Derwent Island House Open Days 2019

Your adventure begins by canoe, a peaceful paddle across this short stretch of Derwent Water to the intriguing little island. Discover the reality of life on the island past and present, indoors and out. Enjoy the gardens, grounds and amazing views.

  • Booking essential

Under the expert eyes of our qualified canoe instructors, pick up a paddle and climb aboard a very stable rafted canoe. On reaching the island enjoy a 45 minute guided tour of Pocklington's Georgian house and then explore the gardens and the rest of the island at your leisure.

Booking fee applies.

Prices

Event ticket prices
  • Adult £14.25
    Adult
  • Child £4.00
    (8 to 16 years)
  • Group £32.55
    (Family 2A 3C)
  • Group £28.50
    (Family 2A 2C)

The basics

Booking details
Call 0344 249 1895
A booking fee of 5% per ticket applies to all customers.
Suitability
Families very welcome. The house tour is suitable for children aged 8 and above
Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.
Meeting point
Walk 270m past the Keswick Lakeside shop (CA12 5DJ) and the launch jetties to our canoes - look out for the National Trust flag.
What to bring and wear
Please wear clothing appropriate to the weather forecast as your visit takes place mostly outdoors. We recommend wellies or a change of shoes as you may get wet feet getting in and out of the canoe.
Accessibility
This event involves getting in and out of a canoe and access through the house involves steps and stairs.
Other
For safety this event is for ages 8 years and up. To ensure safe adult to child ratios we do not offer a family ticket for 1A & 3C. First canoes leave the foreshore at 10.15am and then at 30 minute intervals until 2.30pm, this final tour returning to the foreshore at 5pm. Your visit will last approximately 2½ hours.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
23 June 2019 10:15 - 12:45 Available
10:45 - 13:15 Available
11:15 - 13:45 Available
11:45 - 14:15 Available
13:00 - 15:30 Available
13:30 - 16:00 Available
14:00 - 16:30 Available
14:30 - 17:00 Available
1 August 2019 10:15 - 12:45 Available
10:45 - 13:15 Available
11:15 - 13:45 Available
11:45 - 14:15 Available
13:00 - 15:30 Available
13:30 - 16:00 Available
14:00 - 16:30 Available
14:30 - 17:00 Available
22 August 2019 10:15 - 12:45 Available
10:45 - 13:15 Available
11:15 - 13:45 Available
11:45 - 14:15 Available
13:00 - 15:30 Available
13:30 - 16:00 Available
14:00 - 16:30 Available
14:30 - 17:00 Available

Contact Info

Name
North Lakes Office
Email
northlakes@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 017687 74649

Upcoming events

Derwent Island House Open Days 2019

Sun 23 Jun 2019
10:15-12:45
Your adventure begins by canoe, a peaceful paddle across this short stretch of Derwent Water to the intriguing little island. Discover the reality of life on the island past and present, indoors and out. Enjoy the gardens, grounds and amazing views.

King Pocky's Derwent Water Regatta 2019

Sat 06 Jul 2019
10:00-16:00
A weekend of family fun on and beside Derwent Water. In the spirit of the eccentric 18th-century owner of Derwent Island, Joseph 'King Pocky' Pocklington, if you like messing around on the water with the whole family, then this is the event for you.

Canoe the View - Part of King Pocky's Derwent Water Regatta

Sat 06 Jul 2019
16:00-18:30
See the Borrowdale valley as you've never seen it before canoeing on Derwent Water with a National Trust ranger as your guide. From a rafted canoe you can get close to the wildlife, land on Lord's Island and discover more about its mysterious past

Crow Park sports day

Wed 17 Jul 2019
11:00-15:30
Join us for some good, old fashioned family sports fun at Crow Park this summer!

Force Crag Mine Open Day 2019

Thu 25 Jul 2019
10:30-15:00
Discover what they did with a ‘grizzly’, what is a jaw crusher and could you have carried the explosives box? Find out more quirky facts at this fascinating secret located in the stunning Coledale Valley, near Keswick.