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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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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.

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Scores 7.8 out of 10 based on 748 reviews
Reviews and scores from the last 12 months.
8 out of 10


WarringtonGBFamily (the eldest child is aged 5 - 14)
Great lodge and lovely surroundings I loved all the trees and the woodland walk long queue for the swimming pool it would have been fairer to have 1 hour sessions per family
Friendly staff long wait for evening meal tho
Confirmed traveller:23 July 2022
Published on:06 August 2022
8 out of 10


InverurieGBFamily (the eldest child is aged 15 or over)
We definitely had a pleasant stay and enjoyed the surroundings.
We used the pool a couple of times and enjoyed it.
We did not go the entertainment but where very satisfied when interacting with staff on other occasions.
Confirmed traveller:23 July 2022
Published on:05 August 2022
10 out of 10


LiverpoolGBFamily (the eldest child is aged 5 - 14)
Great place to spend your holiday. Would recommend to everyone. So close to Windermere, Brockholes and has its own access to the lake as well.
Confirmed traveller:22 July 2022
Published on:05 August 2022
6 out of 10


Good location if you want to do some hill walking or water sports lovely scenery advise paying a visit to Keswick a lovely market town
Facilities on site not as good as some parks I have been to food quality is not great no water in ladies toilets to wash hands which is a disgrace generally but while Covid numbers are still rising that should have been a priority to get fixed
Confirmed traveller:22 July 2022
Published on:04 August 2022
9 out of 10


ChelmsfordGBCouple plus Inlaw
Lovely lodge in a great location. Lodge was spotless. Everything looked new.
We had a four night break. Great location for getting out and about and touring the Lake District.
Food and drink on site was good quality. 45 minute wait for it but it was one of the two hottest days of the year.
Swimming pool not suitable for adults to have a swim as the families with kids are queuing up to get in before it was open.
Nice picnic spot on the edge of Lake Windermere within the site.
Would happily come and stay here again.
Confirmed traveller:22 July 2022
Published on:04 August 2022

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