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Things to Do

 

  We are situated between the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Park. All activities and attractions are available locally and are within easy reach. We can offer advice on your arrival at the farm if needed.

Walking

There are many interesting walks nearby, following public footpaths or country lanes, with St Thomas's Church being within walking distance. For the more adventurous, the Lakeland fells will give you the opportunity to test your fell walking and agility skills and witness some stunning and spectacular scenery. A good guide book is an advantage as they give planned walks and directions. Please remember the country code and close all gates and keep dogs on leads when going over farm land.

Cycling

There are numerous cycle routes in the area, some pre-planned for you or you may prefer to take to the country lanes and plan your own route. There are opportunities to take mountain bikes off-road onto fields and forest tracks. Your own cycles can be stored at the farm. Cycle hire is available nearby.

Pony Trekking

There are several riding and trekking stables nearby where you can learn to ride or improve your skills or you may wish to trek in the local countryside.

Water Activities

Lake Windermere offers the largest selection of water activities from speed boats and water skiing to rowing boats, aswell as lake cruises. You can view the Steamboat Centre on the shore of Lake Windermere. Fishing is possible in some lakes and rivers – please note that a local fishing licence may however be required.

Historic Houses and Castles

There is an array of historic houses and castles within easy reach, each offering spectacular architecture and design. Many were homes to famous authors or distinguished people, with some houses still lived in by their families. You can view the house and contents of many. Take a look at these examples found locally: Holker Hall, Levens Hall and Muncaster Castle.

Gardens

If you like looking around gardens you will not be disappointed as there are many to look at, aswell as many interesting garden centres.

Museums

Museums and galleries are all on view locally. Some museums specialise in local collections and way of life. Art galleries are also on view.

Golfing

If you fancy a round of golf while on holiday, there are many courses to test your skills on – from 9 hole to 18 hole golf courses or a golf driving range. You may have to pre-book on some courses.

Sporting Facilities

Swimming, badminton, squash, table tennis, bowls, tennis and football are all on offer locally. Kendal also has a Leisure Centre.

General

You can enjoy a visit to South Lakes Animal Park or Lakes Aquarium. Take a train journey on Little Ratty or look around the Reghed Visitors Centre. You can take a look underground at White Scar Caves and not to be missed is a visit to the Beatrix Potter house and exhibitions.

 

Poppy Farm Caravan Park

Poppy Farm Caravan Park is an attractive landscaped park exclusively for owner occupied static caravans.

The park nestles amidst unspoilt countryside, just outside the Lake District National Park, on the northern outskirts of Kendal. Poppy Farm is a traditional working farm in a rural location with panoramic views and is a tranquil retreat for those seeking peace and quiet and who simply wish to "get away from it all". 

It is a wildlife haven and offers a home to numerous species of birds, owls, woodpecker aswell as squirrel, rabbit, deer and hedgehogs.  We have beef cattle and sheep with lambs which can been seen in the surrounding fields.

We, John and Hazel have owned the Park for over 20 years and along with our children Lorna, Alistair and Bradley constantly strive to provide a personal, friendly service.  Some of our customers have been with us since the site opened and their friends have joined them which is a testimony in itself.