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Summer Holiday Events in Preston

Crowds on Avenham Park during 2022 Preston Mela event.

Get planning for a summer crammed full of fun events for your holidays in Preston. With a range of family-friendly things to do, both kids and grown-ups can find something to enjoy. Families are catered for with Family Film Wednesdays and every Saturday you will find something going on in the city with the Summer Saturdays programme.

Indoors or outdoors, day or night - whatever entertainment you're looking for this summer, Preston has you covered. 

Making a Mark: Immaterial World

Saturday 23 July: Enjoy crafts tables with items to buy and activities to try, with the theme of recycling/up-cycling on Preston Flag Market.

Outdoor Theatre - Awful Auntie

Sunday 24 July: Catch David Walliams' Awful Auntie adapted for the outdoor stage at Brockholes Nature Reserve.

Pond Dipping

Dates starting from Monday 25 July: Go pond dipping at Brockholes and get up-close with nature.

Wildflower Seed Bomb Making

Dates starting from Tuesday 26 July: Create a flower seed bomb for your garden at home in one of these Brockholes workshops.

The Whale: Plastic Ocean

Saturday 30 July: Puppets, comedy, and music on Preston Flag Market tell the tale of sea creatures and their battle to survive in an ocean full of rubbish.

North West Reptile Meet and Greet

Dates starting from Sunday 31 July: Meet some fascinating reptiles at Brockholes.

Fairy House Making Workshop

Dates starting from Tuesday 2 August: Make your own fairy house for your home or garden at Brockholes.

Encanto Family Film Screening (PG)

Wednesday 3 August: Part of the Family Film Wednesday series, catch a screening of Encanto at the Guild Hall.

LPM Dance Festival

Saturday 6 August: Part of Summer Saturdays on Preston Flag Market, this celebration with dance and participation has something for everyone.

Summer Xplorer Challenge at Brockholes

Monday 8 August - Wednesday 24 August: Explore these new challenges at Brockholes this summer with two family-friendly trails.

Nature Suncatcher Making Workshop

Dates starting from Tuesday 9 August: Make your own sun-catcher for your home in this Brockholes workshop.

Peter Rabbit 2 Family Film Screening (U)

Wednesday 10 August: Part of the Family Film Wednesdays, catch a screening of Peter Rabbit 2 at the Guild Hall.

Makers Market

Saturday 13 August: Makers Market comes to Preston Flag Market with amazing local products.

Butterfly Feeder Making Workshop

Dates starting from Tuesday 16 August: Make your very own butterfly feeder in this workshop at Brockholes.

Circus Skills Workshop

Saturday 20 August: Polish your juggling and clown skills on Preston Flag Market.

Raya and the Last Dragon Family Film Screening (PG)

Wednesday 17 August: Part of the Family Film Wednesdays, catch Raya and the Last Dragon screening at the Guild Hall.

Trolls World Tour Family Film Screening (U)

Wednesday 24 August: Part of the Family Film Wednesday series, catch a screening of Trolls World Tour at the Guild Hall.

Scarecrow Festival

Friday 26 August - Monday 29 August: Discover scarecrows around this unique trail at Brockholes Nature Reserve.

Harris in the City

Saturday 27 August: Join The Harris for a very special fashion event on Preston Flag Market.

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