Things to do in Chorley and South Ribble (July 25 - 31)

Expect celebrity gardener talks and more at Chorley Flower Show
Expect celebrity gardener talks and more at Chorley Flower Show

Take your pick from these events happening in Chorley and South Ribble over the coming days:

FREE: Chorley Flower Show, Chorley, Saturday, July 28 and Sunday, July 29

Take a walk in Fishwick Bottoms

Take a walk in Fishwick Bottoms

After the phenomenal success of last year, this fantastic event is back in Astley Park . All your favourite attractions will be returning with a wider variety of horticultural displays and trade stands. There will also be a number of exciting new additions, and don’t miss celebrity gardeners Adam Frost and Carol Klein. For more information visit​

PAID: St Laurence’s Light Classics, Chorley, Sunday, July 29

Afternoon recital at St Laurence’s Church, featuring Alison Davies (mezzo-soprano) and Brian Williams (baritone). Starts 3pm. Tickets: £5 (inc. refreshments); children go free.

PAID: Pond Dipping and Mini Beast Hunt, Longton, Friday, July 27

Go along to Longton Brickcroft Nature Reserve for insects and creepy crawlies. All equipment provided, please dress appropriately. Admission £2. Booking essential call: 01772 625625.

FREE: Free Guided Ramble, Fishwick Bottoms, Wednesday, July 25

Park at the Capitol Centre, near Vue Cinema for a prompt 10am start. This three to six mile walk covers nearby Fishwick Bottoms. Suitable clothing and comfortable footwear required.

FREE: Buckshaw Monthly Indoor Market, Buckshaw Village, Sunday, July 29

​Held on the last Sunday of each month inside Buckshaw Village Community Centre, with a great variety of stalls. Open from 1.45pm-until 5.30pm. Admission free.