Local Events and attractions

AttractionsVenues for the young and the not-so-young, a diverse number of attractions await you in Lytham St Annes. Historic places of interest like Lytham Windmill and Lytham Hall and fascinating attractions which depict the history of the area and the families who moulded the towns and villages, Lytham Heritage Centre and St Annes Heritage Mural. Enjoy the traditional family attractions of a coastal town or pay a visit to rural Fylde, visit Glasform and see master glass blower John Ditchfield at work.

Blackpool  is located a short distance away with a vast choice of attractions to ensure you have the best possible time.  Why not treat yourself to the Blackpool Resort Pass which provides you with one visit per attraction across seven days.

NINE great attractions for £77.50, saving you more than £55.

No visit to Blackpool will be complete in 2013 without a ride on Blackpool Pleasure Beach’s new Thrill-O-Matic Wallace and Gromit ride. The new family ride is due to open in Spring so watch this space for more details.

Meanwhile white-knuckle-seekers can experience the adrenalin of the Pepsi Max Big One, Infusion and other thrilling rides or slide the world’s longest indoor rollercoaster waterslide at Sandcastle Waterpark.

The 4D Cinema and SKYWALK at The Blackpool Tower Eye is an absolute must when in resort. Create lifelong memories with the family 380 feet above the Promenade before exploring the rest of The Blackpool Tower – don’t forget The Blackpool Tower Circus where you will be entertained by everyone’s favourite clown Mooky.

SEA LIFE Centre BlackpoolDown in the depths of The Blackpool Tower you’ll find Blackpool’s dreadfully thrilling family attraction – The Blackpool Tower Dungeon! Prepare to be hurled into Blackpool’s most horrible history where the Dungeon creatures are ready to tell you their tormented tales.

A short stroll down the Promenade brings you to SEA LIFE and Madame Tussauds. Both are perfect for a morning or afternoon family trip. The only question is – which one first? Sharks, rays, turtles and thousands of fish make SEA LIFE an amazing aquatic discovery, while Madame Tussauds provides close-up glitz and glamour with your favourite British celebrities.

Combine fun and wild animals in a fabulous family day out at Blackpool Zoo. More than 1,000 mammals, birds, reptiles and invertebrates reside in spacious, natural enclosures amidst 32 acres of stunning, mature parkland with lakes, tress and plenty of room for children to run wild!

Blackpool Model VillageOr if you want to feel like a giant why not take a trip to Blackpool Model Village and Gardens? Set in 2.5 acres of stunning parkland wander through the carefully tended gardens and marvel at the many hand crafted models and figures representing life’s rich tapestry.

By night there is the world-famous Illuminations, which shine brightly for 66 nights from September to November each year. 2013 will see the official Switch-On take place on August 30th. And of course, there are miles of golden sand to enjoy at your leisure – it’s not called the Golden Mile for nothing!