If you are planning a spring break or summer holiday in Lancashire and need inspiration for activities and attractions, look no further. We have several suggestions that will be great for adults or couples. We can also recommend Lancaster House and The Midland as two hotels perfectly placed to take advantage of all that is going on in the area.
One for adults and older teenagers in the family, Lancaster Escape Rooms allows you to challenge yourself to escape from one of three newly developed escape rooms. The clock is ticking – you have just one hour. This is a great puzzle solving experience that will require excellent communication and analytic thinking to work through the clues and make your great escape. Interactive and challenging.
Browse a Farmers Market
There are several farmers markets around the county to choose from including the weekly Thorton Clevelys and Lytham St Annes market. The county benefits from a rich variety of local produce. There are no fewer than nine cheesemakers of Protected Designator of Origin and fresh seafood including the world renown Morecambe Bay Shrimps. The rich coastal soil delivers succulent root vegetables, potatoes and salads and the mineral rich water is put to good use by the 23 local Lancashire breweries.
An award-winning tourist attraction, Fleetwood Farmers Market is a traditional coastal market with over 200 indoor and outdoor stalls. Open Tuesday, and Thursday – Saturday. The atmospheric Victorian building has changed very little over the years, but has been extended to make is one of the largest markets in the North West.
Meet local farmers and producers and choose fresh local seasonal products, whether that’s cheeses, meats, vegetables, bread and baking, crafts, plants and so much more.
Take A Cheese Trail
There are three self-directed cheese walks to choose from – the Creamy, the Crumbly and the Tasty. Maps for each trail can be downloaded and printed. Visit a range of different cheese producers and sample award-winning cheeses. The Tasty Cheese Trail takes you over a 6 mile route, mostly footpaths and tracks with a little road walking. It starts at Inglewhite, under Beacon Fell. The walk passes Mrs Kirkhams, Butlers and Greenfield Dairies. Also 6 miles in length, The Crumbly Cheese Trail follows footpaths and the canal towpath. South of the market town of Garstang, it takes you around the Dew Lay dairy which has a factory shop where you can taste their delicious crumbly cheese. The Creamy Lancashire Cheese Trail is 3.3 miles close to the beautiful village of Chipping. It features Leagram Organic Dairy, one of the smaller producer and the first place in Lancashire to produce cheese commercially. Enjoy the eclectic display of cheese making artefacts and sample their wares in the small on-site shop. Best to ring ahead to check that it is open!
Shop for Antiques
A treasure trove of items from a bygone age. Rooms and rooms filled with colourful and interesting objects and memorabilia. GB Antiques is the biggest antiques and furniture centre in the UK with 40,000 square feet of furniture, porcelain, pottery, glass, toys, sporting collectables and music instruments, telephones, gadgets and toys.
We've listed a number of beautiful walks around the county of Lancashire here. These include canal walks, walks in the beautiful Forest of Bowland and wheelchair and pushchair friendly walks.
Visit a local Festival or Show
Other Things to do in Lancashire
We have several other suggestions of things to do in Lancashire in summer. Click the links to discover Unusual Spring Summer Activities in Lancashire, Lancashire Castles, Grand House, Museums and Monuments, and Things to do in Lancashire in Spring and Summer.
Two Great Afternoon Teas
Having the time to treat yourself to Afternoon Tea is surely a treat itself. You will be spoilt for choice between our Lancashire Afternoon Tea at Lancaster House featuring the very best Lancashire recipes and produce, and Afternoon Tea at The Midland beside the sea.