Stuck for ideas on what to do this weekend? Check out this list of exciting events happening across Lancashire this weekend.

King George's Hall

Europe’s leading Abba tribute, Abbamania, continue to entertain audiences with their outstanding vocals and musical performance live on stage. So dust of your platforms, put on your flares and come along and enjoy an unforgettable night with Abbamania.

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Antics at the museum
The Whitaker

Come and join the new monthly family fun days at The Whitaker. Taking place on the first Saturday of every month. Can you solve a museum mystery?  Enjoy stories, craft, object handling and more.

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Ascarium tricks and treats
SEA LIFE Blackpool

The Sea Witch is back for 2022! Follow an immersive trail to help her keep her fellow sea creatures safe and look after the ocean. Complete the 'spook-splash-tastic' challenges to join Serafina's army of Sea Defenders.

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Cask ale weekender at Holmes Mill

To celebrate Cask Ale Week 2022, Holmes Mill is hosting a weekend packed full of events.  With tap takeovers, live music, an outdoor bar and much more, this isn’t one to be missed.

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Contemporary practice with Jamie Holman 
The Longitude gallery

Jamie Holman is Lancashire's commissioned artist for the Queens Platinum Jubilee, is formerly artist in residence for The British Textile Biennial and is a director of The National Festival of Making. In this workshop Jamie will present The Worlds first western – a film by Edwardian film makers Mitchell and Kenyon, discussing the impact of our industrial heritage on contemporary art and culture. 

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Dawn Flights 
WWT Martin Mere

Experience the haunting sound and the thrill of an early morning hide visit with a warden.  You'll have exclusive access to our Discovery Hide from 07:00.  The Discovery Hide has great views over the mere which at this time of year is packed full of migrating pink footed geese.  

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Day out with Thomas 
East Lancashire Railway

Join Thomas, the number one blue engine, for a train ride like no other. Meet Sir Topham Hat before everyone's favourite loco heads into the station for boarding, then take off on a steam train trip along the line before visiting Bury Transport Museum for Thomas themed stories and activities, socially distanced entertainment and performances from Sodor's cheeky station sweepers, Rusty and Dusty. 

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Gin and rum festival 
Opera House and Winter Gardens

Join the fun and discover a unique experience that celebrates the best of Gin and Rum and promises the party of the year.

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Halloween tails 
Peter Rabbit World

Hop into a rabbit-sized world of adventure this Halloween for a month of spooktacular fun and games with your favourite characters from the hit Peter Rabbit™ CBeebies TV show. Follow the trail that will lead you to Peter's pumpkin patch for a Halloween hare-raving disco, where you'll get to hop and dance to your favourite spooky tunes.

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World fireworks championships Blackpool

The event will gather together the crème de la crème of the world’s firework elite and promises a mouth-watering series of shows with jaw-dropping entertainment for all the family.  A great opportunity for visitors to take an extended weekend break.

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