Here’s what’s on at Moor Park this summer

Posted on - 20th June, 2017 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Arts, Kid's stuff, Moor Park, Preston Council, Preston News, Things to Do in and around Preston, What's On in Preston
Park It takes place at Moor Park during the school summer holidays
Park It takes place at Moor Park during the school summer holidays

Preston’s Moor Park is set to begin hosting more events – and here’s what we have to look forward to this summer.


As the restoration of the listed park continues the summer events programme has been announced by Preston City Council.

Sunday 25 June sees the return of the Preston Caribbean Carnival to the park. Starting with the procession through the surrounding streets it finishes with music and food on the park itself.

Running from 12noon to 6pm it is free to enjoy the sounds of the Caribbean.

On Thursday 29 June the observatory in Moor Park is celebrating the 90th anniversary of the 1927 total solar eclipse.

The observatory at Moor Park
The observatory at Moor Park

Representatives from the Lancashire Science Festival provide a display and talk about the opening of the Observatory on the park in time for the eclipse.

Five talks throughout the day take place and booking is essential via the event page.

Read more: It’s ten years since Radio 1’s Big Weekend came to Moor Park

Rockprest returns on Saturday 1 July and Sunday 2 July with more than 40 live rock tribute acts over three stages. There’s also a fun fair along with food and drink stalls.

It’s free but you need to pay a booking fee by booking online at the Rockprest website. Acts are on from 11am each day.

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Read more: Restoration sees Moor Park grotto back in use

On Saturday 15 July there’s a heritage day as part of Love Parks week.

This includes a heritage tour and talk around Moor Park is popular and informative. The tour is also due to include a look inside the recently refurbished Observatory.

Park It returns on Sunday 13 August – a popular family event which has a sporting theme.

Inflatable games at Park It
Inflatable games at Park It

A number of them take place throughout the summer holidays for teenagers. It’s free to attend. Times are TBC.

Into September and Circus Starr bring their big top to Moor Park.

On Saturday 16 September there’s a touring circus of professional artists from across the globe.

Founded in 1987 it provides free seats for thousands of disadvantaged, disabled or vulnerable children.

Showings at Moor Park are at 2pm and 5pm and tickets are due to go on sale shortly.

Want to keep up with what’s on in Preston? Keep an eye on our events page.

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