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What to Do With Your Kids in Preston this Autumn 2019


what to do with your kids in Preston autumn 2019

The summer has come to a close and autumn has arrived. It’s a wonderful time of the year and there are always activities to do around the period leading up to Christmas, whether you’re into Bonfire Night, Halloween or just prefer the excitement of autumn.

Here are our top picks in the Preston area:


The Witch of Samlesbury Tour – Samlesbury Hall

The witch of Samlesbury tour - Salmesbury Hall

It’s the perfect time of year for some spooky witches’ tales, and that’s what Samlesbury Hall offer with The Witch of Samlesbury Hall Tour. 

Traditionally, the Lancashire area is known for the tales of the Pendle Witches, but the Samlesbury witches have a few tales of their own. Janey the Witch brings the history of those terrible times to life, engaging audiences of all ages.

What’s more, it’s free! You’ll also have the opportunity to see a fantastic Tudor-style building and wander around the beautiful grounds.

There are also other tours this November with the likes of Henry VIII and spooky historian Simon Entwistle. 

Location: Samlesbury Hall, Preston New Rd, Samlesbury, Preston PR5 0UP

Event Details: 10th of November 2019 Tours begin at 11am and 2pm

Prices: You won’t need a ticket for this event, but the hall welcome donations


Santa’s Post Box – Brockholes Nature Reserve

Santa's post box - Brockholes nature reserve

Rewind back to your childhood – it was the highlight of the pre-Christmas period, flicking rapidly through the Argos catalogue trying to narrow your 100 item list down to 50, then 25, then 15.

Brockholes have added a touch of magic to the proceedings by inviting children to the reserve to write letters to Santa Claus. They’ll go and hunt for Santa’s Post Box and send their letters to Lapland (they’ll get a reply from Santa, too).

Afterwards, you can stroll back to Kestrel Kitchen and indulge in a hot chocolate – which comes with you ticket. It’s a fun day out for both adults and children, and there are plenty of the same event, so you should get tickets for your chosen date.

Location: Brockholes Nature Reserve, Preston New Road, Preston, PR5 0AG

Event Details: 10am-1:30pm, muddy weather expected so dress accordingly, bring money for parking as well

Prices: £5 for a letter pack online, £6.50 on the day

Get your tickets here.


Enjoy the Autumn Season

If you aren’t interested in any of the above events, there’s still plenty for you to do in Preston. Prefer being indoors? Check out the local play areas or trampoline parks.

If you’re more outdoorsy, go for an autumn walk and collect some conkers – Avenham Park and Worden Park are beautiful at this time of year.


Come and Visit The Hub in Buckshaw Village

If you have babies or younger children, come to The Hub and try baby yoga, rhythmicality classes or swimming.

Or if you want to relax, come to our Cappuccino cafe and relax! Whatever you this autumn, we hope you make some fantastic memories.