Rydal Newsletter

There are different reasons to come to the Lake District at any given time of the year but to come in Spring is special. As flowers are just coming into bloom, daffodils and snowdrops are everywhere. You will be treated to a view of woodlands full of bluebells, the unmistakable aroma of wild garlic, and the Spring weather's first warmth.

We hope you explore, enjoy and discover new places in the Lake District and make unforgettable memories this Spring with your family and friends.

Enjoy a break in the beautiful Lake District with your family!

The Stable Cottage (sleeps 5) or the Coach House (sleeps 10) are the perfect base for unwinding, relaxing or engaging in different activities here in the Lake District.

There is a vast choice of activities to do as a family in the South Lakes; whether you wish to have a relaxed holiday or would like to go for more adventurous options, there is something for everyone!

Rydal Sculpture Trail - We have a picnic area in our woodlands behind our teashop where you can enjoy a coffee under the trees whilst the children explore the textile tree houses and their inhabitants. A short stroll further along the beck and through the woodland paths allows you to discover many more textile sculptures and our fantastic collection of moss-covered stumps.

Rydal Mount, the home of William Wordsworth, is only a 2-minute walk. You can access as a resident a 10% discount on all the activities and tours Rydal Mount offers.

Rydal Water is only a short walk away, and one of the Lake District’s pretties places with fantastic scenery, surrounded by fells as the rocky Loughrigg Fell. This is an excellent walk if you are bringing your dog.

You can continue to the lovely village of Grasmere and stop at Grasmere Gingerbread Shop, one of their delicacies, invented by the Victorian cook Sarah Nelson in 1854.

A vast range of outdoor adventure activities is available around Ambleside and Windermere Lake, ranging from abseiling and climbing to bushcraft and sailing.

Head to the Water Head Pier in Ambleside, 2.7 miles from which you can take a ferry to Bowness, Lakeside pier, Wray Castle and Brockhole.

Please click the links below to see which of our two-holiday cottages works best for you.

Stable Cottage - From £150 per night
Coach House - From £300 per night

Montreal Primary School Stays at Our Renovated Bunkhouse

Rydal Hall was pleased to welcome Montreal Church of England Primary School. They were the lucky winners of a two-night stay in our newly refurbished Bunkhouse on Thursday 23 March 2023.

Upon arrival, the children were taken to the bunkhouse where our staff were waiting to complete their first activity of the day. They also learned about tree classification, looked for bugs and collected resources for making a bug hotel.

The children then worked in teams to complete their own bug hotel in the Barn. They successfully constructed it and added paint along with sticks and pinecones. We were impressed at what the children produced and proud of their attitude and perseverance.

After the first activity, the children explored the grounds. They loved the gardens and the view of the waterfall from the Grot.

These are some of the comments from the children and also from the Teacher Mr Mark Pattinson about their visit to Rydal Hall and the Bunkhouse.

Oliver Moore, aged 7, said "I really enjoyed staying in the room with my friends and I think making the bug hotels was really fun."

Joel Faragher, aged 9, said "I enjoyed painting the bug hotels with my friends."

The children had a very comfortable stay in a beautiful, tranquil location. Thank you for such a wonderful stay at Rydal. The staff were extremely helpful.

The rooms are spacious, the main dining/living room is well equipped providing everything that is needed for a comfortable stay. The staff were brilliant in modelling the construction and supporting the children.

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Rydal Hall Chapel - Easter Message

However, there is something quite compelling in such an unvarnished account. Their first reaction was to regard the news of Jesus`s resurrection as an `idle tale`; and there is something almost comical about the risen (and unrecognised) Jesus walking the road to Emmaus whilst patiently listening to their bewilderment!

However, in the midst of all of this, no less than three times, Luke refers to people `returning`. Firstly, we`re told how the women return `to the eleven and to all the rest` with the good news. Secondly, the Emmaus companions return `to Jerusalem; and they found the eleven and their companions gathered together` And thirdly, they all `returned to Jerusalem with great joy; and they were continually in the temple blessing God`.

It would seem, that much of what the disciples were asked to assimilate, simply involved remembering. Simply put, Easter Day meant `returning` to a number of things they had already been told but had failed to grasp. The disciples had to make a `return` to fundamental things like the words of Jesus (the Scriptures), the fellowship of believers and worship.

It`s in returning to these things; not least `the breaking of the bread` that `eyes are opened` to the presence of the risen Christ and his Kingdom. Alleluia! Christ is Risen!

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