14 Epic Things To Do Near Cala Gran

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We’ve listed epic things to do near Cala Gran!

Cala Gran Holiday Park is a lively, smaller Haven holiday park packed with fun activities to entertain the whole family.

If you want to plan some days out during your holiday, or if you are thinking about buying a caravan at Cala Gran, there are many more attractions and things to do near Cala Gran.

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1. Farmer Parrs Animal World

  • Distance from the park: 0.2 miles
  • Travel time: 5 minute walk

Whatever the weather, Farmer Parrs is a fun, terrific value day out with the children, with lots of animals to feed and pet and activities to keep them busy.

There are animal barns, picnic areas, bouncy castles, farm animal paddocks, pony and tractor rides, and adventure play areas.

Meet and learn about the alpacas, pigs, sheep, deer, donkeys and more, with everyone getting a free bag of feed.

Adopt your favourite animal for £40; you’ll get ten free entry tickets, photos, and updates.

  • Train, pony, and tractor rides.
  • Animals to pet and feed, including rare and exotic breeds.
  • Picnic areas.
  • Outdoor and indoor play spaces, jumping pillow, bouncy castle.
  • Farm museum.
  • Pottery studio.
  • Bistro, gift shop.
  • Open 10 am – 5 pm every day, all year.

2. Wyre Estuary Country Park

  • Distance from the park: 3 miles
  • Travel time: 10-minute drive
Wyre Estuary

Less than 2 miles from Cala Gran in Thornton-Cleveleys, the beautiful, award-winning Wyre Estuary country park is set in scenic countryside on the banks of the River Wyre.

A network of trails leads down to amazing views from the banks of the estuary, where you can spot wildlife.

Environmental activities, ranger-led nature walks, and the geology explorer’s trail are among the activities to enjoy at Wyre Estuary Country Park.

  • Natural woodlands for play, walks and wildlife
  • Accessible paths by the pretty estuary
  • Cycling, horse riding, water sports
  • Circular walks and cycle paths
  • 5k running route
  • Spacious outdoor adventure play areas for toddlers and older children
  • Picnic areas
  • Café, ice cream, refreshments

3. Fleetwood Museum

  • Distance from the park: 2.4 miles
  • Travel time: 6-minute drive
Fleetwood Museum
Photo Credit: Fleetwood Museum Trust & Friends Facebook Page

Step back in time to discover the maritime history of Fleetwood, from its busy fishing industry, heroic local trawlermen and lifeboatmen during wartime to the popular seaside town we see today.

Many fascinating, interactive displays and models, exhibitions and quizzes, and arts and crafts sessions make Fleetwood Museum a fun, exciting outing for all ages.

The community-led museum is housed in Fleetwood’s oldest building, and there’s free entry for children.

  • Story of Fleetwood’s Trawlers and Fishing History
  • History of the docks and salt mines
  • Local artwork
  • Café, refreshments, gift shop

4. Cleveleys Seafront

  • Distance from the park: 2.8 miles
  • Travel time: 9-minute drive
Cleveleys Seafront, Things to do near Cala Gran

The ideal location for a family day out at the seaside, Cleveleys is a traditional seaside resort just 2 miles along the coast from Fleetwood and 4 miles from Blackpool.

Perfect for sandcastles, picnics and paddling, the sandy beach extends for a mile, beginning at Kingsway, where the Mythic Coast Artwork trail along the promenade starts.

Several large artworks along the seafront include the famous Shipwreck Memorial and the tall Sea Swallow landmark.

The clean waters against the sea defences are popular for swimming, and there’s a natural shingle beach further along the coast at Rossall Beach.

The promenade and Jubilee Gardens behind the beach have recently been renovated, focusing on the area’s many species of seabirds and wildlife.

Relax and enjoy the Plaza, the circular space between the flood walls along the seafront and the town centre.

  • Long, sandy beach, panoramic views
  • Jubilee gardens, crazy golf, state-of-the-art skate park
  • Clean waters for swimming
  • Shops, cafes, and restaurants in the town nearby

5. Fleetwood Market

  • Distance from the park: 2.4 miles
  • Travel time: 6-minute drive
Fleetwood Market
Photo Credit: Fleetwood Market – The Seaside Shopping Experience Facebook Page

With over 150 overflowing stalls across three halls and various outdoor stalls, you can pick up a bargain at Fleetwood’s bustling, traditional Victorian market.

You’ll find a vast range of clothes, household items, jewellery, and gifts at rock-bottom prices at one of the biggest markets in the northwest.

The market is open 9-4.30 pm Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, including bank holidays.

6. Fleetwood Beach and Marine Gardens

  • Distance from the park: 2.8 miles
  • Travel time: 7-minute drive
Fleetwood Beach, Things to do near Cala Gran

The closest beach to Cala Gran, Fleetwood has a long stretch of flat sandy beach, ideal for sunbathing, sandcastles, beach games and walks.

Fleetwood Beach is popular for family outings, water sports and nature lovers.

The beach is safe for swimming with a lifeguard patrol during the summer.

The flat sands are popular with power kiters, dune buggies and land borders.

There are colourful beach huts along the lovely seafront with stunning views across Morecambe Bay, the Lake District, and the Forest of Bowland.

You can walk along the seafront to Rossall Beach at Cleveleys, and there are several footpaths along the coastline for dog walks or jogging.

There’s a packed programme of shows, festivals and events at the iconic Mount and Marine Hall behind the lovely Marine Gardens.

The leafy gardens are at the centre of the promenade, featuring open grassy spaces for games, crazy golf, pitch and putt, and a new adventure playground.

Marine Gardens is a delightful place to relax or sit and watch the sunset over the bay with a bag of delicious fish and chips.

7. Glazey Days Creative Cafe

  • Distance from the park: 2.6 miles
  • Travel time: 7-minute drive
Glazey Days
Photo Credit: @GlazeyDays1 Twitter Account

Glazey Days is a pottery, painting, and casting studio in Fleetwood where adults and children can relax and get creative.

A vast range of ready-to-paint pottery is available to paint in your design, and the price includes kiln glazing and firing.

Disposable aprons, paints and materials are water-based, and friendly staff are on hand to support and help with popular handprints and footprints.

Prices range from £6-£40, and Glazey Days will post your creation if you’re on holiday. It’s fun for all ages and a lovely souvenir to take home with you.

You can book this popular activity via the website.

8. Blackpool Sea Life Centre

  • Distance from the park: 7.6 miles
  • Travel time: 27-minute drive
Turtle, General

Situated on Blackpool’s famous seafront 7 miles from Cala Gran, Blackpool Sea Life is one of the best-known UK aquariums, home to one of Europe’s most extensive collections of tropical sharks.

A fascinating outing for the whole family, the captivating displays of marine life include piranhas, clownfish, jellyfish, and poison dart frogs.

Highlights at Blackpool Sea Life Centre include;

  • Rockpool: spot all the different species, touch native marine wildlife, including crustaceans, molluscs, urchins, and anemones and discover how a sea squirt squirts.
  • Rainforest jungle: an exciting wander through the tropical rainforest where you will meet piranhas, turtles, poison dart frogs, and giant African land snails. Hands-on experience with Death Head cockroaches and praying mantis at the Ranger Table.
  • Ocean tunnel: a glimpse of the teeming life beneath the sea, several species of sharks, giant sea turtles, sting rays, and underground shipwrecks.
  • Four Corners of the World: representing landmarks, wrecks and marine life from Asia, Africa, America, and Europe.
  • Penguins.
  • Gift shop, snacks, and drinks.

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9. East Lancashire Railway

  • Distance from the park: 41 miles
  • Travel time: 1.5-hour drive to Rawtenstall Station
Thomas the Train
Thomas the Train

The East Lancashire Railway is rich in 200 years of history from the Industrial Revolution.

The heritage line runs across 12 miles of beautiful rural Lancashire, charming villages, and bustling market towns.

A ride on one of the vintage diesel or steam trains is guaranteed to delight visitors of all ages.

You can hop on and off at any of the stations and explore the unique Victorian market towns and attractions along the way:

  • Heywood Station
  • Burrs Country Park Station
  • Summerseat Station
  • Ramsbottom Station
  • Irwell Vale Station
  • Rawtenstall Station

10. Blackpool Zoo

  • Distance from the park: 7.3 miles
  • Travel time: 24-minute drive

Located in Blackpool, 25 mins from Cala Gran, Blackpool Zoo is home to more than 1000 different animals, including tigers, aardvarks, zebras, giraffes, elephants, and gorillas.

Set in 37 acres of lakes and parklands, this family-friendly zoo is an exciting, fun attraction with various interactive displays designed for children to discover and learn about the animals.

A packed programme of informative talks, feeding times and interactive displays with the Rainbow Landings parrots and the Lemur Wood lemurs will keep everyone entertained.

Blackpool Zoo is committed to nature conservation through education, conservation, and research, and aims to inspire visitors to take an interest.”

Project Elephant Base Camp is the state-of-the-art, expertly designed home to six elephants in the UK’s largest indoor area.

More highlights at Blackpool Zoo include:

  • Dinosaur Safari: a must for dinosaur fans
  • Wolf Ridge
  • Big Cat House
  • Active oceans
  • Wallaby walkabout
  • World of wings
  • Children’s farm
  • Gorilla Mountain: northern England’s only family of gorillas
  • Orangutan Outlook: a family of delightful, energetic orangutans from Borneo
  • Café, refreshments, gift shop

11. Sandcastle Waterpark

  • Distance from the park: 8.9 miles
  • Travel time: 35-minute drive
Sandcastle Waterpark Blackpool
Photo Credit: Sandcastle Waterpark Blackpool Facebook Page

The biggest waterpark in the UK, Sandcastle Waterpark, is opposite the pleasure beach on Blackpool’s South Shore promenade.

There are more than 18 thrilling waterslides, including the Master Blaster, the world’s longest indoor rollercoaster slide, splash pools, chutes, and wave machines, all set in a fabulous tropical 84-degree climate Attractions for all fantastic slides.

Sandcastle Waterpark is fully accessible with excellent facilities, including:

  • Bar, eateries, shops, seating areas
  • Baby changing rooms
  • Exclusive VIP Tiki Cabana and Sea Breeze Spa available

12. Madame Tussauds

  • Distance from the park: 7.6 miles
  • Travel time: 27-minute drive
Madame Tussauds

If you’re having a day out in Blackpool while staying at Cala Gran, add a visit to Madame Tussauds to your list of places to visit.

You’ll meet your favourite stars and mingle with rich and famous celebrities, political, sports, music, and historical characters.

Don’t forget your camera!

Madame Tussauds is opposite the Central Pier on Blackpool’s famous promenade.

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13. Blackpool Tower

  • Distance from the park: 7.4 miles
  • Travel time: 25-minute drive
Blackpool Tower

No visit to the world-famous Blackpool would be complete without a visit to the iconic Blackpool Tower, one of the UK’s most famous landmarks.

Blackpool Tower attractions include:

  • SkyWalk: 380ft ride to the top of the tower. The glass viewing platform offers a spectacular view over the Irish Sea, across the Lake District, and as far as Liverpool and the Isle of Man on a clear day.
  • Tower Eye: 4D cinema bringing the tower’s history to life.
  • Blackpool Tower Circus: clowns, acrobats, and lots of fun.
  • Blackpool Tower Dungeon: special effects, storytelling, a hair-raising drop ride, fantastic actors and shows.

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14. Stanley Park

  • Distance from the park: 7.4 miles
  • Travel time: 23-minute drive
Stanley Park - Blackpool
Photo Credit: Friends of Stanley Park – Blackpool Facebook Page

Award-winning Stanley Park spans 390 glorious acres in a beautiful mix of stunning architecture, gardens, and relaxing spaces.

The park attracts over two million visitors every year. Twice voted the best UK park, the Grade II-listed Stanley Park is home to its famous bandstand, tranquil boating lake and beautifully landscaped Italian-style gardens.

The park is a beautiful, peaceful oasis away from the excitement and activity at Blackpool.

Stanley Park comprises four areas: formal gardens to the north and west, lake and woodlands to the east, and adventure play areas and sports facilities to the south.

With an abundance of wildlife to watch, beautifully landscaped gardens and colourful flowerbeds, pedal boats, pitch and putt, bowling and train rides, an afternoon at Stanley Park is a fun holiday activity for everyone.

Stanley Park Highlights Include:

  • Italian Garden: fountain, sea horse statues, flower beds.
  • Art Deco Café: unique, historic, stunning views, outside terrace, famous Medici lion statues.
  • Cocker Clock Tower: 85ft clock tower.
  • An amphitheatre and ornate bridges surround the boating lake.
  • Trampolining, BMX tracks, boating, pitch and putt.

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