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Fun, adventure and inspiration for all ages

Fun, adventure and inspiration for all ages

Journeys of Adventure

Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway, Cruise & a visit to the Lake District Visitors Centre at Brockhole

This option combines a ride on a steam train with a scenic cruise on Lake Windermere and a visit to the enchanting Brockhole Visitors Centre. The Lakeside and Haverthwaite Steam Railway links in with the science aspect of the national curriculum eg. physical processes, history and changing transport methods. The Brockhole National Park Visitors Centre offers open spaces and for the adventurous type there is Tree Top Trek, Treet Top Nets and adventure playgrounds. Brockhole offers inspiring schools visit programmes for all key stages with free self-led activities and themed tutored learning sessions.

Journeys of Adventure includes

  • A single lake cruise from Lakeside and Bowness (40 minutes in duration) or vice versa. Return journeys or full lake cruises are also available.
  • A one-way ride on the Lakeside & Haverthwaite Steam Railway
  • A visit to the Lake District Visitor Centre at Brockhole

Prices (Valid until 31 March 2024)

Prices for this package start from (see table below). Contact us for more information.



Coach Drivers

For great incentives and useful information for tour operators and drivers call 015394 43360. Windermere Lake Cruises has ample parking for coaches at both Lakeside and Bowness piers and there is space for dropping off at Ambleside (Waterhead) Pier. View our interactive map with information about parking, piers and their location around the lake.

On-Board Facilities

Toilets are available on all of our ‘Steamers’ and modern launches (check for disabled access). Many of our Vessels have licensed bars and/or tea bars. So whilst enjoying the marvellous panoramic views, why not treat yourself to a tipple of your choice, or how about a warming soup to prepare you for your journey home?

Facilities for Wheelchair Users

Wheelchair users are strongly advised to call and confirm which vessel is operating which service. Our ‘Steamers’ are suitable for wheelchair users but onboard toilet facilities can only be reached by means of stairs. However there are adapted toilets at Lakeside, Bowness and Ambleside, and ‘Radar’ facilities close to Ambleside and Bowness Piers. The Main saloons are wheelchair accessible on the Teal and the Swan but not on the Tern (although there is ample covered accommodation).

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