Sightseeing & Activities near our parks
Harrison Holidays operates a range of holiday parks that are packed with great and varied facilities. However, if you fancy venturing further afield, they’re in the vicinity of numerous famous & fantastic places to visit, both scenic and cultural. Here’s just a sample…
More popular with the adventurous person, Tunstall Forest is home to some challenging mountain bike trails. The trails feature plenty of jumps and berms to keep any adrenaline fuelled person entertained. For those who prefer a quieter experience, the forest is full of plantations, heathland areas and opportunities to look out for unique nesting birds.
If you are a fan of golf, then this coastal village is the perfect place to visit. Thorpeness is home to a golf course well known for being a challenging round for all visitors. The area is also stunning, featuring multiple amenities and picturesque sights, most notably, ‘’House in the Clouds’’.
Another short drive from the park is the village of Snape. The village is known for the Maltings and its 19th century buildings that are built along the River Alde. Originally used for the malting of barley, the buildings are now partially restored to offer visitors quaint shops, galleries and a wonderful concert hall.
Orford is a small town with plenty of attractions which are popular with visitors at Cakes & Ale. The main must-see feature is Orford Ness. A long and wide shingle which is ran by the National Trust. Orford is also popular for being the home to a wonderful Castle, church and quayside.
Just a short drive away is the wonderful seaside town of Adleburgh. This is a charming place to shop and is filled with some amazing art galleries. The town is known for the Blue Flag shingle beach, which features fisherman huts where freshly caught fish are sold along the coast.
Lancaster is a beautiful and historic city located in the heart of Lancashire. With its cobbled streets, picturesque canal, and original architecture, Lancaster is a popular destination for visitors looking to soak up the charm of traditional English life. And when it comes to natural beauty, Rawcliffe Hall Country Park is the perfect place to escape and unwind.
Rawcliffe Hall Holiday Park is situated within Garstang, a charming market town located in Lancashire, in the north-west of England. Known as the world’s first Fairtrade town, Garstang is a hub for sustainable living and ethical trading. With its impressive scenery, historic buildings, and bustling markets, Garstang is a popular destination for visitors looking to experience traditional English life.
Appleby Market Town
Nestled in the picturesque Eden Valley of Cumbria, the market town of Appleby is a charming destination with a rich history and a vibrant local culture. Perhaps best known for its annual horse fair, which has been held for over 300 years, Appleby is home to a wealth of fascinating landmarks and attractions.
Worden Park is a beautiful 150-acre country park that is nestled in the heart of Leyland, Lancashire, just a 10-minute drive from Royal Umpire Caravan Park. This picturesque green space is the perfect destination for a family day out or a peaceful stroll with many opportunities to capture some amazing photographs.
Helmsley Walled Garden
Helmsley Walled Garden is a charming attraction that is perfect for visitors of all ages. Located just 13 miles from the White Rose Holiday Park, this wonderful garden is a must-visit attraction for anyone who loves beautiful flowers, tranquil surroundings, and fascinating history.
Aldborough Roman Town, Harrogate
Aldborough Roman Town was once a thriving Roman settlement, and today it offers visitors the chance to explore its fascinating history. The town was established in the 1st century AD and served as an important military and trading centre until the 5th century.
National Railway Museum
Discover the fascinating world of rail travel and experience the rich heritage of locomotives at the National Railway Museum in York. The museum is a treasure trove of historical artefacts and exhibits, if this is your thing, add it to your list of things to do when visiting White Rose Holiday Park.
Yorkshire Dales National Park
Explore the breath-taking natural beauty of Yorkshire by visiting the Yorkshire Dales National Park during your stay at White Rose Holiday Park. The park covers an area of 680 square miles, featuring a diverse landscape of hills, valleys, limestone formations, and unique to see villages.
The Holy Island of Lindisfarne is a unique and historic destination located less than an hour away from Percy Wood Country Park. This small tidal island has been an important site of Christian pilgrimage for over 1,300 years, and it is steeped in history and religious significance.
Barter Books is a quirky second-hand bookstore located in the historic market town of Alnwick, just a 10-minute drive from Percy Wood Country Park. The bookshop is housed in a beautiful Victorian railway station, which has been lovingly restored and preserved. Visitors can explore the station’s historic features and learn about its rich history, making it a great spot for history buffs.
Less than an hour’s drive away from Riverside Holiday Park and Brooklyn Park is Blackpool Tower, an iconic landmark and one of the most popular attractions in the UK. Standing tall at 518 feet, the tower offers impressive views of the Irish Sea and the surrounding countryside.
Nestled in the charming suburb of Churchtown, less than a ten-minute drive from Riverside holiday Park and Brooklyn Park, the Botanic Gardens are a hidden gem waiting to be discovered. Originally opened in 1874, the gardens have been lovingly tended for over a century, and today they are a delightful oasis of greenery and tranquillity.
Rotten Row is a charming and historic street located just a stone’s throw away from Riverside Holiday Park and Brooklyn Holiday Park. This unique street boasts a collection of beautifully preserved Victorian homes, which showcase the town’s rich architectural heritage and offer a glimpse into its past.
Windmill Animal Farm
Windmill Animal Farm is a delightful family-friendly attraction located in Burscough just a 5-mile drive away from Riverside Holiday Park and Brooklyn Park. This charming farm park offers visitors the chance to get up close and personal with a wide variety of animals, including farmyard favourites like cows, pigs, and sheep, as well as exotic species like alpacas, wallabies, and meerkats.
Martin Mere Bird Sanctuary
Martin Mere is one of the most popular attractions for visitors to Riverside Holiday Park. A wonderful wetland nature reserve located in Burscough, Lancashire. This sanctuary is home to a wide variety of bird species, including ducks, geese, swans, and flamingos, as well as other wildlife like otters and red squirrels.
Burscough Wharf is a vibrant and bustling area located on the banks of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal. It offers a mix of independent shops, restaurants, bars and cafes, making it the perfect place for a day out or a relaxing evening meal with friends and family during your visit to Abbey Farm Holiday Park.
Rutter Falls is a hidden gem nestled within the tranquil countryside of Cumbria. Located near the charming village of Orton, Rutter Falls is a picturesque waterfall that stands at around 20 feet tall. The falls are situated in a secluded spot within a wooded area, making it a peaceful and serene location to visit.
Nestled in the heart of the picturesque town of Appleby-in-Westmorland, Appleby Castle is a stunning medieval castle with a rich and fascinating history that dates back to the 12th century. The castle has been the residence of various notable figures throughout history, including Lady Anne Clifford, who famously restored the castle in the 17th century.
Grandad Jim’s Traditional Sweet Shop
Looking for a sweet treat during your stay at Abbey Farm Holiday Park? Then you must visit Grandad Jim’s Traditional Sweet Shoppe. This little shop is full of character and offers a vast array of sweets, chocolates, and fudges that are sure to satisfy any sweet tooth.
Harris Museum and Art Gallery
The Harris Museum and Art Gallery is located within Preston, a very short drive from Royal Umpire Holiday Park. This beautiful museum and art gallery has an extensive collection of fine art, decorative art, and textiles from around the world. The Museum has been an integral part of the local community for over 100 years and continues to be a hub for artistic and cultural events.
Heskin Hall Shopping Village & Art Gallery
Heskin Hall Shopping Village is a great location for shopping enthusiasts who are looking for unique finds and one-of-a-kind items. Nestled in the heart of Lancashire, and just a short drive away from Royal Umpire Holiday Park, the shopping village is set in the grounds of a stunning 16th-century manor house, Heskin Hall – With over 40 independent shops, galleries, and cafes!
Formby Beach & Red Squirrel Sanctuary
Formby Beach and Red Squirrel Sanctuary is perfect day out for anyone staying at Riverside Holiday Park and Brooklyn Park. Located just a short drive away, this stunning area is home to miles of sandy beach, rugged sand dunes, and a rare population of red squirrels.
Jollie’s Barn is a fantastic indoor play centre located in Lancashire, just a 5-minute drive from Riverside Holiday Park. This family-friendly attraction offers a range of fun and exciting activities for children of all ages, including soft play areas, a sensory room, and a toddler zone.
Appleby Golf Club
Only 6 miles from Wild Rose Caravan Park, Appleby Golf Club can only be described as an ‘Inland Links’ course, The Open Champion, Willie Fernie used the contours of the land and the heather and bracken features to create this course to great effect. Sitting on a bedrock of Sandstone, Appleby is free draining so is playable all year round, which is a rare thing in Cumbria! The greens are renowned for offering the best throughout the year.
If you want to plan something a little more out of town during your stay at Rawcliffe Hall Holiday Park, The Lake District is an outstanding area of natural beauty located just an hour’s drive from Rawcliffe Hall. This iconic region is known for its breath-taking scenery, picturesque lakes, charming villages, and outdoor activities that attract visitors from around the world.