Autumn Holidays in Lancashire
18th August 2020
We think that Autumn is the ideal time for a caravan holiday in Lancashire. With the children back in school and the crowds of summer gone for another year, September and October are the perfect months to explore the region and all it has to offer. Whether you’re planning a relaxing getaway or an action-packed autumn break, Moss Wood Caravan Park near Lancaster is the perfect out of season stay.
Here we outline just some of the reasons an autumn touring holiday at Moss Wood should be on your bucket list this year.
Lancaster has earned an enviable reputation for its spectacular scenery. Countryside covers more than 80% of the county, which means there are some beautiful views on offer. During the autumn months the changing colours create a stunning backdrop for leisurely walks through forests, open moorland and along the canals. In the evening you can’t beat watching the sunset on one of the North Wests beautiful beaches.
Autumn holiday on a budget
If you’re holidaying on a budget, the shoulder season is the perfect time of year to escape for a long weekend or mid-week break. At Moss Wood Caravan Park our low season tariff runs from the 1st of September until we close in November, offering a nightly saving per pitch. With deals to be had at this time of year, you may choose to extend your break at our caravan site near Lancaster. Or, you could put the money you’ve saved towards an extra special meal at one of the best restaurants in Lancashire or visit an attraction you’ve previously missed out on.
Escape the crowds
Families flock to seaside resorts in the North West throughout the summer months, which can be off putting for some visitors. In the autumn however, beaches are seldom busy so you can escape the crowds and explore the Fylde coast at your leisure. Whilst the weather may not be quite as warm as other times of year, the beautiful landscape remains dramatic and picturesque. On stormy days, there’s something quite spectacular about being out in the elements on a bracing walk, watching the waves with the wind in your hair.
Lancashire plays host to a number of world-renowned events throughout the autumn months that are not to be missed during your touring break at Moss Wood Caravan Park. We highly recommend a trip to Blackpool to witness the spectacle that is the Blackpool Illuminations. Every year since 1879, Blackpool promenade has been lit by an impressive lighting display, which includes decorated floats and projections on the iconic tower. The bright lights cover over 6 miles and can be viewed for free by foot or on an illuminated tram tour.
Autumn is the perfect time of year for wildlife spotting, whether that’s from the comfort of your caravan or when you’re out and about in the local area. With a mix of countryside and coast across the county, there’s plenty of habitats to explore.
The team at Moss Wood are passionate about the environment and together we have introduced a number of initiatives to encourage wildlife throughout the site. Visitors have been fortunate to spot red squirrels, hedgehogs, bats and various species of birds from their touring pitch during an autumn break. We also have a dedicated nature trail, which encompasses our scenic woodland walk. Along the route there are information boards about the different types of animals you should keep an eye out for.
Further afield, we highly recommend a trip to Brockholes Nature Reserve, which boasts 250 acres of woodland, lakes and wetland. From the hides and viewing points dotted around the site you can expect to see a range of birdlife from afar. Other must visit wildlife attractions include, Beacon Fell Country Park, Bowland Wild Board Park and Wild Discovery.
Lancaster heritage and culture
There are some interesting heritage attractions to discover on trips to nearby towns and cities – ideal for wet and windy days. Lancaster should certainly be on your list if you’re into history, with beautiful architecture, museums, castle and monuments waiting to be explored.
Cold crisp days lead to clear nights, and the perfect weather for stargazing. Lancashire is home to a number of Dark Sky Discovery Sites, many of which fall within the bounds of the Forest of Bowland, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. These specially recognised sites have little to no light pollution, meaning that when the conditions are right, spectators can view the milky way, planets and constellations with clarity. The perfect way to spend an evening during your autumn break at Moss Wood Caravan Park.
October half term holidays
Moss Wood Caravan Park is the ideal destination for an October half term holiday in your touring caravan or motorhome. Our central location close to the towns of Preston, Lancaster and Blackpool affords guests easy access to a range of activities and attractions within a short drive of our holiday park.
What’s more, we’ve got plenty on offer around the park, which appeals to children within your group. There are two outdoor adventure playgrounds where younger members of the family can burn off some energy and make new friends during their stay. There’s also a private fishing lake – the perfect activity for encouraging children to spend time in the great outdoors.
Outdoor adventure activities
If you’re looking for something on the adventurous side, Lancashire is great choice for an outward bounds holiday this autumn. With miles upon miles of open countryside and waterways waiting to be explored, you can try your hand at a range of activities during your stay. For visitors who like walking there are a number of challenging hikes as well as leisurely routes across the moorland. There are also plenty of mountain bike trails and cycle paths to put your skills to the test. If you really want to push your limits with an adrenaline fuelled activity, you can even book a sky dive at Black Knights Parachute Centre, just 10 minutes’ drive from our holiday park.