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Things to do in Furness

You may already be aware of the spectacular coastal mountain and countryside scenery surrounding and within Furness but there is much more to living in Furness you will find a wonderful variety of things to see, do and experience. Whether it’s taking part in the wide range of exhilarating outdoor sports and activities; shopping in our historic market towns or speciality markets; discovering the fabulous food and drink tradition; enjoying our cultural heritage or anything in-between.

  • Dalton Wild Animal Park
    Located 10 minutes out of Barrow, Adult tickets are £10.50 and children (under 15) and OAP's are £7 (summer prices).
    The park is open everyday from 10am till 5pm. Last admission is 4.15pm
    Contact number: 01229 466 086

  • Apollo Cinema
    Located in Hollywood Park. Entry is £5.60 for adults and £4.50 for children.
    Contact number: 01229 825 354

  • The Lazer Zone
    Located on Hindpool Road above
    'The Customs House'.
    Entry £4.25 for adults and £3.75 for
    children under 16
    Contact number: 01229 823 823

  • The Dock Museum
    Located on North Road. Entry is free of charge.
    Contact number: 01229 894 444

  • Furness Abbey
    Located on the outskirts of Barrow a few minutes by car from the town centre. Entry to view the historic ruins and small museum is £3.30 for adults, £1.70 for children.
    Open from 1st April  - 30th September, 10am - 6pm Monday to Sunday.
    Contact number: 01229 823 420

  • Roanhead
    This sandy, picturesque beach is situated three miles north of Barrow. Even though strong currents make it unsuitable for swimming the coastal scenery is quite breathtaking. 

  • Earnse Bay
    By far Barrow's most popular beach and the ideal place to take a dip. Situated on Walney Island this sandy beach is served by local buses and becomes very busy during the summer months. Car parking facilities are available.

  • racesBiggar Bank
    This award winning beach is situated on the west coast of Walney Island, a mixture of smooth pebbles and sand makes up this softly contoured coastline. Ample car parking facilities and public toilets.

  • Rampside
    This easily accessible beach is four miles south east of Barrow. It is ideal for those with a liking of water sports.
    A causeway leads to Roa island, which  has toilets, bus stop, pub and cafe. Visitors can enjoy Barrow Lifeboat Station (Open at weekends)
    tel: 01229 829 797. In the summer
    take a ferry to Piel Island, the long stony beach is situated on the coast road (A5087) heading towards the market town of Ulverston.

  • The Forum (previously Forum 28)
    Have a lively and varied programme of music, dance, comedy and drama events, staged by touring and local companies. Tel: 01229 820000

  • The Canteen
    The Canteen Media and Arts centre is the region's newest and most exciting multi-purpose venue facility.~

  • North Walney Nature Reserve Tel: 015395 31604; South Walney Nature Reserve Tel: 01229 471066 and Sandscale Haws National Nature Reserve Tel: 01229 462855.

  • Coronation Hall, Ulverston South Lakeland's premiere entertainment venue and largest theatre in Cumbria.  

  • Lakeland's Woodland Heritage, Backbarrow, Nr Ulverston. Discover the fascinating story of Lakeland's woodland heritage. Tel: 015395 31236 Opening times: 10am-5pm Mon-Sat all year round.

  • Swarthmoor Hall, Ulverston. The Hall is an Elizabethan manor house near the old market town of Ulverston. 

  • Lakes Leisure, Ulverston. Cumbria's largest tennis centre, 25m heated aquazone pool, astroturf sports and crown green bowling. 

  • Top Ten Bingo
    Located in Hollywood Park. Free to join.
    Contact number: 01229 825 316

  • Fell Foot Country Park, Newby Bridge, Nr Ulverston Tel: 015395 31273 Opening times: 9am-5pm year round except 25/26 December.

  • Laurel & Hardy Museum, Ulverston. The world famous museum devoted to Laurel & Hardy.  

  • Cumbria Crystal, Ulverston. One of the last working crystal factories in the UK. 

  • Conishead Priory & Buddhist Temple, Ulverston Tel: 01229 584029
  • Furness Music Centre, A community music centre based in Furness Tel: 01229 469812

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