Learn, rest and play
Thinking of coming to live and work in Lancashire – useful links to education and recreation below. If you’re coming with the family, let them take a look – amazing amount of things to do, whatever the weather or season.
Primary and secondary school information:
- Cumbria County Council Children’s Services
- Lancashire Primary and Secondary Services
- For information on independent schools, Independent Schools Council (ICS)
There is a wide choice of Further Education opportunities in the counties for A-level and vocational training courses.
You can obtain further information on Colleges in UK from the Association of Colleges (AoC) the following links may also help:
- Furness College
- Barrow 6th Form
- Kendal College
- Lancaster and Morecambe College
- Beaumont College – Lancaster
- Preston College
Lancashire and Cumbria both boast Universities, with Lancaster University featuring in the top 20 of the guardian.co.uk league table of Universities for 2010.
Recreation and leisure
Too much to do to list here! Here is a list to some of the great recreational facilities that the region has to offer:
- Theatre by the Lake in Keswick
- The Dukes theatre and cinema Lancaster
- List of theatres and cinema in Cumbria
- List of theatres and cinema in Lancashire
Skiing – only an hour away to a ski centre at the famous Trafford Centre
Football – lots of choice with representation in most of the leagues from NW clubs, through to Premiership stars. National Footaball Museum in Preston.
Rugby – list of the English Rugby Clubs.
Lancashire and Cumbria is the ideal playground for families and those who like to enjoy the outdoors.
- Mountain Biking in Cumbria
- Gisburn Forrest in Lancashire
- Incredibile 7 Stanes in the Borders of Scotland
- Local bicycle hire (Kendal, many more available via Google)
- Great things to do in Cumbria and The Lakes
- More great things to do in Lancashire
Naturally all the main chains have sites in Cumbria and Lancashire – if it is fine dining you’re after then we’re spoilt for choice, with Michelin Starred rating restaurants in both counties.