Our guide to the best days out in... Lancashire

Iconic towns, a warm culture and good transport links make Lancashire a good pick for a getaway.

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Days out in Lancashire

Blackpool’s tower, beachfront thrills, and pubs a plenty mean it’s great for hen dos and weekends away with the kids alike. You can check out Blackburn’s impressive cathedral. Or how about learning to scuba dive with Canary Divers?

What else is there to love about Lancashire? How about hanging about with wild boars in the forest of Bowland or quad bike trekking in Skipton? For something a bit more chilled, pick up bargains at Fleetwood market or cruise along the Lancaster canal.

2 hours by train from Glasgow and London and close to Birmingham, Leeds and Manchester Airport, Lancashire’s easy to get to and great for families.

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Our top tip for a fantastic day out in Lancashire

The UK's first ever KFC was in Lancashire - Preston to be specific. Finger-lickin' good.


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Amazing attractions in Lancashire

Peter Rabbit™: Explore and Play

Ah, Peter Rabbit. Been around since 1901 but still has a spring in his step. Your kids probably get ready for school in the... Keep reading

The Blackpool Tower Circus

The Blackpool Tower Circus is currently closed, but you can still plan your next visit, read our tips and tricks and see what the fuss is about by clicking here.

The Blackpool Tower Ballroom

You’ve seen it on Strictly Come Dancing. But nothing prepares you for shuffling out onto the dancefloor at The Blackpool Tower Ballroom, gazing at... Keep reading

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Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Fancy proper good fish and chips on the beach with a side of adrenaline? Look no further than Blackpool Pleasure Beach. With more rollercoasters... Keep reading

SEA LIFE Blackpool

Stuck for something to do in between beaches, rollercoasters, and nightclubs? SEA LIFE Blackpool lets you see what’s going on beneath the waves –... Keep reading

Madame Tussauds Blackpool

Nothing spices up your Instagram feed more than snaps with the stars. At Madame Tussauds Blackpool you’ll meet the biggest names from the Marvel... Keep reading

The Blackpool Tower Eye

The Blackpool Tower Eye is currently closed, but you can still plan your next visit, read our tips and tricks and see what the fuss is about by clicking here.

The Blackpool Tower Dungeon

The Blackpool Tower Dungeon serves up scoops of seaside ‘I scream’ with sprinkles of spine-tingling terror - ghouls like The Plague Doctor and The... Keep reading

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Explore within Lancashire


Sea, sand and (sometimes) sun. Pubs and clubs. Family attractions. Blackpool’s great for a break.

Looking further afield?

Explore other areas


Close to Manchester and Liverpool but with its own rural vibe, Cheshire has lots to offer families.

West Midlands

Nowhere else in Britain could bring us Lenny Henry, Caitlin Moran and Ozzy Osbourne.


There’s more to Yorkshire than hills, farms, and fields. As nice as they are.

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