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Things to do in Galgate

Whether you enjoy crafting or cookery, this village has a lot to offer.

If you’re staying with us here at Moss Wood Caravan park, don’t miss out on a visit to the pretty village of Galgate, just six miles north of our site. Quiet, quaint and perfectly unassuming, Galgate has a lot more to offer than may meet the eye. A thriving sense of community, a rich silk-producing heritage and an attractive marina all give the village a wonderful quintessential English charm.

Here are five things to do in Galgate and nearby…

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Galgate Marina

Winding its way through Galgate village is one of the only coastal waterways in the UK, the charming Lancaster canal. This 41 mile stretch of water, which twists and turns from Preston to Kendal, lends itself to beautiful riverside walks, long bike rides and riverside bird watching. Galgate’s charming marina, with moorings for over 120 boats, is a perfect spot to enjoy all these pursuits, as well as drinking in the sights and sounds of narrowboats coming and going.

(c) Photo by Renata Edge, Shared under license CC 2.0

Sitting Pretty Vintage Tea Room

This vintage artisan tea room, with fairtrade gift shop and dedicated play area for the little ones, is a foodie delight and a must for fans of good cake! Run by mum and food blogger Vicky, the extensive menu includes over 30 different types of tea, milkshakes, juices and some of the most mouthwatering cake creations you can imagine, as well as a range of delicious savoury salads, pies, tagines and sandwiches. Food can be ordered to take away but we suggest you sit in and soak up the the beautiful surroundings.

Cooking with Sanah

If you want to experience something totally different, why not join in one of Sanah’s authentic Indian cookery classes, based in Galgate? Through the friendly and informative half or full-day classes, you will learn the aromatic secrets of what makes Indian cuisine so distinctive and delicious, as well as having a go and creating your own culinary masterpieces.

Canalside Craft Centre

Delicious home-made food, a picturesque canal-side view and gorgeous displays of locally crafted wood are all yours to enjoy at the Canalside Craft Centre, just off the main road in Galgate. Originally a run-down farm, the centre has been lovingly restored to provide a fantastic venue for eating, drinking and relaxing.

Giggles Soft Play and Adventure Centre

For rainy days with the kids, you can’t beat a great soft play, and Giggles, just three miles from Galgate, is one of the best centres around. With three huge play frames, a dedicated baby sensory area, climbing walls, sports areas and great kids’ meal deals available at the cafe, this is a great place for the little ones to burn off some energy!

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