Preston events: Scare Kingdom, Winter Wonderland and Disability Festival

Posted on - 13th September, 2011 - 9:30am | Author - | Posted in - Things to Do in and around Preston, What's On in Preston

Sadly the summer is nearing the end and Autumn takes over, but we thought we’d celebrate the long run into Christmas by featuring some events happening in and around Preston over the next few months.


One for Halloween: Scare Kingdom returns

Not one for the faint hearted, but as we near the time when eggs and readied for front doors and people stock up on all sorts of treats to fend off small, annoying, children – Scare Kingdom comes back to Salmesbury in time for Halloween. It’s on the A59 just outside the city and starts on Friday 21st October. Check their website for more details.

Designing demand for small businesses

For the business people amongst you, there’s a course running about ‘designing demand’. It’s for small and medium size businesses to understand the importance of design and how it can help their businesses. There’s only 40 places available on the course and applications need to be in by 12noon on Friday 16th September. You can register interest here.

Life drawing and clay models with the Arts Society

Creative types can get their fix from Preston Arts Society, which has a great programme of events running up to Christmas – with life drawing, artists sessions and clay workshops. So let your inner muse loose and take a look at the events calendar on their website for event details.

Quiz NHS chiefs on the future

These are difficult times for the health service, so the NHS Central Lancashire AGM is your chance to quiz the chiefs on what they are planning for the next year and what they have done in the last year. Anyone can attend and ask questions. It takes place on Thursday 29th September from 11am to 12noon at Jubilee House, Centurion Way, Lancashire Business Park, Leyland, PR26 6TR. You don’t need to register to attend, just turn up.

See Santa at Ribby Hall’s Winter Wonderland

santa at winter wonderland

Holidays are coming, holidays are coming. Okay so the Coca Cola advert hasn’t appeared yet but that doesn’t mean eyes aren’t already turning to the festive season. Ribby Hall is holding a winter wonderland and it features Santa himself, up a tree – in a tree house (check the picture above). Santa will be arriving from Saturday 27th November and you can check out the Ribby Hall website for details of the winter wonderland and much more, a good place to take the kids one Saturday or during half-term.

Celebrating disability in Preston

December is Disability History Month and from 10am to 3pm at the Minister Church of St John there will be a Disability & Carers Festival. Keep an eye on the Disability Equality North West website for more details.

No doubt we’ve missed out a lot of events, so if you’ve got events you’d like to see added here then let us know by emailing – please include as many details as possible about your event.

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