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April 6, 2023

What types of activities are available at caravan parks?


When it comes to camping and caravanning, the options are endless. The UK is home to a wide range of stunning locations, such as the Ribble Valley, which are perfect whether you choose to pitch up in a caravan park or a campsite.

Whether you’re looking for a secluded spot in nature or an action-packed family holiday, there is something out there that can suit everyone’s needs.

However, one concern that many would-be campers have, particularly those with families, is how best to stay entertained (or keep their children entertained) in the great outdoors.

While Holgates’ camping pitches near the Lake District are some of the most beautiful and well-equipped in the country, it can still be a slight cause of worry to wonder whether there’ll be enough going on to keep your family entertained.

Fortunately, Holgates’ Silverdale location offers an array of activities for all types of visitors – from leisurely days spent exploring the countryside to swimming at our leisure complex, or even taking in a few games of bowling in the evening!

Typical Holiday Park  Activities

Most campsites in or near the Lake District come with very few on-site activities. While they’re typically located in beautiful areas, you may find that you need to travel some distance to find a place for your family to have any fun which doesn’t involve nature.

If you enjoy walking in the great outdoors, wild swimming or birdwatching, then most caravan parks will be able to offer some activities to keep you entertained. However, if you have children who are more accustomed to playing on their iPads than the great outdoors, then you may struggle to find the entertainment they are looking for.

Typical Caravan Park Activities

Similarly, most caravan parks in the Lake District or the surrounding areas won’t have too much in terms of on-site activities. Depending on where the park itself is located, you may be able to hire watersports equipment, take a scenic boat ride, or even go hiking in the surrounding area.

Finding a caravan or holiday park with a selection of on-site activities is likely to be slightly easier than with campsites, though you may still have to travel some distance for family-friendly entertainment.

Entertainment & Leisure Facilities Available At Holgates Silverdale 

At Holgates’ Silverdale location, there is an array of activities available to keep your family entertained throughout your stay. Besides the many leisurely pursuits such as hill walking, wild swimming and bird-watching, you can also take advantage of the many on-site activities that Holgates offers.

These include an indoor pool, bowling and even arcade machines – allowing you to enjoy all the fun of a holiday without having to leave the site. What’s more, we’re also fully equipped with an on-site play area for children, allowing you to relax while the little ones let off some steam.

So, when it comes to entertainment at caravan parks, Holgates’ Silverdale has you covered – meaning that you can simply relax and enjoy a hassle-free holiday in one of the most beautiful locations in the UK!

Bowling Alley

At Silverdale, our on-site bowling alley is open to anyone staying at our holiday parks, whether you’re pitching up in your own tent, or staying in one of our luxury static caravans. It’s a great way to relax after dinner and have some fun with your family in the evening – perfect for keeping the kids entertained, or even bringing out your own competitive side.


Our bowling alley has a range of traditional arcade machines, which are a great way to pass the time while you’re staying with us. With a variety of games ranging from classic arcade machines to more modern video games, you’ll be sure to find something that will keep the whole family entertained.

Swimming Pool

The indoor pool at Silverdale is great for those looking to get some exercise, or just relax and unwind after a long day exploring the Lake District. With a range of activities available including swimming lessons for all ages, you’ll be sure to find plenty to keep your family busy.

Our swimming complex also features a toddler pool, which is perfect for young children, a Jacuzzi/spa pool and a sauna / steam room. If you’re looking to relax in a warm, comfortable environment, whatever the weather, or even keep up a swimming regimen, our Silverdale swimming complex is perfect for you.


Our on-site gym at the Silverdale holiday park is fitted with modern equipment and machines, ranging from treadmills to stationary bikes. Whether you’re looking to keep up your training regime, or if working out is how you choose to relax, our gym has all the equipment you need to stay in shape.

Play Area

For those looking for something more relaxed, our on-site play area is perfect for letting the kids let off some steam. With an abundance of outdoor activities including slides, swings and climbing frames, everyone is sure to have a great time!

Enjoy A Range of Activities At Holgates’ Caravan Parks, Whether You’re Camping Or Staying In A Caravan

Here at Holgates, our facilities are open to all our guests – so, whether you’re camping in a tent or staying in one of our luxury static caravans, you can enjoy the same range of activities. Our caravan parks provide everything you need for a wonderful holiday – from play areas to swimming pools, there’s something for everyone.

So if you’re looking for an unforgettable holiday for the whole family, filled with fun and adventure, look no further than Holgates’ Silverdale Caravan Park! With a huge range of activities to keep everyone entertained, as well as unbeatable views and an abundance of fresh air, you can relax and enjoy your holiday in one of the most beautiful locations in the UK.

For more information, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our friendly, local team today!

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