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Great days out this summer in Wyre

Summer Stuff Published Wednesday, 19 June 2019

We have put together a summer programme of events and great days out to keep families entertained this summer!

From outdoor theatre to healthy walks, craft activities, sports and much more there’s plenty to enjoy!

Kicking the season off at Memorial Park, Fleetwood is a day of outdoor cinema on Saturday 29 June. There’ll be three movies including a cartoon, a classic and a smash hit so bring a blanket, picnic or even camping chairs for a fun day out. Other highlights at the park include the annual open day on Saturday 6 July, outdoor theatre performances of Cat in The Hat on Saturday 13 July and forest school on Sunday 11 August and Saturday 24 August. There will also be weekly parkour sessions, Xplorer trails, craft activities and nature activities running throughout the summer.

Wyre Estuary Country Park will be hosting lots of events including the open day on Saturday 6 July where families can enjoy fun displays and activities. Come along and see what’s going on before enjoying a play on the park or a walk along the estuary. There’s also a squirrel wildlife watch on Saturday 13 July for 8 to 14 year olds to enjoy nature walks, wildlife surveys and practical activities. You can get your wellies on and join the rangers at the park on Wednesday 14 August for a beginners guide to saltmarsh. Or why not try something new and have a go at parachute games and grass skiing on Thursday 22 August.

At Rossall Point Tower you can look for seals, porpoises and dolphins passing by and admire sea birds from the top deck at the regular sea watch event on Thursday 4 July, Thursday 1 August and Thursday 29 August. There will also be beach craft sessions at the tower on Sunday 7 July, Friday 26 July, Thursday 15 August and Wednesday 28 August where children can make fun crafts with driftwood and beach treasures. There will also be an early autumn birdwatch on Sunday 28 July and a strandline survey of marine life on the seashore on Thursday 8 August. Summer just isn’t complete without a trip to the beach so make sure you join the rangers and Lancashire Wildlife Trust outside the tower on Wednesday 31 of July for marine life sandcastle making, bring your bucket and spade!

As Tram Sunday returns to Fleetwood, Fleetwood Market will be hosting a continental market on Adelaide Street from Thursday 18 to Sunday 21 July.  Plus, on Tram Sunday, look out for the Fleetwood Market van on Lord Street, where you can pick up a lucky number card for a chance of winning up to £50 of vouchers to spend at Fleetwood Market!

Larkholme Grasslands is host to a summertime wildlife walk on Sunday 21 July and a butterfly hunt on Thursday 25 July so why not pop down to this beautiful spot in Wyre and take a walk along the new promenade too.

The Fylde Coast Food and Drink festival is back at Marine Hall, Fleetwood once again on Sunday 18 August, showcasing quality food and drink from across our region. Plus there’ll be lots of fun activities for the kids to enjoy.

Marsh Mill in Thornton is also open Saturdays and Sundays from 11am to 3pm and visitors can enjoy a tour, access to the ground floor exhibitions and children’s craft activities.  

There’s lots more going on across the borough including an introduction to butterflies at Lane Ends in Pilling on Wednesday 7 August and a wildlife explorer session on Wednesday 21 August on Millennium Green in Garstang. Plus there’s lots of organised beach cleans, health walks and sports sessions, as well as the beautiful beaches, the canal and parks in Wyre for families to enjoy any time.

Councillor Lynne Bowen, Portfolio Holder for Leisure, Health and Community Engagement comments, “There really is so much going on in Wyre this summer. We have worked hard to put on a brilliant and varied programme of events so that families in Wyre can get out and spend some time together having fun. Many of the events are free or there is a very small charge meaning everyone can get involved.”

For details of times, prices where applicable and booking follow @WyreCouncil on Facebook or go to www.wyre.gov.uk/summerstuff and download the full brochure of events.

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