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Commanding breathtaking views over the Ribble Valley, Beacon Fell View is set in 35 acres of beautiful landscaped parkland.
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Situated in a rural location within the stunning Ribble Valley with its rolling countryside that provide numerous walks and amazing cycle tracks, this really is a paradise for those that enjoy the outdoors.
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This tranquil park delivers the most relaxing setting and whilst overlooking the beautiful lake it will have you chilled out in no time.
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Hambleton Lakeside Lodges is a new addition to the Evermore collection for 2022, these stunning new lodges are all wrapped around small lakes.
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Enjoy the peace and quiet at Mowbreck Park, set in the former grounds of the Earl of Derby’s estate, a wonderful rural location in the heart of the Fylde countryside.
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Welcome to Ocean Edge Holiday Park. This inviting destination is the epitome of a family getaway, where the sea meets comfort and adventure.
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Nestling in idyllic Fylde countryside adjacent to a beautiful lake, these perfectly positioned lodges offer relaxing, rural tranquility with your own outdoor hot tub.
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Regent Bay Holiday Park has a delightful blend of leisure facilities and engaging activities, perfect for families and individuals looking for a fun-filled holiday.
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Ribble Valley View is set in idyllic surroundings overlooking the rolling fields of the owners working dairy farm and offers an excellent base to explore Lancashire, North Yorkshire and beyond.
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Ribblesdale Lodges is a stunning cluster of superior lodges and cottages in the grounds of the magnificent Grade 1 listed Gisburn Park Estate.
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Situated just a ten minute drive from the popular seaside town of Southport, lies Riverside holiday park.
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Todber Valley Holiday Park, situated in the picturesque countryside of Lancashire, offers a serene getaway with a variety of facilities tailored for families and individuals seeking a balance of relaxation and activity.
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lancashire Park & Visitor Guide

Lancashire, the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution, and a county where lively seaside resorts meet stunning countryside locations. This county makes for the perfect place for an exciting UK family getaway.

Enjoy a diverse escape for families and visit famous hotspots like Blackpool's iconic Pleasure Beach and Forest of Bowland's serene landscapes. Foodies can indulge in the famous Lancashire hotpot or fresh seafood from Morecambe Bay.

Taking a family break at a UK holiday park in Lancashire means easy access to both entertainment and plenty of much-needed time away from busy city life. It's the ideal mix of fun and freedom, with facilities and activities tailored for all ages right on your doorstep.

Have You Discovered UK Holiday Parks?

These self-contained resorts offer caravans, lodges, and sometimes tents or glamping pods. You can enjoy a range of facilities including swimming pools, entertainment venues, kids' clubs, and restaurants. They're designed for families looking for a break where everything is on your doorstep!

Holiday parks offer more space and freedom than hotels, such as separate bedrooms, living areas, and your own outdoor space. With the added bonus of on-site amenities and entertainment. They're self-catering too, saving money on dining out.

Going for a UK holiday park means you can forget about stressful airports, and luggage restrictions, and you can pack the car with as many of your home comforts as you like. Plus, you're contributing to the local economy and reducing your carbon footprint.

Why Take Your 2024 Family Holiday Park Break in Lancashire?

Lancashire's not just about the rolling hills or the seaside; there's a vibrant cultural scene too. Festivals like the Lytham Festival and the Lancashire Science Festival are big draws. Holiday parks here offer a different vibe from hotels – think community spirit and outdoor space.

If you're visiting Lancashire with kids

Lancashire's a winner for kids. There's Blackpool with its iconic Pleasure Beach, Sandcastle Waterpark, and the famous Blackpool Tower. Holiday parks in the UK, especially in Lancashire, are geared up for families, offering playgrounds, activities, and often entertainment programs.

Pet Friendly Escapes

Lancashire is pet-friendly, with many parks welcoming well-behaved dogs. Pubs like The Ship at Elswick and The Assheton Arms in Downham welcome pets but you'll find many more just by heading out. Check the park's pet policies before booking, and bring your pet's bed and favourite toys to make them feel at home.

Dog walking routes in Lancashire

Route Distance (miles) Scenery Postcode
Beacon Fell Country Park Various Woodland PR3 2NL
Lytham St Annes Beach 2+ Seaside FY8 1LZ
Lancaster Canal Walk 5+ Canal Path LA1 1AJ
Ribble Way Varies River Valley PR1 4LX
Forest of Bowland Various Forest/Hills BB7 3AQ

Tempting ideas for dining out

Here are some of the more noteworthy eateries you might like to try with your family when visiting Lancashire!

  1. The Villa Country House Hotel Restaurant, Wrea Green (PR4 2PE): Set in the picturesque village of Wrea Green, this four-star Country House Hotel is a haven for families seeking both comfort and culinary excellence.
  2. The Secret Garden at Thornton Hall Country Park, Nr Barnoldswick (BD23 3TS): A truly magic location! Perfect for families, this venue combines entertainment, live music, and sensational food and cocktails under a giant, heated tipi-style marquee, ensuring a memorable night out.
  3. Twelve Restaurant and Lounge Bar, Thornton Cleveleys (FY5 4JZ): Situated beneath one of Europe's tallest working windmills, Twelve Restaurant offers a chic and contemporary dining experience. Its modern British menu, crafted with local produce, makes it a perfect spot for families.
  4. The Cartford Inn, Little Eccleston, Poulton Le Fylde (PR3 0YP): At the heart of Lancashire’s Fylde countryside, The Cartford Inn combines spectacular riverside views with a menu that captures the essence of Lancashire. It's an ideal choice for families looking to savour the local cuisine while enjoying the serene landscape.
  5. Mr Basrai's World Cuisines, Blackpool (FY1 4QA): For families craving variety, Mr Basrai's offers an explosion of global flavours. Situated in Blackpool's vibrant new development, it's a buffet that spans the best of Eastern and Western cuisine, promising a dining adventure for all ages.
  6. Canal Boat Cruises, Hoghton, Preston (PR5 0SP): Blend adventure with dining aboard the Romance Restaurant Boat. Navigate through the heart of the Lancashire countryside on the Leeds Liverpool Canal, enjoying a leisurely lunch or dinner cruise that offers both delightful nosh and panoramic views.

Outdoor Activities

Lancashire's outdoor centres like Outdoor Elements and Impact Blackpool offer activities ranging from archery to bushcraft. Watersports are big at places like Pine Lake Resort, with prices varying; some activities start from around £10 per person. Seasonal opening times apply, so check ahead.

Nearby shopping

Name Type On Offer Postcode
Houndshill Shopping Centre Shopping Centre High-street brands FY1 4HU
Bond Street Boutiques Unique gifts FY4 1BW
Bygone Times Antiques Vintage finds PR7 5PH
Freeport Fleetwood Outlet Discounted brands FY7 6AE
Oswaldtwistle Mills Shopping Village Local crafts BB5 3DE


Top Parks for 2024 in Lancashire

Beacon Fell View, Lancashire

Driving Distance: About 9 minutes (3.29 miles) | Sleeps: Up to 8 | Pet friendly? No

About this park: Beacon Fell View is a picturesque holiday park set within 35 acres of parkland, offering stunning views over the Ribble Valley. Its proximity to Blackpool and various natural attractions such as the Pennines, Lake District, Yorkshire Dales, and Forest of Bowland.

For the kids - Children will be delighted with the indoor heated pool and paddling pool, children’s indoor play area, outdoor play area, and activities such as pool table, table tennis, and crazy golf.

What's on-site? The park offers a bar/lounge with Sky and BT Sports, Wi-Fi access, amusements, a shop, and a launderette. The swimming pools are always a hit with families.

What's nearby? Nearby attractions include the historic town of Ribchester, approximately 10 minutes away, and Blackpool, with its famous Pleasure Beach and Tower, around a 40-minute drive.

Accommodation options: Beacon Fell View offers a range of accommodations including cottages and caravans, suitable for couples, groups, and families. Options include the Beacon Fell Cottage Plus Spa 2 and Ribchester Platinum 3, each catering to different group sizes, but note that pets are not allowed.


Southport Riverside, Lancashire

Driving Distance: About 41 minutes (18.96 miles) | Sleeps: Up to 6 | Pet friendly? Yes

About this park: Southport Riverside is a family-oriented holiday park located just a short drive from the seaside town of Southport. It offers a variety of facilities including an indoor pool, gym, adventure playground, multi-sports court, and a bar and restaurant, making it an ideal destination for a family getaway.

For the kids - The park is a haven for kids with its heated indoor pool, splash pad, outdoor play area, and multi-sports court.

What's on-site? On-site amenities include The Coast and Country Restaurant and Bar, a gym for fitness enthusiasts, and a coffee shop. The indoor pool is a great place for families to enjoy a swim, and pre-booking is recommended during peak season.

What's nearby? Southport Pier and Pleasureland are just a 10-minute drive away, offering classic seaside fun. The area's natural beauty can be explored with a walk through the dunes.

Accommodation options: Accommodations range from the pet-friendly Gold 2 Pet caravan to the budget-friendly Hive Glamping options. The park is pet-friendly, with some accommodations allowing up to two pets, though not all have hot tubs.


Bowland Fell Park, Yorkshire

Driving Distance: About 48 minutes (20.99 miles) | Sleeps: Up to 8 | Pet friendly? Yes

About this park: Bowland Fell Park is nestled between the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District, offering over 130 acres of countryside perfect for outdoor activities. Recognised as a Dark Sky location, it's an excellent spot for stargazing, and the park's 17th-century Crowtrees Inn, restaurant, heated indoor pool, park shop, and children’s play areas provide ample on-site entertainment.

For the kids - Youngsters can enjoy the children’s play areas and the recreation field, perfect for letting off steam in a safe environment.

What's on-site? The park features the Crowtrees Inn and restaurant for dining, Wi-Fi access, and a launderette. The indoor heated pool is available for a refreshing dip or a relaxing swim.

What's nearby? The nearby Forest of Bowland and the chocolate-box village offer picturesque landscapes and charming local culture, within a short drive from the park. Prices for nearby attractions will vary.

Accommodation options: Bowland Fell Park offers a range of Gold Plus caravans, some of which are pet-friendly. The accommodations are modern and spacious, suitable for families and groups, but none include hot tubs.


Regent Bay Holiday Park, Lancashire

Driving Distance: About 41 minutes (30.70 miles) | Sleeps: Up to 8 | Pet friendly? Yes

About this park: Regent Bay Holiday Park is a stone's throw from Morecambe's seafront, offering a range of facilities including an indoor heated pool and sauna, Showbar, children’s entertainment, The Boathouse Bar & Restaurant, Wi-Fi access, amusement arcade, multi-sports court, outdoor play area, shop, and launderette.

For the kids - The park is a paradise for children with its indoor pool, Showbar with entertainment, multi-sports court, and outdoor play area, ensuring endless fun.

What's on-site? The Boathouse Bar & Restaurant provides a dining option, while the indoor heated pool and sauna offer relaxation. The amusement arcade and multi-sports court are perfect for family entertainment.

What's nearby? Morecambe's promenade, beach, arcades, and Happy Mount Park are all within walking distance. The Eric Morecambe statue is a must-see, and the nearby Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty are perfect for nature lovers.

Accommodation options: Regent Bay Holiday Park offers a variety of caravans, including the pet-friendly Middlegate and Buckingham models. Accommodations are double-glazed and centrally heated, providing comfort for families, groups, and couples. Some accommodations are pet-friendly, but none include hot tubs.


Family Days Out In Lancashire

From thrilling theme parks to educational museums, here's a rundown of the top attractions that'll make your stay in Lancashire unforgettable.

Blackpool Pleasure Beach

  • Opening Times: Varies seasonally, typically 10am-6pm
  • Prices: Online discounts available, starting from £28 for kids
  • Postcode: FY4 1EZ
  • Est. time required: Full day
  • Nearest parking: Onsite (chargeable)

Blackpool Pleasure Beach is an iconic amusement park that's perfect for thrill-seekers. With roller coasters like The Big One and family-friendly rides such as Nickelodeon Land, there's plenty to keep everyone entertained. For something new, check out the ICON – the UK's first double-launch roller coaster. To beat the queues, consider visiting outside of school holidays or arriving early.

Phone number: 0871 222 1234 | Web: blackpoolpleasurebeach.com


Williamson Park

  • Opening Times: Park open daily, Visitor Centre 10am-5pm
  • Prices: Free entry to park, small fee for Butterfly House and Mini Zoo
  • Postcode: LA1 1UX
  • Est. time required: 2-3 hours
  • Nearest parking: Onsite (chargeable)

Williamson Park offers a more laid-back experience with its beautiful grounds and attractions like the Butterfly House and Mini Zoo. It's a hit with younger kids and anyone who loves nature. The park's newest feature is the play area, designed to be inclusive for children of all abilities. The best time to visit is during spring when the flowers are in bloom. Remember to pack a picnic and enjoy the scenic views from the Ashton Memorial.

Phone number: 01524 33318 | Web: lancaster.gov.uk/williamsonpark


The Sandcastle Waterpark

  • Opening Times: Varies, check online for current times
  • Prices: From £13.50 per person, online booking recommended
  • Postcode: FY4 1BB
  • Est. time required: 3-4 hours
  • Nearest parking: South Beach car park

The Sandcastle Waterpark is the UK's largest indoor waterpark, boasting over 18 slides and attractions. Families with kids of all ages will love the Master Blaster – the world's longest indoor roller coaster waterslide. They've recently introduced new water play areas for tots. To get the most out of your visit, go during off-peak times and consider renting a private cabana for some downtime. Don't forget your waterproof camera for those action shots!

Phone number: 01253 343602 | Web: sandcastle-waterpark.co.uk


Beacon Fell Country Park

  • Opening Times: Park open 24/7, Visitor Centre 10am-4pm
  • Prices: Free entry, parking charges apply
  • Postcode: PR3 2NL
  • Est. time required: 2-4 hours
  • Nearest parking: Onsite (chargeable)

Beacon Fell Country Park is a breath of fresh air for families who love the outdoors. With its walking trails, sculpture trail, and abundant wildlife, it's a great place to stretch your legs and let the kids explore. The park has recently upgraded its play area, making it even more appealing for a family day out. For a quieter experience, visit on a weekday. And don't miss out on the homemade cakes at the café – they're a treat!

Phone number: 0300 123 6780 | Web: lancashire.gov.uk/beaconfell


Lancaster Castle

  • Opening Times: 9:30am-5pm, closed on some public holidays
  • Prices: Adult £8, Concessions £6.50, Children £5
  • Postcode: LA1 1YJ
  • Est. time required: 1-2 hours
  • Nearest parking: City centre car parks

Lancaster Castle is a must-visit for families interested in history and architecture. The castle has a rich past as a former prison and offers guided tours that bring its stories to life. The recent addition of interactive exhibits makes the experience even more engaging for kids. To avoid the crowds, try visiting on a weekday morning. And if you're into photography, the views from the castle walls are Instagram gold.

Phone number: 01524 64998 | Web: lancastercastle.com


Ribble Steam Railway

  • Opening Times: Weekends and school holidays, 10:30am-5pm
  • Prices: Adults £7, Children £4.50, Family tickets available
  • Postcode: PR2 2YN
  • Est. time required: 2-3 hours
  • Nearest parking: Onsite (free)

The Ribble Steam Railway is a hidden gem for train enthusiasts and families alike. Take a ride on a heritage steam train and explore the museum packed with locomotives and railway memorabilia. They've recently introduced interactive elements for kids, making it a more hands-on experience. The best time to visit is during their special event days, when they often have extra activities and characters in costume. And here's a tip: the family ticket offers great value.

Phone number: 01772 728800 | Web: ribblesteam.org.uk


These attractions are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to family fun in Lancashire. Whether you're staying at a holiday park in Lancashire or just visiting for the day, these spots are sure to create lasting memories.

FAQs

What should I pack when visiting Lancashire?

Pack for all weathers – a waterproof jacket and layers are essential. Don't forget swimwear for the pool and comfortable shoes for exploring. If you're staying at a park like Ocean Edge Holiday Park, bring beach gear. And for those evening BBQs, remember your charcoal and skewers!

Is Lancashire a good place to visit ‘off-season’?

Absolutely! Lancashire's charm doesn't fade with the summer. Places like Beacon Fell Country Park are stunning in autumn. Plus, holiday parks often have indoor facilities, so you can enjoy a break any time of year without worrying about the weather.

Will my hot tub be cleaned before we arrive?

Yes, if your accommodation includes a hot tub, it'll be spick and span. Parks ensure a thorough clean and water change between guests. They also check the water quality daily, so you can soak worry-free.

Can we bring our pets to the holiday park?

Many holiday parks in Lancashire are pet-friendly. Just check the park's policy before booking, as there might be a small extra charge or specific pet-friendly units.

How do we book activities, and do they need to be booked in advance?

It's best to book in advance, especially during peak times. Many parks offer online booking for activities. Some activities might be available on the day, but booking ahead ensures you don't miss out on the fun.

Are there any discounts available for local attractions?

Yep, often holiday parks have partnerships with local attractions. For example, guests at Calder Farm might get discounted tickets to nearby Blackpool Zoo. Always ask at the park's reception or look out for leaflets in your welcome pack.

What dining options will we find at the holiday park?

Most parks have on-site eateries ranging from cafes to restaurants. For instance, Thornwick Bay Holiday Village has a restaurant with a sea view. If you fancy cooking, the accommodation usually includes kitchen facilities, and local shops are a stone's throw away for supplies.

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