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If I ask questions to the website will they be answered before the Baylight event starts?2023-11-14T15:40:11+00:00

We don’t have a huge team working on Baylight, but if you would like to ask a question, please do. We will aim to reply as soon as possible.

If you do have another question that is not answered here, please contact us and we will endeavour to get back to you as soon as possible.

Who are the team delivering it, and what is their experience?2023-11-14T15:39:36+00:00

Our team have years of experience in presenting and putting on light shows and illuminations in the UK, and we have provided some handy biogs of the team behind Baylight on a Meet The Team page where you can see exactly who we are.

How can I support Baylight, can I donate to support it?2023-11-14T15:39:20+00:00

We want to make Baylight even bigger next year and to secure it’s future beyond it’s two year funding, so if you’ve enjoyed Baylight and would like to help secure it’s future, pop along to our Support Us page to find out how you can help.

Does it support local arts development?2023-11-14T15:38:00+00:00

As well as bringing in national and international artists, Baylight will be running family making workshops with local artists so you can join the parade and using local artists to illuminate some of the town’s iconic buildings.

How will the event benefit Morecambe’s wider community?2023-11-14T15:37:46+00:00

The event is funded with economic recovery money following the Covid-19 pandemic, and is designed to boost the local economy by bringing local and visitors into the town during the traditional quiet season and providing opportunities for you not only to see some great art, but to enjoy a whole day or more in Morecambe, shopping, visiting tourist attractions like The Winter Gardens, having a family meal at one of the local restaurants, enjoying the amusement arcades and lots more to put a boost back in the local economy.

How has this been funded, who are the sponsors?2023-11-14T15:36:46+00:00

Morecambe Sparkle CIC were granted money from the Lancashire Economic Recovery Growth fund by Lancashire County Council to run the event for two years in the first instance. The festival also received funds from Morecambe Town Council and Morecambe BID. It is also supported by Lancaster City Council.

What else is there to do in Morecambe at half term week ?2023-11-14T15:36:17+00:00

Lancaster City Council provide a range of family-based activities to enjoy during the half term holiday. Find out more at

Can I buy food and beverages at the event?2023-11-14T15:35:58+00:00

Yes! We are liaising with lots of local businesses to remain open into the evening, where you can enjoy food and drink, we will even have some local food traders pitched at some of the sites along the trail.

Where are the public toilets, are they open?2023-11-14T15:35:39+00:00

The public toilet blocks near the Clock Tower Cafe will be open, and The Winter Gardens are opening for public access also. Further toilets are available in the Town Centre.

Where can I park if I bring my car?2023-11-14T15:35:04+00:00

Morecambe is easily accessible by car via the Bay Gateway connection from the M6. City Council car parks are available at various points along the seafront. Please note that some of the seafront car park areas will be closed for security and safety issues.

What are the public transport options?2023-11-14T15:34:46+00:00

The seafront is a few minutes walk from Morecambe train station, and there are numerous bus stops on routes from Lancaster, Heysham, Carnforth and Lancaster University.

What types of shopping and restaurants are open in Morecambe?2023-11-14T15:34:07+00:00

There are restaurants to cater for all tastes, from pub meals, to classic English dishes, Greek, Thai, Italian, cafes, a steak house, takeaways and fast food. Many are listed here.

We have a full range of shops catering to most tastes.

Is it worth us coming to Morecambe during the day and if so what is there to do during that time?2023-11-14T15:33:19+00:00

Absolutely! There’s lots to do from shopping to leisure to a chance to enjoy a delightful stroll in the wonderful historic Happy Mount park and much more.

What other things are there to do in Morecambe at this time of year?2023-11-14T15:33:01+00:00

There is plenty on offer in and around Morecambe. In town we have bowling, trampolining, cinema, fun parlours, fairground rides, afternoon tea at our iconic Art-Deco Midland Hotel, and much more. From simple strolling along five miles of our beautiful promenade overlooking the Lake District (Bill Bryson described Morecambe Bay as the “Best Bay in the UK”), visiting historic Lancaster and Lancaster Castle (scene of the famous Pendle Witch Trials), Heysham or Sunderland Point. For the more adventurous bring your bikes!

Can I get involved BEFORE the event starts?2023-11-14T15:32:42+00:00

We would LOVE for you to get involved before the event! We will be planning plenty of pre-festival workshops so check back for more details nearer the time.

How long is it on for?2023-11-14T15:32:25+00:00

Baylight is on for 3 nights, so you’ve plenty of opportunity to enjoy it.

How environmentally friendly will it be?2023-11-14T15:31:42+00:00

The Baylight team are passionate about sustainability and take our responsibility for the environment seriously. You can read our sustainability plan in full here.

Is there an event hub where I can get information during the event?2023-11-14T15:29:52+00:00

We will have an information point on the promenade.

Will there be people to guide me when I arrive?2023-11-14T15:29:31+00:00

We will have volunteers along the route at all exhibition points to help and give guidance and a security team to ensure safety.

Where is it happening?2023-11-14T15:29:12+00:00

It all takes place on Morecambe Town Centre seafront, which is easily accessible on foot, car, or by public transport. You can start at either end, or just anywhere in the middle.

How long will my visit to the show take me ?2023-11-14T15:28:47+00:00

We estimate a leisurely walk along the rout, stopping to enjoy the exhibits, take selfies etc will take up to 90 minutes. If that’s too long, why not come out for 45 minutes each on two different nights!

Is it likely to be busy, is there a “best time/date” to visit?2023-11-14T15:28:16+00:00

The exhibits have been scheduled along a stretch of the seafront from 6pm to 10pm, so we don’t anticipate there busy any especially crowded times, just a steady flow throughout the evening. Come at whatever time suits you best.

What time is it on each night?2023-11-14T15:27:58+00:00

It’s on from 6pm to 10pm each evening.

When is it on?2023-11-14T15:27:34+00:00

It takes place during the half term week from 15th to the 17th February, 2024.

How will this event benefit Morecambe’s wider community?2023-11-14T15:27:02+00:00

Not only will it benefit businesses but also their staff and suppliers. Wider economic activity over the midterm will help stimulate the local economy. Schools and community groups have also been engaged and the experiences they have gained will be invaluable. Of course, the big benefit, will be when Eden Project North arrives as it will allow the businesses to help Morecambe transition to a year-round economy, Baylight allows the town to prepare itself for a brighter and more prosperous future.

Where can I find out more about the event?2023-11-14T15:26:43+00:00

You can sign up to our mailing list to get news of this and following year’s events or follow us on social media. You can find us on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

Is the show accessible?2023-11-14T15:26:19+00:00

Yes, all of the exhibits have been placed at accessible sites along the seafront and the promenade itself is an accessible pathway.

Is it family friendly?2023-11-14T15:25:59+00:00

It’s totally family friendly! So bring your kids, bring your parents and bring your grandparents – they will love it!!

What sort of things can I expect to see?2023-11-14T15:25:38+00:00

The trail features work by internationally respected light artists, who have created visually stunning artworks and installations that provide amazing instagrammable photo opportunities.

Where can I get a copy of the event guide?2023-11-14T15:25:17+00:00

We’ll have copies of the Baylight ’24 event guide available to pick up locally or download nearer the time. Our volunteers will also be there on the 3 nights to hand them out.

Are there things we can interact with within the show?2023-11-14T15:24:51+00:00

Yes, absolutely. Some of the exhibits we describe as visual (to be looked at), some are experiential (to be engaged with) and some are interactive (you can touch the exhibit or manipulate the effect it produces in different ways)

How much does it cost?2023-11-14T15:24:31+00:00

The event is totally free to attend.

Why is Baylight happening?2023-11-14T15:24:10+00:00

Light Art events have become fantastically popular events around the world, attracting huge numbers of visitors to towns and cities, giving joy and a sense of celebration whilst boosting the local economy as well.

What is Baylight?2023-11-14T15:23:43+00:00

Baylight is a new festival for Morecambe, a three-day light art festival taking place along the Morecambe seafront between the Stone Jetty and the Town Hall.

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