Five fun family things to do in Burnley and Colne over the next seven days, including Pinder's Circus at Towneley Park

Here are five fun family things to do in Burnley and Colne over the next seven days, including Pinder's Circus at Towneley Park.

Saturday

10am – 4pm Fun Palace at Burnley Library. Lego, video games, retro board games, Bacup and Rawtenstall BPRCVS activities, sensory area, local history scavenger hunt, Burnley 'Twinning' Association event, launch of the artist spotlight shop; Author Jay Stansfield reading from his book – Meet the Squibbles – followed by a Designing Characters Digital Workshop; Local Creatives sessions and exhibitions, interactive instrument activities; cinema screenings curated by Culture Hacks; PSVR and Oculus VR activities; Artist/illustrator Ephemera – a collaborative art project.

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10am – 4pm Burnley Artisan Market at Charter Walk Shopping Centre, St James Street – more than 60 artisan stalls of food, drink, art and craft showcasing many award-winning Lancashire food producers, plus talented artists, creatives and makers, and live music.

Colne author Jay Stansfield will read from his children's book Meet The Squibbles during the Fun Palace event at Burnley Library on Saturday; The Burnley Artisan Market returns to Charter Walk Shopping Centre this weekend; Pinder’s Circus is at Towneley Park in Burnley. (picture by Getty).

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    Monday and Tuesday

    6pm - 8-30pm Nurturing Change School of Magic at Rosegrove Railway Club, Burnley, focusing on self-care and wellbeing workshops for eight to 12-year-olds. Uniform - witch or wizard hat (or baseball cap).

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    Wednesday

    4-30pm and 7pm Pinder’s Circus at Towneley Park, Burnley, with acrobats, cartoon characters, rola-rola, magicians, clowns, hula hoop, Wild West acts and more.

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    Thursday

    4-30pm and 7pm Pinder’s Circus at Towneley Park with acrobats, cartoon characters, rola-rola, magicians, clowns, hula hoop, Wild West acts and more.

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    7-30pm Sleeping Beauty by Crown Ballet at Colne Muni. Music by Tchaikovsky. The classic love story tells of Princess Aurora, cursed at her christening by the evil Carabosse to prick her finger one day on a spindle and die. Can Prince Charming break the spell?