Fabulous Fylde This Autumn

If a trip to the fabulous Fylde is on the cards this autumn, you won’t be disappointed. There is so much on offer with something for everyone as Fylde Borough Council’s Tourism and Cultural Services Manager, Tim Dixon, writes

Now that we are into the autumn months, there’s still plenty going on in the area. During October and November at the Lowther Pavilion, there’s cinema, comedy, folk, jazz, ballet to name but a few, plus Rick Wakeman 10th – 11th November, folk pioneers Steeleye Span, Ed Byrne and many, many more to come – to find out what’s on at this popular venue in the heart of Lytham, just log onto the Lowther Pavilion website. In the adjoining park, Lowther Gardens, there’s always something to look out for and on 27th to 29th October there’s the Pumpkins in the Park event for all the family, plus don’t forget there’s the statue of former Lytham resident and comedy legend Bobby Ball, which was unveiled in August 2022.

From 24th October the Lytham Heritage Group is unveiling its latest exhibition, ‘Lytham’s Past’. The venue – the Heritage Centre, Henry Street – is open six days per week from 10am until 4pm (closed Mondays) and features works of local artists. Entry is free, with donations always welcome.

Lytham Hall has plenty going on too including a calligraphy workshop on 18th October which looks fantastic – just log on to the Lytham Hall website for further information about what’s coming up at the historic Grade I listed Georgian Hall, set in 78 acres of mature parkland which are worth exploring all year round. The staff volunteers there do a fantastic job of keeping the grounds and splendid Hall in fantastic condition and of course, there’s the ever-popular tearoom and Greg Anderton’s Leafy Lytham Hub for all your plant and garden requirements.

Two other upcoming events to look out for – 20th – 23rd October, the beaches of St Annes host the European Championships for the Mini Yacht class where the sport was born, so why not head to North Beach and visit the recently opened Beachcomber café too? Looking ahead to 19th November, in aid of Children In Need, the River Ribble Ramble returns with the walk starting at Lytham Windmill at 1pm to Granny’s Bay at Fairhaven, before returning to the windmill. It’s such a great cause, so if you can make it, come and join Pudsey Bear!

Want to treat yourself? There’s the multi award winning five-star Cartford Inn overlooking the River Wyre and Bowland Fells with luxurious bedrooms and stunning food and drink using locally sourced ingredients or pamper yourself at Ribby Hall Village which includes the multi award winning four-star Spa Hotel with a wide range of treatments to rejuvenate yourself. In rural Fylde, the Ship in Elswick has a new seasonal menu which is sure to be popular. Plus, there’s the new Hole 19 at Fairhaven Lake and Gardens, so if you’re playing a round of adventure golf or just passing by on your regular walk, do stop off for a freshly brewed coffee and cake.

To find out more, visit: discoverfylde.co.uk or contact the Tourist Information Centre during office hours on 01253 658443.



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