A FAMILY run café is opening at a popular leisure park to provide holidaymakers and the public with hot drinks and yummy treats.

The Café at Bardsea will officially be opening its doors this Friday, April 1 at Bardsea Leisure, Caravan Park located on Priory Road, Ulverston.

Owner of the café is Ben Lambert, 29, from Ulverston who said he is excited for his new venture.

He said: “My auntie owns the caravan park, and a café is something that has been missing from the site for a while.

“She didn’t want to employ any more staff, so she asked me if I’d like to run it. I’ve worked for her before for a little bit, so she decided to ask me if I wanted it and I’ve ended up taking it on.

“I can’t wait to open, I’m a little worried and scared about being self-employed but it should be really good.

“I’ve teamed up with local businesses including Chunky Monkey, a delicious cake business which will be supplying brownies and many other treats and Browns farm shop which will be supplying us some pies and pastries.

“I will be working on a reduced menu for now with the likes of jacket potatoes, paninis, toasties and all-day breakfast items until May.

“It’s dog-friendly and open to people who aren’t staying on the park, I wanted it to be accessible to as many people as possible.

“In the summer I’m hoping to get a slushie machine for the kids who will be coming to play on the park.”

Ben is a qualified fitness instructor and works as a volunteer for the first responder ambulance service and says he just wants to give back to the community by offering many discounts and holding fundraising events in the future.

He said: “I’m looking at doing some charity events to raise money for the first responder team. A lot is paid for from charity work including the team's kit so it’s important to raise money for them.

“I’m hoping to do some fun charity fitness classes on the field in May to raise money.

“I also offer 20 per cent off to any Blue Light discount card members and free hot drinks for the on-duty emergency service workers and 10 per cent off for anyone over 60.”

The café will be open seven days a week from 8am until 3pm.