Explore Morecambe Bay in July

July is the perfect time to explore Morecambe Bay’s attractions and open-air events, including some of the area’s most vibrant outdoor festivals.

*The area is full of wildlife with an abundance of sights and sounds to experience at this time of the year.

*Historic Houses across the Bay are open to visitors during the summer months.

*July events include Heysham Viking Festival, Midland Seafood Festival and Morecambe Music Festival.


Summer wildlife

Rare butterflies around Arnside & Silverdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, dragonflies at Heysham, Leighton Moss and sea lavender at coastal reserves along the Wyre estuary and Walney Island.

Guided Walks with the National Trust Rangers from Silverdale and Sizergh will let you discover bats, owls, birds and butterflies plus the diverse flora to be found in these coastal and wetland areas.


Seafood Festival

The Midland Hotel in Morecambe is to play host to a sumptuous Seafood Festival this weekend (8th July), celebrating all the finest fare that UK waters have to offer.


Leighton Hall events

The historic house plays host to a wonderful open air Shakespeare production of The Winter’s Tale on the 20th July – or if you’re feeling magical come along to a Wizard Academy on the 29th and become a master of mystery!


The Vikings are coming!

Celebrate Heysham Viking Festival on the 21st and 22nd with a living history encampment, parade, battle re-enactment, fairground, weapons display, craft stalls, combat competition, food and live music.


For more things to do in across Morecambe Bay in July, take a look at our events calendar and guide to what’s on.

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  • Area: Arnside and Silverdale Area: Morecambe and Heysham Entertainment Event Family-friendly Food and drink outdoors and countryside