SOLD OUT Little Learners Southport & Preston’s Messy Play in the Park!

Location: Avenham Park, Preston

11:30 am – 12:45 pm

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Messy play in the Park is back!

We are back for our third Little Learners in the park in Preston! Avenham Park is our stunning venue again and we are bringing you our biggest park event yet! It is a beautiful park and really close to the centre of Preston, so easy for parking and transport links.  We have had fab weather and a fantastic turn out for the past two years and I know this year will be just as amazing!

What is Messy Play in the Park?

Messy play in the park is just like one of our Messy play classes only bigger and of course, outdoors! That means we can make even more mess! Your £8 ticket includes unlimited messy play, tonnes of painting, playdoh, games, water play and our Soap foam slip and slide! We will have all sorts of wet and dry materials to play in such as sand, rice, biscuits, soil, water, flour, slime, glitter… you name it and we can play in it!

The event starts at 11.30 and will be on until 1. We will have some glitter face paint or glitter hair available for just £1.50 as well to add to our festival vibe as well as some of our fab LL products such as slime and gelli play to purchase at a discounted price. There is a cafe and ice cream stand right next to us in the park, so there are plenty of refreshments available or you could even bring your own picnic and eat lunch with us on the grass afterwards!

We won’t have any bathing facilities at our event so please ensure you bring some bottled water, wipes and a towel to dry the worst of the mess off with! And a spare change of clothes for the journey home is a MUST!




Of course Little Learners isn’t all about the mess – we love our mark making too and this time we will have more painting than ever before! We have tonnes of writing and drawing activities for older siblings to do too, although in my experience, the older children LOVE the messy play just like the little ones do! Siblings 7 and younger can come along at a reduced price of £4.50 and older siblings aged 8 – 11 are just £2! AND your 3rd or 4th child is just £1 whatever age they are!  It’s a proper family event full of fun, music and excitement. Come and join us for a gorgeous morning in the sun!


Where is Messy Play in the Park?

Messy Play in the park will be held on the main lawn area in front of the cafe. Look for the gazebo and bunting! It will be a strictly ticketed event and wristbands will be given out when you arrive. Tickets cannot be purchased on the gate. This is for insurance purposes. So please do book to confirm your place as places are limited.

Our event will be dairy and nut free, however we cannot guarantee the lack of any other allergens such as soy, wheat or egg.

If the festival is postponed due to adverse weather (a snow storm is pretty much all that will stop us 🙂 ) then a second date will be offered. If you are not available on this date then a voucher for a future event will be given. Please note that refunds will not be given.


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