School holiday clubs in Lancashire 2018

Still looking for holiday clubs to occupy your children over the six-week break? Try these:
Some of the families involved.

Blackpool families participate in parenting course

Groups of Blackpool parents have succesfully taken part in a nine-week parenting course designed to develop skills to communicate with their children and address challenging behaviour.

Venture out for a homemade picnic

10 cheap family hacks for fun in the sun

With the summer holidays just a week away penny-saving mums are compiling their top tips to help families save their cash on days out.

Bowland Wild Boar Park, Chipping

Family days out: Bowland Wild Boar Park

Situated in the heart of the Forest of Bowland National Park it sits on the banks of the River Hodder. Surrounded by fells and woodland teeming with wildlife and wildflowers it is a great family day out for those who enjoy fresh air, fun in the outdoors or simply want to explore the countryside.

Save our Stories rescue ship

Family fun for all at ‘Marvellous’ event in Stanley Park

The fun-packed Wordpool’s Most Marvellous Family Day is back for its 12th year, with circus skills, giant sun birds and strolling trees.

Prince George playing with a toy gun

Many nurseries banning toy weapons, poll finds

The days of "cops and robbers" may be in the past for many young children, as most nurseries are now banning them from bringing in and playing with toy weapons, according to a poll.
New savings scheme will help parents

North West firm backs bid to cut cost of school uniforms

Parents of older kids have to pay VAT on some school items – but a tax change could save them money.

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Kirkham and Rural Fylde FC

Storyhomes donates funds to charities in Kirkham, Preston and Lancaster

A housebuilder has committed to supporting six North West charities and community groups which applied for funding.


The countdown is on as Garstang gears up for the county's first ever ice cream festival

Lancashire is licking its lips ahead of Garstang’s first ever ice cream festival – with less than three weeks now until the big day is set to bring thousands of people in to the market town.

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The High Sheriff of Lancashire Anthony Attard hosts a high tea for Mayors and their Consorts at Hoghton Tower

Lancashire's mayors enjoy welcome celebration at Hoghton Tower

Lancashire’s new mayors were welcomed to the fold by this year’s High Sheriff Anthony Attard at a special celebration event.
Lucy Fallon

Soap stars scouted out to be skills ambassadors

Blackpool Scouts have announced two new famous faces set to help support their work - with actresses Nicola Thorp and Lucy Fallon becoming ambassadors.
TV and Film
Peppa Pig's Adventure sees Peppa and pals head off on a camping trip

REVIEW: Peppa Pig's Adventure, Grand Theatre, Blackpool

Watching your two-year-old daughter’s face light up with glee, when the pre-schoolers’ heroine Peppa Pig steps onto the stage is a moment every parent should experience.

Theatre and Comedy
Cancer survivors George and Sandra Turner

Cancer Help in Ribbleton and Garstang celebrates 30 years: How its support has helped others

As Cancer Help marks its 30th year, Natalie Walker talks to cancer survivors and patients who have needed the support of the charity's services.
The cast of Peppa Pig's Adventure

Time for a Pepp talk with kids' TV favourite

She’s a mega star of pre-school TV - and she’s coming to Blackpool this weekend... Snort!

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Alpacasare part of the Camelidae family, which includes llamas, guanacos and vicunas from South America.

Have a alpaca walking

The Alpaca from Peru may well be known as pack animals and their fleece highly valued for its silkiness but they make great pets too and animal lovers are taking advantage of getting up close and personal with these lovable, sensitive and intelligent creatures

Northern Ballet's Ugly Duckling

Ballet for babies

Based on the famous Hans Christian Andersen fairytale, Northern Ballet bring their original children’s ballet the Ugly Ducking to Blackpool this week.

Jorgie Rae Griffiths

Mystery person donates £44,000 to help Wesham girl Jorgie Rae Griffiths get cancer treatment

The family of a three-year-old with cancer is now almost half way to their fund-raising target for life saving treatment, following a mystery donation of £40,000.
The Plough at Freckleton held a family fun day in aid of The Space Centre in Preston

The Plough at Freckleton hold superheroes day for The Space Centre, in Preston.

Staff at The Plough at Freckleton turned into superheroes for the day to raise £1,000 for The Space Centre, in Preston.

Emily and Francesca Clifford, of Newton, with their mum Denise

Newton and Kirkham sisters took on Rosemere's Walk in the Dark in memory of their mum

When two sisters joined the Girl Guides, they made their promise to do their best and serve the community – a vow that now stands as a shining tribute to their mum, a former division and district guide commissioner, who they lost last summer.

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Preston and Kirkham mum marks end of cancer treatment by doing Race for Life

A Preston mum is celebrating being given the all-clear by doctors by taking part in Race for Life to raise funds for Cancer Research UK.

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