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Blackstick Blue 10K race

The Blackstick Blue 10K road race will be held at 10.00a.m. on Sunday 10th May from Whitechapel Chapel Village Hall ( down load an entry form from Whitechapel School website. There will also be a 1k ish race leaving at 10.10 a.m. where all under 15 competitors will receive a medal. You could view this as a training event for greater things or just an opportunity to enjoy the views over the Bowland Fells. Come along spectate or participate!!!

We still have limited availability for this weekend

Whittingham Beer and Sausage Festival

The third Whitttingham beer and Sausage Festival will be held from Friday 1st May to Sunday 5th May. there will be 10 varieties of gourmet sausages to choose from and more than 60 varieties of beer and cider.Open from 7 pm to 11 pm on Friday and from 1 pm to 11 pm on both Saturday and Sunday. There is a different live band playing each afternoon and evening. Admission is £5 but this includes a commemorative glass which allows you entry back into the festival on any day. but the really good news is that all profits  made from this event goes to charity so an even greater reason to attend. We are only a couple of miles from Goosnargh and still have limited availability for this bank holiday weekend.

The Great British Food Festival

The Great British food festival is back at Stonyhurst College. It will be held from 10a.m. on Friday 10th April until 5p.m. on

Sunday 12th April. For this year 2015 this event will also incorporate The Stonyhurst Spring Fair. The perfect recipe for a fun,foodie day out for all the family. Check out the web site www.greatbritishfoodfestival/stonyhurst for further details. Tickets can be purchased through the web site or Travel Zoo has a deal which seems to offer particularly good value for families on Friday. It would also appear to be possible to book half price tours of the college itself on these dates. We still have some limited availability over this week-end.

Ribble Steam Railway

Situated down on Riversway Docklands is Ribble Steam Railway, just head towards to Preston and follow the signs for the docklands. The railway operates most weekends from March to October but usually has special events planned for Easter and Bank Holiday weekends. There are also opportunities to get hands on with several exhibits in the spacious indoor museum. Once you have explored the delights of the steam railway move round to the dock area itself and enjoy the picturesque scene of all the variety of  moored boats. Cross on the swing bridge and if your lucky catch sight of boats setting sail on the tide. Altogether another very pleasant day out.

The Lancashire Market

Saturday 4th April—-The Lancashire Market 10a.m. to 4p.m.  Preston city centre is the home of the Lancashire Market, the North West’s biggest street market featuring the very best red rose produce. The market rolls into town on Easter Saturday the 4th April from 10a.m. to 4p.m. and as always is free to attend. For more information  www.visitlancashire.com and check out other activities which are happening around the local area over the Easter break. We still have a little availability so give us a ring to check this out.

Ring   01995 640398 and ask for Susan

Visit Garstang

With the start of British Summer time next weekend this could be the perfect excuse to plan a short break away. For myself, the location of a good place to stay means lots of things to do, places to visit without too much extra travelling. We are only a few miles away from Garstang, a popular market town o the banks of the River Wyre.The town has a population of 5000 and is a true mixture of the old and the new, with historic buildings and medieval weinds, alongside contemporary shops and services. Look out for the leaflet containing” The Garstang Heritage Trail” which provides a guided walk around the town and can be adapted to different duration. The local tourist information centre has a whole host of additional leaflets and information on other places of interest. Come and enjoy.

Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Just picked up a leaflet advertising half price wristbands for Blackpool Pleasure beach on Saturdays and Sundays until 22nd March. These must be booked in advance on-line. This is an opportunity to enjoy the thrill and spills of over 125 rides and attractions plus Nickolodeon Land all for £15. Check this out at blackpoolpleasurebeach.com.

 

Garstang Spa Day with massage and facial for £39

Just noticed on Travel Zoo an offer for the recently opened Acresfield Health Club and Spa in Garstang. This new spa was only opened in June 214 and is offering a spa day and choice of treatments for only £39 or better still £75 for two.  You can choose between two express options or a 60 minute package. The club boasts a gym, swimming pool, sauna, steam room, jacuzzi and an experience shower. You can also intersperse this with a free hot drink  at the on site Bistro. Enjoy a day at the spa and then complete your treat with a lovely meal and then an overnight stay at Isles Field Barn. Ideas for a Valentine’s surprise, Mothering Sunday Present or an excuse for an Easter break. Check it out.

It’s National Breakfast Week

Just in case you did not realise this week is National Breakfast Week and that is just the meal that we pride ourselves on serving to perfection. We use fresh local bacon and sausage from independent retailers. Our returning guests joke that it is the “all day breakfast” but served with a smile from 7a.m to 9a.m. If you enjoy starting your day with the good Old Fashioned English breakfast then come and visit us. But don’t worry we can supply a variety of tasty alternatives and vegetarians or those with special diets do not need to feel left out.

Valentine’s Day

The days seem to be flying by and its now less than a month to Valentine’s Day. We have a lovely quiet rural location perfect for that romantic evening but we are also fortunate to have several good quality pubs and restaurants near by. These provide excellent local produce freshly cooked and served. Look out for Goosnargh duck, Kirkham’s farmhouse Lancashire cheese, Bury black puddings and Glasson Dock smoked salmon. But leave room for our breakfast sausages supplied by our independent local butcher.

Check out availability but remember it will also soon be Mothering Sunday and then Easter all calender events worthy of a celebration.

Susan