What you can do in Preston during Easter holidays 2018

Posted on - 26th March, 2018 - 6:48pm | Author - | Posted in - City Centre, Kid's stuff, Preston City Centre, Preston News, Things to Do in and around Preston, What's On in Preston
The observatory at Moor Park
The observatory at Moor Park

The Easter Holidays have begun and there’s plenty going on across the city, and surrounding area, to keep you and the family entertained.

Here’s a run through of all the events we’ve found taking place for you to explore and enjoy.

From the opening up of an observatory to the chance to make crafts – and of course the city’s famous egg rolling event – we’ve got plenty of inspiration.

Tuesday 27 March (and dates onwards)

The Tiny Teacups cafe in Bamber Bridge is holding a number of events for babies and toddlers during the Easter break.

On Tuesday there’s an Easter craft activity session from 10am to 11am which is £2.50 per person. Drop in on the day.

There’s a Springtime cupcake making session on 3 April and 11 April, booking needed for these, details on the Facebook page.

Read more: Play cafe for babies and toddlers running in Bamber Bridge

Mini’s School Holiday activities in Lodge Street has events on throughout the week leading up to Easter.

On Tuesday there’s Crazy Hour from 1pm to 2pm, on Wednesday and Friday there’s a tea-coffee and cake deal between 2pm-4pm and on Thursday there’s the chance to make Easter nest treats from 10am to 12noon.

Thursday 29 March

Moor Park welcomes Taylors Funland.

It’s on from Thursday 29 March to Sunday 8 April.

All rides are £1.

Friday 30 March

A rugby rivalry is reignited on Good Friday as Preston Grasshoppers entertain Fylde.

Entry is £5 for the game at Lightfoot Lane and kick off is at 2pm.

An added edge sees Fylde facing relegation and Hoppes are closing in on the League Two title.

Saturday 31 March

If you’re up Garstang way then there’s the Bonnet and Bunnies event.

From 2pm to 6pm there’s an Easter trail, an Easter bonnet competition and a decorate your egg competition.

Garstang High Street is closed to traffic during the event and there’s more details on the Facebook event page.

Sunday 1 April

Moor Park’s observatory is opened up to the public.

Preston and District Astronomical Society are running tours of the building and giving you the chance to look through the historic 8inch Cooke Refractor.

It’s free and runs from 11am to 2pm.

Switch Nightclub is hosting Sean Kingston live on Bank Holiday Sunday.

The club, on the Market square, has the American playing his tunes live. Tickets and details on Facebook.

Monday 2 April

Avenham Park is the venue for one of the city’s biggest events of the year – egg rolling.

Practicing their egg-rolling for the big day

Dating back to Victorian times the event sees thousands of Prestonians line the slopes of Avenham and throw their eggs down.

There’s food, entertainment and the bonnet competition too.

Runs from 11am to 4pm and it’s free entry.

Read more: All the details for this year’s egg rolling in Avenham Park

Tuesday 3 April

Need to pack the kids off somewhere for a few hours?

The All Saints Church runs their Jungle Explorers holiday club.

From Tuesday 3 April to Sunday 8 April it’s from 10am to 12.15pm at the Elizabeth Street church. It’s free for children from reception to Year 6 but you do need to book via their website.

If you’ve got a dog you can get a free pet check thanks to the PDSA.

From Tuesday 3 April to Friday 6 April you can give your pooch an MOT.

Tuesday and Wednesday it’s at the Discover Centre in Fox Street, and on Thursday and Friday it’s at Foxlands Centre in Knowsley Street. Details on the Facebook event.

Wednesday 4 April

Slime is in. Imagination Station is running a slime shop in the St George’s Shopping Centre.

It’s free and runs from the Wednesday through to the Sunday at 10am each day.

There’s a Facebook event with more information.

Fancy playing hockey? JER Coaching Academy runs hockey taster sessions on Wednesday 4 April and Thursday 5 April.

It’s open to boys and girls aged six to 15 and is at the UCLan Sports Arena.

It’s £25 per day or £45 for the two days. Details on their website.

Saturday 7 April

Wedding bells ringing? A chance for some different inspiration as the Alternative Wedding Fair comes to the Harris Museum and Art Gallery. Runs from 11am to 4.30pm. This event has now been cancelled.

Over in Leyland and a nearly new sale gives parents the chance to pick up some bargains. Cheekimonkeys is at St Ambrose Church Hall from 2pm to 4pm and is £1.

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