Top 10 things to do in Lancashire at the weekend

Here is our guide of things to do at the weekend.

Monday, 4th July 2016, 9:00 am
Preston Mela

PAID: Theatre on the Lawn, Hoghton Tower, Thursday and Friday July 7 and 8

HandleBards presents two of Shakespeare’s plays on the lawn at Hoghton Tower. Much Ado About Nothing will be on Thursday, from 6pm, whilst Richard III will be shown on Friday night. The four-strong all male cast will be accompanied by music from a local musician.

Adults £15; children and concessions £12; family ticket (2 adults and 2 children) £50. For tickets call 01254 852986.

Last year's Adlington Carnival

PAID: Goosnargh and Longridge Agricultural Show, Saturday July 8

The Showfield, in Lower Lane, will be open from 9am until 5pm, with judging of various animals, including dogs, horses, sheep and cattle, plus vintage vehicles, children’s rides, fun and games. Early bird tickets are £6, with entry on the day £8. Children under 12 are free, with youngsters aged over 12 costing £3 or £4 on the day. Children’s wristbands available for £2 which allows free entry to rides.

FREE: St Annes Carnival, Saturday and Sunday July 9 and 10

With the theme of A Celebration of Gardens, the weekend starts with the parade through the streets of St Annes at 10.30am on Saturday, followed by the crowning of the Carnival Queen will at 1pm and entertainment at Ashton Gardens until 6pm. Sunday will be a family fun day, from 10am until 4pm, with the best dressed dog competition, tug-of-war competition, children’s races and entertainment.

Last year's Adlington Carnival

FREE: Preston Mini Mela, Saturday July 9

A vibrant celebration of South Asian culture that will see the Flag Market filled with the sounds of modern and traditional music and dance from noon until 4pm.

There will be plenty of opportunities to sample South Asian cuisine, learn Rangolia art, make a kite and have an Indian head massage through various workshops. Information stalls for health and wellbeing will also be set up around the Flag Market.

PAID: Moofest, Darwen, Saturday and Sunday July 9 and 10

Running over two days at Wellybobs Farm, Moofest will be bringing the best in local entertainment in the form of many up and coming acts and established local bands. There will be more than 40 live acts, street food, record stall, vintage clothing, after-shed disco and real ale. Tickets are £5 per day, or £10 which includes the shed disco on Saturday. Under 14s are £2.50. Family weekend ticket £20.

PAID: Adlington and District Carnival, Friday July 8 to Sunday July 10

Emmerdale actors Danny Miller and Jeff Hordley will make an appearance during the three-day event. The main celebration is the crowning of the Gala queen on Saturday following the procession from noon. There will be plenty of fun at Jubilee Playing Field afterwards, including stunts of motorcycling group Broke FMX.

Friday night sees bingo, from 7.30pm, whilst on Sunday there is a dog exhibition, plus a baby show. And if that was not enough, Black Rock llamas will be showing off their skills, with agility racing and jumping.

Entry is £4 for adults, £1 for children and under fives are free.

PAID: Garstang Autojumble, Sunday July 10

Car and motorbike enthusiasts are invited to assemble at Hamilton House, off the A6, in Garstang, for a social meet and one-stop-shop for all the parts and gear needed for vehicles. Hobbyists will also fine vintage memorabilia, tools, manuals, barn finds and old and new vehicles.

Entry, from 9am until 1pm, is £3.50, with under 14s free.

Parking is free and refreshments are available.

PAID: Festival Bowland: Summer Activity Day, Sunday July 10

Children aged four and above are invited to a day packed with activities and fun at Beacon Fell Country Park, in Goosnargh.

Youngsters must be accompanied by an adult.

Families can turn up on the day and take part in activities and nature trails, from 11am until 3pm. A cafe is also on-site for refreshments.

Entry is £1. For more information call 0300 123 6780.

PAID: GlastonFerret, Preston, Friday July 8 to Sunday July 10

The Ferret, in Fylde Road, celebrates GlastonFerret’s 10th anniversary, with live music, DJs, puppet shows and a barbecue. Revellers can sit on grass or real bales of hay and listen to more than 30 acts over the three days. Weekend tickets are £10, with day tickets being £6. The festival starts at 7pm on Friday until 1am; Saturday noon until 2am and Sunday noon until midnight.

PAID: Newton, Salwick and Clifton Field Day, Saturday July 9

The annual events starts with a parade from Newton Bluecoat C of E School, in School Lane, at 1.30pm, followed by the crowning of the Rose Queen on the school field at 2.30pm.

The afternoon holds a variety of activities, including Punch and Judy, stalls, fairground, donkeys and races.

Everyone is invited to join in the fun, Entry to the field is £1 for adults, with under 16s free.