There is no need to worry about those purse strings, exploring the breadth of Lancashire’s offer doesn’t have to be expensive. With acres of quaint countryside, beautiful parks, bustling market towns and historic houses, many of which have free admission. There is something to keep everyone entertained whatever the budget.

Brockholes, Nr Preston
Based on the site of an old quarry, the Lancashire Wildlife Trust have used their expertise to create habitats for lots of different wildlife. You can explore their 250-acre reserve with their network of trails and hides, not to mention the fantastic views offered overlooking the River Ribble. You can also explore their woods or enjoy the lakes on site, which have all been specially designed to attract all kinds of wildlife for you to see.

Comedy Carpet, Blackpool
Sitting in the shadow of the world famous Blackpool Tower, The Comedy Carpet immortalises and celebrates the jokes, songs and comedy catchphrases of Britain’s most well-loved comedians and writers.

Old Holly Farm, Garstang
Old Holly Farm is an all weather family attraction designed to appeal to visitors of all ages. Being a family run, working dairy farm, the team at Old Holly are passionate about giving children – and adults - the opportunity to see, touch, smell, hear and taste the experience of a real working farm. But most importantly it’s about having fun, eating well and learning through play.

Pendle Sculpture Trail, Barley
The fascinating true story of the Pendle Witches is being told in stone at this new visitor attraction. The Pendle Sculpture Trail has ten ceramic plaques, each with its own unique symbol representing each of the Pendle women who were hanged.

The Bee Centre, Samlesbury Hall
Visit The Bee Centre and enter the incredible world of the honey bee. The centre has
a glass observation hive that enables you to watch, up close, the fascinating workings of a honey bee hive, whatever the weather or time of year. See the bees bringing nectar and pollen back to the hive, making honey, building honeycomb and doing their ‘waggle dance’.

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Brockholes
Nature Reserve
Brockholes

Brockholes is a new kind of nature reserve, an unreserved reserve. Located at Junction 31 of the M6, our beautiful reserve complete with trails and hides, is crowned by a floating Visitor Village featuring a gift shop, local food store and restaurant

Comedy Carpet Blackpool
Arts, Crafts & Galleries
Sunset over Comedy Carpet Blackpool

There’s nothing like the British sense of humour, and a visit to the Carpet is a bit like a trip to the Hollywood Walk of Fame; but immortalising and celebrating the jokes, songs and comedy catchphrases of Britain’s most well loved comedians!

Old Holly Farm
Farm
Calves at Old Holly Farm

Old Holly Farm is an all weather family visitor attraction designed to appeal to visitors of all ages. We are passionate about giving visitors the opportunity to see, touch, smell, hear and taste the experience of a real working farm.

Pendle Sculpture Trail
Arts, Crafts & Galleries
Pendle Sculpture Trail

The fascinating true story of the Pendle Witches is being told in “stone” at this visitor attraction. The Pendle Sculpture Trail has ten ceramic plaques. Each has its own unique symbols which represent each of the Pendle people who were hanged.

The Bee Centre
Animal Collection
The Bee Centre

Enter the incredible world of the honeybee at The Bee Centre. The visitor centre is full of information, displays and activities which provide a fascinating insight into these amazing & important animals & their relationship with humans.

Samlesbury Hall
Historic House
Samlesbury Hall

Built in 1325 Samlesbury Hall is steeped in fascinating history, retaining its original typical black and white exterior, the Hall is almost equidistant between Blackburn and Preston, yet retaining a rural feel.

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