Show Attractions - Chorley Flower Show - Award-winning show
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Show Attractions

What's happening at the show

SHOW HIGHLIGHTS

Bigger and better than ever, the award-winning Chorley Flower Show is back for 2024 with more entertainment and activities than ever before!

As one of the premier horticultural events in the region, come along for a great day out for all the family (including your four-legged friends!).

Chorley Flower Show site map 2024

Excellent Exhibitors and Traders

Some of the finest professional exhibitors with multiple gold medals from the country’s largest flower shows and RHS events.

National and local societies displaying their plants and running regional competitions.

Spectacular show gardens

Gardening theatre with demonstrations from professional gardeners

A selection of excellent local and national horticultural traders for all of your gardening needs

Schools and Community group Garden Competitions with mini show gardens

Amateur competitions

Incredible Entertainment

Free access to the Grade I listed Astley Hall in its 100th Anniversary year

Live entertainment throughout the weekend with a selection of live music, walkabout acts and other performances

Pup Up Café –  a new zone for your pampered pooch featuring an agility course, dog photo booth and a free puppachino!

Face painting (£2.50 per person)

Viewing area for the 2024 Olympic Games

Craft activities – make a giftbag and floral display (bookable)

Fantastic Food and drink

A wide range of food and drink outlets

Family favourites and artisan options

Local traders

Alcohol and cocktails available

Large indoor and outdoor seating areas

Day specific activities

What’s on in addition to the amazing attractions

Friday 26 July

Children’s craft activities

Paper rose making with drop in sessions 10am – 5pm

Adult Relaxing Craft sessions

Make a Macramé Plant Hanger 2.30pm-4.30pm

(Bookable activity at additional cost – tickets for this craft activity can be purchased on the ‘add on’ section of the ticket page. Attendees must also have a valid Chorley Flower Show ticket for the day of their activity)

Our larger than life music sheep, Flock, will be with us entertaining the crowds

Saturday 27 July

Children’s Become a Butterfly activity

Meet our walkaround butterflies who will be fluttering around the show.

Adult relaxing craft sessions

Make a Jesmonite plant pot -2.30pm-4.30pm

(Bookable activity at additional cost – tickets for this craft activity can be purchased on the ‘add on’ section of the ticket page.
Attendees must also have a valid Chorley Flower Show ticket for the day of their activity)

Children’s Craft Activity session
Making a flying butterfly – 10am – 5pm

Sunday 28 July

Two performance of The BFG in the brand new Family Theatre

(2 performances at 10.30am and 3.30pm in the entertainment marquee)

Walk-about entertainment with fun bubble performances throughout the day

Children’s Craft Activity session

Making Hand Puppets with drop in sessions 10am – 5pm

Children’s Craft Activity session
Making Seed Bombs with drop in sessions 10am – 5pm

Adult relaxing Craft sessions

Botanical illustration 2.30pm-4.30pm

(Bookable activity at additional cost – tickets for this craft activity can be purchased on the ‘add on’ section of the ticket page. Attendees must also have a valid Chorley Flower Show ticket for the day of their activity)

SERVICES AND FACILITIES

SHOW INFORMATION

If you need any assistance with anything please speak to one of the stewards.

DOGS

Dogs are allowed in the show area but must be on leads at all time. No dogs will be allowed in the marquees at busy times (except assistance dogs). If you want to exercise your dog you can exit the show area and return if you are wearing your wristband. Pup-Up Café is available.

TOILETS AND BABY CHANGING

We have toilets and baby change facilities in the Coach House and Farmhouse and have provided additional facilities throughout the park.

FOOD VILLAGE AND CAFÉ AMBIO

Café Ambio will be open as usual selling food and drink in the courtyard adjacent to the Walled Garden. A food village and covered seating area is on the opposite side of the lake to Astley Hall.

ACCESS TO SHOW AREA

You will have a wristband upon entry to the event. Should you wish to use any of the park’s other facilities outside the area, such as the children’s play area, then you are welcome to leave and return as you wish, but you must have your wristband to re-enter.

PLANT AND PRODUCT CRÉCHE

If you have bought the plants and items you want and want to enjoy the rest of your visit without carrying them around, we have a plant crèche by Astley Hall.

PLEASE RESPECT OTHERS

We have taken steps to ensure the event is well organised and safe for everyone to enjoy. Please respect other visitors and listen to the instructions of stewards. Smoking is not permitted in any of the buildings or marquees and we’d ask you to respect others if you are smoking within the show area.

ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION

Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs are welcomed in all areas.

Catering

All catering facilities are fully accessible but are located on grass. All marquees are accessible, and all gardens and floral exhibits can be viewed from ground level with the exception of the first floor of Astley Hall.

Disabled assistance

Attendants cannot be provided but one companion is admitted free of charge per visitor who requires assistance. Please book a free carer ticket at the time of booking but please note you must be accompanying the person you are caring for.

Parking

Limited blue badge parking is available on Hallgate car park at the back of Astley Hall.  If this gets full we will have a drop-off point on Hallgate car park but the car will need to be parked on one of the other car parks. The drop-off point can be used by other people wanting to drop off at the show. Please do not park on residential roads in Astley Village.

The free park and ride at Botany Bay & Runshaw College (Euxton Lane Campus) has fully-accessible buses, which will transport passengers to Astley Village.

Wheelchairs

ShopMobility will be attending this year’s show. Please contact them for further information: https://www.chorleyshopmobility.com/contact