Schools ~ Families ~ Corporate ~ Individuals

No group too small


The activities team at Glaramara has over 75 years of experience in the outdoors and successfully runs school activity programmes throughout the year.
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We always consult with schools on an individual basis in order to tailor your Activity Programme to your needs and requirements. We aim to enthuse and challenge pupils in ways that may be difficult to achieve in the classroom.

Glaramara is nestled in the heart of the picturesque Borrowdale valley. When children are placed in such a totally different environment, removed from their comfort zones and presented with real physical and mental challenges, the opportunities for developing their key skills are remarkable.

At Glaramara ‘Every Child Matters’. We aim to contribute towards the development of safe, happy, positive and healthy children by:

  • Encouraging physical activity and healthy eating within a caring environment
  • Building self-confidence and self-esteem
  • Providing opportunities for young people to take responsibility for themselves and others
  • Developing an appreciation of risk and how to manage it
  • Fostering positive attitudes and creative thinking
  • Developing skills for life

We understand that residential accommodation and cuisine is a key factor when deciding on your outdoor activity venue. Hit the link to view our Glaramara Hotel, which will be your home whilst away in the lakes.


Dear David, Sharon, Kevin, Graham, Simon and Rachel,
Just an email to say a huge thank you for making the weekend so successful!! Everyone seemed to thoroughly enjoy themselves and all my new parents had nothing but good things to say! The accommodation is fantastic and makes a huge difference.  The food as always was great and the activities went down really well – the parents loved the Ghyll Srambling!!
We finished off yesterday morning with a lovely walk at Whinlatter!

Thanks once again.

Quayfoot Quarry Abseiling with Glaramara


Your most precious heirlooms aren’t tangible objects but the memories you create through shared experience as a family.

Glaramara has decades of experience creating exciting and challenging adventures for all ages and abilities.

Hi Simon,
I just wanted to thank you for giving me and Eleanor such a great day on Saturday. You made us both feel very relaxed and made Eleanor excited about returning.
You were just great.

Thanks buddy!

No matter your experience level, we will tailor an activity package to suit the whole family.

From sliding as one into a Lakeland river, or competing against one another in a family archery completion we provide it all.

On holiday in Keswick and don’t fancy the drive? Not a problem – we’ll even do the driving!

Corporate Groups

Glaramara owns its own conference venue and hotel in an unrivalled location in the heart of the English Lake District.

For over fifteen years our own in house facilitators and instructors have been organising and running corporate events ranging from enjoyable staff away-days to team development training courses.

  • Spacious grounds with immediate access to woodland and the local fells.
  • A bespoke design service for corporate events which will be tailor made to suit an organisation’s goals and requirements. Our flexible approach means we can provide suitably challenging events where everyone can participate.
  •  Services include event facilitation, technical support, safety cover and transport.
  • Our team will work closely with external training personnel in delivery of a team or personal development programme.
  • Twenty three en-suite bedrooms and delicious homemade food with menus changing seasonally and a strong emphasis on local produce.
  • Our fell view conference suite offers stunning views of some of the Lake District’s most famous mountains and is ideal for conferences, board meetings and training days.

Recent clients include:

For more information on our accomodation please visit our hotel website
Contact us at any time if you wish to discuss your requirements in more detail or would just like some further information.