For memories that don’t cost a penny (or thereabouts), pack up the family, dust off your walking boots, and indulge your creative instincts on one of these invigorating sculpture trails.

Loads more fun than a museum, kids will love climbing, touching, and puzzling over the fascinating shapes and inspiring structures dotted throughout Lancashire’s spectacular countryside. Whether you have 3 minutes or 3 hours, make sure you pop on down to take a look, just don’t forget to bring the camera, you’re sure to snap some fabulous shots.

Pendle Sculpture Trail
Inspired by nature and the Pendle Witches this sculpture trail features ten individual plaques representing the accused witches. Families can enjoy finding the plaques as they are presented in a treasure trail style quiz to be hunted down and found.

Irwell Valley Sculpture Trail
The largest public art scheme in England, commissioning regional, national and international artists. The Trail includes 28 art pieces and follows a well established 30-mile footpath stretching from Salford Quays through Bury into Rossendale and up to the Pennines above Bacup.

Beacon Fell Country Park
Not recommended for the faint hearted! Crocodiles, lions, bears, snakes, and strange figures neither human nor animal lurk in this forest. Plus the views are panoramic on a clear day.

Ribble Valley Sculpture Trail, Clitheroe
This beautiful trail snakes along the stunning River Ribble, revealing spectacular views over the Forest of Bowland. Not only will you see some superb statues and unique artworks, you’re also likely to come across plenty of other little woodland critters.

The Mythic Coast Artwork Trail
Wyre's Mythic Coast Artwork trail brings a magical element to the Cleveleys seafront. Striking structures have brought to life The Sea Swallow - a specially commissioned children's story book that combines local folklore, myth and legend about Wyre's coastline. See the 10 metre high ‘Sea Swallow’ sculpture, discover the Shipwrecks memorial to all the ships lost on the Fylde Coast from 1643 to 2008, delight in the ‘Sea Shell’ on the sands and take a selfie with the ‘Ogre’.

Tern Project, Morecambe Bay
Truly a bird lover’s haven, Morecambe Bay celebrates its vast array of birdlife by perching steel cormorants, gannets and razorbills in various locations throughout the seaside town. Make sure you check out the Stone Jetty.

Towneley Hall Sculpture Trail
Towneley Hall sits in an extensive historic parkland landscape of formal gardens, woodland walks, sculpture and nature trails.  An extensive network of well signed paths and nature trails allows you to explore Towneley’s historic landscape.

Wyre Estuary Country Park, Thornton
The country park is situated on the banks of the River Wyre and is an award winning Green Flag Country Park, which is well worth a visit. With picnic sites, a natural play area, and a range of habitats and wildlife, kids will be entertained all day long.

Great Promenade Show, Blackpool
This intriguing exhibition offers a unique interpretation of Blackpool’s natural and man-made environments. Stretching for two kilometres along the New South Promenade, these fascinating structures are amazing, inspiring and challenging.

A visit to Lancashire would not  be complete without a visit to one of these breathtaking art installations, designed especially for you to enjoy the stunning landscape. Each Panopticon is situated on a high-point site commanding spectacular views.




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