When Event
09/01/19 to 21/12/19
Samlesbury Hall

Built in 1325, Samlesbury Hall is steeped in fascinating history, retaining its original typical black and white exterior. Enjoy intrigue, witchcraft and centuries of enthralling times gone by throughout their archive rooms. Saved from demolition in the 1920s by six local businessmen, it remains in the care of the Charitable Trust today with the aim of maintaining and keeping open for visitors to enjoy.

From the Tudor priest holes to the Victorian kitchen, the Hall has history from (and for) every age. With the turbulent tales of its Catholic families, witches and the haunting of Lady Dorothy (and other ghost stories), a captivating insight into life from the early 14th to the 21st century is all waiting to be discovered.

The Hall also boasts an award-winning restaurant

Free Admission Free

Admission to the Hall and Ground is free, except on event days when we charge a small admission fee to include the extra entertainment on offer.

01/04/19 to 29/10/19
WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre

Endless blue skies, warm sunshine and thriving wildlife – a trip to Martin Mere in the summer is always unforgettable. With loads of family-friendly activities including GIANT Bionic Bugs during the summer holidays and Animal Magic weekend in September, there really is something for everyone at the centre

01/12/19 to 01/12/19
Crafty Vintage : Christmas Markets : Holmes Mill

Open from 12 noon till 5pm
Over 40 stalls of gorgeous gifts and treats.
Creative Courtyard (outside stalls)
Hustle and bustle at this regular social gathering.
Music TBC
Expect Vintage Vocalists and Accoustic Sets

Free admission - tickets very advisable

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the internal layout and location of the Beer Hall it is necessary to operate a staggered entry system throughout the day to prevent overcrowding, queues building up and maintain a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone. Therefore they recommend you to order your free tickets for the approximate time slot you'd like to arrive by

08/12/19 to 15/12/19
Christmas at Browsholme

Christmas Festivities
Browsholme Hall has been the ancestral home of the Parkers, Bowbearers of the Forest of Bowland since Tudor times. Christmas has been celebrated here for over 500 years. Truly a hidden jewel in the crown of the county palatine of Lancashire.

Today it is still a home and we invite visitors to share the unique atmosphere of an historic house decorated for the family. Visitors will see Christmas trees, garlands, holly and of course ivy that encapsulates the spirit of the festive season. All complemented by the warmth of candlelight and open fires. Guided tours (c.1 hour) are tailored for all ages and interests. The tours captivate all those who enjoy the rich heritage that this unique and ancient Lancastrian home has to offer.

By arrangement the award winning raconteur Simon Entwistle of ‘Top Hat’ tours can also bewitch visitors with ghostly stories and other Lancashire tales of Christmas past. Visitors also have the opportunity to enjoy homemade refreshments in the tearoom within our beautifully restored 18th C Tithe Barn.

14/12/19 to 15/12/19
Great British Food Festival- Christmas Festival


Set inside the beautiful college, join us for a Christmas shopping experience like no other. Food, drink, gift and craft stalls a plenty.
Chef demos and Christmas cheer a plenty!

This event is mostly a Christmas shopping experience inside the buildings, with only a selected number of hot food and bar options outside.

20/12/19 to 21/12/19
Xmas and New Year 80s and 90s at Artisan - Gary Barlow tribute

Graham Davies brings us " Forever Barlow " covering all the Take That hits and the Gary Barlow solo hits. . An excellent night for dancing and singing along to the extremely popular songs such as, Let Me Go & Stronger And there are the too many to mention classics of Take That, Shine, Back for Good & Pray. The list goes on.

12/04/20 to 12/04/20
Clitheroe Triathalon

The Clitheroe Triathlon is a challenging course set in the Ribble Valley. It starts with a 400m pool swim, but the real fun starts on the bike as the 30k ride is ‘lumpy’ and includes the climb up Birdy Brow, onto Longridge Fell. The run is relatively flat compared the the bike ride, it’s 8k out and back on road and should be enough to make you feel happy about reaching the finish line. We get a lot of novices taking part in this event, but it is more challenging than some of our other sprint triathlon events. Don’t let that put you off, it’s an EPIC day out

16/07/20 to 20/06/20
Beat Herder 2020

Way back in 2006, the first Beat-Herder was hot. Hot like hotknives. The land was baked like a biscuit and 1200 people came, enjoyed and partied really hard. There were fewer areas back then. Toil Trees was the epicentre of the throng. We had a tiny stage in the main field; there was Trailer Trash, there was Colin (Still the best Reggae tent of the Northern hemisphere), a witch tent, a naked sauna and couple of hippy food stalls. Since then...a colossal creation of some 16 additional areas for music, 14 bars, 40 + stalls, fairgrounds... the list goes on. Mother Beat-Herder has been busy.