Visitors will find plenty of things to do in Silloth. The Green offers many activities including a putting green, amusement arcade, Water Splash park & a children’s woodland adventure play area. During the summer months various festivals etc are organised which includes the Silloth Green Day in May, Vintage Rally in June, Carnival in August and also a Music & Beer Festival in September. The main Holiday Parks have swimming pools and leisure centres which are available for non-residents use. There are plenty of places in and around the town to explore by bicycle or on foot. Night owls will enjoy Silloth’s varied entertainment, ranging from local pubs to the holiday park’s bustling nightclubs.
For those seeking the ultimate in solitude and relaxation the wildlife of the Solway Marshes is only minutes away. The area around Silloth includes inter-tidal saltmarshes and sand-dunes which are designated as Sites of Special Scientific Interest because of the richness in rare plants, birds and other animals. The Solway Coast around Silloth has been identified as an ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’ because of its unique coastal landscapes and habitats. The Solway Coast Discovery Centre, based in the town, is the gateway to the Solway Coast AONB and is well worth a visit.
Grune Point is a fascinating peninsula projecting a mile into Moricambe Bay and the Solway Estuary. Like the rest of the Solway Coast it is a haven for many seabirds and small migratory birds of interest to the keen birdwatcher.
The level countryside of the Solway Plain provides a variety of interesting walks and easy cycling. Silloth is located on both the Cumbria Coastal Way and Cumbria Cycle Way. Sea fishing is also a popular pastime and North West of England competitions are held here.
Historically the area is very important and has been designated a World Heritage Site because of its Roman military remains which formed part of the Hadrian’s Wall defence network.
There are good facilities for visitors in Silloth including a number of hotels, guest houses, self-catering, caravan and camping sites and holiday parks, providing varied accommodation as well as cafes, clubs and other entertainment, catering for different tastes.
Silloth has a wide range of hotels, pubs, cafes and takeaways which offer something to suit everyone’s tastes.
Silloth has interesting shops to browse around. The town market is held on Thursdays throughout the Summer. A market and car boot is also held on Silloth Airfield on Sundays and Bank Holidays. Silloth has the added bonus of ample free car parking space, both along the streets and in the various car parks.
Silloth is noted for its excellent 18 hole natural links Golf Course, one of the most attractive and testing in the north which has hosted National Ladies Championships. Visitors are welcome at the Golf Club, but to play you must be a member of a recognised golf club.