10 Things to Do in Carnforth That You Shouldn't Miss

October 5, 2017 Esmeralda Fenner

Carnforth is a small town and civil parish near Lancaster in the north of Lancashire, England, situated at the north east end of Morecambe Bay. The parish of Carnforth had a population of 5,350 recorded in the 2001 census, and forms part of the City of Lancaster. The 2011 Census measured a population of 5,560.
Restaurants in Carnforth

1. Carnforth Station Heritage Centre

Carnforth Station Warton Road, Carnforth LA5 9TR, England +44 1524 735165
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4.5 based on 503 reviews

Carnforth Station Heritage Centre

Reviewed By Julie P - Huddersfield, United Kingdom

I expected this to be a 30 minute max quick exhibition but it's a lot more than that. Really comprehensive with lots to see about rail, wartime, Brief Encounter and a significant David Lean exhibition as well as a mini cinema. Really interesting stuff and high quality presentation.

2. RSPB Leighton Moss Nature Reserve

Myers Farm Storrs Lane, Silverdale LA5 0SW, England +44 1524 701601
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5 based on 363 reviews

RSPB Leighton Moss Nature Reserve

Come and discover some very special wildlife at RSPB Leighton Moss. This popular nature reserve is home to a variety of wonderful creatures - from birds and bugs to bats and otters. If you are lucky, you may even spot our largest residents, the red deer. There's plenty to do at Leighton Moss - explore nature trails, take a stroll around our sensory garden, treat yourself in our gift shop and enjoy a home-made meal in our award-winning cafe.

Reviewed By 673fia - South Ayrshire, United Kingdom

Visited on a wet February day. Staff very knowledgable and helpful. Several hides to keep you dry whilst affording terrific bird spotting opportunities. Particularly liked observation platform. Nice cafe serving amongst other things, delicious scones, cakes and coffee. Day eventually dried up and otter put on a display! Great day outdoors.

3. Warton Crag

Crag Road, Warton, Carnforth LA5 9RB, England
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5 based on 35 reviews

Warton Crag

Reviewed By A TripAdvisor Member

Warton crag is in a beautiful area once you have walked to the top you will know what I mean the views are amazing looking over Grange Over Sands, Arnside, Silverdale, Morecambe Bay, Over Kellet, and Carnforth. Well worth a visit and it's Free ☺

4. Capernwray Diving Centre

Jackdaw Quarry Capernwray Road | Jackdaw Quarry, Capernwray, Carnforth LA6 1AD, England
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4.5 based on 40 reviews

Capernwray Diving Centre

Reviewed By Beth H - Manchester, United Kingdom

I've visited Capernwray a few times over the past few years (attempting my Open Water course, having my issues with nerves and recently building confidence after FINALLY completing the open water course 5 years later) and I have never had a problem. The staff are friendly and price for entry reasonable. I love the verity that is on offer here, with plenty to see at different depths. This has helped me so much to build up from some nice easy 8m dives to having a mooch about at 12-14m and now hopefully heading to see the plane on my next dive at 18m :) Food is great too and not too expensive.

5. Greenlands Farm Village

Tewitfield, Carnforth, England +44 1524 784184
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3.5 based on 267 reviews

Greenlands Farm Village

Reviewed By Sylvia Y

We visited the farm during the half term and we all loved it! There are so many animals and they are all very friendly. Our daughter loved Twilight the unicorn. Lot's of activities for the children like egg hunting, donkey rides and bottle feeding newborn lambs. The soft play area and the outside play area are both very nice. The go kart is great fun too. We had such a lovely time we are definitely going to visit the farm again.

6. The Hawk Garden

Leighton Hall, Yealand Conyers LA5 9ST, England +44 1524 737784
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The Hawk Garden

Reviewed By Disappointed1023 - Preston, United Kingdom

I visited "The Hawk Garden" today with my Husband and two of our Friends to join the Hawk Walk as a surprise birthday treat for Hubby.
Even after Reading the website information and reviews I wasn't sure exactly what to expect and now I know why, no two days could ever be the same as it is the wonderful birds who will ultimately decide just how the day will go.
Our afternoon there was magical and at times, for me at any rate, a moving and almost spiritual experience, Jim clearly loves his life and his birds and he and Adrian worked really hard to show us the Hawks and Falcons at their best.
From the very start where Jim greeted us at the gate to the time when we reluctantly had to leave (and we were there for close on three hours) nothing was too much trouble, no question went unanswered and everything was done to help us get the most from our experience.
Thank You Jim, Adrian and especially Zorro, Peru, Ruth and the other birds we hope to see you all again in Winter.
Many Thanks
Elaine, Brian, Helen and Steve.

7. Arnside Knott

Arnside, England +44 1524 702815
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4.5 based on 94 reviews

Arnside Knott

Reviewed By GGGang - Preston, United Kingdom

We were scheduled to do the Morecambe bay guided walk. Sadly due to poor weather and safety concerns it had to be cancelled. Having made arrangements to be in arnside we decided to take a walk up arnside knott anyway. We weren't disappointed.
The terrain was a little difficult in places - steep, with shale/stone areas, but easily do-able for the moderately fit and healthy. The views were breath taking.
If you follow it down the other side you may stumble across a little farm cafe for a quick putt stop as we did. A welcome rest bite before continuing around and back into arnside.
Overall a lovely walk with great views.
My kids never believe people read my reviews, so if this was helpful please let me have your vote. It's always good to prove them wrong occasionally.

8. Eric Morecambe Statue

319 Marine Road Central, Morecambe LA4 5AA, England +44 1524 582808
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Eric Morecambe Statue

Reviewed By Ann F - Wishaw, Scotland, United Kingdom

Anyone visiting Morecambe can't miss Eric Morecambe's statue. It is situated right on the front. It is in a raised position.. just right for photo's and selfies. The ground in front of the statue is arranged with facts about Eric Morecambe's career. There is no cost so worth spending a wee bit of time to remember a blast from the past.

9. Etty-Lilly

2 Whin Drive, Bolton le Sands LA5 8DB, England +44 1524 734713
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We are a craft store selling Sirdar james brett and lots more wool fabrics and haberdashery. We stock Janome and Bernina sewing machines and offer service and repairs on them. We run workshops which are advertised on our website. You are welcome to call in for free advise or just a look around.

Reviewed By Mike M

My wife went there three times bought all sorts of fabrics and yarns. Started sewing whilst on holiday

10. Lakeland Wildlife Oasis

Hale, Milnthorpe LA7 7FE, England +44 15395 63027
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4 based on 326 reviews

Lakeland Wildlife Oasis

Established for over 25 years, the Lakeland Wildlife Oasis hosts an incredible collection of insects, fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals. Perfect for families, the zoo is an all-weather attraction combining lush tropical halls and outdoor animal areas. Explore our evolutionary journey spanning over 300,000,000 years. The on site 'Wild Cafe' is open every day from 10am-4pm. No zoo entry is required to visit the cafe. Last entry for the zoo is 4:00pm. We are open every day except Christmas and Boxing Day.

Reviewed By Konrad L - Morecambe, United Kingdom

Arrived staff were so nice and friendly an absolute credit to the place. The place has a superb educational aspect with loads of fun things to see and do from the ants to the snow leopard. The kids loved it I highly recommend a visit

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