8 things to do in and around Preston this August Bank Holiday weekend

Posted on - 22nd August, 2016 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Ashton-on-Ribble, Broadgate, City Centre, Kid's stuff, Music, Preston City Centre, Things to Do in and around Preston, What's On in Preston
Plenty to keep you and the kids entertained this Bank Holiday weekend

Plenty to keep you and the kids entertained this Bank Holiday weekend

As the Bank Holiday weekend approaches we’ve got some inspiration for what to do in and around Preston.


Running from Friday 26 August to Monday 29 August there’s plenty to keep you, and the kids, occupied.

Get lost in a maze

Known as Laberint II there’s going to be a sea of coloured walls on the Flag Market.

It’s free to try and get yourself from one side to the other.

The maze is to be open from 3pm to 9pm on Friday, 12noon to 6pm on Saturday, Sunday and Monday.


Tell me a story

The theme is trouble. At Ham and Jam coffee shop there’s the chance to tell your story, or listen to others.

Taking place on Friday (26 August) and runs from 7pm to 10pm at the Lancaster Road cafe. It’s free.

Know your dill from your sage?

Walk through Avenham and Miller Park and learn all about herbs.

Two local herbalists take you through the medinicinal and culinary uses of many commonly found plants.

Meet at the Avenham Park pavilion on Saturday 27 August at 11am. Lasts two hours and costs £5 per person.

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Meet the Gruffalo!

He’s every child’s favourite creature, and he’ll be in Preston.

St George’s Shopping Centre is running a meet and greet session with The Gruffalo.

He’ll be on the first floor close to the Friargate entrance, and sessions take place at 11am, 12noon, 1.30pm, 2.30pm and 3.30pm. It’s free, but expect queues.

Hear a lioness

Emma Wright brings her Amy Winehouse tribute act to The Continental.

Door at 8pm on Saturday 27 August to hear her recreate the iconic sound of the soul singer with covers such as Cupid and Valerie.

Tickets are £8 and available in advance from the Conti bar.

Beer and cricket

Penwortham Cricket Club, where Andrew Flintoff plied his trade, opens the doors for a weekend of ale and stumpings. Full details here.

Canal boat cruise

Starting from the Riley Green Marina, Hoghton, this is a chance o have a cream tea and make your way along the canals.

Friday 26 August is the date and there are two cruises, one at 1pm and one at 3pm.

For further information or reservations please call Ellie on 01254 202967 or email .


Spirit of Mexico, in Preston

Remember the mariachi band in the Doritos adverts?

They are playing The Wheatsheaf pub in Water Lane, Ashton on Ribble, on Saturday 28 August.

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