Here's a selection of events in Lancashire for you to try...
FREE: Family Planting Workshop, Blackpool, Saturday, February 25
With spring just around the corner, the team at B&Q Blackpool on Whitehills Retail Park, Preston New Road, want to encourage families to get outdoors and enjoy gardening. The store will be hosting a family fun day featuring a planting workshop where you can have a go at being green fingered and learn all about how to grow your own food and flowers. The event runs from 11am until 4pm. Admission is free. For more information call 01253 798111.
FREE: Tribe Hot Yoga, Preston, Saturday, February 25 and Sunday, February 26
Tribe Hot Yoga, based at Liverpool Road, Penwortham, are hosting free classes to celebrate their grand opening. Try Tribe Flow at 10am (suitable for students with previous Yoga experience), Tribe 60 at 12pm (suitable for all levels) and on Sunday Tribe 60 12pm and Tribe Flow 2pm. To book, like and share their page www.facebook.com/Tribehotyoga/ then send a message with your name and chosen class. Although these classes are free of charge, places are limited.
PAID: Family Fun Night, Lancaster, Saturday, February 25
This night at The Centre @ Halton in Lancaster will be hosted by well-known entertainer and compere Kyle Oram. There will be games for the whole family, snacks, a disco and a bar. It promises to be lots of fun. Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult. It starts at 6.30pm. Tickets are £4.50 for adults and £3.50 for children. Telephone 01524 811316 to book - and book early as it promises to be a sell-out.
PAID: Singing Day and Workshop with Paul Spicer: The Dream of Gerontius, Blackburn, Saturday, February 25
Blackburn Music Society are presenting this day - Exploring Edward Elgar’s The Dream of Gernotius from 9.30am until 3.30pm. It’s a singing day and workshop led by Paul Spicer at Croston Theatre, Westholme School. Tickets are £15 for Blackburn Music Society members and £18 for non-members. This includes the hire of music. For more information and to book, call 01254 201978.
PAID: Heritage Tram Tours Winter Gold, Blackpool, Saturday, February 25 and Sunday, February 26
There will be six Heritage Trams in operation with tours between Blackpool Pleasure Beach and Bispham every 15 minutes and six tours to Cleveleys and Fleetwood each day. Heritage Day tickets are £11 for adults; £6 for children; £25 for a family ticket. These tickets include unlimited tours all day plus modern tram and bus services too. Single ride tickets are also available. Telephone 01253 209521.
FREE: Memorial Park Health Walk, Fleetwood, Saturday, Feburary 25
A circular walk around Memorial Park and the local area. These regular walks are designed to help you get fit, stay fit and keep healthy. This walk is classed as easy (relatively level ground, fields, lanes/tracks, possibly with gentle slopes, stiles or livestock). Meet at the park on Warrenhurst Road for a 10.30am start. Please wear suitable footwear and clothing, to cover all possible weather. For more information call 01995 602125.
PAID: Janglefest, Blackburn, Saturday, February 25
Have you ever been Blowjangled? Over the past two decades, thousands have. And most of them didn’t feel a thing... other than the urge to dance, sing, cheer, or shake something close to hand. Join Blowjangles and special guests, The Boneshakers, Kerry’s Heroes, The Stans, Brassed Off and DJ Fenny for a night of shameless merriment in their hometown anniversary gig and party at Blakey’s Cafe Bar, King George’s Hall in Blackburn at 7pm. Tickets are £20 in advance, or £22 on the door. It’s for ages 16 and up, but under 18s must be accompanied by an adult. Book your tickets at www.nos1.co.uk/janglefest.html
FREE: Rossall Point Conservation Day, Fleetwood, Sunday, February 26
Try your hand at practical coastal management at Rossall Point in Fleetwood. Or perhaps build a boardwalk, open up pathways, look after the dunes and beaches and meet new people. Meet at Rossall Point Observation Tower on the Esplanade at 10am. Please wear clothing appropriate for getting messy. For more information call 01995 602125.
FREE AND PAID: Indoor Craft and Car Boot Sale, Preston, Sunday, February 26
Grab yourself a bargain or perhaps even try your hand at selling some of your unwanted goods or lovingly made crafts at this huge craft and car boot sale held at Wellington Park, Church Road, Leyland. Admission is free, but if you want a table it is £5. This provides you with a 6ft table and two chairs, plus free electricity. To book a table call 01772 432881. It starts at 8.30am.
PAID: TJ Higgs, Lancaster, Saturday, February 25
With her natural, contemporary and accurate presentation, T J Higgs is one of the UK’s foremost psychic mediums and you can catch her at Lancaster Grand Theatre on St Leonardgate. Fans of psychic readings will love her fantastic live show. It starts at 7.30pm and tickets are £19.50. Tickets can be bought online at www.lancastergrand.co.uk, by calling 01524 64695 or visiting the box office.
PAID: Xplorer, Preston, Saturday, February 25
Explore Brockholes Nature Reserve in Preston, find the markers, complete the challenge and have fun together. This event is brought to you in partnership with British Orienteering, and Xplorer is the perfect outdoor activity to get the whole family outside in the fresh air. There’s no need to book, just pick up your map pack from the Welcome Centre located on the floating Visitor Village from 10am until noon and from 1pm until 3pm. Map packs are £3 each. Children must be accompanied by an adult. You should also wear suitable clothing for the weather and sturdy footwear.
PAID: Carnforth Station Heritage Centre & Leighton Hall, Carnforth, Saturday, February 25 and Sunday, February 26
Two attractions in Carnforth have teamed up to bring a new opportunity to visitors. Arriving at the Carnforth Station Heritage Centre there’s a chance to take in everything this venue has to offer. Then it’s back on the coach and off to Leighton Hall where afternoon tea, guided house tours and more awaits. Available to pre-booked groups of 25 or more.
PAID: Cuerden Valley Farmer's Market & Crafts, Preston, Sunday, February 25
There will be around 30 stalls of tasty artisan foods and locally produced crafts, all housed in the beautiful country park setting of Cuerden Valley Park. Facilities include free parking, hot food and drinks and easy access. Dogs are also welcome. Admission is by donation to Cuerden Valley Park Trust. The farmer’s market and craft stalls can be found in and around The Barn on Berkeley Drive in Bamber Bridge. It runs from 10am until 2pm.
FREE: Wedding Fayre, Preston, Sunday, February 25
Preston Golf Club is the venue for a Wedding Fayre. This is the perfect event to gather ideas for your upcoming nuptials. Admission is free and there is free parking available, plus free bridal magazines and free goody bags on the day. It runs from 12pm until 3pm. Preston Golf Club can be found at Fulwood Hall Lane, Fulwood, Preston.