Looking for something to do this weekend? See our list below for things to do in Preston.
Friday 08 November
Coffee morning; make christmas gifts with your Baby
Fired 4 U, 15 Hennel Lane, PR5 4LA Preston
10am until 1pm
Go along for coffee or tea with your little one to make Christmas gifts using their hands and feet. You can add decoration and messages to finish the gifts. Various prices.
Wild Bills Variety Show
Penwortham Arts Centre ‘The Venue’, Liverpool Road, PR1 9XE Preston
2pm until 3pm
Wild Bill travels all over the Northwest entertaining people. His activities consist of: Keyboard – Reminiscence or Dance, Harmonica – Guess the tune, Clean Jokes, Own Poetry Recital, Line Dance Demonstrations, Armchair Dancing.
Preston’s Dedicated Christmas Bar 2019 – The Winter Lodge
The Winter Lodge, 49-50 Friargate, PR1 2AT
The Winter Lodge is Preston’s only dedicated Christmas Bar and arrives in November 2019! Open daily until late, seven days a week, bringing Christmas cheer to your day by encapsulating the spirit of a snow covered, custom built Winter Lodge.
Read more: Winter-themed pop up bar coming to Friargate
Make North Winter Open Studios
The Pottery Preston, Former Saul St Clinic, PR1 2QU
5pm until 7pm
Celebrate the opening of Make North. Short-films, documenting the lives and creativity of the people of Lancashire will be shown. Drop-in workshops, lasting 30 minutes will also take place. Friday and also Saturday (11am – 2pm).
Ghost Tours at Hoghton Tower
Hoghton Tower, Preston, 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. Tours are on Friday and Saturday, and are not suitable for anyone under the age of 16. Tickets are priced at £32 per person, which includes a two-course meal.
Harlequins Preston Friday Night Magic
Harlequins Preston, 52 Manchester Road, PR1 3YH
This is a Harlequins Preston Magic the Gathering Event.
Wesham Community Centre, Church Road, Wesham, PR4 3DR
7pm until 9pm
Learn to play this unique instrument in a group environment. No experience necessary as the facilitators will take you through everything step by step. Drums are provided, so is a free cuppa. £8 per drummer.
Far More Grace Than Me
The Palace Cinema, Market Pl, Longridge, Preston PR3 3RR
The live show tells a 100 year old love story, through narration, dance, music, song and poetry.
An epic true life story of a Chipping Girl Nell Bamber. Nell was educated at St Mary’s school in Chipping then on to Preston for a convent education.
Harry Potter Quiz Night
Bell & Bottle Pub, Kirkham, Preston
Harry Potter Quiz Night
Total Jam – UK’s leading tribute to The Jam
New Continental, South Meadow Lane, PR18
8pm until 11pm
Total Jam are a tribute to THE JAM. They replicate the sound of Weller, Foxton and Buckler, using the same instruments to try and get as close as they can to their unique sound. Tickets are £12 advance (£15 on the door)
Saturday 09 November
Makers Market Preston
The Flag Market, PR1 2JA
10am until 4pm
Preston hosts a ‘Makers Market’ event on the second Saturday of each month. The ‘Makers Market’ is a food, drink, creative and musical event.
Read more: Preston Makers Market is back and has a new location
Longridge Lego Club
Longridge Library, Berry Lane, PR3 3JA
Go along to a free, fun session and create your own Lego masterpieces.
Conference: Beautiful and Brutiful – Preston Bus Station
The Harris, Market Square, PR1 2PP Preston
10am until 4pm
This interdisciplinary conference will examine the life of the brutalist building, Preston Bus Station, and what has led it to play such a significant part in the development and creative life of the city.
General admission: £10, Student ticket: £6
Read more: ‘Beautiful and Brutal’ exhibition to celebrate 50 years of Preston Bus Station
Who Let the Dads Out
Fulwood Free Methodist Church, Lightfoot Lane, PR2 3LT Preston
10am until 11:30am
Dads, Granddads and Male Carers, Who Let the Dads Out? is back.
Take your 0 to 5 year old along for a fun morning of playing while you enjoy a brew. £2:00 per family.
Ingol Library, PR2 3YX Preston
10am until 12pm
Held on the 2nd Saturday of every month. Monthly book cafe, where you can pop in for a brew or bag yourself a bargain book or craft item. All proceeds will be donated back into organising and holding community based events.
Cats Protection 1940s themed Christmas Fair
St Leonard’s Church Hall, Marshall’s Brow, Penwortham, PR1 9HY
2pm to 4pm
This year’s annual Christmas Fair has a forties theme, with music and a fashion show. There will also be gift stall with new, cat themed gifts and housewares, donated goods stall, the Knit One, Purr One craft stall, tombola, raffle, refreshments, toiletries stall, ID disc engraving, Cats Protection Christmas cards and Cats Protection 2020 diaries and calendars.
Nature to Nurture
Brockholes Nature Reserve, Preston New Rd, Preston
1pm until 4pm
These events are free and open to anyone over the age of 18. Booking is essential and car parking charges apply.A free, educational programme of courses and workshops designed to improve wellbeing in the community.Reconnect with nature, step away from your daily life, learn new skills, and work together as part of small groups of likeminded people.
Preston North End v Huddersfield Town
Sir Tom Finney Way, Preston PR1 6RU
It’s another Roses battle this weekend as Lancashire is visited by West Yorkshire, with Preston North End entertaining Huddersfield Town at Deepdale.
Tickets from £24 for adults, £16 for seniors £15 for under 25s, £8 for under 19s and under 11s just £1
Candle making workshop – Cop Lane Coffee House
244b Cop Lane, Penwortham, Preston, PR1 9AB
This workshop is a fun, informative and interactive. Get lots of hints and tips on candle making and candle care. Choose your fragrance and pour you very own candle. 100% soy, large jar candle. Includes a complimentary glass of fizz. £35 pp
Feel The Need
The Adelphi, 43 Fylde Street, PR1 7DP Preston
Telstar Funk and Soul presents Feel The Need. Chris Griffiths is a Preston based Funk, Soul, Motown, Northern, Discos vinyl DJ holding residencies in Preston. Bringing some old school classics back to the masses. Also music from a local Brass band (Atomic Brass) and from DJ Chris Holt who has been on the scene for years playing local festivals and radio but also gigs as big as Glastonbury.
Murder Mystery Night
Black Bull Inn of Penwortham, 83 Pope Lane, PR1 9BA
A second Murder Mystery event is taking place, there is just a donation to take part. All monies will be going towards Name A Puppy Pot for Guide Dogs UK. All evidence, clues and need to know info will be brought to you. The story will unfold as the night goes on but you need to keep your wits about you. Your choices could leave you accusing the wrong person.
Sunday 10 November
Classics at The Mill
The Mill, St Catherine’s Park, Lostock Lane, PR5 5XU Preston
10am until 2pm
Are you the proud owner of a classic car or vehicle? Go along to the monthly Classics At The Mill meet-up on the second Sunday of every month from 10am until 2pm – or pay a visit to admire the vehicles on display.
Free tours with Witch Janey
Samlesbury Hall, PR5 0UP
11am and 2pm
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 – great fun for all the family, and completely free too!
Inglewhite Congregational Church, PR3
3pm until 5pm
The next Messy Church will have craft, activities, games, puppets and songs, followed by food for all.
Creative Church: Remembrance
Fulwood Methodist Church, Watling St Rd, PR2 8EA Preston
4pm until 6pm
An opportunity to engage with the theme of remembrance through art: creative writing, painting, photography, sculpture, craft.A selection of materials and some ideas will be available, but this is an opportunity for you to use your creative skills so if you have your own resources and want to use them in exploring the theme please do take them along.
A Night Of Serial Killers
Baluga Bar & Club, 11-14 Miller Arcade, PR1 2QY
Founder of Crime Viral and law-abiding comedian Cheish Merryweather will look at the childhoods, adolescence years and shocking crimes of the following serial killers to determine exactly what went wrong along the way. Tickets £18.
Are you going to any exciting events this weekend? Let us know in the comments below.