What will students see and do?

Kepplewray Centre is an inclusive and accessible outdoor activity centre in the Lake District – one of the UK’s biggest natural adventure playgrounds and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

It was set up by a group of Christians with the intention of helping everyone discover adventure while also appreciating life. Visitors can take part in activities such as abseiling, archery, bushcraft, crate stacking, mine exploration, rock climbing, mountain walking, team building games, fencing, orienteering, tree climbing, wild camping, bridge jumping, kayaking, canoeing, paddleboarding, ghyll scrambling and raft building.

These all come with an appropriate number of instructors for the group, high-quality equipment and safety kits, as well as boots and waterproof clothing for anyone without their own.

Teaching resources provided

Kepplewray Centre has put together some photo trails around the Furness area to challenge students before and after they arrive. Simply match the photos with the locations on the map. It’s a fun activity, encourages being outdoors and getting exercise, and introduces young people to using maps and finding locations. Produced in association with Active Cumbria, the photo trails feature Barrow Park, Ulverston, Dalton, Walney and Vickerstown.

Minimum and maximum group size

The centre’s accommodation can sleep a maximum of 76 people in dormitory-style rooms with varying numbers of beds within each.

Details of risk assessment

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Facilities On-Site

The large Victorian mansion that houses Kepplewray Centre boasts three lounges, a recreation room with a pool table and table football, a conservatory with a table tennis table, and accommodation for up to 70 guests in 15 bedrooms. Within the extensive grounds there is a pond and on-site activity facilities for tree climbing, team challenges, crate stacking and archery.

Opening Times

Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm



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Travel arrangements

Kepplewray Centre is situated on the southern edge of the Lake District National Park, within the 11th-century market town of Broughton-in-Furness. It is within easy reach of most cities within the north-west and north-east and has good transport links from the midlands and the south.

If travelling by rail, Foxfield station is just over one mile from the site. Kepplewray Centre also has two 17-seater minibuses available for hire to community groups and schools – get in touch to make a booking.


The Kepplewray Centre, Broughton in Furness, Cumbria
LA20 6HE

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