Home to majestic lakes, rolling hills and an abundance of wildlife, the Lake District has some of the best spots for outdoor enthusiasts.
That’s why holiday parks are becoming increasingly popular in the North West.
After a long day on your feet exploring, what better way to relax than returning to your cosy cabin or caravan.
That being said, we have made it easy for you, by compiling a list of the most popular holiday parks in the Lake District.
Let’s see which are best suited to you..
Brand new to 2019, Ullswater Heights is fast becoming one of the most sought after holiday parks in the area. With handpicked lodges and private hot tubs as an added bonus, this takes holidaying to a new luxury. Surrounded by red squirrels, deer, falcons and ospreys, it’s an ideal destination for a peaceful but luxurious holiday.
Close to the holiday park, you have plenty of country pubs, Ullswater which is just 6.5 miles and is well worth a day out. You are also situated between the Lake District & The Yorkshire Dales, so you get the best of both worlds.
One of the cheaper holiday parks, Stanwix is ideal for those on a budget but still would like a fun filled break where the kids are thoroughly entertained. Located on Cumbria’s Solway Coast, you are enviably close to the quaint seaside town of silloth which boasts a 36 acre green, promenade and sandy beach.
The Lake District National Park, Gretna Green and Roman Wall are all within driving distance and worth a visit if you have the time.
Onsite, there are plenty of attractions and activities for the whole family to stay busy. These include an outdoor heated pool, gym, kids club, family entertainment and a children’s play area just to name a few.
Seven Acres is one of the most blissful caravan parks in the county and although it doesn’t have a lot of activities onsite, it definitely makes up for it with it’s fantastic location. Situated between the villages of Holmrook & Gosforth, it serves as the perfect base to explore the Lakes.
There is a miniature railway less than 5 miles away which is fantastic for kids and a great way to see the area. Whilst the golden beaches of Seascale & Drigg are just 2 miles away allowing you to explore the coast and countryside all in one holiday.
With majestic views over a private tarn, this is another rural holiday park that is likely to appeal to those wanting to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. With decking on most of the caravans, you can easily enjoy panoramic views of the sunset after a busy day.
This holiday park is ideal for families with dogs as they are more than welcome and with easy access to the water and a full walk around it, you don’t have to venture off site if you don’t want to.
Due to this caravan park being located in the north of the Lake District, you are within driving distance of the historic city of Carlise and the Solway Coast.
With over 1200 reviews and an average rating of 9.2/10 this holiday park must be doing something right. Sat on the edge of the Greystoke Forest, the park is surrounded by vast scenic countryside and a variety of outdoor activities. With unrivalled views of Carrock Fell & Blencathra Mountain, this part of the Lakes needs no selling at all!
The caravan park itself has a number of contemporary lodges that have been furnished to an impeccable standard creating a perfect holiday home. Wifi is only available in selected lodges and there is a small shop onsite for the basic essentials.
Further afield, within a 45 minute drive you have Ullswater, Bassenthwaite and Coniston where you can try a number of activities including canoeing, sailing and paddle boarding.
Close to many water sport activities and with a vast range of onsite attractions, this is a popular caravan park amongst families with children of all ages. Located between the famous Windermere Lakes & Ullswater, this resort serves as the perfect base to explore the picturesque scenery and quaint villages of the Lake District.
Facilities at the park don’t disappoint either with horse riding, occasional entertainment, amusements, pony trekking, a beer garden, children’s play area and a shop. With so much to do, you could easily spend a week here without getting bored.
This we can safely say is one of the most popular caravan parks in the Lake District. The caravans, lodges and cabins here all ooze luxury throughout and continue to deliver year in year out. Just 10 miles from the quaint market town of Keswick, this award winning park allows you to experience the Lakes from a luxurious base.
With vast walking routes, cycling trails and fishing spots on your doorstep, it’s an outdoor enthusiasts ideal destination. Depending on what type of accommodation you would like, some have been set amongst the trees or next to a stream, so if your on a romantic break with your partner, it could be well worth checking out.
Probably one of the most expensive Lake District holiday parks, North Lakes set exceptionally high standards when it comes to luxury. Surrounded by the Cumbrian countryside, you will find it difficult to beat this holiday park due to it’s sheer beauty and romantic setting.
The stylish log cabins overlook a private woodland lake with an abundance of wildlife surrounding you including birds and squirrels. You can enjoy all this from the comfort of your decking which boasts a private hot tub.
This 5 star facility has an array of lodges, caravans and cabins for you to indulge in. Set within 43 acres of lush grounds with a tranquil lake at the heart of the resort, this will be a truly memorable holiday. Due to being located in southern Lake District, you also have the added benefit of the Yorkshire Dales on your doorstep.
There are plenty of activities and top of the range facilities for you to try including a gym, leisure complex with indoor swimming pool, steam room and beauty treatments.
The ever popular Windermere is just a short drive for a day out and there are plenty of local country pubs for you to stop off at.
The Lake District is home to a number of amazing places that most people can only dream about visiting. Whether that’s walking for miles in the lush countryside with your canine companion, enjoying a long cycling route with your partner or simply admiring the wildlife with perhaps some birdwatching.
For adrenaline junkies there are a vast range of outdoor activities you can try including gorge walking, kayaking, canoeing, paddle boarding, sailing and the list goes on. Whether your coming as a couple for a romantic break, or a family wanting to escape the city, there are plenty of quiant villages and towns that provide memorable holidays.
Ullswater, Keswick, Windermere and Coniston are some of the more well known destinations with there prime location at the heart of the Lake District National Park.
If you are unsure or need some ideas for days out with kids, check out the National Park website which has a variety of forests, activities and attractions that you can participate in. One of our favourite things to do if the weather isn’t too pleasent, is visit The World of Beatrix Potter as it is always a fantastic day out with the kids.