family breaks during school holidays, with heaps of outdoor activities.

– Comfortable accommodation.
– All meals included, with unlimited hot or cold drinks.
– One free activity for all the family per night stayed.
– Advice and guidance if you want to explore the area yourself.

The location for your stay is FSC Blencathra, which is 300m up the side of a Blencathra with views across to Keswick, Helvellyn, and Skiddaw areas.

Accommodation is with meals included, with catering for special diets. Packed lunches can be made too.
Bed linen is provided as well as private and ensuite family rooms.
If you need additional outdoor clothing, it can be hired at the centre.

Example Activities:

Try your hand at navigating around the centre grounds to seek out the markers and gain bonus points. It’s all against the clock so you had better be quick! Age 5+

*Team Building*
Test your communication and problem-solving skills with team challenges around the centre grounds; how far, how fast, how many; you have to work together! Age 5+

*Blindfold Trail*
Test your senses and trust your teammates by being lead blind around our roped woodland trail. Watch out for those obstacles along the way, hold on and step carefully. Age 5+

*Minibeast Hunt*
Get your hands dirty by searching around in our woodland and undergrowth for all manner of mini creatures that are hiding there; what can you find and can you identify it? All ages.

*Scavenger Hunt*
Go on a hunt around the centre grounds to answer a list of riddles; is it soft is it prickly? See how many items you can find within the time. All ages.

*Compass Bearing Course*
Age 5+

*Ghyll Scramble* (Additional Fee)
Utilise coordination, resilience and teamwork to splash your way up a classic Lake District ghyll before taking the plunge! There are lots of options on this ghyll scramble and it can be made as easy or as challenging as you like. Age 8+

*Canoeing on Derwent Water* (Additional Fee)
Take to the waters of our local lake Derwent Water in Canadian canoes. Led by experienced instructors with our external provider Live4Adventure, you will explore the lake and its islands while enjoying the panoramic views of the surrounding fells. You will be provided with a buoyancy aid.

*Half Day Mountain Walk* (Additional Fee)
Gain a sense of achievement from scaling one the Lake District’s most popular mini-mountains, Cat Bells. At 451m it is a challenge for all the family, located just outside Keswick with stunning views overlooking Derwent Water and the surrounding fells. Age 6+

Please note that some activities have an additional charge.

Photo Credit: The western tops of Blencathra, By Andrew – Autumn Afternoon, CC BY 2.0

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Activities Available
Ghyll Scrambling
Guided Walks
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Father to 3 kids, who loves getting out and about (hiking, running, camping, cycling, canoeing...) Co-founded Get Out With The Kids to help other parents enjoy the outdoors with their family.

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