The new year is often a time when companies take stock of their business: analysing where they are in the marketplace, planning where they want to be in 12 months’ time and working out how to get there. Training staff, and equipping them the skills and knowledge they need to be successful in…

Are you, or someone you know, looking for a new challenge in 2018? Then how about a job at Lakeside? We’re now recruiting instructors and volunteers for our 2018 season and have a range of vacancies available from volunteers to adventure instructors. If you know someone who might be interested in…

With frequent dustings of snow, the dramatic hills around Lakeside can look like a perfect winter picture postcard, and are often a tempting proposition for walkers and ramblers. While the landscape may look benign from a distance however, this rugged beauty can also be a treacherous environment…

Our Changing Young Lives appeal has raised more than £85,000 of the remaining £500,000 we need to fund our new Lakeside South Centre, and we’re asking you to get involved to help boost our total even further. For over 50 years we’ve improved and enhanced the lives of more than a million…

It’s our final post before we close for the festive break and we’d like to wish everyone a very happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year. Here at Lakeside, we close on Tuesday 19th December and reopen on Wednesday 3 January 2018. A fun-packed year We’ve had another adventurous year, with…

Calverton school in the East End of London recently discovered the benefits of venturing ‘up north’ for its annual Year 6 residential trip. Unable to attend their usual outdoor education centre in Essex, the school had to look elsewhere. That was when they discovered that a trip to Lakeside in…

Some of the most successful UK companies are spending more than £1,000 per employee per year on professional development. But what form does this take and why is professional development so important? Continued professional development (CPD) is widely recognised as a way to improve the standards…

If you need something to warm your heart on a cold winter morning, then what better than this glimpse of otters playing near Lakeside. Our location, on the shore of Lake Windermere, means that we’re surrounded by a wealth of wildlife. The otters have been visiting at this time of year for several…

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