Best Places to Visit in Silverdale in Summer

Silverdale is located on the coastline of Morecambe Bay and is part of Arnside & Silverdale, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

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In the summer, Silverdale begins to blossom with blankets of wildflowers, incredible wildlife and the local community coming out and joining in with festivities.

With an average temperature of around 14°C in the summer months and 19°C being the warmest temperatures, Silverdale offers the perfect conditions for exploring and discovering the surrounding area.

Leighton Hall

Located approximately 2.5 miles east of Silverdale is the picturesque, stunning building known as Leighton Hall. This hall is full of history, with it being the home of the Middleton Baronetcy in the 17th century and the present building being built in Georgian style due to a fire that occurred in the early 18th century.

The building is Grade II listed and is home to a multitude of events all year round but especially in the summer months. One event that is coming up is Shakespeare in the Garden. On Thursday 21st and Friday 22nd July 2016, the Festival Players are doing a back to back performance of Shakespeare’s Hamlet to celebrate the 400th Anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death on 3rd May 1616. Tickets to this event are available at Leighton Hall, with £10.00 for children and £1.00 for adults.


RSPB Leighton Moss

RSPB Leighton Moss is a nature reserve located a mile or two east of Silverdale and is home to some very special wildlife. In the summer, watch the red deer grazing around the pools or go for a spot of deer watching in the evening. In the summer sun, you can enjoy seeing the dragonflies, butterflies and birds.

During the summer, there are a few events going on at RSPB Leighton Moss, one of which being the ‘Exciting Eels’ family trail. From Friday 1st to Sunday 31st July, bring your family and friends to this self-led family trail and discover more about the reserve’s slippery yet fascinating creatures.

On Sunday 10th July and Saturday 13th August, you can join the ‘Meet the Moths at the Moss’ event, where you can test your identification skills of the 600 different species of moths that reside in Leighton Moss.

On Saturday 23rd July and Saturday 17th September, if you happen to have a digital camera with you, you can join the ‘Digital Photography Workshop’, where you can learn how to make your wildlife images more professional. This includes an indoor session followed by an outdoor session where you have to put what you learnt to the test!


With a lot to offer and with a beautiful history behind it, Silverdale is a wonderful, calm and peaceful place to enjoy during the summer months, especially if you are there for a holiday. For more information, get in touch with us on 01524 701508 and speak to our friendly member of staff.