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Summer in Lancashire

Where better to spend your summer than in Lancashire? From country escapes to seaside breaks; castles and museums to theme parks and animal attractions – all topped off with a great range of places to stay and eat, not to mention a huge variety of summer events.

Our summer guide is just a snapshot of what’s on 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.

View the guide online here.

    • Holmes Mill

      Holmes Mill

      Bowland Beer Hall is the home to possibly the longest bar in Britain, with great pub food for all the family and the dog is welcome too!

    • Blackpool Resort Pass

      Blackpool Resort Pass

      Make huge savings with the Blackpool Resort Pass – enjoy fabulous attractions at great value!

    • Day Out With Thomas™

      Day Out With Thomas™

      5 - 6 Aug - Join the Little Blue Engine and friends and enjoy rides with Thomas, meet and greet with the Fat Controller, play tabletop games or colour and draw at the Imagination Station.

    • School of Wizardry

      School of Wizardry

      10 & 31 Aug - A magical journey via steam train to a really wizard day out, with themed activities to help bring out your inner sorcerer.

    • The Pirate Adventure

      The Pirate Adventure

      3 & 24 Aug - Don your eye-patch, splice the main brace and join in for this fantastic, pirate themed, family fun day.

    • The Princess Adventure

      The Princess Adventure

      27 Jul & 17 Aug - Noble Knights and dynamic Damsels, join in on an epic quest to save Storybook Lands from a menacing menagerie of maleficent miscreants!

    • Penny Farm

      Penny Farm

      2 Sep - Annual Open Day at Penny Farm. Full entertainment programme including stunt riders, Lancashire police mounted section, fairground rides, entertainers fun & games.

    • Footloose - Preston Guild Hall

      Footloose - Preston Guild Hall

      8 - 12 Aug - Footloose is back and better than ever before. Everybody cut loose as the explosive 1980s rock 'n' roll sensation bursts on to the stage in a remastered show for 2017.

    • Eagle & Child

      Eagle & Child

      Serving you the best locally sourced and seasonal Pennine foods using traditional recipes, so you can experience the best in Lancashire pub grub and hospitality.

    • Cloudspotting Festival

      Cloudspotting Festival

      28 - 30 Jul - Intimate, friendly, safe family environment. Cloudspotting is the perfect first time festival for young families.

    • Samlesbury Hall

      Samlesbury Hall

      Built in 1325, Samlesbury Hall is steeped in fascinating history, retaining its original typical black and white exterior. Enjoy intrigue, witchcraft and centuries of enthralling times gone by.

    • Barton Grange Hotel

      Barton Grange Hotel

      Sizzling summer stay and dine offers from only £109

    • 70 Objects

      70 Objects

      Introducing A History of Lancashire in 70 objects through stories, trails and fantastic tales.

    • Walk Like A Man - Grand Theatre

      Walk Like A Man - Grand Theatre

      25 Jul - 27 Aug - Walk Like A Man takes you back in time on a musical journey through the incredible career of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons.

    • Harris Museum, Art Gallery & Library

      Harris Museum, Art Gallery & Library

      15 Jul - 17 Sep - Brick Dinos is a fantastic 'free entry' family exhibition produced by artist Warren Elsmore and his world-renowned team of LEGO® modellers.

    • Red Pump Inn

      Red Pump Inn

      Country Inn & Steakhouse, 8 luxury boutique bedrooms and 4 fabulous glamping Yurts, the perfect base for you to explore Lancashire.

    • The Millstone at Mellor

      The Millstone at Mellor

      Discover the elegant and characterful Millstone at Mellor and receive the warmest of welcomes.

    • The Toll House Inn

      The Toll House Inn

      The Toll House is a place to celebrate, relax and enjoy the best of Lancastrian dining.

    • Jurassic Kingdom

      Jurassic Kingdom

      5 - 13 Aug - Jurassic Kingdom, is a spectacular outdoor dinosaur experience aimed at family audiences with over 30 impressive installations of animated dinosaurs with electronic moving parts.

    • Hoghton Tower

      Hoghton Tower

      8 - 9 Jul - a full and authentic re-enactment co-ordinated by History Needs You, a history and heritage consultancy, to celebrate the 400th anniversary of King James 1's visit to the Tower.

    • Shores Hey Farm

      Shores Hey Farm

      9 Sep - Grand Open Day. Displays, games, stalls and more. A fantastic day out for all the family.

    • The Garstang Show

      The Garstang Show

      5 Aug - a day packed full of family entertainment. At its heart, the livestock and horticulture displays are set to be fantastic.

    • Treasure Island - Dukes Walkabout Theatre

      Treasure Island - Dukes Walkabout Theatre

      4 Jul - 12 Aug - this summer, the nation’s biggest outdoor walkabout theatre season celebrates its special anniversary with a sparkling production of Treasure Island.

    • 'Be Our Guest' at Thornton Hall Farm

      'Be Our Guest' at Thornton Hall Farm

      30 Jul - "Be our Guest" at Thornton Hall Farm for this NEW event. Join Princess Beauty and her friends for live performances, workshops, meet & greets and much more.

    • Stanley Villa Camping Pods

      Stanley Villa Camping Pods

      Award-winning Glamping Site and Fishery. Just 15 mins from Blackpool. This quiet and peaceful location is the perfect place to relax and unwind.

    • Mowbreck Holiday and Residential Park

      Mowbreck Holiday and Residential Park

      Enjoy the peace & quiet at Mowbreck, set in a delightful woodland location. Mowbreck is family owned and run to the highest standard.

    • Best Western Plus Samlesbury Hotel

      Best Western Plus Samlesbury Hotel

      Best Western Plus Samlesbury Hotel offers guests a contemporary and fresh 4-star experience, with ultra-modern finishes, unsurpassed service and a strong focus on attention to detail.

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