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Waterfoot Wakes Festival


Horse + Bamboo, 679 Bacup Road, Waterfoot, Lancashire, BB4 7HB

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Horse & Bamboo

Save the date for this year's festival.  

Theatre, cinema, parade, food and drink, craft, workshops, dance, live music and storytelling.

Ten days across Waterfoot.

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  • Sub-Regional AwardsPartner of Visit Lancashire Partner of Visit Lancashire 2018


Road Directions

From M65: Exit junction 8 and take the A56/A6068 exit towards Bury/Manchester/M66/Clitheroe. At the roundabout take the exit onto the A56 heading towards Manchester/Bury/M66/Accrington/A679 and go over one roundabout. Take the exit towards Todmorden/A681. At the roundabout take the 2nd exit onto Haslingden Road/A681 and continue on Haslingden Road. Turn right at Queen’s Square/A682. Take the 1st right onto Bury Road/A682. Take slight left at Bocholt Way/A681 and turn left to stay on Bocholt Way/A681. Continue on A681 and go over roundabout. The theatre is on the right. From M66: Continue onto A56. Take slight right at A682 (signs for Rawtenstall). Turn right at Queens Square/A682. Take the 1st right onto Bury Road/A682. Slight left at Bocholt Way/A681. Turn left to stay on Bocholt Way/A681 and continue on A681. Go through 1 roundabout and the theatre is on the right. You will need to join the M66. (This is directly off jct 18 off the M60 eastbound from Manchester and M62 from westbound from Leeds) Travel straight down the M66 to the very end (it's all dual carriageway – stay on the M66, which becomes the A56, until where you reach a roundabout at Rawtenstall. Do NOT be tempted to take any other turning before the roundabout) At this roundabout you need to go the whole way round it and take the 4th exit, which will be the turning at Tesco. The sign you are looking for is the A681 Bacup/Todmorden. Carry on down Bocholt Way to the mini roundabout. Travel straight on and carry on down Bacup Road (A681), where you will see a Texaco petrol station on your right, keep going and you will reach a BP petrol station on your left. The theatre is not far after BP on the right-hand side facing a church and next to a Chinese take-away and a hardware store. If you take the next right down the one way street at the side of the hardware store you will find parking facilities at the back of the building.  Please call if you need more details.

Public Transport Directions

For public transport information out of normal office hours contact: Travel Line: 0871 200 2233 (for bus services around the Lancashire area) National Rail Enquiries 08457 48 49 50 At Chorlton Street bus station (five minutes walk from Manchester Piccadilly mainline railway station), catch the X43 to Rawtenstall, Bank Street. The bus stop is outside the bus station on Chorlton Street.  At Rawtenstall, Bank Street walk through the precinct and turn right where you will find a bus stop on the main road facing the main bus station. Catch a 464 bus or any bus with Bacup or Rochdale on the front. Get off at the stop facing the Royal Hotel, Waterfoot. (Just past the traffic lights). Walk back down Bacup Road, past the Co-op the theatre is next to the Chinese take away, facing a church.



  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Event Venue
  • Family Fun
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups
  • Indoor Attraction
  • Marketed towards children
  • Marketed towards families
  • Marketed towards senior citizens
  • Marketed towards student/youth
  • On-Site café/restaurant
  • Ramp/Level Access
  • Toilets
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors


  • Facility for service dogs


  • Café

Children & Infants

  • Baby Changing Facilities

Parking & Transport

  • Car Parking
  • Parking (free)

Provider Preferences

  • Groups accepted
  • In town/city centre

Venue Facilities

  • Theatre



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