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What To Do In Lytham St Annes For Seniors

November 15th, 2022

If you have a loved one who lives in the Lytham area, perhaps at The Hamptons Care Centre, check out our guide on what to do in Lytham St Annes for seniors. This wonderful seaside town on the Fylde Coast offers fun and traditional activities for all the family, including a choice of day trips out for the elderly. 

From beach walks to fish and chips and nature reserves, keep reading to discover our favourite Lytham St Annes activities for the whole family, young and old.

7 Ideas For What To Do In Lytham St Annes With Seniors

If you’re considering moving an elderly relative to a care home in Lytham, it’s natural if you’re wondering what to do in Lytham St Annes if you take them out for the day. But the Lancashire seaside town has lots to offer, so you’ll never be stuck for ideas. 

1. Visit Lytham Windmill

lytham windmill

Did you know that Lytham has its own windmill? Lytham Windmill can be found on Lytham Green, and it’s free to visit, although donations are welcome. Today, the windmill is run by Fylde Borough Council and the Lytham Heritage Group, but it was a working mill until 1921. 

Now a Grade II-listed building, Lytham Windmill is a brilliant option for day trips out for the elderly in the local area. Step inside and step back in time – little ones and big kids alike will be fascinated by this historic, quirky building.

2. Explore Fairhaven Lake And Gardens

Fairhaven Lake and Gardens is one of Lytham’s best attractions, and it’s the perfect place for day trips out for the elderly, and indeed the rest of the family. Situated between the towns of Lytham and St Annes, Fairhaven has so much to enjoy:

  • Enjoy a picnic in the beautiful gardens
  • Take a stroll around the gorgeous floral displays
  • Play a family game of crazy golf or crown green bowling – there’s a small charge for each activity
  • Hire a motorboat to enjoy Fairhaven Lake from the water itself

If you’re taking a wildlife lover out of their care home for the day, make sure you take a look at the RSPB Visitor Centre at Fairhaven too. The site is one of the most important wetlands in England, home to over 250,000 birds. Take a guided walk, or hire binoculars and do a spot of birdwatching. With so much on offer at Fairhaven, you’ll never be stuck for what to do in Lytham St Annes with an elderly loved one.

3. Walk Along St Annes Beach

st annes pier, lytham

No trip to Lytham St Annes is complete without a walk along St Annes beach, where you’ll find miles of soft sand and open sky – the air doesn’t get much more bracing than this. If you have a loved one who’s been recuperating, taking them down to the seafront could be just what they need for fresh air and a change of scenery. 

If you’re looking for Lytham St Annes activities close to The Hamptons Care Centre, a trip to the beach is the perfect option, whether it’s to stroll along the promenade, or even to paddle in the sea – if you dare! If the tide is in, head up onto St Annes Pier for a fantastic view of the horizon – make sure you wrap up warm, as the wind can be chilly.

4. Tuck Into Fish And Chips

Wondering where to eat in Lytham St Annes during your day out? Well, when you’re by the seaside, fish and chips surely has to be on the menu – there’s just something about eating them outdoors by the sea that makes them taste even better. 

Seniors Fish and Chips is one of the best ‘proper’ chippies in the local area, while The Haven and Whelans Fish and Chips also come highly recommended. Tuck into a good old-fashioned fish supper, try the catch of the day, or check out the senior citizens’ specials – you won’t be disappointed.

5. See A Show At The Lowther Pavilion Theatre

If you’re looking for ideas for days out for the elderly in Lytham St Annes to mark a special occasion, booking tickets to a show at The Lowther Pavilion Theatre would be a lovely idea. 

Whether you book to see the annual Christmas pantomime with the whole family, take in a matinee, see an old-favourite film on the big screen, or enjoy a night watching a favourite comedian, the theatre has a varied programme with something for everyone. If you’re ever wondering what to do in Lytham St Annes on a rainy day, keep The Lowther Pavilion Theatre in mind.

6. Visit One Of The World’s Premier Golf Courses

golf course

Golf is one of the big Lytham St Annes activities, and you can play a spot yourself, whether it’s crazy golf at Fairhaven Gardens or spending the day at the Lytham Green Drive Golf Club. But the ultimate golf experience in Lytham is a day out at the Royal Lytham and St Annes Golf Club, which has played host to two Ryder Cup tournaments and 11 Open Championships.

Follow in the footsteps of your golfing heroes and mark a special occasion by playing a round on the Royal Lytham course. And if you’re taking out a golf lover who isn’t as active as they once were, you can still celebrate a big birthday by enjoying dinner in the Clubhouse and making wonderful new memories to cherish.

7. Take A Day Trip To Nearby Blackpool

Just a 20-minute drive from Lytham St Annes (depending on traffic), you’ll find the ultimate destination for day trips out for the elderly (and the rest of the family) in the north: Blackpool.

blackpool tower and seafront at sunset

Day trips out for the elderly don’t get much more nostalgic than a trip to the ‘Vegas of the north’. Visit Harry Ramsden’s for its world-famous fish and chips, walk along one of the resort’s three piers, play a game of bingo, and ride the Big Wheel for wonderful views across Blackpool and beyond. Visit in the autumn to see the iconic Blackpool illuminations – if you don’t want to be walking through the lights, take a ride on a vintage tram for a truly memorable experience. 

If you’re planning a day out for a special occasion or for a fan of Strictly Come Dancing, a visit to Blackpool Tower Ballroom is a must. Take a turn around the dancefloor or indulge in afternoon tea while you watch others waltz around the floor to the sound Wurlitzer organ. The ballroom’s decor is stunning – days out for the elderly don’t get much more special than this.

Before you head back to Lytham, spend a few minutes outside the Tower looking at the Comedy Carpet, which features quotes and jokes by entertainers from the past, including the likes of Bruce Forsyth, Ken Dodd, and Morecambe and Wise. See if you can spot your favourites from times gone by.

The Hamptons Care Centre In Lytham St Annes

Located in the heart of Lytham St Annes, The Hamptons Care Centre is a stylish, modern, luxurious care home in a wonderful seaside town setting. If you’re based in Lancashire and want to make sure your elderly relative is in a comfortable setting, come and see our Lytham care home for yourself. 

Our care home provides residential, nursing, respite, and dementia care, with every resident receiving their own private bedroom with en-suite bathroom. Find out more about what it’s like living in a care home.

Contact us to arrange a visit to The Hamptons Care Centre today – we’re more than happy to answer any questions you might have, so please don’t hesitate to get in touch.