Winter Reception Opening 2019


As the colder weather approaches, we move to winter reception opening times – here’s what you need to know:


24 December: 9am-12pm

Christmas Day: Closed

Boxing Day: Closed

27 December: 9am-5pm

28 December:  9am-5pm

29 December:  9am-5pm

30 December:  9am-5pm

New Year’s Eve: 9am-12pm

New Year’s Day: Closed

2 January 2020:  9am-5pm

Christmas Lights Switch On


Friday 29 November, 5pm-6pm

Come along and join us from 5.00pm-6.00pm on Friday 29th November for our first ever Christmas Light switch on! We’re not promising Blackpool but it’s s chance to enjoy a glass of mulled wine and a mince pie or two while enjoying carols from the Middle Eden Voices Choir. The lights will be switched on around 5.15pm.

Be sure to visit our shop too – you’ll find a lovely selection of gift ideas sourced and chosen by our very own Melissa! From candles and decorations to vases and even sculpture, it’s a little Aladdin’s cave! But make sure you dress for the weather, because as the song goes, ‘baby – it’s cold outside’!

The Saucy Sausage Van will be open during the Switch On serving delicious, Jacket Potatoes, Burgers, Soup, Sausages and Bacon Sandwiches.

Please RSVP here if you’re planning attend.




On Saturday 21 September, the much-loved comedian, Johnny Vegas will return to popular Ullswater holiday park, Hillcroft Park in Pooley Bridge in support of MacMillan Cancer Support’s ‘World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’.

The event starts at 10.30am and runs until 12.30pm. Coffee, cake and biscuits will be on sale to visitors and Johnny will preside over a cake auction at 12pm – all the cakes auctioned have been kindly donated by Ullswater businesses. All proceeds raised will go towards the incredible work of MacMillan Cancer Support.

Hillcroft Park became Johnny’s Lakeland ‘Home from Home’ for six weeks in 2017 during filming for the BBC series ‘Home from Home’ which aired last year on BBC1.  Since then Johnny has been a regular visitor and become an honorary member of the Hillcroft Park team and indeed of the wider community.

Owners John and Jill Heath commented:

We’re absolutely delighted that Johnny will be joining us for our popular, annual MacMillan coffee morning. We’ve also been overwhelmed by the generosity of local businesses and bakers who’ve donated some lovely cakes to the cause.”

Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning is an annual event that sees more than 200,000 people take part in a day dedicated to cuppas and cakes, raising vital funds for Macmillan so this brilliant organisation can continue to be there for the growing number of people with cancer in the UK.

Hillcroft Park is open from March to November for camping, glamping and touring while their holiday homes and lodges are open March to January and two self-catering cottages plus Ullswater House (sleeping up to 14) are open year round. The park is located just above the Ullswater Valley village of Pooley Bridge, a 10 minute drive from the M6 (J40). For further information or to book, visit

Saucy Sausage


New – We have The Saucy Sausage Van on Park on the following dates and times:-


Friday 24th May 2019 @ 5.00 pm

Sunday 21st July 2019 Breakfast  9.00 am – 11.00 am

Friday 26th July and 2nd, 9th, 16th, 30th August @ 5.00 pm

Saturday 3rd, 10th and 17th August 2019 Breakfast – 9.00 am – 11.00 am

Sunday 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th August 2019 Breakfast – 9.00 am – 11.00 am

Sunday 25th August 2019 @ 5.00 pm