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Blackpool is the most popular seaside resort in the UK. The resort is home to Blackpool pleasure beach theme park , Sandcastle waterworld , Blackpool zoo , Blackpool Tower , Blackpool Circus , Sealife Centre , and the Blackpool illuminations which take place every autumn. Blackpool is popular for short weekend breaks, day trips, hen and stag parties and is reported to have more cheap hotels, B & B's, and places to stay than some countries.

Blackpool Tower

Blackpool Tower is like an activity centre. Apart from going to the top the tower and walking across the breathtaking glass skywalk, the tower also contains a circus, ballroom, Jungle Jim's adventure playground for children, an aquarium, dinosaur ride, 4D Cinema, Dungeon, and bars. On a wet day the tower is perfect.

Blackpool Pleasure Beach Theme Park

 Blackpool Pleasure Beach is famous for its exhilarating selection of head spinning roller coasters, including the world famous The Big One, the Big Dipper, Infusion, Valhalla, Ice Blast, and our thrilling latest addition Red Arrows Skyforce. There is plenty to do here with 125 rides and attractions in the park.

Sandcastle Waterpark - Blackpool

The Sandcastle waterpark is the UK's Largest Indoor Water park and is a tropical themed waterpark constantly at 84 degrees with 18 slides and attractions including the waves machine, the longest indoor rollercoaster waterslide in the world, the first indoor vertical waterslide, lazy river, mini slides, jets, bubble pools and shallow play areas.

Blackpool Zoo

Blackpool zoo has over 1500 animals from all over the world for you to see. The zoo has a number of indoor enclosures such as the elephant and reptile house, walk through enclosures such as Amazonia, Lemur wood and dinosaur safari, a children’s farm and a miniture railway.

Blackpool Illuminations

1st September - 5th November 2018

The Blackpool Illuminations consist of almost every kind of light display you can imagine: lasers, neon, light bulbs, fibre optics, searchlights and floodlighting. The idea behind them was to extend the season. However, for many families it is traditional to visit the lights and drive along the front aften several times.

Every year there is a celebrity switch on concert with thousands visiting every single night. If you want to visit it is advisable to arrive early as traffic builds up on motorways and roads all around the area as families descend on mass to the resort.

Farmer Parrs Animal World - Fleetwood

There are more than fifty different species of animal at Farmer Parrs Animal World , housed in over thirty thousand square feet of undercover attractions and twelve acres of paddocks and walkways. The play barn provides a large undercover area for play and is home to a variety of animals including fish, reptiles, birds, guinea pigs, and rabbits.

WWT Martin Mere

WWT Martin Mere is home to over 100 species of rare and endangered ducks, geese, swans, flamingos and beavers. With a diversity of waterfowl exhibits and an adventure playground for children to enjoy, Martin Mere is a first class, year-round, wetland wildlife attraction for families, couples, teenagers and the retired.

Bowland Wild Boar Park

Visiting the park will give you the chance to see and feed wildlife including Deer, Llamas, Goats. Lots for kids to do including pedal tractor area, tractor rides, play area, lamb Llama and deer feeding (when available). Enjoy a picnic and take a ramble in the beautiful wooded countryside, view Wild Boar, Longhorn cows and deer in the scenic Ribble Valley Park.

The Leisure lakes - Southport

The Leisure lakes at Mere Brow near Southport are a multi-activity centre with a Camping and Caravan park. Activities include Jet skis, a golf academy, Equestrian centre, motocross, segway tours, mountain bikes, fishing la, para motoring, crazy golf, car boot sales and many other activities.

Queen Street Mill Textile Museum

The mill is a fine example of a steam powered weaving mill and it is believed to be the last operation one in the world. The mill is like a time capsule that brings the victorian age vividly back to life.

Rufford Old Hall

Rufford Old Hall and its Great Hall was once the stage for a young William Shakespeare before he was famous.

Lancaster Castle

Guided tours operate seven days per week throughout the year with the exception of the Christmas/New Year period.The tour includes the Shire Hall, the court where the Lancashire Witches were tried, the dungeons and the hanging corner.

Waves - Blackburn

Waves Water Fun Centre has a lagoon shaped pool, Alien space bowl water feature, childrens shipwreck slide, jacuzzi, waves machine, a vending area and a new Regency Gym.


Pendle Wavelengths leisure pool

Blackburn's Ice Arena

Blackburn Ice Arena is an Olympic size ice rink that was opened in 1991 by Olympic Gold medallists Jane Torville and Christopher Dean. Blackburn Ice Arena is open to everybody for casual ice skating sessions or lessons for adults and children.

Walking and Cycling in Lancashire

Glasson Circular

The total distance for the route is approximately 17 miles. The route is flat and suitable for families, although children may need help carrying bikes up the aqueduct steps.

The route starts in Glasson Dock/Marina(1) and is well signposted. The route follows the River Lune along a tarmac path. At Lancaster the route passes the Lancaster Maritime Museum(3)and weaves through the town next to the river, passing under one of the main roads. Continue along the path until it reaches the Lune aqueduct (4).

Bikes need to be carried up steps to the canal-side at the top of the aqueduct.

The route then continues along the canal bank to the lodge(5). On the canal stretch there is a canal-side bar.

However, rather than turning off at (5) and re-joining the path at(2) a better route is to continue along the Lancaster canal into the countryside. There are a few picnic tables along this stretch of the canal if you wish to stop. Continue along the canal until you reach Galgate and look for a branch of the canal on the right signposted ‘Glasson Spur’. This spur will take you back to Glasson Dock(1).

Gisburn Forest

Me @ Gisburn Forest

Gisburn Forest has two routes. One route is for normal or inexperienced mountain bikers. The second route is much more challenging and is designed for experienced mountain bikers. Had a great day here.


Lancashire has many parks and gardens and lots of beautiful countryside to enjoy.

Wycoller Country Park

Haigh Country Park - 250 acres

Beacon Fell Country Park - 271 acres

Cuerden Valley Park - 650 acres - events throughout the year

Wyre Estuary Country Park - events throughout the year

Happy Mount Park

Jumbles Country Park

Brockholes - The Floating village - Preston

At Brockholes you can explore the beautiful reserve, see the wildlife that call it ‘home’ or wander around the Visitor Village with restaurant and shops, all of which float on one of the lakes.

Things to do Lancashire

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