UK Leisure Parks was established over 20 years ago when the McCarthy family bought and developed their first residential park in the village of Church Minshull in the heart of Cheshire. Still very much a family company, they now care for a selected portfolio of unique parks, in desirable locations across Lancashire and the Northwest. With its breath-taking landscapes, historic market towns, miles of coastline and vibrant seaside resorts, it is no surprise that Lancashire and the Northwest has long been famed as a place of contrast and variety.

With homes and leisure homes to suit all budgets, built to the highest BS3632 standards, modern static caravans and lodges are every bit as comfortable and well equipped as traditional bungalows – with features such as fitted kitchens, en-suite bathrooms, open plan spaces, utility rooms and even home studies.

Better still, the move to a park home provides a modern, low cost, almost maintenance-free home, in a secure community of like-minded people – or, on a park with a leisure licence, an affordable “lock up and go” holiday home. Director Miles McCarthy believes that leisure and residential parks are often overlooked by downsizers or expats looking to relocate back to the UK. As Miles says, “The pandemic and Brexit have changed attitudes to travel, how people take holidays and where they want to live. Our parks provide an affordable option for UK residents returning from abroad, retirees or empty nesters looking for a holiday home in the UK and a peaceful place to spend leisure time”.


From its position at the heart of the agricultural landscape of the Cheshire Plain, Oakmere Country Park offers a compelling combination of peaceful surroundings, outdoor activities on the doorstep and has easy access to the sophisticated city lifestyle of Chester, Manchester and Liverpool.

Glenfield Leisure Park, located in Pilling, just inland from Knott End-on-Sea, has a well-stocked fishing lake and large dog walking area, making it a quiet park, full of character.

Located in a secluded corner of Glenfield Park, Oakwood Crescent is an exclusive new development of just nine luxury homes, set in woodland surroundings.

The Smithy Leisure Park was awarded best UK park of the year in 2016. Bordered by the Lancaster to Preston canal it boasts its own fishing lake and all-weather bowling green.

Poulton Plaiz Leisure Park is one of the group’s more recent acquisitions and is extremely picturesque with fishing lakes, walking areas and 24 acres of grounds. Poulton Plaiz encompasses Waypoint which is an exclusive crescent of large private lodges and park homes.

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