Leyland's festival to be ‘biggest, busiest and best’

Chorley Citizen: Leyland's festival to be ‘biggest, busiest and best’ Leyland's festival to be ‘biggest, busiest and best’

Leyland Festival, which will be held later this month, is set to be the biggest since the event was revived five years ago.

The day will kick off at 11am on June 21 with morris dancers and a jazz band warming up the crowd in Leyland town centre while Disney characters will hand out free balloons to children.

The parade, boasting up to 100 different floats and vehicles, will travel down Hough Lane at noon making its way to Worden Park via Towngate, St Andrew’s Way and Worden Lane.

At the park, 100 different stalls and pitches have been booked, making it the busiest festival in the last five years.

They include everything from a funfair to a clown show, a surf USA simulator, balloon sculpting and charity stalls.

The main arena will also be busy with dance groups from across the area and the ever popular Paws in the Park Dog Show with its own stalls, activities, displays and classes.

This year will also see the Railway in Leyland open their ‘pub in the park’ for the first time.

Councillor Phil Smith, said: “Last year saw more than 10,000 people pass through the gates at Worden Park and this year the event looks set to be even bigger and even better.

“The festival raises a lot of vital funds for charity and this year we’ll be supporting the Rosemere Cancer Foundation and Cancer UK, as chosen by the Rotary Club.”

Entry costs £3, with children aged 16 and under going free.

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