Weekend events in Preston, 11 – 13 October

Posted on - 10th October, 2019 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Arts, City Centre, Food & Drink, Kid's stuff, Music, Parks, People, Preston City Centre, Preston News, Things to Do in and around Preston, What's On in Preston, Winckley Square
The Makers Market with the Harris behind Pic: Tony Worrall
The Makers Market with the Harris behind Pic: Tony Worrall

Looking for something to do this weekend? See our list below for things to do in Preston this weekend.


Friday 11 October

Little Book Swappers Club – 9.30am – St Aidan’s Vicarage, Longworth St, Bamber Bridge, PR5 6GN
Get your little ones hooked on books with a morning of creative play, crafts and activities. £5

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Nature Tots – 9.30am – 10.45am and 11:15 – 12:30 – Brockholes Nature Reserve, Preston New Rd, Preston PR5 0AG
Let your little ones get in touch with nature, as they explore Brockholes and get stuck into some fun outdoor activities! Booked sessions in advance are £4 including car parking. £6 on the day.

Start-up day at the Harris Preston – 09:30 – Harris Museum & Art Gallery Market Square, PR1 2PP
Thinking of starting a business? Meet experts, hear from local entrepreneurs and learn what it takes to run a successful business. Free but booking essential.

Autumn Leaves & Berries, Watercolour – 10:00 – Barton Grange Garden Centre, Garstang Road, Brock, Preston PR3 0BT
Paint autumn leaves and berries in watercolour. £12. Booking essential.

Reiko Fujisawa piano recital – 12:30 – St Georges Church, Lune Street, PR1 2NP
Clara Schumann: Prodigy, muse, virtuoso piano recital by Reiko Fujisawa as part of Preston Arts Festival.

NLSSC Beer and Gin Festival – 13:00 – New Longton Sports & Social Club, Chapel Lane, PR4 4AA
A great weekend of beer, gin, prosecco, live music and food, while raising money for the critical care unit at royal Preston hospital.

Ghost Tours at Hoghton Tower – 17:30 – Hoghton Tower, PR5 0SH
Silent torchbearers take you on the ghost tour through the darkened halls of the Tower, where you will encounter spectres from the past and you will be told about the ghostly happenings from across the centuries.
The tour is aimed at adults and is not suitable for anyone under the age of 16. £32 per person includes a two-course meal.

Card Game Night October – 18:00 – Belong Preston, Unit 12 St Georges Shopping Centre, PR1 2TU
A night of socializing and card games. Tickets are £3 in advance and £5 on the door.

The Fabulous Females – 19:00 – Penwortham Arts Centre ‘The Venue’, Liverpool Road, PR1 9XE
Rachel and Cat sing jazz, soul, pop, Motown and musical theatre! Tickets are Free but interest must be registered via Eventbrite. 

The Dunwells – 19:00 – The Ferret, 55 Fylde Road, PR1 2XQ
Folk Duo, The Dunwells head to Preston. £11.00 via

LIVE music! Ramshackle – 21:30 – Dog and Partridge, 44 Friargate, PR1 2AT
Ramshackle are a four-piece guitar-driven blues band.

Saturday 12 October

Makers Market Preston – 10:00 – The Flag Market, Harris Street, PR1 2JA
The ‘Makers Market’ is a food, drink, creative and musical event. Taking place on every second Saturday of each month.

The Big Get Together in memory of Jo Cox MP – 10:00 – The Ferret, 55 Fylde Road, PR1 2XQ
Free Family Fun Day.

Preston Schnauzerfest – 10:30 – Cuerden Valley, Bamber Bridge, Preston, PR6 7EU
There’s no set fee to take part in any Schnauzerfest walk. Everyone is welcome to give as little, or as much as they choose to. Every penny raised by Schnauzerfest will go towards helping dogs saved from terrible backgrounds get all the care and veterinary treatment they need.

Cats Protection Jumble Sale – 11.00 – St Leonard’s Church Hall, Marshall’s Brow, Penwortham
The Preston Branch of Cats Protection will be holding a fund-raising Jumble Sale.

Free Mental Health Drop In – 11:00 – Talking Therapies Centre, 30A Liverpool Road, PR1 0DQ
Visit the clinic for a friendly chat anytime between 11am and 1pm.

Oktoberfest – 12:00 – Boars Head Hoghton, Blackburn Old Road, Hoghton, PR5 0RX
10th Birthday celebrations.

Christmas Robin painting workshop – 13:30 – Fired 4 U, 15 Hennel Lane, PR5 4LA
£22 per person on an oblong plate including painting fee.

Langar Week – 19.00 – Market Street (Outdoor Market)
Preston Sikh Sewa aim to highlight the Sikh practice of langar (free communal kitchen) and its impact. Free vegetarian food for everyone.

The Cosmic Dead – 19:00 – The Ferret, 55 Fylde Road, PR1 2XQ
The Cosmic Dead Return to Preston and this time it’s FREE!

LIVE music! Alibi – 21:30 – Dog and Partridge, 44 Friargate, PR1 2AT
Classic rock covers band.

Sunday 13 October

Conservation Volunteers – 10:00 – Cuerden Valley Park, The Visitor Centre, Berkeley Drive, Bamber Bridge, PR5 6BY
Book your space for a few hours in the fresh air.

A Walk in the Park – 10:00 – Winckley Square, Preston PR1 2AF
Join artist Fiona Candy, Friend of Winckley Square Guide for a companionable, creative walk from Winckley Square through Avenham and Miller Parks. The fee is £4 per person on arrival. Booking recommended.

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Classics at The Mill – 10:00 – The Mill, St Catherine’s Park, Lostock Lane, PR5 5XU
Are you the proud owner of a classic car or vehicle? Come along to the monthly Classics at The Mill meet-up on the second Sunday of every month.

Free tours with Witch Janey – 11:00 – Samlesbury Hall, PR5 0UP Preston
Samlesbury’s very own wickedly witty witch Janey Southworth will take you on a guided tour through the Hall and bring the past back to life.

Oktobrfest – 12:00 – Boars Head Hoghton, Blackburn Old Road, Hoghton, PR5 0RX
10th Birthday celebrations.

Harris Code Club – 13:00 – The Harris, Market Square, PR1 2PP
The Code Club takes place every month. Book for a fun packed afternoon of digital making and code.

Make Do Drink; Wreath – 15:00 – Bistrot Pierre, The Church, 83B Fishergate, PR1 2NJ
A luxury hand made dried autumnal wreath workshop hosted in partnership with Wilderness Flower. £45 includes a glass of Veuve Devienne on arrival, step by step demo and guide from the expert maker and everything you need to design, create and take home your own gorgeous dried autumnal wreath.

Read more: Flowers and cocktails as Preston duo bring ‘experience events’ to the city

Aaron & Keith Session – 17:00 – Guild Ale House, 56 Lancaster Road, PR1 1DD
An acoustic session.

Live music from the Acoustic Cats – 17:30 – Cann Bridge Ale House, 47 Cann Bridge Street Higher Walton, PR5 4DJ
Steve & Kirsty are back with their fine guitar playing and singing.

Read moreSee what’s on in Preston

Are you going to any exciting events this weekend? Let us know in the comments below.

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