Close Attractions

What's close to Fern Lodge


Ribble Steam Railway

Visit the Ribble Steam Railway for heritage train rides along our line. The three mile return trip includes crossing the dock swing bridge (a unique feature on our line) and then along the bank of the River Ribble, giving interesting views of the City of Preston. Train Rides leave from the museum platform on the hour at 1100, 1200, 1300, 1400, 1500 and 1600

Your Day Ticket enables you to travel on as many rides as you wish on the day of your visit.

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Museum Of Lancashire

On the outskirts of Preston's city centre the Museum of Lancashire is your perfect introduction to all things Lancashire.

From entertainers and seaside holidays, to archaeology and industry, wildlife and the war years, our range of family friendly displays and activities means that there really is something for everyone. Uncover fabulous stories and the hidden histories of local Lancashire folk past and present as well as celebrating some of the more well known characters from Lancashire's past.

Housed in the former Quarter Sessions House, one of Preston's oldest buildings, the Museum of Lancashire is your gateway to more than 2000 years of Lancashire's history. 

Admission is guaranteed to stay free for the next few years, so come along and start your journey!.

​Stanley Street, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 4YP

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MFA Bowl Preston

Need a fun and exciting activity to do in any weather? bring the family here, where there are automated tenpin bowling lanes, amusements and pool tables. For refuelling there is a diner and also for the adults a fully licensed bar. After 18:00 children must be accompanied by an adult (18+).

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Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Whether it’s white knuckle roller coasters, the UK’s only Nickelodeon Land, family fun or spectacular shows there’s something for everyone at Britain’s favourite amusement park.

Experience the UK’s only Nickelodeon Land a 6 acre area of Pleasure Beach loaded with 12 rides, a Nickelodeon shop, fun game stalls, a restaurant and home to a whole host of famous Nickelodeon characters.

After all the fun on Nickelodeon Land there’s a whole host of rides including Pleasure Beach’s tallest roller coaster The Big One, hold your breath as you ride Infusion the UK’s only suspended coaster completely over water, plus lots more!

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