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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

We do like the Furness Peninsula in south Cumbria. First up, as its name might imply, it juts into the sea (we like sea). And much of it is in the Lake District (we also like). And it has the island of Walney, and it borders Windermere, and has miles and miles of coastline to dive into – we 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 loo and shower blocks are roomy and with underfloor heating (we like); other facilities include a launderette, washing-up area, a big play area for kids complete with a 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 we 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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8.2

Overall rating based on 70 reviews

 

79% would recommend this site to a friend.

76% would stay here again.

 

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location, facilities 14/10/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom sarah b. Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    location, facilities

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Very good site 10/10/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Andy R. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    Peaceful, showers and toilet blocks were great. Shop that sells almost everything you'd need. Good pitch and good layout. WiFi is charged at £4 per day, more days you pay for it gets abit cheaper.

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Level pitches with superb shower facilities. Remote . 09/10/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Lindsay E. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    Showers were excellent. Lovely heated rooms. Very clean

    Disliked: 

    Walk into Ulverston was at least 15 minutes.
    To expensive for what was there £23 out of season...Oct.

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Happy with our visit 03/10/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Steven G. Confirmed

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

    Friendly helpful staff, site is within 10 min walk to nearest pub where we can recommend the food and only a further 10 min walk into Ulverston town centre for shops bars and restaurants.
    Showers and toilets were roomy and warm but a mop or squeegy could be provided for some "messy" people to clean up after themselves.

    Disliked: 

    No cleaning up materials in showers

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very clean, lots of room, showers and toilets very clean 29/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom dorinda_g Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    very clean, lots of room, showers and toilets very clean

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Location to town - toilet/shower facilities - flexible with leaving ... 24/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Carol S. Confirmed

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

    Location to town - toilet/shower facilities - flexible with leaving times -helpful staff in shop

    Disliked: 

    Pitch could be flatter- top up hardcore maybe. Dog excersise area need TLC.

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Good position to explore the Lakes 21/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Julian C. Confirmed

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

    The clean and tidy appearance of the site and excellent loos and bathrooms. Convenient chemical waste areas

    Disliked: 

    Poor internet and tv reception.

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LOVELY ENJOYABLE PEACEFUL STAY 29/08/2017

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  • Liked: 

    Stayed August bank holiday 2017 we originally booked for Friday to Monday - on arrival we asked if we could stay an extra night which wasn't a problem !
    This is a lovely,clean , well kept park with plenty of pitches for tents vans and also statics
    There is also a sales area to buy caravans and motor homes too -they even offer 2 free nights after you buy to try your new van!
    We arrived late tea time Friday once pitched we realised we had an issue with our heating and fridge we reported this to the office on Saturday am , to a LOVELY chap called Matt, not a problem he said and came and fixed it (gave us a new fuse) within minutes, even tho we hadn't bought our van there!
    The park was quiet and we didn't really suffer any problems
    All water waste and electric are on pitch aswell as satellite points
    WE WOULD RECOMMEND LEAVING A DEPOSIT for free sat. Box etc.. £50 returnable , as the site is an old quarry tv signal was frustrating !!
    Yes the pitches are narrow for turning but we just un- hitched and pushed it onto pitch
    Yes there is smoke when people use the bathrooms (WHICH ARE THE MOST CLEANEST AND MOST COMFORTABLE IVE EVER USED) but this was minimal
    Yes there is a man on a little tractor but it's not that noisy and he's very busy working helping other visitors etc
    All bin bays are clean tidy and emptied regularly
    The waste is clean and tidy And easy to use
    The park is nice and tidy and great for kids although we didn't bring any children it is far from the pitches themselves and a bit close to the main entrance and rd so supervising your children may suit.
    A local co op is 5 mins walk away selling all you need
    And the old farmhouse pub/restaurant a further 2 mins away serves lovely food at fair prices it's not usual pub grub but it's fresh and good value for money
    Two mains plus drinks cost us £30

    The shop is huge and you can find anything you need for your caravan aswell as long life milk some snacks and kids products aswell as vending machines too
    ALL STAFF were helpful and friendly as was the warden.
    Overall a very pleasant stay

    Disliked: 

    (NOT SITE RELATED)
    We did venture in to ulverston on the Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday
    Unfortunately no shops were open which was a shame.

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Nice site in lovely surroundings and we will visit again. 22/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Terry K. Confirmed

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

    The staff were very welcoming and helpful on arrival.
    The site is well maintained, very clean and with level pitches.
    The facilities supplies to/for the caravan being with the touring pitch.
    The staff in the shop were also very helpful and knowledgeable of the site and parts available.

    Disliked: 

    Although the shower/toilet blocks were immaculately clean and well laid out we did not like the Unisex usage. We feel that separate Ladies and Gents Blocks are better.

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good pitches plenty of room 22/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom sharonfletcher9678 Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    good shop, shower/toilet block excellent ,clean nice and warm close to town

    Disliked: 

    only problem is the space at the entrance for booking in,cars and newly deliverd caravans taking up most of the space

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Features

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

TV room

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 only 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 the balance should be paid as soon as possible.

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