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The Top 5 Family Activities on the Fylde Coast This Spring


So here we are, at the dawn of the 2020’s, and we’re feeling pretty excited about what’s to come. In recent months, our team here at The Carlton has gained many new members, the landscape of the Fylde coast is changing with the tides and we were once again awarded with a 5-star rating in food hygiene. Both 2020, and The Twenties, are off to an incredible start- so we thought we’d make a list of some of the most exciting things to come this spring that the whole family can enjoy.


1. Easter Egg Hunting

Sharks, rays and skates- oh my! Described as an Easter Egg Hunt with a twist, the Easter Eggcase Hunt (which will take place on April the 7th) encourages children to learn more about wildlife conservation while searching for signs of marine life on St Annes beach. If you’re looking to give your kids a unique Easter-time experience, hunting for shark, ray and skate eggs that have washed ashore from the Irish Sea sounds like the perfect solution.


2. Science Week at Blackpool Zoo

From the 9th to the 15th of March 2020, Blackpool Zoo are pulling out all the stops for British Science Week. Much like the Easter Eggcase Hunt activity, this educational week seeks to teach children about wildlife and nature while also providing interactive activities to let their minds and imaginations soar.

The great news is that all the activities will be held in the Display Area by the main café and will be completely free to families visiting the zoo- so when the little ones’ legs start getting tired from seeing all the fantastic wildlife the zoo has to offer, there will be plenty of other activities to keep them engaged.


3. Beach Tots and Seashore Detectives

By now, you might be noticing a common theme. Many activities this spring for the kids are centred around learning, wildlife and, of course, fun. Our joint third activities are no exception.

On the 28th of February, all little ones between 15 months and 5 years are invited to Beach Tots, an interactive session for your little scientists to become experienced biologists.

Alternatively, on the 14th of April Seashore Detectives invites all young marine biologists on the very popular hunt for signs of marine life. (Note: due to high-demand and limited spaces, we recommend booking ahead for your- er, the kids’ place on this mission).


4. The Island Cinema

Never one to disappoint, The Island always has something in store for the whole family. Just across the road from us, The Island Cinema boasts a modern, independent cinema experience with tickets sold at just a fraction of the cost of large chains.

Its convenient location means that after your movie you can head straight back to the beach with the little ones, and perhaps even some leftover popcorn. Sounds pretty good to us.


5. Beach Huts

The St Annes Beach Huts are a favourite of locals and tourists alike- we’d know, because we’re lucky enough to be just across the road. With lovely views of the beach and a warm, cosy atmosphere, you can stay comfortably sheltered from the wind while the little ones make castles in the sand. Even better, not too far away there are sand dunes and rock pools just begging to be explored… by the kids. Obviously. So, that’s it for our Top Five Family Activities on the Fylde Coast this Spring. We want to hear from you. What are you excited for this springtime? Find us on Facebook for more What's on Information


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