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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. We even offer childcare for 2-8 year olds, so you can really make the most of your time with us.
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Feeding the duck by the harbour Feeding the duck by the harbour
Having a swim in the indoor pool Having a swim in the indoor pool
Enjoying the adventure play area Enjoying the adventure play area


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.

Ways you can stay with us



A caravan or lodge holiday at White Cross Bay Holiday Park is a great way to explore Bowness-on-Windermere and the rest of the Lake District. We have a range of different grades of caravans and lodges available. Whatever you choose, you’ll enjoy all of the facilities and entertainment.

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Caravans & Lodges for Sale

With caravan or lodge ownership at White Cross Bay you can choose from a wide range of two or three-bedroom caravans or lodges to find the home that’s just right for you and your family. And as an owner, you’ll gain access to all the on-park facilities and entertainment.

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Scores 8.5 out of 10 based on 2380 reviews
9 out of 10


Overall White Cross Bay is a fantastic location so it will always be popular.

The staff in the restaurant and bar are great, very friendly and the service was good despite it being so busy.

My boys age 5 and 8 really enjoyed the hot tub and the swimming. The swimming was well organised by having to book times so it was never too busy.
Confirmed guest:13 April 2018
Published on:17 April 2018
8 out of 10


Mostly impressed with the site and value for money just a couple of niggles

Caravan was generally clean but inside drawers were dusty so made my clothes dusty and tops of cupboards where I could of stored my bags was filthy.
Nowhere to hang towels in bathroom so had to put on floor not nice!
No toilet roll in the toilets by reception.
Really long queue at bar every afternoon/evening.
Should really advertise that pool has a booking system as its not really available much!

Other than that it was a pleasant stay and a very good location for exploring the lakes. Bar food was lovely and park well looked after and tidy.
Confirmed guest:13 April 2018
Published on:17 April 2018

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