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What to Do With Your Kids in Blackburn this Autumn

what to do with your kids in Blackburn autumn 2019Crisp, bright mornings, endless amounts of soup, soft brown, orange and reddish leaves crunching beneath your feet. It’s what autumn is all about, and we love it!

Autumn also starts the pre-build up to Christmas and New Years Eve, which is incredibly exciting. 

There’s no shortage of things to do in and around the Blackburn area during this period, and here’s our pick of the bunch:


Veganfest – Mellor Community Association

Veganfest - Mellor Community Association

Veganism’s popularity has been on the rise in Britain for the past few years, and events like this help to promote an ‘animal produce-free’ way of life. 

We’re not suggesting you have to ditch meat, but if you want to show your kids an alternative way of life and educate yourself on veganism, it’s worth going.

There’ll be plenty of Fair Trade gifts and delicious animal free produce, plus, there’ll be a positive atmosphere and a chance to learn from people that are passionate about the vegan way of life.

Also, with Christmas fast approaching, it’ll be a great chance to get some unusual upcycled goods, sample some vegan Christmas treats and make some eco-friendly adaptations to this year’s holiday season.

Location: Mellor Community Association, Mellor, Blackburn, BB2 7EW

Event Details: Sunday 10th November 2019 11:00am-4:00pm

Prices: You won’t need a ticket for this event, entry is free


Blackburn Cathedral Frost Fair

Blackburn Cathedral Frost Fair

If you and your kids love arts, crafts and great local artisan products, try Blackburn Cathedral Frost Fair.

There’ll be plenty of stalls with unique, specialist products such as handmade luxury confectionery, sweet & savoury treats, original art, homeware, unique children’s gifts and fashion

Enjoy a stress-free shopping experience, pick up a rare gift and relax with a warm glass of mulled wine.

It’ll be held in Blackburn Crypt (an underground room or vault within a church) which is not yet open to the general public, so there’s a certain mysticism surrounding the event. 

It’ll also be a great opportunity for you and your family to appreciate the fabulous architecture of the building.

Location: Blackburn Cathedral, Cathedral Close, BB1 5AA

Event Details: Friday 22nd November 2019 4:00pm-9:00pm/Saturday 23rd November 10:00am-5:00pm

Prices: You won’t need a ticket for this event, entry is free


What Else Can You Do This Autumn?

If you don’t want to attend specific events this autumn, you can still spend some quality time with your kids at home or in nature.

Witton Park is breathtaking at this time of year – you could take your kids to collect leaves and make a leaf wreath, or set up a bonfire at home at roast some chestnuts and marshmallows (make sure you ask your neighbours and do it safely!).


Come and Visit The Hub at The Riverside

If you want to teach your children how to swim, come to The Hub and try some of our swimming lessons – we cater to children of all ages. Or if you’ve got some time to pamper yourself, treat yourself to a new haircut in our salon.