Percy Wood Country Park is a popular park located in a small village called Swarland, which is in Northumberland. It is a family run park and part of the Harrison Leisure Group which has been established for over 40 years. The group currently have parks across the northwest, Merseyside, Northumberland, and Cumbria. Visitors and holiday homeowners enjoy a site that is pet and family-friendly, has excellent facilities from a golf course to an adventure playground. Everyone is met by the friendly team in the newly refurbished reception centre which has a brand-new coffee lounge to relax and enjoy a drink.
Why choose Percy Wood Country Park?
There is something very special about Percy Wood Country Park. It can offer everyone who stays there something. There are enchanting woods within walking distance of the park, where the chances of seeing a plethora of local wildlife are very likely! If golf is a pasttime, pack golf clubs as there is an 18-hole golf course adjacent to the park. The location of the park gives holidaymakers and homeowners the perfect hub to explore the wider area and experience all that is on offer.
Things to do near Percy Wood Country Park
Let us begin by exploring Alnwick, a market town that is around thirteen minutes away. The town has a rich heritage with so much culture it has become part of blockbuster films. The historic site of Alnwick Castle has been named as ‘Windsor of the North’, so that offers some insight into its grandeur. The medieval architecture and Italianate staterooms offer visitors a unique ‘wow’ factor and a journey back in time. Currently inhabited by the Percys family their generations have enjoyed this spectacular castle for over 700 years. This castle has also attracted film producers in recent years with the castle being used in films such as Harry Potter and Downton Abbey.
For those keen to experience eating out in local restaurants, Alnwick will not disappoint. There is a superb selection of places to enjoy fine dining, pub-style food or even takeaways. From Italian to Indian and perhaps some good old Fish and Chips, Alnwick offers visitors all they could want and more. And being situated so close to the park is ideal for those impromptu nights out.
As well as excellent on-site amenities, the town of Alnwick is home to everything you could require. There are doctors, dentists, taxis and even car rental. And if you have any health problems with your furry friends, there is a vet here to help.
What else is there to do in Alnwick? There are opportunities to fish, walk, cycle, play golf and so much more. For those looking to take part in some retail therapy, there is an abundance of local shops and cafes to mooch around.
Close to the park is Simonside Hills. This is moderate walk-in difficulty and offers visitors a three-hundred-and-sixty-degree view of the North Sea coastline. On the three-hour journey, walkers may see the wild goats, grouse and even red squirrels which live in the forest below.
Morpeth is yet another historic town located very close by, just twenty minutes away in fact. Morpeth is bustling with inviting high streets and modern shopping centres offering visitors lots to see and do. Don’t worry, there is still plenty of character with cobbled streets and traditional frontages. If you plan your visit, every first Saturday of the month there is a popular farmers market which invites locals and visitors to experience what the local towns and villages have to offer. Morpeth has a variety of shops, for every taste. From small independents to high street favourites, or perhaps that once in a lifetime purchase from a high-end boutique?
Culture and creativity are in Northumberland’s roots and you will find many galleries, craft shops and museums just waiting to be explored. There is the opportunity to look at local artists who showcase their work in studios, taking their inspiration from the landscapes and history of the area.
Once you are ready to move further afield, there are so many day trips that are a must. Starting with The Holy Island of Lindisfarne. An important fact to know when planning your journey is that the island is literally cut off twice a day by the incoming tides. The most iconic sight on the Island is Lindisfarne Castle which was built in 1550 and is now owned by The National Trust. Make sure to also visit Lindisfarne Priory with the attached museum. There is so much history to learn and be amazed by and the on-site visitor centre is the best place to plan your visit.
Sand dunes and an unspoilt 7 miles of coastline are what visitors will find when visiting Druridge Bay. Nature in this area is spectacular where bird watchers and walkers will be in heaven. There are pools of seawater to explore, and parts of the coastal areas set aside for nature reserves. The coastline is a popular place to cycle and walk as well as paddle and surf. Druridge Bay Country Park has lots to do for the whole family. There are also amenities such as toilets, a children’s play area and a café for refreshments. The park looks out onto a lake with meadows and woods to explore.
Why buy a holiday home at Percy Wood Country Park?
As we have shown, the location makes this is a fantastic base to explore Northumberland. The park itself offers a friendly and well-equipped environment to spend quality time with friends and family. There is plenty of room around each holiday home to feel detached, however, homeowners will never feel isolated or alone.
Harrison Leisure has been delivering UK holidays to people for over 40 years. From families to couples and solo travellers. Having this experience, as well as the quality service and location on offer, Percy Wood Country Park must be on the list to visit.
Percy Wood Country Park