Uncover Lancashire’s turbulent religious history via ghostly tales, priest holes, sacred relics, castle cells and holy buildings.
Uncover 500 year old tales at the fine Tudor Rufford Old Hall with its fantastic arms, armour and tapestries and the carved oak screen, a rare survivor from the 1500s. Stay nearby at Cross Farm Holiday Cottages.
Whether you ski, sail, climb or jump – you’ll get a taste for adventure in Lancashire.
Did you know?
The craggy fells and gorges of the Pennine landscape around Blackburn and Burnley are perfect for climbing.
It might not be real snow but at 200 metres long Ski Rossendale has the longest slope in the north west and you’ll get amazing views across the Rossendale Valley.
For something flatter take your pick of walks along Lancashire’s canal network and take in the sites such as the Lune Aqueduct in historic Lancaster, a masterpiece of civil engineering and often referred to as one of the "Wonders of the Waterways".
Set within 54 acres of open spaces and breathe-taking views I didn’t quite know what to expect from an outdoor walkabout theatre production. But there’s a first time for everything…right? So I jumped at the chance to experience something new, and I’m so glad I did!
Brush up on your history and have some fun at these fantastic family events happening in Lancashire over the summer.
1.Fleetwood Festival of Transport, Fleetwood 19 July Over 200 different classic and vintage vehicles, including trams, are on display (following a parade through the town) along with fairground rides, stalls, live performances and entertainment from Spareparts Arts.
2.Lytham 1940s Wartime Festival, Lytham Green 19-20 August Historic Vehicles, music and dance, memorabilia, thrilling battles, educational talks and demonstrations plus living history camp. Witness a mock WW2 battle scene using authentic uniforms and equipment.
To celebrate the joyous occasion that is National Cream Tea Day here’s a few places in Lancashire where you can get your fix of scones, cream, jam… and all the other treats that make up the veritable treat that is afternoon tea. The only difficult decision is deciding whether to put the cream or the jam on first…..
1. The Midland Hotel, Morecambe Beautiful views across Morecambe Bay and a fabulous art deco afternoon tea experience. Three tiered selection of Victoria sponge, fruit tartlets, scones and delicate finger sandwiches. Choose from a variety of infused teas, or for more decadence, a glass of champagne.
Planning days out and holidays when you’ve got children to entertain can be one of the biggest challenges for families. Especially when your little darlings have oodles of energy to burn off and the threatening cry of ‘I’m bored!’ is never far away. Let them walk on the wild side this summer with these Lancashire attractions.
Brockholes The fact that Brockholes calls itself an ‘unreserved’ nature reserve, sets the scene for this covers 250 acre reserve just off J31 of the M6, featuring countless trails and hides to explore. As you’d expect of a nature reserve there’s plenty of open space and wildlife to see, but there’s also a large adventure playground, good café and during the summer holidays look out for craft sessions, seasonal trails, open-air theatre and family events which will test your tracking and den-building skills. Did we also mention that entrance to Brockholes is free?
Agricultural shows are a great way to discover new producers, pick up tasty treats to take home and generally re-connect with our rural heritage. They also make a great family day out over the summer, with a variety of kid’s entertainment and activities, plenty of farm animals to see and some unusual sports to watch.
Great Eccleston Agricultural Show 18 July Some of the best livestock in the country will be in the main ring, along with horses, sheep, pigs, goats and rare breeds. The tractor pull will take place on both days and the show field will be packed with stalls and produce marquees.