Turbary Woods Owl and Bird of Prey Sanctuary is a rescue and rehabilitation center for birds of prey like falcons, eagles, owls and hawks. They have over 90 birds caged in large enclosures, allowing them to have larger living spaces. The volunteers at the sanctuary conduct flying demonstrations where the trained birds land on the visitors’ gloved hand.
Designed by Edward Milner, the Avenham Park and Miller Park are the finest examples of Victorian Parks. Listed as an English Heritage Grade II garden, the duo attracts thousands of tourists every year. Avenham and Miller Park features splendid Japanese Gardens, open lawns and various structures including The Belvedere pavilion, a cafe, and a small area designated for different events like concerts held throughout the year. Community events like Mela and Easter Monday are too held here.
Church of St. Walburge is an active Roman Catholic church and is a Grade I listed building marked by the English Heritage. Built in the 19th Century in a Gothic Revival style, the most prominent feature of this church is its 94 meter (309 feet) spire. The church is known for its spectacular architectural quality derived from the amalgamation of traditional features in creative and inventive ways. The rose window, New Red Sandstone facade, open wooden roof, wooden triptych, a crucifix decorated with the shield of Preston and St. Ignatius of Loyola's representation in the sanctuary are some of the impressive features of this church.
Located in the countryside of Lancashire, Bowland Wild Boar Park has a variety of wild animals and farms animals which you can pet and hand feed. Kids can play at the outdoor play area, play indoor games like jenga and checkers or take tractor rides. This park also offers camping pods so visitors can experience the outdoors without the use of camping equipment.
Preston Guild Wheel is a 21-mile (33.7 kilometer) long ring road in Preston. This off-road route offers an unfettered view of River Ribble, the docks, countryside, parks and other attractions. You can choose to either cycle or walk this vehicle-free road.
Established in 1893, this historic building has been a pride of the local community and upheld local culture. A leading museum in Lancashire, Harris Museum has the largest gallery space and houses rare collections which record the history of the region. The impressive collection expands over 70,000 objects including historical artifacts, fine art paintings, prints, drawings, sculptures, contemporary art pieces, textiles, ceramics and more. Doubling up as a contemporary art venue, the museum is host to a number of art exhibitions throughout the year and has art galleries showcasing work of local artists. Besides various amusing artifacts, the 13,500 year old 'Poulton Elk' is a must see! Also, look out for Mrs French's 2700 scent bottles and the Egyptian Balcony which adorns murals done by John Somerscales between 1909 to 1913.
Queen Street in the town of Blackpool is augmented with one of the finest art galleries in the whole of the county of Lancashire; in the name of the Grundy Art Gallery. The art museum site dates back to as long as the year 1911. Standing to immense significance, the building is designated as a Grade II heritage site. The ranges of exhibitions that run across the museum over the year are well known and so is the artist-made jewelry available in the renowned Grundy Shop.
Central Library was built to the designs of Cullen, Lochhead and Brown, a reputed Scottish firm who won the project through a competition. A site on Queen Street was chosen to build a new art gallery and library in the year 1908. Constructed in arresting Edwardian Baroque architectural style, the library building comprises two floors and is built with red brick. It features striped piers and intricate stone work. Stained glass windows had been commissioned in 2011 as a part of the library's centenary celebrations. Central Library now remains a Grade II listed edifice and a prominent attraction in Blackpool.
The Sacred Heart Church stands to colossal significance in the seaside town of Blackpool. One prime reason for the same is the fact that it is the first Roman Catholic Church that was established in the town. Designated as a Grade II church by the English Heritage, it stunningly depicts the English Gothic style of architecture. The church has been erected and designed in a magnificent way with ample use of stone and the slate roofs. The active parish dates back to 1857 and thus has a long history.
Funny Girls is a popular cabaret showbar that features a heady mix of drag performances, cabarets, DJ sessions and entertaining acts by impersonators.
For a thrilling roller coaster ride of entertainment, North Pier Theater is the place to go. This place always runs popular and gripping shows that would entrance you with their performance. The North Pier Theater plays host to several musicals, plays, performances, readings and concerts. The place has comfortable seating arrangement to go with the great lights and sound system. You can check the website to know more about the shows that are playing here.