Visitors to Astley Park, Chorley, can expect to see more than just dogs being walked on Saturday as ‘Animals in the Park’ makes a return.

Miniature ponies, giant rabbits, pygmy goats and a Jersey cow are just a selection of animals with Fishers Mobile Farm, from Charnock Richard, that will be outside the Coach House between 10am and 4pm.

Councillor Peter Wilson, who oversees events for Chorley Council, said: “Last year was the first time we brought this event to Astley Park and it proved so popular with families we just had to bring it back this summer.

“Once again people of all ages will be able to see and meet a whole range of animals, in a safe environment and will have the opportunity to find out more about them.

“The event is free, so we’re hoping lots of families will come along to see the animals, and perhaps bring a picnic, and make a day of it.”

People who come by car are asked to use the car parks in the town centre, which are free after 1pm on Saturdays, and not park outside residents homes.

Other events over the summer include an outdoor performance of Macbeth, a World War One Commemorative exhibition and Hillcrest Animal Dog Show.

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