Home Education Holidays


Sailing Holidays for the Home Educated!

If your children are Home Educated (or if your family or group can take its summer holidays early in July 2017) then please read on, as we are offering an exclusive holiday experience which could be made just for you…

Glenridding Sailing Centre has linked up with its neighbours at Patterdale Hall Estate to tempt families to come and enjoy great self-catering accommodation alongside Royal Yachting Association certified sailing tuition, all of this amidst the breath-taking beauty of the Ullswater valley, in the heart of the Lake District from Saturday the 1st of July through to Saturday the 8th July 2017.

Parents can drop off their children at the Sailing School each morning at 0945h, and then head off to get some quality time to them-selves, knowing that their children will be enjoying a potentially life-changing experience. You’ll also get a day or two to enjoy the area as a family, so we’re pretty sure we’ve covered all of the bases!

Our main aim is to get youngsters on the water to enjoy an unforgettable experience in a healthy environment, whilst also giving their parents a very well-earned break. You will get seven nights of self-catering accommodation in a lovely Lodge, Chalet or Bothy on a wonderful private estate during which your children will also get five days of sailing tuition that will guide them to the RYA Stage one and Stage two sailing qualifications.

(The RYA is the National Governing Body for sailing and the qualification is internationally recognised and, along with the experience, will last a life time and can be built on.)

The emphasis is on having fun, and the Sailing School’s experienced RYA qualified instructors know exactly how to teach children an amazing new skill without taking them too far out of their individual comfort zones. Using various boats including the Lune Whammel, the Topper Topaz and various double handed dinghies like the Laser Stratos and the Sea – fly, your young sailors will love exploring Ullswater’s islands and cliff jumps as well as enjoying various games that, like sailing, incorporate life skills such as confidence, self-reliance, teamwork, communication, compassion and leadership.

Why offer this out of the main school holidays? We’re not crazy, we just want to give kids schooled at home the opportunity to mix, sail and have fun with other kids from like-minded families, having been so inspired by the local home schooled kids that spend much of their time down at the centre. With this in mind we approached Patterdale Hall Estate (we always get great feedback from people who stay there!) to see if they would be interested in joining up to offer a reduced rate package Holiday.

And they were…

From Saturday 1st July to Saturday 8th July they have offered exclusive use of their self-catering Chalets, Lodges and Bothies to families taking part in sailing courses with us at Glenridding Sailing Centre.

The estate has three 6-person pine lodges; six 4 to 5 person cedar chalets; and two 2 to 3 person stone-built bothies, all of which are situated on a wonderful site surrounded by trees with ample lawns for the children to play on and amazing views to enjoy from your verandas. You’ll have exclusive use of the estate’s private foreshore, lake-view picnic & play area, and private footpaths which wind their way up Waterfall Wood alongside Grisedale Beck and over Keldas past the picturesque Lanty’s Tarn.


Saturday the 1st of July through to Saturday the 8th July 2017.

The 3 Pine Lodges that have been constructed to a high standard to provide comfortable accommodation for up to six people.

£435.00 per Lodge.
£360.00 per Child sailing

The 6 newly refurbished Chalets that provide comfortable accommodation for up to four people in each.

£390.00 per Chalet
£360.00 per Child sailing

Gardener’s Bothies
These 2 converted Bothies are ideal for two to three people, with a double bed upstairs and a sofa bed downstairs.

£350.00 per Chalet
£360.00 per Child sailing

Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any further questions or would like to take this any further.

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