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General

  • 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.

Please note

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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8.3

Overall rating based on 63 reviews

 

79% would recommend this site to a friend.

78% would stay here again.

 

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Location, shop, showers, the site is clean and very relaxing ... 11/07/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Raymond F. Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Location, shop, showers, the site is clean and very relaxing with a good layout, really enjoyed our stay.

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Good facility, quiet and friendly staff 26/06/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Harry M. Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Good facility, quiet and friendly staff . Ulverston and surrounding area beautiful.

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good site and very quiet at night, friendly staff and level pitches 12/06/2018

Reviewer's country: France Mary H. Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The site setting, the wet rooms, the friendliness of staff

    Disliked: 

    wifi not working, although they were quick to give a refund, and the washing machine that stopped working midway through a load and left washing dripping wet but again the staff very quickly gave a refund and were very apologetic.

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Nice site, tidy and well kept. Enjoyed looking at the ... 04/06/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Rachel H. Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Nice site, tidy and well kept. Enjoyed looking at the caravans for sale, and the shop was good too. Really liked the individual shower/toilet rooms, very spaciaous, clean and private.

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Had a great time, staff were so friendly 29/05/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom frank m. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Fantastic

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Great place for a few days, very clean and relaxing. 08/05/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Mark G. Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Very helpful & friendly staff, touring and static caravan surroundings are amazing, showers & toilets are excellent, safe for the 3yr old children, the list is endless.
    We looked at the reviews and wondered what the shower rooms and toilets were going to be like, they are the largest and possibly the best we have ever used. All four of us in 1 room, yes a room not a cubicle, lots of space.
    The site is very well maintained and immaculate.
    The site sells & services both caravans and motor homes and it is very busy, however, once you drive through this part, wow, the site is so relaxing, quiet and very welcoming. We noticed that caravans do get moved around quite a lot onto empty pitches but it gave us a chance to look at all the new models, designs and features currently on the market. There is some building work going on but it did not interfere with our experience.
    I would recommend this site to anyone either travelling alone, couples, both young an old and families (great adventure park). The area around the site is beautiful, very close to the lakes, lots to do within a short drive.
    There are various pubs/restaurants in the area, we tried a few and was not disappointed, all recommended on the site website or in reception.
    We will return.
    5 star

    Disliked: 

    We have a twin axle unit and it was quite tight front to back with the car at the front of the van, however the kids played in the "road", cars and site traffic kept to 5MPH, not once did we worry.

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Loved the location neat enough to walk into the town ... 08/05/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Shirley W. Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Loved the location neat enough to walk into the town centre, granddaughter particularly loves your park.

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Fantastic services , toilet, shop, location etc.Very quiet and peaceful. 09/04/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Karen S. Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Fantastic services , toilet, shop, location etc.Very quiet and peaceful.

    Disliked: 

    Pitches very cramped, access quite tight with sales vans on approach road.

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Nice staff, great toilets !!! 06/04/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Julie B. Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    The site is situated on a site that sells a lot of caravans, and motor homes, you drive through the entrance of the vans for sale then you come to the main site,
    It’s quiet and secluded, not much to look at on site just other vans, not much for scenery on site, the showers and toilets are great, warm and hot showers, clean and tidy, staff very helpful,
    We had a nice few days there.

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Looks like they deal with sales rather than touring customers. 24/03/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Yvonne W. Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    The facilities were clean plenty of hot water.

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    Building work being done couldn't move for caravans, pitches very close together. The staff weren't very friendly, and barley acknowledge you,Wouldn't return.

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Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

Take away

Tennis

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Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Touring and motorhomes

Drainage hook-up points for tourers

Fully serviced pitches

Hard standings

Motorhome service point

Seasonal pitches

Tourer storage facilities

Water hook-up points for tourers

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Peaceful

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Surf school nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Large (51-200 pitches)

Location

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  • Prior Road, Ulverston, Cumbria, England, LA12 9QE
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 54.1818°N 3.0840°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Morecambe: Central Drive Bus Station — 11.6 miles
Bolton le Sands (Lancs): Coach Stop — 13.0 miles
Carnforth: Lancaster Rd Coach Stop — 13.3 miles
Train stations
Ulverston Rail Station — 0.9 miles
Dalton Rail Station — 4.3 miles
Cark Rail Station — 4.5 miles
Ferry ports
Lake Bank (Coniston) Ferry Landing — 8.2 miles
Roa Island Ferry Landing — 8.3 miles
Lakeside Windermere Ferry Landing — 8.4 miles
Airports
Liverpool John Lennon Airport — 59.1 miles

Directions


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.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

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.

Must see

  • South Lakes Wild Animal Park (3.7 miles)
  • Holker Hall and Gardens (4.1 miles)
  • Lakeland Motor Museum (6.6 miles)

National Trust

  • Dalton Castle (4.5 miles)
  • Cartmel Priory Gatehouse (5.4 miles)

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel.

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Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  11 a.m. –  Anytime
Depart:  11 a.m.

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.

Payment

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.

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Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.
No vehicle movement between 11pm and 7am.

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