Unrivalled equine centre right on our doorstep

Discover a cutting-edge, multi-sensory hydrotherapy pool

We advocate for better disability awareness

Visit for the day and discover

While we are first and foremost a residential outdoor activity centre, there are some very good reasons to come and visit us for the day.

Our Water Centre

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Our purpose built Water Centre opened in 2011 and is available to use by residents, the local community, visitors to the Lake District and care organisations. It provides a complete sensory experience for users both with and without disabilities.

The centre includes:

  • A fully accessible 12x6m multi-sensory hydrotherapy pool, combining light,  sound and projection with the warmth of hydrotherapy – 32°C.
  • Light and pleasant indoor and outdoor seating areas.
  • Sensory features include a spa, bubble pads and a water fountain – all activated by poolside buttons.
  • With advance notice, the pool floor can be raised or lowered to alter water depth.

The Sensory Room

Find out more with our Sensory Room induction film

Our Sensory Room is a wonderful complement to a pool session. It’s available for use by residents, the local community, visitors to the Lake District and care organisations.

The room offers:

  •  A welcome, calming environment – perfect for littles ones as well as both adults and children who can find daily life overly-stimulating and need space away
  • Bubble tubes, light shows, olfactory experiences and music controlled by you
  • Soft furnishings that encourage calm time
  • £6 per hour – sole use

Calvert Stables

Our Stables

Situated in a lovely elevated site on the edge of Keswick, Calvert Lakes Stables (British Horse Society approved) are open to both able and disabled riders from the local community. Our qualified instructors (British Horse Society and Riding for the Disabled) lead both riding and trap driving sessions.

We have six horses carefully chosen for their temperament while our purpose-built indoor and outdoor arenas offer a viewing gallery, state of the art lifts and electronic hoists as well as adapted wheelchair-accessible traps for those unable to ride.

We also run a regular Saturday Pony Club for young riders – encouraging and teaching the next generation of horse-lovers.

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Certain restrictions apply

Please note there is a weight limit of 83kg (13 stone) for horse riders and 114kg (18 stone) for trap drivers (including the weight of a wheelchair if used). Electric powered wheelchairs are not permitted on the traps, but a basic manual wheelchair can be provided.

For businesses

Calvert Lakes Meeting

Corporate Hire

In addition to accessibly activity breaks, the Lake District Calvert Trust offers conference weekends with optional team building activities for all your attendees, including anyone with a disability.

  • Formal and informal meeting areas
  • Accessible outdoor activities
  • On-site hydro therapy pool, games room and sports hall
  • Minimum stay 2 nights
  • For 12 to 60 people
  • Available all year round

Disability Awareness Training Days

As we move towards ever more inclusive and representative workplaces and environments, we are delighted to introduce Calvert Lakes’ Disability Awareness and Inclusion Activity Days for businesses.

As a forward-thinking, inclusive organisation, we can help you build on how you embrace and cater for a diverse workforce – allowing your people to shine and your business to thrive. In return, you’ll be supporting a key UK charity.

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