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.
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.
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.
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.
Funny Girls is a popular cabaret showbar that features a heady mix of drag performances, cabarets, DJ sessions and entertaining acts by impersonators.
Named and themed by the revolutionaries like Che Guevara and many others the Revolution at Blackpool was established. The interiors are colorful and well-designed with leather cushioned seating as well as wooden flooring lending a rustic appeal to the ambiance. It is a popular place to dine among the locals since food items like burgers, pizzas, sandwiches are served here. Satisfy your sweet tooth craving with dessert dishes like Nutella Fluffwich or the Chocoberry Sundae. They have rotating offers from time to time like happy hours and much more. You can also host special occasions like birthdays and gatherings at this venue.
Located within the West Coast Rock Cafe, the Club Above is an ideal venue to either host events or check out some classy performances. The place is teeming with talents and you can catch some of the best acts of the city here. Live shows, concerts, parties and comedy nights are regular features here. If you are part of a band and are looking for a place to show your prowess, then Club Above might just be for you. Encouraging upcoming talents is another feather on its cap. Check website for details and schedules.