A Recipe For Success

Stuck for ideas for things to cook during your self-catered holiday? Look no further with these delicious recipes from Holgates!

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We want your holiday with us to be relaxing and fun, so we’re always on the lookout for ways to make your time at Holgates even more enjoyable. With this in mind, we’ve come up with a few easy recipes to try in your holiday home. They’re quick and simple and great for getting the kids involved, so take a look and let us know if you’ve got any holiday favourite!

Homemade Pizza

This is a great one to try out with the kids – plus you know they’ll enjoy it! It’s so quick and easy, you’ll have more time to enjoy your holiday and less time cooking.


Ready-made pizza bases

Tomato purée or pizza sauce

Mozzarella cheese, grated

The rest of the ingredients are up to you! This is a great chance to let the kids choose what to put on their pizzas (within reason!), but here are a few of our favourite toppings:

Pre-cooked chicken chunks

Pepperoni slices

Ham chunks

Onions, thinly sliced

Mushrooms, thinly sliced

Peppers, thinly sliced


Preheat your oven to 220°C. Fan 200°C. Gas 7.

Spread a generous layer of tomato purée/pizza sauce on top of the base, sprinkle with cheese and load up your toppings.

Pop your pizzas in the oven for 10 mins and voilà! You have delicious pizzas that everyone will love!

Pizza Slice

Easy-Peasy Macaroni Cheese

Macaroni Cheese is an easy cook but also a major crowd pleaser! To make it even easier, this is a no-bake recipe, making it even simpler and quicker. This serves 4, so vary your quantities according to how many people you’re feeding.


225g macaroni

55g butter

55g plain flour

475ml semi-skimmed milk

225g cheddar cheese, grated

Pinch of salt and pepper


Boil the macaroni for around 10 minutes in a large saucepan or until it has softened to your desired texture.

In a medium saucepan melt the butter on a medium heat, taking care not to let it burn. Stir in the flour and cook for roughly 3-5 mins until you get a smooth roux. Add the salt and pepper and slowly add the milk, stirring the whole time.

Once the mixture is bubbly, stir in the cheese, adding a little at a time until it is fully melted.

Drain the macaroni and add the sauce, stirring to coat.

If you want to add a little something else, why not some delicious extras such as:

Bacon bits

Ham chunks

Tuna and sweetcorn

Mac and Cheese

Take a Trip Out

While you’re enjoying your holiday in this beautiful part of the country, why not take a trip out for the evening to sample some of the local restaurants? There is plenty nearby, so just ask our staff for recommendations – we will be happy to advise! We recently opened The Royal Silverdale – a pub and hotel with a menu jam-packed with delicious, locally sourced meals. If you’re looking to venture away from the park, this is a great place to visit; just take a look at the mouth-watering menu!

Leave it to Us

Remember, it’s your holiday so, if you don’t fancy cooking, leave it to us! At our Bay View and Silverdale locations, you can enjoy a delicious meal at our bar, café and restaurant. We focus on local produce, so you will get a taste of the north when you dine in our restaurant. With a fully licensed bar and a games area for the children, you can keep the whole family happy if you fancy taking a few hours away from your holiday home.

Here at Holgates, we have plenty of tips to help you make the most of your holiday with us. If you would like to find out more about any of our parks, how you can book with us or even learn more about buying a holiday home, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. You can call us on 01524 701508 or email us at info@holgates.co.uk and we will be more than happy to advise you further.