The 10 Best Things to Do in Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom (UK)

August 30, 2017 Brain Ambrose

Discover the best top things to do in Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom (UK) including St. Anne's Beach, Blackpool Pleasure Beach, Ashton Gardens, Blackpool Tramway, Lytham Windmill, Fairhaven Lake, The Big One, Lytham Hall, Lowther Pavilion, Stanley Park.
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1. St. Anne's Beach

Lytham St Anne's FY8 1LS, England
Excellent
63%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 279 reviews

St. Anne's Beach

Reviewed By 1969steveb - Blackburn, United Kingdom

On a freezing day we braved a walk on the beach, it's a beautiful beach that plenty of dog owners and their dogs were enjoying, the tide was miles out so didn't bother with a swim!!Thank you for your review, we're delighted that you enjoyed your walk on the beach despite the cold! Hopefully you can come and visit again in summer when it may be a little warmer - maybe even warm enough for a swim!

2. Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Ocean Boulevard, Blackpool FY4 1EZ, England +44 871 222 1234
Excellent
53%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
4%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 10 reviews

Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Reviewed By philipiouk - UK

We had a really good day out but that’s not to say this park doesn’t have issues.
We would have paid over £100 for 2 adults and 2 young children, fortunately we were saved by Tesco Clubcard.
Initial impressions were good, there were loads of staff on the ticket desk. We then went through security with mental detectors and bag searches; initially I felt reassured by this however it was clearly not there for security and instead there to sniff out picnics. If only they were so rigorous in finding the cannabis people were openly smoking around the park.
Once inside we had a good day. Barely any queues. Some of the new rides are well thought out and exceptional like Wallace and Gromit. It’s just a shame the park looks an utter mess and Shambles. It’s a hotch-potch of rides, concrete and metal work. The grounds are not great. I would also argue there aren’t enough rides to justify the high price.
Which brings me on to the final negativity - the price of food n drink. Rip-off doesn’t even come close. When you’ve already spent so much on admittance you don’t expect to pay £2 for a small bottle of Pepsi.
We had a good day but this was mainly down to going on clubcard and the park being empty. We would have been disappointed had this not been the case.

3. Ashton Gardens

Clifton Drive North, Lytham St Anne's FY8 2AE, England
Excellent
62%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 197 reviews

Ashton Gardens

Reviewed By Verydisappointed17 - Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom

This Park was tastefully planned and designed with something for everyone. The Gardens are beautifully maintained and the duck pond is a lovely feature with plenty of ducks and other wildfowl. Unfortunately for us all dog owners are permitted to exercise their dogs off the lead anywhere in the Park, except for the small enclosed children's play area and as we are nervous around dogs we won't be visiting again.

4. Blackpool Tramway

Blackpool FY1 5DD, England +44 1253 37001
Excellent
74%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 7 reviews

Blackpool Tramway

Blackpool Transport is the proud operator of Blackpool's £100 million tramway. The four year project, which concluded in April 2012, saw the replacement of 11 miles of track, creation of a new depot and introduction of a fleet of 16 state-of-the-art trams. It has never been easier to travel across Blackpool and the Fylde coast, with faster journey times, easy access and integrated Blackpool1 tickets that give you unlimited use of the trams and Blackpool Transport bus network (excluding Heritage Trams). Our frequent and reliable tram service provides an energy efficient mode of transport connecting residents and visitors to all major leisure, retail and businesses along the 11 mile stretch of coastline between Starr Gate and Fleetwood. The trams have level boarding and step-free interiors and designated disabled/pushchair areas making them accessible to all. Our frequent and reliable service connects passengers to all major leisure, retail and businesses along the 11 mile stretch of coastline. Heritage Tram Tours operate on Public and School Holidays, most weekends during Spring/Summer/Autumn and on special events. Heritage Day tickets are available that allow unlimited use of both heritage and modern trams plus Blackpool Transport buses. Heritage Trams stop only at the specially marked Heritage Tram Stops at Pleasure Beach, North Pier/Tower, Cabin, Bispham*, Cleveleys* and Fleetwood Ferry* (*special event days only). Blackpool has the oldest electric street tramway in the world with records dating back to 1884 when track plans were produced for an electric tramway that would connect North and South Shore. Blackpool Corporation paid for and maintained the infrastructure, whilst the Blackpool Electric Tramway Company, formed in January 1885 provided the electrical equipment, depot and tramcars. The tramway opened on the 29th September 1885. After the second world war, there was gradual consolidation and by 1962, the trams were confined to the 11 mile route from Starr Gate to Fleetwood which still operates today. The bus services expanded along with the town throughout the sixties, seventies and eighties. Since bus deregulation in 1986, the trams and buses have been operated by Blackpool Transport Services Ltd, a Blackpool Council Company. While the trams themselves are owned and run by Blackpool Transport, the tramway infrastructure is currently owned by Blackpool Council and leased to the Company, which pays an annual track rental fee for the privilege.

Reviewed By Paul H - Huddersfield, United Kingdom

The best time to use the trams are during the ellumination from September to November. During the day they are public transport from the North pier at Blackpool to the Fleetwood market town.
At night out come trams covered with lights. Walls ice cream, a steam train, double decker and single deckers . All the family from babies to OAP will enjoy watching and riding on them. If you go to Blackpool ride the trains at least once. Some towns still have trams. My town Huddersfield had trams till the late 70s and some like Manchester and Sheffield have brought them back into action again, very green.

5. Lytham Windmill

East Beach, Lytham St Anne's FY8 5LD, England +44 1253 794879
Excellent
57%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 212 reviews

Lytham Windmill

Windmills have featured in Lytham's history for hundreds of years. In 1805 Richard Cookson sought and obtained a lease from the Squire for a plot of land on which to build a 'windy milne'. Later, in 1860, when the prestigious houses in the area were being built the residents looked upon the Windmill as an "industrial nuisance"! On the 2nd January 1919, a tremendous gale turned the sales despite the powerful brake and sparks ignited the woodwork. The Windmill was quickly ravaged by fire, the interior being entirely gutted. The Windmill remained derelict until 1921, when it was given by the Squire to the Lytham Urban District Council. In 1989, the Windmill was restored by Fylde Borough Council and opened to the public. Lytham Windmill is run in partnership with Fylde Borough Council and Lytham Heritage Group.

Reviewed By APK1920 - Whalley, United Kingdom

They must have changed the light bulbs to purple from the usual sodium (orange) bulbs for the festive season. To appreciate the lighting one had to step out of the car and walk nearer the windmill and away from the street lighting, once away from the effect of the stressing and the flood lighting you could see the black sails picking up the purple lighting

6. Fairhaven Lake

Inner Promenade, Lytham St Anne's FY8 1BD, England +44 1253 725610
Excellent
54%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 544 reviews

Fairhaven Lake

Fairhaven Lake is one of the borough's most popular attractions. Nestled between Lytham and St Anne's, a salt water lake, positioned directly on the coast next to Granny's Bay and Stanner Bank. Enjoy the many recreational facilities provided, motorboat, canoe and rowing boat hire. For the less adventurous there is an electrically powered motor launch, enjoy the cruise and enjoy the scenery from the launch on a 10-15 min cruise. Lakeside facilities include a cafe and the RSPB Discovery Centre. The lake is one of the most important wildfowl locations in Europe, with a group of more than 250 Canada Geese, several Swans (including a solitary Black one) and many coots, water hens and other smaller fowl.

Reviewed By MadonnaAlmondbury - Almondbury

This lake is very picturesque and offers something for old and youn alike. There is a play area for children well stocked cafe and boats to take a trip around the lake.

7. The Big One

525 Ocean Boulevard | Blackpool Pleasure Beach, Blackpool FY4 1EZ, England +44 871 222 1234
Excellent
74%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 2 reviews

The Big One

Reviewed By Pepperoni_10 - Nottingham, United Kingdom

This is the first time i've come across this here and it just ruins the park. You can queue for a ride and the queue looks reasonable but then it just doesn't seem to move. You then realise that priority tickets get given allocated time slots where they just turn up and go on so the main queue takes much longer than before.
We left early because it was driving us nuts.

8. Lytham Hall

Lytham Hall Lytham Hall Park | The Tea Room is within the grounds., Lytham St Anne's FY8 4JX, England +44 1253 736652
Excellent
56%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 223 reviews

Lytham Hall

Lytham Hall is a Grade I listed Georgian country house, walking distance from Lytham town centre. It is situated in 78 acres of historic parkland. Visits to Hall, parkland and tea room are possible.

Reviewed By Fenlandier - Cambridgeshire

Visited this place for the first time and it happened to be Mothering Sunday so it was quite busy.
The tea room staff were very efficient and friendly and turned orders over quickly.
Food was very nice.
Little book shop was stocked with interesting range of books and other items.
Grounds nice but didn’t have time to visit house on this occasion.

9. Lowther Pavilion

West Beach Lowther Terrace, Lytham St Anne's FY8 5QQ, England +44 1253 794221
Excellent
53%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 142 reviews

Lowther Pavilion

The theatre was built in 1921 and serves the borough of Fylde and the surroundings as a professional and amateur stage. This 457 capacity venue is multi faceted and can be used for a wide variety of events such as Theatrical Productions, Concerts, Demonstration's, Exhibitions and Community Events.The venue is situated within the idyllic grounds of Lowther Gardens on West Beach in Lytham and is operated as a Charitable Trust (Lowther Gardens, Lytham, 1117054).

Reviewed By Debandez - Blackpool, United Kingdom

Another tribute night. This time absolute Bowie. Great night from start to finish. Booking is so easy. Email confirmation clear. Print off tickets. Appear on the night. Drinks in the bar at reasonable prices. Pleasant bar staff. Shown to our seats by lovely ladies. Amazing show once again. Can't wait for the next wonderful experience. They advertise well. Via post and email. They have some brilliant shows on. Something for everyone. The management team have certainly got their finger on the pulse that's for sure.

10. Stanley Park

West Park Drive, Blackpool FY3 9HQ, England +44 1253 477477
Excellent
66%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Stanley Park

Stanley Park is Blackpool's premier green attraction, placed as a Grade II* listed facility on the National Register of Historic Parks and Gardens, within a designated town conservation area. The park has enjoyed continued popularly since its official opening in 2nd October 1926 by Sir George Edward Villers Stanley, after whom the park takes its name. Stanley Park was designed by famous Landscape Architects Thomas Mawson & Sons and at 256 acres, is one of England's largest and historically significant green spaces. The park was the first comprehensive site planning scheme in Blackpool; a unique development on a grand scale designed to meet the needs of the town. The park contains everything that any visitor could possibly wish for. Experience a variety of scenic walks around ornamental Gardens, natural woodlands and lakes as well as a number of stunning architectural and landscape features such as the Cocker Memorial Clock Tower, Art Deco Cafe, Italian Gardens, Rose Gardens, Bandstand and Auditorium. The park also boasts a superb sporting and recreational facilities including Blackpool Model Village, Stanley Park Golf Course, Blackpool Sports Centre, Blackpool Cricket Ground and Athletic Arena, as well as boat hire and numerous outdoor pitches, greens and courts.

Reviewed By TheLittlewoods - Blackpool, United Kingdom

We have a weekly meet here and everything you need is here drinks tea coffee etc.ancholic if you want it .we have used this cafe for over 2 years now and always found it and the staff to be too marks.

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