Read why a Tree Top Trek adventure at Brockhole is one of Abigail’s favourite days out with her family.
Meet Abbie – Abigail is the 11 year old daughter of our Marketing coordinator. During the school holidays she is sometimes ‘shipped in’ to help with a few of the more mundane jobs. Her favourite tasks – manipulating images in Photoshop and updating the blackboard; what’s her incentive? Why, money of course!
“One of my favourite days out is a visit to Brockhole, the Lake District Visitor Centre on Lake Windermere. It’s right by the Lake so my brother and I like to mess about by the water’s edge and there’s a really good adventure playground there too but, one of the very best things is that it’s where Tree Top Trek is based. This is brilliant! You get to wear a harness and then climb high up in the trees and negotiate loads of obstacles like rope bridges, log beams and swings. I think the best bit is at the very end there is a massive zip wire that 3 of you can do at once. It seems to go on for ages and it’s a bit like a race to see who gets down to the bottom first. There’s also Tree Top Nets which is a more recent addition and good fun for younger children that might be a bit scared of the Tree Top adventure. You have to pay for the Tree Top Trek so we always take a drink and some snacks with us and only do it as a special treat but there is a café at the Visitor Centre which always looks busy so it must be nice.”
The Visitor Centre at Brockhole, located on the edge of Lake Windermere, is one of the most popular family attractions in the South Lakes. The Centre organises frequent events and activity days to please different audiences which makes it a great place to visit again and again.