"There was simply no better feeling than making our way to Old Park Wood on a Friday evening, knowing our children, Joanne & I could switch off & relax in your wonderful surroundings. The grounds are so spacious, neighbouring vans being a generous distance away. To have the woodland & estuary walks on our doorstep together with quiet cycle tracks & walks locally makes for a wonderful outdoor playground. "
P. Snelson

Local attractions and things to see and do

Set in the heart of the Southern Lakes and prestigious grounds of the Holker Estate, Old Park Wood is blessed with idyllic and exclusive surroundings. With beautiful country walks, the shores of Morecambe Bay, a Michelin starred restaurant, and a medieval village on your doorstep, your home in The Lakes makes the perfect get away.

Holker Hall & Gardens
As an Old Park Wood resident you and your family can enjoy free access to one of Britain’s best loved stately homes; the magnificent Holker Hall & Gardens owned by Lord & Lady Cavendish. Just a two minute drive away (or a 20 minute walk), browse this impressive historic hall and its 25 acres of award winning woodland and formal gardens. Or stop off at the Holker restaurant and Food Hall to pick up a few delicious essentials. Holker Hall also hosts a variety of events throughout the year.
www.holker.co.uk
Cartmel Racecourse
Discount privileges for residents also apply to Cartmel Racecourse. A family day out with a difference this unique and picturesque racecourse is a must visit. Enjoy a flutter on the races, delicious food and fairground fun.
www.cartmel-racecourse.co.uk
Cartmel Village
A vibrant, historic village bursting with unusual shops and restaurants, and the magnificent Cartmel Priory. Consistently voted one of Britain’s must see places to visit, the village of Cartmel boasts a Michelin starred restaurant, the famous Cartmel Village Shop with their Sticky Toffee Pudding, Cartmel Racecourse, Unsworths Yard Brewery and Cartmel Cheeses to name just a few.
Old Hall Farm, Bouth
Nestled in the magnificent Cumbrian hills, Old Hall Farm in Bouth offers a rare opportunity to watch Victorian based life unfold in front of you, with exciting exhibits and activities including steam driven engines, vintage tractors and horse ploughing, a working dairy making delicious ice-cream, the farm’s Chicken Shed Tea Room, offering freshly baked cakes and refreshments and a children’s play barn; it all combines to offer a unique day out with timeless appeal for the whole family.
www.oldhallfarmbouth.com
L’enclume
Treat yourself to an evening of fabulous food at one of the UK’s finest restaurants. A relaxed and cosy environment serving only the very best local produce, all set in an idyllic riverside location.
www.lenclume.co.uk
Grange-Over-Sands
A charming Edwardian town on the Cumbrian coast, with spectacular views across the bay. Enjoy grand buildings, afternoon tea in one of the many café’s or one of Higginsons Butchers legendary Pies, splendid coastal walks and boutique shopping.
www.grangeoversands.net
Cartmel Agricultural Show
The Cartmel Show is held on the first Wednesday in August of each year. It's a traditional Country Show with its roots firmly within the agricultural community providing plenty of family entertainment in the picturesque parkland setting of Cartmel Racecourse. Expect plenty of Livestock, Horses, Dog Show, Hound Trail, Carriage Driving, Show Jumping, Village Industries, 100+ Trade Stands, Show Ponies, Shepherds Crooks & Walking Stick Classes, Country Crafts, Food Hall and Demonstration Marquee.
www.cartmelagriculturalsociety.org.uk