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Get set for Chorley’s Picnic in the Park


Families are being reminded to get their picnics ready and head to Chorley’s Astley Park on Sunday 26 June for an afternoon of free fun and entertainment as Mr Bloom from CBeebies heads to the town’s annual Picnic in the Park event.

Chorley Council has teamed up with Rock FM to bring a fantastic family stage show to Astley Park with two performances from Mr Bloom plus children’s entertainers, a local band, singers and Mr Zip – one of the popular stars of Britain’s Got Talent from a few years ago.

The fun starts at 12 noon and will also feature face painters, a balloon modeller, interactive activities for children including circus workshops, sports, games, orienteering challenges, foosball tables, arts and crafts, meet the animals of Pets Corner and not forgetting the opportunity to explore Astley Hall and the exhibitions in Astley Farmhouse.

Councillor Peter Wilson who is responsible for events at Chorley Council, said: “Picnic in the Park is set to be another great day out for all the family and we know lots of people are looking forward to seeing the fantastic Mr Bloom from CBeebies live on stage in Astley Park.

“We’ve put together another fantastic line-up with plenty of activities going on to keep everyone entertained. If you are driving to the event, please remember that Hallgate car park is for blue badge holders only, so please follow the event parking signs to Woodlands off Southport Road or park in the town centre and enjoy a walk through Astley Park to get to the stage area.

“Come rain or shine, there will be lots going on between 12 noon and 5pm to keep the little ones entertained, so pack up your picnic goodies and come and sing and dance along to Rock FM’s family stage show.”

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.

Picnic in the Park is just one of the many events organised by Chorley Council to give local people and visitors a great day out in Chorley. For more inspiration and ideas for a great day out, check out Chorley’s new online visitor information centre, checkoutchorley.com


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