Winter is creeping upon us – the days are getting shorter and nights colder, so it’s the perfect time to start thinking about a winter escape away with the family. All of Britain is wonderful in winter, but we think Lancashire is a pretty special place to visit (even when the weather isn’t that great).

There are lots of brilliant events taking place, such as Santa’s grottos, ice rinks, pantomime shows, the chance to meet reindeers and beautiful winter walks to make sure you have a wonderful festive season. Below is your guide to the top things to do on a winter escape to Lancashire.

Sunny Winter day with bare trees beside the Lancaster Canal in Cumbria, England with green fields and blue sky.

Eat, Drink and Be Merry
Christmas is a wonderful time of year, and it’s the perfect excuse to eat all your favourite foods and indulge in mulled wine. If you’re on the search for some festivities, then Lancashire has lots of different Christmas markets on offer. You can head to Huntley’s Christmas Taster Weekend from 24 November to 26 November, for the chance for the children to enjoy breakfast or tea with Santa himself.

You can also visit the Poulton Christmas Festival to watch the town sparkle in lights, and you can enjoy some mince pies and mulled wine at the Christmas Winter Fayre at Preston.

Take a Winter Stroll

Lancashire is bursting with fabulous winter walks. Some of our favourites are the Bolton-le-Sands to Carnforth walk in Lancashire, which is a beautiful towpath walk along a tranquil canal. You are guaranteed views of Morecambe Bay, the Lake District and the looping Furness peninsula. Finish the 4.5-mile walk off with a hot drink at The Royal Station Hotel, Carnforth, which is by one of Britain’s most well-known, iconic railway stations.

Another great walk is the Formby walk, which allows you to explore beautiful sand dunes, and, if you climb to the top, you’ll be greeted with superb views over the Lake District, Liverpool Bay and Snowdonia. Wrap up warm and get moving!

Taken at dawn from Carlisle Railway footbridge looking down River Lune with Ashton Memorial on skyline and Millenium footbridge lights in centre of image

Visit a Family Friendly Show

Nothing says winter quite like a visit to the pantomime, and Lancashire is certainly not short of show choices. Entertaining for both the children and adults, it really is a perfect evening out. This year’s big shows are Aladdin, Peter Pan and Cinderella, and you’ll need to book your seats in advance to avoid disappointment. Shows are held throughout Lancashire, so regardless of the area you stay, you can keep the children entertained for an evening!

Winter can be the perfect time to get away and relax, however when you own a caravan, every season is a perfect time to unwind in the comfort of your home away from home. The tranquil setting of Old Hall Caravan Park provides you with a wonderful base to make the most of any season- even winter!

After all, there’s nothing more comforting than retreating to your holiday home after a wrapped-up winter stroll.

For the best caravan park that Lancashire has to offer, check out Old Hall Caravan Park. Get in touch with our friendly team, who will be happy to help and answer any questions you may have, so you can start planning your escape today- whatever the season!

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