Lancashire, England is a breath of fresh air. It is a nice getaway from the hustle and bustle, as it is mostly countryside. Lancashire is a great place to enjoy the outdoors. Many people choose to vacation in Lancashire seeing as to how there’s so much to do. Whether you’re an active person, love being out and enjoying the countryside, being entertained, delving into history, indulging at delicious restaurants, or simply relaxing with your family and friends, Lancashire has something for you. Here are some of the best things to do in Lancashire, England.
Happy Mount Park
Happy Mount Park is a wonderful place to bring the whole family. The park originated in the 1920’s and appeals to modern tastes, while still remaining as peaceful as a traditional park. There is something for everyone at Happy Mount. Attractions include a splash park, indoor & outdoor adventure play areas, swing boats, trampolines, adventure golf, and a cafe. Happy Mount is open all year round and perfect for families of all ages to enjoy.
St. Anne’s Beach
St. Anne’s is a large beach in Lancashire ideal for sunbathing and relaxing. The beach is a huge area of golden sand and is perfect for running around on and building sandcastles. St. Anne’s is a great spot for paddling, however, there are no lifeguards on duty and swimming isn’t recommended towards the estuary. Behind the beach is a huge grassy area where attractive gardens lie, a boating lake, and Lytham’s infamous green windmill. There is also a cafe located on the beach, as well. This beach is the perfect spot to relax and enjoy some downtime while in Lancashire.
If you’re wanting to experience a nice night out, Genting Casino is the place to be, especially if you love playing adult games, good food, and stiff drinks. Genting has been around for over fifty years and brings all the excitement of casino games to life. Genting offers all of the best casino games including Roulette, Blackjack, Three Card Poker, and plenty of slots. There is something for any casino lover here. Genting is open seven days a week and is an ideal spot for enjoying a night out in Lancashire.
Harris Museum, Art Gallery & Library
The Harris Museum, Art Gallery & Library was founded in 1877, and is one of the best museums/art galleries in U.K. The Harris collections cover fine art, decorative art, costume textiles, and history including collections on archaeology and local history. This is the perfect hangout spot for any history buff. The Harris Museum, Art Gallery, & Library makes a great day out for the whole family since there are always tons of hands-on activities for kids to partake in. This museum knows how to make history and art fun. The museum is open seven days a week and is free, so this should be one of the top places to visit on your list. There’s much to see and experience at Harris Museum.
Canal Boat Cruises
Canal Boat Cruises is a cruise company offering unique and relaxing cruise experiences. When taking a cruise on one of their boat canals, you can set back and unwind while listening to pleasant background music and viewing the birds and animals that make their homes alongside the canal. Canal Boat Cruises has boats that hold up to forty passengers with panoramic views to each seat, bow area where you’re able to stretch out your legs, and are fully heated for chilly days. They also offer a fully licensed bar, catering, and two toilets. You can wine, dine, and ride in style when cruising with Canal Boat Cruises.
Mrs. Dowson’s Farm
Mrs. Dowson’s Farm is a family-owned and operated dairy farm where homemade ice cream and cakes are produced. The farm is over 350 acres and houses hundreds of animals, such as horses, pigs, lambs, cows, sheep, chickens, and more. The farm offers farm tours, animal feedings, and plenty of activities daily. It’s a great place to visit for people of all ages, and many schools visit the farm for educational purposes. At Mrs. Dowson’s Farm, they pride themselves on creating and promoting not only great tasting, but honest ice cream made from only the best ingredients. Their ice cream is a favorite of local restaurants and top chefs from around the U.K.
When visiting Lancashire, there’s so much to see and do. I mostly travel alone, so for me, I’d enjoy a nice boat cruise and maybe a night at the casino out of my love for spinning the reels. However, if I were to travel with my kids, I’d most definitely take the little water dogs to Happy Mount Park so that they could enjoy the interactive sprinkler area. Whether you’re traveling alone or with friends and family, there is much to see and do in Lancashire, England, which makes it one of the best places to visit and enjoy yourself on earth.