Things to do in Galgate
Whether you enjoy crafting or cookery, this village has a lot to offer.
If you’re staying with us at Moss Wood Caravan park, don’t miss out on a visit to the pretty village of Galgate, just six miles north of our award-winning caravan 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 we give an insight into some of our favourite things to do in Galgate during your trip.
Things to do in Galgate
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 bird watching. Galgate’s charming marina, with moorings for over 120 boats, is a perfect spot to enjoy all these pursuits, and the sights and sounds of narrowboats coming and going.
Sitting Pretty Vintage Tea Room
Sitting Pretty is vintage artisan tea room, with fairtrade gift shop and dedicated play area for the little ones. 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. If you’d prefer a savoury snack there are also a range of delicious salads, pies, tagines and sandwiches on offer. Food can be ordered to take away but we suggest you sit in and soak up the the beautiful surroundings. Sitting Pretty is a foodie delight and a must visit for fans of good cake!
Cooking with Sanah
If you want to experience something totally different during your holiday in Lancaster, 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. You’ll also create 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!
We highly recommend a trip to Galgate during your trip to Moss Wood Caravan Park. For more holiday inspiration, see our helpful things to do page.