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Family adventures around Morecambe Bay

Top tips for easy walks and bike rides close to family-friendly facilities and services around the Bay.
Plan some quality family time for the school holidays and precious weekends.

Family adventures around Morecambe Bay

Getting out on foot or by bike is a great way to enjoy low or no cost days out with the kids.

Walk ideas for families with children and buggies.

Here are our team's top picks thoughtfully selected by a couple of Mums here at Morecambe Bay Partnership.

The Prom at Grange-over-Sands.

Grange Prom is an easy to reach location whether travelling by bus, train or car. With handy nearby loos in the ornamental gardens (accessible with a debit card), ample spots for picnics and ice creams, there is also a playground and plenty of space for wheeling buggies, balance bikes and pushchairs. Kids seem to love waving to all the passengers on the coastal train as it trundles by. For extra excitement, hop over to Arnside on the train for more fantastic picnic spots and cafes.

Half Moon Bay to Heysham Village via St Patrick's Church.

This walk is only 2.6km long. With some little hills, it's manageable for most small children and perhaps more interesting for older kids with lots to see and do along the way. It's not a route for buggies but you don't have to do the whole thing and with cafes at both ends of the route - you've got carrots (or ice cream) to entice them with. There is much rock-pooling to be done when the tide is out, and great spots for a picnic. Heysham is accessible by bus and there is a car park at Half Moon Bay right opposite the start of the coastal path opposite the cafe. And while you're there, check out Heysham Heritage Centre.

Take note - there are no public toilets in the village so be prepared to have a cafe stop, enjoy a cuppa and cake to spend a penny...

Conishead Priory pootle to the beach

A stone's throw from Ulverston, this is an easy buggy-friendly walk as long as you don’t mind bumps and dirty wheels! It has a good mix of woodland, wildflowers and delightful pebbly beach. It's also dog-friendly and has a great cafe too.

For more ideas just search our selection of recommended accessible routes where you'll find routes graded easy which are suitable for pushchairs as well as wheelchairs or mobility scooters, or moderate routes which can be done with all-terrain type buggies.

Easy, almost traffic-free bike rides in Morecambe Bay

The beauty of living or staying by the sea, is that you can access flat ground very easily. The trick is to find the bits that avoid mingling with motorised traffic when you just want to ensure your kids can get confident riding a bike.

Our top spots are:

Glasson Dock to Lancaster Millennium Bridge cycle route

This is the first section of the Bay Cycle Way and provides miles of off-road, flat riding along an old railway line. An out and back from Glasson means you can easily park-up with all your kids paraphernalia, with easy access to a shop, cafe, toilets and picnic space at the dock.

Morecambe to Carnforth along the Lancaster Canal.

Be aware that this route, shared with walkers follows the water's edge along the canal. With amazing views across the Bay to the Lake District, picnic spots, family-friendly pubs and all the amenities a family need, it's a great family day out.

Either end is accessible by bus or train. If starting the route in Morecambe, there's a short section on a cycle lane on the road but to avoid it , just get off your bikes and push along the footpath until you reach the canal.

Motivate the kids during the school holidays with our fun family activities pack

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Family-friendly events

Check out out our events page for any upcoming activities for families here.

More events for families with our partners around the Bay.

Family-friendly events with Arnside and Silverdale AONB

Family-friendly events with the RSPB

Explore Morecambe Bay What's On calendar

Visit Cumbria



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