Top things to do in Preston and beyond: Covering Wed 14 August – Tue 20 August

Posted on - 14th August, 2013 - 9:00am | Author - | Posted in - Friargate, Things to Do in and around Preston
pork pie sellers at lancashire market

Pork pie sellers smile for the camera at the Lancashire Market in August

Time for our weekly look at some top things to do in and around Preston for the week ahead.


We’re publishing this on a Wednesday lunchtime so it previews the weekend coming up and also gets any cool events happening in the early part of the following week.

We pick out a selection of events we know are coming up and feature four or five of the best, and we’re always on the hunt for interesting things to do in and around the city so feel free to email us on with details of your event and we might feature it.

Foodies rejoice, the Lancashire Market is back

There will be plenty of traders down Friargate once again as the Lancashire Market returns.

If you’re looking for top local produce it is definitely a date for your diary.

See our preview of the Market.

Want to find out about green energy?

For a completely different say out you can pile onto a coach and head for the Centre for Alternative Technology in Machynlleth.

Run by the Beautiful Planet cafe on Friargate and sponsored by Preston Friends of the Earth it is their Big Day Out.

It’s £5 return and the coach leaves from Carlisle Street, Preston at 8am on Thursday 15 August. Entry fees to the centre are extra (up to £7.50).

Make the kids fight, in a good way

Join Civil War soldiers at the Museum of Lancashire to find out what happened in the city.

For 4-11 year olds they can spend an hour learning about the Battle of Preston.

It’s £1 and takes place on Wednesday 14 August one session at 11am – 12noon and another at 1.30pm to 2.30pm

Staying with war…

But get the kids doing some craft at the Museum of Lancashire with a Civil War theme.

It’s 11am to 12noon and 1.30pm to 2.30pm on Thursday 15 August.

£1 again and for children aged 4-11.

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