Things to Do

Laurel & Hardy Museum – The world’s only museum devoted to Laurel and Hardy is in Ulverston, the town where Stan Laurel was born on 16th June 1890. Everything you want to know about them is in the museum.

South Lakes Safari Zoo is home to over 1,000 of the rarest and most endangered animals in unique natural environments which enable you to get as close as physically possible to experience the amazing creatures with which we share our planet. Wander amongst kangaroos, wallabies, and emus. Be amazed as free-flying macaws soar overhead.

Holker Hall and Gardens is the home of Lucy Cavendish and her husband Tor McLaren who extend a warm welcome to all visitors. Magnificently situated only a short distance from Grange-over-Sands and the expanse of Morecambe Bay, the Estate is set in exceptionally beautiful countryside with gardens that merge into parkland, framed by the Lakeland Hills.

Lakeland Motor Museum – Explore our fascinating collection of over 30,000 exhibits that trace the development of road transport throughout the twentieth century – cycles, motorbikes, motor cars and automobilia. Housed in a converted mill in the heart of the Lake District, we’re minutes from Lake Windermere and offer joint tickets with Windermere Lake Cruises and other local attractions.

The Coronation Hall is a magnificent 636 seat theatre, offering excellent extertainment from music to theatre and opera. It also houses the Tourist Information Centre. The hall manages performances by touring companies in the fields of music, comedy, theatre, festivals, ballet, family shows such as panto and opera.

Manjushri Kadampa Meditation Centre is an internationally renowned centre for meditation, where everyone is welcome to enjoy a peaceful environment or join in the many programmes offered throughout the year. Whether you are looking for a day visit to the Buddhist Temple, house or grounds, an introduction to Buddhist meditation, or in depth courses and retreats, Manjushri KMC offers an enjoyable and meaningful experience.

The Ulverston Canal is a canal in the town of Ulverston, Cumbria, England. It is 1.25 miles long, and runs from the town centre to the coast of Morecambe Bay. It is entirely straight and on a single level. It is an isolated canal and does not connect to the main canal network.

The 14th-century tower known as Dalton Castle was formerly the manorial courthouse of Furness Abbey. Here the abbott exercised his right to hold manorial courts and administer justice within the lordship of Furness, as authorised by the abbey’s foundation charter of 1127

Photography – The Bay Horse Hotel offers some spectacular views and scenery and is a great location for photography

Kayaking – The Bay Horse Hotel is a good base to start a kayaking adventure.

Painting – A more sedate activity, but the Bay Horse has wonderful views and offers a great location to any type of artist.

Family History Research – You can use The Bay Horse as a base for exploring your family history.