Holidays at Holgates are about enjoying the outdoors with a touch of luxury attached. To make your holiday extra special, we have a very enticing leisure centre at our Silverdale park.
Swimming Pool Complex
There’s enough on offer to tempt anyone to take the plunge and at the heart of the complex is a sensational 17m heated swimming pool, complete with bubble pool, turbo seat, spa pool, toddlers pool, and relaxing sauna and steam rooms. Lifeguards are always on duty to ensure everyone’s safety.
For the more energetic person, there are aqua-classes and a gym fully fitted with Techno-gym cardio and resistance equipment to suit every type of work-out. Fully-trained staff are on hand to help create personalised exercise programmes for all members.
Restaurant and Bar
The restaurant and bar is open from 9 until 9 each day, whether you are just refueling with a coffee and a cake or stopping for a well deserved meal. There is a children’s play area so that you can relax and eat at your leisure, whilst any little ones are entertained nearby.
Tents & Touring Caravans in Silverdale
They welcome tourer’s, tents and trailer tents, although one of the few drawbacks of this area of outstanding natural beauty is its uneven ground, which means that they are unable to cater for as many tents as they would like to. The best thing is to get your booking in early.
Touring Caravans/Motor Caravans/Trailer Tents
Touring pitches are well drained, gravel hardstanding and provide connection to electricity (16amps) and TV (BBC1 & 2, ITV, Ch 4, Freeview is available if you have your own freeview box). The TV connection is free but a coaxial lead is required and these may be purchased from the shop if required. Every touring pitch has its own water supply.
NB. Hard ground awnings pegs are required.
Unfortunately, due to the undulating nature of the land, they have only limited availability for tents and are unable to accept bookings for large tents.
They do, however, have a sister site, Hollins Farm, just down the road.
Pitches are available from 1pm on the day of arrival and are to be vacated by 12noon on the day of departure.Outside high season, other periods may be available.
NB. Hard ground pegs are required.
The Area & Things To Do Around Silverdale
Surrounding Holgates’ Silverdale park there is a wide variety of scenery, from historic ruins to sandy beaches. The historic city of Lancaster and seaside Morecambe are a short drive away and within half an hour you can be in The Lake District with its stunning landscape of mountains, fells and lakes.
Gold Winner of the David Bellamy Conservation Award Scheme.
Silverdale village is just a 20 minute walk away and is Britain’s smallest Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Wander through the village and stock up at the local shops including a butcher, baker and greengrocer all stocking fresh, locally grown produce.
Walk down to the sea at Jenny Brown’s Point for a panoramic view across the bay. Nearby Leighton Moss, run by the RSPB, is home to special birds such as breeding bitterns and bearded tits, as well as deer, and butterflies.
An easy walk through the trees at Woodwell can end at The Wolfhouse Gallery which features contemporary and traditional arts, crafts, gifts, jewellery, and tearooms with homemade cakes that are definitely worth stopping for.
Silverdale has 3 friendly pubs. The Woodlands is a 15 minute walk from the park and serves an ever-changing selection of local real ales and welcomes dogs and children. Children are also welcome at The Royal and The Silverdale Hotel in the village. On the high street there is also Amico’s, an extremely good Italian restaurant.
Arnside Knott (522ft) dominates a rocky peninsula where the village of Arnside stands. In days gone by, small coasters, steamers and yachts called at landings in Arnside, but when the estuary began to silt up, Arnside lost its marine ties.
Today, Arnside’s many visitors enjoy strolling through the bustling seaside village. Catch the remarkable sight of the tide as it sweeps up the bay and enjoy a supper of fish and chips on the beach, watching the salmon leap as the sun sets.
There are plenty of places to eat in Arnside, ranging from tearooms to restaurants and pubs. Sit outside with a pint and enjoy the view.
The ‘Gateway to the Lakes’ is a mere 15 miles away, and provides good shopping facilities, including a market on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Kendal has a theatre and cinema, a 13th Century parish church, Abbot Hall Art Gallery, a museum offering a glimpse of Lakeland life throughout the ages – and mint cake – lots of it.
The Lake District
The beautiful landscapes of the Lakes are favourites among walkers, while the forests, fells and waterways provide the setting for many sporting activities. Visit historic villages and famous locations such as the former homes of Beatrix Potter, John Ruskin and the poet Wordsworth.
The History of Middlebarrow.
In the late 1700’s, up until 1950, Middlebarrow Plain was open rough grazing, forming part of Arnside Tower Farm. The Holgate family first rented the land from Dallam Tower Estate in 1956 and eventually bought it. The existing light scrub gradually formed woodland. After about 1980 when sheep grazing was completely excluded from the park, the woodland became thicker. Holgates also have a caravan park at Far Arnside, which is part of Arnside Knott.
For exploring nature Silverdale has it all – watch Roe Deer and Brimstone Butterfly. Explore historic limestone grassland and native woodland.
Limestone Pavement and Grassland – a mosaic of colour
There is a very rich ground flora of herbs and relic limestone grassland in glades and the open woodland on the rocky hilltop. The abundance of spring flowers includes primroses, cowslips, early purple orchid and rare species typical of this limestone area. In the summer dropwort can be seen with its delicate flowers and pink buds and the yellow flowers of the common rock rose are abundant. Aromatic wild thyme is to be found scattered through the species rich turf.
Please contact the site direct, via the above website, for further information.