Things to do in and around Preston over August Bank Holiday weekend

Posted on - 21st August, 2018 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Food & Drink, Penwortham, Preston City Centre, Things to Do in and around Preston, What's On in Preston
Cannon Street - the People's Production Lab down there is hosting a vegan market
Cannon Street – the People’s Production Lab down there is hosting a vegan market

As the long-awaited August Bank Holiday approaches, we have come up with a range of things to do in and around Preston.

Taking place from Friday 24 – Monday 27 August, there are lots of events going on to keep you and the kids occupied over the break.

Take a look at our list below:

The Sir Tom Finney Gin Festival Penwortham

A delicious gin festival is making its way to the Sir Tom Finney pub in Penwortham.

The pub’s first gin festival, taking place from 12pm on Friday 24 – Monday 27 August, will mark a year since it’s refurbishment.

There will be over 40 varieties of gin and events will be scheduled over the weekend including a Family Fun Day on Saturday and Gary Gibson performing as Elvis and John Lennon on Sunday 26 August.

The first bottle of ‘Finney Gin’ will be on sale behind the bar just in time for the Gin Festival.

30 tasters will be led through a structured tasting by Damian Bond from Birkdale Distillery, and five gins will
be tasted including some blends that have not been trialled before.

Chipping Agricultural Show Longridge Road

Set in the beautiful Ribble Valley, the show will promote the agricultual and horticultural sector of Lancashire.

Attractions include classes for Cattel, Shetlands, Light Horses, Sheep, Shire Horses, Poultry plus Flowers and Vegetables which showcase the best the region has to offer.

There are also classes for cookery, photography, craft and flower arranging along with a section for Children including craft, art, handwriting and more.

Outdoor Theatre – Pirate Pearl and the Big Blue Monster Brockholes Nature Reserve

Brockholes Nature Reserve Pic: Paul Melling
Brockholes Nature Reserve Pic: Paul Melling

Little pirates and their grown-ups can come and set sail on this magnificent sea adventure.

Songs, puppets and live music, will be provided in this family show which follows Pirate Pearl and her crusty old crew, Barnacle the dog and Mr Puskins the cat.

One day, Pearl finds a stowaway onboard ship – a baby monster. But feeding the baby monster makes it grow into a big clumsy monster.

Suitable for ages above 3 years. Opens on Wednesday 29 August from 3 – 6pm.

S2S Ultimate Reunion Preston Guild Hall

The Guild Hall in Lancaster Road Pic: Google
The Guild Hall in Lancaster Road Pic: Google

S2S are returning with their ultimate reunion at Preston Guild Hall.

Taking place on Sunday 26 August from 6pm – 5am, this reunion will see club classics being played from popular artists including Francesca, Rebecca Rudd, Awesome 3, Pete Daley, Gary Hypnotic, Nicki B and more.

You can purchase tickets online from £22.

You must be over 18 and ID is required.

Preston Vegan Market Cannon Street

An exciting new vegan market is making its way to Preston city centre this August Bank Holiday.

Taking place at the People’s Production Lab on Sunday 26 August, over 30 stalls will be available offering a wide selection of hot food, drinks, live music, beauty, fashion and more.

This is your opportunity to taste and buy products from natural, cruelty free and ecologic companies.

The event is priced at £1 per person and under 10’s can visit for free.

Xplorer Challenge Brockholes Nature Reserve

Brockholes nature reserve
Brockholes Nature Reserve

With two courses avaialvble, bring your budding explorers to navigate their way around Brockholes Nature Reserve and complete their map pack.

There’s no need to book, just pick up your £3 map pack from the Welcome Centre located on the floating Visitor Village.

It takes place on Sunday 26 August from 10am – 12pm and from 1.00pm – 4.00pm.

Map packs include a map for either challenges, an answer sheet, a Brockholes pencil and on completion, a certificate, sticker and a sweet treat.

Comics Exhibition The Harris Museum

The front of the Harris Museum and Art Gallery will be lit up during the show Pic: Tony Worrall
The front of the Harris Museum and Art Gallery. Pic: Tony Worrall

Visit Preston’s famous Harris Museum this Bank Holiday weekend for an exciting comic exhibition.

A diverse mix of original comic art is on display that will impress and inspire most comics’ fans.

This is your chance to see Desperate Dan and Dennis the Menace as they were drawn in the 1940s and 50s.

You can also find Oor Wullie, Minnie the Minx and Roy of the Rovers, and imagine yourself on an adventure with Dan Dare from The Eagle.

The exhibition is running up until 23 September.

Titan the Robot Flag Market

Titan the Robot is coming to the Flag Market

World famous robot Titan will be making his way to the Flag Market on Saturday 25 August.

This is your chance to meet to man-sized robot who has performed all over the world, including at country shows, festivals, shopping malls and has even taken part in a music video with London-born singer and rapper Plan B.

He will be on the Flag Market between  12.30pm – 1pm, 2pm – 2.30pm and 3.30pm – 4pm.

If the weather is raining, he will be moved under the Covered Market.

Ribbleton F.C Family Fun Day New Greenlands Social Club

For your chance of a great family day out, visit New Greenlands Social Club where Ribbleton F.C are holding a family fun day.

Taking place on Saturday 25 August from 12pm – 6pm, lots of entertainment will be on offer including fairground rides, bouncy castle, tombola, popcorn, candy floss, raffles, food, games, prizes and more.

Entry to the event is free, so get you and the kids down for a day of quality fun.

Do you have any plans for August Bank Holiday Weekend? Do you have something to add to the list? Let us know in the comments below

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