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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.
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View over lake Windermere View over lake Windermere
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
Modern contemporary lodges Modern contemporary lodges


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 8.4 out of 10 based on 2641 reviews
10 out of 10


South ShieldsGB
I cant wait to return to be honest as my whole family had a great time. I must mention that one of the highlights was the interaction between the staff and the guests during the music acts on an evening, people want to enjoy themselves on holiday and this certainly went a long way towards this, great work boathouse staff.
Confirmed guest:13 August 2018
Published on:17 August 2018
8 out of 10


This was my first stay in the Lake District and White Cross Bay is well placed for a range of activities and for sightseeing.

The resort is conveniently located, a ten minutes walk from Brockhole where lots of family activities are available as well as the jetty for catching the cruise boat to the north of the lake.

A bus stop is just outside the resort but you need to be prepared to do some touring to make the cost of the bus worth your while. The cheapest fare for a 10 minute ride (return) from White Cross Bay to Bowness for one adult and two children was £23, a touring ticket.

I booked almost all of my family's activities in advance, browsing the net to see what was available. My son enjoyed the outdoor play area for football and basketball. It's not floodlit so he was disappointed one evening when the boys were told by a member of staff to leave.

Midweek Entertainment wasn't great quality but it's suitable for the whole family. Live singing acts at the weekend and a film showing of Peter Rabbit were more entertaining at the weekend.

Staff at the resort are quick to respond and friendly.
Confirmed guest:13 August 2018
Published on:17 August 2018
3 out of 10


Iona on reception was very polite
Confirmed guest:13 August 2018
Published on:16 August 2018

Hi Caroline,

We are pleased to hear that you liked the reception team :-)

If you have any feedback on how we can improve your scoring, please don't hesitate to communicate this with us.

We hope to have the chance to welcome you back to White Cross Bay again in the future.


10 out of 10


Stockton on teesGB
Excellent value for money
Confirmed guest:13 August 2018
Published on:16 August 2018
8 out of 10


On the whole a great holiday and base to explore the lakes.
Confirmed guest:11 August 2018
Published on:14 August 2018

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