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The Village Hall is a beautiful, traditional Lakeland building in a lovely setting close to Lake Windermere, High Dam and the fells. Originally the local school, it has been fully modernised and developed as a versatile venue for a variety of uses. There is good parking around the building and an attractive garden overlooking the church and surrounding fields.

The communities of Finsthwaite and Lakeside use the hall for varied community activities, including interest groups, meetings, fairs and sales, celebrations and get-togethers as well as film nights run by Oxen Park Cinema Club. (See Community Activities.)

The hall is also available to hire for meetings, training courses, celebrations and events-hosting including weddings. (Read more below photograph...)

Overnight accommodation for well-organised groups is also possible. The local area offers access to a variety of outdoor activities and canoeists, orienteers, scouts and brownies are regular visitors. Family groups are also welcome.

A further attraction of the hall is the easy access to many local attractions including Windermere Lake and the steamers, the Aquarium, Stott Park Bobbin Mill, the Motor Museum, Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway. There is excellent walking from the hall – explore the Woodland Trust’s Great Knott Wood or High Dam. Helpful map/guides are freely available.

The hall is managed by volunteers. (See Governance and Management)