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What's On: Summer Holidays

Date Tuesday 31 July 2018 - Sunday 02 September 2018
Time 10:00am
Location Preston, Preston, PR1 2PP
Cost £Various

Boy sliding down inflatable slide.

Preston has events to keep you busy and entertained this Summer...

Stuck for something to do over the Summer holidays? Preston's array of events have you covered. Whether you're after something to do in the city centre or more further afield, there's plenty family-friendly ways to fill your days.

There's more than just events to keep you busy over the holidays, why not see our things to do for inspiration.

Xplorer Challenges

The Xplorer challenge is both fun and educational for young children and older. Collect your map for free and go exploring in Avenham Park or Haslam Park to complete this navigational activity.

The Xplorer challenge for Avenham Park takes place on the following date:

  • Thursday 30 August, 10am-12pm

The Xplorer challenge for Haslam Park takes place on the following date:

  • Wednesday 22 August, 10am-12pm

For more details about these events visit Xplorer.

Preston city centre

The city centre is buzzing this Summer. Not only is there a packed programme of Summer Saturdays on Preston Flag Market and in The Harris, there's also a variety of fun park events to look forward to.

The Wind in the Willows - Miller Park

Monday 27 August - Friday 31 August, 12pm-1.30pm and 2.30pm-4pm

Gather round the circular fountain in Miller Park and follow Toad, Ratty, Mole and Badger on their tale of life on the River Bank and in the Wild Wood. The outdoor performance is great entertainment for the whole family, you can even bring a blanket and picnic and make a day of it.

This event takes place on a selection of dates and booking is required. For more details see The Wind in the Willows.

Moor Park Get Together - Moor Park

Sunday 2 September, 11am-2pm

Head to Moor Park for a free day of fun for all the family. There will be a range of activities and fun things to do as well as an ice cream van for a cheeky treat.

For more details see Moor Park Get Together.

Outside Preston city centre

The fun continues in the surrounding areas of Preston's city centre. There are plenty opportunities to get up close with nature as well as quirky and entertaining activities.

Fun with Betsy Bumblebee - Samlesbury Hall

Monday 30 July - Thursday 30 August, 10.30am onwards

Betsy Bumblebee will be at Samlesbury Hall this Summer, bringing a new and hilarious story to tell. On top of this, there are also children's crafts, treasure hunts and original stories in a 14th century hall.

For more details see Summer Holiday fun with Betsy Bumblebee.

Forest School Family Fun - Brockholes

Thursday 23 August, 2pm-4pm

Experience Brockholes' Forest School as a family. There will be plenty outdoor activities, building confidence and abilities in the great outdoors.

For more details see Forest School Family Fun.

Wild Families: Art Attack - Brockholes

Friday 24 August, 2pm-4pm

Fancy doing something creative this half term? Brockholes offers a great craft session, combining the outdoors with arts and crafts.

For more details see Wild Families: Art Attack.

Map addresses for What's On Summer Half Term

  • Avenham and Miller Parks, South Meadow Lane, Preston, PR1 8JT.
  • Moor Park, Moor Park Avenue, Preston, PR1 6AS.
  • Samlesbury Hall, Preston New Road, Samlesbury, Preston, PR5 0UP.
  • Hoghton Tower, Hoghton, Preston, PR5 0SH.
  • Brockholes, Preston New Road, Preston, PR5 0AG.