Are you looking for a Christmas market where you will get a warm glow, and not just from the mulled wine?

Brockholes will be holding the festive season’s wildest markets every weekend in December, leading up to Christmas Eve.

And the Lancashire Wildlife Trust reserve will ensure that all traders will be local, independent and have an eco-friendly focus. So you won’t just be buying Christmas treats, you will be doing you bit to help the planet.

There will be a range of goodies from jewellery, art, books, herbal remedies, pet gifts, wines and traditional wooden toys. And there will be a musical soundtrack with musicians and choirs.

You can wander around the stalls and then have a healthy stroll around the winter wonderland that is the nature reserve. You never know what you will meet – kestrel, buzzard, kingfisher, barn owl, roe deer, brown hare, lapwing and curlew are all common sights at this time of year.

And Santa Claus might just make an appearance, taking time off his busiest period in the workshop, but you might have to book to see him.

The markets will be held on the amazing floating Visitor Village and the Kestrel Kitchen will be serving wintry warming treats such as mulled wine, spiced warm apple juice, mince pie and so much more.

A Brockholes elf said: “This is so exciting because it’s our first year of Christmas markets at Brockholes. We are in a festive mood so we want you to come and join us, there will be wonderful gifts for all your family and friends.”

The markets will run every weekend from December 4, and from Dec 20 to Christmas Eve for last minute shoppers, from 10am–4pm. Parking charges apply but the markets are free to enter.


Brockholes Nature Reserve
Nature Reserve
Brockholes Nature Reserve

Whether it’s on the iconic floating Visitor Village or on the 250 acre nature reserve, Brockholes is full of Nature Moments just waiting for you to find! Located just off the M6, Brockholes is perfect for a family day out.



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