Enjoy 5 miles of beautiful scenery along the promenade from Heysham to Hest Bank. There are several cafes/pubs etc. where you can have food or refreshments along your way. There are also a selection of specialist walks available – see Viv for more information.
There are plenty of beaches along the promenade; there is directly opposite the guesthouse, and beach equipment is available from nearby shops.
Crab fishing / pond dipping
There are several areas available along the beached areas, where you can spend hours having fun. Nets / lines are available from nearby shops.
Playgrounds / play areas
There are several play parks available (free of charge) along the promenade from Heysham all the way down to Gala Bingo. There are three age-related parks directly opposite the guesthouse (including water features).
Sunshine cycle hire
Bicycles are available for short let or full days. Information is available on the notice board near the front door.
Happy Mount Park
Enjoy a full day at the park; the park is only a 10 minute drive away from the guesthouse, or 45 minutes’ walk at a brisk pace. Buses are available from the bus stop opposite the guesthouse. Entrance to the park is free; but small charges are paid for some of the activities on offer once inside the park. There is also a splash water park within the main park; so be sure to take towels to dry off after playing in it! Please do not take towels from the rooms, please ask for alternative ones.
Other activities include: Mini train rides, trampolines, mini golf, pitch ‘n’ putt, crazy golf, boat swings, pirates in the park (an inside soft play area for younger children) and there is also a café.
Enjoy spending time in Heysham village. Jump on board a bus into the village, 10 minute drive / taxi ride, or 30-40 minute walk along the beautiful promenade. A fantastic walk down the promenade leads to the village itself, passing a play park and beach area just on the outskirts. Once in the village, you can take a quiet amble to St. Peter’s Church with fantastic views over the bay towards the Lakeland Mountains, stop for refreshments in the local Cafes, or the local pub – where fantastic home cooked food is available, and you can site out in the large beer garden or in the old traditional English bar.
Morecambe Bay is renowned for its fantastic bird life. Borrow a pair of binoculars and see what you can find (be sure to let Viv know if you have borrowed the set from the lounge).
Days out in Lancaster
A lovely city – only 4 miles away. Jump on a bus from the stop opposite (bus 2, 2A, 3, 3A, 4), or jump on the train. There are plenty of car parks if you want to drive, however remember to take some change for the ticket machines. Within the city itself, there are plenty of shops / cafes / bars / restaurants / nightclubs.
Morecambe is home to a 4 screen cinema, Reel Cinema. The cinema is located just down the promenade close to the Midland / Tourist information centre. Lancaster is home to a much more modern 6 screen stadium-style seating cinema, Vue.
Reel Cinema: 01524 413935
Vue Cinema: 08712 240 240
Located in Lancaster, The Grand Theatre (under its many names), has been a major part of the social and cultural life of Lancaster since being built in 1782.
Contact: 1 St. Leonardsgate, Lancaster, LA1 1NN
Tel: 01524 64695 to book, or book online at http://www.lancastergrand.co.uk
Walk through 54 beautiful acres of parkland in Lancaster and look around the fantastic Butterfly house. Refreshments and gifts are available in the café / shop onsite. Picnic areas are available and there is a small play park for children onsite. It is free entrance to the park, but charges are payable for entrance to the butterfly house. The park is situated at the very top of Lancaster. If travelling by bus or train from Morecambe, you will have to enquire once there about a bus to the park; you can walk to it, but it is a bit of a trek up the hill. If driving, then follow the signs for the park. There is free parking available outside the park, and there are also pay & display spots within the par and around its edges. Disabled parking is available at the top entrance to the park.
Lancaster Leisure Park
Just 10 minutes’ walk from Williamson Park, it has plenty to do. Ample parking, you can enjoy an afternoon out here. For up to date information, visit http://www.visitlancashire.com/things-to-do/lancaster-leisure-park-p1790
Formerly a working prison, Lancaster Castle is undergoing constant renovations to turn it into a perfect spot to relax. With a café onsite, you can book onto one of the tours running at multiple times daily – it is only 5 minutes’ walk from the train station, or 10 minutes’ walk from the bus station.
Lancaster Canal Packet Boats
Why not have a change and get the bus to Carnforth (only 5 miles away), or walk along the coastline and off track into Carnforth. You can have a quiet amble around the shops; maybe stop off for a little lunch in one of the pubs or cafes, and then catch a canal boat from the pub called Canal Turn and sail back to Lancaster taking in the glorious scenery along the way… then catch the bus or train back to Morecambe. Itineraries are available – please call 01524 389410 to discuss or book. Also enquire about the occasional trips from Morecambe to the boat via the old fashioned way… by steam bus!
Why not try your hand at a round of golf at one of our local courses at Morecambe, Heysham or Lancaster. Please ask if interested as occasional offers are sometimes available and we do not want you to miss out.
Ten pin bowling is available on Central Drive. Superbowl has 20 lanes available as well as a licensed bar alongside an arcade area and food court. Only 15 minutes’ walk from the guesthouse, it is suitable for all ages and the have bowling ball guides and cushions for younger players.
Pleasureland has plenty of slot machines / arcade game systems for all ages. They also have small children’s rides (payable). Entrance to the arcade is free and they also have a traditional chip shop on site.
Johnny’s Fun Factory
Located inside Pleasureland, Johnny’s Fun Factory offers a soft ball / climb activity centre with a bouncy castle. An entrance fee is payable per hour of play. Drinks purchased from the café can be taken into the parent’s viewing area. Only a 25 minute walk from the guesthouse along the promenade – there is also a Pay & Display car park at the rear of the building.
Salt Ayre Leisure Centre
For all ages, fancy a swim in the large heated pool? It has a slide and Jacuzzi.. Salt Ayre Sports Centre is a purpose-built sports and recreation facility, offering a wide variety of indoor and outdoor activities suitable for all age groups and all levels of fitness. Professional staff offers a range of classes which can be booked by contacting them directly. It is only 40 minutes’ walk away, or 10 minutes by car or taxi. There are also buses available to the supermarket next door (Asda).