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Great Eccleston Show

Last year 50,000 people enjoyed the sunshine for the Great Eccleston show.  Again this year,on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th July,the weather looks to be set fair. The show should provide something for everyone and justify its reputation as the greatest two day show in the north west. More over if you are a fan of tractor pulling then the Great Eccleston show field is the place to be this weekend. If however you are busy this weekend then check out your dairies for the Garstang show which this year is to be held on Saturday the 2nd August.

We still have limited availability for both weekends.

Blackpool Illuminations

The Blackpool Illuminations Switch -On Festival Weekend is 29-31 August. You can register now for wristbands at  visitblackpool.com/switchon. If  you do not really want to be there for the switch on but are thinking about arranging a trip to view the illuminations in 2014 and do not really want to spend the whole weekend in Blackpool consider a weekend in the country. We are exactly 5 miles from junction 1 on the M55 and this is a 20 minutes drive from there into Blackpool itself. After enjoying the splendour of the lights you can then return to the peace and quiet of our lovely countryside. We have availability for several weekend in September and October. For more details and perhaps some discount on family bookings give me a ring.

Susan   01995 640398

Chipping

Chipping is a charming  picturesque village situated in the Ribble Valley on the edge of the  Trough of Bowland, an area of outstanding natural beauty. It is the ideal place to begin beautiful country walks or just stroll around the village itself. Visit the Brabin’s Art Gallery and tea-rooms with its regular changing exhibits or the 17th century Sun Inn . This pub hosts visitors from all around the world drawn by the story of the ghost of Lizzie Dean. Lizzie Dean was the scullery maid who ended her own life in the attic of the pub when her lover married her best friend on what should have been her own wedding day. Unfortunately you have missed the annual Chipping Steam Fair but there is still the agricultural show on the 23rd August.

Myerscough College Country Fair

The Myerscough College’s Open Day and Country Fair, on 8th June,  is a fun family day out with over 250 popular activities,exciting attractions and interactive demonstrations. The day is also a great opportunity for prospective students to see the beautiful campus at its best and find out more about what Myerscough has to offer and the future careers available. Also look out for Scorton Steam Rally on the 15th June( an ideal day out for Father’s Day).

At the moment we have vacancies for  both weekends but Summer bookings are really taking off at the moment so don’t delay.

Susan

Ribble Steam Railway

Visit the Ribble Valley Steam Railway any weekend between May and September and enjoy a ride on our line. The three mile return trip crosses the dock swing bridge and then along the bank of the river Ribble with unique  views of the City of Preston. However on 15th June (Father’s Day) classic vehicle owners gather on the railway spacious car park for a display of cars,vans and other motor vehicles.  If this seems like an alternative way to spend Father’s day check out our availability for a weekend stay

Harris Museum and Art Gallery

Until  24th May 2014 the Harris Museum and Art Gallery is proud to present an exhibition of the works of Bruce Nauman, one of the most influential artists of our time. This show includes his epic work— Changing Light Corridor with Rooms. This epic work was last exhibited in the UK in 1989. Representing the breadth of his practice from 1970’s to 1990’s and the exhibition features work  focus on body language,word play and repetitive language. This is an important exhibition but the museum is also home many other interesting collections. An excellent wet weather day out.

Preston and the surrounding area is well worth a visit.

John Ditchfield Glasform

Only a few miles away at Pointer House Farm, Singleton, Poulton-le-Fylde is the glass wonderland of John Ditchfied. In the workshop the main furnace glows  24 hours a day. Visitors can watch from a safe viewing area while the master craftsmen use tools and techniques developed over hundreds of years. The studio specialises in decorating glass whilst in its liquid form. There is a showroom of beautiful handmade glass to view and buy if you wish. There are pieces to suit all pockets and no obligation to buy. Many top celebrities have purchased pieces as an investment for the future.

An unusual attraction of a reason to visit the area.

Chipping Steam Fair

Just a little bit of advance warning for this year’s annual Chipping Steam Fair.The event will be held on the 24th ,25th and 26th May. The fair was first held in 1998 to raise money for a new Village Hall in Chipping and such was it’s success that it has been held nearly every year since. The event was cancelled in 2001 due to outbreaks of foot and mouth in the area and again in 2002 due to the weather. However in 2004 it moved to a new showground just outside the village of Chipping and since then it has continued to go from strength to strength and is now the very popular three day event.The vintage tractors and classic cars have become highlights of the show so much so that it is now one of the north west’s premier attractions. Well worth a visit.

We are open for bookings for this weekend and are only about 5 miles away from the showground.

Traditional Egg Rolling

Egg rolling has been a tradition in Avenham Park for hundreds of years.  This year the tradition continues  on Monday 21st April between 11.oo. and 16.00. there will be the usual Easter bonnet competition, live music ,street theatre, free workshops, children’s funfair, food and drink street vendors, a children’s funfair and much much more. The park itself is well worth a visit. Designed by Edward Milner in 1860 ( with a Green Flag award) it is one of the finest examples of  traditional Victorian parkland in the North west. Come and have a look for yourself.

Stonyhurst Country Spring Fair

Stonyhurst Spring fair will take place this year on the weekend 26th to 27th April. This is to build on the success of the fairs held last year. Over seven thousand visitors flocked to the two fairs which were held in 2013. Held predominantly within the main building visitors will be invited to peruse a variety of stalls but with the exclusive  opportunity to  view the historic hall. There will also be a collection of outside exhibitors  enabling visitors to enjoy the beauty of the College grounds. Blow away your winter cobwebs and start your Spring at the Stonyhurst Country Spring Fair.

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