Experience Lancashire from Home
6th May 2020
We know many of our loyal customers and holiday home owners have had to postpone a trip to Moss Wood Caravan Park over the past month. Whilst travel is currently restricted and we must stay at home to protect ourselves and our local communities, there are a number of ways you can enjoy all that Lancashire has to offer from the comfort of your home.
1. Support Lancashire small business
Lancashire has an excellent foodie scene and a wide selection of award-winning food and drink. Whilst, non-essential shops are closed for the time being, you can still order your favourite artisan produce to be delivered to your door. Treat yourself to your favourite tipple or perhaps send a hamper of Lancashire goodies to a loved one.
2. Test your Lancashire knowledge
Online quizzes are becoming a popular form of entertainment during lockdown, so why not put your knowledge to the test? See how well you know our beautiful region, it’s landmarks and history with this fantastic Lancashire themed quiz. If you’re feeling competitive you could even challenge your friends (or fellow Moss Wood caravan owners) via a Zoom video call to see who really knows Lancashire the best!
3. Watch a wildlife webcam
Brockholes is a favourite family day out for many guests visiting our Lancaster holiday park. During this period of temporary closure, it’s still possible to catch a glimpse of the visiting wildlife on one of the nature reserves wildlife cameras. Admire the view over the shores of Pit and Meadow lake, whilst keeping your eyes peeled for different species of birds.
4. Experience Lancaster in 360
Explore some of Lancaster’s best loved sights with a virtual reality tour! Admire panoramic photographs of the city’s canals, rivers, parks and other popular attractions without having to leave your sofa. Use your curser to navigate and turn 360 degrees – it will feel like you’re really there!
If you’re anything like us your spending more time in the kitchen at the moment, honing your baking skills. So, why not try your hand at recreating a traditional Lancashire dish such as a delicious hot pot or Eccles cake? If you’re in need of inspiration there are plenty of recipes to follow online – you can find some of our favourites on the Visit Lancashire website.
6. Birds eye view of Blackpool
Blackpool is one of the most popular seaside resorts in the UK, famed for its traditional entertainment, tower and old-school amusement park. Due to the ongoing travel restrictions this normally bustling seafront promenade is uncharacteristically quiet, providing the perfect opportunity to watch the changing shoreline as the tide comes and goes. The live webcam is located in an elevated position, allowing far reaching views along the beach.
7. Relax to the sound of nature
Research has shown that spending time in nature has a positive effect on our mental wellbeing. If you’re finding these uncertain times stressful, and cannot access the countryside during your daily exercise from home, try to relax and unwind with these unique sounds captured around Lancashire wetland reserves.
8. Experience a virtual waterpark
Experience the thrilling waterslides at Sandcastle Waterpark with these fantastic point of view videos! Imagine yourself zooming down the flumes at this favourite family attraction and pick which one you want to go on first when the park reopens!
9. Enjoy the views at Morecambe Bay
Enjoy a spot of people watching via a live web cam overlooking Morcambe Bay. Imagine yourself breathing in the salty sea air and sampling an ice cream and delicious fish and chips! There are 3 web cams dotted along the award-winning promenade, allowing you to change your view and take in the best of this popular seaside town.
10. Stargazing at the Forest of Bowland
Admire the beautiful night skies above the Forest of Bowland with this incredible time lapse video. This Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is among some of the best places in the UK to observe shooting stars and constellations thanks to its dark skies and minimal light pollution.
11. Delve deep into history
Photo credit: Matthew Hartley, Flickr (CC BY-ND 2.0)
If you’re in need of a ‘culture fix’ why not marvel at Gawthorpe Hall and Rufford Old Hall impressive collections online. These National Trust owned properties boast beautiful artwork and tapestries with fascinating histories waiting to be explored.
12. Take part in an online dog show
World Horse Welfare’s annual fun dog show has been cancelled – so they’re moving it online! Enter your dog into a range of categories, including ‘handsome boy’ and ‘child’s best friend’. There’s a small fee for submitting your photo with all proceeds going to this fantastic cause. If the judges pick your four-legged friend as best in show – you’ll receive a certificate to commemorate the occasion!
We hope it’s not too long until we can welcome you back to Moss Wood Caravan Park. In the meantime, please enjoy these activities at home.