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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.

Creative Flower Painting with Jean Palmer

Event Date: Tuesday 18th June 2024 | 10:45am – 12:45pm |  £15pp

Get creative with tutor Jean and use mixed media plus watercolour to create small floral artworks ready to frame. Please bring any art equipment you happen to have. Paper is 50p and equipment is also available to borrow.

Pen and Wash Houses with Jean Palmer

Event Date: Tuesday 18th June 2024 | 2pm – 4pm |  £15pp

Join our session on drawing house groups in pen, adding watercolour tints, textures and shadows. Please bring any watercolour equipment you have. Paper is 50p and other equipment can be borrowed.

Project Linus Charity Event with Hilary McCumiskey

Event Dates: Wednesday 19th June 2024 | 10am-4pm | FREE EVENT

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

Music to Calm The Soul with Phil Gibson

Event Date: Thursday 20th June 2024 | 2pm – 3:30pm |  £20pp

A healing, relaxing Sound bath experience using flutes, Tibetan singing bowls, Rav-Vast, the voice, gongs, rattles and rain sticks amongst other instruments. Come along and experience the power of sound.

Weaving Workshop with Erika

Event Date: Friday 21st June 2024 | 10am – 4pm | £80pp

Explore your creativity and learn a new skill of weaving with Erika. Experiment with patterns, yarns, combinations of colours and textures and weave a unique rug, cushion cover, hanging or tote bag.

Make Your Own Lampshade with The Gingham Flamingo

Event Date: Saturday 22nd June 2024 | 10:30am – 12:30pm |  £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!

Healing Drum Chakra Balancing - Sound Healing Session

Event Date: Sunday 23rd June 2024 | 11am – 1pm |  £28pp

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

A Story Told by David Austin Roses

Event Date: Tuesday 25th  June 2024 | from 2pm |  £10pp

Milly Cole, Sales Executive from David Austin Roses invites you to join him as he talks to us about one of the greatest rosarians of all time and the journey David Austin made during his lifetime.

A Ladies Afternoon of Style with Sarah Harris from Colour Me Beautiful

Event Date: Thursday 27th  June 2024 | 1pm – 2:30pm |  £15pp

This session is a great starting point for anyone wanting to understand more about ‘Style Personalities’ and how this affects why we buy certain items, also useful styling tips that will help get you started on your style journey.

Manifesting Your Reality - Understanding the Law of Attraction with Sarah McMillan

Event Date: Sunday 30th June 2024 | 11am – 1pm |  £10 contribution is donated to Derian House Children’s Hospice

It’s time to stop feeling stuck, in limiting beliefs and start living from your highest potential, no matter what is going on in your life right now, a shift your mindset will start to open you up to possibilities.

Volmary Presentation with Nigel Johnson

Event Date: Friday 5th July 2024 | 10am – 12noon | FREE EVENT

At our event you can check out Volmary’s new experimental mini petunias and fuchsias in our Green Room. It’s a great chance to chat with the experts, join a Q&A session, or listen to a presentation by Nigel.

Parkinson's Information and Support Event

Event Date: Sunday 7th July 2024 | 10:30am – 4pm |  FREE EVENT

Information and awareness event for people with Parkinson’s, family and friends. Drop in at any time to find out more about local activities and support. Take part in a dance/movement “Connect & Flow” for Parkinson’s taster session at 1:30pm – 2pm. 

Fused Glass Lantern with Crafty Diane

Event Date: Monday 8th July 2024 | 2pm – 4:30pm |  £40pp

Decorate 4 glass panels with bullseye glass and inclusions.  Learn about Frits, stringers , confetti glass and much more. The workshop is suitable for all levels of experience. 

Art in the Garden: Fused Glass and Iron Ornament Workshop with Crafty Diane

Event Date: Tuesday 9th July 2024 | 10am – 12:45pm | £130 for 30cm/5ft ornament

Decorate a 30cm glass circle with Bullseye glass to produce a colourful, eye catching piece of art for your garden. Your piece will then be fired in a kiln to be collected at a later date along with the bespoke iron stand. All the materials, tuition, and help to design and make your own piece of fused glass for your garden is provided.

Healing Drum Chakra Balancing - Sound Healing Session

Event Date: Saturday 13th July 2024 | 11am – 1pm |  £28pp

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

Fused Glass Night Light Workshop with Crafty Diane

Event Date: Monday 15th July 2024 | 11am – 1:30pm |  £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. 

Project Linus Charity Event with Hilary McCumiskey

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

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

Weaving Workshop with Erika

Event Date: Friday 19th July 2024 | 10am – 4pm | £80pp

Explore your creativity and learn a new skill of weaving with Erika. Experiment with patterns, yarns, combinations of colours and textures and weave a unique rug, cushion cover, hanging or tote bag.

Draw a Butterfly in Coloured Pencils with Shannon Mullin

Event Date: Saturday 20th July 2024 | 10am – 3pm |  £45pp

Join local pet portrait and wildlife artist Shannon Mullin as she guides you through step-by-step how to draw a realistic butterfly in coloured pencils. Professional grade materials will be provided for you, all you need to do is come along and get creative!

Music to Calm The Soul with Phil Gibson

Event Date: Thursday 25th July 2024 | 2pm – 3:30pm |  £20pp

A healing, relaxing Sound bath experience using flutes, Tibetan singing bowls, Rav-Vast, the voice, gongs, rattles and rain sticks amongst other instruments. Come along and experience the power of sound.

Lancashire Hawks & Owls

Event Dates: Saturday 27th – Sunday 28th July 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. 

Silk Painting Greeting Cards with Crafty Diane

Event Date: Tuesday 30th July 2024 | 11am – 1:30pm |  £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. 

Healing Drum Chakra Balancing - Sound Healing Session

Event Date: Sunday 4th August 2024 | 11am – 1pm |  £28pp

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

Weaving Workshop with Erika

Event Date: Friday 9th August 2024 | 10am – 4pm | £80pp

Explore your creativity and learn a new skill of weaving with Erika. Experiment with patterns, yarns, combinations of colours and textures and weave a unique rug, cushion cover, hanging or tote bag.

Lancashire Hawks & Owls

Event Dates: Saturday 10th – Sunday 11th August 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. 

Modern Calligraphy Workshop with Mellor & Rose

Event Dates: Sunday 18th August 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.

Project Linus Charity Event with Hilary McCumiskey

Event Dates: Wednesday 21st  August 2024 | 10am-4pm | FREE EVENT

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

Music to Calm The Soul with Phil Gibson

Event Date: Saturday 24th August 2024 | 2pm – 3:30pm |  £20pp

A healing, relaxing Sound bath experience using flutes, Tibetan singing bowls, Rav-Vast, the voice, gongs, rattles and rain sticks amongst other instruments. Come along and experience the power of sound.

Healing Drum Chakra Balancing - Sound Healing Session

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

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

Lancashire Hawks & Owls

Event Dates: Saturday 7th – Sunday 8th September 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. 

Modern Calligraphy Workshop with Mellor & Rose

Event Dates: Sunday 15th September 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.

Project Linus Charity Event with Hilary McCumiskey

Event Dates: Wednesday 18th  September 2024 | 10am-4pm | FREE EVENT

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

Weaving Workshop with Erika

Event Date: Friday 20th September 2024 | 10am – 4pm | £80pp

Explore your creativity and learn a new skill of weaving with Erika. Experiment with patterns, yarns, combinations of colours and textures and weave a unique rug, cushion cover, hanging or tote bag.

Music to Calm The Soul with Phil Gibson

Event Date: Saturday 21st September 2024 | 2pm – 3:30pm |  £20pp

A healing, relaxing Sound bath experience using flutes, Tibetan singing bowls, Rav-Vast, the voice, gongs, rattles and rain sticks amongst other instruments. Come along and experience the power of sound.

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

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!

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.

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 Wellington and Seed Planting

Event Date: 11th April 2024 | 10am – 10:45am, 11:15am – 12pm, 12:30pm – 1:15pm£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. Children must be aged over 3 years old 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 Egg Birdhouse

Event Date: 4th April 2024 | 10am – 10:30am, 11am – 11:30am, 12pm – 12:30pm£4 per child

Come and get creative and crafty at our fun Paint Your Own Ceramic Easter Egg Birdhouse Workshop. Children must be aged over 3 years old and accompanied by an adult at all times.

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.

Make your own Miniature Garden

Event Date: Thursday 30th May 2024 | 10am – 11am | 11:30am – 12:30pm |  1pm – 2pm | £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.

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

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!

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. 

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.

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.

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

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 – 5pm | £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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

Weaving Workshop with Erika

Event Date: Monday 27th May 2024 | 10am – 4pm | £80pp

Explore your creativity and learn a new skill of weaving with Erika. Experiment with patterns, yarns, combinations of colours and textures and weave a unique rug, cushion cover, hanging or tote bag.

Leaded Stained Glass Mosaic Sun Catcher with Crafty Diane

Event Date: Sunday 12th May 2024 | 10am – 12:30pm |  £50pp

Design and decorate a 20cm glass circular sun catcher which has been pre-leaded for strength and longevity. You can use an array of multicoloured stained glass, cabochons, and beads to design the suncatcher. Learn how to cut and shape glass in this workshop. Once the pieces are stuck down you will be given grout and instructions to grout the piece at home once the adhesive is dry.

Decoupage a Wooden Flower Pot with Crafty Diane

Event Date: Sunday 12th May 2024 | 2:30pm – 4:30pm |  £30pp

Decorate a wooden pot using acrylic or chalk paint, then bespoke it using napkin decoupage in whatever design or colour you fancy. There will be lots of designs to choose from – flowers, animals, insects, seaside, camping, gardening and more. Decoupage is a really useful technique to learn as it can be used to upcycle many ornaments and furniture. When completed you can add rope handles to your pot.

Art in the Garden: Fused Glass and Iron Ornament Workshop with Crafty Diane

Event Date: Monday 13th May 2024 | 10am – 12:45pm | £80 for 20cm version | £139 for 30cm version

Decorate a 20cm or 30cm glass circle with Bullseye glass to produce a colourful, eye catching piece of art for your garden. Your piece will then be fired in a kiln to be collected at a later date along with the bespoke iron stand. All the materials, tuition, and help to design and make your own piece of fused glass for your garden is provided.

Fused Glass Lantern with Crafty Diane

Event Date: Monday 8th July 2024 | 2pm – 4:30pm |  £40pp

Decorate 4 glass panels with bullseye glass and inclusions.  Learn about Frits, stringers , confetti glass and much more. The workshop is suitable for all levels of experience. 

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.

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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.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

A Ladies Afternoon of Colour from Colour Me Beautiful with Sarah Harris

Event Date: Thursday 9th May 2024 | 1pm – 2:30pm |  £15pp

Do you have a wardrobe full of clothes and nothing to wear? Understanding the colours that suit you will give you the best start to creating a capsule wardrobe that works for you, which will save you time and money. This 90 minute session will show you why certain colours will make you look younger and in turn make you feel amazing! Along with some useful scarf tying tips! Come along and join me for an afternoon of colour and style.

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: Saturday 4th – Sunday 5th May 2024  | 10am – 4:30pm | FREE EVENT

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.

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!

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.