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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 - 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 - 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 - Formby - Chasing the tide at Lifeboat Road
Join us on a walk to chase out the tide and investigate marine life around the Ionic Star shipwreck. All ages are welcome. Ticket 5. Booking online essential. Booking Essential. Phone: to leave a message 01704 878591. Children should be accompanied by an adult. Assistance Dogs only are welcome.
Formby
Sat 26 May

More details - Formby - Seawatch at Lifeboat Road
Join us on the dunes at Lifeboat Road to look out for marine mammals. Bring binoculars and scopes if you have them, we will have a limited number to loan. All ages are welcome. Free event. Booking Essential. Phone: to leave a message 01704 878591. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Formby
Fri 1 Jun

More details - Formby - Family Footprints at Formby
Dip into the fascinating story of Formby’s prehistoric footprints and search for traces on the foreshore with your younger friends and family. Ideal for 8 to 12 year olds. Booking online is essential. Booking Essential. Phone: on-line. Children of all ages welcome, accompanied by an adult.
Formby
Sun 3 Jun

More details - Formby - Formby Footprints Walk
Discover the fascinating story of Formby’s prehistoric footprints and search for traces on the foreshore with one of our archaeology experts. Booking Essential. Phone: to leave a message 01704 878591. Children aged 12 and over welcome. Dogs on leads welcome.
Formby
Wed 6 Jun

More details - Formby - Treasures and Castles
Explore the shore, from shells to shark eggs, with a beach hunt along the sandy Sefton Coast. Collect amazing treasures washed up and decorate your own sand castle... Booking Essential. Phone: to leave a message 01704 878591. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Assistance Dogs only are welcome.
Formby
Sat 16 Jun

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 - 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 - 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 - The Something New Show
The Something New Show returns! Up this month we have Rosie Fleeshman. Rosie writes witty, thought-provoking and brutally honest poetry. She is the co-runner of SPEAK, a diverse spoken word night in the heart of Manchester. She is a multi slam winner and the reigning Great Northern Slam Champion.
Bailiff Bar, The Old Courts, Crawford Street, Wigan,
Thu 24 May

More details - LIONESS - The Amy Winehouse Experience
Amy Winehouse was without doubt one of the most influential, notorious and wonderfully talented singer-songwriters the UK has produced in a generation. Her meteoric rise from Camden local with bags of potential to worldwide superstar was something to behold.
Grand Vault, The Old Courts, Crawford Street, Wigan
Fri 25 May

More details - FNL: Mosley Bar | Salvador | Aviso |
Join us in the Bailiff Bar for Friday Night Live one last time before we move upstairs! Our very first Friday Night Live headliners - Mosley Bar return to end it as we started.
Bailiff Bar, The Old Courts, Crawford Street, Wigan,
Fri 25 May

More details - XSLF
XSLF started in 2013 when ‘Stiff Little Fingers’ Henry Cluney and Jim Reilly met again after years apart and realised the passion to perform still raged on.
Grand Vault, The Old Courts, Crawford Street, Wigan,
Sat 26 May

More details - The Bob Dylan Experience
There are certain mandatory artists in any record collection, Bob Dylan is one of them. The Old Courts are excited to welcome The Bob Dylan Experience - The most sincere, heartfelt and accurate homage to the brilliant man himself who has written timeless hit music for decade upon decade.
Grand Vault, The Old Courts, Crawford Street, Wigan,
Sat 26 May

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,
Sun 27 May

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

More details - Make My Own Pinata!!!!!
Who doesn’t love craft! Who doesn’t love to whack a pinata! Join us in The Victorian Courtroom to make your very own paper mache Pinata. Choose from either a summer bee or sunny chick design and off you go with help from our brilliant professional artist.
Court Room, The Old Courts, Crawford Street, Wigan,
Tue 29 May

More details - The Gruffalo!
Guess who’s coming to The Old Courts? In association with ‘Say Two Productions’ we are excited to bring you a half term performance of ‘The Gruffalo’ We take you on a journey through the story of the cumbersome, cuddly Gruffalo, his exciting, funny adventures and his encounters with the mouse walking through the...
Theatre, The Old Courts, Crawford Street, Wigan,
Wed 30 May

More details - FNL: Big Bambora | Mazebound | + more tba
Bickerstock, Deaf Institute and Mad Friday headliners Big Bambora return, expect huge sounding anthemic tunes and tight harmonies from this high energy indie rock and roll quartet.
Grand Vault, The Old Courts, Crawford Street, Wigan,
Fri 1 Jun

More details - Acoustic Roots - Brooks Williams
We are delighted to welcome Brooks back to Acoustic Roots for his second solo appearance with us. If country blues and Americana had a love-child it would be Brooks Williams, A mean finger-picker, a stunning slide guitarist and a singer with a voice, according to AmericanaUK - “that you just melt into.
Court Room, The Old Courts, Crawford Street, Wigan,
Sat 2 Jun

More details - BLUES: Snakewater
Rising stars of the UK Bluesrock scene, Snakewater are fronted by 24 year-old Bobby Grant who attracts adulatory attention for his incendiary playing.
Bailiff Bar, The Old Courts, Crawford Street, Wigan
Sat 2 Jun

More details - Tallula Vintage
Join us in the splendour of The Victorian Courtroom for the latest vintage extravaganza from Tallula Vintage. Browse the exquisite handmade items and accessories and an incredible range of vintage must-haves.
Bailiff Bar, The Old Courts, Crawford Street, Wigan,
Thu 7 Jun

More details - Northern Uproar
The Old Courts are delighted to welcome Northern Uproar with support from local lads Pink Shirts For Pale People and Jon Peet.
Grand Vault, The Old Courts, Crawford Street, Wigan,
Fri 8 Jun

More details - Pink Floydian
Pink Floydian are one of the most accurate Pink Floyd tribute bands in the UK today. Gathered together from the cream of the Northwest’s Floyd-loving musicians, they deliver over two and a half hours of Pink Floyd classics.
Grand Vault, The Old Courts, Crawford Street, Wigan
Sat 9 Jun

More details - Open Mic Poetry
Open mic poetry session hosted by Wigan-based poet Louise Fazackerley. Come down, make yourself known, get yourself heard or just enjoy the work of others.
Court Room, The Old Courts, Crawford Street, Wigan,
Thu 14 Jun, Thu 12 Jul

More details - FLEETWOOD BAC
The Rumours are true: Fleetwood Bac are coming to The Old Courts! Support on the night comes from the soulful vocals of local acoustic singer/songwriters; Andy Stonier and Jon Peet.
Grand Vault, The Old Courts, Crawford Street, Wigan,
Fri 15 Jun

More details - NORTHERN SOUL AND MOTOWN
We’re back for another top night of music and dancing. Resident DJ Deano & accomplices will keep you buzzing until the little hours with the very best in classic Northern Soul & Motown. Great music, great people, no hassle, no problem! See you there!
Grand Vault, The Old Courts, Crawford Street, Wigan,
Sat 16 Jun

More details - Pantonic All Stars Steel Orchestra
Live steel music performance by this popular youth group from Stockport
Market Street, Wigan
Sat 16 Jun

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 - 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
Today, 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 - "Bazaar and Rummage" at Wigan Little Theatre
Written by: Sue Townsend Directed by: John Churnside Gwenda, an ex-agoraphobic, leads a self-help group of three who have been unable to leave their homes for a variety of reasons. She forces them to help at a local bazaar, enlisting the support of a trainee social-worker.
44 Crompton Street, Wigan (corner with Orchard St opposite Sams Bar, if your sat nav can’t find it)
Tue 22 May to Sat 26 May, Mon 28 May to Sat 2 Jun

More details - Arrive ’n’ Drive Karting for Families - Bank Holiday Monday 28th May 10am until 4pm
"Our Family Arrive ’n’ Drive days are special events when all of the family from ages 8+ can try their hand at karting. Different circuits and karts are offered to suit different ages: 8-11 years use the Cadet Loop, 12-15 and 16+ years use the Junior Circuit.
Three Sisters Circuit, Three Sisters Road, Ashton-in-Makerfield, Wigan,
Mon 28 May

More details - Sisley Junior Kart School - ages 8-15 years
The renowned Sisley Kart Racing School was launched at the awesome Three Sisters Circuit in Wigan over Easter. Available for ages 8-11 years and 12-15 years, there are three levels of tuition, starting with the Novice Kart Lesson, where no previous experience is required.
Three Sisters Circuit, Three Sisters Road, Ashton-in-Makerfield, Wigan,
Tue 29 May

More details - Arrive ’n’ Drive Karting for ages 8-15 years
Looking for the ultimate half term experience? Arrive ’n’ Drive sessions for ages 8-15 years offer twenty minutes of karting fun in a safe and controlled atmosphere. Either turn up on the day or reserve your space to avoid any queuing. £25 per person Running on 29th, 30th and 31st May 2018.
Three Sisters Circuit, Three Sisters Road, Ashton-in-Makerfield, Wigan,
Tue 29 May

More details - Wedding Open Day at BEST WESTERN Park Hall Hotel, Chorley
Don’t miss your opportunity to view Park Hall Hotel’s fantastic wedding venue and grounds and meet our friendly wedding coordinators to help plan your special day.
Park Hall Hotel, Charnock Richard
Wed 23 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 - Limehouse Lizzy
Limehouse Lizzy continue to keep the spirit of Celtic rock icon Philip Lynott and his band Thin Lizzy alive, well and dominating stages worldwide. The band have also added a tribute into their show to ex-Thin Lizzy guitarist (and world renowned solo artist) Gary Moore.
The Citadel Arts Centre, Waterloo Street, St Helens
Fri 25 May

More details - Keepy Uppy (2:30pm Performance)
Join tutti frutti as they celebrate the joy of the beautiful game and ignite children’s imagination with visual and physical storytelling. Keepy Uppy is a play for the 2018 world cup year, for football fans, children and families.
The Citadel Arts Centre, Waterloo Street, St Helens
Sun 27 May

More details - Keepy Uppy (11:30am Performance)
Join tutti frutti as they celebrate the joy of the beautiful game and ignite children’s imagination with visual and physical storytelling. Keepy Uppy is a play for the 2018 world cup year, for football fans, children and families.
The Citadel Arts Centre, Waterloo Street, St Helens
Sun 27 May

More details - St Helens Church Square
Back again, due to popular demand. Our Marquee is in the centre of Town opposite the entrance to Marks & Spencer. Very busy event with prime location. Car parking is 2 minutes walk away at a cost of £3.50 per day. (Correct at time of printing).
St Helens, Merseyside
Tue 22 May to Sat 26 May

More details - Cancer Research UK Race for Life Wigan 5K
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.
Haigh Hall
Wed 23 May

More details - Shouldn’t Throw Stones – The View of a Night Watchman: A Photography Exhibition By Kevin Casey
The view of a Night Watchman, is the culmination of a two-year project undertaken by artist Kevin Casey.
Alexander Business Park (Tower Reception) Prescot Rd St. Helens
Sat 26 May, Sun 27 May, Sat 2 Jun, Sun 3 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 26 May, Sat 2 Jun, Sat 16 Jun, Sat 7 Jul, Sat 21 Jul

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