Here’s a few more suggestions for days out for all the family in Lancashire …
A unique outdoor activity that challenges on a physical and mental level. The twelve acre site revolves around a designer-created maze made of corn on the cob maize which grows between 8 and 10 feet tall. The design changes annually. This year the imperial cloned army of Corntroopers (sheep, all named Dolly) have taken over the maze. You are challenged to find the location of evil Bark Vader and send him back to the doghouse.
On-site there are also large indoor and outdoor play areas with space for pedal go-karts, football, netball, basketball, hoops, trampoline, wheelbarrows and lots more. A uniquely exhausting and satisfying diversion for all children.
Open 21st July – 3rd September, every day
Adults £7.50; Children under 16 £6; Children under 3, free; Family ticket (2 adults, 2 children) £24
Originally a working dairy farm, Greenlands Farm Village now offers a taste of the countryside and artisan shopping for all the family.
On the open farm you can pat & feed storybook farm animals, enjoy a donkey ride, play on mini tractors, lark about in a straw play barn, race round the barn on the go-carts and picnic by the paddocks.
In the artisan village, you can meet many talented crafts people to find a special souvenir from your time spent exploring North Lancashire.
Open every day except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and NY Day, the Open Farm is staffed between 10am and 4pm (last entrance 3:30pm)
Adults and children £6; Family ticket £18
Lancaster Canal Cruises make cruising Lancaster Canal a possibility – without a barge. What about a day or half day boat hire giving you freedom to roam the canal – stopping off wherever you please to explore the countryside or lunch at the many eateries. Alternatively, take a picnic and relax and watch the world slide by.
Full day (9am – 6pm) – £100; Half day (9am – 1pm or 2pm – 6pm) – £55; Per hour £20
The world’s largest indoor illumination experience. An interactive walk-through attraction that blends the tradition of Chinese lantern craft with modern technology to create incredible larger-than-life exhibits. Six vibrant zones including The Mysteries of China, The Planetarium, Land of the Giants, The Deep, Blackpool Tower and The Wonders of the World. Hundreds of incredible structures covering thousands of square feet within the Olympia Exhibition Hall.
Open every day 11.00 – 16.15 (last tour start time)
Cost: Adults £12.95; Children 3-14 £8.95; Group of 4, must include one adult £35; Under 3 Free
Experience Lancaster’s maritime and natural history using all your senses in the former Port of Lancaster Customers House. Creative reconstructions and audiovisuals keep children immersed as they learn about the development of the city through vital trade routes around the world. There are collections showing the merchants and their activities including a portrait of slave trader, Dodshon Forster, and Custom’s Official, William Booth. The fishing industry of the Lune Estuary and Morecambe Bay also features large, with fine examples of boats and barges from a bustling bygone age.
Open every day, 10 am – 4 pm
Adults £3, accompanied children free
After a full day of activities, Lancaster House offers delicious food choices for all ages. Check out our Sam’s Menu for the younger palette.