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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.
David Bellamy Gold Award
Visit England 5 Star
Honey Bee friendly park
View over lake Windermere View over lake Windermere
Feeding the ducks by the harbour Feeding the ducks by the harbour
Having a swim in the indoor pool Having a swim in the indoor pool
Modern contemporary lodges Modern contemporary lodges

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.

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.

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Scores 8.4 out of 10 based on 2872 reviews
8 out of 10


ManchesterGBFamily (the eldest child is aged 4 or under)
The area is beautiful and the location of the park is fairly good for access to windamere (great by car a little more tricky by taxi at busy times of year).
Pool is a good plus as our little boy loves it.
Confirmed guest:02 January 2019
Published on:11 January 2019

Hi Jodie,

Thank you for taking the time to complete this review.

We are so pleased to hear that you had a great time, we do hope to welcome you back to White Cross Bay again soon!


10 out of 10


We went for the New Year and had the best time. In total there were over 50 in various lodges and we couldn't of asked for a more perfect get together.
New Years celebrations were great even though we weren't sure if we'd all get in the club houise together, we did and we had a great night !
Confirmed guest:02 January 2019
Published on:10 January 2019

Hi Lee,

We are so pleased to hear that you had a great time on your recent visit, and that you had a lovely New Year.

We do hope to welcome you back to White Cross Bay again soon :-)


8 out of 10


herefordGBFamily (the eldest child is aged 5 - 14)
disappointing due to the things wrong in the caravan considering they are easy to avoid, but excellent staff
Confirmed guest:02 January 2019
Published on:08 January 2019

Hi Gary,

We are sorry to hear that you experienced some issues with this accommodation. Please don't hesitate to contact us further to share your specific feedback with us, so we can take your comments on board.

Please also remember that our team are always on hand to help you during your stay with us.

We do hope that your experience does not deter you from returning to White Cross Bay again in the future.


1 out of 10


We have used the park several years running but will no longer be returning. The booking system is not clear about exactly what you are booking. We feel mis-sold and mis-lead by the reservations team. Had we seen pictures of the actual lodge we received, we would not have spent Over £1200 for 5 days on this break.
Confirmed guest:02 January 2019
Published on:07 January 2019


Thank you so much for writing this review. We are deeply sorry that your stay with us wasn't as you had expected. We will definitely feed this back to our booking team. I can see that you received a partial refund for your troubles too.
We do hope that you will return and give us another chance to reinstate the positive feelings you have had with us over the previous several years.



5 out of 10


wolverhamptonGBFamily (the eldest child is aged 5 - 14)
cannot fault accommodation was lovely & clean however swimming pool & showers were freezing when telling receptionist she was very unhelpful disappointed with lack of kids activities & entertainment considering it was school holidays
Confirmed guest:02 January 2019
Published on:06 January 2019


We are so happy that you enjoyed our holiday home but we are disappointed that you didn't enjoy our pool. Thank you for the feedback and we will hopefully see you again this year!


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