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Picnic in the Park

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Watch the King's Coronation live on our big screen whilst enjoying your picnic with family and friends. Don't worry if you don't have time to make one. There will be lots of refreshments available on the park including ice cream vans, Perk Me Up Coffee, Bee's Country Kitchen, Candyfloss and Popcorn. Other options can be chosen from CafĂ© Ambio and Barrica In The Park. 

The event will host its classic fun-filled entertainment throughout the day including live entertainmenr from Louby Lou, Punch and Judy, live music and our special guest Sonic The Hedgehog™ who will also be making personal appearances at intervals throughout the day. 

Other activities include a crown making workshop hosted by Foster Careline, face painting, inflatable bouncy castles, soft play truck, bungee trampolines, fairground rides and St Catherine's will also be hosting fun activities for visitors to enjoy (small charges may apply for some activities). 

We are encouraging all visitors to wear red, white and blue for the theme of the event. 

Astley Hall will still be open from 10am until 4pm so why not pay a visit to see some of our fabulous exhibitions with even more history on this special day. 

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Getting to Picnic in the Park


By Car

Use junction 8 off the M61 or junction 28 off the M6. Chorley town centre is easily accessed from the A6, which passes directly through Chorley.


By Bus

Chorley is well-served by bus routes linking the town centre with surrounding villages. The main bus route is the 125/126, which links Chorley to Preston and Bolton. There are also direct bus routes from Greater Manchester, Merseyside and the Lake District.


By Rail

Chorley is on the main train line between Manchester and Blackpool. If you are travelling on a long distance service you will need to change at Manchester or Preston.