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WELCOME This guide is just a snapshot of what we have to offer, jump on a train from London or Glasgow and be in the centre of Preston in just two hours, then it’s just a short hop to the bright lights and entertainment of Blackpool - the UK’s favourite seaside resort or to the wide open spaces of the Forest of Bowland, the geographic centre of the United Kingdom and the latest star-gazers paradise.

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This county of contrasts has something for everyone from award winning places to stay, music and food festivals, concerts in castles or stately homes, new trails for walkers or cyclists, the UK’s largest walkabout theatre in England’s newest historic city of Lancaster, to the fun packed family entertainment at Winter Gardens Blackpool - our year-round events calendar is jam packed!

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Great Outdoor Adventures

Grab your rucksack, pack a picnic and head out into Lancashire’s countryside. Fresh air, hundreds of miles of footpaths and trails, stunning views and more than our fair share of wildlife, life feels good when you’re exploring Lancashire’s great outdoors. Start your adventure today!

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Holidays and days out at the seaside are the stuff of childhood memories. But it doesn’t have to be complicated. Think donkey rides, building sandcastles, fish & chips and you’re already there. Throw in a summer show or free event like the Illuminations and you’ve got the makings of a great day out beside the sea. Lancashire has a stunning coastline and prime sandcastle sand can be found on the main beaches at St Annes, Blackpool, Cleveleys, Fleetwood and Morecambe.’


To be beside the seaside


See a Show or Circus

Book to see James and The Giant Peach or The Sound of Music at the Winter Gardens, Blackpool. For comedy capers try Mooky and Mr Boo’s Silver Jubilee Circus Show at the Blackpool Tower Circus.

Hire a Beach Hut

Whatever the weather a Beach Hut is the perfect base for brews, general snoozing and summer parties. Hire the award winning St Annes Beach Hut for the day or week.


loudly at a theme park. For serious thrill seekers Blackpool Pleasure Beach is not to be missed!

During the summer there are donkeys on the beach at St Annes and Blackpool (check in advance as they are entitled to one day off a week) and Fleetwood beach is a good place for budding crabbers.

16-17 July 2016

Catch the Wind Kite Festival

30-31 July 2016

St Annes Kite Festival

30-31 July 2016

Blackpool Illuminations Switch-On



Discover Brockholes this summer

Just of f junction 31 of the M6, Preston

Explore our amazing 250 acre nature reserve, adventure play area and f loating Visitor Village!

Open-air Theatre Tickets from £9.00 per child, £13.00 per adult and £38 per family (2A + 2C)

Murder on the Terrace Sat 6th August, 5pm

Tony West

Les Price

Ratburger Sun 14th August, 5pm

This original murder-mystery by David Kerby-Kendall is an interactive play with references to Downton, Agatha Christie, part romp, part farce and a whole lot of fun.

Following on from the successful 2015 adaptation of Mr Stink, Heartbreak Productions returns this summer with the theatrical premiere of “Ratburger”, adapted for the outdoor stage.

To book tickets and view our full summer schedule visit 01772 872000


Brockholes @visitbrockholes

A Little Sanctuary • South Walney Nature Reserve • Brockholes • • RSPB Leighton Moss and Morecambe Bay Nature Reserve • • WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre • Wyre Estuary Country Park • • Healey Dell Nature Reserve •


Wildlife & Bird Watching

With 354 recorded bird species, native mammals such as red deer and otters, and millions of creepy crawlies that include tiger moths and common lizards, Lancashire’s wilder side offers up some great days out.

Ribble Coast & Wetlands

From the rugged moorlands of Bowland to the dramatic sands of Morecambe Bay, Lancashire is renowned for its birds and wildlife. The county’s varied countryside is home to world-famous breeding grounds and attracts birdwatchers from across the globe eager for a sight of its rare species. From the hen harrier in its hillside home to the red throated diver on the shores of the Irish Sea, Lancashire is a mecca for bird lovers throughout the year. Whatever part of the county you are exploring, take your binoculars and prepare to be rewarded for your patience by a real wildlife show. This is a part of England rich in nature as well as heritage and be prepared to be dazzled if you’re lucky you will see one of the country’s rarest plants – the Lady’s Slipper Orchid, Cypripedium Calceolus.



Great free things to do


St Annes Beach and Pier Miles of beautiful sandy beaches, perfect for budding sandcastle builders and kite flyers. A visit wouldn’t be complete without a stroll down St Anne’s historic Pier.

Beacon Country Park, Upholland

The Leeds-Liverpool Canal, Burnley

Perfect for family picnics and impromptu games of rounders this beautiful park has been awarded Green Flag Status for its natural beauty. Look out for free family events throughout the summer.

Take a walk or gentle bike ride along the Burnley Straight Mile, one of the ‘Seven Wonders of Britain’s Waterways’. You’ll see a lovely mix of rural and industrial heritage as you stroll or wheel by.

Great Promenade Show, Blackpool

Samlesbury Hall

Take a walk along Blackpool’s famous promenade to see a dazzling array of lighting features, sculptures and structures. And don’t miss the Comedy Carpet right outside The Tower – it will give you a case of the giggles!

Happy Mount Park Splash Park, Morecambe Open daily throughout the summer – just bring your swimming stuff! The free brass band concerts every Sunday throughout the summer are a blast!

Ribble Valley Sculpture Trail The 20 sculptures aren’t the only thing to see in this nature reserve – be on the look-out for kingfishers, salmon, otters, bats and even deer.

Rossall Tower, Fleetwood Leaning into Morecambe Bay, the area’s newest attraction offers an impressive view point and is in a prime position for bird watching. If you like this try Rivington Pike near Chorley for great inland views.

Discover the history of Samlesbury Hall and Gardens, complete with ghosts, Henry VIII and witches. (Small fees apply for tours and events)

Rivington Pike With a fascinating and fantasic history involving the decadent Lord Leverhulme, who built a retreat complete with fabulous chinese gardens here, it’s well worth a visit. See if you can climb all the way to the famous ‘Pike’ in clear conditions from the tower you can see the Cumbrian Fells in the Lake District, Blackpool Tower and the Isle of Man.

Pendle Sculpture Trail The fascinating true story of the Pendle Witches is being told in “stone”. The Pendle Sculpture Trail has ten ceramic plaques; enjoy finding the plaques as they are presented in a treasure trail style quiz to be hunted down and found!

Bay Cycle Way Cycle the stunning coastline of Morecambe Bay on the brand new Bay Cycle Way from Glasson Dock to Barrow.



Animal attractions

With so much open countryside it’ll be no surprise to learn that Lancashire is a haven for wildlife, both in the wild and at animal attractions or zoos. Take the family to visit a farm animal attraction such as Mrs Dowsons or Farmer Ted’s Farm Park, and you’ll meet animals like sheep, cows, chickens and pigs.



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Blackpool Zoo • Farmer Ted’s • Thornton Hall Farm Country Park • Sealife Blackpool • Penny Farm • Mrs Dowsons Visitor Centre and Farm • Bowland Wild Boar Park • Old Holly Farm • Windmill Animal Farm • Wellybobs Farm Park •



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Fun Days

every Wednesday in August with groom a pony sessions, bouncy castle and loads more.


admission & parking

Preston New Rd, Blackpool FY4 5JS - 01253 766983

Open Weds, Sat and Sun 11am - 4pm


GREAT FAMILY DAY OUT AT THE FARM £4 ADMISSION ONLY Hawkshaw Farm, Longsight Road, Clayton-le-Dale, Blackburn BB2 7JA 01254 812407





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*Offer valid until 30th November 2016, excludes Saturdays, Corporate Events and purchase of gift vouchers. Discount code must be entered at time of booking. Only valid at Rivington. † Calls cost 7p per minute plus your phone company’s access charge. Participation and supervision ratios apply - please see our website.


On yer bike Follow in the tyre tracks of Sir Bradley Wiggins and enjoy some of the best cycling country Lancashire has to offer! The Guild Wheel is a must for all outdoor activity and biking enthusiasts. Uncover the secrets of the stunning Morecambe land and seascape on the Bay Cycle Way. For a coast to coast adventure try Way of the Roses cycle way. BMX lovers can try out the brand new pump cycle track featuring rollers and berms at Witton Country Park.

FIND OUT MORE • Gisburn Forest • Lee Quarry • Cragg Quarry • Healey Nab • • Billinge Wood Mountain BikeTrails • South Pennine Moors MTB •



Discover one of England’s Heritage Cities

Visit Lancaster’s castle and museums to uncover the city’s ancient stories hidden in its walls and buildings, and find out more about the people who shaped its history. Explore the secret paths of Williamson Park and discover its hidden follies and stunning Edwardian designed butterfly house.



Explore the magnificent Lancaster Castle, unlock a piece of history by taking a tour of the spooky cells.


Feeling peckish? There are many superb cafés and eateries perfect for a quick bite or leisurely lunch in Lancaster. One of which is The Music Room, hidden away in Lancaster’s Sun Square where you can enjoy freshly made sandwiches, coffees and cakes that are baked daily by Debbie Kaye at The Bakery (the lemon curd cake is amazing).


Work off the lunch with a stroll along the Lancaster Canal or book a canal cruise for a great view of the city and countryside beyond.


Head up to Williamson Park, where The Dukes’ famous Walkabout Theatre presents The Hobbit (5 July - 13 August). Join them on their journey as the woods and pathways of Lancaster’s Williamson Park become enchanted forests and misty mountains, filled with strange and wonderful creatures; woodelves, magic spiders, goblins and the subterranean Gollum, desperately searching for the lost Ring.

Stay a bit longer

You can be sure of a warm welcome in Lancaster. Choose a fabulous boutique guesthouse or stay in style in an award-winning hotel. Alternatively, retreat to a cosy self-catering cottage nestled within the surrounding countryside.




Discover Lancashire’s Heritage Lancashire was the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution, which in the space of a century, transformed the life of England and in turn the rest of the world. Discover the stories behind a county full of history and interesting artefacts, get lost amongst the treasures within fascinating museums, historic houses, art galleries and theatres.





Lancashire is home to a number of castles, towers and ruins spread out across the county. The famous Lancaster Castle, owned by Her Majesty The Queen.

Whalley Abbey, 14th Century Cistercian Abbey ruins set in beautiful gardens and woodland beside the River Calder in The Ribble Valley.

Clitheroe Castle in the Ribble Valley has overlooked Clitheroe for over 800 years and with the Castle museum down below, this is an interesting day out for the whole family.

Hoghton Tower, the ancestral home of the de Hoghton family, has been part of Lancashire’s landscape since 1565. Darwen Tower, built to commemorate Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee.



Historic Houses

Discover the history and stories behind Lancashire’s grand houses and halls including the story behind the knighting of Sir Loin at Hoghton Tower; how JRR Tolkien was inspired by the countryside around Stonyhurst College; the tragic tale of the white lady at Samlesbury Hall and the gruesome severed head at Towneley Hall.

Browsholme, Hoghton and Leighton are still family homes and have passed through generations and still display wonderful possessions created by world renowned artists and craftsmen.

Follow in Shakespeare’s footsteps and visit one of Lancashire’s finest Tudor buildings, Rufford Old Hall. Be wowed by this National Trust property with its fantastic furniture, arms, armour, tapestries and the carved oak screen, a rare survivor from the 1500s.

Visit our very own ‘Downton of the North’, Gawthorpe Hall was redesigned in the 1850s by Sir Charles Barry, designer of the Houses of Parliament and the ‘real’ Downton Abbey, Highclere Castle.

Sheltered by ancient trees, bordered by rolling lawns and framed by high stone walls, Turton Tower is a wonderful place to explore. Beyond the stately buildings there are formal gardens and extensive grounds to explore, many featuring adventure playgrounds, sculpture trails, seasonal flower walks and farm animals – perfect for all the family to enjoy.




• Astley Hall • Browsholme Hall • Gawthorpe Hall • • Hoghton Tower • Leighton Hall • Lytham Hall • • Rufford Old Hall • Samlesbury Hall • • Towneley Hall • Turton Tower •



Theatre on the Lawn

12th June

Lancashire Classic Car Show

2nd June

Canary Girls

19th June

Merchant of Farmers Market

7th July

Much Ado About Nothing

8th July

Richard III

17th July

Hansel & Gretel the Opera

24th July

Peter Pan

25th-26th June Crafty Vintage 1st-3rd July

St Catherine’s Symphony at the Tower

17th July

Merchant of Farmers Market

3rd August

The Taming of the Shrew

14th August

Lancashire Classic Car Show

4th August

Romeo & Juliet

21st August

Merchant of Farmers Market

7th August

Wuthering Heights

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samlesbury hall lancashire’s historic home


DOTTIE’S WAFFLERY Sit and savour a scrumptious delight, rain or shine in Dottie’s Wafflery at Samlesbury Hall. Open Sunday – Friday 11am – 6pm (Closed occasional Fridays, please check before you visit)

SHEPHERD’S HUTS HAMLET Luxurious but with a rural edge, the hamlet is home to a collection of beautiful shepherd’s huts, hand crafted to keep you toasty in winter and cool in the summer. To book call 01254 812010

THE MAYFLOWER PLAYGROUND A brand new playground complete with a replica of the iconic Mayflower ship as well as a ‘child size’ Samlesbury Hall. Find out all about the Mayflower and the historic link with Samlesbury Hall


Heritage Museums

Get crafty at Blackburn Museum. On top of the usual free admission there are free family arts and craft events from 23 July - 30 August.The ideal antidote to a rainy day! Discover family favourites like The Whitaker with is famous fighting Tiger & Python! Clitheroe Castle Museum, where you can venture back 350 million years! Did you know Lytham’s best known landmark, the Windmill and the old Lifeboat House contains a seasonal museum with a series of exhibits focused on the “History of Mills and Milling” and the “Heritage of Lytham St Annes and the Fylde Area”.



Towneley Exhibitions & Events

Great days out for all Towneley Hall, a 14th Century historic house with art gallery and museum, located in 400 acres of beautiful parkland, provides all the ingredients for a fun, adventurous and educational day out.

Pitch & Putt, Childrens Play Area, Wild About Burnley

Bill The Bear Adventure Back Packs Museum Quiz Trail

Summer events June 26th Towneley Park Classic Car Show September 9th,10th & 11th Heritage Weekend 9th July until 25th September Generation tour exhibition - Musical chairs



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• Mrs Dowsons • Brockholes • • Samlesbury Hall • • Bay View Garden Centre • • Frederick’s Ice Cream Parlour • • Cool Cow • Huntleys • • Bashall Barn • • The New Penny of Poulton •

When it’s hot out, we definitely all scream for ice cream! All over the Lancashire, parlours, shops, cafes and attractions sell and range of homemade ice creams, to their own specific recipes. From creamy vanilla to seasonal favourites, with or without lots of toppings, to cones, tubs and sundaes, how you like yours is a very personal choice and you can even enjoy your frozen treat while watching the cows that provided the delicious dairy for your treat if you stop off at Mrs Dowsons!


Tasty Lancashire Life really does taste better in Lancashire, and this is never truer than during the summer months. Tuck into homemade ice cream, freshly picked strawberries and picnics on the beach.

Agricultural shows are a great way to discover new producers, pick up tasty treats to take home and generally reconnect with our rural heritage. There’s a great family day out to be had at the Garstang Show and the Royal Lancashire Show returns to Witton Park with a variety of crafts and food stalls to make your mouth water. The Clitheroe Food Festival and the Fylde Food & Drink festival both bring a taste of Lancashire into the town, giving you the chance to pick up everything from Lancashire cheese to real ales.

Mill Lane, Bolton-le-Sands, Carnforth. LA5 8ET 01524 733 780

North Lancashire’s hidden Gem.

Enjoy the view this Summer from the Potting Shed Café…. Stop for breakfast, lunch or homemade cakes… relax in the sunshine on the Café patio, then a potter round to pick the perfect plants for your plot.




Lancashire has so much to offer for a family break or a getaway with friends – beautiful coastline, fantastic family friendly attractions and events as well as breath-taking scenery and that’s just scratching the surface!

Whether you are looking for a top-class hotel like the award winning Barton Grange Hotel or the family friendly Dalmeny Hotel. A cosy guesthouse or a self-catering place by the sea like St Annes Beach Apartments or the freedom of a holiday park such as Sunset Park – you’ll be spoilt for choice in Lancashire.

Go to to book online as well as a range of special offers for you to take full advantage of. Here you can also look out for our special cycle friendly accommodation and an extensive range of accessible accommodation to suit your particular needs.



Treat yourself to an overnight stay with us and indulge in the Home Grown Menu package includes:


£109 Per Couple

Overnight stay in one of our luxurious rooms


Lancashire Home Grown 3 course menu

(based on 2 adults and 2 children)

Treat the family from just £89 per room

Complimentary bottle of prosecco

Treat yourselves to some well deserved family time. Relax and take advantage of the complimentary in-room Sky package and Ruark Bluetooth speakers or burn off some energy in our residents only leisure facility.

Live entertainment to set the mood A Lancashire Full English Breakfast Relax in our leisure facilities, including pool, sauna & gym.



Available until the end of July

ADD SOME SPARKLE TO YOUR AFTERNOON TEA Indulge in our classic Afternoon Tea package in the peaceful surroundings of The Walled Garden Bistro for only £20.00 for 2 or enjoy our Sparkling Afternoon Tea for only £25.00 for 2. BOOK ONLINE







We have a full calendar of events at The Walled Garden. Including Swing Sunday Lunch - book now

T: 01772 862551 E:

via our online reservation system. Enjoy!

Garstang Road, Barton, Preston PR3 5AA


Sunset Park

Holiday Village

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We also have fabulous Holiday Homes available to buy starting from ÂŁ20,000 Open 7 days a week for viewing (We are a Pet Friendly Park)

Sunset Park, Sower Carr Lane, Hambleton FY6 9EQ

Only 20 minutes from Blackpool, Lytham & 40 minutes from the Lakes


by the seaside At The Dalmeny Resort Hotel

STAY A WHILE Book four nights and get a fifth free

UNWIND OR MAKE A SPLASH Health club with 20m heated pool

KIDS EAT FREE On breaks of two nights or more with an adult dining plan

TASTE LYTHAM ST ANNES Choice of hotel restaurants and bars

FAMILY AT THE HEART Full entertainment programme for younger guests

EXPLORE THE FYLDE COAST Discounted entry to local attractions for guests

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Renowned for good humour and quirkiness, Lancashire offers a unique brand of fun, and this is never more evident than when you look at our huge range of events, the following pages give a snap shot of what's going on over the next few months.


JUNE Saturday 18th

Sunday 26th

Leyland Town Centre & Worden Park

Moodlands Park, Bacup

Leyland Festival

Bacup and Stacksteads Carnival

18th Jun - 27th Aug

Saturday on the Flag Market Preston

Sunday 26th Wednesday 22nd

Hire a Beach Hut for the day

Classic Car Show Towneley Hall, Burnley

St Annes

Thursday 23rd - Sunday 26th

Blackburn Cathedral Festival of Flowers Blackburn Cathedral Saturday 18th - 19th

Scorton Steam

Woodacre Park Farm, Scorton Saturday 18th - Sunday 19th

Burscough Heritage Weekend Burscough Wharf Sunday 19th

Theatre in the Park presents Ratburger Walled Garden, Astley Park Mon 20th - Sunday 26th

Armed Forces Week Various locations

Friday 24th Jun, Friday 15th Jul, Friday 23rd & 30th Sept

Sunday 26th

Walk the Big One

Picnic in the Park Mr Bloom

Friday 24th - Sunday 26th

Monday 27th

Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Padiham on Parade Padiham Town Centre Saturday 25th

Lytham Club Day

Astley Park, Chorley

Go on a quest to discover hidden treasure at Jungle Jim’s Play centre The Blackpool Tower

Town Centre and Lytham Hall Saturday 25th

Armed Forces Day Across Lancashire

Tuesday 28th

Indulge in an afternoon tea at The Midland Morecambe until 6 Nov

Mooky and Mr Boo’s Silver Jubilee Circus Show Blackpool Tower Circus

Saturday 25th

Wednesday 29th

Blackburn Town Centre


Countryside Comes to Climb up to the top of Rivington Pike Town


JULY Sunday 3rd

Tuesday 12th

Browsholme Garden Fair & Open Day

Experience World Cuisine from around the globe


Mr Basrai’s, Blackpool

Monday 4


Fun for all the family at YMCA Bowl Thornton Cleveleys Friday 1st - Sunday 3rd

Symphony at the Tower - headlined by Will

Young and Joe Bonamassa Hoghton Tower

Tuesday 5th Jul - Saturday 13th Aug

The Hobbit -

The Dukes Play in the Park Williamson Park, Lancaster

Nature Trail


Summer Activity Day

Bowland Visitor Centre, Beacon Fell Country Park Tuesday 5th - Saturday 9th

Sunday 10th

Winter Gardens, Blackpool

Holiday Inn, Lancaster

Sound of Music

Teddy Bears Picnic

Thursday 14th

Shop till you drop at Freeport Fleetwood Fleetwood

Friday 15th - Sunday 17th

Beat Herder Festival Saturday 16th - Sunday 17th

Wednesday 6th

Morecambe Promanade

Catch The Wind Kite Festival


Saturday 16th - Sunday 17th Monday 11th

Take a trip 380ft into the sky to the top of The Blackpool Tower

Stay the night at Barton Grange Hotel - in the Heart of Lancashire


Thursday 7


Leighton Hall, Carnforth

Croston Theatre, Westholme School, Blackburn

Summer Days Festival

Rufford Old Hall

Classic Car Rally

RV International Piano Week


Wednesday 6th, Friday 8th & Saturday 9th

Outdoor Theatre Richard III

Sunday 3rd

Wednesday 13th - Saturday 16th

Sunday 10th

The University of Central Lancashire, Foster, Darwin and Greenbank buildings, Preston

Midland Hotel Seafood Festival

St Annes Carnival & Fun Day

Grand Theatre, Blackpool

Wellybobs Farm, Darwen

Lancashire Science Festival

Saturday 2nd - Sunday 3rd

Saturday 9th - Sunday 10th

The Gruffalo’s Child

MooFest Music Festival

Saturday 2nd

Moor Park, Preston

East Lancashire Railway, Bury

Wednesday 13th - Thursday 14th

Saturday 9th - Sunday 10th

Mrs Dowsons, Clayton le Dale, Blackburn


Summer Diesel Spectacular

Lytham St Annes

from Friday 1st Jul

Saturday 2nd - Sunday 3rd

Friday 8th - Sunday 10th



Peppa Pig’s Surprise Grand Theatre, Blackpool Saturday 16th - Sunday 17th

Heysham Viking Festival Heysham

Saturday 16th - Sunday 17th

Saturday 23rd - Sunday 24th

The Showground, Great Eccleston

Eanam Wharf, Blackburn

Great Eccleston Agricultural Show

Blackburn Canal Festival Saturday 23 - Sunday 24 rd

Sunday 17th

Fleetwood Festival of Transport The Esplanade, Fleetwood

Green Fayre

Wednesday 27th

Sandcastle and Sandsculpture Building Fleetwood


Beacon Country Park, Upholland Sunday 24


Classic Van, Pickup and The Great British Mini Show British Commercial Vehicle Museum

Thursday 28th - Sunday 31st

St Annes Music Festival Various venues

Friday 29th - Sunday 31st

Cloudspotting Festival Gisburn Forest, Clitheroe Friday 29th - Saturday 30th

Monday 18th - Saturday 23rd

Morecambe Jazz Festival

Winter Gardens, Blackpool

Saturday 30th - Sunday 31st

Tuesday 19 & Thursday 21

North promenade, Lytham St Annes

James and the Giant Peach th


St Annes Kite Festival


Teddy Bears Picnic Thornton Hall Country Park

Sunday 24th July - Monday 5th Sept

Wednesday 20th

Grand Theatre, Blackpool

Grand Music Fest16

Tractor Rides at Mrs Dowsons - Weekends, Sunday 24 Preston PedalFest School & Bank Avenham & Miller Park, Preston holidays

Saturday 30th - Sunday 31st

Chorley Flower Show Astley Park, Chorley


Clayton le Dale, Blackburn

Monday 25th

Saturday 30th

Tractor Ted Live

Thornton Hall Country Park

Cycle the 21 Mile Guild Saturday 30 Ormskirk Gingerbread Wheel ‘greenway’ Festival Day Preston th

Ormskirk Town Centre

Saturday 30 Jul - Sunday 28 Aug

West Lancashire Walking Festival

Thursday 21st - Friday 22nd

Shakespeare in the Garden - Hamlet

Various locations in West Lancashire

Leighton Hall, Carnforth Friday 22nd

Pack a picnic and explore Worden Park Leyland

Sunday 31st Jul, Friday 5th Aug, Friday 12th Aug Tuesday 26th

Colne Grand Prix Colne Town Centre


Traditional Afternoon Tea East Lancashire Railway, Bury

AUGUST Monday 1st - Sunday 7th

Friday 5th - Sunday 7th

Lytham Green, Lytham St Annes

Winter Gardens, Blackpool

Lytham Festival

Rebellion Festival Saturday 6


The Garstang Show The Garstang Showfield Saturday 6th - Sunday 7th

Day Out With Thomas TM

Thursday 11th - Tuesday 30th

Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story on Stage Winter Gardens, Blackpool Friday 12th - Sunday 14th

Royal Lancashire Show Witton Country Park

East Lancashire Railway Monday 1st - Tuesday 2nd

Saturday 13th

Clitheroe Food Festival

Sunday 7th - Monday 8th

Blackpool Air Show

Monday 8th

Enjoy a day out at Bay View Garden Centre

Thursday 4th

Various locations around Pendle Saturday 13th - Sunday 14th

Towneley Music Festival Towneley Hall, Burnley

The Dragon Who Lost His Home

Walk in the footsteps of J.R.R. Tolkien

Lowther Pavilion Theatre, Lytham St Annes

Hurst Green

Fell Country Park

Hire a Beach Hut for the day Wednesday 17th

Tuesday 9

Wednesday 10th

Tuesday 16th

St Annes


Theatre on the Lawn – Pond Dipping Romeo & Juliet Bowland Visitor Centre, Beacon Hoghton Tower


Pendle Walking Festival


Every Wednesday in August Penny Farm, Blackpool

Uncover the Bay Cycle Way

Saturday 13th - Sunday 21st

Tower Festival Headland, Blackpool

Family Fun Days -

Hoghton Tower


Tuesday 2nd

Wednesday 3rd

Lancashire Classic Car and Motorcycle Show

Monday 15th

Monday 1st

Near Preston

Sunday 14th

Brockholes, Preston

Brockholes, Preston

Discover the rich history at Samlesbury Hall

Marine Hall, Fleetwood

Open Air Theatre Ratburger

Picnic Cinema Lytham Open Air Theatre Hall Murder on the Terrace Lytham Hall


Fylde Coast Food and Drink Festival

Sunday 14th

Saturday 6th

Barnoldswick Beach Throughout August

Sunday 14th

Saturday 13th - Sunday 14th

Wednesday 17th

The Green, Lytham

Bowland Visitor Centre, Beacon Fell Country Park

Lytham 1940’s Wartime Festival



Thursday 18th

Meet over 70 horses and ponies at WHW Penny Farm Blackpool

Wednesday 24th

Saturday 27th - Sunday 28th

The Platform, Morecambe

Greenlands Farm Village , Carnforth

Marty Macdonald’s Toy Machine Wednesday 24th


Bowland Visitor Centre, Beacon Fell Country Park

Breakfast with Peppa Pig

Sunday 28th

Ormskirk Motorfest Ormskirk Town Centre

Thursday 25th

Friday 19th

Discover Lancashire’s renowned landmarks

Check out ‘dogfriendly’ Lancashire accomodation, walks & places to eat Across Lancashire

Across Lancashire Saturday 20th

Darwen 1940’s Day Darwen Town Centre

Saturday 20th - Thursday 25th, Monday 12th - Friday 16th Sept Sunday 25th - Thursday 29th Sept


Winter Gardens Hotel, Blackpool Sunday 21st

Enjoy an exceptional break in comfort & style Sunset Park, Poulton le Fylde Sunday 21st

Theatre in the Park presents The Tempest

Sunday 28th - Monday 29th

Tractor World

Friday 26 - Monday 29 th


The Great British Rhythm & Blues Festival Colne

Thornton Hall Country Park Monday 29th

World Gravy Wrestling Championships Stacksteads

Saturday 27 - Sunday 28 th


Great Eccleston’s Tractor Pulling Championships

Great Eccleston Showground

Tuesday 30th

Ride the Lights

Blackpool Promenade and Tower Festival Headland

Astley Park, Chroley Monday 22nd

Visit Farmer Teds, a working farm Farmer Teds, Ormskirk Tuesday 23rd

Outdoor Theatre Much Ado About Nothing Rufford Old Hall

Wednesday 31st

Uncover history and hidden stories at Saturday 27 - Sunday 28 Burnley Canal Festival Lancaster Castle th


Inn at the Wharf



SEPTEMBER Thursday 1st - Sunday 4th

Guy’s 25th Oyster Festival Bilsborrow

Monday 5th

Enjoy a family friendly break in comfortable surroundings Riverside Holiday Park Tuesday 6th

Discover the array of FREE days out in Lancashire

Friday 9th - Sunday 11th

The Rossendale 60’s Festival Futures Park, Bacup Saturday 10th

Lancashire Game and Country Festival Scorton

Wednesday 14th

Enjoy splash park fun at Happy Mount Park

Across Lancashire Friday 2nd - Sunday 4th

Blackpool Illuminations SwitchOn Weekend and SLIMEFEST Tower Festival Headland and Winter Gardens


Wednesday 7th

Toddle Together - 6 Jul, 3 Aug, 7 Sept, 5 Oct Brockholes, Preston

Friday 2nd - Sunday 6 Nov

Blackpool Illuminations & Lightpool

Blackpool Promenade and Tower Festival Headland Saturday 3rd

Penny Farm Open Day Near Blackpool

Thursday 8th - Sunday 11th

Heritage Open Days Various locations across Lancashire Friday 9th, Friday 16th, Friday 23th, Friday 30th

Blackpool World Fireworks Championships

Tower Festival Headland

Vintage by the Sea Festival The Midland

Heritage Weekend and Woodland Festival

Thursday 15th - Sunday 18th

Monday 12th

Various venues

Towneley Hall, Burnley

Hire a Beach Hut for the day St Annes

Friday 9 - Sunday 25 th

Saturday 3rd - Sunday 4th

Friday 9th - Sunday 11th


Tuesday 13 Rural Rossendale Foodie Walking Festival The ‘Big’ Chip Off

Lancaster Jazz Festival Sunday 18th

Catch the Wind Gisburn Forest Hub


Various locations around Rossendale

Guys Thatched Hamlet, Bilsborrow



Friday 23rd - Sunday 25th

Lancashire Encounter Preston City Centre




Commissioned by Grand Theatre Blackpool and LeftCoast


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20 to 25 August 12 to 16 September 25 to 29 September Tours 12:00 to 21:45

£17.50 Tours 01253 74 33 44 Book online Originally commissioned by Shoreditch Town Hall, LIFT & LeftCoast


Saturday 6th August 8:30am till late

Fun for all the Family, including: The Super Hero Hoedown with Rebecca Keatley as seen on Cbeebies & best selling childrens musician Mr Yipadee The Adrenaline Tour Quad Bike Stunt Show John Farnworth World Champion Football Freestyler as seen on CBBC’s MOTD PLUS! all the agricultural and horticultural exhibits!

Details & Tickets: or call the show secretary on 07867 313 346


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Visit Lancashire Summer Guide 2016  

Visit Lancashire this summer 56 pages packed with details on family breaks, free days out, outdoor fun, historical adventures, tasty treats,...

Visit Lancashire Summer Guide 2016  

Visit Lancashire this summer 56 pages packed with details on family breaks, free days out, outdoor fun, historical adventures, tasty treats,...