Outdoor Education
Outdoor Education

Conference and training

Just 25 minutes from junction 36 of the M6 and only an hour away from Preston, Tower Wood offers a conference facility set in 11 acres of beautiful grounds with spectacular views of Southern Lakeland.

If you are looking for a venue with a difference, you need look no further!

Tower Wood has over 20 years' experience in offering conference facilities, corporate events and hospitality. Our team of dedicated and friendly staff is confident that we can deliver the perfect solution for your training days away.


Conference/Seminar Rooms

In consultation with clients, we will ensure all rooms are equipped to meet your needs. All the usual conference equipment is available.

Our new Windermere Suite, a Finnish designed and manufactured seminar suite is now available for meetings of up to 50 people. Why not spend some time in our modern building on the shores of Lake Windermere.


At Tower Wood all delegates' catering requirements will be met by our team of friendly, qualified and dedicated catering staff. Our food is prepared on the premises and nothing is too much trouble.

Training and development

Tower Wood can deliver specialist corporate training delivered by our team of experienced tutors.

  • In-service Teacher training days. In consultation with Head Teachers, we can work with you to deliver your training requirements. Whether curriculum focused or personal / team development, we offer a safe, supportive, learning environment.
  • Corporate events. We can offer fun, thought-provoking energisers throughout your stay with us, or create an exciting Team Building programme of activities to support your corporate aims.

Water front facilities

Overlooking Lake Windermere, our boathouse provides changing areas with showers and toilets, together with a studio room with balcony affording stunning views of the Lake District. We have available for use: sailing dinghies, canoes, kayaks, windsurfers, powerboats and a 12-passenger motor launch. Our private jetties and landing area make access to Lake Windermere convenient and easy.


Tower Wood is an Edwardian house although the oldest part of the building dates back to the 17th century. The house was once owned by Arthur Ransome’s publishers and the author of Swallows and Amazons himself was a regular visitor to the house. The main house can accommodate 49 people residentially in bunk bedded rooms.

If, however, you wish to use our conference facilities but require single occupancy bedrooms with pool/leisure facilities, we can arrange this through our contacts with a nearby lake-shore hotel.

The Old Stables

This stone building serves as an equipment/clothing store for land based activities. We can provide all the necessary specialised, clothing and equipment to ensure your group enjoys the Lake District, no matter what the weather.

Within the grounds

Plenty of safe parking, lake access, meadowland, bluebell woodland and hard surfaced paths. Many of our Team Building challenges can be found around the site, from vertical challenges to a Low Ropes course. Beyond the gates, the challenging natural environment of the Lake District beckons.

Room sizes and capabilities

Room Seats
Bowness Suite main room 60
Bowness Suite seminar room 20

Get in touch

Booking couldn't be easier. Make an enquiry, discuss availability or find out more about what we can offer.

Contact us


Tower Wood Outdoor Education Centre
LA23 3PL

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