COLNE is a town amidst beautiful countryside and there’s a huge variety of walks you can do, short and long in any direction.

If you enjoy going to the theatre or a musical you have a choice of three venues in Colne. See our theatres Page. Fancy some family fun with the kids, then head to Earnies for roller skating, pool and special events.

Colne offers a huge variety of traditional and independent food shops, selling high quality produce with characterful shop keepers. They’re more than happy to offer years of advice and expertise, so you need never have a boring tea again. You must try our famous ‘Stew and Hard’ available on Colne Markets & local butchers.


Colne in Lancashire is the little town which boasts not one, but three theatres, including Colne Muni, The Little Theatre Colne and Pendle Hippodrome. You’ll find something exciting going on most weeks from musicals, plays, live music or visiting artists and each venue specialises in different types of shows.

Transformations are afoot, as the three theatres were awarded a multi million pound grant from the Government’s Levelling Up Fund. The Muni is going green with lots of retrofitted eco measures being added, while The Hippodrome is extending into the Derby Arms next door and finally, The Little Theatre won’t be quite so little any more, as it is extending into its courtyard.


Pendle has lots of great cycling routes for you and your family of all abilities. Some routes are also for beginners or those that prefer easier routes. We have a number of rides along the historic Leeds & Liverpool Canal that are generally flat. Watch the ‘Visit Pendle Cycling Video’ here to get inspired to Cycle in Pendle.


Colne sits in some of the most glorious countryside in upland Lancashire.

We are also blessed with some great walks – along South Valley or across the ancient woodland on the Alkincoates Estate. For expert walkers to wanderers alike, there is a walk for everyone in Colne.

Family Activities.

Keeping the kids entertained is not an easy task… just trying to balance time on the iPad with enjoying the great outdoors is a challenge in itself! Here in Colne, we have some fantastic attractions for the whole family to enjoy, from the excitable 3-year-old right up to maturing mini adults. Whether you’re on staycation or looking for something local, we have some great ideas for you, the little ones and the not so little ones to enjoy!

Fitness & Wellbeing.

For keeping in shape, for those personal fitness goals or simply for winding down at the end of a working day – we have more than a handful of high standard gyms in Colne. What you waiting for, sign up today!


Parking is FREE in Colne! Yes, you heard us: It’s completely to FREE to park in Colne, but you do need to pick up a parking disc to park in our Short-Stay Car Parks. We have Long Stay Car Parks that are not controlled by the Disc Parking Scheme. We also have time limited, free parking bays. Outside Shackleton Hall on Albert Road, there are electric charging points for electric vehicles.