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Things to do, places to visit, eat and shop in Lancaster and the surrounding area


LANCASTER ACCESSIBILITY By Rob Bracewell

Lancaster is an historic town built between two sets of hills and as such can be a challenge to wheelchair users. The City centre is pedestrianised and almost all shops and services are accessible. Attractions such as the Castle are on top of a steep hill so assistance may be required. Blue Badge parking is free in all City Council car parks but some have time limits. The area is served by low floor buses and the local trains carry ramps. It is recommended, however, to contact individual hotels or the Vistor Information Centres directly with specific requirements. - Lancaster V.I.C. - 01524 582394

THINGS TO DO IN LANCASTER IS PUBLISHED BY BUCKET AND SPADE MARKETING LTD. Š 2014 BUCKET AND SPADE MARKETING LTD | ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

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RUSKIN LIBRARY   

The Ruskin Library galleries, situated on the  Lancaster University campus, opened in 1998, show  a changing selec�on from a fascina�ng collec�on of  pictures, books, manuscripts and photographs   OPENING HOURS DURING EXHIBITIONS  Monday‐Friday 10am‐4pm  (closed weekends and Bank Holidays)  Admission Free      Enquiries ‐ 01524 593587  Loca�on      On A6, south of Lancaster 


With so much to do it’s a real family day out! 54 Acres of Woodland / Butterfly House / Ashton Memorial / Cafe / Mini Beast Cave Playground / Outdoor Theatre / Orienteering / Gift Shop / Birthday Parties

Williamson Park, Lancaster LA1 1UX www.lancaster.gov.uk/williamsonpark

01524 33318


Salt Ayre Sports Centre Fun and fitness for everyone!

01524 847540

www.lancaster.gov.uk/saltayre A bustling street

market found at the heart of Lancaster city centre every Wednesday and Combine shopping with Saturday - 9am sightseeing at Lancaster’s historic 4.30pm.

Charter Market

www.lancaster.gov.uk/chartermarket


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Campsite on a working farm. Cafe & Pets Corner

Promoting a city centre alive with vibrancy and culture info@lancasterunlimited.org.uk

www.redbankfarm.co.uk | 01524 823196 Red Bank Farm, The Shore, Bolton Le Sands, Carnforth, LA5 8JR


SALT AYRE SPORTS CENTRE

Lancaster’s largest sports centre with swimming pool and a wide range of facilities.

Salt Ayre Lane, Lancaster, LA1 5JS t • 01524 847540 - w • www.lancaster.gov.uk/saltayre

THE PLATFORM

Premier venue for entertainment and live music, attracting world famous talent.

Station Buildings, Promenade, Morecambe, LA4 4DB t • 01524 582803 - w • www.lancaster.gov.uk/platform

MORECAMBE SUPERBOWL

Bowling - Food - Pool - Games - Parties

Central Drive Morecambe, LA4 4DW t • 01524 400 974 - w • www.super-bowl.co.uk

THE BOROUGH COMEDY CLUB Held every Sunday at The Borough, Lancaster!

3-5 Dalton Square Lancaster LA1 1PP t • 01524 64170 - w • www.lancastercomedy.co.uk

THE ZONE

5 tier play structure, massive indoor slide, free wi-fi. Tea, coffee and hot food available.

Dalton Square, Lancaster, LA1 1PL t • 01524 382225 - w • www.thezonesoftplay.co.uk

MEGAZONE

The Ultimate indoor Laser Adventure , fun for all the family.

94-96 Marine Road, Morecambe, LA4 4DQ t • 01524 410224 - w • www.megazonemorecambe.co.uk

PLEASURELAND

Large Family Entertainment Centre and Kids Soft Play Area.

Winter Gardens, Marine Road, Morecambe, LA4 4BU t • 01524 424212

NATIVE KNOWLEDGE TOURS

Family run Tour company offering day Hikes in & around Cumbria, Lancashire & Yorkshire.

Anywhere you want picking up from & taking to. t • 07930228512 - w • www.nativeknowledgetours.com


THE DUKES

An award winning theatre, cinema & café bar that plays host to live music, comedy & drama.

Moor Lane, Lancaster LA1 1QE t • 01524 598500 - w • www.dukes-lancaster.org

ASHTON GOLF CENTRE

Beautiful, Challenging 9 Hole Pay and Play Golf Course and Driving Range.

Ashton with Stodday, Lancaster LA2 0AJ t • 01524 752221 - w • www.ashtongolfcentre.co.uk

LANCASTER GRAND THEATRE

A wide variety of shows, plays music and comedy is performed at the historic Grand Theatre.

St. Leonardgate, Lancaster, LA1 1NL t • 01524 64695 - w • www.lancastergrand.co.uk

HOLIDAY ACTIVITY PROGRAMME

Loads of fun sports, arts and museum activities for children every school holiday. Sign up to receive our fun family newsletter at: www.lancaster.gov.uk/holidayprogramme

THE ROBERT GILLOW

Fantastic Live Folk & Jazz music Most days, plus great food, drink and atmosphere!

64 Market St, Lancaster LA1 1HP t • 01524 36092 - w • www.pubfoodlancaster.co.uk

REGENT PARK STUDIOS

All kinds of fun activities from trampolining to martial arts.

Rear of 93 Regent Road, Morecambe, LA3 1AF t •01524 419861 - w • www.regentparkstudios.co.uk

VUE CINEMA

State-of-the-art multiplex modern cinema with 6 screens.

Church Street Lancaster LA1 1LP t • 0871 224 0240 - w • www.myvue.com

RSPB LEIGHTON MOSS NATURE RESERVE

Go wild on nature trails and events, visit superb gift shop and award-winning cafe.

Myers Farm, Storrs Lane, Silverdale, Nr Carnforth, LA5 0SW t • 01524 701601 - w • www.rspb.org.uk/leightonmoss The Lancaster Grand Theatre Image by Lancaster Grand Theatre


MARCOS ITALIAN RESTAURANT

Open kitchen, relaxed informal atmosphere, special offers, child friendly, parties welcome.

27 North Road, Lancaster, LA1 1NS t • 01524 844445 - w • www.marcosrestaurant.com

THE BOROUGH

Fine Ale, Food, Wine and Rooms.

3-5 Dalton Square Lancaster LA1 1PP t • 01524 64170 - w • www.theboroughlancaster.co.uk

SOUPANOVA

Friendly, retro soup bar specialising in home made, healthy food.

18 Church Street Lancaster LA1 1NP t • 01524 841 488 - w • www.twitter.com/SoupanovaSoups

THE MUSIC ROOM

A great atmosphere and range of speciality coffee, tea and cakes.

Sun Street, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1 1EW t • 01524 65470 - w • www.themusicroomcafe.com

THE WHALE TAIL

Exclusive vegetarian cafe creating culinary masterpieces to astound.

78a Penny Street, Lancaster, LA1 1XN t • 01524 845133 - w • www.whaletailcafe.co.uk

FRANKIE & BENNY’S

American & Italian restaurant and bar. Extensive menus with something for everone.

Central Drive, Morecambe, LA4 4DW t • 01524 834 190 - w • www.frankieandbennys.co.uk

THE HALL

Assemble in The Hall for Coffee & Events.

10-12 China Street, Lancaster, LA1 1EX t • 01524 65470 - w • www.thecoffeehopper.com

THE ROBERT GILLOW

Fantastic Live Folk & Jazz music Most days, plus great food, drink and atmosphere!

64 Market St, Lancaster LA1 1HP t • 01524 36092 - w • www.pubfoodlancaster.co.uk


TEATRO

Book a table at Lancaster’s only Brazilian restaurant and it’s yours all night.

60-62 Church Street, Lancaster, LA1 1LH t • 01524 380012 - w • www.teatrolancaster.co.uk

BELLA ITALIA

Family friendly restaurant offering a broad menu of all things Italian.

26-28 Church St Lancaster, LA1 1LH t • 01524 36340 - w • www.bellaitalia.co.uk

COTTAMS FIELD BREWERS FAYRE

Family restaurant on the outskirts of Lancaster with special eating offers.

Caton Road, Lancaster, LA1 3PE t • 01524 384800

PIZZA MARGHERITA

Pizza restaurant, celebrating over 30 years of quality, style and service.

2 Moor Lane Lancaster, LA1 1QD t • 01524 36333 - www.pizza-margherita.co.uk

HURLEY FLYER

We hope you will enjoy our delicious menu in our lovely pub.

Christie Way, Morecambe, LA4 4TB t • 01524 419044 - w • www.hurleyflyerpubmorecambe.co.uk

RED BANK FARM - ARCHERS CAFE

A working farm and pets corner with a cafe serving homecooked food & beautiful views!

The Shore, Bolton le Sands, Carnforth, LA5 8JR t • 01524 823196 - w • www.redbankfarm.co.uk

PIZZA HUT

Fun times and great food for over 50 years.

Kingsway Retail Park, Lancaster LA1 1DQ t • 01524 599222 - w • www.pizzahut.co.uk

ASPECT BAR & BISTRO

Morecambe’s finest cocktail Bar & Bistro offering the best quality food and drink.

320-3 Marine Road Central, Morecambe, LA4 5AA t • 01524 416404 - w • www.aspectbar.com

Teatro Restaurant, Lancaster Outside The Music Room ImageImage by Teatro from Atkinsons Coffee


WILLIAMSON PARK

54 acres of parkland, Edwardian Butterfly House, Pavilion Cafe and Ashton Memorial.

Wyresdale Road Lancaster, LA1 1UX t • 01524 33318 - w • www.lancaster.gov.uk/williamsonpark

RSPB LEIGHTON MOSS NATURE RESERVE

Go wild on nature trails and events, visit superb gift shop and award-winning cafe.

Myers Farm, Storrs Lane, Silverdale, Nr Carnforth, LA5 0SW t • 01524 701601 - w • www.rspb.org.uk/leightonmoss

RUSKIN LIBRARY

A fascinating collection relating to the great Victorian writer and artist John Ruskin.

Lancaster University, Bailrigg, Lancaster, LA1 4YH t • 01524 593587 - w • www.lancaster.ac.uk/users/ruskinlib

SIZERGH CASTLE

Beautiful Medieval house surrounded by rich gardens.

Sizergh, Nr Kendal, LA8 8AE t • 015395 60951 - w • www.nationaltrust.org.uk /sizergh

LANCASTER CITY MUSEUM

Situated in the historic and cultural Lancaster in an elegant Georgian building.

Market square, Lancaster, LA1 1HT t • 01524 64637 - w • www.lancashire.gov.uk

LANCASTER MARITIME MUSEUM

Explore Lancaster’s Golden Age and rich maritime and natural history.

Custom House, St George’s Quay, Lancaster, LA1 1RB t • 01524 382264 - w • www.lancashire.gov.uk

JUDGES LODGINGS MUSEUM

Discover the treasures of Lancaster’s oldest town house.

Church Street Lancaster LA1 1YS t • 01524 32808 - w • www.lancashire.gov.uk

HAPPY MOUNT PARK

A traditional park, free to enter with beautiful gardens, woodland walks & additional attractions.

Marine Road East, Promenade, Morecambe t • 01524 582808 - w • www.lancaster.gov.uk/happymountpark


GREENLANDS FARM

Enjoy our open farm, artisan village and Wellies cafe. A fun day out for the whole family!

Tewitfield, Carnforth, LA6 1JH t • 01524 784184 - w • www. greenlandsfarmvillage.co.uk

MORECAMBE FESTIVAL MARKET Over 100 stalls selling everything you need

Central drive Morecambe LA4 4DW t • 01524 414251

CHARTER MARKET

A traditional, twice weekly bustling street market at the heart of Lancaster city centre.

Market Square, Market Street & Cheapside, Lancaster, LA1 1XD t • 01524 414251 w • www.lancaster.gov.uk/chartermarket

QUAKER TAPESTRY KENDAL

Museum, Café & Shop. Café open year round, Exhibition open Apr-Dec. Children FREE.

Friends Meeting House, Kendal LA9 4BH t • 01539 722975 - w • www.quaker-tapestry.co.uk

LOW SIZERGH BARN

We are a working farm with trail, tea room, craft galleries and farm shop.

Low Sizergh Farm, Sizergh, Kendal, LA8 8AE t • 015395 60426 w • www.lowsizerghbarn.co.uk

BLACKWELL, THE ARTS & CRAFTS HOUSE

A breathtaking Arts & Crafts historic home exuding craftsmanship from every room.

Bowness-on-Windermere, LA23 3JT t • 015394 46139 - w • wwwlakelandartstrust.org.uk

RED BANK FARM

A working farm and pets corner with a cafe serving homecooked food & beautiful views!

The Shore, Bolton le Sands, Carnforth, LA5 8JR t • 01524 823196 - w • www.redbankfarm.co.uk

LAKELAND WILDLIFE OASIS

The little zoo with lots to do!

Hale, Milnthorpe, LA7 7FE t • 015395 63027 - w • www.wildlifeoasis.co.uk Ashton Memorial, Williamsons Park Image by Lancaster City Council


MARKET GATE SHOPPING CENTRE

Shopping...it’s in the Bag! + 110 space car park and Award Winning Toilets & Parent Room.

Market Gate Shopping Centre, Lancaster, LA1 1JF t • 01524 382845 - w • www.marketgatelancaster.co.uk

ST NICHOLAS ARCADES

Lancaster’s leading shopping centre.

12 Lancaster Gate, Lancaster, LA1 1NB t • 01524 846569 w • www.stnicholasarcades.co.uk

CHARTER MARKET

A traditional, twice weekly bustling street market at the heart of Lancaster city centre.

Market Square, Market Street & Cheapside, Lancaster, LA1 1XD t • 01524 414251 w • www.lancaster.gov.uk/chartermarket

THE VINTAGE SHOP

Vintage Ladies’ & Men’s Clothing & Accessories.

4 Gage Street, Lancaster (off Dalton Square) t • 07774 321264 w • Facebook: Vintage-Shop Lancaster

GORRILLS OF LANCASTER

We stock a large range of homeware as well as gifts for all the family.

61-63 Penny Street, Lancaster, LA1 1UD t • 01524 62667

13 THE WAREHOUSE

3 floor Boutique Department Store with coffee shop. Where shopping is fun!

13 Queen Street, Morecambe, LA4 4EQ t • 01524 401600

ARNDALE CENTRE

Essential big name stores & independent retailers. Activities through school holidays.

Market Street, Morecambe, LA4 5DH t • 01524 416922 - w • www.arndalemorecambe.co.uk

LEES GAMES

Consoles, Games, DVD’s bought, sold and exchanged!

280 Marine Road Central, Morecambe, LA4 5BY t • 01524 425404 - w • www.leesgamesltd.co.uk


MORECAMBE FESTIVAL MARKET Over 100 stalls selling everything you need.

Central drive, Morecambe, LA4 4DW t • 01524 414251

ATKINSONS COFFEE SHOP

Award winning international coffee and tea house with over 60 varieties.

12 China Street, Lancaster, LA1 1EX t • 01524 65470- w • www.thecoffeehopper.com

THE BOTTLE SHOP

Lancaster’s only city centre specialist Beer, Wine and Spirits shop.

The Bottle Shop, No.17 Sun Street, Lancaster, LA1 1EW t • 01524 36092 - w • www. robertgillow.com/bottle-shop

SILVER TREE JEWELLERY

Extensive range of jewellery includes our Pandora shop-in-shop.

67 Penny Street, Lancaster, LA1 1XF t • 01524 847100 - w • www.silvertreejewellery.co.uk

BARE NECESSITIES

Retailer of clothing, toys and gifts for children.

29A Princes Crescent, Morecambe, LA4 6BY t • 01524 409984 - w • www.barenecessities-uk.com

RSPB LEIGHTON MOSS NATURE RESERVE SHOP Everything you need to help give nature a home where you live.

Myers Farm, Storrs Lane, Silverdale, Nr Carnforth, LA5 0SW t • 01524 701601 - W • www.rspb.org.uk/leightonmoss

TODDS OF KENDAL

The Lake District’s largest retailer of country wear and equestrian clothing and supplies.

Bridle Nook, Mintsfeet Road North, Kendal, LA9 6LZ t • 01539 724311

ASSEMBLY ROOMS MARKET

Indoor Market and cafe - Vintage Clothing, costume hire, tv/film memorabilia, hobby supplies & more.

King Street, Lancaster t • 01524 414251 - w • www.lancaster.gov.uk

Lancaster Town Centre


18 Church Street, Lancaster, LA1 1NP @soupanovasoups TeL: 01524 841488 “A little piece of New York in Lancaster” Vegan options,wheat/gluten gluten free available Vegan options, free available Home made soups, sandwiches and and Home made soups, sandwiches smoothies from locally sourced produce smoothies from locally sourced produce Outside catering

Open 7 days 11am-4pm a week - 11am - 4pm Open: Mon-Sat Sun 11:30am-4pm *Subject to availability. House Rules Apply.

£5 off lane hire after* 6pm with this voucher! 01524 400974 www.super-bowl.co.uk Morecambe Superbowl, Central Drive, Morecambe, LA4 4DW


01524 425404 280 Marine Road Central, Morecambe, LA5 4BY,


A traditional covered market with more than 100 stalls and just a stroll away from Morecambe’s glorious promenade. Open Tues, Thurs, Sat & Sun (9am - 4.30pm) www.lancaster.gov.uk/festivalmarket


MORECAMBE’S No1 FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE

KIDS! Save your tickets and

Win Awesome Prizes in the Kiddies Game Area!

CASH CASINO

WITH LOYALTY CARDS AND BONUS FEATURES

£££££££££££

KIDS EAT FREE 3-6pm EVERYDAY* MARINE ROAD CENTRAL 01524 424212 *One child eats free for every full paying adult meal


MEXICAN NIGHT

OUR NEWEST FIESTA OF FLAVOUR from 5pm


L ANCAST ER C OME D Y C L U B EVERY SUNDAY

Ian D Montfort

John Bishop

Boy With Tape On His Face

Justin Moorhouse

John Thomson

Tom Stade

Ivan Brackenbury

Imran Yusuf

Gary Delaney

including acts from

Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, Never Mind The Buzzcocks, Mock The Week, Tramadol Nights, Father Ted & Phoenix Nights! all acts are subject to change

8pm in the drawing room at the borough £7 in advance / £9 on the door main course & comedy ticket £12 mention our ‘things to do’ advert & get the comedy meal deal for £10 3 Dalton Square, Lancaster LA1 1PP www.theboroughlancaster.co.uk | Tel: 01524 64170


Things to do in Lancaster 2014