Father's Day in Morecambe
Treat your dad to a special Father's Day this year
As Father’s Day draws near, now is the time to start thinking about the perfect gift that’ll show the father in your life how important and loved they are. But, as we all know, many dads can be difficult to please, so it’s hard to find something special to keep them happy for their big day. At the Royal at Heysham, we aim to make Father’s Day one to remember, so here are a few activities you can take part in to make the day unique and memorable.
Enjoy a Sunday Lunch at the Royal
What could put a smile on your father’s face better than a delicious Sunday Lunch? Full of tradition and made with some of the finest locally sourced ingredients in Morecambe, our Sunday Lunch is the perfect Father’s Day gift. Made in our comfortable restaurant by an expert team of chefs, you’ll find yourself stuffed for choice, from slow-roasted rumps of beef to pan-fried chicken breast, and scrumptious Yorkshire Puddings. You’ll also enjoy a pint of our incredible Thwaites Ale, or if you want to make the occasion even more special, add a little sparkle with a glass of champagne.
A walk on the bay
As one of the UK’s most scenic seaside destinations, Morecambe Bay is home to incredible sunsets, natural landscapes, and opportunities for wonderful outdoor activities. Stretching from the southwest coast of Cumbria to Fleetwood in Lancashire, the Bay stretches over gorgeous coastal towns like Morecambe, Grange Over Sands and Heysham. The headlands offer spectacular seascape views, as walkers can experience detailed guided walks over the sands or can make their own adventure with a mix of seaside strolls with walk son the boardwalks and streets to discover the local area.
Discover St. Patrick's Chapel
If you’re looking to get a little history into your Father’s Day activities, then St. Patrick’s Chapel is a must-see for you. Standing on the exposed cliff tops at Heysham, the chapel is thought to date back to the eighth century and is one of the oldest religious buildings in Northwest England. Due to its vast history, the graves found at the chapel are virtually impossible to date, though it is generally accepted that they predate the Norman conquest of 1066. The ruins feature fascinating architecture, mixed with incredible views of the coast.
Visit Winter Gardens
One of the UK’s most historic venues, the Winter Gardens opened its doors in 1897 and has entertained locals and visitors for over a century. The Grade II listed building has seen performances from some of history’s most iconic acts, from George Formby and Vera Lynn to The Who and The Rolling Stones, With the venue's stage being used for the filming of Laurence Olivier’s The Entertainer. Currently operated entirely by volunteers, all proceeds in the venue go towards the theatre’s ongoing restoration. As you visit, you’ll be taken on a guided tour around the building and learn more about this historic venue’s rich backstory.