One of the best times to visit North Lancashire and South Cumbria is the winter months, not least because being outside the main tourist season provides you with even more opportunities for peace and tranquillity.
The Lake District and the coastline along Cumbria and Lancashire get rather popular in the summer months, which is great if you love being part of the hustle and bustle. However, you may prefer to come and stay in one of Holgates' perfectly-positioned holiday parks when this part of the world is humming softly, rather than buzzing.
No Queues & Plenty To Do
Most of the nearby tourist attractions, fabulous eating out options and retail opportunities are open year-round. But, if you come to Holgates for a winter holiday in the UK, you will have fewer queues to face, and possibly lower prices too! Take a look at our prices here.
If you want the quiet life, you can achieve this in the winter, as North Lancashire and South Cumbria has year-round culture and entertainment on offer. So, why not go and rub shoulders with the locals at a theatre, museum, or music venue?
The Wolf House Gallery, located in Silverdale, offers stunning and unique art, jewellery, ceramics and much more for you to enjoy. Lancaster homes The Grand Theatre, operating as one of the key north-west venues for amateur drama, music and dance. Hosting shows throughout the year, you can enjoy this exciting experience.
Situated in the heart of Kendal is The Brewery Arts Centre. This historic building features a whole host of exciting events, from festivals, to creative learning courses, to artistic events, there is something to keep you entertained.
Cumbria And North Lancashire Wear Winter Well
Many people choose a short break or holiday in Cumbria and North Lancashire to soak up the splendours of the great British outdoors while taking part in summer sports. What you possibly haven’t considered is that the hills, lakes, and coastlines in this part of England are all absolutely beautiful in the winter.
You can hike or walk for hours in the stripped back splendour of Mother Nature’s winter coat. There is still abundant greenery in the year-round ferns and heathers and the ancient forests of coniferous trees. The lakes still ripple with colour and the air is still as fresh and invigorating.
Bring your camera, as you will want to capture the seasonal light quality, the raw magnificence and the fabulous winter sunsets and sunrises. Of course, you need to take extra care to walk and climb safely in the winter months. But you haven’t seen the Lake District properly until you have watched the rain clouds scurry over the mountain peaks and valleys, or experienced the sight of crystal white frost on the breath-taking landscape.
Other Winter Wonderland Treats
Imagine a brisk walk through one of the area’s wide-open spaces, or a gentle ramble through one of the fascinating villages and towns. Then picture yourself in one of the area’s abundant cafes, sipping hot chocolate or eating well from a menu featuring fabulous local produce. Or, you could sit by a roaring fire in one of the region’s cosy local pubs. North Lancashire and South Cumbria have plenty of those, and many do amazing pub grub. The Royal Silverdale sits in the heart of Silverdale Village, offering a large selection of British Bistro food and drink. It’s a perfect place to relax during the winter season.
The Canal Turn in Carnforth is within walking distance of our Netherbeck park. This beautiful pub offers local food and drink you can enjoy by the Lancaster canal. Following its refurbishment, it now stands as one of the most beautiful pubs on the Lancashire and Southern Lakeside border. A short drive from Bay View lies the family friendly Morecambe Hotel. This fantastic venue offers a public restaurant for you to dine on their specialty coffees, ales and traditional menus.
Maybe you would prefer to relax on winter evenings in your lovely Holgates lodge or static caravan, enjoying the simpler pleasures of board games, a good book or cuddling up to watch a DVD. Whatever you want from a winter holiday in the UK, Holgates Holiday Parks can provide it. Contact us today to find out more about booking your winter escape.