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Picnic in the Park

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People are being encouraged to check out Picnic in the Park on Sunday 3 June as part of a dedicated Check Out Chorley Week.

Chorley Council is once again hosting the popular family event which this year will be more community focused and will draw Check Out Chorley Week to a close.

Councillor Peter Wilson, Deputy Leader of Chorley Council said: “Our Picnic in the Park event has always been popular amongst families and we’re looking forward to hosting this day of fun once again.

“This year the event is slightly different to previous years and will be more community focused, getting people involved in a variety of activities.

“Picnic in the Park is part of a dedicated Check Out Chorley Week which encourages people to visit the borough and check out its many beautiful attractions and exciting events.”

This year’s Picnic in the Park will see more community-focussed entertainment with Chorley FM playing music on the lawns of Astley Hall and lots of fun activities including sports, games, arts and crafts, pony rides, football challenges, a climbing wall, Punch and Judy shows and more. There will also be the opportunity to meet The Gruffalo and for a small charge, children can enjoy some small fairground rides, bouncy castles and get their face painted.

If you don’t have time to pack your own picnic, food will be available from Café Ambio on the day, or why not contact The Bee’s Country Kitchen at Chorley’s Covered Market and arrange for a picnic.

On the day you can also explore Astley Hall and the Chorley 100 exhibition in Astley Coach House.

Anyone driving to Picnic in the Park on Sunday 3 June is being encouraged to be considerate of the residents of Astley Village and 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.

A free picnic park and ride bus service will be running continuously throughout the day between the town centre and Hallgate from 10.45am until 3.30pm. Anyone wishing to use the service can catch the town centre bus from the bus stop on Union Street outside of Booths.

Hallgate car park will be open for blue badge holders only with limited spaces available.

For more information on Picnic in the Park and activities taking place during Check Out Chorley Week as well as ideas on places to visit and things to do in Chorley, visit checkoutchorley.com

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