7 Top Dog Friendly Days Out in Lancashire

Get out and about and explore this beautiful county. It has stunning countrysides and is home to the most popular seaside resort in the UK, Blackpool. There’s a vast range of dog friendly days out in Lancashire, so you and your canine companion will never get bored.

The Best Places To Take Dogs in Lancashire

Blackpool is a hive of activity with its pleasure beach, zoo, shows, and water-park. You will have to have a whole day set aside when you do decide on a trip to Blackpool.

There are other fabulous dog friendly attractions in Lancashire that are well worth checking out, even if your only here for a few days. For more places nearby check our dog days out page.

Activities & Things to Do

Find below 7 of the best days out in Lancashire for dogs

1. World Horse Welfare Penny Farm

Enjoy one of the best walks in Lancashire and stroll with Rover around this lovely rescue centre for horses. Obviously, your pooch needs to remain on his lead, but you can walk around the paddocks and see the fantastic work this charity does. There are several picnic spots; alternatively, there is an onsite cafe serving hot and cold drinks and homemade cakes. The attraction is free to visit, but you can make a donation or even sponsor a stable.

2. WWT Martin Mere

The Wildfowl and Wetland Trust is Situated near Ormskirk. This family-friendly nature reserve caters for all young and old with canoe safaris, a giant treehouse, Rushes Adventure Play Area, Wild Walk and guided boat tours.

This WWT is home to more than a hundred species of rare and endangered birds. It is also home to the Asian short-clawed otters. Don’t forget to take your camera. If you go in spring be sure to visit the award-winning duckling nursery. Getting close to nature has never been so easy.

3. Morecambe Bay

Morecambe Bay is one of the most stunning coastlines in the UK. Stretching from the southwest coast of Cumbria down to Fleetwood.

Enjoy a variety of outdoor activities including paragliding, wind-surfing, sailing, horse-riding, mountain-biking, and kite-surfing. If you want something a bit more relaxing then you can always get to work on your tan. There are miles of sandy beaches for you to relax on. The kids and build sandcastles and swim. The beach is also a great place to enjoy a romantic walk.

4. Lytham Hall

Lytham Hall is an 18th-century Mansion set in 78-acres of parkland. Follow the secret door trail to see what Alice in Wonderland characters you can find. There is a tearoom situated in the West Wing of the house and picnics are allowed during a visit to the grounds. Guided tours of the interiors of this stunning house from Wednesday through to Sunday.

5. Samlesbury Hall

Samlesbury Hall is a 14th century stately home that has kept a distinct stark black and white exterior. It is also steeped in history, witches, wizards, magic, and history. The eerie 700-year-old tale of Lady Dorothy, whose secret love resulted in her dying of a broken heart. There are the Victorian kitchen and Tudor priest holes waiting to be explored.

There are superb woodland walks, adventure playgrounds, heritage centre, petting farms, and the award-winning restaurant.

6. Pendle Hill

Pendle Hill is situated at the southern tip of the Yorkshire Dales in an idyllic area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Pendle. This is a popular attraction for hikers and cyclists so don’t forget your pooch. The hill rises 557ft above sea-level. You will have stunning panoramic views of the countryside once you reach the hill’s summit.

The Pendle Witches lived in the area over 400 years ago. These witches were part of Britain’s most famous witchcraft. Follow the witches’ trail and visit Bancroft Mill. Relax in the tranquil surroundings.

7. East Lancashire Railway

Proud to be one of Lancashire’s top dog-friendly attractions, this historic steam railway runs through some pretty market towns and chocolate box villages and hosts regular events such as Halloween ghost trains and the popular 1940’s weekends; why not stop off at Ramsbottom with its bustling weekly market and quirky shops or Summerseat a gorgeous nature reserve right next to the station.

Looking at Visiting the Area

So, you’ve checked out the dog-friendly places in Lancashire and decided it might be the place to go for a short break. Great! Now you can have a look at our list of self-catering accommodation for dogs and their owners. 

Holiday Cottages 

Any self-respecting hound needs a “pawsome” pad to stay in when on holiday, book one of these Lancashire dog friendly cottages and Fido will be wagging his tail or perhaps try one of the Lancashire hot tub cottages for pets.

Log Cabins 

Fantastic facilities and gorgeous locations there are some dog friendly lodges in Lancashire ideal for fishermen, cyclists and dog walkers.