Our beautiful county of Lancashire really is a haven for photographers. From the rolling hills to windswept moors, diverse heritage and plentiful food and drink - snap away.

We have put together our 'bucket and spade' list to help inspire and uncover some of the many unique Lancashire experiences and hidden gems waiting for you to discover and capture.

This list just gives you an idea of some of the great experiences Lancashire has to offer. Share your favourites with us using #MyLancashire.

Pendle Hill - with its summit 557 metres above sea level the enchanting hill offers spectacular views.

Top of the Tower - 'first one to see the tower wins'! The iconic Blackpool Tower stands proudly at 518ft looking over the seaside town which for many of us holds lots of fantastic childhood memories. 

Zoo keeper for the day at Blackpool Zoo This fantastic experience allows zoo enthuiasts the opportunity to work alongside the keepers for the day caring for the animals.

St Annes Beach Huts - life is great beside the sea. Enjoy a great day out with the family in one the beautiful and amazingly equipped beach huts in the traditional seaside resort of Lytham St Annes.

Afternoon tea at the Midland Hotel Morecambe - The stunning art deco 4* Midland Hotel overlooks the uninterrupted coastline of Morecambe Bay, offering idyllic views. What could be better?

The world famous Blackpool Illuminations -  The sort of spectacle that everyone should see at least once. The greatest free light show on earth has been a major part of Blackpool’s attraction since 1879 when they were described as ‘Artificial Sunshine’.

Great Eccleston Tractor Pulling Championships Known as 'the world's most powerful motor sport this fantastic event has to be seen to be believed but every year proves to be a great weekend for the whole family.

Blackpool Tower Ballroom - Come and experience the magic of the Blackpool Tower Ballroom - a true Blackpool institution. Dance the day away to the sounds of the Wurlitzer amidst this spectacular setting, or watch from the side lines as you enjoy a delicious afternoon tea.

Go Ape Rivington - Rivington is a perfect location for Go Ape. With its rugged hills, picturesque reservoirs and woodland bustling with wildlife.

The Lancashire Witches Trail - From the untamed moorlands of Pendle Hill to the mighty court of Lancaster, follow the journey taken by the Lancashire witches in 1612 through the Forest of Bowland AONB.

The UK's biggest Walk about Theatre - Take a swashbuckling adventure through beautiful Williamson Park this summer, as D’Artagnan teams up with the legendary Three Musketeers - 3 July - 18 August 2018.

Dewlay Cheesemakers - founded in 1957 the Lancashire cheesemakers had earned a reputation for producing the very best range of Lancashire cheese available. Pay them a visit and watch their cheese being produced from the viewing gallery.

Star gazing in the Forest of Bowland AONB - The night skies over Bowland have recently been recognized as some of the darkest in England and granted official status as Dark Sky Discovery Sites. On a clear cloud-free and ideally moonless night, the skies above the Forest become home to all manner of legendary figures and mythical beasts.

Dunsop Bridge Village - the exact geographic centre of Great Britain. Fell walking is one of the most popular pastimes for visitors and Dunsop Bridge is a perfect place to start, rest or finish your walk.

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Pendle Hill
Natural Feature
Pendle Hill

History and legend has woven a spell over Pendle. Pendle Hill rises above this ancient hunting ground, once the home of wolves and wild boar and to this day dotted with tiny hamlets and farms.

The Blackpool Tower
Tower
The Blackpool Tower

There are plenty of experiences on offer at The Blackpool Tower to ensure you have an unparalleled Blackpool experience

Blackpool Zoo
Animal Collection
Blackpool Attractions - Blackpool Zoo Lion

The multi award-winning Blackpool Zoo has it all! The zoo is situated in 32 acres of spacious, mature parkland with lakes. All your favourites are here – big cats, elephants, giraffes, gorillas, orang-utans and 'Blue Peter' TV stars, the sealions.

St Annes Beach Huts
Beach
St Annes Beach Huts

Beach Huts return to the Fylde Coast! Enjoy the stunning scenery of the picturesque seaside resort of Lytham St Annes. Long sunny summer days, bright winter afternoons, and stunning sunsets. Even blustery days can be a treat when wrapped up well.

The Midland Hotel
Hotel
The Midland Hotel, Morecambe

The iconic 4* Midland Hotel has been meticulously restored and is an Art Deco-inspired tour de force with 44 modern 30s-inspired rooms, six rooftop suites, a first-rate restaurant and ultra-stylish bar, uninterrupted views of Morecambe Bay

Blackpool Illuminations & Lightpool 2019
Show / Display
Blackpool Illuminations & Lightpool 2019

Join the light fantastic! One million lamps over 10km make up the world famous Blackpool Illuminations from 30th August to 3 November.

Great Eccleston Tractor Pulling Championships
Sporting Event
Championships

Known as the 'The World's Most Powerful Motor Sport Tractor Pulling is a great day out for all the family. This year the North West Tractor Pulling Club will be hosting the EuroCup Finals - European Tractor Pulling Championships.

The Blackpool Tower Ballroom
Dance Hall/Ballroom
The Blackpool Tower Ballroom

Come and experience the magic of The Blackpool Tower's amazing history in The Blackpool Tower Ballroom - a true Blackpool institution.

Go Ape Rivington
Adventure Park / Playground
Go Ape Rivington

Brave the elements and receive 10% off at Go Ape Rivington! Go Ape is the UK's No.1 Forest Adventure.

The Three Musketeers, Dukes Walkabout Theatre
Outdoor Theatre
The Three Musketeers, Dukes Walkabout Theatre

3 Jul - 18 Aug - Take a swashbuckling adventure with The Dukes this summer, as D’Artagnan teams up with the legendary Three Musketeers, Porthos, Athos and Aramis, in a death-defying quest to save the life of a loving Queen.

Dewlay Cheesemakers
Food/Drink Producer
Dewlay Cheesemakers

Dewlay was founded in 1957 by George Kenyon and over the next 50 years earned a reputation for producing the very best range of Lancashire cheese available. Today, the company is managed by 3rd generation owners Nick & Richard Kenyon.

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