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Bassenthwaite Lakeside Lodges

5 Miles from Keswick
Sleeps 6
Pets 2
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Bassenthwaite Lakeside Lodges is part of our Wanderwood Lodge Holidays Collection, nestling on the shores of Bassenthwaite Lake at the foot of dramatic Skiddaw Mountain.
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4.6

Lowside Farm Glamping

6 Miles from Keswick
Sleeps 4
Pets 1
Lowside Farm Glamping is an idyllic rural park comprising of a selection of Pods each with wonderful views over the adjoining countryside, due to the location of the site it benefits from stunning sunsets and sunrises over the rolling hills of the Lake District National Park.
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4.8

Herdwick Croft

6 Miles from Keswick
Sleeps 4
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The park is located in Bassenthwaite, Keswick, which is a small Lakeland village that has been voted the most peaceful place in the UK for staycations.
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Keswick Reach Lodge Retreat

8 Miles from Keswick
Sleeps 4
Pets 2
Escape to the breathtaking beauty of the Lake District and experience an unforgettable break at Keswick Reach Lodge Retreat, part of our Evermore Lodge Holidays Collection.
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Landal Whitbarrow

9 Miles from Keswick
Sleeps 8
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Tucked away in the lush green foothills of Blencathra Fells, Landal Whitbarrow is situated halfway between the market towns of Penrith and Keswick.
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Ullswater Heights

12 Miles from Keswick
Sleeps 6
Pets 2
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Ullswater Heights is part of our Evermore Lodge Holidays Collection, boasting hand-picked lodges and a secluded glamping village featuring deluxe safari tents, all complete with their very own decking and steamy hot tubs set in the landscaped grounds of a former quarry and providing the perfect backdrop for your Cumbrian holiday.
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Flusco Wood

12 Miles from Keswick
Sleeps 4
Pets 2
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Flusco Wood is part of our exclusive Bouja Luxury Boutique Breaks Collection, nestling in beautiful woodland just 4½ miles from magnificent Ullswater.
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Hillcroft Park Glamping

12 Miles from Keswick
Sleeps 2
Pets 2
Allow yourself to be immersed in the peaceful and tranquil environment of this award-winning Best in Britain Hillcroft Park has to offer.
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4.5

Blaithwaite Country House Estate

13 Miles from Keswick
Sleeps 4
Pets 2
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Blaithwaite Estate is a new edition to our specialist Wanderwood collection, based on a private estate of 250 acres within the heart of Cumbria and just a short distance to the Lake District National Park.
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Hillcroft Park

13 Miles from Keswick
Sleeps 4
Hillcroft Park is set in the beautiful Ullswater Valley in the Lake District National Park, sitting above the pretty lakeside village of Pooley Bridge and Lake Ullswater, a 5-minute walk from the park.
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Landal North Lakes

13 Miles from Keswick
Sleeps 2
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Landal North Lakes is part of our Autograph Lodge Holidays Collection, delivering an exclusive holiday experience like no other.
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Limefitt Park

15 Miles from Keswick
Sleeps 6
Limefitt Holiday Park, nestled in the stunning Lake District, offers guests an authentic countryside experience with its range of outdoor-focused amenities and direct access to some of England’s most breathtaking landscapes.
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Lowther Park

15 Miles from Keswick
Sleeps 6
Lowther Park is a beautifully well kept holiday park that delivers on a tranquil feel but also provides facilities for all the family to enjoy.
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White Cross Bay

16 Miles from Keswick
Sleeps 4
White Cross Bay stands as a getaway in the stunning Lake District, offering an ideal blend of leisure and outdoor adventure.
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Calthwaite Hall Lodges

16 Miles from Keswick
Sleeps 4
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Calthwaite Hall is uniquely set on the footprint of the barns used for a historic dairy farm and accompanying country house and gardens, this truly magical setting mixes historic country living with contemporary sophistication.
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keswick Park & Visitor Guide

Keswick, a gem in the Lake District, offers families a vibrant mix of outdoor adventures and cultural experiences. Imagine kayaking on Derwentwater, exploring the quirky Puzzling Place, or savouring local treats at the twice-weekly market. An intriguing fact: Keswick is home to the curious Castlerigg Stone Circle, predating Stonehenge by about 500 years! Opting for a family break at a UK holiday park here means easy access to nature's playground, with the comfort of home-like facilities. It's a stress-free base for your explorations, where quality family time is as guaranteed as the stunning Lakeland views.

Have You Discovered UK Holiday Parks?

These self-contained resorts offer caravans, lodges, and sometimes tents or glamping pods. You can enjoy a range of facilities including swimming pools, entertainment venues, kids' clubs, and restaurants. They're designed for families looking for a break where everything is on your doorstep!

Holiday parks offer more space and freedom than hotels, such as separate bedrooms, living areas, and your own outdoor space. With the added bonus of on-site amenities and entertainment. They're self-catering too, saving money on dining out.

Going for a UK holiday park means you can forget about stressful airports, and luggage restrictions, and you can pack the car with as many of your home comforts as you like. Plus, you're contributing to the local economy and reducing your carbon footprint.

Why Take Your 2024 Family Holiday Park Break in Keswick?

Keswick is a vibrant town in the Lake District, known for its stunning landscapes and outdoor activities. It's a place where you can enjoy the great outdoors without sacrificing comfort or entertainment. The area is steeped in literary history, with connections to poets like Wordsworth and Southey.

What's new? Keswick has been upping its game with refurbished facilities and new attractions. Festivals and events are a big draw, with the Keswick Mountain Festival and Keswick Beer Festival being annual highlights.

Choosing a holiday park here means you're surrounded by nature, with easy access to lakes and mountains. It's a unique blend of adventure and relaxation, with the convenience of on-site amenities.

If you're visiting Keswick with kids

Keswick is a fantastic area for kids, with plenty of space to run around and a host of activities tailored to young adventurers. From boating on Derwentwater to exploring the Puzzling Place, there's no shortage of fun.

Why a holiday park? It's a safe, contained environment with facilities specifically for children, such as playgrounds and kids' clubs.

  1. Weather-appropriate clothing
  2. Sturdy walking shoes
  3. Swimwear and towels
  4. Sunscreen and hats
  5. Rain gear and wellies
  6. Outdoor toys (frisbees, balls)
  7. Any necessary medication
  8. Travel games and books
  9. Reusable water bottles
  10. Snacks for day trips

Pet Friendly Keswick Adventures

Keswick is very welcoming to pets, with many trails and open spaces for them to enjoy. Pubs like The Dog and Gun are known for their pet-friendly atmosphere, and many cafes offer water bowls outside.

Other tips: Always keep your dog on a lead around livestock and clean up after them.

Dog walking ideas in Keswick

Route Distance (miles) Scenery Postcode
Derwentwater Walk 10 Lake & Forest CA12 5DJ
Castlerigg Stone Circle 1.5 Ancient Monuments CA12 4RN
Latrigg 3.5 Mountain Views CA12 4SY
Whinlatter Forest Variable Woodland CA12 5TW
Friar's Crag 1 Lake Shore CA12 5DJ

Dining at the park, or heading out

Many holiday parks boast on-site restaurants, offering convenience after a long day of adventures. Keswick's local cuisine includes hearty dishes like Cumberland sausage. For families, the Old Keswickian offers a relaxed atmosphere, while couples might enjoy the intimate setting of Morrels Restaurant.

Outdoor Family Adventures

Keswick is home to activity centres like Keswick Adventure Centre and Platty+. They offer watersports, climbing, and more. Prices vary, but you can expect to pay around £40 for an adult activity session. Seasonal opening times apply, with most centres operating from spring to autumn.

Nearby shopping

Name Type On Offer Postcode
Podgy Paws Pet Store Pet Accessories CA12 5JD
Treeby & Bolton Gallery/Shop Art & Ceramics CA12 5LS
The Keswick Boot Co. Outdoor Gear Walking Boots CA12 5BL
Bookends Bookshop Local Literature CA12 5JB
Thornthwaite Galleries Art Gallery Local Crafts CA12 5SA


Top Parks for 2024 in Keswick

Landal Whitbarrow, Cumbria

Driving Distance: About 18 minutes (10.31 miles) | Sleeps: 6 | Pet friendly? No

About this park: Landal Whitbarrow is a serene holiday village nestled in the Blencathra Fells' foothills, boasting an 18th-century farm conversion, cobbled streets, and stone buildings, offering a plethora of family activities, proximity to local attractions, and breathtaking views that have inspired artists and writers.

For the kids - Children can revel in the park's natural beauty, enjoy pony trekking, quad biking, and archery at Rookin House Activity Centre, and explore the nearby award-winning Walby Farm Park for a day of family fun.

What's on-site? The park features an indoor heated pool, sauna, steam room, hot tub, and gym for relaxation. The Eden Café Bar serves locally sourced meals and homemade cakes, with a terrace overlooking the Eden Valley. On-site amenities also include a shop for essentials.

What's nearby? Nearby attractions include Aira Force waterfall (8 miles, free access), Derwentwater (10 miles, boat hire available), and the Theatre by the Lake (10 miles, ticket prices vary). All are within a short driving distance, offering a mix of natural beauty and cultural experiences.

Accommodation options: Landal Whitbarrow offers a range of accommodations including The Farmhouse and Caldew Cottage Spa, ideal for families or groups, with luxurious hot tubs and stylish living spaces. Although not pet-friendly, the park caters to couples and larger groups with a variety of options.


White Cross Bay, Cumbria

Driving Distance: About 35 minutes (20.11 miles) | Sleeps: 8 | Pet friendly? Yes

About this park: White Cross Bay is located on Lake Windermere's shores, offering a peaceful lakeside setting with a marina, adventure activities nearby, and on-site facilities including a heated indoor pool, sports court, and adventure playground.

For the kids - The park provides an amusement arcade, children's play area, and a range of sports and leisure activities to keep the young ones entertained throughout their stay.

What's on-site? Guests can enjoy the Boathouse Bar and Restaurant with stunning views, a jacuzzi, sauna, and steam room for relaxation, and a shop for convenience. Entertainment varies seasonally, with a guide available on the park.

What's nearby? The park is within driving distance to attractions such as The World of Beatrix Potter (approx. 20 minutes, ticket prices vary) and Brockhole on Windermere (approx. 15 minutes, prices for activities vary).

Accommodation options: White Cross Bay offers a range of caravans and lodges, including the pet-friendly Bassenthwaite and Meadley Lodge with an outdoor hot tub, suitable for families and groups up to 8 people.


Stanwix Park, Cumbria

Driving Distance: About 44 minutes (26.70 miles) | Sleeps: 8 | Pet friendly? Yes

About this park: Stanwix Park is an award-winning holiday centre offering a blend of relaxation and excitement with a seaside location, indoor and outdoor pools, entertainment complex, and a variety of accommodations, making it an ideal family destination.

For the kids - The park features a children's pool with water features, JJ's bowling alley, amusement arcade, and a mini soft play area, ensuring endless fun for the little ones.

What's on-site? The Sunset Inn provides family entertainment, while The Dunes Bar offers adult-only entertainment. On-site facilities also include a gym, spa pool, sauna, steam room, and a range of dining options.

What's nearby? Located near the Victorian seaside town of Silloth, guests can explore the local area and enjoy the green, promenade, and beach. The park is also within reach of the Lake District for further exploration.

Accommodation options: Stanwix Park offers a selection of apartments and caravans, including the pet-friendly Bassenthwaite Apt and Coniston Apartment, catering to families and groups with various sleeping arrangements.


Solway Holiday Village, Cumbria

Driving Distance: About 45 minutes (27.50 miles) | Sleeps: 8 | Pet friendly? Yes

About this park: Solway Holiday Village spans 130 acres on the Solway Firth coastline, offering a diverse range of activities and facilities, including an indoor heated pool, adventure activities, and dining options, making it an ideal destination for both adventure seekers and those looking for relaxation.

For the kids - The park provides a children's club, indoor play area, and outdoor play area, along with activities such as laser tag and axe throwing for an adventurous holiday experience.

What's on-site? Guests can enjoy the licensed clubs with entertainment, a bistro, restaurant, and takeaway options. The park also features a leisure pool with spa, and Wi-Fi access is available at an additional cost.

What's nearby? Solway Holiday Village is a gateway to the Lake District, offering easy access to national parks and scenic walks. The park is also close to the historic city of Carlisle (approx. 40 minutes drive).

Accommodation options: The park offers a variety of chalets and caravans, including pet-friendly options and accommodations with private hot tubs, suitable for couples and families of different sizes.


Family Days Out In Keswick

Keswick is a gem for families looking for a getaway, especially if you're eyeing up the holiday parks in Keswick. There's a ton to do for kids and adults alike, with the stunning backdrop of the Lake District to boot. Let's dive into the top attractions that are sure to make your stay memorable.

The Derwent Pencil Museum

  • Opening Times: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Prices: Adults £4.95, Children £3.95
  • Postcode: CA12 5NG
  • Est. time required: 1-2 hours
  • Nearest parking: Lakeside Car Park

This quirky museum is a hit for families. It's all about pencils – from secret WW2 pencils with hidden maps to the world's largest coloured pencil. It's educational, interactive, and has an excellent play area for the kids. They've recently added a new VR experience that's pretty cool.

Phone number: 017687 73626 | Web: derwentart.com


Keswick Adventure Centre

  • Opening Times: Varies by activity
  • Prices: Varies by activity
  • Postcode: CA12 4RN
  • Est. time required: 2-4 hours
  • Nearest parking: Central Car Park

For the adrenaline junkies in the family, this is your spot. They offer ghyll scrambling, climbing, and zip-lining. There's something for all ages and abilities. They've recently added stand-up paddleboarding to their roster. Go in the morning when it's less busy, and you might get more time on the activities.

Phone number: 017687 75687 | Web: keswickadventurecentre.co.uk


The Puzzling Place

  • Opening Times: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Prices: Adults £4.50, Children £3.50
  • Postcode: CA12 5DZ
  • Est. time required: 1-2 hours
  • Nearest parking: Central Car Park

This place is a blast with its mind-boggling illusions and exhibits. The Anti-Gravity Room will have you all laughing as you try to stand straight. It's not massive, so it won't eat up your whole day. The best part? It's indoors, so perfect for a rainy day.

Phone number: 017687 75102 | Web: puzzlingplace.co.uk


Hope Park

  • Opening Times: Dawn till dusk
  • Prices: Free entry, small fees for activities
  • Postcode: CA12 5DG
  • Est. time required: Varies
  • Nearest parking: Lakeside Car Park

Hope Park is ideal for a relaxed day. There's crazy golf, remote control boats, and a putting green. The park is beautifully maintained with lots of flowers and space to run around. The café does a mean ice cream, which is always a hit with the kids.


Keswick Launch Company

  • Opening Times: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Prices: Adult round trip £11.25, Child round trip £5.70
  • Postcode: CA12 5DJ
  • Est. time required: 1-2 hours for a round trip
  • Nearest parking: Lakeside Car Park

Take a boat trip around Derwentwater and soak in the views. The launches have several stops, so you can hop off, explore, and hop back on. The sunset cruise is particularly stunning. If you're staying at one of the holiday parks in Keswick, this is a must-do.

Phone number: 017687 72263 | Web: keswick-launch.co.uk


Whinlatter Forest Park

  • Opening Times: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Prices: Free entry, parking charges apply
  • Postcode: CA12 5TW
  • Est. time required: Half to full day
  • Nearest parking: On-site

This is England's only true mountain forest and it's a paradise for outdoor lovers. There are trails for walking and mountain biking, plus a Go Ape treetop adventure course. The forest is home to rare wildlife and stunning views. It's a bit further out, so plan for a full day trip.

Phone number: 017687 78469 | Web: forestryengland.uk/whinlatter

Keswick is packed with activities that cater to every family member's taste. Whether you're staying at a holiday park in Keswick or just visiting for the day, these attractions will ensure your trip is filled with fun, laughter, and adventure. Remember to check the weather, pack accordingly, and most importantly, enjoy your time in this beautiful part of the UK!

FAQs

This is our first stay on a holiday park, what will it be like?

Expect a blend of outdoor adventure and homely comfort. Holiday parks in Keswick, like Castlerigg Hall Caravan & Camping Park, offer stunning views of the surrounding fells. You'll find well-equipped caravans or lodges, often with decking to enjoy the scenery. Facilities typically include playgrounds, shops, and sometimes entertainment. It's a sociable setting where kids can make friends while adults relax.

What should I pack when visiting Keswick?

Pack for the unpredictable Lake District weather – waterproofs and layers are key. Don't forget your walking boots for the fells and a swimsuit for the lake or on-site pools. Essentials like toiletries, a first aid kit, and chargers are a must. If you're self-catering, check what's provided at your holiday park; you might need to bring basics like salt and pepper.

Is Keswick a good place to visit ‘off-season’?

Absolutely! Keswick and its holiday parks, such as Keswick Reach Lodge Retreat, are charming in the quieter months. You'll enjoy brisk walks with fewer crowds and cosy evenings in your lodge. Many parks offer heated accommodation and hot tubs, perfect for chilly evenings. Plus, local attractions like The Puzzling Place and Keswick Museum are open year-round.

Will my hot tub be cleaned before we arrive?

Yes, if your accommodation includes a hot tub, it will be thoroughly cleaned and water quality checked before you check in. Places like Whitbarrow Holiday Village pride themselves on high standards of cleanliness. For peace of mind, you can always inquire about their specific cleaning protocols when you book.

Can we bring our pets to the holiday park?

Many holiday parks in Keswick are pet-friendly, knowing that dogs are part of the family! Parks like Skiddaw View Holiday Park welcome furry friends, often with dedicated walking areas. Always check the pet policy when booking, as there may be a small additional charge or specific pet-friendly units.

How do we book activities, and do they need to be booked in advance?

Booking activities can usually be done online or at the park's reception. For popular activities or during peak times at places like Derwentwater Holiday Park, it's wise to book in advance to avoid disappointment. Some activities may be seasonal or weather-dependent, so keep that in mind when planning.

Are there any child-friendly dining options nearby?

Keswick is super family-friendly with plenty of dining options that cater to little ones. The Royal Oak at Keswick and Sienna's are known for their welcoming atmosphere and kids' menus. Plus, holiday parks often have on-site eateries with varied menus suitable for children.

What emergency services are available in case we need them?

Keswick has got you covered. There's a community hospital, several GP practices, and pharmacies. For anything more urgent, the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle is the nearest accident and emergency unit. Always have the address of your holiday park on hand, and don't hesitate to ask the staff for assistance if needed.

Is there Wi-Fi at the holiday park and is it reliable?

Most holiday parks in Keswick, like Bassenthwaite Lakeside Lodges, offer Wi-Fi, but it can be patchy due to the rural location. It's usually fine for checking emails or social media, but streaming might be hit-and-miss. If you need reliable internet for work, it's best to check with the park before booking or consider bringing your own mobile Wi-Fi device.

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