Fun In The Fylde

Tourism and Cultural Services Manager at Fylde Borough Council, Tim Dixon, highlights how to spend the new seasons in the Fylde. Photography: Mark Liebenberg

Now that we are at last firmly heading into spring, what a time to get out and about in the area. Whether walking along the promenade from St Paul’s at Fairhaven down to Lytham, or along the huge wide open sandy beach in St Annes or perhaps in rural Fylde along the many footpaths, bridleways or stopping off at a village green such as Wrea Green – it’s not quite cricket season yet, but a picnic on the Green watching a game of cricket is so quintessentially British isn’t it?

Lytham Hall is set in 78 acres of mature parkland which are worth exploring all year round. The staff and 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. There’s the annual Flower Festival 19th to 24th April, knitting workshop on 26th April and a Classic and Performance motor show on 19th May. Just log on to the Lytham Hall website for further information about what’s coming up and things may be subject to change so always check before setting off.

Visit the Lytham Heritage Centre – in April, they are hosting an exhibition by the Blackpool Arts Society, followed by an exhibition of paintings by Steve Bruce. The venue is open six days per week from 10am until 4pm (closed Mondays) and features works of local artists. It is free entry, with donations always welcome. Still in Lytham, check out the packed programme at the Lowther Pavilion Theatre and their events programme via their website:

In St Annes, the ever-popular Sounds in the Square return every Wednesday 1-2.30pm from 1st May to 25th September 2024 and Brass in the Grass returns to Ashton Gardens the first Sunday of every month from May until September – who doesn’t love the sound of a brass band in the park on a beautiful spring or summer day?

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. In rural Fylde, the Ship in Elswick has a new seasonal menu which is sure to be popular.

At Fairhaven Lake, the boats return from Easter including the two new swan pedalos. You may have noticed plenty of developments at Fairhaven Lake over the past few years with improvements to the parkland and other work going on behind the scenes to continually improve facilities – you’ll see new access points to the park as well as a great events programme.



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