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.
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.
More than just your regular museum, Ribble Steam Railway is a unique rail museum and a perfect family-destination for a day of fun train rides and more. Opened to public in 2005, the museum houses historic standard gauge preserved steam locomotives, rail exhibits and gives visitors a chance to ride along the 2.4-kilometer (1.5-mile) line in a steam locomotive. They have various train tour timings and many family and school tour packages, which include a guided tour of the museum, workshop and a train ride. Party/Gala train rides are also available wherein you can reserve a coach and host your own private party or celebrations like birthdays, special events etc. For some days open times may vary on account of various events held throughout the year.
Samlesbury Hall is a majestic manor house, dating back to the 14th Century. Born out of the imagination of Gilbert de Southworth, this historic house welcomes visitors who wish to learn about its legacy and history. It also doubles up as an event space for concerts, exhibitions, functions, weddings, receptions and theatrical acts.
In the small settlement of Marton in the town of Backpool stands the site of Little Marton Mill. Carrying immense significance the mill was constructed in the year 1838. Basically a corn mill site, it is a Grade II listed building as per English Heritage. It was comprehensively refurbished in the year 1987 adapting to modern times and needs. It has four stories and four sails. The tower mill garners a lot of tourist attention even today. The mill is open on the last Sunday of each summer month from 11a to 4p. In addition, the mill is open during special events and by prior appointment.
Established in 1967 by Alderman Henry Lumby, Morecambe Library is one of Lancashire's most well-known libraries. Numerous books based on different genres like History, Geography, Arts, Science, Astronomy, Economics and lots more are are displayed at this library. The library has comfy seats and tables, where one can read in peace. Now apart from the books, this library also hosts reading, storytelling and rhyming workshops throughout the year. Do call or check out the website for more information.
Located on the beautiful Piel Island, are the ruins of the Piel Castle that serves as a popular tourist attraction. Following the Edwardian concentric design, the castle was built by Abbot John Cockerham during the 14th Century to guard and overlook the trading post. After falling into ruin in 1534, it was handed over to the Duke of Buccleuch who restored it to its former glory. Finally in 1920, the castle was handed over to the English Heritage Trust.
While walking down Crosby Beach, don't be startled if you bump into a life-size iron sculpture; it will be part of Antony Gormley's art installation. Titled Another Place, this artwork comprises of 100 human figures made of iron and spread out across 3.2 kilometers (2 miles) of the Crosby Beach. Also known as the 'Iron Men', these figurines are a replication of Gormley's body, and tend to be submerged or entirely visible depending on the ebb and flow of the tides.