Things to do over Easter 2019 in Preston

Posted on - 15th April, 2019 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Brockholes, City Centre, Kid's stuff, Music, Nightlife, Preston City Centre, Preston News, What's On in Preston, Winckley Square
Easter Eggs displayed at Avenham Park for Egg Rolling 2018

Preston may be renowned for its famous annual egg rolling event, but there’s much more to enjoy around the city this Easter.


Here we’ve rounded up a selection of events to keep children and adults alike occupied over the Easter break.

Thursday 18 April

Easter Biscuit Decorating at Barton Grange

These workshops give children the chance to design and decorate an Easter-themed biscuit with icing, sweets and chocolates. Starting every half an hour from 11am to 2.30pm, the workshops cost £3.50 per child. Children must be over three and accompanied by an adult.

Building Giants at Roper Hall

Building Giants will perform in the Dark Room with support from Soldato, Cobalt Collision, and Sometime The Wolf. The local band describe their music as “a breathtaking, hair-raising, heart-stopping plenary of modern rock”. Doors open at 7pm and tickets are £5 in advance or £7 on the door.

Friday 19 April

Egg-cellent Easter Egg Hunt at Leyland Market

Stallholders have hidden eggs around the market, and there’s a puzzle to be solved. The prize is a luxury Easter Hamper including a large chocolate egg, a cuddly toy and VIP tickets for Leyland Festival. The hunt is also taking place on Tuesday 16 and Saturday 20 April.

Bounce Heaven vs Sanctuary at Evoque

These two big brands join forces on Good Friday for an evening of feel-good music across three rooms. Bounce, old skool, house and hard dance will all feature at the Church Street nightclub. Tickets are £20 and there will be live appearances from 9pm through to 4am closing.

Saturday 20 April

Winckley Square in the sunshine Pic: Chris Delaney
Winckley Square will become Wonderland for the day Pic: Chris Delaney

The Mad Hatters Tea Party at Winckley Square

This outdoor interactive theatre event will lead the audience on a journey through Wonderland, following Alice on a magical trail to meet the White Rabbit, Mad Hatter and Queen of Hearts. There are four shows throughout the day, and tickets are £12 per child with an accompanying adult.

A Magnificent Greek Feast at The Larder

The second of The Larder’s themed feasts, this night will see their own Chryssa cooking up a Greek Feast including the likes of spanakopita, tyropitakia, spetzofai, and vegan moussaka. Early bird tickets are £20 and available until 14 April. Greek circle dancing and live music included.

Wellyfest at The Wellington Pub

Two days of live music and DJs at the city centre pub in Glovers Court. Tim Allen of New Zealand rockers Hangar 18 headlines the Saturday with live bands from 7pm. Sunday sees DJs all day long from 2pm.

Sunday 21 April

Easter Family Fun Day at Ancient Oak, Cottam

It’s free entry at this family fun day, which starts at 11am. There will be more than 40 stalls, rides, a DJ, outside bars and VIP guests including characters from Disney and DC Comics. From 5pm there will be live music, and funds will be raised for Alzheimer’s Society and Derian House.

Sign at the Continental Pic: Tony Worrall
The Continental will host Easter Sunday hip hop Pic: Tony Worrall

Check the Rhime: Easter Sunday Hip Hop at The Conti

From 1pm to 7pm a free hip hop block party will take place in the beer garden. After 7pm the gig space will host live MCs and DJs from across the north of England. Dubbed as a rare opportunity to hear golden age hip hop outside of Manchester, tickets are available from £6.

Monday 22 April

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny at Brockholes

As well as meeting the Easter Bunny, for £11.95 (£9.95 for under threes) children will receive a full cooked breakfast with a drink, plus a chocolate Easter egg. Adults get a cooked breakfast with tea or coffee for £8.95. Check Brockholes website for details of other dates and events.

Easter Monday Farmers’ Market at Hoghton Tower

From 10am to 2pm this historic house will play host to its regular farmers’ market, one of the first of its kind in Lancashire. Stalls from farmers, growers, bakers and craftspeople will offer fresh ingredients grown, reared or made locally. Admission is £2 per car or £1 for pedestrians.

And of course, Easter Egg rolling in Avenham Park!

What will you be getting up to this Easter? Let us know in the comments below.

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