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- Friendly park in south Cumbria's Furness peninsula
- A mile from Ulverston
- Large play area for kids and a pond
You'll likely like the Furness peninsula in south Cumbria. First up, as its name might imply, it juts into the sea (you probably like sea). And much of it is in the Lake District (you may also like). And it has the island of Walney, and it borders Windermere, and has miles and miles of coastline to dive into – if you've any sense you'll very much like all these things too.
And on the peninsula, sheltered within a former quarry, is friendly family-run Bardsea Leisure Park. It's a well-regarded and popular place only a mile from the market town of Ulverston, eight from Windermere and less than four from wild days out at the South Lakes Wild Animal Park.
The toilet and shower blocks are roomy and with underfloor heating (you may also like); the site also has a launderette, a washing-up area, a big play area with pond, a dog exercise area, and a large accessory shop and service centre. Wifi is available for an additional charge.
And another exemplary thing about Bardsea Leisure Park? It's open all year round for winter beach walks and frosty lakeside hikes – something else you might very much like.
Tourist board rating
Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.
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Electric hardstanding touring pitch
Max. persons: unlimited x
Pitch size: unlimited
Ground type: Hardstanding
We allow either an awning or a gazebo. Pup tents are not permitted.
|Max. persons||unlimited x
|Twin-axle vehicles accepted|
|One Motorhome or Campervan or Touring caravan allowed per pitch|
|Bring a gazebo||1 included, 1 max.|
|Bring an awning||1 included, 1 max.|
|Car||2 included, 2 max.|
|Fridge||1 included, 1 max.|
|Dog(s) allowed||2 included, 2 max.|
|Electric: 10 amp||included|
|Car parking by pitch/unit||yes|
|Chemical disposal point||yes|
|Use of a motorhome service point||yes|
|Pup tents not allowed|
|Motorhome, Campervan, Touring caravan|
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Was a fab site with exceptionally clean facilities!
Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Gas cylinders available
Touring and motorhomes
Drainage hook-up points for tourers
Fully serviced pitches
Motorhome service point
Tourer storage facilities
Water hook-up points for tourers
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Horse riding nearby
Indoor pool nearby
Mountain biking nearby
Surf school nearby
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Nearby farmers' market
Public transport nearby
Large (51-200 pitches)
- Coach stations
Morecambe: Central Drive Bus Station
— 11.6 miles
11.6 miles Bolton le Sands (Lancs): Coach Stop — 13.0 miles
13.0 miles Carnforth: Lancaster Rd Coach Stop — 13.3 miles
- Train stations
Ulverston Rail Station
— 0.9 miles
0.9 miles Dalton Rail Station — 4.3 miles
4.3 miles Cark Rail Station — 4.5 miles
- Ferry ports
Lake Bank (Coniston) Ferry Landing
— 8.2 miles
8.2 miles Roa Island Ferry Landing — 8.3 miles
8.3 miles Lakeside Windermere Ferry Landing — 8.4 miles
Liverpool John Lennon Airport
— 59.1 miles
Leave the M6 motorway at Junction 36. Take the first sliproad sign posted Barrow-in-Furness, and then the first exit off the roundabout onto the A590. Stay on the A590 for approximately 20 miles passing through Newby Bridge, arrive at Ulverston and continue over the roundabout (Booth's supermarket is on the left).
At the second junction immediately after the pedestrian crossing, turn left and drive under the railway bridge. Continue on past the Old Farmhouse public house. Bardsea Leisure Park is 300 metres on the right.
A cosy dip first: a swimming pool as well as an indoor/outdoor sports complex is 300 metres from Bardsea Leisure Park. Once refreshed, wander into the handsome market town of Ulverston for old buildings, cobbled streets and the Thursday and Saturday street markets selling fresh local produce. (An indoor market is open weekly too.)
A prettily landscaped 18-hole golf course is also in the area, but if you're feeling particularly energetic you might be up for a climb up Hoad Hill and the Sir John Barrow Monument from Ulverston's north east.
The tigers, giraffes, kangaroos, lemurs, monkey and more of the South Lakes Animal Park safari park are towards Barrow-in-Furness, as is the Dock Museum, a free attraction (often with special exhibitions) telling the story of Barrow as a shipbuilding town.
Off the peninsula, visit Walney Island and its nature reserve, or Roa Island to get the ferry over to the island of Piel. And if you're off to Windermere, go via the restored steam trains of the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway to travel through the Lake District's sterling scenery and board a lake cruise at the end of your journey.
- South Lakes Wild Animal Park (3.7 miles)
- Holker Hall and Gardens (4.1 miles)
- Lakeland Motor Museum (6.6 miles)
- Dalton Castle (4.5 miles)
- Cartmel Priory Gatehouse (5.4 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
Permitted arrival/departure time
|Camping and touring|
|Arrive:||11 a.m. –||Anytime|
Bardsea Leisure Park cancellation policy
No refunds within 5 days of arrival date.
For cancellations 5 days before arrival we are happy to move your stay to another date (subject to availability).
If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.
Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.
The balance is due 1 week after booking, or if the arrival date is sooner than 1 week after booking then the balance will be taken immediately.
Payment methods accepted on the parkCheque