Church Groups

Kepplewray is ideally situated to bring your Church for a retreat, a leader's weekend, a youth group camp or simply the place for church members to come together and relax. The Kepplewray Centre is equipped with facilities for all ages and abilities, and we can provide instructors for a range of outdoor activities for those wanting a physical as well as spiritual few days. The Lake District has many well-known beauty spots, but for those wanting to be off the beaten track and away from the crowds, our staff can advise on serene and quiet locations.

Kepplewray has a strong Christian heritage, beginning when a group of Christians, many of whom are still involved with Kepplewray today, wanted a place where people of all ages and abilities could come together to share the Gospel, learn from each other through outdoor activities and enjoy Christian fellowship.

Currently The Kepplewray Centre hosts camps run by Christian organisations such as CPAS, and with the wide range of activities available for children and adults alike, we can devise a programme which will be tailored to support your ministry objectives. Our aim is to give all guests a happy and rewarding experience.

  • We offer a simple and affordable 'price per head' that covers the accommodation, access to lounges, meals and refreshments.
  • Pre-School children stay FREE and we offer a discount for all school-aged children.
  • If you are short of ideas of what to do or how to arrange it, we are happy to offer any advice.
"The setting, quietness and freedom to do our thing helped us to learn more about Jesus and have an informal and relaxing weekend"
St Andrew's Church Manchester


  • The Kepplewray Centre exceeds all Health & Safety requirements and has a £5 million Public Liability Indemnity.
  • All Kepplewray staff who are responsible for any regulated activity relating to children, as defined in the September 2013 Amendment to the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012, are DBS cleared to the enhanced level.
  • All our activity staff have nationally recognised instructor qualifications, and all activities undergo a thorough risk assessment, which are documented and available upon request.
  • All activity staff are first aid qualified, as are all the "on call" duty staff.
  • A member of Kepplewray staff is on call 24 hours a day.
  • We take the well being of our guests extremely seriously, and all visitors to the site are monitored and supervised.
  • Kepplewray is inspected by the Adventurous Activities Licensing Service; holds the Adventure Mark; is recognised by Learning Outside the Classroom; is a member of the Institute for Outdoor Learning and is a training and assessment centre for The Duke of Edinburgh's Award.

Many groups choose to return to Kepplewray every year, demonstrating how satisfied they are with the way the Centre helps the group to fulfil its objectives. We can't wait to introduce you to Kepplewray and the exceptional environment on our doorstep, so why not call 01229 716936 or complete the 'Find out more' form on the right hand side!

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