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). Some of the suggestions listed below are seasonally operated, so always check prior to setting off.

st annes kite festival at dusk

In and around St Annes

  • Enjoy a day at a luxurious award winning seaside beach hut
  • Call into the Beachcomber Cafe, St Annes for a bite to eat al fresco overlooking the beach and dunes
  • Head to the seaside for a game of family pitch and putt on the Little Links
  • SPLASH! about in the water play area on the Promenade (seasonal)
  • Explore the sand dunes from St Annes to Starr Gate and fly a kite on the wide open sandy beach
  • Pop into the RNLI station and find out about their incredible work
  • Explore the beautiful Ashton Gardens with its playground and Pavilion for a bite to eat
  • Go for a donkey ride on the beach (except Fridays!) (seasonal)
  • Enjoy the many fantastic cafes and restaurants in and around the town centre – plenty of choice on Wood Street.
  • Enjoy some seaside fish and chips – there’s Seniors, the View, Seafarers and the Pier Cafe for starters.
  • It’s full steam ahead on the mini train!
  • Enjoy a round of Crown Green bowls in Ashton Gardens
  • Petanque – there’s a free to use petanque court in Promenade Gardens opposite the Grand Hotel – bring your own boules!
  • Pop into the many independently owned shops in the town centre and side streets
  • Explore the award-winning Promenade Gardens with its waterfall, fountains and more
  • Watch the latest movie at the Island Cinema
  • Trampolines, candy floss and playgrounds
  • Roarsome Roleplay offering educational fun and play
  • Spend a penny or two in the arcade machines on St Annes Pier

In and around Lytham

  • Explore the house and 78 acres of mature parkland of Georgian Lytham Hall
  • Catch the latest show or film on the big screen at the Lowther Pavilion
  • ‘Rock On’ by the Bobby Ball statue in the Lowther Gardens
  • Enjoy year-round the eighteen hole Fairhaven Adventure Golf
  • Have a picnic on Lytham Green overlooking the Ribble estuary
  • Explore the historic windmill and lifeboat museum (seasonal)
  • 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
  • Hire a boat, canoe, kayak or stand up paddleboard (SUP) on Fairhaven Lake
  • Events – Lytham Festival, Lytham 1940s Weekend, car shows and much more!
  • Stroll along the Promenade from Lytham Green to Fairhaven via Church Scar and Granny’s Bay
  • Explore the many independently owned places to eat and drink, stores and boutiques in the town centre
Bobby Ball web

Out and about in rural Fylde

  • Watch a master glass blower at work at Glasform, Singleton
  • Walk with an Alpaca in Singleton!
  • Take to the water at Wild Shore Blackpool (near Weeton) and try wake boarding!
  • Visit World Horse Welfare at Penny Farm to support their great work.
  • Stay overnight in a converted helicopter at Ream Hills Lake Leisure Park
  • Meet the animals at the Wild Discovery at Ribby Hall Village
  • Take a stroll along the Lancaster Canal and stop off for a refreshing drink at the Hand and Dagger
  • Walk and cycle around the many country lanes and explore the wonderful countryside
  • Watch a game of cricket on the village green at Wrea Green
  • Enjoy the Club Days and Gala Days (the Fylde villages annual carnival days)
  • Browse around the many independent shops in the centre of Kirkham
  • Be a bookworm at Book Bean and Ice Cream in Kirkham

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 popular with families, so it’s fantastic for fresh air. However, some time and location restrictions will apply and do always clean 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); St Annes, Cafe Nero; Glendower Hotel; Beachcomber Cafe; Inn on the Prom; Stoneleigh Holiday Apartments; Howarth House

In and around Lytham – Fairhaven Lake Café; The Fairhaven pub, Lytham Hall Café; The Queens Hotel; The Tavern; Bijou Cafe; Lowther Gardens Cafe; The Ship; The Station, Fig and Olive, The Deacon

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 credit – @Soph1973)

The Blackpool Tower and Beach

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