We’ve got 10 great things to do for you and your family next weekend.
PAID AND FREE: Leyland Festival, Saturday June 18
Live entertainment will start at 11am in Hough Lane and Towngate, Leyland. From noon there will be a parade, finishing at Worden Park. Activities there include a car show with more than 100 cars, a fun fair, children’s workshops, climbing wall, zorbing, theatre shows, entertainers and live music. There will also be performances from local dance troupes. Entry to Worden Park is £3, with under 16s free.
PAID: Walmer Bridge Beer and Banger Festival, Friday June 17 to Sunday June 19
The Rotary Club of South Ribble presents a beer and sausage festival at Wlamer Bridge Village Hall, Gill Lane, from 4pm to 11.30pm Friday; 1pm until 11.30pm Saturday and 1pm until 8pm on Sunday. There will be 50 real ales and live music. On Sunday, from 1pm until 5pm, there will be children’s entertainment. Entry is £5 or £2.50 for CAMRA members. All proceeds go towards Rosemere Cancer Foundation, NWAS, St Catherine’s Hospice and rotary charities.
FREE: Preston Military Show, Saturday June 18
Fulwood Barracks hosts an open day and military show from noon. There will be a selection of large military vehicles to view; a horseback military skills display; Red Arrows experience simulator ride; military and cadet marching bands; music from the Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa Pipe Band and a climbing tower,
Families are welcome to attend and enjoy a host of activities and see what Fulwood Barracks has to offer.
FREE: Burscough Heritage Weekend, Sunday and Sunday June 18 and 19
The family event marks the 200th anniversary of the completion of the Leeds/Liverpool canal. Burscough Wharf, in Ormskirk, will come alive with the sounds, sights and smells of old canal boats, fairground rides, lorries, horses and carts, crafts and music. Activities include a charity raft race on the Sunday in aid of Lancashire Association of Boys and Girls Club, a Historic Boat Festival, and craft displays.
PAID: Scorton Steam Fair, Saturday and Sunday June 18 and 19
The biggest steam fair in the North West hosts more than 600 exhibits of vehicles at Woodacre Park Farm, in Gubberford Lane. Attractions include a motorcycle display, lawnmower racing, trampolines, crafts, a food hall and fairground rides. The Saturday Night live music will be indie/folk band The Woodsmen. Entry is £10 for adults, £5 concessions and under 10s are free. For tickets visit www.scortonsteam.co.uk
FREE: St Catherine’s Hospice Yellow Garden Fete, Sunday June 19
A family fun day will be held at the hospice garden, in Lostock Lane, Lostock Hall, with garden games, a bouncy castle, army vehicles and a visit from the Disney princesses. The grounds will be decorated with yellow ribbons, with a message from someone who has lost a loved one. The fete takes place from 11am to 4pm. With limited parking, a shuttle bus will operate from Leyland Trucks on Croston Road.
PAID: Theatre in Astley Park - Ratburger, Sunday June 19
Heartbreak Productions presents an hilarious outdoor performance of the best-selling David Walliams book, Ratburger, in Astley Park’s Walled Garden. The performance starts at 5.30pm. People are invited to pack a picnic, To book tickets, at £10 for adults and £7 concessions, visit chorley.gov.uk/events/Pages/Theatre-in-the-Park---Ratburger.aspx
FREE AND PAID: Ribchester Field Day, Saturday June 18
The 56th annual event boasts a full weekend of activities, starting with The RATS (Ribchester Amateur Theatrical Society) performing a variety and cabaret show in the marquee on Friday at 7.30pm. Tickets are £6. Field Day is on Saturday with the three-band parade starting from Bee Mill at 1pm. Attractions on the field include Bernie Bennett Comedy Tightrope, Ribchester morris dancers and the crowning of new Field Day Queen. Entry is free, Saturday night in the marquee will host band Sounds Of The Sixties. Tickets £5. Festivities culminate with an afternoon tea party and volleyball on the recreation ground on Sunday from 2pm-4pm.
PAID: Strawberries and Steam, West Lancashire, Sunday June 19
West Lancashire Light Railway, in Station Road, Hesketh Bank, is offering strawberries and cream, two engines in steam, plus a strawberry shy, fairground ride and more.
Children can enter the free strawberry puzzle competition. The fun is from 11am until 4pm.
Entry is £3 for adults, £3 for children, £3.50 for seniors and a family of four is £12.
FREE: La Dolce Vita - Il Festival Italiana, Bilsborrow, June 17 to June 26
Guy’s Thatched Hamlet has been transformed into an Italian taverna, with live and dancing music.
Ristorante Aqua Pazza - The Canalside Italian Restaurant - is open noon until 10pm for Italian dining and people can stroll along Bacaro del Getto d’Acqua and visit the back street bar, with authentic street food. Open from 10am to 9pm. Entry is free - with options to buy food and drink.