We are open and taking bookings for dates from 2nd April
Adventure and Outdoor Fun for the Whole Family with 50% Bursary Support
It has been tough times for everyone, and with light at the end of the tunnel, we are now ready to open and our office is available 9.00am to 5.00pm each weekday to answer any queries or process your booking. To help support your stay we have adjusted our terms and conditions, with no payment now due until 6 weeks prior to arrival for new bookings between 2nd April and 17th July 2021. 50% bursary funding is available, following successful application, to help with the cost of your stay.
Now Providing Day Activities
Please note we can provide day activity sessions for families. These take the place of being fully residential and allow families to still come and have a brilliant time at Calvert Lakes without having to stay. Sessions might include canoeing, high ropes, cycling or indoor climbing and can be tailor-made to suit your requirements.
Please contact the Bookings Team on 017687 72255 to discuss your requirements
“It was amazing. Best trip yet! The Calvert trust has revolutionised our holidays. Our holidays there unite us a family… What you do is transform things for whole families not just for the disabled person. Thank you.”
Scheduled throughout the year to coincide with school holidays, our Family courses are for groups of under 12 people where one member of the party is under 18 and one member has a disability. This may be an adult with a disability coming with their partner and children, or a child with a disability coming with adult family members and siblings. Our Family courses are also relevant for under 18 year old service users who may be in care and coming with support workers.
We will match you up with other families to make activity groups of up to 12 people where the majority of the centre’s residents are also made up of families, encouraging the social aspect of the stay for adults and children alike.
We have a number of courses of different durations for Families on set dates throughout the year:
Weekends (3-nights, Friday – Monday with 2 full days of activities)
Midweeks (4-nights, Monday – Friday with 3 full days of activities)
Full weeks (7-nights, usually Saturday – Saturday with 6 full days of activities)
Irrespective of how your Family group is made up, you are here to have challenging and adventurous fun together while also socialising with other children and adults in a safe and supportive environment.
A visit to the stables is usually part of a Families Course.
If you have concerns that you may not be able to take participate due to being over the weight limit please speak to the Bookings Team.
Please note: all prices quoted are for EVERY person attending a family course (service users, family members, support workers etc) based on maximum occupancy of the rooms available.Check Availability
Benefits of Family Adventure Breaks
Having fun together
Self-belief and confidence
Meeting new people
What families have told us...
“Both our boys have their own individual challenges, it is wonderful to see them try things that take them out of their comfort zone and the look of joy on their faces when they achieve! All staff are so aware of the needs of individual visitors and that makes a huge difference to the enjoyment levels of all. I will continue to recommend Lake District Calvert Trust”
“We have never been able to enjoy a holiday were everyone is involved. Being able to share activities with our daughter and granddaughter was fantastic”
“The total accessibility and friendly staff made us all feel right at home”
“Our boy got a lot out of riding, the ropes challenge and indoor climbing and related activity. It was good to have been in the company of others with similar problems and outlook.”
“Don't have any doubts or worries about coming just book it. Excellent and friendly instructors who are extremely knowledgeable about various disabilities and equipment. Great to experience what non-disabled or able bodied can do together rather than watching from the side-lines. We will be returning!”
“As the parents of an Autistic child, our plan was to see our son experience new challenges and for him to be integrated with similar children. In sum, we have achieved all we set out for and more.”