Booking for Day Camp

When school’s out, what will your kids get up to?  Will they be stuck inside glued to their TV or computer games?

Our Day Camps will give your children an unforgettable experience. With more than 50 activities to choose from, they’ll never be stuck for something to do.  And while they’re having so much fun they won’t even realise they’re also learning valuable life skills. Our Day Camps are a safe, supportive environment where your child can try new things that will help them to grow in confidence, work as a team, make new friends, learn new skills, achieve things they thought impossible and have fun in the outdoors!

New for Day Camps!

This year young people from all ages will be able to choose their own adventure and spend the week developing skills they never knew they had! They have the chance to learn climbing skills to paddle sports and loads in between.

This year our day Camps will leave your children with an experience that will last throughout their lives and gives them the skills to show it!

A typical day at Lakeside Day Camps

8am – 9am – Arrive at Camp
9.30am – YOU choose 2 activities
12.30pm – Lunch
1.30pm – Afternoon age group activities
4pm – 5pm – Home time

What are the benefits of my child coming to Day Camps?

Children of all ages have a fantastic opportunity to make new friends and create lasting memories in an adventurous and safe environment. It’s a chance for children to develop their social skills, taking part in team building and problem solving activities, as well as overcoming personal challenges to build their confidence and self esteem.

In a world where television, games consoles and mobile phones take over, children are missing out on all the adventures that the great outdoors has to offer. Many of the children that come to Day Camps return year after year which is a testament to how much they
enjoy it!

With more Day Camp activities than ever to choose from, they’ll never be stuck for something to do. And for children aged 10+ we have an optional overnight bivi where the children have fun building their own shelter and cooking food together around a camp fire!

How do we get there?

We are located on the Western Shores of Lake Windermere on the road between Hawkshead and Newby Bridge.

We organise buses for collection and drop off at various locations around South Cumbria, the routes for each of our Day Camps are as follows…

Bus routes available for Easter Day Camps: 

  • Route 1 Barrow/Dalton/Ulverston
  • Route 3 Kendal/Levens Area

Bus routes available for Summer Day Camps:

  • Route 1 Barrow/Dalton/Ulverston
  • Route 2 Kendal/Windermere
  • Route 3 Kendal/Levens Area
  • NEW – Route 4 Langdale & Coniston

Transport Cost – £45 per person

Easter & Summer Day Camps!

We are extremely excited to be offering 2 weeks worth of Easter Day Camps and 6 weeks of Summer Day Camps!

School’s Out For Easter!

Week 1:
30th March – 3rd April 2020

Week 2:
6th April – 10th April 2020

Six Weeks of Summer Day Camps!

Week 1:
20th – 24th July 2020

Week 2:
27th – 31st July 2020

Week 3:
3rd – 7th August 2020

Week 4:
10th -14th August 2020

Week 5:
17th – 21stAugust 2020

Week 6:
24th – 28th August 2020

Easter Day Camp Prices

All ages are £135 for the full week programme.

For the Norgay and Messner group there is an optional extra of an overnight Bivi which costs £35

Transport for the week on selected routes will be £45


A bursary fund can provide support to some families who wish to send their children to day camps and are on low incomes.

To apply please download and complete our Day Camps booking Form (tap to download) and send to with proof of Universal Tax Credit or Pupil Premium.

Please don’t hesitate to contact one of our friendly team on 01539 539000 if you would like more information regarding our Day Camps and bursary scheme.


Summer Day Camp Prices

All ages are £140 for the full week programme.

For the Norgay and Messner group there is an optional extra of an overnight Bivi which costs £30

Transport for the week on selected routes will be £45

Childcare Vouchers Accepted

Currently you can use childcare vouchers as part or full payment when booking your children onto our Day Camps. Please note, our Ofsted reg. number is 2527232.

To book using childcare vouchers you must contact us by calling 01539 539000 or emailing We are unfortunately unable to retrospectively apply Childcare Vouchers to any online bookings.

All New Age Groups!

We have now expanded them to include younger children, who in years gone by have had to wait for their Day Camps Experience.

We have named the three age groups after 3 world famous explorers and they are:

Shackleton (Ages 5-7)

Hargreaves (Ages 8-10)

Messner (Ages 11-13)