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Sightseeing & Activities near our parks

Harrison Holidays operates a range of holiday parks that are packed with great and varied facilities. However, if you fancy venturing further afield, they’re in the vicinity of numerous famous & fantastic places to visit, both scenic and cultural. Here’s just a sample…

Alnwick Castle

The iconic Alnwick Castle is a Northumberland filming location for Harry Potter, Downton Abbey and more.

Northumberland Zoo

Northumberland Zoo is a family run Zoo in the heart of Northumberland.

Mandrakes

Mandrake’s is a world of magic, mischief and mystery coffee shop.

Farmer Teds

Keep the family entertained all day with our farmyard fun and adventure at Farmer Ted’s Adventure Farm.

Market Town of Appleby

The historic town of Appleby boasts a handful of pubs/restaurants and village shops.

Fun Arena

Fun Arena is located in Burscough and is fun for all the family as they do offer an adults only hours with a bite to eat in the Hangar Restaurant & Sky Bar.

Highfield Pub & Fuzzy Ed’s Play Area

Grab a bite to eat and let the children have a play at Fuzzy Ed’s play area.

Worden Park

Worden Park is a hidden gem located in Leyland, Lancashire. With its mature woodlands, beautiful meadows, varied wildlife and peaceful setting offers a natural beauty setting where  you can walk, picnic and relax.

Rock & River Outdoor Pursuits

Situated in the heart of rural Lancashire, Rock and River is an Outdoor Activity Centre with onsite activities from Climbing and High Ropes, to Canoeing and Paddle Boarding. With over 18 exciting activities on offer, Rock & River are the perfect ...

Helmsley Walled Garden

Encompassing five acres, this charming walled garden is located at the heart of North Yorkshire. Originating in 1758 near the magnificent Helmsley Castle, the garden is undergoing a massive restoration project. Spend the day at this beautiful place a...

Aldborough Roman Town, Harrogate

Delve into the intriguing world of Roman Britain. The town once occupying some 55 acres evidently began life as a fort with a small civilian settlement at its perimeter. Over time it became a town laid out in the traditional grid system of the era. N...

F1 Racing, York

F1 Racing is North Yorkshire's only indoor karting circuit. Full race equipment is provided and a choice of 17 karts. Licensed bar on the premises and excellent food available.

Thirsk

Thirsk is a delightful market town with plenty of pubs, cafes, restaurants and shops. If you are interested in the cultural heritage of Thirsk be sure to visit the ‘World of James Herriot’ Museum, or if you enjoy wildlife head to the birds of pre...

Lightwater Valley Theme Park

Lightwater Valley theme park is situated approximately 25min drive away from White Rose. The park features over 30 different fairground rides and is particularly good for young children with over 11 designated ‘mini rides’. For a reduced admissio...

National Railway Museum

The national railway museum is one of the most comprehensive collections of railway memorabilia. Learn about the last 300 years of railway history as you admire the huge array of locomotives and artefacts on display. Situated only half an hour’s dr...

Yorkshire Dales National Park

The Yorkshire Dales is renowned for its natural beauty and attracts thousands of visitors every year.The Dales frequently host events, guided walks and all other manner of exciting activities.

Flamingo Land

Grab the whole family and head to Flamingo land theme park for a great day out. There are loads of great rides to try as well as an on-site zoo where you can watch the penguins, lemurs and meerkats go about their daily business. For easier access aro...

Holy Island

A trip to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne is a must when visiting Northumberland. This unique island a mile off the mainland in the North Sea is cut off twice daily by fast incoming tides! Linked by a causeway, it is vi...

Druridge

Druridge Bay Beach & Country Park is a living landscape rich in wildlife with access to a stunning seven-mile stretch of golden sands, popular with walkers, both cyclists and families alike. The addition of the new...

Morpeth

Fancy a bit of retail therapy? No problem! Morpeth has both stylish shopping and a rich history. With a unique combination of history, heritage and beauty, this bustling market town is the ideal place to explore what N...

Hulne Park

From keen ramblers to people just wanting to get some fresh air, Hulne Park has a walk for you! After kitting yourself out at ‘Jobsons of Alnwick,’ heavily supported by the Duke of Northumberland, take a st...

Barter Books

Set in the historic market town of Alnwick, Barter Books is one of the largest second-hand bookshops in Europe. Barter Books, in the converted old railway station, is home to over 30,000 books and is famous for hitting...

Cragside

Cragside is a Victorian country house surrounded by an extensive rock garden and 1,700 acres of grounds composed of coniferous trees, miles of beautiful walks & lakes and is also home to some of the last remaining ...

Blackpool Tower

A world-famous British landmark since 1894, the iconic Blackpool Tower is home to the magnificent ballroom, dripping in gold architecture and heavenly paintings above. Book afternoon tea or treat yourself to watch Stri...

Rufford Old Hall

The old English village of Rufford is well known for its nutrient-rich farm soil and five-hundred-year old Tudor Hall. In charming Edwardian grounds with lovely gardens facing the canal, you can have afternoon tea in R...

Botanical Gardens

The Victorian gardens in churchtown have been there since 1874 and are worth a visit if you fancy a tranquil stroll along the river bank or a good home cooked meal in the café. The botanical gardens have a beautiful aviary, bowling green, mini golf ...

Rotten Row

Close to Victoria park and its famous flower shows, Rotten Row is anything but rotten! A long border of herbaceous plants carefully maintained by local volunteers blossom into a blanket of superb colours for an uplifti...

Southport Flower Show

2019 officially marks ninety years that the largest independent flower show has been held at Southport Victoria Park. Each year a full weekend with a new theme and competition, vibrant show gardens, food festiva...

Crosby Beach

Looking longingly out towards the horizon submerged between the sand are the famous and well-travelled Iron Men statues by artist Antony Gormley. If you visit Crosby beach and pass the delightful park you will see the ...

Windmill Animal Farm

Set opposite farming fields of animals, take the kids to experience the running of a working farm, feed the animals and roam round on John Deere Tractors - push pedal ones! In spring you can bottle-feed the tiny lambs ...

Martin Mere Bird Sanctuary

Well known for their flamingos, swans and otters, flock around and watch the wildlife at Martin Mere. Educational for families, hire a canoe around the lake or walk the nature trails and spot the owls in the trees. Als...

Ormskirk Market Town

Five minutes drive from Abbey Farm is the market town of Ormskirk. Looking out onto the cobbled square are various rustic shops, gin bars, restaurants and traditional pubs. If you’re wanting a cafe that isn’t too m...

Burscough Wharf

In the centre of Burscough running alongside the canal is the wharf, bustling with bespoke bars and restaurants unique to the area. An American bar, gin bar and whimsical tea room all add to the rustic feeling of the w...

The Lakes Distillery

Are you part of the Gin craze sweeping the nation? Meet alpacas and have a grand tour of where & how whiskey, gin and vodka is made at the distillery. Specialising in fiery spirits and proud of their origins, this ...

Llama karma kafe

For a truly unique experience during your stay you should visit the Llama Karma Kafe in Penrith. Walk with cute and cuddly llamas and get a tour of the zoo or stay over in the Peruvian-themed bed and breakfast. There are lots of exotic animals, birds...

Kennedy’s Finest Chocolate

Since 1991, Chocoholics and sweet-tooths have travelled to the Lake District to see hand-made, scrumptious chocolates made at Kennedy's Little Chocolate Factory in Orton. There is a huge variety to choose from and if you can’t wait until you get ho...

Rutter Falls

Cross the charming footbridge and follow the sound of gushing water. You will discover the arc shaped waterfall and babbling river. Next to the river is the old mill and waterwheel that looks straight out of a fairytale. Take a paddle in the water wi...

Appleby Castle Valley

In a valley of Northern England, an enchanting castle sits majestically overlooking a tree-filled landscape with the River Eden flowing through. In the dark of the night there are rumours that the castle is restless with roaming spirits from the 12th...

Grandad Jim’s Traditional Sweet Shop, Leyland & Chorley

Do you remember that old-fashioned sweet shop from the film ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory?’ This place is just like that!  With huge jars full of all sorts of sweets, treats, & American toffees ga...

Blackpool

You’ve got your salty fish and chips (with extra vinegar) and you're walking along the illuminated pier. The air is filled with excitement. Parents are reliving their childhoods bringing their little ones and pointing to the new attractions and fla...

Harris Museum and Art Gallery

In the chattering city of Preston stands a monumental grade one listed building with glorious architecture and jam packed galleries of art and history. Take a walk around and soak in the knowledge, view exhibitions and grab a coffee at their café.

Bygone Times

Sometimes a walk down memory lane is just what you need. Enticingly cluttered with stalls full of memorabilia, antiques and collectors’ items, no two knickknacks are the same. The bonus is, once you’ve chosen your treasure from the chest, you can...

Heskin Hall Shopping Village & Art Gallery

Quaint stalls and the two birds’ café set in the beautiful countryside, perfect for gift shopping or just general treating of yourself. You never know what unique presents you may find in here all provided locally by charming little shops. Locally...

Avenham Park, Preston

The entrance to Avenham Park leads you on a magical journey, underneath a rustic iron bridge where you can walk tree lined paths, pass underneath a trickling waterfall and reach the Grade two listed Victorian gardens. Part of the guild wheel tour, ta...

Preston Cat Cafe

Feline fans and fluffy friends look no further! A brand new café where you can sit, eat cake, drink coffee and cuddle kitties in the centre of Preston. Book on their website for a purrfect afternoon!

Pleasureland Southport Amusement Park

Along the coastline and offering more than just the average amusement park, you can have a fun filled day for all the family. There are arcades, food stalls, rides, game stalls and gift shops. Open every weekend from the 24th March.

Lawnmower Museum

Wanting a trip out to somewhere unique, one of a kind and a little bit quirky? The Lawnmower Museum even boasts a special room dedicated to celebrity lawnmowers. Who knew they existed?

Formby Beach & Red Squirrel Sanctuary

Passing through the mysterious pine woods, where you may see the rare red squirrel, is the vast asparagus farms leading to the beautiful Formby beach. Take a picnic with you, walk down the nature trails and notice the pine needle coated floor quickly...

Southport Air Show

A huge event held every year by the ambassadors of the Royal Air force, Southport Air show is a must see. The ground rumbling display is a three-day event and very popular just to see the Red Arrows roar through the skies of Southport.

Jollies Barn

Less than five minutes’ drive from Riverside, Jollies Barn is an indoor soft play centre for children of all ages. If you get hungry, they have a café and facilities for group parties. Parents chill out and let the kids run wild! It will definitel...

Bamburgh Castle

With lots to explore and many mysteries to uncover, Bamburgh Castle is the perfect day out for all the family. Here you can discover stories of mystery, intrigue and betrayal… or simply enjoy the stunning views in th...

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