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October 2016

Youth Zone Community Day

October 31, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Free

You are invited to a Community Day in the afternoon of Monday 31 October 2016, which will also promote Bright Sparx and the Go4It event. This event is aimed at vulnerable families, giving them the opportunity to engage in their community via various means from positive play with little ones through to sports activities with teenagers. There will be lots of activities on offer and an opportunity for partner agencies to promote their services to families here in West Lancashire.…

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March 2017

Archery Taster Session

March 12, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Rufford Old Hall, 200 Liverpool Road
Rufford, Lancashire L40 1SG United Kingdom
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Free

Sunday 12th March - 11am - 4pm Free event for the family to learn archery.

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April 2017

Dusty’s Giant Easter Duck Hunt

April 1, 2017 @ 9:30 am - April 14, 2017 @ 4:00 pm
Martin Mere, Fish Lane
Burscough, Lancashire L40 0TA United Kingdom
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Free

Saturday 1 April - Monday 17 April WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre has lost some rather special ducks. A number of our GIANT yellow ducks have gone missing and we need children to help us and Dusty Duck find them this Easter holidays as part of Dusty’s GIANT Duck Hunt. Dusty Duck is WWT’s new children’s character, exclusively designed by the world-famous Aardman studios to help us get children closer to nature. This year for the first time Dusty will…

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Open Day at Gorse Hill Nature Reserve

April 2, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Gorse Hill Nature Reserve, Holly Lane
Ormskirk, Lancashire L39 7HB
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Free

Sunday 2nd April 2017 12 noon to 4.30pm   Gorse Hill Nature Reserve Holly Lane, Aughton, Ormskirk L39 7HB Come and visit us at Gorse Hill Nature Reserve.  Admission and car parking are free.  Cabin Wood and the adjoining wildflower hay meadow are open for you to stroll round and enjoy.  Well behaved dogs on leads are welcome. Refreshments will be on sale in the Cabin Café so come and enjoy a cup of tea/coffee and some delicious homemade cake. There…

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Meet the Reptiles

April 16, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Martin Mere, Fish Lane
Burscough, Lancashire L40 0TA United Kingdom
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Free

Sunday 16th April 12 noon - 3pm The North West Reptile Club gives you the opportunity to 'meet and greet' the reptiles in the Lecture Theatre Contact 01704 895181 for more information

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Leisure Lakes Steam & Vintage Vehicle Rally

April 22, 2017 @ 10:00 am - April 23, 2017 @ 4:00 pm
Leisure Lakes, Mere Brow
Preston, Lancashire PR4 6JX United Kingdom
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£7

Over 500 steam, vintage and classic vehicles. For full information about the event, please see Leisure Lakes Steam Rally

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Bee Safari

April 29, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Beacon Ranger Service, Beacon Lane
Wigan, Lancashire WN8 7RU United Kingdom
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Free

Saturday 29th April 2pm - 4pm Find out more about local bees, their importance and what you can do to help them. This walk is free and booking is not required. Contact 01695 622794

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May 2017

Friends of Tarleton Holy Trinity – Scarecrow Festival

May 6, 2017 @ 8:00 am - May 7, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

6th & 7th May 2017 Theme - Movies Sponsored by Pretty Peas Fruit and Veg - entry forms available from the shop scarecrow.tht@gmail.com for more information  

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Open Day at Gorse Hill Nature Reserve

May 7, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Gorse Hill Nature Reserve, Holly Lane
Ormskirk, Lancashire L39 7HB
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Free

Sunday 7 May 2017 12 noon to 4.30pm   Gorse Hill Nature Reserve Holly Lane, Aughton, Ormskirk L39 7HB Come and visit us at Gorse Hill Nature Reserve.  Admission and car parking are free.  Cabin Wood and the adjoining wildflower hay meadow are open for you to stroll round and enjoy.  Well behaved dogs on leads are welcome. Refreshments will be on sale in the Cabin Café so come and enjoy a cup of tea/coffee and some delicious homemade cake. There…

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Newts By Torchlight

May 13, 2017 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Gorse Hill Nature Reserve, Holly Lane
Ormskirk, Lancashire L39 7HB
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£7

Come and see the secret world of newts in Seldom Pond in Cabin Wood. We have Smooth, Palmate and Great-crested newts and in May they are active in their breeding season. Non-LED torches penetrate the surface of the water and you will have a fascinating glimpse into their aquatic world. (We have torches but please bring one along if possible.) Warm outdoor clothing and sturdy footwear are recommended. Car parking is free and the price includes tea/coffee and a slice…

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June 2017

Superhero & Princess Day

June 2, 2017
Farmer Teds Farm Park, Flatman's Lane
Downholland, Lancashire L39 7HW United Kingdom
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Friday June 2nd. Come dressed as your favourite character and experience a day like no other. Farmer Teds, Flatman's Lane, Downholland L39 7HW

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Lion Cert PG 118 min

June 11, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Parbold Picture House, The Village Hall, The Green
Parbold, Lancashire WN8 7DN United Kingdom
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£3.50

Nominated for 5 Baftas. **** “Inescapably moving without going overboard“ Telegraph Director: Garth Davis. Starring: Rooney Mara Nicole Kidman, Dev Patel. The true story of a life lost and found.  

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Wildflower Walk – Longton Brickcroft

June 17, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Longton Brickcroft Nature Reserve, Visitors Centre, Liverpool Rd, Longton, Preston PR4 5YY
Preston, PR4 5YY United Kingdom
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£1

A gentle stroll around the nature reserve looking for and identifying wild flowers. Paths suitable for wheelchairs. Dogs on leads welcome. Meet at the Visitor Centre.

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Ormskirk Dance Festival

June 25, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Coronation Park Ormskirk, L39 3BY United Kingdom + Google Map
Free

A celebration of Dance and music in the park. There will be displays and performances from a variety of local dance and performance groups centred around the parks bandstand.

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Mawdesley Open Gardens

June 25, 2017 @ 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
£5

Various gardens open to the public. Plant stalls and refreshments available at some of the gardens.

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Fences Cert 12A 139min

June 25, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Parbold Picture House, The Village Hall, The Green
Parbold, Lancashire WN8 7DN United Kingdom
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£3.50

Viola Davis – Oscar and Golden Globe – Best Supporting Actress. “Performances delivered with intelligence, power and heart” Empire. Directed by and starring: Denzel Washington with Viola Davis. Pittsburgh, 1950s: an African-American father tries to raise his family, while coming to terms with the events in his life.

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Neighbourhood Watch

June 29, 2017 - July 1, 2017
Mawdesley Village Hall, Hurst Green
Mawdesley, Lancashire L40 2QT United Kingdom
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£8

Mawdesley Amateur Dramatics Society (MADS) is a well established drama group based at  Mawdesley Village Hall in the picturesque village of Mawdesley in Lancashire. The society was created in the early 1970s by members of the local WI. In 1974 after the official opening of the new Mawdesley Village Hall local resident and WI President Jane Forrest was asked to produce a pantomime. This production of Cinderella was so successful that members of the cast decided to form a drama society…

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July 2017

ACTion WALKERS 2017 July-September Programme

July 1, 2017
Aughton Village Hall, Winifred Lane
Ormskirk, L39 5DH United Kingdom
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Circular walks from Aughton Village Hall, Winifred Lane, L39 6SG Walks start at 2.00pm Easy / moderate terrain, leisurely pace, about 5-6 miles long Route will depend on weather and condition of footpaths Walkers are rewarded with a cup of tea at the end Walks and refreshments are free but a small donation for Queenscourt Hospice would be appreciated No need to book, just turn up. The Leaders, Mark & Julia, can be contacted on: actionwalkers@gmail.com

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Westhead Carnival

July 1, 2017 @ 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Westhead Lathom St James’ C Of E Primary School, School Lane, Westhead, Ormskirk,
Lancashire , L40 6HL United Kingdom
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£2

Westhead Carnival is a fantastic afternoon out for all the family. There'll be lots of traditional rides for the kids, loads of craft stalls and the local mayor will be attending to judge the fancy dress competition. The Liverpool pipe band also in attendance alongside a local choir, a dog display, Mr Stix, Kirsty Moss dance troop, and loads more acts, both in the outside arena and inside the marquee. - See more at: https://www.familiesonline.co.uk/local/south-west-lancashire/whats-on/westhead-carnival-2017#sthash.CwXsSbbB.dpuf

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Meadows Day

July 2, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Gorse Hill Nature Reserve, Holly Lane
Ormskirk, Lancashire L39 7HB
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Free

Acre wildflower hay meadow will be open for you to explore and there will also be themed activities for children so come and see the wide variety of wildflowers and grasses that make our hay so sweet! Admission and car parking are free, refreshments (tea/coffee and homemade cakes) will be on sale in our Cabin Café.  Donations are welcome.

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Manchester by the Sea Cert 15 116 min

July 9, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Parbold Picture House, The Village Hall, The Green
Parbold, Lancashire WN8 7DN United Kingdom
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£3.50

Oscar Winner – Best Actor & Original Screenplay. ***** Times, Time Out, Guardian, Metro, Mirror. “Breath taking. A truly incredible piece of cinema.” Guardian. Director/writer: Kenneth Lonergan. Starring: Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams. A man agrees to give a home to his nephew when the boy’s father dies suddenly.  

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ACTion WALKERS 2017 July-September Programme

July 15, 2017
Aughton Village Hall, Winifred Lane
Ormskirk, L39 5DH United Kingdom
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Circular walks from Aughton Village Hall, Winifred Lane, L39 6SG Walks start at 2.00pm Easy / moderate terrain, leisurely pace, about 5-6 miles long Route will depend on weather and condition of footpaths Walkers are rewarded with a cup of tea at the end Walks and refreshments are free but a small donation for Queenscourt Hospice would be appreciated No need to book, just turn up. The Leaders, Mark & Julia, can be contacted on: actionwalkers@gmail.com

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Family Fun Day

July 20, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Eavesdale Neighbourhood Centre, Eavesdale
Skelmersdale, Lancashire WN86AU United Kingdom
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In partnership with Eavesdale Neighbourhood centre and Wellbeing, prevention and early help service.   Come & Join us!

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Animal Mummies Uncovered

July 21, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 11:00am, repeating until July 29, 2017

Museum of Wigan Life, 41 Library St
Wigan, Greater Manchester WN1 1NU United Kingdom
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Free

A myth-busting new exhibition looking at Ancient Egyptian animal mummies which were prepared in their millions as votive offerings to the gods. This nationally touring exhibition features mummified animal specimens such as jackals, crocodiles, cats and birds. Explore the recreated subterranean catacomb and discover more about the Ancient Egyptians. Then try the latest science to learn more about the subject! On tour from Manchester Museum.

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Green Fayre

July 22, 2017 - July 23, 2017
Beacon Country Park, Beacon Lane
Skelmersdale , WN8 7RU United Kingdom
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Free

The Green Fayre is a premier countryside event, celebrating the great outdoors and countryside life. Don't miss demonstrations in a variety of woodland crafts including, chainsaw carving, willow weaving, basket making and hooping. Opening times Saturday 11:00 17:00 Sunday 11:00 17:00  

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Military Themed Family Fun Weekend

July 22, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until July 23, 2017

The day will include Military Vehicles, Military Hospital, A Climbing Wall, Fun Fair for all the family, Tug-of-war, Five–a- side Football matches, Morris Dancers plus other activities for all the family to enjoy.  

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Hidden Figures Cert PG 127 min

July 23, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Parbold Picture House, The Village Hall, The Green
Parbold, Lancashire WN8 7DN United Kingdom
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£3.50

Director: Theodore Melfi   Starring: Octavia Spencer. Kevin Costner. “A warm, lively, often funny depiction of women whose brains and work ethic were indefatigable.” Washington Post. True story of a group of African-American women hired for their maths abilities to be part of the USA’s space programme.

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LIPS THAT TOUCH LIQUOR SHALL NOT TOUCH OURS’ BY VIVIEN MUMFORD.

July 27, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Tarleton Libary, Mark Square
Tarleton, PR4 6TU United Kingdom
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The story of Temperance and Teetotalism in Lancashire. Suggested donation £1 – refreshments available from 10am. Contact no. 01772 812503

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ACTion WALKERS 2017 July-September Programme

July 29, 2017
Aughton Village Hall, Winifred Lane
Ormskirk, L39 5DH United Kingdom
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Circular walks from Aughton Village Hall, Winifred Lane, L39 6SG Walks start at 2.00pm Easy / moderate terrain, leisurely pace, about 5-6 miles long Route will depend on weather and condition of footpaths Walkers are rewarded with a cup of tea at the end Walks and refreshments are free but a small donation for Queenscourt Hospice would be appreciated No need to book, just turn up. The Leaders, Mark & Julia, can be contacted on: actionwalkers@gmail.com

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ACTion WALKERS 2017 July-September Programme

July 29, 2017
Aughton Village Hall, Winifred Lane
Ormskirk, L39 5DH United Kingdom
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Circular walks from Aughton Village Hall, Winifred Lane, L39 6SG Walks start at 2.00pm Easy / moderate terrain, leisurely pace, about 5-6 miles long Route will depend on weather and condition of footpaths Walkers are rewarded with a cup of tea at the end Walks and refreshments are free but a small donation for Queenscourt Hospice would be appreciated No need to book, just turn up. The Leaders, Mark & Julia, can be contacted on: actionwalkers@gmail.com

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August 2017

‘FLOWERS IN MIND’ BY JOAN TWIGGER OF HESKETH BANK

August 1, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Becconsall Flower Club, 37 Station Road
Hesketh Bank, Lancashire PR4 6SQ United Kingdom
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Visitors Welcome.

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Farmers Market

August 5, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cedar Farm Gallery, Back Lane
Mawdesley, Lancashire L40 3SY United Kingdom
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Free

Cedar Farm's Farmers Market offers a huge range of local produce. Make a day of it and enjoy lunch at Cedar Farm Cafe. Free parking!

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Formby Vintage Craft Fair

August 5, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Holy Trinity Church Hall, Rosemary Lane
Liverpool, Merseyside L37 3HA
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Free

Over 30 stalls of vintage; local craft, antiques and collectables. In the heart of beautiful Formby.

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Theatre Production of ‘Heroes’

August 5, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Bank Hall, Liverpool Rd, Leyland
Lancashire , PR26 9AT United Kingdom
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£2

Further details of these events will be posted nearer the Event Date. Adults £2.00 Children under 16 free.  

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ACTion WALKERS 2017 July-September Programme

August 12, 2017
Aughton Village Hall, Winifred Lane
Ormskirk, L39 5DH United Kingdom
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Circular walks from Aughton Village Hall, Winifred Lane, L39 6SG Walks start at 2.00pm Easy / moderate terrain, leisurely pace, about 5-6 miles long Route will depend on weather and condition of footpaths Walkers are rewarded with a cup of tea at the end Walks and refreshments are free but a small donation for Queenscourt Hospice would be appreciated No need to book, just turn up. The Leaders, Mark & Julia, can be contacted on: actionwalkers@gmail.com

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THE WILDFLOWERS OF LANCASHIRE’ BY THE LANCASHIRE WILDFLOWER TRUST’S JOHN BALL

August 15, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Tarleton Libary, Mark Square
Tarleton, PR4 6TU United Kingdom
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Learn about the wildflowers in our local area. Suggested donation £1 – refreshments available. Contact no. 01772 812503

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Pre School Play and Learn (Tarleton) #LancsLearning

August 24, 2017 @ 1:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tarleton Libary, Mark Square
Tarleton, PR4 6TU United Kingdom
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Free

Through a gentle introduction to the Early Years Foundation Stage, you will look at the 7 areas of learning in the EYFS Curriculum, examine each area of learning and identify appropriate activities linked to these areas. You will look at the importance of play and active learning, and how to encourage children to develop their literacy, communication, language and numeracy skills through play and activities. Parents/carers are welcome to attend with their children, preferably one adult to one child. This…

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Bookbinding Tester (Tarleton) #LancsLearning

August 24, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Tarleton Libary, Mark Square
Tarleton, PR4 6TU United Kingdom
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Free

Learn to work with a variety of bookmaking techniques. You will use a wide range of art materials to make unique prints which can be developed into folded or bound books. This session is free but booking is required. Open to all adults over 19. Book your place now 

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West Lancashire Walking Festival – 25th August

August 25, 2017 @ 8:45 am - August 28, 2017 @ 12:00 pm
Beacon Country Park, Beacon Lane
Skelmersdale , WN8 7RU United Kingdom
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Free

This year's Walking Festival runs from 29 July to 28 August and provides walks to suit people of all abilities. There are short, themed, informative walks as well as long distance countryside rambles. A variety of different walk leaders and external organisations work alongside our rangers to deliver the festival, with the aim of providing walks that cover as much of West Lancashire's wonderful countryside as possible. Walks are are open to all but anyone under the age of 14 should be accompanied…

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SUMMER HOLIDAY ART CLUB

August 25, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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This event occurs from 24th July to the 25th August
Rothwell Barn, Rothwell Barn Moss House Lane
Preston, Lancashire PR4 4TD United Kingdom
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£25

Fun and exciting Art and Craft activities to keep children entertained during the school summer holiday. Weekdays from £25 per day. Children taught by a fully qualified Art and Design teacher.

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Elswick Community Garden Fund Raiser and Forest School Day

August 25, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Elswick Community Garden, Tanhouse
Skelmersdale, Lancashire United Kingdom
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Free

Forest school and picnic - bug and butterfly hunt, family fun and games. Raffle, plants, refreshments available.

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ACTion WALKERS 2017 July-September Programme

August 26, 2017
Aughton Village Hall, Winifred Lane
Ormskirk, L39 5DH United Kingdom
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Circular walks from Aughton Village Hall, Winifred Lane, L39 6SG Walks start at 2.00pm Easy / moderate terrain, leisurely pace, about 5-6 miles long Route will depend on weather and condition of footpaths Walkers are rewarded with a cup of tea at the end Walks and refreshments are free but a small donation for Queenscourt Hospice would be appreciated No need to book, just turn up. The Leaders, Mark & Julia, can be contacted on: actionwalkers@gmail.com

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Ormskirk Motorfest

August 27, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Ormskirk Town Centre, Ormskirk Town Centre
Ormskirk, Lancashire L39 2XN United Kingdom
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A fantastic range of about 300 cars and motorcycles will be on static displays around the town centre. In conjunction with the Motofest, Northern has agreed to operate a Sunday service between Ormskirk and Preston to facilitate easy access to the town from the north! Please see the flyers for details. OPSTA will be conducting passenger counts and talking to passengers about their rail travel needs. We are encouraging as many people as possible to use this rare service in…

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Reading Journey Fun (Tarleton) #LancsRJ

August 29, 2017 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Tarleton Libary, Mark Square
Tarleton, PR4 6TU United Kingdom
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Free

Come along on Tuesday afternoon for lots of fun in the Summer holidays and complete some of the Lancashire Reading Journey tasks to earn your stickers This event is free, no ticket required. Visit your local Library from July 15th to sign up for the Lancashire Reading Journey.  This year the challenge is all about collecting characters by completing various tasks.  

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September 2017

Children’s Library Club (Tarleton)

September 4, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00pm on Monday, repeating indefinitely

Tarleton Libary, Mark Square
Tarleton, PR4 6TU United Kingdom
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Free

Come along to the new library club every week for kids 5 to 11 years, get help with homework, help with reading choices, stories and games. Refreshments provided.

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ACTion WALKERS 2017 July-September Programme

September 9, 2017
Aughton Village Hall, Winifred Lane
Ormskirk, L39 5DH United Kingdom
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Circular walks from Aughton Village Hall, Winifred Lane, L39 6SG Walks start at 2.00pm Easy / moderate terrain, leisurely pace, about 5-6 miles long Route will depend on weather and condition of footpaths Walkers are rewarded with a cup of tea at the end Walks and refreshments are free but a small donation for Queenscourt Hospice would be appreciated No need to book, just turn up. The Leaders, Mark & Julia, can be contacted on: actionwalkers@gmail.com

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Heritage Open Day

September 10, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Bank Hall, Liverpool Rd, Leyland
Lancashire , PR26 9AT United Kingdom
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£2

Further details of these events will be posted nearer the Event Date Adults £2.00 Children under 16 free

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Evening Book Club (Tarleton)

September 11, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Tarleton Libary, Mark Square
Tarleton, PR4 6TU United Kingdom
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Free

Why not come along and join in with this informal and friendly group where we read and discuss a lively mix of books? A reading group is a great way of sharing the love of reading and inspiring you to try something different. Lancashire Library provides sets of books to readings groups large and small, for all ages, throughout Lancashire for extended loan periods and you can choose a title every month. See our Reading Groups page for details. You might also…

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HESKETH BANK VILLAGE SHOW

September 16, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
All Saints Hesketh-with-Becconsall Church Hall, Station Road
Hesketh Bank , Lancashire PR4 6SR United Kingdom
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£2.00

SOCIAL EVENING

September 21, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tarleton Holy Trinity Church of England Primary School, 72 Church Rd, Tarleton
Preston , Lancashire PR4 6UP United Kingdom
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Free

Competition: “My Favourite Event of the Summer (and why)” VISITORS WELCOME Contact: Ann Day on 01772 813143 for more information

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ACTion WALKERS 2017 July-September Programme

September 23, 2017
Aughton Village Hall, Winifred Lane
Ormskirk, L39 5DH United Kingdom
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Circular walks from Aughton Village Hall, Winifred Lane, L39 6SG Walks start at 2.00pm Easy / moderate terrain, leisurely pace, about 5-6 miles long Route will depend on weather and condition of footpaths Walkers are rewarded with a cup of tea at the end Walks and refreshments are free but a small donation for Queenscourt Hospice would be appreciated No need to book, just turn up. The Leaders, Mark & Julia, can be contacted on: actionwalkers@gmail.com

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Youth of Burscough – Family and Music Festival

September 30, 2017
Burscough Cricket Club, School Lane
Burscough, Lancashire L40 4AE United Kingdom
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Free

Saturday 30th September at Burscough Cricket Club Spaces are still available for non-profits and charities who would like to raise funds either for their own cause or for our Charity DKMS Call 01704 894914 or admin@burscoughpc.org.uk for more info No charge but donation welcome

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October 2017

Fun Palace’s – Your Free, Local Fun Palace – Ormskirk Library

October 7, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Ormskirk Library, Burscough Street
Ormskirk, Lancashire L39 2EN United Kingdom
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Free

Half Term Pumpkin Fest

October 21, 2017 @ 8:00 am - October 31, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Martin Mere, Fish Lane
Burscough, Lancashire L40 0TA United Kingdom
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With pumpkin carving (extra charge), pumpkin hunt, broomstick flight training & swan spectacular, as well as all the usual family activities. Normal admission applies. Call 01704 895181

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Scarecrow Festival

October 21, 2017 @ 8:00 am - November 5, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Rufford Old Hall, 200 Liverpool Road
Rufford, Lancashire L40 1SG United Kingdom
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See a wonderful display of scarecrows made by the staff, volunteers and local community of Rufford as part of the hall's half term harvest event. This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue. Call 01704 821254 or email ruffordoldhall@nationaltrust.org.uk

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Spookilicious 5

October 28, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Stanley Club, Liverpool Road North
Burscough, Lancashire L40 5TN United Kingdom
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Another Spookilicious time, with fun, dance and treats....or maybe tricks? Attractions include raffle, performances and food.  

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Haunted Autumn

October 29, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Bank Hall, Liverpool Rd, Leyland
Lancashire , PR26 9AT United Kingdom
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£2

Further details of these events will be posted nearer the Event Date Adults £2.00 Children under 16 free

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Stay and Play (Tarleton)

October 30, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Monday and Thursday, repeating until October 30, 2017

Tarleton Libary, Mark Square
Tarleton, PR4 6TU United Kingdom
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Free

Crafts, stories and sing rhymes at this free children's play session. Refreshments provided. No need to book, just come along on the day. Suitable for pre school children.

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Coffee Morning (Tarleton)

October 30, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Monday, repeating until October 30, 2017

Tarleton Libary, Mark Square
Tarleton, PR4 6TU United Kingdom
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Free

Come and join the Friends of Tarleton Library group for their weekly coffee morning. A place to meet people within the local community and talk about local events, businesses or even the weather. You might also be interested in.... The Friends Group are also hosting a series of Monthly talks on the 3rd Tuesday of the month.

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November 2017

Plough firework night

November 3, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - November 4, 2017 @ 7:30 pm
The Plough Lathom, Spa Lane
Ormskirk, Lancashire L40 6JG United Kingdom
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£4.50

The plough inn is hosting its third annual firework display the event is over two days Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th November. The fireworks start at 7.30 and there will be rides, sparklers, face painting, sweet stalls and games for children. There will also be a BBQ, Hog roast and a second bar with draft beer and cask ale on the car park next to the other stalls. Tickets will be sold before the event for £4.00 adults and £2.00…

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Bonfire Night

November 4, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Ormskirk Cricket Club, Altys Lane
Ormskirk, Lancashire L39 United Kingdom
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£5.00

Join the fun at our bonfire and firework display. From 5pm. £5.00 adult, £3.00 child (under 5's free), £12.00 family (2 +2). Tel: 01695 572529

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Bonfire & Firework Spectacular

November 4, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Mawdesley Millennium Green Mawdesley, Lancashire United Kingdom + Google Map
£6.00

Refreshments available. Do not bring your own fireworks. Gates 5:30pm, bonfire lit 6pm, fireworks 7pm (times approx.) Advance tickets adult £5.50, child £3.00, gate tickets £6.50/£4.00 Tel: 01704 822550

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Fun with Maths (Tarleton) #LancsLearning

November 9, 2017 @ 9:15 am - 11:15 am
Tarleton Libary, Mark Square
Tarleton, PR4 6TU United Kingdom
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Free

Through a gentle introduction to maths you will look at how schools teach children and the ways in which children learn. You will look at the importance of play and active learning, and how to encourage children to develop their maths skills through play and activities. This event is free to all adults over 19.

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A Festival of Tales Launch Event

November 18, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Chapel Gallery, St Helen's Road
Ormskirk, Lancashire L39 4QR United Kingdom
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The official Festival of Tales launch will be held at the newly refurbished Chapel Gallery, where you'll be able to: * pick up the Art Trail map to help you find the Ormskirk artworks * read Ormskirk inspired short stories * make your own Ormskirk Oddities * find out about the competitions * sign up for free writing workshops * learn about the free creative activities for all!

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Ormskirk Christmas Lights Switch On

November 24, 2017 @ 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Ormskirk Town Centre, Ormskirk Town Centre
Ormskirk, Lancashire L39 2XN United Kingdom
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Free

Come along to Ormskirk town centre to celebrate the festive cheer and enjoy a variety of magical Christmas entertainment as the Christmas lights are switched on Friday 25th November.  

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December 2017

Mum2Mum Market

December 2, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on December 2, 2017 at 2:00pm

Ormskirk School, Wigan Road
Ormskirk, Lancashire L39 2AT United Kingdom
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A mum2mum market is THE place to a secondhand pushchair, preloved baby clothes and toys- all top quality brands in great condition. We don't just cater for babies!  At your local sale we cater for babies and children up to age 6. Opening times Saturday 24th June 14:00 16:00 Saturday 30th September 14:00 16:00 Saturday 2nd December 14:00 16:00

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National Tree Week & Christmas Crafts

December 3, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Bank Hall, Liverpool Rd, Leyland
Lancashire , PR26 9AT United Kingdom
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£2

Further details of these events will be posted nearer the Event Date Adults £2.00 Children under 16 free

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Fun with Phonics (Tarleton) #LancsLearning

December 14, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 pm
Tarleton Libary, Mark Square
Tarleton, PR4 6TU United Kingdom
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Free

During this free taster you will have the opportunity to explore how children in the Early Years Foundation Stage and reception year are taught to read, spell and write using phonics, so that you are better equipped to support your children with their literacy learning at home. Through a gentle introduction to phonics you will look at how schools teach children and the ways in which children learn. You will look at the importance of play and active learning, and…

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Boogie Bingo

December 16, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Upholland Labour Club, Ormskirk Road
Upholland, Lancashire WN8 0AA United Kingdom
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£6.00

16th December 1 - 4pm Upholland Labour Club Tickets £6 Every child guaranteed a prize Loads of prizes,  face painting, prize raffle Every single penny raised is going to the chequers lane development fund as Skelmersdale youth academy are trying to bring the fields back to their former glory for the teams and wider community To see the fundraising page - please click HERE

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Woodlands Winter Market

December 17, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Woodlands Animal Sanctuary, Woodlands Farm, Sandy Lane
Holmeswood, Lancashire L40 1UE United Kingdom
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Join us at the Sanctuary for our Christmas market and last open day of the year. Featuring: Fun Dog Show | Santa’s Grotto | Meet the Huskies | Christmas Stalls | Elves Reading Corner | Fun Dog Show | BBQ | Vegan Food | Kids Games | Tombola | Elves Treasure Trail | Choir & lots more... Entry is £1.50 for children and £3.00 for adults.

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Family Drop In – Support, Food and Company

December 28, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Park Neighbourhood Centre, Barnes Road
Skelmersdale, Lancashire WN8 8HN United Kingdom
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Free

Park Neighbourhood Centre, Barnes Road, Old Skem will be open on Thursday 28th December 12pm till 3pm for any families that need support, a hot meal, some company.   Christmas can be a lonely and stressful time for families. There will have Key Workers available and access to phones if people need it.   They can offer emotional support if required.   Crafts and games for children. Hot food and refreshments for all.   Everyone welcome!

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January 2018

Family History Help Desk (Tarleton)

January 1 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:00am on day First of the month, repeating until January 1, 2018

Tarleton Libary, Mark Square
Tarleton, PR4 6TU United Kingdom
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Free

At Tarleton library every month No need to book, just come along and get help with any family history research, and we can show you our family history resources available that we've paid for so you don't have to.

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Celebrate Winnie the Pooh Day

January 20 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Tarleton Libary, Mark Square
Tarleton, PR4 6TU United Kingdom
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Free

Come along and celebrate Winnie the Pooh Day with lots of stories, games and activities. Why not bring your own bear with you to join in all the fun! This event is free, but booking is required. For more information, please contact us

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First Aid for Babies and Children – Beginners

January 23 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Parbold Library, The Common
Parbold, Lancashire WN8 7EA United Kingdom
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Lancashire Adult Learning taster sessions at Parbold Library Tuesday 23rd January 9.30 – 11.30 This short course will teach you how to carry out a primary survey and effectively deliver cardiopulmonary resuscitation on a child and baby. It will also help increase your knowledge & skills in recognising & responding to choking.– Adults aged 19+ For more information about Lancashire Adult Learning and the courses they run, please click here http://www.lal.ac.uk/ or contact the Library on 0300 123 6703 to book a place…

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Cat in Shoes

January 25 @ 7:30 pm - January 27 @ 10:00 pm
Liverpool Road Hall Skelmersdale, Lancashire WN8 8BJ United Kingdom + Google Map
£5.00

Thursday 25th, Friday 26th & Saturday 27th January 2018 - 7:30pm Matinee performance on Saturday at 2:30pm

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April 2018

Scrabble Club (Tarleton)

April 21 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Saturday, repeating until April 21, 2018

Tarleton Libary, Mark Square
Tarleton, PR4 6TU United Kingdom
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Free

Come along to our friendly and informal scrabble club. New members welcome. Refreshments provided. No advanced booking required ~ just drop in.  

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Children’s Library Club (Tarleton)

April 23 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00pm on Monday, repeating until April 23, 2018

Tarleton Libary, Mark Square
Tarleton, PR4 6TU United Kingdom
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Free

Come along to the new library club every week for kids 5 to 11 years, get help with homework, help with reading choices, stories and games. Refreshments provided.

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Daytime Book Club (Tarleton)

April 24 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Tuesday, repeating until April 24, 2018

Tarleton Libary, Mark Square
Tarleton, PR4 6TU United Kingdom
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Free

Why not come along and join in with this informal and friendly group where we read and discuss a lively mix of books? The group meets on the last Tuesday of the month. A reading group is a great way of sharing the love of reading and inspiring you to try something different. Lancashire Library provides sets of books to readings groups large and small, for all ages, throughout Lancashire for extended loan periods and you can choose a title…

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Toddler Rhyme Time (Tarleton)

April 27 @ 2:15 pm - 2:45 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:15pm on Friday, repeating until April 27, 2018

Tarleton Libary, Mark Square
Tarleton, PR4 6TU United Kingdom
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Free

Sing-along songs and rhymes with movement and actions for pre-school children from around 18 months upwards. Rhyming is more than just fun, it actually helps young children make connections between sounds and words, encouraging their language development plus the actions help develop motor skills. It will keep your toddler entertained and engaged in learning! You might also be interested in…our Stay and Play sessions on Mondays 10:00-12:00  

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May 2018

Teddy Bear’s Outing

May 20 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
West Lancashire Light Railway, 30 Station Rd, Hesketh Bank
Preston, Lancashire PR4 6SS United Kingdom
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£12

Two engines in steam. There’s a children’s playground, model railways, and hot and cold food. Take a train down the line – but look out for those pesky bears. Unlimited train rides: Family £12, child £3, senior £4.50

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August 2018

Family Storytime

August 11 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Saturday, repeating until January 31, 2019

Tarleton Libary, Mark Square
Tarleton, PR4 6TU United Kingdom
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Free

Come along to our family storytime where we will be reading lots of stories, doing colouring and activities This event is free, no ticket required. For more information, please contact us

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FAMILY MARTIAL ARTS

August 14 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until September 30, 2018

Our Ladys Parish Centre, Hesketh Lane
Tarleton, Lancashire PR4 6AS United Kingdom
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Black Belt Leadership Academy FAMILY MARTIAL ARTS 6.30 pm Every Tuesday Our Ladies Parish Centre Hesketh Lane, Tarleton You can discover the hidden secrets to developing a more focused, confident, self-disciplined and physically fit child - plus find out how to raise a leader NOT a follower! We are confident our programmes will suit you and your family - get in touch now to find out how you can try our classes for free. Contact: 07770 616501

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Little Monsters – Youth club

August 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event that begins at 6:00pm - 8:00pm every Wednesday
Eavesdale Neighbourhood Centre, Eavesdale
Skelmersdale, Lancashire WN86AU United Kingdom
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£1

10-13 year olds £1 per kid Note: Parents must bring children on their first attendance in order to complete registration documents.

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Skelmersdale Soo Bahk Do

August 17 @ 6:15 pm - 8:20 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:15pm on Wednesday and Friday, repeating until May 17, 2019

Ecumenical Centre, Northway
Skelmersdale, Lancashire WN8 6LU United Kingdom
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Family martial arts. Wednesdays and Fridays - 6:15 t0 7:15pm for all grades, 7:20 to 8pm for seniors. Free trial!

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