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Itinerary Ideas

Lancashire is a rich and diverse area full of a variety of inspiring places for groups to explore. Whatever your age or interest there are places for you to visit, explore and enjoy on your group trip.

This is just a small selection of day intinerary ideas to get you started...




AM - Clitheroe Castle & Museum gives you the history of the Ribble Valley including the story of the Lancashire witch trials.

LUNCH - Then it’s a short drive to Bashall Barn Food Visitor Centre for a taste of Lancashire lunch

PM - Spend the afternoon visiting Dunsop Bridge, the geographic centre of Great Britain, and have a guided tour of the majestic Stonyhurst College famous for its links to Tolkien and Conan Doyle.

Best for? History and literature buffs


AM - Enjoy a guided tour of the very haunted and historic Samlesbury Hall near Preston

LUNCH -Next, it’s on to lunch and a spot of shopping at Huntleys Country Stores

PM - Round off the day with a visit and tour to the British Commercial Vehicle Museum in Leyland

Best for? Petrol heads and those who enjoy a good ghost story


AM - Ascend to the top of Blackpool Tower, enjoy a 4D experience taking you back to when theTower was first built followed by a heritage tour of this iconic building

Lunch - Take afternoon tea in the magnificent Tower Ballroom whilst watching the regular tea dancers

PM - Finally, a trip to Blackpool wouldn’t be complete without a walk down the newly refurbished promenade
with a stop for fish & chips

Best for? Strictly Fans


AM - Start at Helmshore Mills Textile Museum where you’ll see original working machinery with live demonstrations. Discover how raw wool and cotton were transformed into yarn ready to be woven into cloth.

Lunch is served in the museum cafe

PM - Then on to Queen Street Mill Textile Museum near Burnley to complete the story to see he cotton yarn woven into abric at the last commercial team powered textile eaving mill in the world

Best for? Those interested in raditional manufacture and skills of Lancashire’s industrial past


AM - Spend the morning exploring Morecambe Bay

Lunch - After working up an appetite call in at the North Euston Hotel for lunch

PM - Take a guided walk up to Rossall Point along the
seashore and then head to Wyre Estuary Country Park for tea and cakes, and a guided walk.

Best for? Adventurous types


AM - Grab the binoculars and get to WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre, near Ormskirk, home to more than 100 types of rare and endangered water-birds, a family of beavers and otters

Lunch  - The best of British produce to ensure high levels of quality and consistency at Town Green Brasserie

PM - While away the rest of the day with some shopping at Cedar Farm Galleries

Best for? Fans of Autumn Watch who like their homemade cakes


AM - Haworth Art Gallery in Accrington is your first stop. This Edwardian arts & craft house, is home to an internationally renowned collection of Tiffany Glass, said to be the biggest outside the USA

Lunch - Shopping and lunch at Oswaldtwistle Mills

PM - Gawthorpe Hall near Burnley is the final stop for day. A beautiful 17th Century stately home which has over 20 paintings from the National Portrait Gallery

Best for? Lovers of art and craftsmanship


AM - Start the day at Dewlay Cheesemakers  in Garstang with a tour, demonstration and much anticipated cheese tasting. Its the county's largest producer of Lancashire Cheese and still a family run business.

PM - Then its short journey to Barton Grange Garden Centre for a delicious lancashire lunch and the opportunity to shop in this award winning attraction - Their farm shop offers a wide range of local meats, cheeses, veg and pastries.

Best for? Foodies and aspiring chefs


AM - Burn off some energy at Urban Altitude, a brand new outdoor aerial assault course in Colne

Lunch - Give little legs a break with lunch on the Marton Emperor narrow boat on the Leeds Liverpool canal

PM - Round off the day with a visit to Thornton Hall Farm near Barnoldswick with its play barn, animals to stroke and opportunities to learn about the farm

Best for? Fidgety flibbertigibbet


Voted Best for Groups in the 2013 Lancashire Tourism Awards, Pleasure Beach, Blackpool, is more than just a world class theme park. Its Education Academy offers tailored packages to school groups of all ages displaying historical artifacts, memorabilia and interactive displays.


Whether its stepping back in time to view the textile industry in operation or exploring the historic houses and collections built by the families who owned the mills - there's something to suit groups of all ages and interests.

For more information on Pennine Lancashire Museum Itineraries


AM - Ferry across to Knott End for a stroll along the promenade at sleepy Knott End and return back to Fleetwood.

Lunch - Fish and Chips at the Granada Fish Bar

PM - Bag a bargain at traditional coastal Fleetwood Market boasting over 150 stalls and then head down to Freeport Outlet Village for discounted prices on high street brands.

Best for: shopaholics


AM - Trip to Fylde Country Life Museum at Farmer Parr’s

Lunch - Enjoy some delicious seafood at The Trafalgar seafood restaurant

PM - Visit to Fleetwood Museum to learn about the town’s maritime history on the Irish Sea.

Best for: history lovers

Get more ideas via our Things to do section  and put together your own group itinerary

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