On Wednesday 4 April 2018, the much-loved comedian, Johnny Vegas returned to Hillcroft Park to open an impressive, new facilities block. Hillcroft Park became Johnny’s Lakeland ‘Home from Home’ for six weeks in 2017 during filming for the BBC series ‘Home from Home’ which will air soon on BBC1.
Johnny opened the brand new facilities building including a shower block that must be one of the most impressive in the UK when it comes to camping bathing facilities. Many of the fixtures and fittings would not be amiss in a luxury bathroom at home!
Not content with high quality showers, basins, taps and tiles, for families who prefer a little more privacy, we also have two private bathrooms that can be hired for the duration of guests’ stay that include generous bath and walk in showers.
This project has been a long time coming – we actually started the groundworks back in October 2015. However like thousands of other businesses around Cumbria we were badly affected by Storm Desmond in the winter of that year which lead to an initial delay of 12 months while we made good damage at one of our other parks.
And then of course, we had to ‘make hay while the sun shone’ or at least while you, our guests were here, so progress happened mainly in the quieter months. Anyway it’s here now and we’re quite proud – even if we do say so ourselves.
Did you know? Our new facilities include:
20 showers (including the doggy shower),
4 Lakeland landscapes
2 private bathrooms and
1 Lakeland soundscape complete with birds tweeting, sheep baaing and water running…they’re definitely not your average campsite bathrooms!