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Things to do in Lytham and Blackpool

The winter months are almost upon us however we are still welcoming guests to the holiday cottage in Longridge, Lancashire. At this time of year we mainly host guests for short breaks, people that want that special break before the onset of Christmas.

A lovely day out is to have a nice walk and visit the  seaside resort of Lytham. On the Fylde coast Lytham is approximately 30 minutes drive from The Shippon Holiday Let, it has numerous golf courses, windmill and old Lifeboat Museum. It also has a wide range of  bars, pubs restaurants and independent and also High Street Shops. https://www.visitlytham.info/

You can also take a walk along the promenade or beach which is fantastic for blowing the cobwebs away. We also like to call at Whelans Fish and Chip shop located on the High Street just a short walk from the promenade. In our opinion this is a must visit. It has won lots of awards and it has a restaurant if you prefer to sit in or if you are like ourselves then we have them on the front looking out to sea. Quite a few famous personalities gave visited here including Gordon Ramsay, Carl Foggarty and Ryan Giggs.

Lytham hosts the Lytham Festival in July each year, this event is becoming increasingly popular with famous acts including Rod Stewart, Kylie, and many more having played.

Just down the road from Lytham is St Annes  where you can see the Victoria pier that was built in 1885 ,it’s built in cast iron with a wooden deck and includes shelters and pavilions in cast iron, glass, and wood. Well worth a visit and a lovely photo opportunity. Here is a little more information  on the history of the pier https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St_Anne%27s_Pier

If you like wildlife then have a walk down to Fair haven Lake there is a footpath that you can walk along or even hire a boat in the summer months. Events do take place here so its probably best to check before you go. All of these places are a lot quieter in the Winter months and are a great day out.https://www.visitstannes.info/

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If you fancy going somewhere that is more action packed then a visit to Blackpool may be on the cards.

The UK’s favourite beach resort features world-class attractions from a theme park to an aquarium, stunning beaches to the Blackpool Illuminations, a water park to a zoo,  wax figure celebrity look-a-likes and the unforgettable Blackpool Tower. Here is a little more information regarding the tower https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blackpool_Tower.

These amazing experiences are underpinned by a year-round programme of events and fantastic shows. It has a great promenade that is ideal for cycling from one end to the other.

Blackpool Pleasure Beach is the world’s most ride intensive amusement park so if it’s adrenaline fuelled adventure you are looking for; you have come to the right place!  Blackpool Pleasure Beach is always ahead of the game when it comes to thrills.  The park is home to the UK’s tallest roller coaster, The Big One, the UK’s first looping coaster, Revolution and the UK’s first suspended looping coaster completely over water, Infusion.

Most of the year there are events going on here so please have a look https://www.visitblackpool.com/ for further details.

We hope that you enjoy our little mini guide of a day out on the Fylde coast on a winters day.

Bye for now

Hayley x

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