Things to do in Lytham
Exploring the pretty seaside town of Lytham near Blackpool
Lytham is a picturesque seaside town on the North West Coast. It is famed for its iconic windmill and beautiful scenery. A trip to Lytham makes for a fantastic day out from our Lancaster holiday park. It’s an ideal destination for couples or families who prefer to escape the hustle and bustle in favour of quieter towns with plenty to see.
The River Ribble estuary meets the sea at Lytham, creating a scenic landscape of marshland and dunes that stretch the length of the waterfront. This is an important habitat for a range of wildlife. In fact, it is one of the largest saltmarshes in the country and of international importance for migrating birds.
Behind the marshes you’ll find Lytham Green, a wide-open green space, popular for picnics, ball games and family fun. The iconic Lytham Windmill can also be found here alongside the RNLI Museum. Take a look outside or admire this historic landmark from outside.
On your way into town, you will pass Lowther Gardens. Enjoy watching the world go by from one of the benches dotted amongst the flower beds, water features and landscaped grounds.
Lytham Hall should be your next point of call when visiting the town of Lytham. This beautiful Grade I Georgian Manor is set within 78 acres of landscaped grounds with plenty to see during a visit. Take a tour inside the property to admire the opulent furniture and stunning fine art. Speak to the friendly volunteers to find out more about the Clifton Family’s past. There’s also the Animal Hub with rescued farm animals where you can help clean out and feed the animals.
There are a number of events held in Lytham throughout the year. The exiting programme includes the Lytham Festival, a 5 days music event held just moments from the Fylde Coast. Over the course of the event a number of music acts take to the stage. In recent years the line-up has included world class performers such as Kylie Minogue, Rod Stewart and the Stereophonics.
Another unmissable event is the 1940s War Time Weekend. Relive this important period of history through a variety of battle re-enactments, military vehicle displays and big band performances. Treat yourself to something special from one of the vintage traders and dance the night away listening to some of the best golden oldies!
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