The idea of taking your graduates, trainees and apprentices even further out of their comfort zone appealed to quite a lot of you! Back in May, we told you that camping can add another dimension to our professional development programmes. Following the article many of you called to ask about our…

It’s officially summer and we’re already seeing the promise of warmer weather on the way. With Lake Windermere literally on our doorstep, we’ll be making the most of the summer months for kayaking, rafting and other water sports. As with everything we do at Lakeside, safety is paramount. This…

Once exams are out of the way, the last half term of the school year is usually the most fun. It’s also the chance to reward students for their hard work and good behaviour with a school trip. Here at Lakeside our adventure day trips are becoming more and more popular, and we’re almost fully…

It’s almost time for the class of 2017 to leave school or college and take their first steps into the world of work. Yet the transformation from student to valuable employee can be a giant leap for some young people. Following a lifetime of instruction from parents, teachers and lecturers it can…

It’s the summer term, but before we all enjoy six weeks of reduced commuter traffic, many schools will be enjoying their school day trips. But it’s not just schools that can benefit from a trip out during the summer months. If you run or help out at a youth club, community group, Brownie, Cub,…

School trips should be about giving young people a different experience. One that takes them out of their comfort zone, challenges them to try new things and helps them to thrive in a new environment. Camping at Lakeside offers all this and more – and it’s cheaper too. Each year we welcome many…

Do you enjoy a physical challenge? Do you want to help raise money for a worthwhile cause? Then join us on Saturday 7th October for the Lakeside Mud Dash. Choose from one of two mud-filled courses – 5km or 10km – depending on how much of a challenge you want to take on! Individual and team…

As the days lengthen and the weather warms up, we enter our peak season here at YMCA Lakeside. To make sure our outdoor adventure holidays and development programmes even more enjoyable for our visitors, on 27th May, we welcomed 6 more instructors to Lakeside. Roz Higman, Kathryn Board, Katie…

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