Things to do in Lytham St Annes

Tourist Information about Lytham St Annes and details of our favourite places to visit are also at the bottom of this page.

What is the Lytham St Annes beach like at St Annes on Sea?

The beach at St Annes is a fantastic soft sandy beach stretching all the way up to Blackpool. It’s a common past time to walk to the sea when its out and have a paddle when its in! Flanked with sand dunes it also provides shelter on breezy days. St Anne’s Pier is open during the season with traditional attractions. Donkey rides are also available in the summer months. Keep an eye out for Kite Surfers all year round riding the shallow waves. Find out Tide Times for St Annes


What is there to do on Lytham St Annes promenade?

As well as St Annes pier, we host a plethora of activities including the famous St Annes Beach Huts, the mini-train, trampolines and bouncy castles, mini fairground (seasonal) mini links pitch and putt, a toddler play area, the YMCA Leisure Centre, The Island Cinema (4 screen independent cinema) and RNLI Lifeboat station. There are also several cafés and restaurants along the promenade.


What is the typical Lytham St Annes weather?

- Less windy than Blackpool! However the sea breeze often leaves clear skies when inland is cloudy so we get more hours of sunshine than most of Lancashire. Most summer weekends you will find day trippers relaxing on the beach. Crisp, breezy autumn and winter days give a great chance to blow away the cobwebs with a walk along the beach! See Lytham St Annes weather forecast


What free activities are there in Lytham St Annes?

The coastal walk is an enjoyable experience from the broad sands, north of the pier in the St Annes, walk past the pier and the beach huts to a more shingled area. This will take you to Fairhaven Lake, then Granny’s Bay. A flat promenade walk then takes you along Lytham Green and to the Windmill. Fairhaven Lake is a great spot for bird-watching is also the host of the RSPB Ribble Discovery Centre (opening times vary)


What free activities are there in Lytham St Annes?

The coastal walk is an enjoyable experience from the broad sands, north of the pier in the St Annes, walk past the pier and the beach huts to a more shingled area. This will take you to Fairhaven Lake, then Granny’s Bay. A flat promenade walk then takes you along Lytham Green and to the Windmill. Fairhaven Lake is a great spot for bird-watching is also the host of the RSPB Ribble Discovery Centre (opening times vary)

There are several free play areas at Ashton Gardens in St Annes and also near the beach huts on the sea-front. Fairhaven Lake has tennis courts, and skate park and toddle pirate park. Towards Lytham, Lowther Gardens has a toddler play area and Park View 4U in Lytham accommodates all ages with larger playing fields, a BMX track, a sand & water play area and climbing frames.

If you want to head inland the Witch Wood and Lytham Hall offer lovely walks. Lytham Hall often runs free or low cost activities throughout the year. If you visit in the summer, St Annes Carnival and Lytham Club Day are great family days.


Is the Fylde coast good for running?

Yes, it’s a great place to run along the beach, but also the wide promenade runs the length of the coast. Park Run is also held every Saturday in the grounds of Lytham Hall.


Where can I park in St Annes?

Free street parking runs along the promenade and adjacent roads, but it does get busy on sunny days. There are large council run pay & display car parks at North Promenade, The Pier, The Island Complex and a Fairhaven Lake.


Is there a cinema in St Annes?

Yes, the Island Cinema is an independent 4 screen cinema showing the latest films at very reasonable prices, booking in advance is advisable for popular films.

What are the best places to visit in Lytham St Annes and Blackpool?

st annes beach huts near mode hotel

St Annes Beach Huts

A haven by the sea available for day hire. Book via the hotel for best rates.

Lytham Hall near mode hotel

Lytham Hall

Grade I country house and parkland with events throughout the year

Lytham Windmill close to hotel

Lytham Windmill

Lytham's best known landmark on the Green.

lowther pavillion events venue

Lowther Pavillion

A local entertainment venue hosting a variety of events

Blackpool Zoo discounted tockets

Blackpool Zoo

A wide range of aanimals plus dinosaur park and play area

Lytham Windmill close to hotel

Ashton Gardens

A well-maintained Grade II Listed garden

Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Enjoy a fun day out at the UK's most ride intensive theme park.

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Blackpool Tower & Ballroom

At Blackpool Tower discover the Eye, the Dungeon, the Circus, the Ballroom, Jungle Jim's.

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Sandcastle Water Park

The UKs Largest Indoor Waterpark. The Waterpark features over 18 slides.

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RSPB Ribble Discovery Centre

Fairhaven Lake and the Ribble Estuary are a haven for over 270,000 birds each year.

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Brockholes Nature Reserve

Brockholes is a new kind of nature reserve, an unreserved reserve.

Visit the lake district from mode hotel

Explore the Lakes

Windermere is just an hours drive from the Fylde coast. For stunning scenery all year.

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