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October 17, 2023

Winter Events Guide – Lancashire and Cumbria


Looking for things to do when staying with us this winter season? We have created this helpful winter events guide of events and nearby attractions in the local area!

Whether you are looking for peaceful walks in the countryside or coastline, to pub lunches and exploring nearby towns and villages; there is something for everyone when staying at Holgates.

Pubs & Restaurants 

There are many pubs and restaurants nearby, we have listed a few of the closest ones here and the distance from Hollins Farm. 

Holgates, Silverdale – 0.6 miles

The Royal, Silverdale – 1.7 miles

The Silverdale Hotel – 1.9 miles

Cinnamon Spice, Silverdale (Indian Restaurant) 1.7 Miles

The Blossom Bird, Silverdale (café) – 1.2 miles

The Albion, Arnside – 2.3 miles

Arnside Chip Shop – 2.2 miles


Holgates Family Set to Open New Pub in Silverdale

Nearest towns and cities

If you fancy getting out and about there are lots to see and do in the nearby towns and cities.

Carnforth Town – 6 miles

Kendal Town – 13.1 miles

Lancaster City – 13 miles

Blackpool Town – 39.9 miles

Transport links

The transport links in the local area are plentiful, with lots of options and destinations at your fingertips. Listed below are the closest ones and the distance from Hollins Farm. 

Carnforth Train Station – 6.4 miles

Silverdale train station – 2.4 miles

Lancaster train station – 16.3 miles

Train times – Northernrailway.co.uk

Bus times – Stagecoachbus.com


Local walks and nature reserves 

There are so many walks on the doorstep of Hollins Farm we couldn’t possibly name them all! Listed below in our winter events guide are a few local ones we think you will love, and their distance from Hollins Farm.

Grubbins Wood – 0.9 miles

Easily bypassed on a foreshore walk, this tucked away woodland is a haven of flowers, ferns and birds and has probably been present since medieval times.

Brown Robin – 2.8 miles

A typical limestone woodland walk with magnificent display of spring flowers interspersed with species of rich grassland.

Warton Crag – 3.5 miles

Viewable from Hollins Farm, Warton Crag is dominated by limestone cliffs and decorated with wildflowers. You might even stumble across the highland cattle that roam free! Why not treat yourself to a well deserved pint at The Old School Brewery, situated at the bottom of the crag.

You don’t even need to venture out of Hollins Farm to get up close and personal with some of our very own resident characters! 

Events and attractions nearby 

Lancaster on Ice and Christmas Markets (24th Nov – 7th Jan)

Find fun for the whole family at this annual event that comes to Lancaster town centre November to January and takes over Dalton Square. Enjoy the neighbouring food and craft stands or pop into the festive tee-pee to warm up with a glass of mulled wine! Why not toast some marshmallows on the indoor fire pit?

Soul Bowl – Bowling Alley

Soul Bowl is a vibrant venue in Morecambe offering ten lanes of bowling, pool and table football as well as great music, and delicious food or drink deals.

At the boutique Soul Bowl bowling alley, you can challenge your family and friends to a game of ten-pin bowling in style. It’s also the perfect place to take the kids on a rainy Lancashire day!

Jump Rush

An indoor trampoline park in Morecambe, suitable for all ages and located next door to Soul Bowl mentioned above.

Lancaster Castle 

The spectacular Lancaster Castle boasts over 1000 years of history. Founded in the 11th Century, the castle has served as a prison, courthouse and even a military garrison, making it one of the most fascinating landmarks in the region.

Today, visitors can explore this iconic Lancashire landmark and discover more about its many stories from guided tours around the castle’s grounds. There are also tours specifically for little ones during the holidays!

Sea Life Blackpool 

Sea Life Blackpool is a unique destination for families where you can immerse yourself in the wonders of the underwater world and wildlife. Kids can come face-to-face with some of nature’s most fascinating creatures from sharks and rays to seahorses and even magical mermaids!

At the indoor Blackpool aquarium, you can take part in interactive experiences such as rock pool rambles or touch tanks; perfect for getting hands-on with sea critters like starfish and crabs. You can also enjoy educational talks by expert aquarists who will tell you all about their incredible inhabitants – making it a great Lancashire day out for inquisitive minds of all ages!

Lancaster Christmas Lights Switch On (26th Nov) Garstang Switch On (27th Nov)

Workington Christmas Festival and Lights Switch On (20th Nov)

Reindeer Trail with Lancaster BID (26th Nov – 1st Jan)

Christmas Pantos Lancaster (Nov-Dec)

Santa’s Grotto at Ingleborough Caves (Nov-Dec)

Tea with Santa at Lakeland Wildlife Oasis ( weekends in Dec)

Santa’s Grotto Holgates Silverdale – Weekends in December

Morecambe Punk Festival

Blackpool Illuminations (Sept 1st – Jan 1st)

Book an Unforgettable Winter Break with Holgates Today

With winter being one of the most magical times of the year, you’ll want to make the most of it. At Holgates Holiday Parks, we cater for both shorter breaks, from 2 nights, to longer holidays.

Explore our stunning coastal and countryside locations across Lancashire and Cumbria, unwind in comfortable accommodation with fantastic amenities and facilities on your doorstep, and immerse yourself in the magic of winter.

With great value deals on unforgettable festive breaks and winter holidays, now is the ideal time to book your seasonal family getaway. To find out more or reserve your preferred dates, book online today or get in touch. Treat yourself to a holiday you’ll never forget this winter with Holgates!

Fill in the form below to arrange a viewing of any of our parks and we will be in touch to discuss! 

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