Frequently Asked Questions
Once you have chosen your holiday you can follow any of the ‘Book Now’ links which will take you through to our booking site, which includes all the details we require from you. Please make sure you fill in all the relevant boxes and include your payment details (credit or debit card). If you prefer to book by post, please download a booking form, or request one from us by phone or email. Once we have received your booking and checked that places are available, we will book you in and notify you of your confirmed booking and further information about your holiday in the post.
The Hall has a number of different sized family style rooms. Every bedroom is simply and tastefully furnished with a wardrobe, a wash hand basin and bedside table. Showers and toilets are located near each bedroom. All rooms are made up for your arrival and bedding is provided, including a hand and bath towel for each person.
While we do everything to provide the accommodation of your choosing, we cannot promise that special requests can always be granted. The varied sizes and styles of our rooms mean that some rooms are more suitable for guests with particular needs so it is not always possible to give everyone their first choice but please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any queries or requests and we will do everything we can to help you.
Unfortunately, we do not have any single rooms but some smaller rooms, for 2 or 3 persons are available at an extra cost of £15 per person per week, or £10 per person per weekend. Please note that these rooms are limited so book early to ensure you get the room of your preference.
We also have some 2 bedded, ensuite rooms available at an extra cost of £30 per person per week, or £15 per person per weekend. Please indicate if you would like one of these rooms when you make your booking.
You can request to share with others who you know are coming on the holiday. Please use the ‘additional information’ box on the booking form to do this and we will do everything we can to accommodate your request.
We aim to make our facilities as accessible and inclusive as possible, however, due to the age and layout of the property, there are some limitations. We are able to offer a small number of ground floor rooms which are designed and prioritized for guests with disabilities, including adapted doors and space for wheelchair users with specially designed showers and bathroom suites.
Families with children will have a room of their own with the appropriate number of beds. Cots are also available if required.
All bedding and towels are provided but you should bring your own towels for use in the swimming pool.
The balance of your fees must be paid in full by the due date on your confirmation letter which is 6 weeks before the start of your holiday. This may be paid in installments or in full. Payments are to be made in pounds sterling by Debit or Credit Card (please note that Credit cards incur a 2% charge), Cheque or Bank Transfer.
All our holidays offer an organised programme of events. This will vary depending on the holiday you chose, but generally will consist of Bible teaching/meetings, social times, structured activities, optional extras and free time. To get the most out of your holiday we ask that all our guests join in with this programme as much as possible, however, we also understand that people come to us to relax and take it easy. We are sure you’ll find we offer a great balance of rest and activity!
We do not allow alcohol or drugs on site at Capernwray Hall and ask our guests to respect our wishes in this matter. In addition, we ask that guests in our care who are under 18 years of age do not bring, obtain or consume alcohol or drugs on or off site during their stay
Yes, certainly, we particularly welcome those who are interested or asking questions about the Christian faith. We do expect all our guests to attend the meetings during their holiday, which means that while you may not fully accept or believe all that we do, we ask that you might approach them with an open mind. Our staff team would be very happy to discuss any questions or thoughts that you may have about this subject during your stay, or you can email us with your questions here.
We regret we cannot allow any pets, with the exception of working animals.
We can collect guests from Carnforth train station or bus stop. We will contact you after you have booked to ask your arrival plans.
You should plan to arrive after 4pm on the day your holiday begins but if transport arrangements require you to arrive earlier, you will be welcome to sit and relax in one of our lounge areas until your room is ready. Please let us know if you are not going to arrive in time for the evening meal (6pm in Family weeks or 6.30pm on most other weeks) as hot food cannot be saved for an extended length of time and we would like to make sure that we can make alternative arrangements if possible and that we know when to expect you.
Unfortunately, our office is not open 24 hours a day but in the case of an emergency please call our usual office number (0)1524 733908 which will give you an alternative number to contact.
It is sometimes possible to attend certain holidays as a day visitor. Please contact our holidays administrator to discuss this.
Yes, we will leave any post that arrives for you during your holiday in our mailboxes under the main staircase. It is your responsibility to collect this.
We now have a 1GB fibre broadband connection here at Capernwray Hall. We believe it is the fastest in the area, and services all our public rooms in the main building and the new Conference Hall. It supports Skype and Facetime, as well as the usual requirements for surfing and email. There are time restricions on its availability, so please do not expect a 24 hour service, and we do ask that you do not use LapTops in the Quiet rooms and the Lounge Hallway, or on any Staircase. At Capernwray Hall, unless you are purchasing a video (movie) or a service provided for example by NETFLIX, downloading of video is not permitted.
We can cater for vegetarians and we will try to cater for medically essential diets whenever possible if we are given details in advance of your visit.
We request that you inform us when you make your booking of any allergies or intolerances you may have.
Capernwray Hall is a place where God changes lives. We are an international, interdenominational, Christian Bible School offering short term courses. We also offer a wide range of Christian holidays for all ages throughout the year. Our mission is to proclaim the transforming presence of Jesus Christ through biblical teaching and practical training, equipping men and women for service in His Church worldwide.
Capernwray Hall is a registered charitable organisation, No. 1073139, and a company limited by guarantee, No. 3573958, registered in England.