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Things to do this May half-term in and around Preston

Posted on - 30th May, 2018 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Ashton-on-Ribble, Kid's stuff, Things to Do in and around Preston, What's On in Preston
Ashton Park saw the sun beat down as families turned out to enjoy The Big Lunch Pic: Tony Worrall

Ashton Park saw the sun beat down as families turned out to enjoy The Big Lunch Pic: Tony Worrall

School is out for a week, the kids are at home and you suddenly find yourself questioning ‘what to do now’?

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Don’t panic, there are plenty of things going on in and around Preston to help keep the kids entertained this week.

Check out Blog Preston’s list below of things going on in and around the city this half-term:

Summer Saturdays on the Flag Market

Sun shines on a Flag Market event Pic: Tony Worrall
Sun shines on a Flag Market event Pic: Tony Worrall

Set to become a hub of events during the summer, with something happening every Saturday, the Flag Market is the place to be this half-term.

Summer Saturday’s will start on Saturday 2 June with the Caribbean Carnival King and Queen competition.

Running from 12.30pm to 4pm it will crown this year’s winners who will lead the Carnival at the end of June.

You can see all the events happening on Summer Saturday’s here.

The Big Lunch, Ashton Park

Ashton Park saw the sun beat down as families turned out to enjoy The Big Lunch Pic: Tony Worrall
Ashton Park saw the sun beat down as families turned out to enjoy The Big Lunch Pic: Tony Worrall

This is the perfect chance for neighbours to come together, catch-up and have a bite for lunch.

Taking place in Ashton Park on Sunday 3 June, this family fun day is part of a national initiative to bring communities together.

It involves neighbours coming together in the street to meet, greet, share, swap, sing, plan and laugh.

From 11am – 4pm, the free event will provide a bouncy castle, funfair, trampolines, craft stalls, F1 simulator, live stage entertainment, gin and prosecco cart,food stalls, pony riding, crazy golf and football.

The Silent Island Disco, Brockholes

Brockholes stillness captured by Paul Melling
Brockholes stillness captured by Paul Melling

Brought to the city by OKS, an outdoor silent disco will be taking place at Brockholes’ floating village.

Starting with a crafty family arts session, they will get your creative juices flowing and you can let your imagination run wild.

Themed activities will help bring together the beautiful outdoors landscape and funky disco beats.

A fancy dress box will help bring on the laughs, and then it will be time to grab your dance-floor props, put on your dancing shoes and have a boogie.

All the family are welcome, with two channel silent disco allowing you to choose what you want to listen to – with kids’ pop and adults’ guilty pleasures.

Tickets must be bought beforehand costing £6 per person.

Level, Preston Guild Hall

Level at Preston Guild Hall

Take the kids outs for endless entertainment at Preston Guild Hal’s entertainment complex, Level.

A leisure and entertainment venue set over multiple levels, offering activities for all levels and abilities, the kids are sure to be kept busy.

Level One offers laser tag, a crazy golf course, karaoke booths and arcade games.

Level Two provides ten pin bowling, darts and a sports bar.

Thrill seekers will be put to the ultimate test on level three with a daredevil assault course.

Xplorer at the parks, Haslam and Avenham Park

Avenham Park looking lovely in Springtime Pic: Sonia Bashir
Avenham Park looking lovely in Springtime Pic: Sonia Bashir

Get the kids out exploring the wild outdoors with Xplorer at the parks.

Taking place at Haslam and Avenham Park, all the family can enjoy a day navigating their way around the surroundings.

Use map reading skills to find markers hidden around the park, answer the questions or identify the picture on each marker.

The Haslam Park event will take place on Tuesday 29 May and the Avenham Park event is on Friday 1 June.

Hands on, The Harris

The Harris Museum. Pic: @jg_hickey

Visit the Harris this May half-term where you can explore the extraordinary building and join artist Sam Sampson to draw, dance and play.

This free event is perfect for children aged between 5 – 12.

It will take place on Thursday 31 May from 1.30 – 3.30pm and you do not have to book in advance.

The Harris live outdoors, Flag Market

The Flag Market

Get yourself down to the Flag Market this half-term for fun, music and entertainment.

On Friday 1 June from 7pm- 10.30pm, live music will be provided by the Renegade Brass Band from the Harris balcony.

Two support acts will also be joining them for a full evening of entertainment.

Have we missed anything? What do you have planned for May half-term? Let us know in the comments below

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