For families around Fylde

There’s plenty for families around the Fylde and below are just a few options to get you started. Using the area as a base to explore further afield, there’s loads of options within easy reach for a brilliant day out. There are also establishments that welcome your four legged friend, so some suggestions are listed below (but do check first in case any specific restrictions apply).

Donkeys on St Annes beach

In and around St Annes

  • Head to the seaside for a game of pitch and putt on the Mini Links
  • Explore the sand dunes and fly a kite on the wide open sandy beach
  • Enjoy a day at a luxurious seaside beach hut
  • Hire a boat or a get adventurous in a water zorb!
  • Explore the beautiful Ashton Gardens with its playground and Pavilion for a bite to eat
  • Go for a donkey ride on the beach
  • It’s full steam ahead on the mini train!
  • Watch the latest movie at the Island Cinema
  • Pop into the RNLI station and find out about their incredible work
  • Trampolines, candy floss and playgrounds
  • Spend a penny in the arcade machines on St Annes Pier
  • Enjoy a round of Crown Green bowls
Park View BMX

In and around Lytham

  • Play a round of crazy golf in Lowther Gardens
  • Explore the house and the grounds of Lytham Hall
  • Watch a show at the Lowther Pavilion
  • Explore the historic windmill and lifeboat museum
  • Visit the Fylde Gallery at Booths for free and see the latest exhibition
  • Ride a BMX or enjoy the brilliant playground on the fantastic Park View 4U
  • Have a stroll around Fairhaven lake and pop into the RSPB Ribble Discovery Centre
  • Pop into the RNLI shop on Lytham Promenade
  • Have a picnic on Lytham Green
  • Explore the independent stores and boutiques in the town centre
Singleton Maize Maze

Out and about in rural Fylde

  • Stay overnight in a converted helicopter at Ream Hills Lake Leisure Park
  • Meet the animals at the Wild Discovery at Ribby Hall
  • Watch a master glass blower at work at Glasform, Singleton
  • Take a stroll along the Lancaster Canal and stop off for a refreshing drink at the Hand and Dagger
  • Get lost in the Singleton Maize Maze (seasonal)
  • Take to the water at Ream Hills and try wake boarding!
  • Walk and cycle around the many country lanes and explore the wonderful countryside
  • Watch a game of cricket on Wrea Green
  • Enjoy the Club Days (the Fylde villages annual carnival day)
  • Be a bookworm at Book Bean and Ice Cream in Kirkham
Dog at Lytham Hall

Dog Friendly Fylde

Many establishments welcome your four legged friend too and whether you’re staying overnight or stopping off for a bite to eat, you’ll receive a warm welcome. Do check first though in case any specific restrictions or conditions are in place. There’s also great beaches and open spaces, so it’s fantastic for some fresh air. However, some time and location restrictions will apply and do pick up your after your dog!

In and around St Annes – The Pavilion Café, Ashton Gardens; Number 15, The Square; The Carriages (converted railway carriages on St Annes Promenade); No 10 Alehouse; St Annes, Cafe Nero; Glendower Hotel; The Waters Edge; The Chadwick Hotel; Inn on the Prom

In and around Lytham – Fairhaven lake Café; Lytham Hall Café; The Queens Hotel; The Tavern; Bijou Cafe; Lowther Gardens Cafe; The Ship; The Station

Out and about in rural Fylde – The Grapes, Wrea Green; The Hand and Dagger, Treales; Miller Arms, Singleton

You’ll also find more information on third party sites such as Dog Friendly Lytham St Annes

(Image shown – Boo the Dog owned and loved by Sophie Wells – @Soph1973)

Ribble Steam Railway, Preston

On our doorstep

  • Experience the recreation of a World War Two operational airfield at Hangar 42, Blackpool Airport
  • Hop on board a steam train at the Ribble Steam Railway, Preston
  • Enjoy a trip on a heritage tram along the Golden Mile in Blackpool
  • Hop on board a tram at Starr Gate and head to Fleetwood for its famous market
  • Blackpool! The huge range of attractions from the zoo and Tower to the Pleasure Beach and three piers
  • The world famous Blackpool Illuminations (seasonal)
  • Head to the Forest of Bowland AONB and the beautiful Ribble Valley
  • Head up to the Lake District for stunning scenery, the World of Beatrix Potter and Grasmere Gingerbread