With coronavirus restrictions now easing across Lancashire and Cumbria many of us will be looking to fill our weekends with fun to make up for time lost during lockdown.

At LancsLive we have hand-picked a selection of free and paid events taking place this weekend.

There's plenty to do right across the county from Preston to Darwen and everywhere in between.

Many events are kid-friendly including family fun days with inflatables, while there's also events including a "hell in a day" cycle ride.

Don’t forget to let us know about any upcoming events you have organised and we can include these for future weekends.

Saturday June 19

Darwen

Darwen Library Theatre is hosting an evening with Kirk Brandon from 7pm. Brandon is the voice of Spear of Destiny, Theatre of Hate and Dead Men Walking. He is also a leader in every punk rock poll by being the singer and songwriter in The Pack. Tickets from £19.50 available from the theatre’s website.

Blackburn

Inflatable Adventure World are heading to Queens Park this Saturday and Sunday. Described as ‘the world’s biggest inflatable theme park’. Sessions are available to book from £8.99 each between 1pm and 3.30pm and 3.30pm and 6pm. Highlights include a Minions assault course, Bumper Carz, toddler play area, giant monster trucks, heater skelter and wipe out. Visit Inflatable Adventure World on Facebook to book tickets.

Preston

Wings and Wheels Fly-In and Classic Motorbike Show at St Michael’s Airfield near Myerscough College. Landing is free and free overnight camping is also available. Live music and food will be on all weekend with two bands playing on Saturday night. Fuel will be available to buy. Entrance is free.

Ramsbottom

Summertime Herb and Wild Food Foray in Redisher Woods from 12noon until 3.30pm. Meet at the Hare and Hounds in Bury. Tickets cost £15 and are available on Eventbrite.

Rochdale

Kidz World Fun Weekend at Milnrow Park in Rochdale between 10am and 5pm. The event will include inflatables, rides and plenty of fun activities for all the family. Tickets cost from £6 and can be purchased on the day.

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Sunday June 20

Forest of Bowland

A 57-mile cycle ride setting off from Spring Wood Car Park, Whalley, at 10.30am and passing through Dunlop Bridge (16m), Sawley for packed sandwiches (28m), Downham (geat ice creams 31m) and Cafe Cargo (42m) . Toilet and rest breaks along the way. Organised by Calderdale CTC. Free to enter and the ride is expected to take eight hours.

Preston

Hell in a Day 200km cycle ride taking on some of the hilliest routes in the Bowland area. Meet at the Stags Head, Goosnargh, at 8am. Visit www.randomadventure.co.uk for more details and to book.

Ribble Valley

Craft and food market at Whalley Village Hall between 10.30am and 3pm. This monthly event hosts stalls with a wide range of craft and produce from Lancashire producers. Stalls will be based indoor and outdoor. Entrance is free.

Preston

Market Street Social in Market Street from 12noon until 5pm. Stalls will sell artisan wares including gin, framed photographs, vintage accessories, hand-knitted clothing and potted plants. Stalls will run through from Clayton’s Gate and across Marlet Street Social’s hidden Courtyard. This week will see the return of DJ Jazzin The Park.

Ribble Valley

Join Ribble Rivers Trust from 6.30pm until 7.30pm for a virtual tour of one of our fish passage projects in the Forest of Bowland. Find out all about the project, from why the fish pass is needed, to how it was built and which species it will help. One of our Project Officers will talk you through the project and take any questions. Email [email protected] to book.

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