- Event will mark the historic Coronation weekend
- Children’s entertainment, live music and fire displays just a few of the highlights
- Celebrations are a chance for communities to come together and have fun
Over the upcoming historic weekend in May, people from all over the country will come together to celebrate the Coronation of King Charles III. West Lancashire Borough Council are set to mark the festivities with ‘The Big Picnic’ event held at Beacon Country Park on Sunday 7th May.
The celebrations will kick off at 11am, and throughout the day, families and residents will be welcomed to enjoy a traditional funfair, live music curated by E-Rooms, entertainment and activities.
Local community groups are set to get involved, with Burnt Bananas hosting a fire display and drum dancing. The Skelmersdale Prize Band will keep spirits high with their musical interludes, whilst local dance troupes including Newburgh Morris Dancers and Showbiz Academy will keep toes tapping throughout the afternoon.
There will also be a variety of local traders offering a diverse selection of stalls to browse through.
The Mayor, Councillor Mrs Marilyn Westley, will officially open the newly refurbished Coppice Café at 1pm, and residents will be invited to tuck into the delicious cakes from local baking sensation, Mr Thompson.
Wellbeing activities will boost the mood throughout the day, where families will be encouraged to take part in sports day activities, disc golf, a coconut shy and yoga sessions and the Rangers team will be erecting signage to guide residents from the Concourse up through Elmers Clough and towards the Beacon for those who want to leave the car behind and enjoy a walk to the event.
Simon Kirby, Head of West Lancashire Borough Council’s Wellbeing and Place Services, said: “We’re really excited to host this fantastic event, with plenty of family-friendly activities for all to enjoy.”
“The event will allow us to gather as a community with friends and family, soak up the atmosphere and most of all have some fun whilst we celebrate the Coronation of King Charles III.”
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