What’s on this Easter?

Easter’s the time when you take advantage of the long weekend, the nights are lighter and it’s a chance to get out with all the family

But if you don’t fancy going away, what activities can you do on your doorstep? Don’t worry Lancashire has plenty to see and do.

If you fancy visiting some Lancashire landmarks, then here’s a couple you might want to see. The singing ringing tree in Burnley is not only a remarkable piece of art which can be seen for miles, but as the wind changes direction, the sculpture produces some amazing whistling and whining sounds. There is a short walk up to the top, but you will be rewarded with a panoramic view.

Brock Bottom near Garstang is a place for all the family to visit. Enjoy a peaceful walk along the River Brock, take a picnic and in April you get the added bonus of hundreds of bluebells. Then why not visit the old market town of Garstang and walk through its traditional weinds and enjoy its array of independent shops.

For some Easter fun, head to Martin Mere Wetland Centre where you can enjoy finding its giant yellow ducks hidden amongst its real life weird and wonderful duck cousins.

Twenty five giant ducks have been hidden around the wetlands and help is needed to find them all. Get them all and receive a tasty treat at the end.

From ducks to crabs. Why not join the Lancashire Wildlife Trust for Easter crabbing to learn more about these cool crustaceans? Meet at the café kiosks above the model yachting lake in Fleetwood to hear some interesting facts. Then why not head to Rossall Point Tower with the Lancashire Wildlife Trust to look for seals, porpoises and dolphins passing by. There will be plenty of sea birds to admire from the top deck too.

For something more traditional, make sure you visit Avenham and Miller Parks in Preston for its annual egg rolling, something which has been established in the city for 150 years. Not only can you roll your own Easter egg, but there are workshops, arts and crafts, street theatre and live music.

If you fancy some action, take the family to try a taster sailing session you’ll remember. A great way to experience Morecambe Bay from the sea. Don’t worry you don’t need prior sailing experience and there’s room for four people aboard the yacht plus the qualified skipper. The whole boating trip lasts around three hours and costs £85 per person. Visit bayseaschool.com for more information.

Take a look at what’s around you this Easter and get out there and enjoy it. Happy holidays!



Tedd Walmsley

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