Horse Riding Holidays

Witherslack Hall Farm offers horse riding breaks all year round for families adults and children from the age of 3yrs from complete beginners to advanced riders.

We can offer you quality riding instruction as well as the most fantastic hacking in and around Witherslack Hall Estate.

Choose from one of our package holidays or we can tailor make your holiday to suit you.

Bring along your partner and the rest of the family and the Dog! with plenty of other activities to enjoy during your stay like fishing in our lake, cycling, and walking you can be sure there is an activity for everyone. You can choose to take a day away from the Farm and visit Windermere Lake, Sizegh Castle, Holker Hall, Levens Hall which are all within a 20min drive from the Farm.

Accommodation

Traditional Country Farmhouse Bed and Breakfast

The accommodation will be at the onsite Farmhouse Bed and Breakfast. You will be thrilled with just how much 17th Century character a Farmhouse can hold with roaring log fires, ancient oak beams, wonderful views, and the warm atmosphere of a house that has cared for hundreds of people over the years; here, you can ride, relax, read, dine, and enjoy at your own leisurely pace.
With bed and breakfast all year round, individuals, families, and groups have complete tranquillity, lovely facilities, excellent food, and great hospitality.

Accommodation at the Farm House comprises of 5 rooms, 3 of which are twin rooms and 2 double rooms with 2 shared bathrooms.

The Bunk Barn

The Bunkhouse dates back to the 17th Century before the property was remodeled into a Victorian Farmhouse in 1852. It was originally the grain store for the farm and has been recently converted into a Luxury Bunkhouse. It still has some of the original oak beams, its open plan living, kitchen and dining area which is ideal for family and friends get togethers as well as groups.
There are 2 bedrooms with 3 sets of purpose built bunk beds in each to accommodate 12 people. Each bed has its own USB charger point which is ideal for reading or keeping your phone or tablet charged.

Package Holidays

Give us your preferred holiday dates and the type of riding you would like to do and we will do the rest!

  • Hacking from 1hr to Full Day Rides
  • Lessons from 30min to 1hr
  • Own a Pony 1/2 and Full days (subject to availability)
  •  5 Day Kids Camps- Mon-Fri
  • Stable Management Sessions
  • Horseback Archery Sessions
  • Bed & Breakfast Accommodation
  • Luxury Bunk Barn, Self Catering Accommodation
  • Lunches & Evening Meals

Trail Rides

  • Trail rides from 2-6 Days
  • B&B Accommodation shared or single occupancy
  • Meals

Beginners ‘Learn to Ride’ Intensive 1 week break

The skills you will learn with beginner horse riding lessons are the fundamentals of the sport. Whether you continue with your riding or stop at this level, the skills you learn are vital.

You will master the basic principles of riding including: mounting, dismounting, correct riding position, holding the reins, halt, walk, basic turns, rising & sitting trot.  At the end of the week you will be able to put all your skills to the test with a 90 min Trek on the Witherslack Estate.

Your stable management sessions will be aimed at getting you confident around your horse, grooming and learning how to prepare him for riding as well as learning about the basic care for your horse.

This Package includes

  • 11 1hr Riding Lessons
  •  5 1hr Stable Management Lessons
  • 90min Trek On the Witherslack Estatehome
  • Bed & Breakfast Accommodation
  •  Lunches and Evening Meals available upon request
  • Single Occupancy £1040
  • 2 People Sharing Accommodation and Riding £1705

Children’s Residential Riding Camps

On this unaccompanied children’s horse riding holiday accommodation is in ‘The Bunk Barn’ on site next to the stables. Children are supervised by adult members of staff who have completed Enhanced DBS checks training in first aid and safeguarding.
All meals are provided throughout the camp by Louise ‘she likes to keep them well fed’ she is very adaptable when it comes to dealing with dietary requirements, tastes and dislikes!
There are plenty of activities for the children to enjoy other than riding and stable management, although riding is obviously the best! Like rounders, film night, treasure hunts and games in the arena.
Children from beginners to advanced are welcome on our camps, riders are put into small but similar ability groups.
All our tuition is delivered by experienced instructors.

Typical Day Itinery

7.00 am Wake up call
7.30 am Breakfast
8.00 am Catch in and prepare your ponies for morning lessons
9.00 am First lessons
11.00 am Stable management
12.00 pm Lunch
1.00 pm Prepare your ponies for afternoon hacks
1.30 pm Hack out
3.00 pm Tack clean, turn out ponies and skip out tidy and sweep yard
4.00 pm Stable management
5.30 pm Dinner
6.30 pm Evening activities start
8.00pm Showers
8.30pm Hot chocolate and cookies, ready for bed
9.00pm Lights out

Arrivals and Departures

  • Arrival between 12-1pm on Monday (Lunch Provided)
  • Departures between 12-1pm on Friday (Lunch Provided)

* If you need to arrive or depart outside of these times, please inform us and we will do our best to accommodate your needs.

Take a look at our Events

Childrens Unaccompanied Riding Camp

30th March 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 3rd April 2020 @ 12:00 pm
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One event on 6th April 2020 at 12:00 pm

One event on 25th May 2020 at 12:00 pm

One event on 20th July 2020 at 12:00 pm

One event on 27th July 2020 at 12:00 pm

One event on 10th August 2020 at 12:00 pm

One event on 17th August 2020 at 12:00 pm

One event on 24th August 2020 at 12:00 pm

Childrens Unaccompanied Riding Camp

6th April 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 10th April 2020 @ 12:00 pm
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One event on 6th April 2020 at 12:00 pm

One event on 25th May 2020 at 12:00 pm

One event on 20th July 2020 at 12:00 pm

One event on 27th July 2020 at 12:00 pm

One event on 10th August 2020 at 12:00 pm

One event on 17th August 2020 at 12:00 pm

One event on 24th August 2020 at 12:00 pm

4 Day Lake District Riding Holiday

13th April 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 17th April 2020 @ 5:00 pm
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One event on 18th May 2020 at 3:00 pm

4 Day Lake District Riding Holiday

18th May 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 22nd May 2020 @ 5:00 pm
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One event on 18th May 2020 at 3:00 pm