Find your perfect summer wedding venue

With long, light evenings and flowers in bloom, summer is the peak wedding season. In normal circumstances, to make sure you secure your perfect summer wedding venue, you’ll want to book 12-18 months in advance. This summer may look a bit different, of course, and it may not be too late to snag your dream […]

All-inclusive breaks at The Oaks

Settle in and settle down for a well-earned all-inclusive break at The Oaks. Situated within four acres of landscaped gardens on the outskirts of Burnley, our refurbished Victorian mansion boasts stately home charm with home-from-home hospitality. Our beautiful old building is the former home of a local tea merchant, lovingly restored to preserve the grand […]

Wedding planning for your perfect day

So you’ve said yes? Congratulations! A whole new world of excitement and wedding talk awaits. Before you dive into the deep end, follow these simple tips for the start of stress-free wedding planning… Sharing your big news It’s no surprise you’ll want the world to know your happy news but step away from social media […]

All-inclusive breaks at Higher Trapp House

Your Summer of Fun starts here… We’re polishing the bar, firing up the ovens, smoothing the bedspreads – and more – as we make the final preparations to welcome you back from 17 May with an all-inclusive break. Join us for an all-inclusive break – where breakfast, dinner and drinks are on us. Along with a spot of […]

Create your wedding website

You’ve got the ring, you’ve set the date… what’s next? After the last year and all its uncertainty, many of our plans have been altered or cancelled altogether. And, whether you’re replanning your wedding or just starting, a trend that looks set to stay is creating your very own personalised wedding website. Think of it […]

How big can your wedding be this year?

If you’re planning a wedding this year, we can make it memorable for a small spring celebration or a larger summer gathering. Our special venues in the North West offer bespoke packages geared to suit your budget and needs. This year, the size of your wedding very much depends on the date – and it’s […]

Cycling holidays in Pendle

Research says that exercising in the great outdoors can be more beneficial than indoors – and it’s especially good for our mental health. After a long winter of lockdown, what better way to recharge, get out in the fresh air and explore the stunning countryside than cycling around Pendle and the surrounding areas, followed by […]

Gym and swim with Lavender

Whether you want to grab your fitness goals by the horns, get back into it or simply start on the road to exercise, our gym and leisure clubs are a great place to start. We all have our own way of doing things. The same goes for exercise. Adding a national lockdown into the mix […]

In Conversation With: Sarah Sikorski - Owner of Lavender Hotels

Earlier this month we interviewed Sarah Sikorski, owner of Higher Trapp House which is part of the Lavender Hotel group to shed some light on the hospitality industry and vision for the future. So how has the last 12 months from your point of view? Difficult is probably the best way to describe it.  I […]

Day trips to remember from Everglades Park Hotel

Pickering Pasture A local nature reserve alongside the river Mersey and full of wildflowers and animals. Most Sundays offer a pop-up cafe provided by local volunteers.Find out more Spike Island Located on the Trans Pennine Trail, this was home to the Stone Roses concert in 1990 – Just across from the Catalyst discovery centre which […]

10 places to visit during your stay at The Old Mill

Irwell Sculpture Trail Ramsbottom lies right in the middle of the Irwell Sculpture Trail. The trail is the largest public art scheme in England with 70 art pieces that follow an established 30-mile footpath from Salford Quays and finishes just above Bacup. From the Old Mill Hotel head south and follow the trail.The North Trail […]

Outdoor activities near Higher Trapp House

Whalley Abbey, Gatehouse and Gardens Whalley Abbey showcases beautifully kept gardens and the intriguing ruins of a 14th century Cistercian Abbey. Take a guided tour of the ruins or explore the woodland beside the River Calder. The attraction also features Cloisters coffee shop for refreshments and a gift shop that sells tickets to the grounds […]

9 things to do near The Oaks Hotel

Townley Park, Museum and Art Gallery Burnley’s largest park is set in 180 acres landscaped parkland which surrounds the impressive Townley Hall and Museum. Offering exhibitions, woodland walks, sculpture trails, organic community garden, play areas, sport pitches, two golf courses, ornamental gardens, café and gift shop a trip to Townley Park is a great day […]

Our top three Lancashire woodland walks

Take in the changing seasons and pay a visit to Lancashire’s marvellous woodland… Beacon Fell, Goosnargh Not just woodland, Beacon Fell Country Park covers almost 192 acres in total including moorland and farmland. Extremely rich in wildlife, it’ll be hard not to spot rabbits, deer, stoats and weasels enjoying the autumn habitat. In the warmer months, you’ll […]

Great family bike rides in Lancashire

Bike rides are a great way to spend some quality family time together – and Lancashire is the perfect place to explore some stunning landscapes. Older children will love the freedom of pedalling off any excess energy, while little ones will enjoy the adventure – and you get to take in the beautiful Lancashire landscape […]