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Things to Do


Britain’s undisputed capital of entertainment with its world-famous Tower complex, Pleasure Beach, three piers, Sea-Life Centre and Water Park. Come in the winter for the must-see illuminations, the greatest free show on earth, great for the kids. www.visitblackpool.com                       www.blackpoolzoo.org.uk                       www.blackpoolpleasurebeach.com               www.blackpool-illuminations.net       Blackpool  Tower complex

Amazing Sky dive

Thrill of a lifetime? (10 Minute’s drive away) A Tandem Skydive is the best way to experience free fall and get a taste of this adrenaline fueled extreme sport. Highest in the UK, from 15,000 ft. For those who are really serious about becoming a Skydiver in a short time. You will be trained in a small group or on your own, ensuring individual attention. They are a Centre Of Excellence and aim to make your skydiving dreams come true. They have BPA qualified instructors creating a very high standard of skydiving instruction.  Black Knight Skydiving          You Tube Black knights Jump

Horse & Pony trekking
Horse & Pony trekking. (15 Minute’s drive away) You will take in the scenic views of the hills, valleys, rivers and woods deep in the heart of the area countryside, tailored to suit experienced and novice riders, and all treks are accompanied by fully qualified friendly riders. Steph will give Cleveleymere Guests an extra special welcome.  A professional, child-friendly and fun, family yard with in excess of 20 ponies suitable for everyone whether you are a skilled rider or a beginner. See their Treks page for more information on the treks they offer.
20 Million pound Sport Centre /swimming pool
A 20 Million pound Sports Centre featuring the very latest in top of the range sporting facilities, with 25 metre swimming pool (Family of 4 from £3.50 each) with climbing cave, bouldering wall, also state of the art 100 station gym. Also sauna, steam rooms, 4 squash courts, 8 badminton & tennis courts, 11 hole golf course, health & fitness suites, fully open to Cleveleymere Guests.  lancaster swimming (7 mins) Or UK’s Largest Indoor Waterpark in UK (35 min)
Clay shooting / Laser Quest / Escape rooms
Whether you’re an experienced shooter looking to fine-tune your technique, or a beginner taking on clays for the first time, this clay shoot club is perfect for all abilities. Full safety briefing from a qualified instructor, with 12 different shooting stands to work your way round, there’s a range of different targets to test even the best. So get ready to put your accuracy to the ultimate test. Tel 07854 035828 (20 min) sporting clays     

Or get armed and ready with a hi-tech laser gun and go hunting their state of the art, multi-level, UV filled arena and find out who is the top gun!   hi-tech laser gun (30 min)  Escape Rooms Preston – Be assured you will experience a game changing experience unlike anything you’ve ever seen before. (30 mins)

Lancashire offers an unrivalled array of shopping experiences for everyone whatever your budget. From historic farmers’ markets selling mouth-watering local produce to ornate covered Victorian stalls, factory outlets and mill shops, you’re guaranteed to find just what you’re looking for and more in Lancashire.   Deepdale Shopping Retail Park (25 min)     Freeport Fleetwood (35 min)                 Garstang Market Day (10 min)                         Lancaster Market Day  (15 min)               Houndshill Shopping Centre  (30 min)         St Georges Shopping Centre  (30 min)          Barton grange Garstang  (12 min)         Trafford Centre Manchester(45 min)          Manchester City Centre (55 min)         Cheshire Oaks (45 Min)
Old Holly Farm
On the A6 Farm animals, (4 minute’s drive away) A wonderful working organic dairy farm, with popular cafe and indoor and outdoor play areas, mini tractors to drive, free large petting animals, including donkeys, pygmy goats, alpacas, piglets, lambs, rabbits, deer (in season) and much more. Free entry into the open farm, watch the milking of the cows every day at 4.30 pm. Old Holly Farm

Or Wild Boar & Animal park  Bowland Wild Boar Park is a family run business set in 65 acres in the heart of the Forest of Bowland, viewing wild boars, llamas, wallabies, red squirrels, pet lambs and many more animals. Also tractor & barrel rides.

Magical Hot Air Balloon flight
The sheer magic of hot air ballooning over Lancashire & Cumbria. They have a team of highly experienced pilots and crew who will make your flight an unforgettable and very special one, right from your tranquil ascent to the Champagne-style celebration on landing!  Pendle-balloon-flights. (40 min)

Or this flight is described as one of the most picturesque spots in north west of England, Lancashire’s Crook O’ Lune lies on the cusp of a large curve in the magnificent River Lune, right on the doorstep of the Lake District, wonderful scenery. (25 minutes away from launch site)                                  Virgin Hot Air Balloons

Lakeland Motor Museum
Amazing diverse and unique road transport collection of some 30,000 exhibits displayed in a state of the art premises with a beautiful Lake District riverside setting. Included is the must see ‘Donald Campbell exhibition’. Much more than just a motor museum, their local history and period shopping displays, authentic recreations and picturesque riverside cafe makes it a great day out for the whole family.   Lakeland motor museum.  

Or Lakes Aquarium (45 min) Naturally themed habitats show the diversity of life in the Lakes. Or Sea life Centre Blackpool is home to over 2000 marine creatures.

Quad biking / Off road 4x4
Their track is a must visit for thrill seekers from all across the region with those as young as 6 . With 160 acres to explore at high speeds, not a single moment will be wasted; from wide open fields to sheltered woodlands, with plenty of gigantic muddy puddles in between, this is every quad biker’s dream come true.           40 Minutes drive away.     Quad-nation.

Or..Discover a different side to the Lake District from the driving seat of a Kankku 4×4. Experience your own adventure, perfect for complete beginners to experienced 4×4 drivers. Open seven days a week all year round. (40 mins)

Lancashire is a particularly amazing area for golf, filled with fantastic courses. From superb pay and play layouts to modern day big name designs, Lancashire is the very place for visiting golfers seeking some great deals and great golf.                                     Garstang golf course   (15 min)                     Forrest Hills Golf  (10 min)                            Royal Lytham & StAnnes (40 min)             Lancaster Golf club  (10 min)                   Heron’s Reach Golf Resort (35 Min)               Ashton Golf centre (15 min)                   Stanley Park Golf  (30min)                               Windermere Golf Course (40 Min)
Lancaster Castle
This Grade 1 Listed Building is the site of three successive Roman forts and has been described by English Heritage as ”the North-West’s most important historic and archaeological monument”. Visit the oldest prison in the world and the most modern prison. (15 minutes drive away) Or visit one of several local amazing museums.                                               Lancaster castle.                                            Maritime museum.                                   Lancaster city museum                                   Williamson Park / Butterfly House         Lancaster visitor information                           Garstang Visitor Information        Windermere Visitor Information

Or just Stay at the lake and enjoy FREE:

  • Free parking next to lodge
  • Very friendly welcome
  • Gated 34 acre site
  • Wide screen TV
  • Use of 12 boats
  • 25 mountain bikes
  • 4 four man pedalos
  • 10 sit on kayaks
  • Riverside fire pit kit with marshmallows, fire lighters & kindling
  • 9 hole crazy golf course
  • Fresh eggs on arrival (courtesy of our chickens Ken & Tucky)
  • Sparkling prosecco & chocolates
  • Free 100% Wi-Fi in every lodge
  • DVD player with good choice of DVD’s
  • You can borrow wellies
  • Ping pong table & spiral slide
  • Children’s play area
  • Castellated kids slide & swings
  • Landscaped waterside walkways & river bridges
  • Den with pool & football tables
  • Piano, drum sets, guitars
  • Pirate, pixie & cowboy zones
  • New giant 7’ Shrek, 7’ Kung Fu Panda & Batman
  • Summer houses with taxidermy & cricket collection
  • 12 piers on our 24 acre lake
  • Wii consoles with games
  • Guitars & swing ball
  • Use of giant outdoor Jenga & giant chess set
  • French bowls lane
  • Pet runner & tufty ducks
  • Black swans, white & coloured peacocks

Cleveley Mere Short Break

Watch a short video made by one of our Guests