How big can your wedding be this year?

If you’re planning a wedding this year, we can make it memorable for a small spring celebration or a larger summer gathering. Our special venues in the North West offer bespoke packages geared to suit your budget and needs. This year, the size of your wedding very much depends on the date – and it’s […]

In Conversation With: Sarah Sikorski - Owner of Lavender Hotels

Earlier this month we interviewed Sarah Sikorski, owner of Higher Trapp House which is part of the Lavender Hotel group to shed some light on the hospitality industry and vision for the future. So how has the last 12 months from your point of view? Difficult is probably the best way to describe it.  I […]

Day trips to remember from Everglades Park Hotel

Pickering Pasture A local nature reserve alongside the river Mersey and full of wildflowers and animals. Most Sundays offer a pop-up cafe provided by local volunteers.Find out more Spike Island Located on the Trans Pennine Trail, this was home to the Stone Roses concert in 1990 – Just across from the Catalyst discovery centre which […]

10 places to visit during your stay at The Old Mill

Irwell Sculpture Trail Ramsbottom lies right in the middle of the Irwell Sculpture Trail. The trail is the largest public art scheme in England with 70 art pieces that follow an established 30-mile footpath from Salford Quays and finishes just above Bacup. From the Old Mill Hotel head south and follow the trail.The North Trail […]

Outdoor activities near Higher Trapp House

Whalley Abbey, Gatehouse and Gardens Whalley Abbey showcases beautifully kept gardens and the intriguing ruins of a 14th century Cistercian Abbey. Take a guided tour of the ruins or explore the woodland beside the River Calder. The attraction also features Cloisters coffee shop for refreshments and a gift shop that sells tickets to the grounds […]

9 things to do near The Oaks Hotel

Townley Park, Museum and Art Gallery Burnley’s largest park is set in 180 acres landscaped parkland which surrounds the impressive Townley Hall and Museum. Offering exhibitions, woodland walks, sculpture trails, organic community garden, play areas, sport pitches, two golf courses, ornamental gardens, café and gift shop a trip to Townley Park is a great day […]

Our top three Lancashire woodland walks

Take in the changing seasons and pay a visit to Lancashire’s marvellous woodland… Beacon Fell, Goosnargh Not just woodland, Beacon Fell Country Park covers almost 192 acres in total including moorland and farmland. Extremely rich in wildlife, it’ll be hard not to spot rabbits, deer, stoats and weasels enjoying the autumn habitat. In the warmer months, you’ll […]

Great family bike rides in Lancashire

Bike rides are a great way to spend some quality family time together – and Lancashire is the perfect place to explore some stunning landscapes. Older children will love the freedom of pedalling off any excess energy, while little ones will enjoy the adventure – and you get to take in the beautiful Lancashire landscape […]