Lots of fun in the sun at park

Picnic In The Park returns on Sunday, July 6
Picnic In The Park returns on Sunday, July 6

An “action-packed” summer of fun is being promised as Chorley Council reveals its events for the coming months.

Most of the activities are free and will be held at Astley Park.

They start on Sunday, July 6 with Picnic In The Park, followed on Saturday, July 19, by a mobile farm outside the Coach House offering people the chance to learn about animals.

A big drum day, with drumming and dancing led by Grupo SambAfriq, will be held on Sunday, August 3.

On Saturday, August 16, there will be an outdoor theatre performance of Macbeth.

The following day, Chorley Remembers will hold a First World War day with war-themed activities.

A charity dog show will be held on Sunday, August 24, followed by an outdoor performance of Peter Pan And The Lost Boys on Sunday, August 31.

Coun Peter Wilson, deputy council leader, said: “We had a fantastic turnout for our events last year and people are always telling us they want to see more events taking place, so we wanted to make sure we offered another action-packed summer programme.

“We’ve picked out the best events and are making them even better by working with other groups and organisations and including more entertainment and activities. So whether you’ve been before or not, I’d urge people to come along with family and friends and enjoy what’s on offer.”