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Today to Sun 24 Jun, by distance, closest first.    

More details - Meresands Kennels & Cattery - Open Garden for NGS
A relatively new garden of approx 3 acres which has been developed alongside a mature woodland. With koi pond and formal gardens. A laburnum arch leads you to the woodland area with paths, seating and stumpery.
Meresands Kennels & Cattery, Ormskirk
Sun 3 Jun

More details - 90 Brick Kiln Lane - Open Garden for NGS
A small, continually evolving, cottage garden, with a variety of different garden rooms containing shrubs, perennials, alpines, climbers, cobbled courtyard and a small pond.
90 Brick Kiln Lane, Ormskirk
Sun 10 Jun

More details - Rufford Old Hall - Guided  Walks
Keep active and improve your health by joining an experienced Rufford Old Hall volunteer on a guided walk. These easy to moderate walks take in beautiful scenery and explore the surrounding areas of Rufford. Week to week the route will vary across three different walks: 1. Sparks Bridge canal walk 2.
Rufford Old Hall, 200 Liverpool Road, Rufford, near Ormskirk
Mon 28 May, Mon 4 Jun, Mon 25 Jun

More details - Rufford Old Hall - Reptiles at Rufford
A great opportunity to get up close and meet a wide range of reptiles! The North West Reptile Club are bringing their cold-blooded reptile friends for a trip to Rufford Old Hall. Come along and meet them and find out some interesting facts. Booking Not Needed.
Rufford Old Hall, 200 Liverpool Road, Rufford, near Ormskirk
Sat 2 Jun

More details - Rufford Old Hall - Fathers Day Archery
Who will hit the bullseye' 1 for 3 arrows. Pick up a bow and arrow and join the North Meols Archers in Orchard Paddock. Normal admission charges apply. Booking Not Needed.
Rufford Old Hall, 200 Liverpool Road, Rufford, near Ormskirk
Sun 17 Jun

More details - 31 Cousins Lane - Open Garden for NGS
As the sound of ’cork on willow’ competes with the laughter of grandchildren, this family garden provides views for the sedentary, bug hunts for the active and a riot of colour for the artisitic.
31 Cousins Lane, Ormskirk
Sun 10 Jun

More details - 79 Crabtree Lane - Open Garden for NGS
¾ acre all year round plants persons garden with many rare and unusual plants. Herbaceous borders and colour themed island beds leading to a pond and rockery, rose garden, spring area and autumn hot bed. Many stone features built with reclaimed materials.
79 Crabtree Lane, Burscough
Sun 17 Jun, Sun 15 Jul

More details - Cedar Farm Day - Festival Fun on the Farm!
Join us for lots of fun on the farm at Cedar Farm’s first Summer Festival! The makers and shakers at the award-winning Cedar Farm in Mawdesley are inviting Lancashire folk to come along and celebrate the best of craft and festival fun at their very first Cedar Farm Day on Sunday 10th June.
Cedar Farm, Back Lane, Mawdesley, Ormskirk
Sun 10 Jun

More details - National Garden Scheme - Bretherton Open Gardens
Four contrasting gardens spaced across an attractive village location. Glynwood House has ¾ acre mixed borders, pond with drystone-wall water feature, woodland walk, patio garden with pergola and raised beds, all in a peaceful location with spectacular open aspects.
Glynwood House, Eyes Lane, Bretherton
Today and Mon 28 May

More details - 8 Andertons Mill - Open Garden for NGS
This ½ acre cottage garden started in 2010, has many colourful borders of perennials, shrubs, and roses. A patio with raised beds, secluded potted plant area, large vegetable garden. Rose and clematis covered arches and many wrought iron features. An extensive bed of scented roses and a wonderful view of Harrock Hill.
8 Andertons Mill, Ormskirk
Sun 10 Jun, Sun 1 Jul

More details - Woodstock Barn - Open Garden for NGS
An established country garden of over ¾ acre with form, texture and a green tapestry all year round. Developed from a barren wilderness to one with wildlife, amidst tall trees, shrubs, mixed borders, pond, vegetable patch, woodland area and stream.
Woodstock Barn, Ormskirk
Sun 10 Jun, Sun 1 Jul

More details - Bretherton Gardens - Open Garden for NGS
Four contrasting gardens spaced across attractive village with conservation area. Glynwood House has ¾ acre mixed borders, pond with drystone-wall water feature, woodland walk, patio garden with pergola and raised beds, all in a peaceful location with spectacular open aspects.
Bretherton Gardens, Leyland
Today, Mon 28 May, Sun 8 Jul

More details - Hazelwood - Open Garden for NGS
1½ acre garden and hardy plant nursery, originally orchard, now has gravel garden with pots and seating area bottle wall and folly, shrubs, herbaceous borders, large stream-fed pond with woodland walk. Sculpture, Victorian fern house.
Hazelwood, Leyland
Sun 17 Jun

More details - The Wool Boat is home in West Lancashire at Parbold this weekend.
The Wool Boat is home in West Lancashire at Parbold this weekend. The Wool Boat has returned from our summer tour is back in Parbold this weekend. The Wool Boat is a unique floating Wool and Yarn shop based on a canal narrow boat. She is, as far as we know, the world’s only floating Knitting and Crochet shop.
Leeds and Liverpool canal at Parbold in West Lancashire moored near the Your’s is the Earth Cafe/Deli
Today and Mon 28 May

More details - Ed Sheeran, Ariana Grande & Jessie J - Tribute Night
Live from the Lancastrian Suite presenting an unbeatable line-up of tribute artists performing all your favourite hits perfectly complemented by a fabulous 4 course meal and dancing till the early hours to our resident DJ.
Park Hall Hotel, Charnock Richard
Sat 2 Jun

More details - Medieval Banquet at BEST WESTERN Park Hall Hotel, Chorley
Join King Arthur and his royal court for a night of medieval merriment and revelry. Set in our authentic Barional Hall dating back to 966AD you’ll spend the night in true Round Table style tucking into a medieval five course feast washed down with four goblets of wine, ale or cider, whilst being entertained by our...
Park Hall Hotel, Charnock Richard
Sat 9 Jun

More details - Now That's What We Call Music Party Night
Live from the Lancastrian Suite take a nostalgic trip back and dance the night away to sounds from the 80’s, 90’s & 00’s with our themed DJ. Perfectly complemented by a fabulous 4 course meal and dancing till the early hours.
Park Hall Hotel, Charnock Richard
Sat 16 Jun

More details - 12 The Croft - Open Garden for NGS
A small quirky garden with many interesting features. Amongst our collection of plants are acers, ferns, auriculas. Interesting use of gravel leading to the hot tub.The summer house provides one of the many seating areas. Come along and meet Henry!
12 The Croft, Chorley
Today

More details - Sid Calderbank
As a native dialect speaker, Sid has been researching and collecting songs, stories and poems of old Lancashire for the past 30 odd years, performing them only at impromptu events, at folk and art festivals as well as local clubs.
Longton Methodist Church, Marsh Lane, Longton
Thu 7 Jun

More details - To A Yellow Rose
The members of KTB Choir present a tribute evening in memory of their friend and fellow member, Diane Burgess.
Leyland Methodist Church Turpin Green Lane Leyland
Fri 1 Jun

More details - Lostock Hall Brass Band Concert
Lostock Hall Brass Band will again be entertaining us at St Ambrose Church on Sunday 3rd June at 2:30pm. This brilliant band has gone from strength to strength, winning FIRST PRIZE at Preston’s ’Brass at the Guild’ earlier this year.
St Ambrose Church, 85 Moss Lane, Leyland.
Sun 3 Jun

More details - 'Summer is here' - an evening with flowers
All flower lovers and arrangers are warmly invited to a floral evening in Leyland on June 8th. Catherine Baines, a NAFAS demonstrator will be delighting us by creating between five and six stunning floral arrangements which will then be raffled off at the end of the evening.
St Ambrose Halls 4 All, Moss Lane, Leyland
Fri 8 Jun

Oklahoma! More details - Oklahoma!
Rodgers & Hammerstein’s first collaboration remains, in many ways, their most innovative, having set the standards and established the rules of musical theatre still being followed today.
Southport Little Theatre, Hoghton Street, Southport
Mon 28 May to Sat 2 Jun
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More details - Manfords Comedy Club
Chorley Little Theatre plays host to Manford’s Comedy Club. This live comedy show features four brilliant comedians from around the UK, personally selected by Jason Manford. A great evening of original stand-up comedy with some top names from the UK touring circuit.
Chorley Little Theatre, Dole Lane,Chorley
Sat 2 Jun

More details - Burgess, Nicol & Kemp
The Atkinson will play host to three friends who are stars of folk-rock with a wealth of musical history under their belts. Paul Burgess is a rock drummer best known as a member of hit-makers 10CC, and who has also played with classic bands Jethro Tull, Camel, Magna Carta and The Icicle Works.
The Atkinson, Lord Street, Southport
Thu 14 Jun

More details - Chorley Branch - Lancashire Family History and Heraldry Society,  June Meeting
Thursday 21 June 2018 Speaker - Gillian Lonergan. ’More Than Just A Shop’. The history of the Co-operative movement. Admission is free to members and non-members, but donations very much appreciated.
Cunliffe Hall (Chorley Masonic Hall), Cunliffe Street, Chorley
Thu 21 Jun

More details - Southport Pier Bazaar
a mixture of stalls selling anything from art, craft, jewellery, vintage and collectables…with occasional live music please see facebook page southport pier bazaar for details…event is inside the pier pavilion café with licensed bar, ice cream and excelle
Southport Pavilion café, Southport Pier
Today, Mon 28 May, Fri 1 Jun to Sun 3 Jun, Fri 8 Jun to Sun 10 Jun, Fri 15 Jun to Sun 17 Jun, Fri 22 Jun to Sun 24 Jun, Fri 29 Jun to Sun 1 Jul, Fri 6 Jul to Sun 8 Jul, Fri 13 Jul to Sun 15 Jul

More details - Birkdale Gardens - Open Garden for NGS
An established group of gardens surrounding the bustling Victorian village of Birkdale, reached by a short car journey.
Birkdale Gardens, Southport
Sun 3 Jun, Sun 8 Jul

More details - Zumbathon
Step to the beat and give yourself a work-out in the name of a great cause at our charity Zumbathon raising funds for St Catherine’s! For one evening only our marquee in St Catherine’s Park will be taken over by Latin beats for this fun dance-based exercise class.
St Catherine’s Park Lostock Lane Lostock Hall Preston
Tue 19 Jun

More details - Ladies' Night
Join us for a girls’ night out in the name of a great cause at the St Catherine’s Ladies’ Night – held in our gorgeous marquee in the beautiful hospice grounds.
St Catherine’s Hospice Lostock Lane Lostock Hall
Wed 20 Jun

More details - Gin Tasting
Calling all gin-lovers! Join us for a Gin Night Experience in our beautiful marquee in the hospice grounds featuring tasting, tutorials and canapes, all raising funds for St Catherine’s.
St Catherine’s Park Lostock Lane Lostock Hall Preston
Thu 21 Jun

More details - St Catherine's Summer Ball
Join us for a fabulous evening of fine food and top entertainment at our Summer Ball this June! The St Catherine’s Marquee in the beautiful hospice grounds is the venue for this year’s event, which will feature live music from The Soul Convicts and a charity auction and raffle.
St Catherine’s Park Lostock Lane Lostock Hall Preston
Sat 23 Jun

More details - Yellow day Garden Fete
Bring the family together for a fun day out in aid of St Catherine’s at our annual Yellow Day garden fete! Featuring a host of attractions including: Stalls Games Rides Entertainment And more, including tasty food and drink from The Mill Outside.
St Catherine’s Hospice Lostock Lane Lostock Hall
Sun 24 Jun

More details - St Catherine's Hospice Sponsored Firewalk
Can you take the heat for St Catherine’s Hospice? Dare to join us for our exciting sponsored Firewalk and conquer the hot coals whilst raising vital funds to support our work.
St Catherine’s Hospice Lostock Lane Lostock Hall Preston
Sun 24 Jun

More details - Hillside Gardens - Open Garden for NGS
A group of four gardens ranging from the smaller to medium sized - each with many features including pergolas, water features and special plants, shrubs and trees.
Hillside Gardens, Southport
Today, Sun 22 Jul

More details - Southport Food and Drink Festival
A fabulous family fun weekend. Busy event with everything for the model and transport enthusiast plus classic cars, motorcycle stunts and lots more.
Victoria Park, Southport
Fri 1 Jun to Sun 3 Jun

More details - Woodvale Rally
A fabulous family fun weekend. Busy event with everything for the model and transport enthusiast plus classic cars, motorcycle stunts and lots more.
Victoria Park, Southport
Sat 16 Jun and Sun 17 Jun

More details - Cancer Research UK Race for Life Southport 5K & 10K
Race for Life brings millions of women together to support our life-saving research. Just by signing up you’ll make a difference and whether you raise £10 or £200, every penny matters. So which event is for you? A 5k is great for all ages. Run, jog or walk the only thing that matters is that you’re part of it.
Princes Park
Sun 3 Jun

More details - The Fairytale Trail
Once upon a time…… Create your own fairytale this Spring Bank Holiday and adventure through the magical kingdom of Botany Bay! Join us on Monday 28th May, 10am – 4pm to explore each of our five floors to find enchanting real-life characters from your favourite fairytales.
Botany Bay, Botany Brow, Chorley
Mon 28 May

"The Ridges" Garden Open Days SPRING BANK HOLIDAY 2018 More details - "The Ridges" Garden Open Days SPRING BANK HOLIDAY 2018
Don’t miss the HANDKERCHIEF TREE (Daviddii) now in bloom. Our 3 acre sheltered Georgian garden is looking very colourful ,with many different varieties of rhododendrons flowering Trees in full leaf contrasting their shades and colours against one another.
The Ridges, Weavers Brow (cont. Cowling Road) Limbrick, Chorley
Today and Mon 28 May
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More details - Concert with the Rawstorne Singers in aid of St Catherine’s Hospice
Join us on what we hope will be a balmy summer evening with strawberries, Prosecco and music with a coronation flavour.. We will be singing Haydn’s “Missa Sancti Bernardi de Offida” (Heiligmesse) as well as Parry’s “I was glad” and Handel’s “Zadok the priest”.
St Saviour’s Church, Church Road, Bamber Bridge
Sat 16 Jun

More details - Lydiate Scouts Car Boot Sale
Long established Outdoor Car Boot Sale with indoor café/toilet facilities. Run by 1st Lydiate Scout Group with all proceeds towards Scouting for young people. No prior booking necessary, dogs welcome. Bring your own table. No sales of tobacco, alcohol, meat or conterfeit goods permitted.
Lydiate Parish Hall Field, 288 Southport Road, Lydiate
Sat 2 Jun, Sat 16 Jun, Sat 7 Jul, Sat 21 Jul

More details - Ladies Night
Get the girls together and enjoy a fun night out with a lively performance by a flamboyant drag queen and male entertainers. Evening includes: 4 course meal, disco with DJ & bar service.
DW Stadium, Loire Drive, Wigan
Sat 16 Jun

More details - craft and gift fair
with over 20 stalls of craft art and jewellery stalls
lytham,assembly rooms
Sat 2 Jun, Sun 3 Jun

More details - "DREAMS AND FUSION"
Art Exhibition: Printmaking and Paintings by Barbra Cropper and Sculpture and Creative Glass Design by Nicola Thompson.
Lytham Heritage Centre, 2 Henry St, Lytham St Annes
Today to Sun 10 Jun

More details - "Local Scenes"
Art Exhibition: the much-awaited exhibition of watercolours by Tom Eccles.
Lytham Heritage Centre, 2 Henry St, Lytham St Annes
Tue 12 Jun to Sun 1 Jul

More details - Cheeky Monkies Baby & Children's Sale - Wigan 16/06/18
We are hosting a baby and children’s sale at The Deanery, Frog Lane, Wigan, WN1 1HQ SATURDAY 16th June 1-3pm x For mums, dads, grandmas, granddads, aunts and uncles to buy or sell new or pre-loved items such as clothes 0-5 years, shoes, push chair, toys, high chairs, Moses baskets, bikes, sensory equipment,
The Deanery High School, Frog Lane, Wigan
Sat 16 Jun

More details - Avenham Park Xplorer
A family navigational challenge that is both fun and educational. Explore the park and follow the map to find the markers. At each marker, young children can identify what the picture is or the older children can challenge themselves by answering a themed question.
Avenham Park, South Meadow Lane, Preston
Fri 1 Jun

More details - NORTHERN SOUL AND MOTOWN
Join us this bank holiday weekend for the latest installment of Northern Soul & Motown. Resident DJ Deano is back with his band of merry men bringing you the very best classic Northern Soul & Motown. Great atmosphere, great people! See you there!
Grand Vault, The Old Courts, Crawford Street, Wigan,
Today

More details - The Great Half Term Den Build
It’s half term and we need you! Calling all maginative kids to help create our indoor den! come along to The Victorian Court Room and let your imagination run wild. All materials provided, a drink and a biscuit included and we will finish the session with a good old game of pass the parcel.
Court Room, The Old Courts, Crawford Street, Wigan,
Mon 28 May

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