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Walk, Sail, Cycle, Relax

Whether you prefer to be active or sit back and relax, you’ll find your own perfect escape at White Cross Bay Holiday Park in Bowness-on-Windermere.

Our location right on the shores of the lake provides the perfect destination for a family holiday or couple’s getaway. Set within pretty woodland, you’ll enjoy a lovely natural environment with plenty of opportunities for wildlife spotting.

On park you’ll find everything you need for total relaxation with an indoor pool, gym, spa pool, sauna and steam room.

Youngsters are also well catered for with a children’s play area and activities during the school holidays.
David Bellamy Gold Award
Visit England 5 Star
Honey Bee friendly park
View over lake Windermere View over lake Windermere
Feeding the ducks by the harbour Feeding the ducks by the harbour
Having a swim in the indoor pool Having a swim in the indoor pool
Modern contemporary lodges Modern contemporary lodges

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5 Things To Make Your Trip Memorable

The busy town centre at Bowness 1

Beautiful Bowness

You’ll find everything from quirky shops to ice-creams and cafes at Bowness-on-Windermere. It’s also a great spot to try outdoor activities from pitch and putt to watersports.

Relaxing with drinks in the Boathouse Bar 2

Family Meals

End the day with a tasty meal in the Boathouse Bar & Restaurant. It’s the perfect place to catch up with friends and family and chat about your day.

Father and son kayaking at Brockhole 3

Lakeside Activities

Take a ten-minute walk to Brockhole, where you’ll discover lots of activities and can catch a Windermere Cruise to Ambleside and Bowness-on-Windermere.

Peter Rabbit at Beatrix Potter World 4

The World of Beatrix Potter

See the tales of Peter Rabbit and Jemima Puddleduck come to life at the World of Beatrix Potter. With scenes from the classic books, it’s a treat for all ages. 

The spa at White Cross Bay 5

Unwind in the Spa

Feel any aches and pains melt away as you enjoy some adults-only time at the spa. With childcare available, your little ones will be entertained while you relax.


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Scores 8.4 out of 10 based on 2998 reviews
9 out of 10


DerehamGBFamily (the eldest child is aged 5 - 14)
Really fantastic holiday at White Cross Bay. Absolutely beautiful setting and so convenient for exploring the Lakes.
Confirmed guest:13 April 2019
Published on:17 April 2019
10 out of 10


TROON AyrshireGBFamily (the eldest child is aged 5 - 14)
Had a fantastic holiday would definitely come back
Confirmed guest:12 April 2019
Published on:17 April 2019
10 out of 10


ManchesterGBFamily (the eldest child is aged 5 - 14)
This is a peaceful scenic haven right at the heart of Windermere’s amazing attractions. The play area and marina were great for family time. Pool area was a bonus (tip book for 11am, it looked a lot quieter than 10am!) the staff were fantastic when we realised we’d left an outfit in the caravan after leaving. Just wish we’d had a full week, will definitely be back here, fallen in love with the campsite and lake Windermere, Grasmere and the lake near Keswick where we hired a rowing boat. See you soon!
Confirmed guest:12 April 2019
Published on:17 April 2019
9 out of 10


Co durhamGBFamily (the eldest child is aged 5 - 14)
Lovely week in a lovely lodge. Bus stop outside of park if you don't want the hassle of finding somewhere to park .
Confirmed guest:12 April 2019
Published on:15 April 2019
10 out of 10


LeedsGBFamily (the eldest child is aged 5 - 14)
We stay at White Cross Bay at least twice a year, amazing surroundings and brilliant holiday whatever the weather
Confirmed guest:12 April 2019
Published on:15 April 2019

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Our holiday parks were awarded gold and silver across two categories at the 2018 British Travel Awards.