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October 2019

Poppy Pottery Painting

Saturday, 19th October @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
The Galleries, Wigan, WN1 1AR United Kingdom

Saturday 19th brings you poppy pottery painting here at The Galleries from 11am – 3pm in Leigh Arcade. The kids can paint poppy’s to take home with them ♥

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Food Fest on The Square

Saturday, 19th October @ 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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The Galleries, Wigan, WN1 1AR United Kingdom

Food Fest on the Square is back and it will be in Wigan Town Centre every third Saturday of the month, April until October! Head over to Market Hall Square between 12pm and 8pm to enjoy food, drink and live music. Great partnership working again with Gallerieswigan & Haigh Foodie Friday. Pop-Up Bars from Two Left Feet Tap & Brewery Gin and Prosecco from Copa Fizz Food Line Up Saturday April 20th: Travelling Pizza Company Traditional wood fired pizza made…

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The Big Draw Art Camp

Tuesday, 22nd October @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Wigan STEAM, Hope Street, The Galleries
Wigan, WN1 1AR United Kingdom

Tuesday 22nd October – Thursday 24th October 10am-3pm each day This October half term we’re holding The Big Draw Art Camp, three days jam-packed full of creative activity for young people. Attendees will get to participate in six workshops led by local artists from Cross St Arts, during which they’ll have the opportunity to experiment with lots of different artforms including bookbinding, watercolour illustration, colourful abstract sculpture, and large-scale mark-making. They’ll also be involved in curating and making work for…

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Twilight Canoe and Campfire Session

Tuesday, 22nd October @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Scotman’s Flash, Worsley Mesnes Drive
Wigan, WN3 5TE United Kingdom

Join us as the season draws to a close by paddling into the evening, and then gather around the campfire for hot chocolate and smores. We will be paddling rafted canoes. It is a dry session (unless it rains!), so bring lots of warm clothes, water proofs, hat and wellies. We will be paddling at dusk, so it may well go dark. All participants will have a glow stick attached to their buoyancy aid so that we can see you,…

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The Big Draw Art Camp

Wednesday, 23rd October @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Wigan STEAM, Hope Street, The Galleries
Wigan, WN1 1AR United Kingdom

Tuesday 22nd October – Thursday 24th October 10am-3pm each day This October half term we’re holding The Big Draw Art Camp, three days jam-packed full of creative activity for young people. Attendees will get to participate in six workshops led by local artists from Cross St Arts, during which they’ll have the opportunity to experiment with lots of different artforms including bookbinding, watercolour illustration, colourful abstract sculpture, and large-scale mark-making. They’ll also be involved in curating and making work for…

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Spooky Slimetacular

Wednesday, 23rd October @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Grand Arcade, 23 Crompton St
Wigan, WN1 1BH United Kingdom

It’s Spooky Slime time at Grand Arcade this October Half Term. Come along to our FREE kids Club Slime workshop on Wednesday 23rd October between 11am and 4pm. Grab a Dr Slime lab coat and goggles and create ‘Spooky Slime’ with Lloyd Warbey from Disney’s Art Attack.🥽🧪 *Suitable for children 4 years and above with parental supervision

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The Big Draw Art Camp

Thursday, 24th October @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Wigan STEAM, Hope Street, The Galleries
Wigan, WN1 1AR United Kingdom

Tuesday 22nd October – Thursday 24th October 10am-3pm each day This October half term we’re holding The Big Draw Art Camp, three days jam-packed full of creative activity for young people. Attendees will get to participate in six workshops led by local artists from Cross St Arts, during which they’ll have the opportunity to experiment with lots of different artforms including bookbinding, watercolour illustration, colourful abstract sculpture, and large-scale mark-making. They’ll also be involved in curating and making work for…

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Artisan Food and Drink Market

Saturday, 26th October @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Wigan Market, Wigan, WN1 1PX

The last Saturday of every month Wigan Market will host a pop-up Artisan Food and Drink Market. Why not head down to Wigan Market and try out yummy street food, homemade treats and taste something a little different!

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Nick Sharratt

Saturday, 26th October @ 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Museum of Wigan Life, Library Street
Wigan, Library Street United Kingdom

Acclaimed children’s author and illustrator, Nick Sharratt, will be joining us at Wigan Library on Saturday 26th October from 10am to 11am. Numbers are limited and strictly by invitation only. We will be putting invitations inside 30 of Nick’s You Choose books and we will be hiding these books in parks across the borough to give 30 lucky families the chance to find an invitation to meet Nick, listen to him read and take part in creating art work, all…

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Robin Park Leisure Centre and Arena Community Open Day!

Saturday, 26th October @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Robin Park Arena, Loire Drive
Wigan, WN5 0UH United Kingdom

Inspiring healthy lifestyles and Wigan Warriors have teamed up to bring you a fun filled day of FREE fitness activity as we celebrate our shiny newly refurbished leisure centre and arena! On the day we will be offering a whole host of free activities for all ages to enjoy! To pre-book onto sessions please call Robin Park Leisure Centre on 01942 82855 email or see the specific details for some activities. We have a Bike Ride lead and nature walk…

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Nick Sharratt’s Right Royal Drawalong

Saturday, 26th October @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

Join acclaimed children’s writer and illustrator Nick Sharrattand draw along with him! He’ll be showing you how to sketch favourite characters like Tracy Beaker and Timothy Pope, sharing ways of creating fantastic creatures like dragons and unicorns, and giving loads of top tips. And to celebrate his latest book ‘Nice Work for the Cat and the King’ everything will have a special ‘royal’ twist! Nick has illustrated close to 260 books. He’s worked with authors including Julia Donaldson, Michael Rosen…

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HALLOWEEN at Tread UK

Sunday, 27th October @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Tread UK Woodland Hideout, Park Brook Farm, Bryn Gates Lane
Wigan, WN2 5JY United Kingdom

HALLOWEEN EVENT Sunday 27th October 10:00am – 11:30am OR 1:00pm – 2:30pm Are you brave enough to enter the woods this Halloween and take part in all our spooky activities? If you are, then why not join us for one of our favourite family events of the year! Turn your hand at pumpkin carving, make some spooky decorations to take home with you and hunt for our scary characters hidden in the woods. Price is £5.00 PER PERSON. Age 1…

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Apple Day in the Walled Kitchen garden

Sunday, 27th October @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Haigh Woodland Park, School Lane
Wigan, WN2 1PE United Kingdom

Join us in the Walled Kitchen Garden to help us crush our harvest of apples and taste the delicious juice. Fun activities such as Apple Bobbing, Ballooon Bike, Craft activities and more. Find Sally Scarecrow’s lost ribbons and enjoy the Kitchen Garden. Take home some of our apples, pears and other produce. (Donations requested for activities and produce.) All donations go toward developing and maintaining the Walled Kitchen garden by the volunteers. Ask about volunteering.

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Greenslate Holloween Fair

Sunday, 27th October @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Greenslate Community Farm, Greenslate Lodge, Greenslate Road
Billinge, Wigan, WN5 7BG United Kingdom

Dress up in your Halloween finery for the Greenslate Halloween Fair. A whole host of Halloween things to do. Pumpkin Carving – Live Music – Bar – Hot Chocolate Stall – Lucky Dip – Bouncy Castle. Come along and have a great day.

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Spooky Hallowe’en Paddle – Trick or Treat?

Thursday, 31st October @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Scotman’s Flash, Worsley Mesnes Drive
Wigan, WN3 5TE United Kingdom

Join us for a spooky night paddling around Scotman’s Flash finding treats as you paddle but watch out for the tricks and ghostly figures that linger at night. Then gather around the campfire for hot witches potion and ghostly s’mores and ghost stories. We will be paddling rafted canoes and bellboats. It is a dry session (unless it rains!), so bring lots of warm clothes, water proofs, hat and wellies. We will be paddling at dusk, so it may well…

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November 2019

SCC Firework Display

Friday, 1st November @ 6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Standish Cricket Club, Green Lane, Standish
Wigan, WN6 0TX United Kingdom

Standish Community Firework Display at Standish Cricket Club, Green Lane Standish, WN60TX. Friday 1st November 2019 Gates open 6:30pm, display at 7:45pm Bars open with hot & Cold food and refreshments available. Kiddies rides, Hook a Duck plus much more… Parking is strictly limited, please leave your cars at home. Standish Cricket Club, Green Lane, Standish, WN60TX www.standishcc.co.uk Residents of Green Lane, please be aware there may be some temporary disruption, we do hope you understand and will support your…

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Family Firework Spectacular 2019

Sunday, 3rd November @ 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Haigh Woodland Park, School Lane
Wigan, WN2 1PE United Kingdom

A fantastic night of fireworks and fun for all the family. Featuring more family entertainment than before. Brand new stage and lighting so no matter where you are in the arena you will have a fantastic view. On Stage entertainment to include: Groovy UV. The established UK No.1 Blacklight Ultra-Violet ‘glow-in-the-dark’ performance company. An amazing show for the kids! Captain Jackdaw and the Rumbucket. Literally an amazing high energy ‘Warm Up’ fire show. Includes blazing whip cracking, fire throwing, swords…

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Fireworks Spectacular

Sunday, 3rd November @ 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
St Peters Pavilion, Hurst St
Hindley, Wigan, WN2 3DN United Kingdom

The amazing pyro-technicians have a display to light up the skyline of Hindley, this promises to be an amazing display. Gates open at 4.30pm fireworks at 6.30pm the bigger and better funfair will be open 4.30pm – 8.30pm, live entertainment and grab something tasty from the food and drink stalls. Remember to bring cash as there are no card facilities onsite. There is NO entry after 6.30pm. Tickets for the event are expected to sell out in advance, so get yours…

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Artisan Food and Drink Market

Saturday, 30th November @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Wigan Market, Wigan, WN1 1PX

The last Saturday of every month Wigan Market will host a pop-up Artisan Food and Drink Market. Why not head down to Wigan Market and try out yummy street food, homemade treats and taste something a little different!

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December 2019

Christmas Family Fun Day 2019

Sunday, 8th December @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Haigh Woodland Park, School Lane
Wigan, WN2 1PE United Kingdom

FREE Family Fun Day. A wonderful family festive day out at the park. Following the great success of Haigh Day in the summer, we are pleased to announce a special Christmas family fun day at the park. A packed family friendly event in one of the regions best loved woodland parks. FREE Entertainment. Featuring an outdoor pantomime, brass band, festive circus skills, live music, bubble displays, golf tasters, a visit from Santa and much more. Plus all of the parks…

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