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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, 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. We've got a brand new development along with a selection of brand new lodges available now so get booking!

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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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 8.1 out of 10 based on 759 reviews
Reviews and scores from the last 12 months.
6 out of 10


Bishop AucklandGBFamily (the eldest child is aged 5 - 14)
Loads of lovely walks however very limited paths so you are required to walk on the road which need attention nearly broke my ankle when I trip on uneven gravel.
Confirmed traveller:09 May 2022
Published on:12 May 2022
9 out of 10


BradfordGBFamily (the eldest child is aged 15 or over)
The cleanliness rating I don't believe was the fault of the park - the caravan next to use seemed to have thrown a lot of rubbish around their decking after leaving. We went out and picked it up so the dogs didn't eat it.
Confirmed traveller:09 May 2022
Published on:11 May 2022
9 out of 10


Grimsby LincolnshireGBCouple
Fantastic views over the bay from the Haweswater caravan (Pony meadow 26) that we were given, although different completely to the pics advertized! Staff were helpful when needed and corrected one out of at least 3 problems for us. The caravans saving grace was its beautiful view and location at the edge of the bay. Lovely quiet surrounding with birds, baby ducks, swans and even a deer!..We enjoyed our stay eventually and would recommend this but this the cleaners need to improve. Facilities in the caravan were ok, but a grill pan that fits and can be used would be a good idea for those who like to self cater as we do. This was not corrected when complained about which made my planned meals a bit tricky for me.
Confirmed traveller:06 May 2022
Published on:09 May 2022

Hello Pauline. Pleased to hear that despite some minor issues you enjoyed your stay overall. All feedback is important to us and all your comments have been taken on board JV^

5 out of 10


CheshireGBFamily (the eldest child is aged 4 or under)
We had a lovely time overall, I was a single mum with 2 kids and a dog, and I was a bit disappointed that there weren't better dog walking areas on site (ability to walk from the van and tire the dog out) as that meant we needed to pack up and drive off site to tire her out properly
Confirmed traveller:06 May 2022
Published on:08 May 2022

Hi Rebecca. Thank you for your comments. Glad to hear that your enjoyed your stay overall but your poach didn’t! We love dogs at White Cross Bay and they generally love the woods and lake when staying with us. So pleased that you did enjoy most of your stay though JV^

8 out of 10


Good value
Confirmed traveller:06 May 2022
Published on:07 May 2022

Thank you Margaret. Glad you enjoyed yourselves JV^

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