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Blackburn Festival of Light Lantern Making Workshop

Blackburn Festival of Light Lantern Making Workshops

Contact Information

Blackburn Market
Church Street

Blackburn Market, 11-4pm 

Come and join in a lantern making workshop with a professional lantern artist to create a beautiful paper and willow lantern for the Lantern Parade on Saturday 15th December 2018.

These sessions are open to all, suitable for age 5-95, and are free, though there is a suggested donation of £3. Not compulsory to come with a child!!

This is a messy gluey activity, so please wear suitable clothing. Make an individual lantern to take home after the parade, or get together with a group to create a giant lantern as a group. Finish in a day or come back each week.

Lantern Making Workshops will be held at Blackburn Market on:

Saturday 17th & 24th November also Sunday 1st & 8th December 2018

Lantern Making Workshops will also be held at The Bureau on:

Sunday 18th & 25th November also Sunday 2nd & 9th December 2018

Road Directions

From the North:Take the M6 to J30, then head down the M61 towards Manchester. At the 1st Junction, take the M65 towardsBurnley (M65). Come off at J4 For Darwen, Ewood (Blackburn Rovers), and South Blackburn and follow the signs for Blackburn Town Centre.From Yorkshire: (M62)Come off the M62 at J18, and head north up the M66, go to the end and down the A56, and head towards Blackburn. Burnley and the M65. at the M65. head towards Preston and then as above for junctions (in reverse).From Yorkshire (A59)Head towards Clitheroe and then towards Preston on the A59. at the roundabout with the A666, take the A666. under Langho bridge, (13ft Height Restriction) and continue on the A666 unitil you come to Blackburn. Should you have a vehicle which cannot go under Lango Bridge, then take the Alt route (below).Alt: Take the roundabout before the A666, This is the A671. Head down the A671 towards Gt Harwood, and take the A680 towards Accrington. When you come to the Hare and Hounds Public House Junction (You will be able to see the motorway) Turn right, and head towards Rishton. At the next junction, turn left and head to the Motorway Junction (J7), then head towards Preston.

Public Transport Directions

The Market is only a couple of minutes walk from Blackburn's main rail & bus stations. However numerous buses stop close to the market. Contact Blackburn Visitor Centre for more details about public transport 01254 688040. Alternatively, for public transport information out of our normal office hours contact: Travel Line: 0871 200 2233 (for bus services around the Lancashire area) or  National Rail Enquiries 03457 48 49 50

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Opening Times

15 Dec 2018


Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Suggested donation£3.00 per person per day

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.



  • Local
  • On-Site café/restaurant

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking

Provider Preferences

  • In town/city centre
  • Transport and Parking in Blackburn and Darwen
  • Blackburn & Darwen Town Centre Maps to download