Big Lunch planned at Worden Park

A similar Big Lunch event in Buckshaw Village
A similar Big Lunch event in Buckshaw Village

Residents are invited to take part in a ‘Big Lunch’ in Leyland, and spend time getting to know others in their community.

The free family event is set to take place during the May half-term on Friday, 30 May from 11am to 3pm around the Arts Centre on Worden Park, Leyland.

The ‘Big Lunch’ is a national initiative with the aim of building stronger and more sustainable communities, and empowering local groups to organise their own future community events.

South Ribble Council’s Leyland Neighbourhood Forum, along with Progress Housing Group are supporting Broadfield Community Association to deliver this year’s ‘Big Lunch’, where there will be a whole host of free activities to keep all of the family happy.

From an owl display to face painting and laser quest to magic shows, there will be lots going on.

Everyone is encouraged to bring their own picnic, or refreshments can be purchased from the café or kiosk in Worden Park.

Coun Jane Bell, chair of the Leyland Neighbourhood Forum, said: “This is set to be a fantastic event for all of the family to come along and enjoy.

“What’s more is that it is a great opportunity to meet with others in the community, find out more about your neighbours and see the benefits of hosting an event where members of the community have come together and made it happen.”

Kate Henderson, senior community involvement manager for Progress Housing Group, added: “The Big Lunch event will be a chance to get together with other local residents, bring your own picnic and enjoy a fun free day out with all the family: whilst getting to meet people from your local area who you might not have spoken to before.”