What's on inDarwen


Welcome to Darwen

Enjoy a mix of heritage, history, lively arts whilst visiting Darwen - our guide to events and days out is just the ticket.

Whether you're looking to brush up on local history at a museum, enjoy local arts, watch some sport, or listen to live music, you're sure to find things to do in Darwen to suit all the family, whatever the weather.

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Forthcoming events in Darwen

22
JUL
Come to the Beach
Heaton Park

Wests biggest inland beach are promising to provide all the main ingredients of a famous seaside resort when they bring the beach back to Manchester for the summer holidays.Come to the Beach returns to Heaton Park for the holidays with a…

Location: 13.8 miles away
Category: Family Events

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24
JUL
HAVE A SUPER SUMMER WITH HAMLEYS
Hamleys Manchester

Go on an action‐packed adventure through the store landing you at the Superhero Party Room.Once inside you will take part in Superhero activities including;Arts crafts fun‐filled games sweets and gifts to take homeSuperhero Training to test your skillsA hunt for the Lost…

Location: 16.5 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 08717 041977
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24
JUL
PJ Masks 'Jumping Adventures' Sessions at Oxygen
Oxygen Freejumping Trampoline Park Manchester

Its time to be a hero with PJ Masks Jumping Adventures sessions for ages 5 years old and under starting 24th JulyBring your little ones for an hour of superhero adventures where they will release their inner hero just like the PJ…

Location: 16.1 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 02038 461386
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27
JUL
LEGOLAND®Discovery Centre Manchester LIVE
intu Trafford Centre

On Thursday 27 July LEGOLANDDiscovery Centre Manchester is bringing the magic of LEGO and its attraction live to the stage at intu Trafford Centre in what promises to be an unforgettable family day out Kicking off a summer of fun at LEGOLANDDiscovery…

Location: 16.5 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 08712 222662
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29
JUL
Kids Planet Prestwich - Summer Fair
Kids Planet Prestwich

Come along to our summer fair ‐ lots of activities including bouncy castle football raffle face painting stalls and much much more. Everyone is welcome 11am till 2pm.…

Location: 13.2 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01617 738989
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01
AUG
Summer of Folk & Fairytales
Botany Bay

Summer of Folk and Fairytales at Botany BayCome and explore the Brothers Grimm Folk and Fairytales this summerEvery Tuesday in August will be filled with magical storytelling games and craft activities with FREE 45 minute workshops based on a different Brothers Grimm…

Location: 6.4 miles away
Category: Visual Arts

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02
AUG
Evening of Mediumship
Complementary Health Centre

The demonstration will take place in the Complementary Health Centre in Penwortham and as you can imagine with all the healing that takes place there the energies are amazing. Hilary Butler is back by popular demand to demonstrate her Mediumship…

Location: 11.4 miles away
Category: Religious and Spiritual

TEL: 01772 751122
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06
AUG
Lecture: Help & Healing on the Spiritual Path
Quaker Meeting Room

Through the absorption of the divine power many people are experiencing the healing of illnesses and pain that have been declared as incurable by the medical profession. The words of Bruno Groening: There is no incurable God is the greatest physician has…

Location: 10.5 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01524 409345
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20
AUG
The Wind in the Willows
Hoghton Tower

This Christmas travel with us down the riverbank on an exhilarating journey with Wind in the Willows favourites Ratty Mole Badger and Todd.…

Location: 5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

23
AUG
Mediumship Demonstration
Penwortham Community Centre

Three local mediums Andy Vee Hilary Butler and Pam Drury invite you to a special demonstration of evidential Mediumship. Andy is the President of Hawkshead Spiritualist Church in Southport and we are very fortunate…

Location: 10.2 miles away
Category: Religious and Spiritual

TEL: 07742 876747
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26
AUG
Burnley Canal Festival
Sandygate Square

Join us for this free family friendly event with something for all ages. Music dance performance and spectacle fun fair food workshops craft stalls and waterborne activities to take you on a trail of magic and discovery through Burnleys unique canalside environment…

Location: 11.2 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01282 421986
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27
AUG
Botany Bay Canal Fest
Botany Bay

The Botany Bay Canal Fest is BACKAfter the success of last years celebration we are happy to confirm Canal Fest 2017 is set for Bank Holiday Weekend ‐ Sunday 27th and Monday 29th August.Join us for two fantastic days of festivities and…

Location: 6.4 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01257 261220
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27
AUG
Summer Steamings
Bolton Steam Museum

A wide range of old stationary steam engines have been rescued and restored by volunteers from the Northern Mill Engine Society. Some of the engines are now unique the only ones of their kind to survive today anywhere in the world…

Location: 7.4 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01204 846490
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28
AUG
Great Expectations
Stonyhurst College

Chapterhouse Theatre Company presents Charles Dickens unforgettable story of love family and friendship set in the depths of Victorian England. From the haunting marshlands of Kent to the bustling streets of Victorian London this epic tale follows the fortunes of a young…

Location: 10.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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15
OCT
Comedy Stars!
Thwaites Empire Theatre

This show features Britains Got Talent finalist Danny Posthill inspirational Canadian Tanya Lee Davis Leaves you feeling breathless and wanting more Time Out with BBC New comedy award finalist Lauren Pattison and Pete Phillipson Your MC is Raymond Mearns. Doors open 7.30pm.Tickets…

Location: 2.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01254 685500
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19
OCT
LEGENDS LIVE TOUR 2017
Manchester Arena

Tony Denton Promotions are delighted to bring these four iconic artistes together for the Legends Live arena tour 2017 the tour features Suzi Quatro David Essex The Osmonds & Hot Chocolate. This not to be missed tour will be kicking off at…

Location: 17 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 02072 843444
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28
OCT
Autumn Steamings
Bolron Steam Museum

A wide range of old stationary steam engines have been rescued and restored by volunteers from the Northern Mill Engine Society. Some of the engines are now unique the only ones of their kind to survive today anywhere in the world…

Location: 7.4 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01204 846490
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18
NOV
Digital Kids Show
Eventcity

Days out with the family dont get any better than the Digital Kids Show. Theres no need to leave the teenagers at home for this one the WHOLE family can get involved because the show has something for everyone The all‐inclusive FULL…

Location: 16.7 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 08442 250650
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24
NOV
Absolute Bowie
King George's Hall

Absolute Bowie: Celebrating the life of David BowieThere will only ever be one David Bowie he was unique in every way and an inspiration to millions. Absolute Bowie Europes Finest David Bowie Tribute continue to celebrate the life and music of the…

Location: 3.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01254 582579
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28
DEC
Winter Warm-Up
Bolton Steam Museum

A wide range of old stationary steam engines have been rescued and restored by volunteers from the Northern Mill Engine Society. Some of the engines are now unique the only ones of their kind to survive today anywhere in the world…

Location: 7.4 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01204 846490
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Tourist Attractions


British Commercial Vehicle Museum

The British Commercial Vehicle Museum has a compelling story to tell .It represents one of the largest manufacturing industries in the United kingdom.Over one milllion people in the UK are employed in some way with the road transport industry and its infastructure.Trucks carry more than 98 of the…

East Lancashire Railway

Where steam power meets breathtaking scenery Located in the heart of Bury Town Centre, the East Lancashire Ralway has been your gateway to great days out since 1846.From days out cycling, walking or wildlife spotting to afternoons at tea rooms nestled away in picturesque towns and villages. Get…

Samlesbury Hall

Samlesbury Hall is a 14th Century Manor House. Over the years there have been many changes. It is administered by a registered charity known as the Samlesbury Hall trust whose aim is to maintain the Hall for the people of the area. The trust was founded in the…

Turton Tower

A Delightful Tudor House in Woodland Gardens A distinctive 15th century English country house. Set in relaxing woodlands on the edge of the popular walking area of the West Pennine Moors.Period rooms displaying a magnificent collection of decorative woodwork, paintings and furniture includes items loaned from the…

Whalley Abbey

Standing on the banks of the River Calder, Whalley Abbey has been a focal point for hospitality since the fourteenth century. It began its history as a community of Cistercian monks. The ruins that still stand in the grounds today remind visitors of St. Benedict's rule to receive…

Accrington & District Golf Club

Accrington & District Golf Club ‐ golf course in Accrington, Lancashire. Contact the golf course on telephone number 01254 231091 for course availability, course rules, member information, golf academy if available and green fees at Accrington & District Golf Club golf courseclub.…

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