Weekend events in Preston, 21 February – 23 February

Posted on - 20th February, 2020 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Things to Do in and around Preston, What's On in Preston
Walking the lined walkway in Haslam Park Pic: Tony Worrall
Walking the lined walkway in Haslam Park Pic: Tony Worrall

Friday 21 February


Avenham Park Xplorer
Avenham Park, PR1 8JT
10am – 12pm
A family navigational challenge that is both fun and educational. Explore the park and follow the map to find the markers. No need to register just pay and collect your map from our stand outside the pavilion on the day.

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Half Term Indoor Bouncy Castle World
Billy’s Partytime Entertainments, Liverpool Road, PR4 5SL
£8.50 per child, £3 per adult and under 5s are also £3.
Each session lasts two hours where you will get to do battle in the Laser Maze, race the assault course or even go surfing. Bounce on normal castles or do battle on the pillow bash to beat the gladiators of the world and test your strength on the bungee run of fun.

Read more: February Half Term Events

AGM and Dunkirk Film Night
Lancashire Infantry Museum, Fulwood Barracks, Fulwood, PR2 8AA
5:15pm – 10pm
A rare chance to see Dunkirk – the classic British version – filmed in 1958 and starring Richard Attenborough and Bernard Lee. Introduction by Roger Goodwin and price includes a hot pot supper. Photo ID is needed for entry. Tickets cost £10 for members and £12 for non-members. 01772 260584.


Crapsons and Pete Bentham and the Dinner Ladies
The Ferret, 55 Fylde Road, PR1 2XQ
The Ferret presents Crapsons – Punk duo and Pete Bentham and the Dinner Ladies Plus MR TED! Free entry.

Lauren Housley and Simon James
Kirkland and Catterall Memorial Hall, Churchtown, PR3 0HR
UK singer-songwriter Lauren Housley sets out on a run of intimate acoustic shows for the first half of the year in preparation of her new album release in Summer 2020. Join the BBC Radio 2 favourite for a night of songs from her upcoming record. Supported by three times BCMA nominee Simon James. Tickets £12 via Skiddle.

A Band of Gypsies
Old Black Bull, 35 Friargate, PR1 2AT
Music from the 50s, 60s, 70s to the present. Long sets of music by the greats from Hendrix, Sabbath, Rory Gallagher, Ozzy and more.

Octopus Montage
The Dark Room at Roper Hall, Friargate, PR1 2EE
Scruff of the Neck presents Octopus Montage with support from Pints with Gandhi and The Silver Bars, 18+, £7.

Saturday 22 February

First Aid Class for parents, carers and grandparents
The Space Centre, 10 Pedders Lane, Preston, PR2 2TH
9.30am – 11.30am
Would you know what to do in a medical emergency with a baby or child in your care? Would baby’s grandparents/babysitter? Attend an award-winning baby and child first aid workshop to learn lifesaving skills. Taught in a relaxed and informal manner learn – CPR, choking, burns and breaks, bumps and bleeds, febrile convulsions and meningitis awareness for £20.
Everyone receives a first aid booklet and relevant handouts and has the opportunity to top up on first aid items. Call 07917 154554 to book.

Preston’s Buckled Wheel – Advanced Saturday Ride
Walton le Dale Community Primary School, Severn Drive, Walton le Dale, PR5 4TD
10am – 1pm
The route picks up the Guild Wheel from Avenham Park and heads out in the direction of Preston Docks. The profile of the route is a wobbly oval, rather than a circle! This is a restricted ride suitable for more advanced riders. Participants under 16 must be accompanied. Free to join, register via the Let’s Ride website.

Churchtown Jumble Sale
Kirkland and Catteral Memorial Hall, Churchtown, PR3 0HR
11am – 1pm
Jumble sale to raise funds for the 2020 Churchtown Children’s Festival. Doors open from 11am. You can drop off jumble to sell from 8.30am.

Worldwise Samba Drummers
Worldwise Samba Drummers will lead the Mardi Gras parade

Mardi Gras in Preston
Avenham and Miller Parks, South Meadow Lane, PR1 8JT
12pm – 4pm
Celebrate Mardi Gras with a parade through Preston city centre, down to Avenham Park. Led by Worldwise Samba Drummers, the parade is open to anyone to join in, and wearing of costumes is encouraged! Musicians, dancers and performers are all invited to this free event. The parade starts at 11am from the Mobility Centre Car Park. Meet there or join in at any point along the route up Cheapside, along Fishergate, in Winckley Square or in Avenham Park.

Jack and Jill and The Beanstalk (The Pantomime)
Brindle St Joseph’s Parish Hall, Chapel Fold, Hoghton, PR5 0DE
2.30pm – 5pm
Join Brindle Players in their 27th annual pantomime, Jack and Jill and The Beanstalk, a Spotlight Productions Pantomime by Craig Hewlett. A fun-filled musical adventure for all the family. Suitable for ages 5+. Adults £10, concessions £7, family (two adults and two concessions) £30.

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.No requirements to sign up or join anything, just 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 to take part.

Preston North End FC V Hull City FC
Deepdale Stadium, Sir Tom Finney Way, Preston PR1 6RU
Preston North End welcome Hull City to Deepdale for the 59th encounter between the two sides in league competition this weekend.
Adult pricing from £24.00 to £30.00, Junior pricing from £6.00 to £9.00, Senior Citizen pricing from £16.00 to £23.00, Under 11 pricing from £1.00 to £2.00 and Young Adult pricing from £15.00 to £21.00.

Soul Night – 60 Years of Motown
Riva Showbar, 53 Tithebarn Street, PR1 1DJ
DJ Glen ‘Windy’ Miller and Mr “Johnny Pearson” Presents. 60s, 70s and 80s Soul, Motown and Northern Soul Classics. £5.

Matt Hall plays the Angel
The Angel, 39 Lune Street, PR1 2NN
Matt Hall live, playing hits from Oasis, Smiths and more.

Old Black Bull, 35 Friargate, PR1 2AT
JoyRyde are a three-piece band comprising guitar, bass and drums. The band covers classic rock/pop tracks by artists including Queen, Foo Fighters, The Police, Killers, Muse, Beatles, The Ramones and many more.

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Sunday 23 February

Social Run for Fun
Haslam Park, Bristow Ave, Ashton-on-Ribble, PR2 1JE
9am – 10am
Meet on the car park at 9am for a nice gentle three miles.

Dens, nests and shelters
Highgate Wood, Fulwood
9.30 – 10.45
Join Woodland Explorers making nests and dens and enjoying all different types of shelters. This activity involves the use of fire and so it is advised that chaperones are 1:1 with participants to help them to take part safely. Extra adults may attend at no extra cost. £8.

Read more: Woodland School launches forest sessions in Highgate Woods

Go the Extra Mile
Preston Docks, Wallend Road, PR2 2HW
Go the extra mile this heart awareness month. Join forces with ABL by walking or running a mile around Preston Docks! Spread the awareness of good heart health and raise the much-needed funds for Heartbeat.
Adults £3, Children £1.50. Register by emailing

Birds and Feeders at Moor Park
Moor Park, PR1 6AS
11am – 1pm
Join this walk and talk with the Park Ranger and bird expert, all about garden birds.This will then be followed by bird box and feeder making. You can also create a bird box and feeder to take home with you for £2.50.To take part just meet at the Ranger Pavilion next to the Rosemary on the Park Cafe.

Wedding Showcase – Mercure Preston
Mercure Preston Samlesbury Hotel, Preston New Road, PR5 0UL
11am – 4pm
Meet and greet with many trusted wedding suppliers who will help with your big day. Entry is free of charge with friends and family welcome to join.

Whisky Tasting
The Pavillion, Avenham Park, PR1 8JT
1pm – 3pm
Join distiller David Wood for an exclusive single malt whisky tasting experience. This tasting experience is perfect for the newcomer to single malt whisky or for the seasoned enthusiast! Strictly over 18s only, attendees must bring a valid form of ID with them to the event.

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

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