Firing up the festival

Hitting the streets: A Red Leyland Lynx fire engine, which will feature in the festival parade, will be selling the programmes this month
Hitting the streets: A Red Leyland Lynx fire engine, which will feature in the festival parade, will be selling the programmes this month
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A celebration of ice-cream and traditional games and races are two of the newest highlights announced for the Leyland Festival.

The programme of weekend activities, on July 7 and 8, has now been printed, and reveals that, as well as a Paws in the Park dog show and South Ribble Bake Off competition on Worden Park, there will also be a dedicated ‘Manzone’ of classic cars, with demonstrations and displays.

There will also be special trips taking place on the free Heritage Bus Service between Leyland Railway Station, the town centre and Worden Park, and birds of prey displays on the park.

Traditional games such as egg and spoon races will bring back some nostalgia for festival-goers, and there will also be plenty of arts and crafts to look at.

High on the agenda is the parade through the town centre on the Saturday at noon, which will see the return of floats to the festivities, and Leyland Live, which includes live rock, pop and folk music at Worden Arts Centre and at various venues across Leyland from Friday.

There will also be events at South Ribble Museum and Exhibition Centre on Church Road, and the British Commercial Vehicle Museum on King Street.

Full details, including times and entry fees, are in the Leyland Festival programme, which costs £1 and is available from a number of shops and businesses around the area.

Festival and Leyland Live tickets can also be bought from places selling the programmes.

A Red Leyland Lynx fire engine, which will feature in the parade, and street organ will be selling the programmes at Preston Flag Market on June 29; Hough Lane in Leyland on June 30; and outside Tesco on Towngate on July 1.

Entry to Worden Park costs £3 in advance or £5 on the day for adults, with a weekend ticket £5 if bought in advance.

Children and teens aged 16 years and under can get in for free.

Where to buy advance tickets and programmes

- South Ribble Council, Civic Centre, West Paddock

- British Commercial Vehicle Museum, King Street

- APC Overnight Office, Aston Way, Moss Side

- Bean Drinking, Hough Lane

- Poppys Flower Design, Hough Lane

- Coppers Tea Rooms, Golden Hill

- Roccoco Coffee Lounge and Bakery, Chapel Brow

- Mattefinish Photography, Towngate

- Paces and Laces, Towngate

- Whittakers Butchers, Leyland Market

- Fox Lane Fabrics, Leyland Market