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Chorley FM Entertains Visitors at Picnic in the Park!

Written by on 14/06/2018

Chorley FM had a great time entertaining visitors to the Picnic in the Park event on 3rd June!


Crowds enjoying Chorley FM at Picnic in the Park

Crowds enjoying Chorley FM at Picnic in the Park


Thousands of people made their way to Astley Park on Sunday 3rd June to enjoy the Picnic in the Park event which was described by many as ‘the ‘busiest they’ve ever seen’.

Chorley Council hosted the event, which drew ‘Check Out Chorley Week’ to a close and saw families and friends enjoy their picnics and join in with community-based activities.

Councillor Alistair Bradley, Leader of Chorley Council said:

“Our Picnic in the Park event was once again a huge success and it was great to see so many smiling faces enjoying the activities on offer in Astley Park. We had a host of different activities available on the day and Chorley FM came along and played music in the park which really added to the event”

“We love putting on events for our residents and visitors. We hope that people will continue to check out Chorley and see what is on offer.”


This year’s Picnic in the Park had more community-focused entertainment with Chorley FM playing music on the lawns of Astley Hall and lots of fun activities including sports, games, arts and crafts, pony rides, football challenges, a climbing wall, Punch and Judy shows and more. Visitors also had the opportunity to meet The Gruffalo and for a small charge, children enjoyed some small fairground rides, bouncy castles and face painting.

Plus, the Chorley 100 exhibition in Astley Coach House was open for people to explore.


We certainly enjoyed broadcasting live from the event. We handed out Chorley FM goodie bags, playing some fabulous summer music and entertaining the visiting families!


Chorley FM at Picninc in the Park

Chorley FM presenter Eric Vickers at Picnic in the Park

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