There are plenty of things to do and attractions to see in Fleetwood….
For a very fishy tale visit Fleetwood Museum and see how steam powered trawlers transformed a dream town into one of Britain’s most important fishing ports. See how the ‘Cod Wars’ and other factors took the large scale fishing industry away and left Fleetwood looking for other routes to prosperity.
Once in the displays enter the reconstructed salt mine and follow the story of the local plant of giant ICI from its origins based on the Preesall salt deposits. See the model docks busy with railway wagons and trawlers everywhere; nearby, other models show the process of trawling.
Fleetwood Freeport Outlet Shopping Village
At Fleetwood you’ll discover a terrific range of designer products selling at up to 50% off High St prices.There’s everything from big-name fashion brands to kitchenware and china.
What’s more these great, low prices are not one-offs they’re available every single day. With masses of free parking, a huge selection of inexpensive places to eat and superb play area for the kids, you’ll feel totally liberated at Fleetwood Freeport. Come to Freeport and free yourself from High St prices.
For over a hundred years, Fleetwood Market has dominated the retail sector in the area. It remains the undisputed champion of the North, attracting thousands of visitors all year round, The layout of Fleetwood market offers visitors the opportunity to seek out and visit every stall. The range of products is second to none. Fleetwood Market is a very large traditional market in traditional settings. It’s a great shopping experience and a great day out for individuals and Groups. It is one of the biggest and best markets in the North West.
Fleetwood Market offers great choice and value with hundreds of square feet of selling area, and thousands of product lines on over 150 stalls, the Band Stand Caf’e in the centre of the main hall is just one of the reasons hundreds of shoppers every week come to the largest and most successful market in the region. Fleetwood market is a shopper and bargain hunter’s paradise.
Farmer Parrs Animal World
Farmer Parrs is an award winning, family run, Lancashire Tourist Attraction which offers a great day out for all the family. More than just a children’s farm park – kids and grown-ups all love it! Open 7 days a week – all year – from 10am to 5pm, we are easy to find, being only a short distance from Blackpool and the M55. There is a large free car park, with plenty of space for coaches. Farmer Parr himself won the ‘Outstanding Contribution to Wyre Tourism Award’ in 2010.
There are many species of animals, ranging from traditional farm animals to rare breeds and some more exotic species. Housed in undercover barns and twelve acres of paddocks and walkways – there is lots to do whatever the weather. With play areas, a train ride, our famous ‘Farmer Parrs Tractor Ride’, animal show, a wonderful Country Life Heritage Museum and a Pottery Studio.
Marsh Mill Shopping Village
Marsh Mill was built in 1794 by Ralph Slater, a Fylde millwright who also built Pilling and Clifton Mills. One of the largest mills in Europe, Marsh Mill standing at a height of 22.8m (70ft) is also among the tallest in the Fylde. Until 1922 Marsh Mill was a working windmill producing wheatflour for bread, crushed barley for animal feed, rye flour and oatmeal. Today Marsh Mill with its machinery restored and working sails offers the visitors a unique introduction to milling of a byegone age. Guided tours are available to the top of the mill.
Marsh Mill shopping centre is set in the attractive surroundings of Marsh Mill Village. Spend an enjoyable day browsing around the speciality shops which offer a friendly and helpful service.
Wyre Estuary Country Park and Wyreside Visitor Centre
The Wyre Estuary Country Park includes the whole estuary from Fleetwood and Knott End up river as far as the Shard Bridge. An extensive network of public paths runs throughout the park and will help you to discover the area, including Stanah, Skippool Creek, Wardleys Creek, Burrows Marsh and Barnaby’s Sands.
In particular the fine riverside path offers excellent views over the estuary. For bird watchers there is a bird hide and a slipway for those keen to be out on the water. Special attention has been made to ensure that the Wyre Estuary Country Park is welcoming for all its’ visitors, including those with special needs, and we are proud to hold the “B.T. Countryside Access for All” national award. This means that wherever possible the facilities have been designed to cater for visitors of all abilities.