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Chorley’s historic house, Astley Hall, is all set to be transformed into an enchanted winter wonderland again with bright coloured lights, music and unique artistic performances. Between 5pm and 10pm on Saturday 24 November Chorley’s historic gem will be lit up in magnificent LED spotlights and hundreds of candles to help mark the start of […]

Sunday 18th November – Farmers’ Market – 10am-2pm One of the original markets in Lancashire. A celebration of fresh ingredients grown or reared locally. Some of the traders have been with us since day one. Farmers and growers are joined by bakers, confectioners and craftsmen and women to make it a great day out. It is […]

Saturday 17th November – The Witching Hour Performance* Join us at Hogthon Tower this November for a performance of The Witching Hour from Don’t Go Into The Cellar! Montague Rhodes James returns with another selection of unsettling tales of antiquarian terror! Brave the horrors lying in wait within “An Episode of Cathedral History”! Witness the spectral […]

Everyone is invited to gather in Chorley town centre on Saturday 17 November to be part of the greatest Christmas lights switch on show. Chorley Council is bringing popular comedian, Zoe Lyons, community acts, circus performers and a fantastic singalong show to Chorley town centre under the theme of the worldwide phenomenon The Greatest Showman, […]

Festive family fun starts right here in Accrington– exclusive ‘Elf’ drive-in movie screening at Accrington and Rossendale College After a hugely successful drive-in screening of Grease in the summer, Accrington and Rossendale College have decided to team up with #AmazingAccrington. Hosting an exclusive drive-in screening of Elf this winter, they will kick-start the festive fun […]

Want to find out if a member of your family fought (or died) in WW1,  take a look at life in the trenches, or sample ‘trench cake’ which was sent from the ration-bound kitchens of Lancashire families to their loved ones fighting in the war?  With interactive displays and hands-on crafts for all the family, […]

Families looking for days out on the run up to Christmas are being told to check out Chorley for a whole host of festive fun and events, including the return of the popular Chorley Winter Wonderland. Chorley Council has organised a fantastic Christmas line-up to keep the whole family entertained with everything from a real […]

Families are invited to Chorley’s Astley Park on Friday 2 November for the return of the town’s fantastic fireworks display and bonfire. Chorley Council is once again organising the family event, which will take place on Astley Park’s playing fields from 6.30pm. On the evening the bonfire will be lit at 7pm and the fireworks […]

People across Chorley are invited to take part in the town’s tributes to remember those who lost their lives serving their country with 2018 having added significance as it marks 100 years since the end of the First World War. The main Remembrance Sunday service and parade will take place on Sunday 11 November with […]

Stargazing at the Tower Wonder and marvel at the stars of the night sky in the beautiful and historic surroundings of Hoghton Tower. Sunday 11th November, 5pm site open & lecture at 6pm Enjoy stargazing at Hoghton Tower on Sunday 11th November for an exclusive astronomical event. A lecture will be given in our beautiful […]