Groups visiting us out of season enjoy an engaging and cost-effective outdoor experience that can be adapted to suit all weathers.

You don’t need great weather to have a great time at Brathay. In fact, many groups prefer to stay with us off-season – not just to take advantage of our flexible packages and special rates, but also to enjoy visiting the Lake District without the crowds.

And there's no need to worry about being too cold or wet! We serve hot meals daily and have all the drying rooms, warm dormitories, waterproof clothing, hiking boots, and technical equipment needed to keep our groups safe and warm whatever the weather. 

Facilities for all weathers

Every residential consists of a healthy mix of indoor and outdoor experiences and activities can be adapted to suit the time of year. While physical and mental challenges in the great outdoors are an important part of what we do, quality learning takes place indoors too - for example creative and reflective sessions in mask making, arts and crafts, drama and navigation.

Challenges without the crowds

Many of our outdoor activities focus on teamwork and confidence building within the shelter and safety of our own grounds. Bad weather rarely stops play as we’re always within spitting distance (no pun intended!) of Brathay Hall and our guest accommodation.

Meanwhile, outdoor activities further afield are often enhanced during the cooler months. Gyhll scrambling can be thrilling when the water is running fast; canoeing on a quiet lake is amazingly calming, and mountain walking on a crisp autumn or winter’s day gives extra clarity to those iconic Lakeland views.

Off-season really does work:

  • VALUE: Personalised packages delivered at a great price
  • CHOICE: Alternative activities for all weathers
  • CHALLENGE: Memorable experiences from outside the comfort zone
  • TREATS: Toasted marshmallows, bonfires, team building in the snow
  • IMPACT: Build resilience and independence in a wild, winter landscape

Off-peak weeks can be the perfect choice for schools

Off-peak residentials are always popular with schools - not just because they are cost-effective which means more pupils can be included, but also because one of the most valuable outcomes of any residential is the impact it has on building positive relationships within a group. Schools that visit us during autumn and winter see pupils reap the benefits for the rest of the school year.

Call Emma Johnston on 015394 39734 or email her here to discuss an off-peak package at a great price.