Just one week left to get your picnic baskets ready for Chorley’s Picnic in the Park


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Chorley’s annual Picnic in the Park is back again on 25 June and you are invited to spend a day full of fun, food and family with us in Astley Park.

With the event just around the corner, you have one week left to prepare your baskets and gather your family whilst we bring you the fun.

Chorley Council is working alongside Rock FM to bring you the iconic duo, Sid and Rebecca, from the popular CBeebies’ show Let’s Play, as well as children’s entertainers, top local bands, singers, and more.

Councillor Alistair Bradley, Leader of Chorley Council said: “The annual event in Chorley’s Astley Park, Picnic in the Park, provides a great sense of community for local town’s people and its visitors. The event has always had a great turnout and never fails to put a smile on someone’s face, no matter the weather.

“The free entertainment is one of the many bonuses of this spectacular event as it offers a fun filled day, catering to families and their children. As an iconic day out, the Picnic in the Park introduces the summer in the best way possible.”

The fun starts at 12 noon and will also feature lots of fun activities for children including; sports, games, arts and crafts, meet the animals of Pets Corner and not forgetting the opportunity to explore Astley Hall and the exhibitions in Astley Farmhouse.

Anyone driving to Picnic in the Park is being encouraged to be considerate of the residents of Astley Village and either park at Woodlands car park on Southport Road and use the Ackhurst Lodge entrance to Astley Park or park at one of the town centre car parks, which are free on Sundays and are only a short walk from the Park Road or Queens Road entrances to Astley Park. Hallgate car park will be open for blue badge holders only.

More information on this event can be found at chorley.gov.uk/events or search Picnic in the Park 2017 on Facebook.

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