Looking for something to do this weekend? See our list below for things to do in Preston.Advertisement
Friday 07 February
Book of the Month Coffee Morning
Sharoe Green Library, 8 Sharoe Green Lane, Fulwood, PR2 8ED
Browse books whilst you treat yourself to a hot drink and chat about the books you’re currently enjoying. You’ll also have first pick of the book of the month. On the first Friday of every month from 9.30am to 12 noon. No booking required.
Mini Diggy Stay and Play
Hurst Grange Park, Hill Road, Penwortham, PR1 9XH
10am – 11.30am
A stay and play session aimed at children aged 1 – 4 (under 1s welcome and free of charge with a full price child). Let your children go wild in the woods, with themed sessions, forest time and snack included. £4 per child.
February’s Knit, Natter… or Knot
BonBons Coffee Bar, 44 Liverpool Road, Penwortham, PR1 0DQ
7.30pm – 10pm
The monthly Knit and Natter is not just for knitters, you can join in with any craft or simply drop in for some company and a chat.
Feel The Need
The Adelphi, Fylde Street, PR1 7DP
A new night celebrating funk, disco and northern soul has been created by local DJ Chris Griffiths aka Telstar. With DJs and live music from Preston band Templebys.
Read more: Funk, disco and northern soul night coming to Preston
Saturday 08 February
Collecting Books in Preston: Hidden Collections at the Harris
Harris Museum, Art Gallery and Library, Market Square, PR1 2PP
10am – 3.30pm
Join Dr Cynthia Johnston and take a closer look at the rise of collecting books as a pastime in the 19th century, paying special attention to the book collections held by the Harris. The Spencer Collections of Children’s Books and Chapbooks, and the Harris Private Press Collection will be the special focus of the day. Tickets are £3.
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Flag Market, Cheapside, PR1 2AP
10am – 4pm
The market is a food, drink, creative, and musical event taking place on the second Saturday of every month.
Mardi Gras Costume Making Workshop
The Pavilion, Avenham Park, South Meadow Lane, PR1 8JP
10am – 1pm
In preparation for the Mardi Gras celebration in Preston, a special costume-making workshop is taking place. This event is free and all ages are welcome to take part. Take any old clothes or fabrics along and make a fantastic costume to wear in the Mardi Gras parade on 22 February.
Find Your Brave
St George’s Shopping Centre, 28 Friargate, PR1 2TU
10am – 4pm
Place2Be is raising awareness on the importance of the emotional wellbeing of children by showing their support with a free event to boost kids’ confidence as well as learn key life skills and experience. Families can take part in Commando Joe’s mini obstacle course, plus get faces painted and decorate certificates.
National Storytelling Week at Clayton Green
Clayton Green Library, Clayton Green Business Park, PR6 7EN
11am – 12pm
A fun packed session of stories and songs to celebrate National Storytelling Week. Accompanied children up to age eight are welcome, and there’s no booking required.
Saturday Singalong by KTB Music
Penwortham Arts Centre ‘The Venue’, Liverpool Road, PR1 9XE
2.30pm – 4pm
Saturday Singalong with Katy Bradley is on the second and fourth Saturdays of most months. Drop in and be ready for a laugh and a sing with good company and a huge variety of songs to tickle everybody’s fancy. £3.
Riva’s Got Talent
Riva Showbar, 53 Tithebarn Street, PR1 1DJ
6pm (kids), 9pm (adults)
This talent show is offering the winner the chance to qualify for a competition with prize money worth £1,500. The competition is open to singing, dancing, comedy, magic and variety acts.
Read more: Talent show will search for a star in Preston
Frankie Allen Live
Deepdale Stadium, Sir Tom Finney Way, PR1 6RU
7pm – 11pm
Comedian Frankie Allen comes to Preston. Entry price from £12.50 + fees. Minimum age is 18.
60s and 70s Throwback Disco
Preston Grasshoppers RFC, Lightfoot Lane, Fulwood, PR4 0AP
7.30pm – 10.30pm
Whether you remember the 60s or not, celebrate the very best of 60s and 70s music with DJ Darrel Edwards. Tickets are available online or by calling the office on 01772 863546.
Blindside plus Lauren McKenzie
The Continental, South Meadow Lane, PR1 8JP
Blindside is a young, up-and-coming band from Preston. Supporting them is Lauren McKenzie, a youthful solo acoustic artist who’ll perform a variety of music. Tickets are £4.50 online or in person from The Continental (01772 499 425).
Sunday 09 February
Something for Everyone taster day
UCLan Media Factory, Kirkham Street, PR1 1JN
10am – 5pm
Here’s your chance to have a go at drumming, singing, dancing, Tai Chi, meditation and more. Workshop leaders from the UCLan Something for Everyone project will guide you in trying out the activities – all for free – with additional sessions led by Tai Chi For You, Brigantii Border Morris Dancers, and Cold Bath Street.
Read more: There’s something for everyone at this Preston activity taster day
Free tours with King Henry VIII
Samlesbury Hall, Samlesbury, PR5 0UP
11am and 2pm
Watch your heads as the King of England takes you on a guided tour of the Hall. There is no need to book and the tours are free, but donations are welcome.
Frenchic Paint your own Workshop
Artisans’ that Create, Unit 1 Tarleton Courtyard, Church Road, PR4 6UP
11am – 2pm
Learn how to prep and paint your items using the Frenchic® Furniture Paint. On the day you will be within a small friendly group of people, learn about Frenchic, enjoy refreshments and also receive 10 per cent off all Frenchic Paint products. It’s £55, and a 50 per cent non-refundable deposit is required to secure your place.
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Are you going to any exciting events this weekend? Let us know in the comments below.