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Burnley’s Forest Park Funday is set to reel in visitors

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Friday, 23 June, 2017

Stretching from the centre of Burnley to the rural outskirts of Worsthorne, the Brun Valley Forest Park invites people to grab a slice of our town’s buzzing parklife as part of its family-friendly fun day.

The day, filled with free family entertainment, starts at 11am on Sunday, 2nd July, covering three different locations – Thompson Park, Queen’s Park and Rowley Lake.

From guided walks and willow weaving to African drumming and besom broom making, there will be something for everyone.

Children will have the opportunity to get their faces painted, splash about at the paddling pool in Thompson Park, go treasure hunting or catch a donkey ride.

“Reel fun” will also be on offer with angling workshops for beginners and a fishing casting competition near Rowley Lake.

Those wanting to try their hand at lawn bowling will have an option to do so at Queen’s Park, where local bowlers will happy introduce people to the popular game.

Just across the road from there, people will be able to hire kayaks, canoes and boats from the Boathouse or get on board on of the miniature railway rides around Thompson Park.

Councillor John Harbour, Burnley Council’s executive member responsible for parks, said: “The fun day is a great way to celebrate Burnley’s award-winning parks, meet up with friends and take part in the fantastic activities organised for all the family.”

And after the event people will be able to explore what else the beautiful Brun Valley Forest Park has to offer.

Residents and visitors will be able take the advantage of eleven miles of multi-user paths designed for leisure walking, mountain biking and horse riding.

Those who are fascinated by heights will be able to walk up the hilltops above Rowley Lake and enjoy 360 degree views of Burnley. 

The park area takes in land around Thursby Gardens, former railway sidings, waterways towpaths, the Bank Hall park area, Thompson and Queen’s parks, and a land around Rowley.  

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