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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.

Caravan Holidays

If you're looking for a caravan holiday in the Lake District, look no further than White Cross Bay. You'll find a fantastic range of caravan accommodation on offer, including brand new models.

Lodge Holidays

The Lake District and luxury lodges go hand-in-hand. White Cross Bay is home to a wide range of brilliant lodges, including 2 and 3 bedroom models and our brand new Windermere lodges.

A view over the boats docked at Lake Windermere Views over Lake Windermere
A family feeding ducks on the grass by the edge of Lake Windermere Feeding the ducks by the lake
A family relaxing in the indoor swimming pool Having a swim in the indoor pool
A couple strolling through the lodges at White Cross Bay Holiday Park Modern contemporary lodges

What's Included in the Cost of Your Holiday

When you book your holiday directly with us, you can enjoy all of the fantastic facilities below at no extra cost.

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White Cross Bay offers a peaceful atmostphere with light entertainment

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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.

The interior of The Boathouse Bar & Restaurant at White Cross Bay Holiday Park 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.

White Cross Bay reviews verified by reevooReevoo

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Scores 8.3 out of 10 based on 3866 reviews
8 out of 10


NottinghamGBFamily (the eldest child is aged 5 - 14)
Nice site and picturesque location, helpful staff in the restaurant and bar. However signage at the main entrance is poor (gold writing on green background) which is hard to see in the dark. There is insufficient lighting around this site making it a little dangerous walking and driving around the narrow park lanes at night. Better low level lighting required and more visible signage at the front entrance.
There should be a standard provision within lodges, we had booked two lodges Chapelhouse and Derwent and there were numerous differences in basic provisions.
Confirmed guest:30 October 2020
Published on:11 November 2020

Hello Paul,
Thank you for your review from your holiday at White Cross Bay, we agree it's a lovely location!
Thank you for also acknowledging our staff who have worked hard all season sometimes in difficult circumstances.
Lighting around the resort is very important and this has been fed back to the on-park maintenance team.
Inventory in the vans and lodges should reflect the number of occupants and clearly this wasn't the case here, this feedback has also been fed back to our housekeeping team.
Thank you again for your feedback and we hope to welcome you back to one of our many parks again the near future.

10 out of 10


GBFamily (the eldest child is aged 5 - 14)
Stayed in the same lodge few years ago and ideal for a few days away.

Clubhouse set up was really well organised considering the current covid situation.

Easy walks to both Ambleside, Windermere and bowess by path.
Confirmed guest:30 October 2020
Published on:06 November 2020

Hello Helen and thank your for your review of your holiday at White Cross Bay.
We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and found our park clean & tidy and our contactless check in smooth.
Thank you also for your understanding of our new Covid way of working, it's been a learning curve for us all and we're glad you were able to enjoy the facilities.
Some of our accommodations have seen a very high foot fall through a very busy season however this does not mean that the quality should be compromised and your feedback has been fed to our housekeeping team.
Thank you again for your review & we hope to welcome you back to one of our many parks next season.

8 out of 10


ChadwickGBFamily (the eldest child is aged 5 - 14)
Great holiday in woodhow lodge ignore the negative reviews.
Confirmed guest:30 October 2020
Published on:04 November 2020

Hello Kay and thank you very much for your review from your recent holiday at White Cross Bay, we agree it's a lovely location!
We are delighted you enjoyed your holiday and were able to enjoy the facilities of the park including the swimming pool.
It's good to read that the final part of your linen arrived shortly after your arrival and you were able to continue on with your holiday.
We look forward to welcoming you back to one of our many parks again sometime in the near future.

10 out of 10


SunderlandGBFamily (the eldest child is aged 15 or over)
Lovely holiday at White Cross Bay excellent location near to all amenities, shops, pubs, restaurants mountains and walks. Great to see it open during these 'odd times'.
Confirmed guest:30 October 2020
Published on:02 November 2020

Hello Barbara,

Thank you for taking the time to complete our review we are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you soon for many more to come and memories to make.


1 out of 10


ManchesterGBFamily (the eldest child is aged 5 - 14)
Really disappointed with our stay. We went to Fallbarrow this time last year and it was amazing. We thought we would try Whitecross this year. Shower was filthy and microwave door was full of hand prints. We enquired where the Hoover and mop was on the second day and was told they had been removed because of COVID 樂They promised they would send someone round... that never happened. On arrival we went to reception to enquire about why we couldn’t order any food on the app. The gentleman at the front of the restaurant advised me that they take the options off but couldn’t tell me the best time etc to make sure we checked for future days. Very unhelpful. Then my children and husband went to use the swimming pool and was made to walk home in their wet clothes in the rain because the changing rooms were not open? Absolutely shocking experience - sadly we won’t be returning.
Confirmed guest:30 October 2020
Published on:02 November 2020

Hi Emma,

The contents of your review is concerning to read. We aim to create amazing memories for our guests, therefore we are sorry to cause you any disappointment.

I will ensure that your feedback is raised with the on park management team, who will look into this further, and investigate your claims. Please remember that we are always here to help you.

We hope that your experience does not deter you from re-visiting any of our 67 holiday parks again in the near future. ^DB

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