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YMCA National Centre, Lakeside – Day & Residential Activity School Trips & Educational Packages

You’ll find the YMCA National Centre, Lakeside hidden within 400 acres of private woodland along the south western shores of Lake Windermere.

As a centre of excellence in outdoor learning we’ve been here for more than 60 years and in that time, we’ve helped more than a million young people to build a better future.

Today, we’re one of the largest outdoor activity centres in Europe, delivering top quality outdoor learning from , in our opinion, the best location you could ask for.

Our activities

Making the most of the natural resources on our doorstep we offer nearly 50 land and water-based activities. Our adventures range from kayaking to fell walking, and archery to caving, so there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Our facilities

On site we offer a variety of accommodation options. The new Stoller Campus has over 250 beds. North camp has a variety of dorm rooms and a lodge village and sleeps just under 200 in total. In addition we have great value tented villages which offer a great value adventurous option during the summer months form Easter to October.

Our two counter served restaurants offer wholesome, hearty fayre and can accommodate most dietary requirements.

Who we work with

We work with schools, colleges, youth and corporate groups from all over Europe. Since we introduced our Family Residential Camps, more and more families are also enjoying adventure holidays with us. We think children of 8 or older will get the most from our activities, but we do work with younger children who attend with their parents. .

Many of our activities can be adapted for groups with special needs and disabilities. Speak to a member of our team to find out more.

Contact us for more about your next adventure or learning and development programmes available at Lakeside and speak to a member of our team by using the enquiry form below.

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