Garden party at Worden Park

Model railway line at Worden Park, Leyland
Model railway line at Worden Park, Leyland

A free family event is taking place in Leyland’s Worden Park this weekend.

Businesses on the park will be selling refreshments and offering workshops and demonstrations, while members of the Leyland Society of Model Engineers are standing by to give rides on their redeveloped miniature railway.

There will be cream teas in the Courtyard Studio, a barbecue, Fairtrade stall, arts, crafts and gift stands, and the Brothers of Charity will be selling plants grown in the park’s historic Walled Garden.

Representatives from St Catherine’s Hospice, NW Air Ambulance, and cancer charities the Walnut Group and Rosemere will attend as the mayor’s chosen charities.

The Mayor of South Ribble, Coun Colin Clark, has decided to throw this Sunday’s annual garden party open to the public for the first time.

Plans are in place in case of rain, so the fun will go ahead between 11am and 4pm no matter what.

Coun Colin Clark, said: “I decided to break with tradition to celebrate our award-winning parks by holding my garden party at the wonderful Worden Park, which has again retained its prestigious Green Flag award this year, along with the Longton Brickcroft Nature Reserve and Hurst Grange Park in Penwortham.

“There’s no chance this will be postponed, as we haven’t anywhere near the same amount of rain as there was in the weeks leading up to Leyland Festival, which saturated the ground.

“We’re keeping our fingers crossed for a nice day, but we’ve got plans in place to make sure it goes ahead indoors if needs be, and I’m hoping for a fantastic turnout.”