Things to do on the Fylde Coast

Things to do on the Fylde Coast

It’s an amazing place, with something for everyone. Have a look at our list of things to do on the Fylde Coast – for families, theatre goers, thrill seekers, shoppers – and more! Can you think of any more to include?

The header photo to this page is Blackpool South Shore.  You can see the Glitterball, the sandy beach to your left and Blackpool Pleasure Beach in the background. Not far behind you is St Annes then Lytham and all of the borough of Fylde. Head north beyond the Pleasure Beach into Blackpool – it’s yours to explore and enjoy! Further north you’ll reach the quieter towns of Cleveleys and Fleetwood.

The BEST things to do on the Fylde Coast this Autumn

  1. Blackpool Illuminations
    It’s got to be on everyone’s list of the best things to do on the Fylde Coast! The Greatest Free Lightshow on earth shines every night until 4 November 2018. Find the daily lighting up times here.

    Things to do on the Fylde Coast this October
    See Blackpool Illuminations, the Greatest Free Lightshow on Earth!


  2. Carnival of Lights featuring the Illuminated Tram Parade
    Another amazing event that you DON’T want to miss! Get yourself trimmed up with fairy lights and festoons and head to the Comedy Carpet on 25 October 2018. All of the Illuminated Heritage Trams will travel in convoy, accompanied by a performers and lights displays galore! It’s an event for everyone – come and join the party.

    Things to do on the Fylde Coast this October
    Illuminated Tram Parade with Blackpool Heritage Trams


  3. Illuminations Exhibitions at Grundy Art Gallery
    Three exhibitions make up the autumn 2018 programme, on show until 15 December. They are Grayson Perry tapestries, a short film about the Lights and a curated collection from the Illuminations archive.

    Things to do on the Fylde Coast this October
    Autumn Programme: including Grayson Perry Exhibition at Grundy Art Gallery


  4. Halloween SPOOKtober at Farmer Parr’s
    Lots of Halloween events take place each year – you’ll find many of them in our events calendar. Halloween at Farmer Parr’s has got to be the absolutely spookiest… mwwaaaahhhh! Dare you enter the Terror Tunnel? Will you meet one of the things that go bump in the night? Every day from 13-28 October.

    Things to do on the Fylde Coast this October
    Halloween at Farmer Parrs


  5. Bonfire Night
    Find out where all the big bonfire and fireworks displays are with our handy guide

    Bonfires and Fireworks - things to do with Visit Fylde Coast
    Bonfires and Fireworks – things to do with Visit Fylde Coast

Things to do on the Fylde Coast

It’s fair to say that there’s something for everyone here on the Fylde Coast, whatever your taste or preferences.

Things to do on the Fylde Coast

The things to do on the Fylde Coast in this list can be enjoyed at more or less anytime of the year. Ie they’re not restricted to a particular date, but you can of course find lots more things to do in the Events Calendar.

At the start of each major holiday time we’ll give you a new list of things that you can only do then.

Don’t forget to explore all of the different Visit Fylde Coast websites – there are literally thousands of pages to look at!

Hundreds of Things to do on the Fylde Coast

This list of inspiration is in alphabetical order. Can you think of any others? How many different items do you think we could get to?

Expecting this list of things to do on the Fylde Coast to get enormous, we’ve missed off the adjectives and descriptions and stuck to the name of the thing, place or activity. We’re sure you’ll understand!

The A-M of Things to do on the Fylde Coast…

  1. Abingdon Street Market
  2. Affinity Lancashire (the new name for Freeport Fleetwood)
  3. Amusements
  4. Beach
  5. Beach clean up
  6. Beach huts
  7. Blackpool Tower Ballroom
  8. Blackpool Tower Circus
  9. Blackpool Tower Eye
  10. Blackpool Wake Park
  11. Blackpool Zoo
  12. Bonny Street Market
  13. Bounce Play Centre
  14. Candy Floss
  15. Casino
  16. Central Pier
  17. Cleveleys weekly market – first trial period over the autumn of 2018
  18. Crazy Golf
  19. Cinema
  20. Comedy Carpet
  21. Coral Island
  22. Crabbing – Fleetwood boating lake is a good place for it
  23. Cricket
  24. Cycling
  25. Dino Golf
  26. Eating
  27. Fleetwood Market
  28. Donkey rides
  29. Drinking!
  30. Dungeon
  31. Escape room
  32. Events – check out the calendar to find out what’s on today
  33. Fairhaven Lake – between Lytham and St Annes
  34. Farmer Parrs Animal World
  35. Fleetwood Ferry to Knott End
  36. Fish and Chips
  37. Fleetwood Museum
  38. Football – Blackpool and Fleetwood or local leagues
  39. Funny Girls
  40. Garden Centre
  41. Glow in the Dark Golf
  42. Golf
  43. Grand Theatre
  44. Grundy Art Gallery
  45. Helicopter ride!
  46. Heritage Tram Ride
  47. Holiday – stay overnight or longer – there’s lots to see and do!
  48. Houndshill Shopping Centre
  49. Ice Cream
  50. Illuminated Heritage Tram Ride
  51. Illuminations
  52. Isle of Man – have you seen it at sunset?
  53. Jungle Jims
  54. Lighthouses – Fleetwood is unique in that it has three
  55. Lowther Pavilion at Lytham
  56. Madame Tussauds
  57. Marine Hall at Fleetwood
  58. Markets

    …and the N to Z of things to do on the Fylde Coast!

  59. North Pier
  60. Paddling
  61. Pantomime!
  62. Parks and Gardens
  63. Pleasure Beach
  64. Punch and Judy – although you’re only likely to spot him at special events
  65. Rugby
  66. Sandcastles on the beach
  67. Sandcastle Waterpark!
  68. SEALIFE Blackpool
  69. Seaside Rock – eat it and you can watch it being made
  70. Shopping
  71. Shows
  72. Sit on the beach
  73. Slot machines
  74. South Pier
  75. Spitfire – there’s always one in the sky at St Annes
  76. Star Trek Exhibition
  77. Stanley Park
  78. Sunbathe
  79. Sunsets
  80. Swimming – be careful if you do it in the sea!
  81. Tableaus – at North Shore during the Illuminations
  82. Ten Pin Bowling
  83. Theatre
  84. Trampolines!
  85. Trams – new, sleek and smooth ones
  86. Viva
  87. Walk on the seafront
  88. Windmills – three to see, at Little Marton (which is in Blackpool), Thornton and Lytham.
  89. Winter Gardens

Can you think of any more Things to do on the Fylde Coast?

Leave a comment at the foot of the page and we’ll add your ideas to the list.

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