Come to our free visitor centre on the edge of Fairhaven Lake. It’s the gateway to the north side of the Ribble Estuary – the third most important estuary in the UK – which attracts over 250,000 birds each year. We are on an amenity lake so try your hand at feeding the ducks, driving a boat or playing on the new play park.
You’ll get good views of the estuary nearby and the lake itself attracts wintering ducks.
The centre is open all year round and has a full programme of events from guided bird walks, mud dipping and monthly toddler group. Fairhaven Lake has a new art trail and regularly changing family trails are available at the centre to keep the little ones entertained as you stroll around the lake. The site is pram- and wheelchair-friendly, popular with dog walkers and has toilet and cafe facilities.
Trains run on the hour to Ansdell & Fairhaven station from Preston Station. Turn right outside the station onto Woodlands Road. Continue to bottom; at the mini roundabout turn right onto Clifton Drive. Cross the road and turn Left onto Lake Road. Continue to bottom and turn right onto Inner Promenade. The centre is situated at the bottom of the steps next to the Lake.
Buses run all year round every 20 minutes on Line 7 from Blackpool, St Annes and Lytham, the nearest stop is at Lake Road. Walk down Lake Road cross Inner Promenade and the centre is at the bottom of the steps next to the Lake.
From the south end of Blackpool, take the A584 Clifton Drive southbound towards Lytham. Continue straight on through St Annes. Turn right onto Lake Road; at the bottom, turn left onto Inner Promenade. The centre is situated next to the lake on the right-hand side.
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