Our experts have managed to unearth some of the best holiday options that still have availability for the week commencing April 12. Here are three great options in the Lake District:
Cool Camping, Windermere and Ullswater
Low Wray Campsite, on the western shores of Windermere, is a deservedly popular site, set amongst trees, close to the lakeshore path – and National Trust-owned Wray Castle – and with plentiful showers, kayak and bike rental, playground, shop and seasonal pizza tent.
For somewhere more under-the-radar, family-owned Gill Head Farm is a working hill farm near Troutbeck, north of Ullswater, with grand views of Blencathra. With fields, streams, children’s play area and barbecue, it also offers a tucked-away ‘hidden’ field, shielded from the main site, with waterfall and woodland.
Both Low Wray Campsite (nationaltrust.org.uk/holidays/low-wray-campsite-lake-district) and Gill Head Farm (coolcamping.com) have plenty of availability from April 12.
Whitbarrow Luxury Lodges
On the north-eastern border of the National Park, 10 minutes from the M6, what the family-focused Whitbarrow lacks in stunning views or lakeside situation (Ullswater, the nearest lake, is a 20-minute drive) it makes up for with high-spec properties – a mix of lodges and cottages all with hot tubs, outside seating, granite kitchens and en-suite bedrooms – a pool, restaurant, bar and children’s play areas. And it currently has good availability for summer – around 60 per cent. Typically, bookings come in late when the weather forecasts look clearer.
From £1,995 for 7 nights in a two-bedroom cottage (2 adults, 2 children); availability from April 16; luxurylodges.com/whitbarrow