Step into Summer!

If you’re already on one of our Rowland developments then you will know how these new communities are surrounded by green spaces, woodland and a whole host of attractions perfect for a day out with friends and families. Here we’ve rounded up some of the best of the action over the summer break so you can spend less time planning and more time enjoying…


Beach Huts Lytham







Get down to Lytham St Annes beach - a sandy paradise that’s home to donkey rides, a Victorian pier and children’s playgrounds. It’s the perfect place to relax and soak up the sun, or enjoy a bracing walk to refresh the body and soul in the winter months. There are cafes and ice cream parlours to get a seaside snack, as well as lots of traditional beach activities on tap, such as sandcastle building, paddling and games!

If you’re in need of a walk, then look no further than Fairhaven Lake. Fairhaven Lake is one of the borough's most popular attractions. Situated between Lytham and St Anne's, the salt water lake is positioned directly on the coast next to Granny's Bay and Stanner Bank. It’sover 19 hectares of open space and you can picnic, play crazy golf or try out your sea legs and hire a boat.



Astley Hall Chorley

Astley Hall is a museum and art gallery housed within a Grade I listed historic house. The Hall is set within the beautiful surroundings of Astley Park near the centre of Chorley which include historic woodland, a lake, a fully renovated Victorian walled garden, playing fields, the Royalists’ Retreat play area, Pets Corner, a sensory garden, bowling greens, putting greens, tennis courts and more. You can also take in an exhibition or research your family history in the Farmhouse and enjoy breakfast, lunch or other refreshments in the refurbished Coach House.



Go Ape Rivington

Just 20 minutes from Bolton, Rivington is a green oasis with a high ropes course beyond compare. 10 metres above the forest floor, this tree top adventure has just the right mix of adrenaline-pumping action and awe-inspiring views, this is also the only Go Ape in the UK to have a zip wire over water!

All parents know first-hand how stressful it can be keeping your kids entertained on a tight budget. Thankfully, places like Moss Bank Park exist.

Admission into the beautiful park is completely free, so you can let your kids roam free in the great outdoors without being out of pocket! Home to multiple play areas so your kids can blow off some steam. Speaking of steam, let your kid's imaginations go wild playing on the huge model train. All aboard!



Worden Park Leyland

Worden Park in Leyland is a fantastic place for all the family offering a hedge maze, walled garden, miniature railway, a crazy golf course and a play area large enough to cater for all ages.

Bring along a picnic blanket on Mondays during August to be captivated by one of these amazing performances: (charges apply)

The Secret Garden 6/8 | Jack & The Beanstalk 13/8 | Pinocchio 20/8



Blackpool Pleasure Beach, Sandcastles, Madame Tussauds & The Sea Life Centre are just some of the many attractions Blackpool has to offer. 

But one not to miss this summer is Blackpool Tower home of the Blackpool Tower Circus which has been providing spectacular entertainment in Blackpool since the doors first opened on 14 May 1894. One of the greatest shows in Blackpool, and beyond! 

Stanley Park Blackpool

If you fancy some fresh air then take a trip to Stanley Park in Blackpool. The 390-acre Stanley Park is a landmark in its own right, with a magical blend of architecture, horticulture and recreation. Stanley Park abounds in wildlife and its features appeal to the naturalist, the plant lover or one who would do nothing more than relax in elegant surroundings. Delightful horticultural displays can be found throughout the park. Don’t miss the Italian gardens, water fountains, statues, rose gardens and Remembrance Garden. Admire the impressive Cocker Tower - a memorial to Blackpool’s first Mayor Dr William Cocker, the bandstand and ornamental bridges over the lake.

During the summer there are free live music shows on the bandstand, events in the Italian Gardens and throughout the park.

On the 11th & 12th August see the skies come to life at the Blackpool Air Show. For the best view points stand on the promenade between North & Central Piers.

Have you ever fancied seeing the Illuminations without all the traffic? Well on the 28th August you can! This is the annual Ride the Lights day where the roads are closed of to all motors allowing you and your family to cycle through and take in the views without any worry.



Orangutan at Chester Zoo

Chester Zoo, Gullivers World and an awesome aquarium what more could you want if live in Sandbach on our Rowland development?

Sandy Lane Aqua Park is perfect for a hot summer’s day, the kids can enjoy 10 different pieces of water equipment including sprinklers, jet sprays & tipping bucket, just remember to bring the children’s swim wear and towels.



Imperial War Museum Manchester

Alternatively head to Manchester to enjoy one of their free museums, take your pick from the Museum of Science & Industry, the National Football Museum or the Imperial War Museum North.

The National Football Museum explains how and why football has become ‘the people’s game’, a key part of England’s heritage and way of life. It also aims to explain why England is the home of football, the birthplace of the world’s most popular sport.

The Museum is for everyone, it is not just for those who are interested in or passionate about the sport. It is completely FREE to enter and the National Football Museum aims to be the first point of contact with football for non-fans and an introduction to wider aspects of culture and history for football fans.


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