Things to do this weekend (June 10 and 11)

Join the crowds to see the 55th Manchester to Blackpool Classic Car runJoin the crowds to see the 55th Manchester to Blackpool Classic Car run
Join the crowds to see the 55th Manchester to Blackpool Classic Car run
There's a whole host of activities taking place this weekend... why not give one a go?

FREE: 55th Manchester to Blackpool Car Run, Blackpool, Sunday, June 11

Around 100 vintage and classic cars are set to hit the road and head to the seaside as they take part in the 55th Manchester to Blackpool Car Run. These Kings of the Road will start their journey at 9am from Worsley Old Hall in Greater Manchester. With cars setting off in rally style thirty second intervals, this classic cavalcade will wind its way through the beautiful North West countryside to the finish line at the beautiful Italian Gardens in Stanley Park, Blackpool. The cars will start to arrive in Blackpool from approx 2.15pm onwards.

PAID: Soap Box Racing, Carnforth, Saturday, June 10

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Go along and experience the thrill of the daredevil drivers who dice with death as they aim to be crowned champions of ....... soap box racing. The aim is to have a fun day out for all ages and the focus is very much on family and friends having a good time, hopefully with a little bit of something for everyone. Featuring bouncy castles, face painting and the like as well as traditional crafts, vintage cars and tractors. Food and fine ales also available. For more information or to help out or enquire about a stall call 07732 426281.

FREE: Blackpool Pride Festival, Blackpool, Friday, June 9 and Saturday, June 10

It may have rained on the 10th anniversary parade... but that didn’t stop Blackpool Pride 2016 being a massive occasion for the resort – and this year it’s going to be bigger and better! There’s a host of events centred on Blackpool Winter Gardens, with seven stages in action inside and out, and – come rain or shine – another glitzy parade along the resort’s world-famous Golden Mile promenade. Visit for more information.

PAID: War of the Roses, Hoghton, Saturday, June 9 and Sunday, June 10

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The Sir John Saviles Household are back at Hoghton Tower for the third year running for this War of the Roses re-enactment. There will be two days of encampments, living history, demonstrations, drills and more! Great fun for all the family is promised. It’s all happening at Hoghton Tower near Preston. It runs from 10am on both days. Admission is £5 for all; under 5s go free. Separate charges apply for House tours. For more information call 01254 852986 or visit

PAID: Morecambe Mayhem Wrestling, Morecambe, Saturday, June 10

Alpha Omega Wrestling are heading to The Carleton on Marine Road in Morecambe for a night of wrestling entertainment. This is family friendly, award-winning, non-profit entertainment, raising money to restore local landmarks. It will feature some of the best wrestlers from all over the UK and the world famous #MorecambeRaffle in aid of Morecambe Bay Foodbank. It’s all kicks off at 6pm until 9.30pm. Tickets are £9 adults, £6 children (advance) or £12 adults, £6 children (on the door).

FREE: Coastal Wildlife Walk - Dune Walk, Fleetwood, Sunday, June 11

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Take a stroll on the dunes with the Ranger team, examine what you find and learn about the coastal environment and the creatures that thrive in the dunes, the natural sea defence abilities of sand dunes and help record the wildlife along the coast. Meet at Rossall Point Tower on The Esplanade in Fleetwood for a prompt 1pm start. The walk is expected to take about an hour. Make sure to wear suitable clothing and footwear for all weathers. For more information call 01995 602125.

PAID: Make a Rustic Stool, Garstang, Sunday, June 11

Learn how to make a simple rustic stool from a single log. You will be cleaving a log in half, drilling the mortices and making the legs by cleaving green wood, shaping it with a draw-knife on a shave-horse and making the tenons. You will have a simple, but strong, stool to take home with you. Suitable for adults and accompanied children aged 14 years and over. Workshop is £60 and booking is essential. Runs from 10am until 4pm. For more information contact Greg Robinson on 07443 614242 or email [email protected]

PAID: Myerscough College Open Day and Country Fair, Bilsborrow, Sunday, June 10

Enjoy an action-packed family fun day out, including an array of demonstrations, shows and interactive activities from the college’s many diverse subject areas as well as food, drink and live music and entertainment. Prospective students also get the chance to see the beautiful campus at its best and chat with tutors and staff from each area. It’s all happening at Myerscough College on St Michaels Road in Bilsborrow near Preston, from 10am until 4pm. Tickets are £8 or £16 for a family.

PAID: Lancaster Comics Day, Lancaster, Sunday, June 11

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Lancaster Comics Day is returning to Lancaster Library on Market Street for a third year, organised by the Friends of Lancaster Library. Guests will include comics writer and editor John Freeman, local fantasy author AS Chambers and many more. House Lancaster Gaming Group have also signed on board to provide a Games Room. Admission is £5, with concessions at £2. Open from 11am until 5pm. For more information visist

PAID AND FREE: Get Your Skates On!, Lancaster, until Wednesday, August 2

‘Get Your Skates On!’ tells the story of roller skating - how it began in Britain and grew in popularity across Lancashire. Did you know that there was an open air roller skating rink on Morecambe Pier that opened in 1869? They would love to hear about your memories of roller skating in Lancashire so go along to Lancaster Maritime Museum, Custom House on St Georges Quay, to see the exhibition and share your recollections. The Museum is open from 10am until 4pm daily.