Leyland Festival takes place on Saturday 17th June.
Events in Worden Park begin at 11am and run into early evening, with the last musical performance scheduled to end at 5.30pm.
The parade will begin at 12 noon from the McDonalds roundabout at the end of Hough Lane, travelling through Leyland town centre along Hough Lane, Towngate, St Andrew’s Way, Church Road, before joining Worden Lane into Worden Park.
Worden Park is a 60-hectare site, less than a quarter of a mile from Leyland town centre. It’s possible to walk, cycle, drive or take bus numbers 111, 153, or 114 from the town centre. However, due to the bank holiday and road closures, services may be limited and diversions in place.
Parking for the event can be found on all town centre council car parks, which will be free for the day. There will be parking on Runshaw College, but please be aware there will be road closures in place whilst the parade is making its way to the park. There will be a limited blue badge parking area on Worden Park car park, which will be on a first come, first served basis. Please avoid parking within residential areas adjoining the festival to respect our neighbours.
Leyland Train Station is located at Golden Hill, Leyland, PR25 3NN.
No, this year’s event is unticketed and completely free for all attendees, thanks to support from South Ribble Borough Council.
There will be lots of children’s activities within the park, including bouncy castles, sports activities, funfair and crafts. The model railway will also be in operation.
Yes, well behaved dogs are permitted to the festival, but we ask that dogs are kept on leads at all times for the safety and respect of other visitors. Paws in the Park takes place in Worden Park throughout the day, and dog owners are invited to bring dogs to any of the have-a-go sessions or to enter the range of dog competitions.
Yes, you can bring a picnic and soft drinks. As in previous years, there will be a strict policy for security and safety reasons in not allowing alcohol to be brought into Worden Park. Alcohol can be purchased in the park from a wide selection of bars and other vendors.
Bag checks will be in place on arrival, therefore, anyone entering the festival with a bag may experience a slight delay on entry. Anyone found bringing alcohol onto site will have it confiscated and may be asked to leave.
All bars will operate a challenge 25 policy, if you are asked to prove your age you will need to provide appropriate identification.
Most of the vendors will accept card payments, however, there may be exceptions to this where only cash is accepted.
All bags will be searched on arrival at the venue. Please have your bag ready when approaching the gate to speed up entry to the site.
There will be lots of portable toilets, including disabled access and wheelchair accessible toilets. Please note, the regular park toilets will be locked on festival day due to unsuitability of use at the event.
There are a range of hotels within a few miles of Worden Park, including Farington Lodge (1.5m from the park), Shaw Hill Golf and Spa Hotel (2.4m from Worden Park) and Premier Inn Preston South, Craven Drive (2.6m from Worden Park).
There are no COVID-19 restrictions on entry to the showground. However, we advise all visitors to take precautions and to take a test prior to arrival if they have COVID-19 symptoms or have been in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. Visitors should not attend if they then test positive for COVID-19. We ask everyone to respect other event visitors.
The event is held within a public park. Some of the grass areas are naturally uneven, but there are also tarmac pathways. There is a blue badge only parking area available on a first come, first served basis.
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We encourage people to bring their own chairs or blankets to sit on during the day.
BBQs are not permitted at the festival.
There will be limited seating provided, but you are permitted to bring blankets and camping chairs to sit on.