"I, along with my family have enjoyed 27 very happy years at Holker. I believe that the park is now better than it has ever been. I have many happy memories of holidays here at Holker with my parents, family and friends. "
I. Lancaster
Mon 12th November 2018
End of Season Family Fun Day Success At Old Park Wood

The team at Old Park Wood and Longlands Holiday Parks worked extremely hard to bring their community of holiday home owners together with an amazing, “End of Season Family Fun Day,” on Saturday 27th October 2018. 


The staff and local Scouts spent the last few months planning the event at Old Park Wood Holiday Park, which turned out to be a huge success, with over 200 people attending throughout the day. 


Holiday home owner’s turned out in force to enjoy delicious cakes and scones, hot teas and coffees, home-cooked barbecue food produced by Cartmel Valley Game and to sample local ales made at Unsworth’s Yard Brewery, Gins from Shed 1 and toffee Vodka from Kin Vodka.  


There were a great number of entries in the Tinkers Triathlon organised by the Ulverston Scouts, as well as over 15 entries in the photography competition, which was won by Gill Finnigan, holiday home owner, at Old Park Wood.


The fun didn’t stop all day as children bounced on the bouncy castle provided by Zebedee’s, had their faces painted, and took rides on the beautiful ponies from Bigland Hall. There were some fantastic and very scary Halloween costumes worn by children and adults including witches, skeletons, devils and ghosts!


At 12pm and 1:30pm laughter and giggles were a-plenty, as Billy Martin took to the floor with his amazing children’s entertainment show. 


There was an abundance of fantastic entries in this year’s pumpkin contest and first prize was given to a pumpkin that was cleverly transformed into a Cinderella carriage! 


The Fun Day raised money for local charity, St Mary’s Hospice and the Longlands defibrillator cabinet through a prize raffle, bread and cake stall, totalling over an amazing £500!


Together with the glorious sunshine, the event was fortunate enough to have Lord and Lady Cavendish attend who judged the photography competition and they generously praised the Old Park Wood and Longlands team for putting on the event. 


The Management at Old Park Wood and Longlands Holiday Park would like to thank all involved in the smooth running of the day including Ulverston Scouts, all the great suppliers including; staff at The Ilex Bar and Brasserie, Unsworth Brewery, Zebedees, Magician Billy Martin, Bigland Hall, those who kindly donated a raffle prize, including a very generous stall full of patisseries and breads from Fat Flour and of course our holiday home owner’s for making the day a huge success!


What a great end to the 2018 season!

Contact Information:

If you have any questions about Old Park Wood please feel free to contact us by one of the methods below:

Old Park Wood Holiday Park
Holker, Cark-in-Cartmel, 
Cumbria LA11 7PP
T: 01539 558266 
E: opw@holker.co.uk