Top 5 things to do near Lakeland and on park
Lakeland Holiday Park near the Lake District in Cumbria boasts a beautiful setting within easy reach of several of the region’s attractions. There’s plenty to keep families busy on holiday here, so General Manager Andrea Massey talked us through some of her top recommendations.
1. Get involved in the activities
We've got plenty of activities, and I would recommend that people try and book as much as they can on the My Haven app before they arrive to enhance their experience.
Our Ranger activities are popular because we're in such a beautiful Lakes location. Pond dipping, firelighting, nature trails and bug hunts are the really popular ones. Kids love finding bugs!
I think everyone should use the karts, too, because it's something that all the family can do, and actually we're a flat park as well, so that's a nice enjoyable one in the summer.
2. Explore the landscape on a walk, or several!
We have a beautiful walk that people can do from the entrance of the park that goes along all the sea wall. It's a beautiful walk and you can see all the way across Morecambe Bay, you can see Morecambe and on a really good day you can see Walney Island.
There's so much visitors can do off the park. There are 214 ‘Wainwrights’- walks centred around fells - and making sure you do one of the Wainwrights is definitely something to tick off the list. I've personally walked up Coniston Old Man, we went there a few years ago with the team and on a nice day getting out into the lakes. It's alright going up - it's coming down that's the hardest part! But the views are breathtaking and well worth the climb.
3. Visit the Marina Bar and Stage
Our Marina Bar and Stage is a state-of-the-art entertainment centre. It's a really lovely setting in the fact of by night it's a big entertainment centre, and by day it's a really nice comfortable space to sit and relax in, or watch the football, all with table service. And we have a show cast here who put on some really big productions - the pantomime is always fantastic, just brilliant.
4. Get on your bike!
I would recommend hiring one of our bikes and cycling down to Humphrey Head. We've got a statue of a wolf on the park because nearby Humphrey Head is apparently where the last wolf in England was seen, so there's a bit of folklore with it and it's a lovely setting too. It's a really narrow road to get to it, but if you go on a bike then there's a little cove there you can reach, it's lovely.
5. Explore the lovely local villages
You should definitely visit Windermere and Bowness and explore all the history here around Beatrix Potter and William Wordsworth. You've also got Cartmel just down the road which has Cartmel Races, and it’s a really beautiful village to explore. If the weather's nice it's a lovely day out, and there's even a Michelin starred restaurant - L'Enclume.
And then there’s Grange-over-Sands, which is more like a small town. You can get down to the coast there to the beach and have a nice walk, and it's got some really nice independent shops which make all the villages and towns around here really unique.
What are you looking forward to at Lakeland?
I’m excited about welcoming back our owners and our holidaymakers and hopefully having a fantastic season and helping them to enjoy this beautiful park, because it really is beautiful.