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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!

April 2022 - The Hive Pod Village Opens

We're delighted that our brand new Pod Camping Village - The Hive - is now open for private individual bookings.  You can now enjoy a breakaway in one of our 9 heated pods which are nestled in our woodland area here at Ghyll Head. Pods can sleep up to 5 and some are pet friendly meaning all of the family can enjoy a visit!

Schools and groups can also now enjoy the experience of our Pod Village as part of residential stays - just speak to one of our friendly team amd they'll be able to talk through the options with you.

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December 2021 - The Kath Fry Challenge Returns

We're very much hoping to re-introduce the Kath Fry Challenge, our Inter Schools competition for Year 9 and Year 10 children, in January 2022 and schools have been contacted with details of this much loved event.. 

Challenges will take place on the following weekends - 7th to 9th January, 14th to 16th January and 23rd January 2022. 

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.