Within Lancashire, you will find the Borough of Wyre which is named after the River Wyre that runs through the district. With bustling markets, unique theatre venues, vast stretches of sand and acres of countryside, Wyre has a bit of everything to offer. Be sure to head out to Beacon Fell. It is a country preserve providing hiking trails to its summit and panoramic views. Then head to Fair Snape Fell which is one of the larger hills in the Forest of Bowland. Parlick is also worth the visit as hikers and paragliding enthusiasts frequent the grassy hillside with scenic views of the stunning countryside.
Wyresdale Park in Preston is a farmhouse paradise for children! Kids are sure to love boating with you on the lake, paddling, swimming, fishing, and sharing the hot tub! It absolutely feels as though it could be the original setting for Swallows and Amazons. There are hidden coves for hammocks and campfires, and a wild fell to explore on this glorious glamping holiday.
Be sure to explore the Tolkien-esque beauty of the Forest of Bowland. Wyresdale Park is also a springboard to the world-renowned Lake District, with Lake Windemere a forty-five-minute drive away. Or simply spend every moment at Wyresdale – there’s more than enough to keep the whole family busy.
Forest of Bowland, situated on the edge of the Forest of Bowland, is only 20 minutes from the coast and not far from the River Wyre, making a swim or paddle a very inviting prospect. This farm is a fantastic natural playground for young and old alike! The indoor play area will put your local park to shame, with straw bales, swing, sandpit, and a giant slide. The outdoor play area and 2 zip wires are also always a hit with children!
It’s easy to take a trip to the Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales, the Forest of Bowland and the funfairs of Blackpool. Morecambe is also nearby, with its promenades and fabulous views across the bay. Make sure to visit the historical city of Lancaster, the local pubs and enjoy yourself an excellent meal.