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Events

Keep up to date with all the latest events at Barton Grange.

There is always something to look forward to in the Green Room! Located at the back of our Leisure department, we host a wide range of events including creative workshops, wellness experiences, information days and children’s activities.

The Primrose Festival

Event Starts: Saturday 3rd February 2024  | FREE EVENT

Our annual Primrose Festival returns from Saturday 3rd February until Sunday 3rd March. This cheery and colourful celebration shows off old favourites along with a stunning selection of new varieties. Vote for your favourite for a chance to win a gardening hamper worth £100!

A Celebration of Monet with Graham Lowe

Event Date: Friday 23rd February 2024 | 10am – 3:30pm |  £30pp

If you love Claude Monet’s wonderful paintings then come along and learn how to create a landscape in the style of the most famous Impressionist. We will work with acrylic paints to capture the changing light and mood in landscapes.

Healing Drum Chakra Balancing - Sound Healing Session

Event Date: Sunday 25th February 2024 | 11am – 1pm |  £28pp

A unique 1.5 hour sound bath experience using a drum to balance your mind, body and soul.

Primrose Masterclass with Rudy Raes

Event Date: Tuesday February 27th, Wednesday February 28th and Thursday February 29th | 10am-12pm | FREE EVENT

Internationally renowned Belgian grower Rudy Raes Bloemzaden will be showcasing more than 100 traditional and experimental primrose varieties at our 2024 Primrose Festival.

Needle Felted Raccoons with Wagtail

Event Date: Friday 1st March 2024 | 11am – 2pm |  £20pp

Join us for this three hour session to create some wild needle felted raccoons. Come for some crafting, chatting and brew sipping in this beginner friendly session.

Needle Felted Pigeons and Doves with Wagtail

Event Date: Friday 1st March 2024 | 3pm – 5pm |  £15pp

Join us to create some fabulous pigeons and doves. Start by working on several flat pieces for our pigeons and doves. Then we will bring them together to create a 3D piece.

Candle Making Workshop with WICK-ED

Event Date: Saturday 2nd March 2024 | 1:30pm – 3:30pm |  £30pp

Join us at the WICK-ED candle making workshop, a haven for enthusiasts to master the art of candle making. Whether you’re a complete beginner or an experienced candle maker, we will guide you through the fundamentals, using Wick-ed 100% soy wax, quality woodwicks and a beautiful selection of paraben free, premium UK fragrances.

Writing for Children - A Three Week Course

Event Dates: Sunday 3rd March, Saturday 9th March and Sunday 17th March 2024 | 10am – 1pm | £90pp

For an introduction to writing stories for children, join author and illustrator Rhona Whiteford in a short course of three workshops. Whether you want to write a book for your own interest, for children or grandchildren, or with a view to getting published for a wider audience, this series of classes will get you on your way.

Modern Calligraphy Workshop with Mellor & Rose

Event Dates: Sunday 3rd March 2024 | 2pm – 4:30pm |  £69pp

This Modern Calligraphy Workshop is suitable for complete beginners and intermediates. Guided by expert tutors, we will begin by covering the fundamentals of dip pen calligraphy before moving onto learning the upper and lower alphabet, how to link letters, first words and phrases – all exciting! The second half of the workshop covers how to layout greetings cards, letter up and design a piece of wall art along with luxury stationery items. The workshop includes a fully comprehensive calligraphy box with starter kit, a calligraphy workbook and luxe stationery items.

Make Your Own Aromatherapy Perfumes with Pippa Taylor

Event Dates: Friday 8th March 2024 | 11am – 1pm |  £37pp

Delight your senses and learn about the power of essential oils in this enjoyable perfume blending session. Guided by Pippa – an Aromatherapist for 24 years, you will blend oils such as frankincense, jasmine and lavender into 2 different perfumes to take home in beautiful gift boxes.

Meet the RSPB and Give Nature a Home!

Event Date: Tuesday 12th March 2024 | 9:30am – 5pm |  FREE EVENT

Find out about the work of the RSPB and how to give nature a home. Family friendly activities will be available on the day.

Rheumatoid Arthritis Advice & Information Event

Event Dates: Saturday 16th March 2024 | 10:30am – 3pm |  FREE EVENT

This event will give you the opportunity to speak to a wide range of local services who can provide you with FREE information and advice!

Meet the RSPB and Give Nature a Home!

Event Date: Monday 18th March 2024 | 9:30am – 5pm |  FREE EVENT

Find out about the work of the RSPB and how to give nature a home. Family friendly activities will be available on the day.

Spring Flowers in Watercolour and Pen with Jean Palmer

Event Date: Tuesday 19th March 2024 | 10:45am – 12:45pm | £15pp

Join your tutor Jean Palmer to learn how to paint lovely Spring flowers in watercolour with pen details. Suitable for all levels. All equipment is available to borrow and paper is 50p per sheet. Alternatively, bring your own good quality watercolour paper, paints and brushes, a pencil, eraser and water pot. 

Intro to Watercolour Skies & Silhouettes with Jean Palmer

Event Date: Tuesday 19th March 2024 | 2pm – 4pm | £15pp

Join tutor Jean Palmer to learn the basics of watercolour or improve your skills. You’ll paint a sky with silhouetted trees, buildings or grasses and take home a picture ready to frame. All equipment is available to borrow and paper is 50p per sheet. Alternatively, bring your own good quality watercolour paper, paints and brushes.

Project Linus Charity Event with Hilary McCumiskey

Event Dates: Wednesday 20th March 2024 | 10am-4pm | FREE EVENT

A voluntary workshop to create patchwork quilts and knitted/crochet blankets for Lancashire children in trauma.

Light & Water Made Easy with Graham Lowe

Event Date: Friday 22nd March 2024 | 10am – 3:30pm |  £30pp

Learn how to depict light and water in your to paintings. We will work with acrylic paints to capture the light and water in your painting.

Lancashire Hawks & Owls

Event Dates: Saturday 23rd – Sunday 24th March 2024 | 10:30am-3:30pm | FREE EVENT

Lancashire Hawks and Owls is a private organisation that rescues and looks after birds of prey which cannot be returned to the wild. At this event you’ll have a chance to meet both the people and the birds they rescue! All the birds of prey in the display are hand reared and totally approachable which means you can touch them and have your photo taken with them for a charge of £2 (cash only). Come along for a fascinating look at these wonderful creatures. 

Fused Glass Lantern with Crafty Diane

Event Dates: Monday 25th March 2024 |  10am – 12:30pm |  £40pp

Decorate 4 glass panels with bullseye glass and inclusions. The design and colour choice is yours but there is plenty of help on hand!

Candle Making Workshop with WICK-ED

Event Date: Tuesday 26th March 2024 | 11am – 1pm |  £30pp

Join us at the WICK-ED candle making workshop, a haven for enthusiasts to master the art of candle making. Whether you’re a complete beginner or an experienced candle maker, we will guide you through the fundamentals, using Wick-ed 100% soy wax, quality woodwicks and a beautiful selection of paraben free, premium UK fragrances.

Steampunk Extravaganza Mixed Media with Crafty Diane

Event Dates: Wednesday 27th March 2024 | 2pm – 4:30pm |  £35pp

Learn about how to upcycle and create items decorated in steampunk/ industrial style using texture paste, acrylic paint, gilding waxes, metal charms and memorabilia. 

Make A Set Of Aromatherapy Bath Salts with Pippa Taylor

Event Dates: Thursday 28th March 2024 | 11am – 1pm |  £37pp

Delight your senses and enjoy blending essential oils together with, colourful, fragrant dried flowers to create your very own set of three luxurious bath salts. Guided by Pippa – an Aromatherapist for 24 years, you will blend oils like ylang-ylang, jasmine and frankincense to make a beautiful, sensual gift set.

Make Your Own Lampshade with The Gingham Flamingo

Event Date: Saturday 30th March 2024 | 10:30am – 1pm |  £33pp

Brighten up your home by making your own lampshade with Sarah of The Gingham Flamingo. Your lampshade can be made to use as either a ceiling pendant or table lamp. All materials provided and you can chose from Sarah’s fabrics or bring your own. If you bring your own fabric it will need to be a non-stretch cotton and you’ll need approx. half a metre. Kits will be available to purchase if you’re hooked and want to make another one!

Make Your Own Tealight Lantern with The Gingham Flamingo

Event Date: Tuesday 2nd April 2024 | 11am – 1pm |  £22pp

Make your own tealight lantern workshop with Sarah of The Gingham Flamingo. These will look fab on your fireplace, in any room or outside once we get some lighter nights. You will receive all the materials needed to make 1 lantern plus an LED battery tea light and can choose your design/colour from Sarah’s fabrics. You may bring your own non-stretch cotton fabric and you’ll need a piece 35cm wide x 15cm deep. Kits will be available to purchase if you’re hooked and want to make another one!

Make Your Own Fairy Or Goblin Home Lantern with Wagtail

Event Date: Friday 5th April 2024 | 10:30am – 12:30pm | £15pp

Finish off the half term with these characterful fairy or goblin houses, perfect for decorating your room or windowsill.

Needle Felted Chicks and Ducks with Wagtail

Event Date: Friday 5th April 2024 | 3pm – 17pm | £15pp

Join us for this two hour session to create some sweet Needle felted ducklings or chicks . Come for some crafting, chatting and brew sipping in this beginner friendly session.

Fused Glass Night Light Workshop with Crafty Diane

Event Date: Saturday 6th April 2024 | 10am – 12:30pm |  £50pp

learn about the joys and chemistry of glass fusing using Bullseye glass. Diane will guide you to design and make your own piece of glass art which will then be fused and made into a night light which can be plugged into your USB port or a plug adaptor. 

Lancashire Hawks & Owls

Event Dates: Saturday 13th April – Sunday 14th April 2024 | 10:30am-3:30pm | FREE EVENT

Lancashire Hawks and Owls is a private organisation that rescues and looks after birds of prey which cannot be returned to the wild. At this event you’ll have a chance to meet both the people and the birds they rescue! All the birds of prey in the display are hand reared and totally approachable which means you can touch them and have your photo taken with them for a charge of £2 (cash only). Come along for a fascinating look at these wonderful creatures. 

Project Linus Charity Event with Hilary McCumiskey

Event Dates: Wednesday 17th  April 2024 | 10am-4pm | FREE EVENT

A voluntary workshop to create patchwork quilts and knitted/crochet blankets for Lancashire children in trauma.

Healing Drum Chakra Balancing - Sound Healing Session

Event Date: Sunday 21st April 2024 | 11am – 1pm |  £28pp

A unique 1.5 hour sound bath experience using a drum to balance your mind, body and soul.

Watercolour Effects with Salt, Oil Pastel, Brusho or Masking with Jean Palmer

Event Date: Tuesday 23rd April 2024 | 10:45 – 12:45pm | £15pp

Join tutor Jean Palmer to experiment with watercolour effects using salt, oil pastel, brusho or masking. Bring your watercolours and art equipment to our creative sessions. Equipment available for beginners. Paper is 50p.

Learn to Sketch on Tinted Paper with Jean Palmer

Event Date: Tuesday 23rd April 2024 | 2pm – 4pm | £15pp

Join tutor Jean to sketch in soft pencil or charcoal and add white highlights. Ideal for all levels. Bring any art equipment you have (equipment also available to borrow, paper is 50p/20p)

Landscapes Made Easy with Graham Lowe

Event Date: Friday 26th April 2024 | 10am – 3:30pm |  £30pp

Learn how to create simplified landscape paintings and  be shown how to use a range of acrylic painting techniques following a step by step painting demonstration.

Modern Calligraphy Workshop with Mellor & Rose

Event Dates: Sunday 28th April 2024 | 11am – 1:30pm |  £69pp

This Modern Calligraphy Workshop is suitable for complete beginners and intermediates. Guided by expert tutors, we will begin by covering the fundamentals of dip pen calligraphy before moving onto learning the upper and lower alphabet, how to link letters, first words and phrases – all exciting! The second half of the workshop covers how to layout greetings cards, letter up and design a piece of wall art along with luxury stationery items. The workshop includes a fully comprehensive calligraphy box with starter kit, a calligraphy workbook and luxe stationery items.

Silk Painting Greeting Cards with Crafty Diane

Event Date: Monday 29th April 2024 | 10am – 12:30pm |  £40pp

Ever admired silk painting but thought it was beyond you? – then this is the workshop for you! No previous experience or artistic ability necessary. You will make 5  greeting cards with a choice of themes ( eg flowers, animals) using a variety of colours of silk paints on pre guttad patterns. This will allow you to concentrate on the paints and how they flow on the silk. 

Did you know?

Our dedicated events space is available to hire!

We host a wide range of events including creative workshops, wellness experiences, information days and children’s activities.  We’re always on the lookout for more unique events to host in our Green Room!

If you are interested in hiring our venue, please contact our Events Organiser Georgina Jackson. We can help you plan your event including ticketing and promotion. 

 

Email: [email protected]

Special Events

Special Events

Make Your Own Easter Bonnet

Event Date: 6th April 2023 | |  £3.50 per child

Come and get creative and crafty at our fun Easter bonnet workshop. Each session runs for 30 minutes. Children must be aged over 3 and accompanied by an adult at all times.  

Image of different suncatchers and wind chimes including butterflies, easter eggs and rainbows.

Paint Your Own Easter Suncatcher

Event Date: 13th April 2023 | £3.50 per child

Come and get creative and decorate your own suncatcher chimes. The session runs for 30 minutes. Children must be aged over 3 and accompanied by an adult at all times.

Paint Your Own Wellington Boot and Seed Planting

Event Date: 13th April 2023 | £5 per child

Come and get creative at our crafty workshop where you will paint your own wellington boot plant pot and then sow your own seeds. The session will run for 1 hour. Children must be aged over 3 and be accompanied by an adult at all times.

 

Paint Your Own Easter Bunny

Event Date: 6th April 2023 |

£3.50 per child

Come and get creative and crafty at our fun paint your own ceramic Easter bunny workshop. Each session runs for 30 minutes. Children must be aged over 3 and accompanied by an adult at all times. 

Make your own Miniature Garden

Event Date: 1st June 2023 | 10am – 11am | 11:30am – 12:30pm |  1pm – 2pm | 2:30pm – 3:30pm | £10 per child

Come and get creative at our crafty workshop where you will taught how to make your very own miniature garden to celebrate National Children’s Gardening Week. Children must be over 3 years old and be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Wild Workshops: Critter Time Garden Special with Steven Wild

Event Date: 2nd June 2023 | 11am – 12pm | £20 per child

Hands-on session empowering children to get closer than ever before to a range of garden creatures including: millipedes, centipedes, snails, frogs and mice. Participants will use scientific equipment and new-found skills to discover more about our fascinating garden visitors. Minimum age 5 years.

Paint your own Ceramic Gnome or Pixie

Event Dates: 17th August 2023 | 10am – 10:45am | 11:15am – 12pm | 12:30pm – 1:15pm | 1:45pm – 2:30pm |  £6 per child

Get creative and paint your own ceramic summer gnome or pixie.  Each session runs for 45 minutes. Children must be aged over 3 and accompanied by an adult at ALL times. 

Paint your own Wooden Bird Box

Event Dates: 24th August 2023 | 10am-11am |  £10 per child

Get creative and paint your own wooden bird box. Each session runs for 1 hour. Children must be aged over 3 and accompanied by an adult at ALL times. 

Special Event: Simon McMinnis: The Pumpkin Carver

Event Date: Saturday 28th October 2023  9:30am – 5pm | Sunday 29th October 10:30am – 4:30pm  |  FREE EVENT | Location: Outdoor Plant Area

Mark your calendars for this exciting event, and be sure to join us on October 28th and 29th to witness Simon McMinnis: The Pumpkin Carver in action. Prepare to be amazed, inspired, and enchanted by the artistry of pumpkin carving like you’ve never seen before.

Afternoon Tea with Stephen Bayliss

Event Date: 28th September 2023 | 2:30pm |  £40pp

Stephen Bayliss is a singer-songwriter and entertainer who’s been charming audiences for over three decades. With his unmistakable voice and charismatic character, he sets the gold standard in vocal performances.  

A Festive Afternoon Tea with Stephen Bayliss

Event Dates: Tuesday 12th December |  3:30pm | Willows Restaurant

Come join us and listen to the dulcet tones of renowned crooner Stephen Bayliss for a perfect afternoon shared with parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles as we return to the classic songs of yesteryear by Frank Sinatra, Matt Monro, Nat King Cole, Vic Damone, Johnny Mathis and many more!

Christmas Carol Concert 2023

Event Date: Sunday 3rd December 2023 | 6:30pm | The Riverside Cafe | £8

Join us in The Riverside Café at Barton Grange for an evening full of joy and festive celebration!

The Fellside Team of Churches and Preston Salvation Army Band unite in harmony to perform a set of traditional Christmas carols.
Enjoy complimentary mince pies and mulled wine too!

January Homeware Sale

Event Starts: Friday 5th January 2024 | FREE EVENT

Our annual Homeware Sale will return on Friday 5th January 2024. Packed full of fabulous bargains for your home, this five week long event includes fantastic deals on cookware, tableware, glassware, home electricals, textiles, bedding and more!

Painting Events

Painting Events

Summer Trees Painting Workshop with Graham Lowe

Event Dates: 27th January 2023 | 10am – 3:30pm |  £30pp

In this workshop experienced artist Graham Lowe will guide you through a range of acrylic painting techniques to capture the light and mood of a warm summer’s day. Please bring along a selection of acrylic paints and brushes.

Skies and Silhouettes Watercolour Painting with Jean Palmer

Event Date: 21st February 2023 | 2pm – 4pm |  £14pp

Join your experienced tutor Jean Palmer to learn the art of using watercolours to create a skies and silhouette painting. Bring any watercolours you have or borrow class equipment.

Evening Light Painting Workshop with Graham Lowe

Event Date: 24th March 2023 | 10am – 3:30pm |  £30pp

If you have always wanted to learn how to paint a landscape with evening light then come along and learn how. The workshop is open to anyone from total beginner to the more experienced painter.  You will be shown how to use a range of acrylic painting techniques following a step by step painting demonstration to capture the light and mood of an evening light landscape.

Pen and Wash Flowers with Jean Palmer

Event Date: 17th January 2023 | 2pm – 4pm | £14pp

Join your experienced Tutor Jean Palmer to learn the basics of drawing flowers in pen and adding waterolour washes. This is a simple, illustrative style which is easy and effective. Bring any watercolour equipment you have or borrow class equipment on the day of the workshop.

Papercut Layered Silhouette Frames with Pocket Wren

Event Dates: 10th February 2023 | 10am – 1pm |  £30pp

Learn how to create and frame a layered animal paper cut. The session will begin with a chance to sharpen your knife skills on some practice cuts before moving on to your final project. Suitable for all abilities, all materials and drinks are provided, just bring a steady hand and a bit of patience!

Needle Felted Animals or Landscape with Chrissy Webster

Event Dates: 11th February 2023 | 1pm – 4pm |  £30pp

Needle felting is a unique way to create a three dimensional effect with wool. In this class you will learn how to create texture, depth and detail using felting and sewing needles, beads and embellishments. Take home the completed fabric piece to add to a frame or wall hanging. 

Night Scene Painting Workshop with Graham Lowe

Event Date: 28th February 2023 | 10am – 3:30pm |  £30pp

If you have always wanted to learn how to paint a night scene with all the lights and reflections then come along to this workshop to learn how. Graham is a working artist who has over 20 years of experience in teaching art. This class is open to anyone from total beginners to the more experienced painter. Tea and coffee included.

Circle Art Watercolour Workshop with Jean Palmer

Event Date: 18th April 2023 | 2pm – 4pm |  £14pp

Try using watercolours to paint within a circle to create a pretty or bold image ready to frame. Bring any watercolours you have or borrow class equipment.

Rustic Door with Flowers with Jean Palmer

Event Dates: Tuesday 23rd January 2024 | 10:45am-12:45pm | £15

Join tutor Jean Palmer to use simple techniques to draw a quaint doorway and flowers, adding watercolour touches. Images provided and art equipment (paper 50p) but please bring any watercolours/good quality watercolour paper/ brushes you already have.

Paint/Draw Natural Objects with Jean Palmer

Event Date: Tuesday 13th February 2024 | 2pm – 4pm | £15pp

Join tutor Jean Palmer to paint from natural objects such as shells, leaves or feathers using any medium such as pen, watercolour, watercolour pencils or pastel pencils (available to borrow). Please bring any art equipment you happen to have. Paper is 20p.

Print/Paint in Gold, Bronze and Silver with Jean Palmer

Event Date: Tuesday 13th February 2024 | 10:45am – 12:45pm | £15pp

Try something different and create stunning effects. Paint or print floral art using gold, silver or bronze paint and pens on black card. Paint is provided (card 20p) but please bring any brushes and art equipment you happen to have.

A watercolour and pen painting of orange and yellow flowers in a pot

Pot Plant Doodles - Watercolour and Pen with Jean Palmer

Event Date: Tuesday 19th December 2023 | 10:45am – 12:45pm |  £14pp

Join tutor Jean Palmer to draw and paint colourful pot plants, ideal for beginners and improvers. Go small for card designs or larger for a bold image, ready to frame! Please bring any good quality watercolour paints/ watercolour paper/brushes you have or borrow class equipment. Paper is 50p.

Botanical Art Painting with Jean Palmer

Event Date: Tuesday 19th December 2023 | 2pm – 4pm |  £14pp

Learn the basics of botanical flower painting using the damp-on-damp technique. This method is a way of painting flowers to look realistic. Bring your watercolour equipment and good quality watercolour paper or borrow class equipment. Paper is 50p.

Creative Animal Art in Pen with Jean Palmer

Event Dates: Tuesday 23rd January 2024 | 2pm-4pm | £15

Join tutor Jean Palmer in drawing wild animals, insects or pet portraits with delicate pen sketching or more creative options. No prior skill required. Bring your sketch pad and any drawing pens you have. Equipment available to borrow (paper 20p).

Dramatic Landscapes with Graham Lowe

Event Dates: Friday 26th January 2024 | 10am-3:30pm | £30

Work with acrylic paints to capture the light and mood of a dramatic Lake District landscape. Please bring along a selection of acrylic paints and paint brushes.

Craft Events

Craft Events

Mosaic Garden Plaque Workshop with Chrissy Webster

Event Dates: 22nd February 2023 | 12:30pm – 4pm |  £33pp

Create a welcome addition to your garden wall. You will gain skills in basic cutting and adhering of tiles, beads and glass shapes. By the end of the workshop you will take away your very own page-sized garden gem and will be given grout to apply at home. Craft tools and materials are included. 

Writing for Children - A Three Week Course

Event Dates: 19th February, 26th February & 5th March 2023 | 10am – 1pm | £90pp

For an introduction to writing stories for children, join author and illustrator Rhona Whiteford in a short course of three workshops. Whether you want to write a book for your own interest, for children or grandchildren, or with a view to getting published for a wider audience, this series of classes will get you on your way.

Papercut Posy Frame Workshop with Pocket Wren

Event Date: 22nd April 2023 | 10am – 1pm |  £30pp

Join us for 3 hour session of relaxing paper craft. During this workshop you will learn the skills you need to design and cut your own wildflower posy papercut using a craft knife.

Image of decorative red, blue and white patterned bunting

Bunting Workshop with Hilary McCumiskey

Event Dates: 3rd May 2023 | 10am – 4:30pm | £38pp

Come and create a string of British royal flags, in your own style, to celebrate the King’s Coronation. Fabric is provided but please bring your own sewing machine and kit, plus any ribbons or trimmings if you have them.

Fused Glass Relief Plaque or Pendant with Chrissy Webster

Event Date: 7th May 2023 | 10am – 12:30pm | £33pp

Create your own unique fused glass art. In this class you will achieve a basic understanding of glass fusing, consider the design process, experiment with colour, textures and shapes to create distinctive glass art. The choice is yours to make a variety of items including plaques, hangings or pendants. All tools, materials and glass firing is included.

Wire Wrap Jewellery with Chrissy Webster

Event Date: 20th April 2023 | 1pm – 4pm |  £30pp

Create your own beautiful wire wrapped jewellery using traditional techniques. You will look at the history of the techniques used before creating your own necklace, earrings or key ring. All materials and tools are included.

Image of a papercut hare

Papercut Hares Workshop with Pocket Wren

Event Date: 21st May 2023 | 11am – 2pm |  £30pp

In this relaxing half-day workshop, you will learn the techniques of decorative paper cutting and create your own framed piece of art from the simplest of materials, the humble sheet of paper. 

Soy Batik Cloth Painting with Chrissy Webster

Event Date: 11th June 2023 | 1pm – 4pm | £30pp

In this workshop you will explore how to apply soy wax and fabric paints to create a vibrant textile piece. The class will cover pattern making and the different ways of applying the dyes. You can then experiment with the techniques learnt to make your cloth painting.

3 different coloured garden mosaics created with glass

Garden Mosaic Suncatcher Workshop with Chrissy Webster

Event Date: 8th June 2023 | 12:30pm – 4pm | £33pp

Learn how to cut and design with stained glass in a more fun and freestyle way compared with traditional leaded glass. You will take home your own A5 sized masterpiece with some grout, which is applied at home.

Image of the beach with rocks looking out to sea with a boat with a red mast and three birds. Created using folded fabric

Folded Fabric Workshop with Hilary McCumiskey

Event Date: 15th June 2023 | 10am – 4:30pm | £36pp

We will use fabrics with delicate miniature landscape patterns, to gradually create a folded landscape by hand or machine. This can then be framed for display in pride of place. Please bring your own sewing kit, sewing machine and accessories.

Seascapes - Mixed Media Watercolour Workshop with Wagtail

Event Date: Monday 23rd October 2023 | 11am – 1pm |  £20pp

Explore your style in this relaxing mixed media and watercolour workshop. All experience levels are welcome. Discover different ways of creating seascapes and adding some creatures and boats. All materials and paper provided. 

Image of orange origami flower

Origami Flower Workshop with Sally Bamford

Event Date: 16th June 2023 | 10:30am – 12:30pm | £25pp

A creative and relaxed workshop where you will learn to fold hanging flower decorations from colourful Scandi inspired paper designs! A complete origami kit is provided.

Embossed metal heart in a white frame

Upcycled Metal Embossed Art with Pocket Wren

Event Dates: 5th August 2023 | 10am – 1pm |  £33pp

The perfect eco-friendly workshop, turn the humble can into something beautiful to treasure for years to come. You will learn metal shaping and embossing skills to enable you to create your own unique floral designs. You will take away a beautiful framed creation at the end of the session. Made from humble drinks can; proving that one man’s trash can most definitely be another’s treasure! Suitable for beginners. All materials will be provided but please feel free to bring along any unwanted rinsed used drinks cans.

Felt landscape with rolling hills, blue sky, pink flowers and fluffy sheep.

Needle Felted Landscapes with Chrissy Webster

Event Date: Saturday 20th January 2024 | 1pm – 4pm |  £30pp

We will learn how to create texture, depth and detail using felting and sewing needles, beads and embellishments. You can take home the completed fabric piece to add to a frame or wall hanging.

Image of fused glass chime.

Fused Glass Chimes with Chrissy Webster

Event Dates: 6th August 2023 | 1pm – 3:30pm |  £33pp

If you want to get started making your own unique fused glass art, then this is the class for you. You will achieve a basic understanding of glass fusing, consider the design process, experiment with colour, textures and shape to create you own distinctive glass chime.

Write That Book - Writing For Other Adults - 3 Week Course with Rhona Whiteford

Event Date: Sunday 7th, Saturday 13th and Sunday 21st January 2024 | 10am – 1pm | £90pp

Whether you want to write for your own interest, or with a view to getting published for a wider audience, in this workshop you will learn from an established author who will set you on the right track. 

Mosaic artwork of red flowers to create a suncatcher

Summer Mosaic Suncatcher Workshop with Chrissy Webster

Event Date: 9th July 2023 | 12:30pm – 4pm |  £33pp

Create a scene in your window with a sun catcher. Choose a from a summer landscape, flowers or wildlife theme. Learn skills in basic glass cutting and adhering of sheet glass, beads and glass shapes. You will take away your very own illuminated scenery.

Needle Felted Lovebirds with Wagtail

Event Date: Friday 2nd February 2024 | 11am – 2pm |  £20pp

On this relaxing, fun-filled, beginner-friendly felting workshop, show yourself some love this February and make a needle felted lovebird to bring home with you.

Flat Needle Felted Hearts with Wagtail

Event Date: Friday 2nd February 2024 | 3pm – 5pm |  £15pp

Join us in the afternoon to create some beautiful needle felted hearts! Treat yourself to some time to be creative.

chequed brown and grey woolen clutch bag.

Clutch Purse Workshop with Hilary McCumiskey

Event Date: 27th – 28th September 2023 | 10am – 4:30pm |  £72pp

An opportunity to create an extremely useful, practical and stylish clutch/wallet purse. You will use a variety of sewing machine techniques to create an outer case, plenty of slots and a zipped pocket section.

Autumn Modern Calligraphy Workshop with Mellor & Rose

Event Date: 20th September 2023 | 11am – 1:30pm | £69pp

Guided by expert tutors, you will begin by covering the fundamentals of how to hold the dip pen, learning the pressures and rhythms that give calligraphy its characteristic contrasting strokes. This autumn themed workshop includes a fully comprehensive boxed starter kit and all the materials you will need.

Tree - Mixed Media Watercolour Workshop with Wagtail

Event Date: 5th October 2023 | 12pm – 2pm |  £20pp

Explore your style in this relaxing mixed media and watercolour workshop. All experience levels are welcome. Discover different ways of creating trees and even adding some critters. All materials and paper provided.

Make a Wish Hanging Paper Cut with Pocket Wren

Event Date: 20th October 2023 | 10am – 1pm | £30pp

Join us for a relaxing workshop to create your own dandelion paper cut and see if you can bring a little magic into your life! During the session, you will design and cut your very own Dandelion seed head.

Family Puppetry Workshop with Wagtail

Event Date: Thursday 26th October 2023 | 11am – 1pm |  £20pp

Jump into the wild world of puppets! Make your own puppets as a family and learn how to bring them to life. You will make puppets that can fly, walk and swim as part of this morning’s puppetry session. Materials included.

Puppetry For Adults Workshop with Wagtail

Event Date: Thursday 26th October 2023 | 2pm – 4pm |  £20pp

Discover the world of puppetry in this interactive workshop. Create a table top puppet with recycled materials and paper then practice a range of movements. Materials provided. This session is catered towards adults and young adults.

Owl Needle Felting Workshop with Wagtail

Event Date: Friday 10th November 2023 | 12pm – 2pm |  £20pp

Have some fun learning how to needle felt your own owl. Whether you’re exploring this media for the first time or enjoy it as a regular hobby join us for a cosy November afternoon craft.

Through The Eyes of Sir David Attenborough's Gardener with Alan Hulme

Event Date: Saturday 18th November 2023 | 11am – 1pm |  £30pp

RHS National Judge and expert gardener, Alan Hulme, is joining us to talk about his time working as a gardener for one of Britain’s National Treasures, Sir David Attenborough. During the talk, Alan will share the secrets of garden success and explains the best practice he uses to look after his own garden. As well as this, he will reveal some insights into the great man himself.

Needle Felted Shorebirds with Wagtail

Event Starts: Friday 5th January 2024 | 11am – 2pm | £20pp

Kick start your new year with your very own needle felted Shore bird. 

Treat yourself to some time to be creative. 

Make Your Own Lampshade with The Gingham Flamingo

Event Date: Monday 22nd January 2024 | 10:30am – 1pm |  £33pp

Brighten up your home by making your own lampshade with Sarah of The Gingham Flamingo. Your lampshade can be made to use as either a ceiling pendant or table lamp. All materials provided and you can chose from Sarah’s fabrics or bring your own. If you bring your own fabric it will need to be a non-stretch cotton and you’ll need approx. half a metre. Kits will be available to purchase if you’re hooked and want to make another one!

Wellbeing Events

Wellbeing Events

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Parent and Carer First Aid Class with Mini First Aid

Event Date: 10th June 2023 | 10am – 12pm | £25pp

Ideal first aid class for  parents, grandparents, foster carers, babysitters and anyone who looks after young children.
Class covers baby and child CPR, what to do in the event of choking, bleeding, burns, broken bones, meningitis awareness, febrile seizures and more.

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Relaxing Spring Sound Bath and Journaling Workshop with Laura Pearson

Event Date: 13th May 2023 | 11am – 12:30pm | £22pp

Laura will guide you through a grounding meditation to help you arrive into the space and let go of everything you have going on, before guiding you through a mini journaling workshop to help you reflect on what you want to get out of the spring season.

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Cosy Autumnal Mini Retreat: Sound Bath and Journaling Workshop with Laura Pearson

Event Date: 13th September 2023 | 11am – 12:30pm | £20pp

Inspired by the cosy autumn season, you’ll be guided through a mindfulness meditation, a reflective journaling workshop, and a cosy candlelit relaxing sound bath. This is perfect for you if you want to connect with your inner calm, carve out some time for self-care and simply relax.

Healing Drum Chakra Balancing - Sound Healing Session

Event Date: 9th September 2023 | 11am – 1pm |  £28pp

A unique 1.5 hour sound bath experience using a drum to balance your mind, body and soul.

Goals - You Are Designed to Succeed in Life with Sarah McMillan

Event Date: 23rd September 2023 | 10am – 1pm | £20pp

Unlock your mind to live a RICH life where there are no limitations. Are you ready to re-write the story of your life? Join Sarah for a transformative morning that will empower you to have an impact to start to change your life.

Free Events

Free Events

Lancashire Hawks & Owls

Event Dates: 16th-17th  September 2023 | 10am-3:30pm | FREE EVENT

Lancashire Hawks and Owls is a private organisation that rescues and looks after birds of prey which cannot be returned to the wild.
The team from Lancashire Hawks and Owls are coming to Barton Grange Garden Centre this month. At this event you’ll have a chance to meet both the people and the birds they rescue! All the birds of prey in the display are hand reared and totally approachable which means you can touch them and have your photo taken with them for a charge of £2 (cash only). Come along for a fascinating look at these wonderful creatures. 

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Lancashire County Council - FOSTER WITH US

Event Date: 14th May 2023 | 10am – 2:30pm | FREE EVENT

On Sunday 14th May, foster carers and social workers from Lancashire County Council will be in the Green Room at Barton Grange.  They will be available to chat to anyone interested in fostering or adoption, answer questions and put forward enquiries.  Children’s games and colouring will be available. 

Accrington Bonsai Society

Event Dates: 23rd April 2023 | 10am-4:30pm | FREE EVENT

The club are happy to be returning to Barton Grange for the 1st time since 2019. The club will be running a public vote for the best tree in show for the inaugural ‘Pauline Smith Memorial’ trophy. Come along and have a chat to the club members and a demonstration will be held at 1pm.

Free NHS Health Checks

Event Dates: 10th & 11th October 2023 | 10am – 3:30pm | FREE EVENT

Kepple Lane Pharmacy will be providing Free NHS Health Checks in the Green Room at Barton Grange over a period of two days. No appointment is needed, if you fit the criteria just come along! 

Meet the RSPB and Give Nature a Home!

Event Date: 9th October 2023 | 9:30am – 5pm |  FREE EVENT

Find out about the work of the RSPB and how to give nature a home. Family friendly activities will be available on the day.

Come and Meet The Preston Branch of Parkinson’s UK

Event Date: Sunday 19th November 2023 | 11am – 4pm |  FREE EVENT

Find out about the support available in your area, the activities organised by the branch and the help Parkinson’s UK can provide.

Festive Events

Festive Events

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Christmas Bauble Calligraphy Workshop with Mellor and Rose

Event Date: 3rd December 2023 | 11am – 1:30pm |  £69pp

Join Mellor & Rose on their seasonal Christmas Bauble Calligraphy Workshop. You’ll hand letter your own baubles with names of your choice! Learn the key fundamentals of hand lettering with a script-style alphabet. From here we’ll start to create your personalised baubles! All materials included and yours to keep forever (and ever!)

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Christmas Calligraphy Workshop with Mellor and Rose

Event Date: 15th October 2023 | 11am – 1:30pm |  £69pp

Join Mellor & Rose on their Christmas-themed dip pen calligraphy workshop. By the end of the class, you will be well on your way to lettering up your very own gift tags, Christmas cards and envelopes, along with some festive wall art quotes for your home (or to give as a gift!) The workshop is guided by two expert tutors and includes a full starter kit that you can take home.

Christmas Bauble Lettering Workshop with Mellor and Rose

Event Date:  Sunday 12th November 2023 | 11am – 1:30pm |  £69pp

Join Mellor & Rose on their seasonal Christmas Bauble Lettering Workshop. You’ll hand letter your own baubles with names of your choice! Learn the key fundamentals of hand lettering with a script-style alphabet. From here we’ll start to create your personalised baubles where you learn to letter the names of your choice onto the baubles! Exciting! All materials included and yours to keep forever (and ever!)

Festive Felting Fun Workshop with Chrissy Webster

Event Date: Thursday 30th November 2023 | 10am – 1pm |  £30pp

Enjoy creating colourful fabric art with wool! Explore richly textured fabric through the medium of merino wool, trims and embellishments! Work with felting needles to create design and add fine detail with a sewing needle. Create a variety of shapes to hang during the festive season. All tools and materials are included in this class.

Festive Glass Tree Workshop with Chrissy Webster

Event Date: Thursday 30th November 2023 | 1:30pm – 4pm |  £33pp

Create colourful fused glass festive decorations for your window, tree or for a gift. We will cover an array of glass ‘tack’ fusing techniques with glass embellishments and enamels. Decorate 3 trees 8cm tall.

Special Event:
Christmas Nights

Event Dates: Tuesday 14th November until Saturday 16th December |   FREE EVENT 

Tuesday to Saturday from Tuesday 14th November until Saturday 16th December, the garden centre will be open until 8pm for late night shopping!

Special Event:
Family Christmas Events

Event Dates: Saturday 25th November until 24th December 2023

Welcome to our Christmas Events for 2023! This year, we have three events to choose from. Please read all the information about each event carefully before making your selection.

MISC

MISC

Best Destination Garden Centre in the UK

15/02/2022

Barton Grange Garden Centre has done it once again! At a virtual awards presentation held on 15th February 2022, Barton Grange Garden Centre was announced as the winner of the ‘Destination Garden Centre of the Year’ award. This title presented by the Garden Centre Association (GCA) names Barton Grange as the best large garden centre within the UK.

£7000 Donated to Local Charities

25/01/2021

The Barton Grange Group pledged a donation of £2 from every ticket sold in its Santa’s Christmas Journey event. Each child chose the good cause they would like to support during their trip, with totals totted up this January and awarded to the charities in a presentation at The Flower Bowl Entertainment Centre.