Avenham Park to host country’s biggest Big Lunch

Posted on - 26th May, 2022 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Avenham, City Centre, Kid's stuff, Parks, Preston City Centre, Preston News, What's On in Preston
The crowd at a previous Big Lunch in Preston
The Big Lunch used to be held at Ashton Park

Avenham Park is set to host the country’s biggest Big Lunch this Jubilee weekend.


The Big Lunch is an Eden Project initiative, which encourages communities and streets to get out and eat together.

Organiser Jacky Calvert said: “We began the Preston Big Lunch in 2015 and it’s grown to be the biggest in the UK – so much so that I went to see Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, a few weeks ago to tell her what we’re up to, as she’s patron of the Eden Project. 

“This year’s event falls on the Jubilee weekend, so what better timing.”

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Previously held at Ashton Park, this year’s Big Lunch will take place at Avenham Park on Sunday 5 June from 11am to 4pm.

A stall at a previous Big Lunch in Preston
A stall at a previous Big Lunch in Preston

There will be over 450 free taster portions of food, food vendors, a fairground, bouncy castles, over 50 local stalls, crafts and stories for little ones and a full stage line up all day.

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