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Windermere Holiday Park

Windermere Holiday Park

About the Park

Stretching for a mile along the shore of Windermere, Windermere Holiday Park is a perfect destination if you’re looking to enjoy an unforgettable break in the Lake District. With easy access to England’s largest lake, this award-winning holiday park is also situated within an area of scenic ancient woodland, offering a tranquil and beautiful setting for a relaxing getaway.

Take your pick from a range of great accommodation, including safari tents, glamping pods, lodges, apartments, and cottages. Pet-friendly options are available if you plan on bringing along the dog, and there are also a number of properties which enjoy stunning views of Windermere and direct lake access. Others are better positioned to take full advantage of the park’s gorgeous woodland setting. But whichever you choose to stay in, you’re guaranteed a great stay at this fantastic park, which was rated 5 stars by VisitEngland and 5 pennants by the AA, and has been granted a David Bellamy Gold Conservation Award.

Lakeside location

This holiday park makes the most of its location on Windermere’s shore and has six piers and two slipways for boat launching, free for the use of guests with portable vessels such as kayaks, dinghies and paddleboards.

On-site shop

For stocking up on essentials like milk, eggs, and the daily papers, there’s a handy on-site shop to meet your needs. Information about the local area is also provided, with details of local attractions and walking routes.

Wildlife walks

With owl boxes, bird stations and other conservation efforts throughout the park, wildlife is thriving here. Enjoy a wildlife walk through the unspoilt ancient woodlands, including squirrel and deer routes.

Play areas

A fenced play area is the perfect place for younger children to burn off some energy if they have any to spare, while a separate area is also available for older children to enjoy ball games.

Walking and cycling

Windermere Holiday Park is ideally situated for enjoying all kinds of walks and cycle routes through the spectacular scenery of the Lake District National Park, with plenty of local trails for all ages and abilities.

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Please note: due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the attractions and amenities shown below may be closed or only offering a limited service. Please check their individual websites or call them ahead of time to avoid disappointment when visiting.

Things to Try

Bowness-on-Windermere

This popular, bustling Lakeland town on Windermere's shore is just 5 miles from the holiday park and is well worth a visit. Enjoy the charming Victorian atmosphere and countless local amenities, plus tours and activities as well as the 'World of Beatrix Potter' attraction that fans of her books are sure to love.

Islands of Windermere

There are 18 scenic islands dotted around the waters of Windermere, many of which you are welcome to row or sail a boat to and explore for yourself. There are also cruises available which will take you on a sightseeing tour of these amazing and romantic locations.

The Lakes Aquarium

Enjoy a wild day out in the Lake District with a trip to the Lakes Aquarium on Windermere's southern shore. Here you'll see all kinds of aquatic creatures from the Lake District and around the world, including fish like pike, piranha, and pufferfish, as well as otters, waterbirds, reptiles, and amphibians.

Wray Castle

This stunning 19th-century Gothic Revival castle sits alongside Windermere and boasts looming towers and evocative turrets. The castle and its fantastic interior are open to explore, as are the extensive grounds with informal gardens. There's also an exciting play trail for the kids to enjoy.

Where to Go...

For Food and Drink

The town of Bowness-on-Windermere has some fantastic places to eat and drink. Enjoy a fresh fish supper from Vinegar Jones Fish & Chips, enjoy a sit-down meal at Jackson's Bistro, or refresh yourself at the Country Hut, a café and cocktail bar - that's just a few of the great eateries here.

For Attractions

At Windermere's southern tip you'll find the National Trust's Fell Foot, a country park with lawns, meadows, and superb lake and mountain views. And the Lake District Visitor Centre at Brockhole-on-Windermere offers a starting point for all kinds of activities and events, as well as the popular Treetop Trek.

For Activities

The Lake District National Park makes a perfect setting for an active holiday. You can get out on the water on a boat trip or a thrilling watersports excursion, with the park's boat launching facilities making it easy. Plus, local walking and cycling trails are easily accessible nearby.