Chorley is all set for a weekend of fun-filled Platinum Jubilee activities.

Events will be taking place across the four days and you don't want to miss out.

Chorley council have a big line up of local events for residents and visitors to enjoy during the Platinum Jubilee weekend, celebrating the Queen's 70-year reign.

Fun Thursday will be back on the June 2 at Market Walk from 11am until 4pm with a Jubilee garden party theme.

You will be able to visit the craft workshop to decorate gingerbread, Jubilee decorations and see walkabout entertainment from Trees Alive.

The official lighting of the Jubilee Beacon on Rivington Pike will take place on June 2 at 9:30pm.

Over 2,000 beacons will be lit across the world, a tradition which takes place for each Jubilee, to recognise the Queen’s long and selfless service.

A livestream of the event will take place on the Chorley Council Facebook page.

Sunday June 5 will see the return of ‘Picnic in The Park’ from 11am until 3pm in Astley Park.

Admission is free with incredible entertainment from Louby Lou the Clown to Punch and Judy.

The council also wants to remind people to not forget their marmalade sandwiches because Paddington Bear will be making a special guest appearance in intervals throughout the day.

And the iconic Astley Hall is now re-open and is open for visitors every Wednesday to Sunday.

Or if you’re looking to enjoy some 80s music, South Ribble are hosting the very first Music in the Park in Worden Park with performances from Tony Hadley with the chart topper ‘Gold’, T’Pau, Go West, Heaven 17, Pat Sharp and Doctor and the Medics.

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Councillor Alistair Bradley, Leader of Chorley Council said: “This coming weekend marks an incredible moment in history.

"The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee is a momentous occasion and we’re making sure that everyone in Chorley can come together and celebrate.

"We have a brilliant array of events and activities across the weekend – something for all the family – and I hope we’ll remember this for years to come.

"Not only do we have our official events, we know that many of you across the borough have been planning community parties and celebrations.

"Ahead of the weekend, we’ve supported 70 community groups and parishes with funding to throw a celebration fit for a Queen.

“Our teams have also been planting throughout the year with a Jubilee theme of red, white and blue.

"Look out over the weekend for a bedding box with a Union Jack design outside the Council’s Union Street offices.”