Lytham Hall opens doors on new visitor delights

Isaac, seven, and Martha Graves,six, at  the Storydoor Trail at Lytham Hall
Isaac, seven, and Martha Graves,six, at the Storydoor Trail at Lytham Hall

A new feature is charming youngsters at Lytham Hall.

The success of last year’s fairy door trail in the Hall’s parkland is being followed up with a storydoor trail through the park.

Fourteen doors have been hidden in different areas, each depicting a different story - the challenge is on to find out who lives there.

Characters such as Little Red Riding Hood, Mother Goose or Sleeping Beauty are all possibilities and Sue Lowe, volunteer coordinator at Lytham Hall, said: “We were delighted with the uptake of last year’s trail but didn’t want to just do the same again.

“This is why we’ve made new doors and put them in different places.

“Children are the ones in charge at this trail, which will keep families busy for about an hour.

“Families often do the trail in stages during different visits.”

The doors have all been made by Lytham Hall volunteers and an A3 colour trail leaflet is available to visitors from the tea room or estate office, priced £2.

Marianne Blaauboer, the Hall’s activity plan officer, said officials at the Georgian mansion have been delighted with the number of visiprs so far this year.

After a successful series of snowdrop walks through the latter part of the winter, the Hall and ground have been open since the end of March and Marianne said: “It’s brilliant to see the parkland so busy.

“The trail really helps people to venture off the beaten track and discover the lesser-known areas of our 78 acre parkland.

“This year we’ve upgraded to a colour leaflet sponsored by the Forestry Commission with more to be learned about the wildlife in the park on the back of the trail.”

Details from www.lythamhall.org.uk or (01253) 736652.