Pack up your picnics and head to Chorley’s Astley Park on Sunday 25 June for an afternoon of free fun and entertainment as Sid and Rebecca from the popular CBeebies’ show, Let’s Play, head to the town’s annual Picnic in the Park event.

Chorley Council has teamed up with Rock FM to bring the fantastic annual family stage show to Astley Park with performances from Sid and Rebecca, children’s entertainers, top local bands, singers, and more.

The fun starts at 12 noon and will also feature lots of fun activities for children including, sports, games, arts and crafts, football challenges with Chorley Football Club, meet the animals of Pets Corner and not forgetting the opportunity to explore Astley Hall and the exhibitions in Astley Farmhouse.

Chris Sinnott, Director of Policy and Governance with responsibility for events at Chorley Council, said: “Acts from CBeebies have always proved popular with families at our annual Picnic in the Park event so we’re really excited that Sid and Rebecca from CBeebies and other exciting acts and entertainers will be coming to Astley Park on Sunday 25 June.

“Picnic in the Park is a fantastic event and we’ve planned lots of activities throughout the afternoon, including two performances from Sid and Rebecca, an amazing children’s entertainer and some great up and coming bands and singers.  There will also be lots of other great activities for everyone to have a go at, including some Get Up and Go games.

“Come rain or shine, there will be lots going on between 12 noon and 4pm to keep the little ones entertained, so pack up your picnic goodies and come and sing and dance along to Rock FM’s family stage show.”

Anyone driving to Picnic in the Park is being encouraged to be considerate of the residents of Astley Village and either park at Woodlands car park on Southport Road and use the Ackhurst Lodge entrance to Astley Park or park at one of the town centre car parks, which are free on Sundays and are only a short walk from the Park Road or Queens Road entrances to Astley Park. Hallgate car park will be open for blue badge holders only.

Picnic in the Park is just one of the many events organised by Chorley Council to give local people and visitors a great day out in Chorley.  For more inspiration and ideas for a great day out, check out Chorley’s online visitor information centre,