Things To Do In Lancaster

Salt Ayre Sports Centre


Salt Ayre Sports Centre is the largest sports and leisure centre in the Lancaster district and is conveniently located half-way between Lancaster and Morecambe. The centre offers a wide range of indoor sport and leisure activities all year round. Their indoor facilities include Swimming Pool, a large indoor sports hall, Projectile Hall, fitness/dance studio, a fully equipped Reflexions gym and sauna steam suite. The swimming pool is the largest in the area and is suitable for everyone with a main 25m pool, learner pool, spa pool and waterslide making it great fun for all the family. Throughout the week there are dedicated sessions of lane swimming, children’s activities and float sessions, plus the exciting 40m waterslide is open weekends and throughout school holidays.

For further information call 01524847540, Address: Salt Ayre, Lancaster, LA1 5JS. website:

The Storey


Central Lancaster’s artistic, technical and scientific innovation for 130 years, the Storey Institute was remodelled in 2009 as a purpose designed centre for the creative industries, featuring art galleries, auditoria and guest exhibitions. The building is open to the public to visit the Information Centre, eat and drink at the cafe-bar and restaurant, and visit the exhibitions, many of which are free.

For further information call: 01524582512 Address: Meeting House Lane, Lancaster, LA1 1TH

The Cottage Museum

The Cottage Museum offers an intimate glimpse of early Victorian life in this tiny and intriguing 18th-Century cottage spread over 5 floors. Come and meet the Victorian housekeeper and discover gadgets and utensils used in the 19th Century. the Cottage Museum is just a walk from Lancaster Castle and the Judges’ Lodgings.

For further information Call: 0152464637 Address: 15 Castle Hill, Lancaster

Willaimson Park’s Butterfly House


Come along and walk amongst some of the world’s most beautiful species, including brilliant swallowtails and cleverly camouflaged owl butterflies within a natural habitat. The Tropical Butterfly House, Mini-Beasts, bird Enclosure and Small Mammal section will fascinate all the family and add a touch of the exotic to a visit to Lancaster’s leading tourist attraction. Enjoy the pleasant surroundings of the Pavilion Cafe or browse around our gift shop packed with all kind of exciting gift ideas

For further information Call: 0152433318 Address: Municipal Park, Wyresdale Road, Lancaster, LA1 1UX

Giggles Play and Adventure


Lancaster’s newest indoor Playcentre and party venue providing entertainment for kids whatever the weather. Your children will have hours of fun while you sit and relax and enjoy a freshly made coffee and cake or sample from their healthy and nutritious menu available throughout the day.

*Party Rooms *Ball Pool *Indoor Children’s Karting * Separate play areas for children and toddlers

For further information Call: 07788947943 Address: Lancaster Leisure Park, Wyresdaale Road, Lancaster, LA1 3LA

Lancaster Brewery and Visitor Centre


Since its relaunch in November 2007 Lancaster Brewery has gone from strength to strength becoming one of the fastest growing breweries in the United Kingdom. Brewing at full capacity with demand outstripping supply, the Brewery recently moved to much bigger premises on Lancaster Leisure park beside Williamson Park. Their newly built ‘state of the art’ brewhouse enables them to brew enough of their top quality ales to supply all demands, and their visitor centre will allow customers to visit and become friendly.

For further information Call: 01524848537 Address: Lancaster Leisure Park, Wyresdale Road, Lancaster, LA1 3LA


Ruskin Library


The home of the Whitehouse Collection of Ruskin materials, The Ruskin Library contains a Reading Room, for those using the Collection for research, and a public Gallery. The collection is a fascinating mixture of pictures, books manuscripts and photographs relating to the great Victorian writer and artist John Ruskin (1819-1900) who spent his later life at Brantwood, near Coniston in the Lake District.

For further information Call: 01524593587 Address: Lancaster University, Lancaster, LA1 4YH

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