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Cappuccino’s are hosting an open day for our local martial arts club on Saturday 5th March. There will be plenty of fun activities for the kids and an opportunity for you to ask the owners, Heidi and Mike, what the club is all about!

Leading Martial Arts

Leading Martial Arts is a local, family-ran martial arts club, comprising of parents, Heidi and Mike, and their daughter and son. The family teach a fusion of karate and kickboxing to children of all ages and abilities, starting with a cubs class for 4 to 6 year olds. From there, students can progress to the foundation class for 6+ year olds and advanced and senior classes for older, more experienced children. You can even train together as a family for some adrenaline-fuelled quality time! And, of course, there’s the opportunity to progress through the belts, so your children can reap the rewards for their hard work.

Benefits of Martial Arts

Some parents might be hesitant about sending their children to a martial arts class, as they’re worried it’s too violent or their child could get hurt. That couldn’t be further from the truth! Martial arts is an incredibly disciplined sport and Leading Martial Arts place an emphasis on the core values of respect, courtesy, humility and ambition. Their classes focus on improving the speed, flexibility and technique of their students, and always put safety first. 

Just check out some of the benefits practicing martial arts has for your child:

  • Self-defence – your child will learn vital self-defence skills in a controlled and safe environment, so that they can counter attacks.
  • Improved fitness- martial arts is one of the few exercises that really works the full body! Martial arts, and especially kickboxing, involves constant motion, from your legs, to your core, to your arms. This makes for a sweaty workout that really improves fitness.
  • Improved physical skills – martial arts isn’t just about being strong or fast, it requires skill and technique to be successful. This will improve children’s coordination, timing, balance and flexibility as well.
  • Mental strength – this is perhaps one of the most important benefits of martial arts for children. Mastering martial arts requires determination, resilience and self-belief – all skills that your children will need in their everyday life as they grow up.

And all of this is done in a fun, child-friendly environment, which they’ll look forward to attending each week!

What to Expect on the Day

We’ve put together a fun day of activities for the children, including colouring, crafts, face painting and even an obstacle course where they can blow off some steam! Heidi and Mike will also be in attendance to answer any questions you might have about Leading Martials Arts, from prices to safety. And, of course, Cappuccino’s will be serving hot food and drinks all day, so you can enjoy a nice homemade meal too.

We hope to see you there on Saturday 5th March! Call us on 01772 454287 to book a table.

Let’s Get Festive! Get In The Christmas Spirit with these activities...

We’re already fully in the holiday spirit here at Buckshaw Hub! If you don’t love all things Christmas, this blog probably isn’t for you. But if you do, stick around because we’re going to share some fabulously festive activities for you to do with your family on the run-up to the big day!



If you’re being a bit of a Grinch and haven’t decorated your house already, get to it! There’s no better way to get in the Christmas spirit than putting up the tree and styling your home with twinkly lights and tinsel galore. 

If you want to go all out this year, a quick Pinterest search will bring up a ton of decoration inspiration in every colour in the rainbow! Once you’ve found your style, gather the family, put on some Christmas music and get to work.



The festive period is all about eating anything and everything, right? Including lots of sweet treats! Nothing says Christmas like walking into your house to the smell of cookies in the oven and Michael Buble blasting through the stereo. 

BBC good food has some great recipe ideas for adults and kids that are sure to make the whole family feel Merry! Including mince pies, gingerbread men and houses, elf and Santa cookies and the classic yule log.



Crafting is a great way to keep the kids occupied during the weekends running up to Christmas. The things you create will make for lovely personal holiday decorations that you can use anywhere in your home and are also great for gifting.

From Christmas cards to paper chains, Rudolf baubles and snowmen made of toilet roles, The Hub at Riverside has a blog with some super fun Christmas craft ideas that their nursery kids love. 



Make the festive period extra fun by playing some original games. For kids games, pin the nose on the snowman, stocking guessing game and candy cane hunts are some great options! 

But games aren’t just for kids; they’re fun for people of all ages – especially when they’re Christmas themed. From charades and Pictionary to drinking games, The Spruce has some fantastic Christmas adult game ideas.

From all of us at The Hub, we wish you a very Merry Christmas with your nearest and dearest! 

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Choosing a place to visit or an activity that the whole family can enjoy is usually a rather difficult task because people tend to have different preferences. To help you make a more informed decision, we have narrowed the list to some of the best places that you can consider visiting near Buckshaw Village this summer:

Cuerden Valley Park

At Cuerden Valley Park, children can play in the river while you relax on the benches provided. You can also visit The Walled Orchard, take a walk in the woodlands, and explore the Pinetum. The park also serves as a venue for holding a variety of different events which visitors are welcome to attend.

Go Ape! Rivington

For people who love thrilling adventures, this is the place to visit. At Go Ape, you can enjoy activities such as zip-lining, Forest Segway, and other top tree adventures. Children up to the age of 15 can also enjoy playing on a playground in the trees. This is definitely a place that caters to people across all ages, and therefore ideal for all family members.

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Cappuccino Café at the Hub

Cappuccino Café is part of the Buckshaw Village Hub and offers visitors a range of coffees, teas, smoothies, and other delicacies. This particular place stands out from any other café for several reasons, such as its wide variety of foods, family-orientated atmosphere, and above all, quality service. The ideal Buckshaw Village cafe to pop into for a bite to eat with the kids.

Cedar Farm Galleries

Located in the midst of beautiful and serene countryside, Cedar Farm Galleries offers families a chance to enjoy a vast array of independent retailers. There is also a small farm and children’s play areas to keep everyone entertained!

Rufford Old Hall

Rufford Old Hall is a 500 year old National Trust Property, about ten miles away from Buckshaw Village. With beautiful formal gardens as well as unspoilt and exciting woodland to explore, it’s the perfect place to visit on a sunny day. Plus, there are plenty of events to get involved in this summer, including “Make a Mud Pie” and archery.

We hope this list has given you some inspiration for family-friendly local places to visit… and we look forward to welcoming you at Cappuccino Café soon!

Visit The Hub

The Hub at Buckshaw isn’t just a nursery – it is your destination for health and fitness, beauty, events, and coffee in the Chorley area. Why pay us a visit this Autumn? In this article, we offer some reasons:

Buckshaw NurseryThe best nursery in town

Because nothing matters more than your child’s future, you can enjoy so many advantages at the Buckshaw Village Nursery, which is rated as ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted. This is a state-of-the-art nursery and pre-school, where our highly qualified staff provide the highest standard of childcare to children from three months old up to five years old. Using the Early Years framework, your child will benefit from activities which are designed to aid their development – from outdoor play sessions to story time.

Buckshaw SplashGet splashing

Splash at Buckshaw is the place to go for swimming lessons for your children, allowing them to work on their fitness and build confidence, all while having lots of fun! Whether it is aqua aerobics, pre school swimming lessons, or sessions designed for toddlers from one to three years old – we have all the classes which you need.

Buckshaw CafeA quality cuppa

Our Cappuccino Cafe offers speciality coffees, fine teas and smoothies in a relaxed setting – perfect for recharging the batteries which the little ones have a knack for wearing down! And then there is the food – we now offer a range of sandwiches, salads and paninis, with a choice of some delectable varieties. Don’t forget about our assortment of pastries and cakes, too.

Buckshaw SalonPassion for pampering

While the kids are in safe and experienced hands, you can take advantage of some free time by popping into The Salon, where our professional hair stylists and beauticians offer a range of treatments for men, women and children. The Salon is known for its warm welcome and relaxing environment, so go and check out the selection of hair and beauty options for yourself.

Buckshaw EventsA packed events calendar

From interactive mother and baby classes, to pilates sessions, we run a packed events calendar at The Hub, so there is always something to do! Rely on us to put on a variety of different activities throughout the year, keeping you and your child engaged and happy.

For full details of upcoming events here at The Hub, please go to

Events & Activities

Satisfy your sweet tooth with our frozen yogurts

In summer we all deserve a sweet treat, right? Right! But it doesn’t have to be bad for you. Frozen yogurt is the skinny treat you’ll want all summer long – it won’t hurt your waistline but it will satisfy those sweet cravings.

The good news is that frozen yogurt is low in calories and good for you. The even better news is that we sell it at the Hub at Buckshaw. Hurray!


A guilt free treatA guilt-free treat

Frozen yogurt is pretty similar to ice cream but one big difference is that it’s made with milk rather than cream which cuts the fat content right down. It’s not just fat-free, it’s gluten-free too so it’s the perfect frozen indulgence for everyone.



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Our frozen yogurts are delicious and nutritious. Plus, we have a wide variety of toppings to choose from too. You can decide whether to be naughty or nice as we have fresh fruit, chocolate sprinkles, marshmallows and much, much more.



Enjoy a guilt-free dessert that won’t derail your diet at the Hub at Buckshaw. Fro-yo is what dessert dreams are made of. So pay us a visit, tuck in and repeat after us: Mmm!

food and drink headerKick back and relax with a drink or two from café Cappuccino. We have hot drinks galore but we also have so much more! Our food is just as good as our drinks, so you can enjoy a bite to eat when you pay us a visit.


breakfastsWind down in style

Our modern café is a top place to take some real time out. Start your day the best way, with a yummy scrummy breakfast. Loads of people miss breakfast – but you won’t want to miss out when you try ours. It’s hot, fresh and healthy! Breakfast is often described as the most important meal of the day – so let us boost your energy and fill your belly with our tasty treats.

lunchesSay goodbye to boring lunches

We know that people lead busy lives, which is why we have loads of tasty lunch options, which you can eat in or take away.

Kiss boring lunches goodbye. Upgrade your lunch and grab one of our fresh salads, sandwiches or wraps.

Our lean lunches will make you the envy of the office. If you have a bit more time to spare, sit in, and enjoy a lunch that requires zero effort and no dishes. We have kid-friendly dinners too, that will fuel them for a day of adventures.

dietary needsSpecial dietary needs

Can’t tolerate gluten? No problem. Because we can cater for you too, and we do! We have a range of gluten-free meals that are still full of flavour.

We also have some seriously tasty vegetarian options, so it doesn’t matter if you’re not a meat-eater.

beveragesEnjoy a brew or two

All our hot drinks are available to sit in or take away.

Sip some of our speciality coffees – pick from an espresso, cappuccino, Americano and loads more!

If you have a sweet tooth, you can grab a luxury hot chocolate instead. Tea lovers fear not! We have top-notch tea too – we only stock the best stuff, which is why we have a great selection of tea from Teapigs. We have fruity teas, green tea and a good old classic English tea. Plus, we have lots of scrumptious cakes to choose from too, so you can enjoy your brew with a sweet treat!

So, pay us a visit after the school run, at lunch, on weekends or with friends. The place to go is café cappuccino.




Mini First Aid offers first aid classes to parents, grandparents, carers, and children.

The classes are delivered in a relaxed and comfortable style and cover the basics of life saving first aid, giving you the confidence to know what actions to take if faced with a medical emergency.

Would you know what to do in an emergency?

Join us at The Hub on Saturday 24th February for a Mini First Aid course.

The 2 hour class covers: CPR, Choking, Bumps, Bleeding, Breaks, Burns, Febrile Seizures & Meningitis Awareness.

The class is on Saturday 24th February at 9.30am – 11.30am

For ticket information see


The new Barrier System has been designed and installed to deter un-authorised Parking on “The Hub” Car Park which is a private Car Park for staff and clients of The Hub only. This limits Parking facilities available for genuine clients of the Hub.

The System has been designed to be as simple and quick to use as reasonably possible.


The Safety of The Hubs Clients, Visitors and Staff are of the upmost importance. It is very important to follow a number of simple rules to ensure safe operation and use of the barrier system.

The system is designed to control the flow of vehicles ON and OFF the Car Park. It is NOT designed to detect Human traffic walking in the Roadway and under the Barriers!

The System uses a series of Vehicle Loop Sensors that are installed within the road surface [These DO NOT detect Human beings or Cyclists]

Pedestrians and Cyclists must use the Pavement access to the Right of the Vehicle entrance. The Barriers are automatic and could hit a Pedestrian or Cyclist in the Roadway as they will not be detected by the systems safety detectors.


Drive slowly up to the IN Barrier and STOP, the barrier will Automatically be raised to allow you to enter the Car Park, Wait until the Barrier Warning lights change from Red to Green before proceeding onto the Car Park, the barrier will be lowered as you clear the entrance.

When you have made a purchase in The Hub, or have attended one of the facilities/activities, please obtain a TOKEN from either Nursery, Cappuccino’s, Splash or The Salon.


Drive slowly up to the OUT Barrier and STOP, Insert the Token into the Token Mechanism [The Token has two slots that line up with slots in the Mechanism] the barrier will Automatically be raised to allow you to leave the Car Park, Wait until the Barrier Warning lights change from Red to Green before proceeding off the Car Park, the barrier will be lowered as you clear the exit.

On Exiting the Car Park, DO NOT tailgate the vehicle in front of you, the barrier is SET to close as the vehicle leaves the site. Attempting to Tailgate [Follow closely behind the vehicle leaving in front of you] is likely to result in Damage to your vehicle!       


There is an Intercom fitted above the Token Mechanism, should you have difficulty exiting the Car Park, Please press the intercom Button and wait for assistance.


The Token Mechanism is solely designed to accept the tokens issued by “The Hub” using a different token or coin will “Jam” the mechanism, stuck tokens can be “rejected” by pushing the round button under the Token Slot.

Tokens have two slots cut in them; the Mechanism will accept the token either way round. BUT the tokens have to be inserted with the Slots approximately horizontal so the slots line up with the Token mechanism.

What's on here at The Hub?

If you’re looking for something new and different to try in 2018, come along to The Hub at Buckshaw and check out our wide range of events, activities and facilities.

Whether you want to introduce exercise into your regime, enjoy activities with your little one, keep fit during pregnancy or just meet friends for coffee and a chat, it’s the perfect place to come and indulge. And what’s more, The Hub is also home to an OFSTED Outstanding rated nursery and an out of school club, giving you the flexibility to undertake activities while the children are well looked after in our exceptional facilities and by our wonderful staff.

Here’s an overview of what you can experience here at The Hub:

Pilates and Modern Pilates

Pilates and Modern Pilates

It doesn’t matter what level of Pilates you are at, from total novice to experienced Pilates queen, everyone is welcome at our Modern Pilates classes. If you’ve never tried Pilates before it is a fantastic way to improve your core fitness and has a positive impact on your health and wellbeing. It can also help to correct bad posture or if you’re recovering from back, shoulder or pelvic problems it can be really beneficial. It is suitable to undertake Pilates during pregnancy too.

Interactive Classes

Interactive Classes

Here at The Hub, we understand that time with your little ones is precious and goes by so quickly. That’s why we’ve introduced a range of activities designed to help you bond and spend quality time with your baby. Our six week Baby Massage classes provide the perfect place to relax with your little bundle of joy through calming, gentle and bonding massage. There is nothing quite like skin-on-skin contact and with each stroke you will bond and establish an amazing closeness with your baby. And of course, it’s a great way to meet other new mums and friends at the same time.

Our Sensory Baby Classes are a great way to have fun with your little one as they start to develop. Through a six week programme your child will undertake important developmental activities to help their brain development and give them important skills needed to grow and learn.

For budding linguists

For budding linguists

If you and your family are heading somewhere hot and sunny this summer, why not introduce the kids to the language before you go – and have some fun at the same. Here at The Hub we offer both French and Spanish tuition for children. From ‘Ola’ to ‘Bonjour’, this is an engaging way to give your family the confidence to try a language before you jet off.


To find out more about all the activities here at The Hub, feel free to get in touch!

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We’re strong believers that good food will put you in a great mood! We have to admit, we get grouchy when we’re hungry, so we know how important it is to not miss a meal. But, we know that people lead busy lives and often, making lunch and getting a good breakfast can be the last thing on your mind in the morning.


Mealtime made easy

Mealtime made easy

But we’ll be your food heroes and save you from the effort of prepping loads of meals every day. We have some brilliant breakfast and lunch deals, so rumbling tummies will be a thing of the past. You can even ring the cafe to pre-order your breakfast or a lunch – we’ll make sure it’s ready for you the second you walk in.


Wakey wakey!

Wakey wakey!

There’s no better way to start the day, than with a tasty breakfast! Fuel your day with our breakfast deals. We serve breakfast every weekday until 9 am. Grab a sausage or bacon barm with tea or coffee for only £3.50. Alternatively, you can tuck into yoghurt and a granola bar or get porridge and fruit with a brew for £3.50 too. Choose whether to sit in or grab a takeaway. The difference with a breakfast take away from us is that it’s nutritious and delicious. No grease or any hidden nasties. Just fresh, good food!


School fuel

School fuel

A good lunch is a must for school children – it will keep their energy levels up and help them to concentrate. It’s a good job we have a great packed lunch deal then, eh? Little ones will love lunchtime with our fantastic little lunch boxes. Choose four items from a choice of a sandwich, drink, yoghurt, cheese dippers, fruit, crisps, biscuits, dried fruit and yoghurt flakes for just £3.95.


We love freebies

Who doesn’t love a freebie? We sure do! On Tuesdays, we offer free refills on coffee or tea bought with any food or cake. You’ll be living the dream, with an endless supply of caffeine.


Make the most of our deals and let us make your meals! Pop into the café or give us a call to pre-order on 01772 454287.