Lakeland holiday park sets scene for in-tents romances

Skelwith Fold’s cosy safari tents provide a romantic escape for couples in a beautiful Cumbrian location

LOVERS OF ALL AGES are being invited to experience an away-from-it-all break in one of the Lake District’s most romantic settings.

Skelwith Fold in Ambleside is siting three super-luxury safari tents at one of the highest and remotest locations in the holiday park’s 130-acre grounds.

They will, says Skelwith Fold’s Henry Wild, provide couples with a uniquely intimate experience surrounded by stunning Lakeland views.

But the breathtaking vistas won’t disappear at night, because the park’s dark skies will reveal a heavenly galaxy of stars rarely glimpsed elsewhere in the UK.

The new safari tents will offer couples a host of pampering touches, including full-size beds made up with hotel quality linen, bathroom facilities, and a modern equipped kitchen.

There’s also heating, and a private balcony for al-fresco dining, or just relaxing and listening to the birdsong – with the guarantee that couples won’t be overlooked by other guests.

And it’s this sense of having totally escaped the outside world which, Henry believes, will capture the imagination of people seeking the ultimate romantic escape:

Draped four-poster beds set the park’s safari tents a far distance apart from what most campers are used to

“Our chosen location is a forest glade at the pinnacle of the park which provides a gloriously tranquil setting amid Lake District countryside,” said Henry.

“Guests will enjoy a wonderful sense of wrap-around nature and the sights and sounds of the countryside – but with an espresso machine and other necessities close at hand!

“But I think a big draw for many will be the stargazing opportunities which, thanks to almost zero light pollution here, means the night sky can look absolutely ravishing.

“Venturing out after dark and marvelling at sights such as the Milky Way, steaks of meteors, neighbouring planets, and the glow of other galaxies can create some very special memories.

“Skelwith Fold has always been a very family friendly park, but we wanted to find a way to give couples a chance to create their own private universe in this amazing setting,” added Henry.

Each safari tent boasts a fully-fitted kitchen with modern appliances, and a veranda for al-fresco dining

Guests, however, will be able to stay connected with the outside world through wi-fi available in the safari tents, and plug sockets and charging points are also installed.

Much of the power in the tents, says Henry, is generated on the park itself via high-efficiency solar panels which have made Skelwith Fold largely self-sufficient in green energy.

The Wild family, which has owned Skelwith Fold for over 25 years, has won a number of awards for its care of the natural world and received praise for its sustainable development policies.

More information and bookings for 2023 stays in the new safari tents at Skelwith Fold from Easter onwards can be accessed on the park’s website at