Visit the villages on their local club days. These are traditional events going back for many years. The churches, schools and local groups join together and have a parade through the village with decorated vehicles and fancy dress costumes. In the afternoon people relax and attend the fair. This is a big event in the diaries of the villages and an opportunity for families to spend time together. There’s many events taking place across rural Fylde, including Kirkfest – a one day music event in Kirkham.
Many of Fylde’s villages, hamlets and market towns have history dating back hundreds of years. Kirkham is the largest of the rural towns and has many interesting things to offer. The local history outlines the town’s heritage as far back as Roman Times.
For some ‘me-time’, spend a day at the five star multi award winning Ribby Hall Spa Hotel for a wide range of pamper treatments and an Aqua Thermal journey, or head to the multi award winning Villa Hotel or to Bartle Hall for a delicious afternoon tea. There’s the former coaching house, the stunning Cartford Inn in Little Eccleston for sumptuous food or a luxurious overnight stop, or head to Glasform to see a master glass blower at work. In the summer get lost in the Singleton Maize maze – a real hit with young and old alike.
Mill Farm in Wesham is home to AFC Fylde who currently play in the National League (the fifth tier of English football)
Take yourself on a trip and discover pretty little villages such as Thistleton, Elswick (recent holders of Britain In Bloom Champion of Champions), Singleton, Treales and many more.