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The latest news from Ghyll Head

There's always so much going on here at Ghyll Head. Take a look at what we've been up to!

July 2021 - The Lord Mayor of Manchester officially opens The Hive

We were delighted to welcome the Lord Mayor of Manchester, Councillor Tommy Judge along with the Lady Mayoress, to Ghyll Head on 6th July to officially open The Hive, our brand new woodland camping Pod area. It was a very special day for us as we got to showcase the huge investment works that have been carried out at the centre as part of the £1.5million project, including the complete refurbishent of the Main House.
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June 2021 - Our £1.5 million refurbishment is nearly complete!

The centre is undergoing a huge £1.5 million refurbishment project, which we started earlier this year. New and old visitors will love what we've done! Thanks to funding from Manchester City Council you'll soon find:

  • Modernisation of the main house to provide modern facilities 
  • Improved lighting and heating systems to support reduction in energy/costs 
  • New boilers, roof repairs, water heaters and LPG tanks
  • Full redecoration inside and out 
  • New beds bedding, furniture and soft furnishings
  • Brand new PODS, with a brand new toilet, shower and cooking cabin 
  • New community cabin for use as a flexible space
  • Bunk house with toilet and shower 
  • Lighting and power to pathways and community spaces
  • Replacement road barriers and repairs to walls
  • Ground Maintenance to all areas  
  • New and improved safety boat fleet
  • New equipment for school use such as outdoor wet weather wear
  • New gardening equipment 
  • New external signage to main entrance of house and boat house 

June 2021 - SEND Half Term Camps

After what seems like forever, we were finally able to welcome back our fabulous SEND camps during the late May Half Term. Our SEND Camps are always incredibly popular and thanks to generous funding from Cumbria County Council we were able to offer funded places to local families.  

Our families enjoyed a huge range of activities including:
  • Canoeing
  • Kayaking
  • Archery
  • Lakes Visits
  • Zip Wire 
  • Climbing 
The weather was glorious, there's no better place to be than stunning Windermere at the best of times but just look at that sunshine!

We're not quite sure who had more fun - our team who were delighted to be back doing what they do best, or our fabulous children and their families.