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Favourite rides in Pendle - Manny's route

Favourite rides in Pendle - Manny's route

Favourite Pendle rides - Manny’s favourite cycle route - Pendle’s 3 Peak Challenge

Grand Theatre

Grand Theatre

Blackpool’s Grade II* listed Grand Theatre attracts the best in award-winning touring companies,…

NEW Farm Safari at Thornton Hall Country Park

NEW Farm Safari at Thornton Hall Country Park

NEW unique drive through Farm Safari experience in the Lancashire/Yorkshire Countryside.  See a…

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  1. Lancashire’s Historic Houses
    Discover the history and stories behind Lancashire’s grand houses and halls. Beyond the stately buildings there are formal gardens and extensive grounds to explore – perfect for all the family to enjoy.
  2. Parks and Gardens
    Nestled in Lancashire’s spectacular countryside discover a variety of stunning gardens and country parks alongside stately halls and historic landmarks.
  3. Walking Routes in Lancashire
    Lancashire has some of the best country walking in England, from short, gentle rambles to long distance treks allowing you to enjoy some of the best views and vistas the county has to offer.
  4. Castles, Towers and Ruins
    Lancashire is home to a number of castles, towers and ruins spread out across the county.
  5. Cycling Lancashire
    The Lancashire landscape just cries out to be explored by bike and many miles of quiet roads and tracks that pass through stunning countryside.
  6. Free Days Out
    We have put together this free days out section to let you know that you can have a great time in Lancashire without worrying about the cost.
  7. Family Days Out in Lancashire
    Here in Lancashire we’ve got everything you could possible want, ranging from fun packed theme parks and hands-on museums to fascinating nature reserves and long sandy beaches.
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  1. Fearsome Craftsmen - a touring exhibition from the JORVIK Group of attractions.

    Fearsome Craftsmen - a touring exhibition from the JORVIK Group of attractions.

    *Excludes 27, 28 & 29 October

  2. Wild Discovery

    Wild Discovery

    BE A KEEPER FOR THE DAY!

    Work alongside a keeper, get involved with all the daily tasks including cleaning out and replenishing the animals bedding. Food preparation, feeding and creating enrichment for selected animals. 

    You will have special access to the keeper only areas and have the opportunitiy to interact with some of the animals.  You will recieve an A5 full colour photograph and certificate to take home and remember your experience.

    Keeper for the Day Experiences are very hands on and interactive. It is recommended that you wear clothes you do not mind geting dirty or smelly!  Sturdy shoes are a must and long hair to be tied back.  Dress for the british weather.  Breaktime brews and snacks are included in each option, lunch is not provided.

    Terms and conditions apply.

    Suitable for 8 years and above, 9am-1pm, £60 per person

     

  3. Escape Entertainment Venue

    Escape Entertainment Venue

    10% discount for:
    NHS personnel
    ‘Blue Light’ service personnel including Fire & Rescue, Police, Ambulance, Mountain Rescue, HM Coastguard
    Military personnel
    Registered Carers

    ID/proof of status to be shown on arriva

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Enjoy a spook filled Halloween with HAPPA

Enjoy a spook filled Halloween with HAPPA

Starting on Saturday 24th October and running until 2nd November, those who book appointments to visit the Farm will also be able to join in the Halloween Hunt with Spook Stations set out across the Farm. With a gift for all completed sheets, it’s a great add on for ‘little monsters’ for just £2 per puzzle sheet.

Althea McNish - Textile Designer (1924-2020)

Althea McNish - Textile Designer (1924-2020)

Black History Month Artist Profile at The Harris

On 16 April 2020, the designer Althea McNish died aged 95 years. At the Harris they are lucky to have a fabric designed by Althea in their collection – Painted Desert (1959). This blog post is a chance to talk about Althea’s life and her work, and to share some links if you’d like to find out more. 

Shrek The Musical

Shrek The Musical

After huge successes with Hello Dolly, Priscilla Queen of the Desert and Made in Dagenham, local amateur company Blackpool Operatic Players return to The Grand’s stage to present Shrek the Musical.

The Sound of Simon & Garfunkel Through The Years

The Sound of Simon & Garfunkel Through The Years

Critically acclaimed as one of the greatest tribute shows anywhere in the world. Simon & Garfunkel Through The Years, appearing at Darwen Library Theatre on Friday 7th February, has toured the globe extensively receiving standing ovations and selling out theatres night after night.

Bowland Dark Skies Festival

Bowland Dark Skies Festival

The Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) has been officially recognised as having some of the darkest skies in England - a fact being highlighted next month with a week of special events during half-term.

Where to go for Boxing Day bargains

Where to go for Boxing Day bargains

If you love a bargain, then Boxing day is your holy grail! Whether you need your NYE party dress or if you’re organised enough to buy for next year - Lancashire’s array of shopping experiences will be sure to satisfy your needs. So, get your (now tighter…) pants on and get those bargains in your bag!

Deck the Halls

There is something magical about visiting a historic hall in the winter months, from the sparkling frost covered gardens and warming banqueting halls, to the heavily decorated foyers and giant Christmas trees. Discover a warm welcome and a touch of sparkle on your next visit and be rest assured Lancashire will be celebrating in style this winter.  

Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers present Tribe 25

Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers present Tribe 25

In their landmark 25th year as Europe’s longest established Taiko organisation, Mugenkyo celebrate the growth of their Tribe of performers from across the globe, with the latest captivating performance of sharp synchronisation, dramatic choreography and sumptuous soundscapes, all wrapped up in a breath-taking display of high energy and powerful earth-shaking rhythms on huge taiko drums.

Star-Crossed Lovers Dance onto The Dukes Stage

Star-Crossed Lovers Dance onto The Dukes Stage

As a company that pushes the boundaries of classical ballet, the Welsh troupe are known for their twists on the traditional. Romeo & Juliet follows suit as it fuses Sergei Prokofiev’s iconic classical score with extraordinary video projections and dramatic choreography, courtesy of Creative Wales Award-winning choreographer, Darius James OBE.

No Body is Safe in Spine-tingling New Show

No body is safe in spine-tingling new show.

Inspired by Robert Louis Stevenson’s hair-raising horror story, spooky dystopian thriller The Body Snatcher steals its way onto The Dukes’ stage this November. 

Merging mystery, morality and music, including live performances of songs by David Bowie and The Clash, and shot through with humour, this entertaining new adaptation from theatre company Thunder Road brings Stevenson’s Burke-and-Hare-inspired tale into the 21st century.

Enjoy all of your favorite rides from morning until nightfall, on 26th October to 2nd November 2019

Late Night Riding at Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Enjoy all of your favourite rides from morning until nightfall as Late Night Riding returns at Blackpool Pleasure Beach. 


Home to £16.25 million ICON, the UK’s most ride intensive theme park is offering adrenaline junkies the chance to enjoy its 10 thrilling rollercoasters after dark. 

International Film Festival takes place in Preston

International Film Festival takes place in Preston

Film fans are in for a treat with the arrival of Preston’s International Film Festival 2019.

The event, organised by the Worldwise Learning Centre at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), will screen nine foreign language films between Monday 14 October and Sunday 20 October.

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