A wealth of activities in Cumbria and the Lakes to keep you and your guests entertained

We have partnered with Graythwaite Adventure to offer our guests a range of activities, so you can make the most of your stay at Graythwaite Estate.

We are very proud to work with Graythwaite Adventure to offer an extensive list of premium activities and excursions to keep you entertained, regardless of the weather. The activities listed below can be completely tailored to suit your needs and requirements, just speak to a friendly Event Managers’ who will be happy to create the perfect activity schedule for you. Moreover, if there is an activity that tickles your fancy, however is not listed, please do not hesitate to contact the team. No request is too big or small, and they will endeavour to do their best to deliver.

To book one of our activities please contact the Graythwaite Adventure team. Book your events as early as possible to avoid disappointment.  Due to popularity, we recommend booking at least one week in advance, however we accept bookings with as little as 24 hours notice when we can.  Please note that all activities are subject to availability although we try our hardest to accommodate as many people as we can.

Book now to avoid disappointment!


Channel your inner Robin Hood and acquire the ancient skill of Archery with one of our recurve target bows. Our qualified and experienced instructor will provide expert tuition for novices and skilled archers alike. Great fun for all the family.

Family Activies with Archery in Cumbria and the Lake District | The Graythwaite Estate

Clay Pigeon Shooting

Whether you’re a complete beginner or an experienced shooter we have a set-up that will suit everyone. You’ll learn the key techniques of clay pigeon shooting including safety, gun mounting and most importantly how (and when) to pull the trigger.

Clay Pigeon Shooting in the Lake District in Cumbria | The Graythwaite Estate

4 x 4 Off Road Driving

Our most popular activity on Graythwaite Estate. Lumps, bumps and camel humps. Controlled acceleration and axel articulation. CBA Events will bring you the best 4×4 experience by far! Get behind the steering wheel of one of our Land Rover Defenders and take on our very own, professionally built natural off road driving course, one of a kind with stunning views of Lake Windermere.

4x4 Off Road Driving in Cumbria and the Lake District | Land Rovers at Graythwaite Estate Activities

Bubble Football

This activity is ideal for families and friends who fancy a bit of competition and is suitable for all – you don’t even have to be good at football! Each player will be engulfed in a zorb ball which you can use to bounce, bash and boing your opponents out the way before bending it like Beckham!

Bubble Football in the Lake District | Zorb Football in Cumbria | The Graythwaite Estate

Lake District Guided Walks

Explore the hills and discover the hidden gems within the Lake District with your very own mountain guide. We have numerous ‘tried or tested’ routes suitable for all ages and abilities. Maybe you, your family and friends would enjoy a gentle, half day, low level walk through some of the most beautiful scenery Cumbria has to offer. Alternatively, take to the fells and adventure into the heart of the Langdale Pikes.

Hiking in the Lake District at the Graythwaite Estate Woodland Forest

Introduction to Bushcraft

We’ll teach you the skills you need to survive a night in the Lake District without the deluxe comfort and amenities that Silverholme and the Graythwaite Cottages offer. Venture into Graythwaite estate’s woodland and learn skills such as lighting fires, building shelters, sourcing water, basic camp fire cooking and of course toasting marshmallows.

Learn to source water, start fires, build shelters in the woodlands in Lake District and Cumbria | Graythwaite Estate

Canoeing on Lake Windermere

Join us for a fun and leisurely canoeing experience where we’ll teach you the basic canoeing and paddling techniques. Journey into the quiet bays and visit some of the famous islands on Lake Windermere. You’ll spot some of our local wildlife, maybe play some canoe games whilst enjoying the natural peaceful environment over a warm drink and a flapjack.

Canoeing in the Lake District on Lake Windermere | The Graythwaite Estate

Sailing on Lake Windermere

Jump aboard a 34ft yacht and prepare yourself for an adventure of a lifetime on Lake Windermere. You will be able to board your yacht on a jetty close to the Graythwaite Estate where you will be met by your fully qualified and friendly skipper for the day. For larger and something a little more competitive, speak to us about matched yacht sailing regattas. We’ll take care of safety but insist that you bring a camera – the views are spectacular! Maximum of 6 people per yacht.

Yacht on Lake Windermere | Sailing in Cumbria and Lake District, Regatta | Activities at Graythwaite

Family Sports Challenge!

Take on your friends and family in this varied and competitive event. We will welcome you all on to the event field before we introduce the teams. There’s only one goal in this activity – win more points than the other team(s) and be crowned champions of Graythwaite! Challenges on offer include: Archery, School Sports Day, Bubble Football and our HUGE Tree Climb.

Activities at Graythwaite | Sports Challenges for the Family, Archery, Bubble Football in the Lake District and Cumbria

Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP)

Stand up Paddleboarding is fun, exciting and enjoyable. Your instructor will meet you at your cottage, get you kitted up in all the gear before you, your friends and family make your way down to the lake where your paddleboards will be waiting. A fantastic way to spend any morning or afternoon on England’s largest natural lake.

Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) - Graythwaite Activities

Estate Picnic

Treat your loved ones to a picnic with a view. We have different picnic packages available from afternoon tea to a family picnic, a BBQ or romantic proposals at sunset over a glass of champagne. The Lake District is famous for scrumptious local produce, which we source especially for you. Our Land Rovers will pick you up outside your cottage and whisk you off to the perfect location; all you need to pack are your sunglasses and a camera.

Esthwaite Water, Lake District - The Graythwaite Estate