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Opening Dates

The park will open on Friday 3rd March 2017 – Closing on Sunday 12th November 2017

Booking Arrangements

Bookings can now be made online or by telephone.

Electrical Hook Up Bookings (Motorhomes or Tents)

Our electric pitches are based within the Family Field and the Manchester Ground. Although these pitches are not lakeside, most have lake views (all have fell views) and you are never more than a 4 minute walk from the facilities. Each pitch has a pea gravel base to prevent damage from frequent use and flooding.

Camping (Motorhomes or tents)

Catering for families and couples only. The campground has both sloping and level areas. Views are available of lakes and fells from some areas of the field but not all. Cars may be parked close to the tent depending on ground conditions.

Waterside Laundry

The laundry provides visitors with an area to wash and dry their clothes or bedding. There is also an iron and ironing board for those who like to stay dapper whilst camping out!

Tokens for the washer are £3 and the dryers take 50p for approx. 15 minutes of drying time. (No shoes or footwear in the dryers please!!) Inside here is also a Rijo Coffee machine, providing hot drinks to warm you up! Ice pack freezing and Wifi are available at no charge.

PLEASE NOTE THAT ADULT BOOKINGS OF OVER 2 MAY BE ASKED TO PAY A NOISE DEPOSIT OF £20 EACH TO ENSURE THERE ARE NO DISTURBANCES. THIS IS REFUNDED AT THE END OF YOUR STAY IF THE RULES OF THE SITE HAVE BEEN ADHERED TO.

SORRY, ABSOLUTELY NO GROUPS PERMITTED.

Camping Pods

At Waterside we have 6 Family Camping Pods for hire, these look directly on to Lake Ullswater and have amazing views of the surrounding fells. A camping pod is a timber hut with a wraparound roof (which will comfortably sleep a family of four), all very well insulated with sheep’s wool in the walls, and with a special foil layer under the tiles to help keep summer temperatures in check. There’s good head height and plenty of light from the double-glazed lockable French doors which, together with a smaller high rear window, provide a good through draft. Also provided is an electric and USB socket, and lighting. Also included is a heater and outside BBQ pad, exterior lights and decking area.

Glamping Tipis

Our Lakeside Glamping Tipis are available from beginning of May until the end of September and have unrivalled views of the valley. The tents are made from cotton and have a raised floor which is carpeted, providing a warmer camping experience. Everything you need is inside the tent including futon bed, cooking utensils, gas stove, rechargeable lanterns and fairy lights. An outdoor fire pit is included as is the first basket of kindling and logs. We only ask that you bring your toiletries, food and drink, warm bedding and dress for the weather! Check in is from 3pm and we ask that the tipis are left as they are found on departure.

Campsite Shop & Reception

Our Campsite shop is open from 8.30am and has been described as ‘An Aladdins Cave!’ It is compact and bijoux but is well stocked so you may never need to leave the site. Bike and boat hire is also available from here.

Facilities include:

  • Excellent modern shower & toilet facilities with hot water to all basins
  • Electric hook-ups
  • WiFi
  • Hand & hair dryers
  • Chemical disposal point
  • Disabled Toilet
  • Fully equipped laundry
  • Children's adventure area (in the family field)
  • A well stocked shop with gas and bottle exchange
  • Freezer for ice-pack use
  • Public telephone
  • Boat launch and car-parking
  • Boat storage facility on the lake shore (all year)
  • Volley ball and table tennis (free of charge)
  • We are also happy to charge your phones and laptops in the shop