Where is Leyland Festival?

Where is Leyland Festival?

Leyland Festival takes place in Worden Park, with a parade running throughout the town.

When is the festival?

When is the festival?

Leyland Festival takes place on Thursday 2nd June, the first day of the Queen’s extended platinum jubilee bank holiday.

What time does the festival start and end?

What time does the festival start and end?

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.

How do I get to the festival?

How do I get to the festival?

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.

Is there parking at the festival?

Is there parking at the festival?

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.

Where is the nearest train station?

Where is the nearest train station?

Leyland Train Station is located at Golden Hill, Leyland, PR25 3NN.

Do I require a ticket to enter the festival and how much is entry?

Do I require a ticket to enter the festival and how much is entry?

No, this year’s event is unticketed and completely free for all attendees, thanks to support from South Ribble Borough Council.

Is there anything for children to do?

Is there anything for children to do?

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.

Are dogs allowed?

Are dogs allowed?

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.

Can I bring my own food and drink?

Can I bring my own food and drink?

You are not permitted to bring your own food and drink to the festival, and bag searches will take place on arrival. There will be plenty of drink, food and dietary options for you to sample throughout the day. If you require specific specialist food/drink for personal dietary requirements, then you will be allowed to bring this into the festival.

Can I bring alcohol?

Can I bring alcohol?

Alcohol can only be purchased on site from the official bars and vendors. Anyone found bringing alcohol on to the site will have it confiscated and may be asked to leave.

Do I need to bring ID?

Do I need to bring ID?

All bars will operate a challenge 25 policy, if you are asked to prove your age you will need to provide appropriate identification.

How can I pay for food and drink?

How can I pay for food and drink?

Most of the vendors will accept card payments, however, there may be exceptions to this where only cash is accepted.

Is there a bag policy?

Is there a bag policy?

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.

What toilet facilities are at the festival?

What toilet facilities are at the festival?

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.

What accommodation is nearby?

What accommodation is nearby?

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).

Are there any restrictions in place with regards to COVID-19?

Are there any restrictions in place with regards to COVID-19?

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.

Is the festival accessible for those with limited mobility?

Is the festival accessible for those with limited mobility?

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.

I’m interested in trading; how do I apply?

I’m interested in trading; how do I apply?

Expressions of interest should be made to festival@southribble.gov.uk.

Can I bring my own chair?

Can I bring my own chair?

We encourage people to bring their own chairs or blankets to sit on during the day.

Can I bring a BBQ?

Can I bring a BBQ?

BBQs are not permitted at the festival.

Is there seating or do I sit on the grass?

Is there seating or do I sit on the grass?

There will be limited seating provided, but you are permitted to bring blankets and camping chairs to sit on.

Are gazebos allowed?

Are gazebos allowed?

Unfortunately, we are unable to allow gazebos at this event as it would block the view of other festival-goers and restrict space.