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).

In and around St Annes

  • Head to the seaside for a game of family pitch and putt on the Mini Links
  • SPLASH! about in the water play area on the Promenade (seasonal)
  • Explore the sand dunes and fly a kite on the wide open sandy beach
  • Enjoy a day at a luxurious award winning seaside beach hut
  • 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!)
  • Enjoy the many cafes and restaurants or enjoy some fish and chips.
  • 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

  • Enjoy the eighteen hole Fairhaven Adventure Golf
  • Play a round of crazy golf in Lowther Gardens
  • Explore the house and grounds of Georgian Lytham Hall
  • Watch a show at the Lowther Pavilion
  • Explore the historic windmill and lifeboat museum
  • 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 paddleboard on Fairhaven Lake
  • Stroll along the refurbished Promenade from Lytham Green to Fairhaven
  • Have a picnic on Lytham Green
  • Explore the independent stores and boutiques in the town centre

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 Village
  • 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
  • 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 the village green at Wrea Green
  • Enjoy the Club Days and Gala Days (the Fylde villages annual carnival days)
  • 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 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); No 10 Alehouse; St Annes, Cafe Nero; Glendower Hotel; The Waters Edge; 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

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)

On our doorstep

  • Experience the recreation of a World War Two operational airfield at Hangar 42, Blackpool Airport (seasonal)
  • Hop on board a historic steam train at the Ribble Steam Railway, Preston
  • Enjoy a trip on a heritage tram along the Golden Mile in Blackpool
  • Enjoy the UK’s largest indoor water park – the Sandcastle in Blackpool
  • Hop on board a modern 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 (September and October)
  • Head to the stunning 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