Fallbarrow Park is set on the picturesque shores Lake Windermere, and is one of the best holiday parks in Cumbria. Fallbarrow Park has grounds that run right to the water’s edge.
The park is open from March to January, and has a range of options for all holidaymakers. There are a number of well-maintained pitches for motorhomes or tents, while there is also a collection of luxurious holiday homes and wooden lodges for rent, with those who fall in love with Windermere and her surroundings potentially able to buy a permanent holiday base.
The site has a fully stocked shop, which takes pride in its volume of local products such as meats and farmyard foods, while a stylish café is also predominantly known for its local dishes.
All part of the Fallbarrow experience, the adventure play area is a marvellous way for the entire family to spend the day having fun and burning off energy reserves, while ball games are also allowed. When appetites are looking for satisfaction, The Boathouse, an onsite bar and eatery, offers a range of great food and a fine selection of excellent beers and wines.
Lake Windermere is one of the best known and most often visited parts of the UK, and there is no question that she contributes massively to the appeal of Fallbarrow Park. Nearby attractions include Holehird Gardens as well as ‘Treetop Trek,’ a similar pursuit to the ‘Go Ape!’ craze that has been sweeping the country in recent years.
One of the best attractions on the lake itself is the ‘sail and dine’ afternoon, where you and the family head out around Windermere on a simple boat and are served great food and drinks while being told of all the great locations in the area.
If fishing is your game, then ensure you have a fishing licence before heading out around Windermere, but other than that you have free rein to do almost anything you please.
Guests can use the pool, gym and sauna at nearby White Cross Bay at an additional charge.
South Lakes Wild Animal Park
The Aquarium of the Lakes
The World of Beatrix Potter
Lakeland Miniature Village
Lake District Visitor Centre at Brockhole
Low Sizergh Barn
Lakeland Motor Museum
Dove Cottage and Wordsworth Museum
Honister Slate Mine
Sample the selection of restaurants bars and cafes available wherever you go in the Lake District.
Fallbarrow Holiday Makers can take advantage of the leisure facilities at nearby White Cross Bay at an additional charge - these facilities include an indoor swimming pool, sauna and gymnasium.
Based on 24 review(s)
St Helens 30 Sep 2011
After staying at Limefitt last year and having such a great time, we decided to buy a holiday home. Limefitt was great for peace and quiet, but if we were buying a holiday home in the Lake District, we wanted somewhere a little closer to the towns. Fallbarrow was perfect for us. It's right on the doorstep of Bowness and is simply stunning. The park is surrounded by woodland and is goes right up to the shore of Lake Windermere. When deciding where to buy a holiday home, South Lakeland Parks' staff were very helpful in talking through our options.
conwy north wales 27 Oct 2010
As a family we have been to fallbarrow for over 48 years .We love going to this site,its natural beauty is absolutely outstanding!The ducks come up from the lake every morning,The staff are great.If you are in any doubt about coming here please dont hesitate,its an amazing place
Lancashire 24 Aug 2010
The last time we stayed at Fallbarrow was our 4th time there in 4 years. We love this park! It is incredibly situated, and extremely beautiful. The caravan we stayed in was clean and comfortable on arrival. The staff were very helpful and equally as friendly. The bar is large but has a lovely cosy feel to it, the childrens area is adequate and the shop is stocked with the lovliest local produce. The site even has internet access. Fallbarrow is close to Bowness, so there's always something to entertain you, whether you fancy a stroll through the park grounds, go shopping, or want to visit the local attractions. We will return to Fallbarrow time and time again. Simply love it.
Cumbria 24 Aug 2010
Another fantastic visit to our holiday home at Fallbarrow. Although the weather was drab during the week, it came good at the weekend, and there's nothing better than the look and feel of Fallbarrow after it's been raining and the sun has come out. Fallbarrow has a handful of facilities including a bar and restaurant (both of which are worth visiting), a deli shop, a games room and lots more. Just down the road is Bowness where there are plenty of shops, restaurants, cafes and bars to visit, as well as lots of attractions. Although on a sunny day, there's nothing better than walking by the edge of the Lake. Even though we've just got back, we're looking forward to going back there again as soon as possible.
Ripon 18 Aug 2010
Just got back from a week at our lodge at Fallbarrow and it was as great as ever! Lots to do on site: play area and a games room for the kids, restaurant and a bar for the grown ups, with a picnic area for the whole family. Nearby is Bowness where there are plenty of shops and attractions to keep everyone happy and entertained. Fallbarrow is a great park, surrounded by woodland, but also close to civilisation. the staff are friendly and very helpful. Although we own our lodge there, they do have a hire fleet of lodges and caravans which are very popular.
Bolton 22 Jul 2010
We stayed at Fallbarrow Holiday Park last week and were surprised at how much we enjoyed it. We have visited the Lakes only a few times and usually stay in a B&B, but this time we fancied something a bit different. We stayed in one of the deluxe lodges and it was exactly that. It had plenty of space and above all was spotlessly clean when we arrived. The park is incredibly scenic, surrounded by trees and right on the shores of windermere which made for some great morning walks before venturing into Bowness. The staff at Fallbarrow were very helpful and approachable and are a great source of information when it comes to things to see. The restaurant at Fallbarrow has a great menu and is reasonably priced, which saved us having to venrture too far out in order to find a good place to eat. Next time we visit the Lakes we'll definitely be staying at Fallbarrow again.
Leeds 21 Jun 2010
As owners of a holiday home at Fallbarrow Holiday Park, we absolutely love the place. We had stayed there a few times over the years and eventually decided to buy a home there. The facilities are great, although it does lack some of the facilities of it's sister park, White Criss Bay. The facilties at White Cross Bay can be used by guests and owners of Fallbarrow Holiday Park, but obviously it's not as handy as having them on your doorstep. Fallbarrow does have a fantastic restaurant, bar and shop with a deli counter selling lots of excellent local produce, so you certainly won't go hungry during your stay. Despite Fallbarrow Holiday Park being so close to a main road and Bowness, you get the feeling that you're in the middle of nowhere due to the park being covered in woodland and wildlife. It's a tranquil place to escape on our own, with the family or with friends. It's got something for everyone.
Durham 17 Jun 2010
Fallbarrow is a fantastic holiday park a short walk away from Bowness, so you have the best of both worlds - excellent holiday park facilities and amazing lake district attractions. Fallbarrow is open to holiday makers as well as holiday lodge owners (like us) and has a great range of holiday lodges to hire and buy. The staff at Fallbarrow are friendly and helpful. The park is a woodland haven just off the main road between Bowness and Troutbeck. The lodges are tiered amongst the trees and is truly something to look at. The shop on site has a deli counter and has some of the best food in the area. We love it at Fallbarrow and wouldn't have a holiday lodge anywhere else. Fallbarrow Park, Windermere, Cumbria
Darwen 25 May 2010
Fallbarrow is a fantastic alternative to staying in a B&B or hotel when visiting the Lakes. We started staying at Fallbarrow years ago and visited at least twice a year. It was after we'd stayed there 4 or 5 times that we decided to buy a holiday home there as that way we could visit more often. We opted to buy a holiday lodge which is perfect for us as the caravans, as nice as they are, didn't feel as classy as the lodges. Fallbarrow is such a beautiful park surrounded by trees and wildlife and is located just up the road from Bowness, which makes it the perfect place to stay when visiting the lakes as you're not only surrounded by nature, but also right in the heart of everything that's going on in the lakes. The Boathouse Bar is a friendly on-site bar with a good selection of food which is worth checking out before you venture off into Bowness investigate the options there. The park is well looked after and is always tidy. the staff are more than happy to help with any query or issue that you may have. Fallbarrow Park, Windermere, Cumbria
Ripon 19 Apr 2010
We recently stayed at Fallbarrow during the kids' easter holidays and had a fab time. My wife and I visited the lakes a number of times years ago but this was the first time we had taken the kids. Fallbarrow was a great family friendly park and had a range of things going on. There was a bike hire facility, outdoor children's play area, a family bar and so much more that we didn't have time for as we were only there for a few days. It would have been nice if there was a swimming pool on site, but we were told that we could use the pool at the sister site up the road. The caravan we stayed in was big enough for the 4 of us and comfortable. It was kitted out with all the facilities we needed (kitchen, bathroom, hot water etc) and actually felt more like a bungalow than a caravan. Fallbarrow is a stone's throw from Bowness so we could get there easily without having to drive and find a parking space. Bowness is just as I remembered it from years ago, really pretty with lots going on, especially for the kids. Next time we visit the lakes we'll definitely be staying at Fallbarrow. Fallbarrow Park, Windermere, Cumbria
Tadcaster 30 Mar 2010
Our latest stay at Fallbarrow has proven yet again that buying one of the holiday lodges there was one of the best decisions we ever made! We just spent the weekend there with my wife, brother-in-law and his wife and had such a good time. The park is so close to Bowness, which has lots to see and do, but more importantly has lots going on within the park itself. There is a bar and restaurant, a shop which is full of local produce and free wi-fi internet. As lodge owners we also have the use of the swimming pool and sauna at White Cross Bay which we hadn't used before, but thought it was time we did and they were great. Our lodge at Fallbarrow is perfect for taking friends and family to the lakes with us as we have 3 bedrooms, so they can stay with us. Also, we have the freedom to head to the Lakes anytime we like! The staff are incredibly helpful at Fallbarrow and always have a smile on. Can't wait to get back! Fallbarrow Park, Windermere, Cumbria
Bradford 24 Mar 2010
We really wanted to stay in a lodge, somewhere surrounded by trees, but also by a lake, as at Fallbarrow, that's exactly what we got. Fallbarrow's a great family orientated park, with plenty of facilities for the kids as well as things to do for the adults. Not only that, but Fallbarrow is really close to Bowness where there is even more going on. Our lodge was great, plenty of space, a comfortable bed, everything we needed for a weekend away. It had a homely feel about it, even though we were only there for the weekend. Although the weather wasn't brilliant, we had a great time and would love to stay there again during the summer. Fallbarrow Park, Lake District, Cumbria
Lancaster 17 Mar 2010
We bought one of the lodges at Fallbarrow about 2 years ago and go there as often as we can. There's plenty going on around the park for the kids and it's so relaxing for my wife and I as we don't have to think about work. The kids love the play areas and walking in the woods. Being lodge owners at Fallbarrow we get free access to the leisure facilities at White Cross Bay just down the road. There, they have a swimming pool and a sauna. The park is so close to Bowness where there's always something going on. This weekend we wandered round the shops and took a boat trip, but other times we've visited and checked out The Lakeland Aquarium, the World of Beatrix Potter and the Lakeland Wildlife Oasis. Plenty of kid-friendly attractions! The staff are always incredibly helpful when we visit, and they have been since day one when we were deciding which model to buy. There's a real community spirit when we're there as the neighbouring lodges are also owned and so if they're visiting when we are it's nice to see a friendly face. Fallbarrow, Cumbria
Yorkshire 10 Mar 2010
We were at Fallbarrow at the weekend for the first time in ages. It's great having a home-from-home! We bought a caravan at Fallbarrow a couple of years ago and absolutely love it up there. There's plenty of things going on within the park, although it's lacking the swimming pool facility that nearby White Cross Bay has, even though we are able to use their pool for a small fee as it is operated by the same firm. The other facilities on site are places to eat and drink, a shop, cycle hire, internet access and so much more than any other holiday park we've stayed at in the past. Our caravan is comfortable, spacious and has everything a family of four could need for a holiday. Fallbarrow Park, Cumbria
Kent 21 Dec 2009
My parents own a holiday lodge on Fallbarrow Caravan Park and so my partner and I decided to take our children there during the summer. We have a wonderful time, the children loved it and my husband and I felt like we have a great break away from the stresses of our everyday life. The park staff were friendly (as we found at Todber) the park had excellent facilities, with a wonderful cafe and deli on site. Highly recommended for a fantastic family holiday! Fallbarrow Park, Cumbria
London 25 Nov 2009
We recently bought a holiday caravan on this site after enjoyed many a summer holiday here. The park is always well maintained and tidy, the staff are helpful and pleasant, and there is plenty to do. It is in a really beautiful location on the shores of Lake Windermere, and the scenery is outstanding. The deli on site has some wonderful local food which we always enjoy sampling during our visit. In an evening the boat house bar serves some great meals to enjoy with a glass of white. A great place, that I would highly recommend. Fallbarrow Park, Windermere, Cumbria, Lake District
scottish borders 15 Apr 2009
we arrived without booking & were lucky to get the last pitch. the touring area is divided up into its own bays with electric, water & waste at your pitch. the grounds are very clean & tidy & the toilet blocks are very high standard of cleanliness. the bar is spacious with lovely leather sofa's, the kids have a games room next door, so they are easy to keep an eye on. we were in the shop, but only bought a paper & croissants. ( £1.60 each was a bit steep) the town is a 2 minute walk it is busy but beautiful. would highly recommend the site & the area Fallbarrow Park, Windermere, Lake District, Cumbria
East Yorkshire 26 Jan 2009
My parents starting coming here about 25 years ago!! We started off in a tourer and now they stay in one of the beautiful statics. I think only once was there a mix up with the caravan they had book but was rectified straight away. A beautiful site and great facilities! Fallbarrow Park, Windermere, Lake District, Cumbria
Ayrshire, Scotland 25 Aug 2008
Our family were here in July for 4 nights and it would have been longer if we could have managed it but they were fully booked. We were in a touring pitch and have nothing but praise for the site and staff. Beautiful private pitches, stunning grounds and gardens and so tranquil down by the waters edge. Clean toilets and a lovely relaxing bar / lounge with lovely leather sofas. We will definitely be back next year and for a longer stay. Fallbarrow Park, Windermere, Cumbria
flintshire 27 May 2008
fallbarrow park is perfect there is plenty to do without using the car everyday,but is central for exploring the lake district .the site is beautiful with excellent fascilities ,we stayed there in 2007 returning again 2008
South Shields 25 Mar 2008
I have to agree with Feb 20th's review. We found the site disappointing. It was a shame. It is more common than my wife and I had thought it would be and just general couldn't-care-if-you-were-there attitude with all the staff. Just lacked etiquette. Hated the £20 charge and check at the end of the visit - how insulting.
GREATER MAN 22 Feb 2008
FRIENDLY STAFF, TAKE YOUR BOAT ALONG IDEAL CLUB HOUSE FIVE MINUTES WALK INTO Bowness Tranquil location very spacious pitches , Great for fishing great up market site, Not to expensive for the quality of the site.
UK 20 Feb 2008
What a beautiful place, views were amazing and the gardens were immaculate- even in winter. Park is in a good location, the town of Bowness is in walking distance. Like the review below, we too had to have an inspection of the caravan, we did not find this an issue at all, and I suppose they have to keep a certain standard in the caravans. We all had a great time. Thumbs up from Parry family. Would definitely visit again!
20 Feb 2008
Stunning on-site scenary. However, site failed in several areas. One of cleanliness and the other was the toilet was blocked in one of the caravans we rented and had to wait all day for it be fixed. The other holiday makers were common and on departure, like all the holiday makers, we had to have an insulting 'check' inside the caravan, to ensure we'd not damaged anything before we could leave!! School or what? We only stayed once and never again.
The Past 06 Aug 2003
** This review was originally posted by Waren,Karen & Lewis from Bury. ** Had an excellent time and would recommend this venue to anyone. The car did not move for a week as the location is A1 and there is so much to do around. Excellent for children as well with entertainment and onsite facilities.
The Past 03 Aug 2003
** This review was originally posted by JAMES AND HELEN from BLACKBURN WEST LOTHIAN. ** Had the best caravan holiday in years at Fallbarrow the place was so clean and everybody was so helpfull and friendly we went for a week in May and liked it so much that we had another week in June and we will be back again we loved the place
The Past 01 Aug 2003
** This review was originally posted by chris + alison rigby from st helens , merseyside. ** nice to see that the idiots comments have been wiped of.I defy anyone to say that fallbarrow park is not one of the if not the best park they have been on. stay away negative people. I cannot wait to go back in november. David bellamy cannot be wrong.
The Past 15 Jul 2003
** This review was originally posted by Maria & Huw from North Wales. ** We had a fantastic honeymoon at Fallbarrow Park. The bar and restaurant serve top class food with chirpy, jolly staff. The shop has a great stock of essentials and treats. Bowness Town is so close we would walk there every morning for breakfast at MontClares (also highly recommended). The Park is lovely and quiet, and a walk to the water edge is lovely.
The Past 04 Jul 2003
** This review was originally posted by chris + alison rigby from st helens, merseyside. ** we have been to fallbarrow for the last 3 years around oct-nov and are going again this nov. we enjoy every visit. the site is clean so close to bowness,you can leave your car and enjoy a good night out with so much variety to eat and drink - even the pictures. the staff are very helpful and polite. we will be going every year for many years to come. fantastic location - fantastic site - great people and central to go anywhere in the lakes. exellent value and the caravans are first class too.