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  • Tuesday 9am - 6pm
  • Wednesday 9am - 6pm
  • Thursday 9am - 6pm
  • Friday 9am - 6pm
  • Saturday 9am - 6pm
  • Sunday 11am - 5pm
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Past Events

Start date: 6 April 2024
End date: 7 April 2024
Colour: #EF7D47
painted mug
Event Time: 13:00 - 15:00
kids painting
kids painting

Crack Out the Creativity: Free Easter Mug Painting Workshop at Fishergate!

Calling all Preston mini Picassos! We’re bringing Easter to our shopping centre with a free mug-tastic workshop for little ones. Unleash your child’s inner artist at the Children’s Easter Mug Painting Workshop, happening on 6th and 7th April between 1pm and 3pm.

That’s right, folks – for two egg-cellent days, Fishergate will be transformed into a haven of creativity. Mini maestros can pick their plain white mug, grab their paintbrushes, and let their imaginations run wild. Whether they dream of fluffy bunnies, chocolate eggs, or blooming springtime scenes, the possibilities are endless!

This free workshop is the perfect way to keep little ones entertained during the Easter holidays. Not only will they get to create a personalised mug to take home (perfect for sipping hot cocoa on chilly mornings!), but they’ll also have a roaring good time doing it. So, gather your little bunnies and hop on down to Fishergate for an afternoon of arty fun and laughter.

Don’t forget to mark your calendars for the 6th and 7th of April, and get ready for a cracking Easter celebration at Fishergate Shopping Centre! See you there!

Date: 30 March 2024
Colour: #0090A0
taz the magician
Event Time: 13:00 - 15:30
magician
magician

Get ready for a FREE magical and hilarious afternoon for the whole family! On Saturday, 30th March, Fishergate Shopping Centre will be hosting Taz, one of the UK’s best children’s entertainers.

Taz has been dazzling audiences throughout the UK for over 30 years, and as a finalist in the UK Family Entertainer of the Year, you can be sure you’re in for a truly FANTAZtic show! His unique blend of comedy and magic will have everyone in stitches, from the littlest ones to the grown-ups.

But Taz doesn’t just do magic tricks – he also gets the whole place moving and grooving with his awesome dance moves and the latest chart music. Kids (and maybe even some adults!) will be up on their feet dancing along in no time.

So if you’re looking for a fun and unforgettable way to spend an afternoon, be sure to head to Fishergate Shopping Centre on Saturday, March 30th. Taz and his team will be putting on shows at 1pm, 2pm, and 3pm on Level 2 for three exciting 30 minute shows. Don’t miss out on the chance to see one of the leading children’s and family entertainers in the North West!

Date: 29 March 2024
Colour: #888FA5
peter rabbit
Event Time: 11:00 - 16:00
website event image peter rabbit

Mark your calendars, little adventurers! Peter Rabbit is inviting you to eat lunch with him at McDonald’s in Fishergate Shopping Centre on Friday, 29th March, and you’re invited!

From 11am to 4pm, the fluffy hero himself will be hopping around during regular intervals, spreading smiles and creating magical memories. Join him at a special table (When you purchase any food item at McDonald’s), and don’t forget to snag a free goody bag on your way out.

It’s an egg-cellent opportunity for some unforgettable fun, so share the news with your fellow bunny-lovers and hop to it! Remember, every little rabbit needs a full tummy, so each child must have a McDonald’s meal to join Peter’s table.

Don’t miss this carrot-astic adventure – see you there!

Start date: 28 March 2024
End date: 30 March 2024
Colour: #EECD00
soft play area
Event Time: 10:00 - 17:30
soft play area
soft play area

Calling all parents! Get ready for some fun-filled playtime with your kids at our Pop-Up Toddler Soft Play Sessions happening on 28th, 29th & 30th March 2024!

Located on Level 2 across from TK Maxx, this free play area is the perfect place for your little ones to let loose and burn some energy. With a variety of soft play accessories to explore, they’ll be entertained for hours while making new friends and having a blast.

The toddler soft play area includes:

  • Multi colour mats
  • Multi colour ball pit with balls
  • 16 piece soft play set
  • Multi colour tunnel set
  • 2 x Lion hoppers
  • 2 x Purple hoppers
  • 2 x Scuttlebugs
  • 2 x Plastic rockerss

The soft play area will have a simple barrier surrounding the soft play area however parents must supervise their children at all times to ensure they stay inside the barrier. So mark your calendars and don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity for your toddlers to socialise and play!

This event is open from 10am to 5:30pm, so you can choose a time that works best for you and your family. See you there!

Date: 24 February 2024
Colour: #009DC5
captain america
Event Time: 12:00 - 14:00
spider man
spider man

Get ready for an exhilarating experience as we invite you to our “Meet Your Favourite Superhero” event on the 24th of February 2024. Join us at the Fishergate Shopping Centre for a day filled with excitement, laughter, and the chance to meet iconic superheroes – Captain America and Spiderman!

From 12pm until 1pm the super heroes will be in McDonald’s in Fishergate Shopping Centre for selfies and a meet and greet session. From 1pm until 2pm the super heroes will be on Level 3 where they will be available for meet-and-greet sessions, offering you the chance to take professional photos that will be uploaded to our social media pages, creating lasting memories of this fun day.

But the fun doesn’t stop there! Engage in friendly competition with our ring toss challenge, where your kids can participate and win fabulous prizes. The challenge will be a thrilling opportunity to showcase your skills and test your aim, all while enjoying the company of these iconic characters.

Best of all, this event is free to attend! Gather your kids and head to the Fishergate Shopping Centre. Immerse yourself in a world of fantasy and adventure, and don’t forget to bring your camera phone to capture the moment. Mark your calendars and join us for an afternoon of excitement and entertainment with Captain America and Spiderman!

Date: 27 January 2024
Colour: #EECD00
Face painting
Event Time: 11:00 - 14:00
Face painting
Face painting

Stuck on where to take the kids this month? Why not join our complimentary face painting and balloon animals event, jungle animal themed! Join us at Fishergate Shopping Centre on Saturday, 27th January, from 11 am to 2 pm, where the enchantment unfolds.

Allow our skilled artists from Arti Parti to transform your little ones into their favourite animals with charming face paintings, while our adept balloon twisters create whimsical animal-shaped balloons that are sure to bring smiles to all. It’s a delightful celebration of creativity and imagination, making it an ideal family outing. Ensure you don’t miss out on the fun – mark your calendar and join us for an unforgettable day of animal-themed joy!

Date: 15 January 2024
Colour: #009DC5
vr games
Event Time: 11:00 - 15:00
vr games
vr games

Dive into the exhilarating world of virtual reality at our upcoming VR Games Event on 15th January, from 11 am to 3 pm! Immerse yourself in a selection of free games that will capture your senses and enhance your gaming experience. Whether you’re a fan of precise slicing in Beat Saber, high-speed racing in Gran Turismo, or the adrenaline rush of Space Pirate, our event has something for everyone.

Join us for an unforgettable adventure featuring popular titles such as Angry Birds, Fruit Ninja, Walk The Plank, Luge, London Heist, Danger Ball, Ocean Descent, and Box VR. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to explore the boundless possibilities of virtual reality gaming—all available for free at our event!

Date: 23 December 2023
Colour: #EA95A9
Visit Santa Poster
Event Time: 12pm - 4pm
Visit Santa Poster

This festive season, we’re thrilled to invite you to visit Santa Claus in Preston! Set against our very own beautifully crafted Christmas scene, you’ll get the chance to meet the jolly man himself.

Ideal for the whole family, don’t miss the opportunity to capture this magical moment with a photo. This enchanting Christmas scene is the perfect backdrop for your holiday snaps, making it an unforgettable experience for children and adults alike.

So, come on down, share your Christmas wish list with Santa and make this year’s festive season extra special. We look forward to welcoming you for some holiday cheer!

Date: 16 December 2023
Colour: #EA95A9
Visit Santa Poster
Event Time: 12pm - 4pm
Visit Santa Poster

This festive season, we’re thrilled to invite you to visit Santa in Preston! Set against our very own beautifully crafted Christmas scene, you’ll get the chance to meet the jolly man himself.

Ideal for the whole family, don’t miss the opportunity to capture this magical moment with a photo. This enchanting Christmas scene is the perfect backdrop for your holiday snaps, making it an unforgettable experience for children and adults alike.

So, come on down, share your Christmas wish list with Santa in Preston and make this year’s festive season extra special. We look forward to welcoming you for some holiday cheer!

Date: 14 December 2023
Colour: #B09CCB
magio
Event Time: 13:00-15:00
magio

Prepare to be serenaded this festive season as the illustrious Magio Strings grace Fishergate Shopping Centre with enchanting Christmas harmonies.

Magio Strings have honed their craft at the most esteemed conservatoires across the UK. Music isn’t just a performance to them; it’s an art. The string quartet will be joining us for the second time on the 14th of December to play beautiful Christmas music from 1pm to 3pm.

Join us as we get the festive season started and shop with the backdrop of serene strings.

Date: 9 December 2023
Colour: #EA95A9
Visit Santa Poster
Event Time: 12pm - 4pm
Visit Santa Poster

This festive season, we’re thrilled to invite you to visit Santa Claus in Preston! Set against our very own beautifully crafted Christmas scene, you’ll get the chance to meet the jolly man himself.

Ideal for the whole family, don’t miss the opportunity to capture this magical moment with a photo. This enchanting Christmas scene is the perfect backdrop for your holiday snaps, making it an unforgettable experience for children and adults alike.

So, come on down, share your Christmas wish list with Santa and make this year’s festive season extra special. We look forward to welcoming you for some holiday cheer!

Date: 8 December 2023
Colour: #B09CCB
magio
Event Time: 13:00-15:00
magio

Prepare to be serenaded this festive season as the illustrious Magio Strings grace Fishergate Shopping Centre with enchanting Christmas harmonies.

Magio Strings have honed their craft at the most esteemed conservatoires across the UK. Music isn’t just a performance to them; it’s an art. The string quartet will be joining us on the 8th of December to play beautiful Christmas music from 1pm to 3pm.

Join us as we get the festive season started and shop with the backdrop of serene strings.

Start date: 8 December 2023
End date: 9 December 2023
Colour: #3D5BA5
qrf
Event Time: 12:00 - 15:00
caricatures

Join Us for a Whimsical Weekend with Paul Flatley – Local Artist!

Get ready to embark on a laughter-filled artistic journey as we welcome the incredibly talented Paul Flatley to the heart of our town at Fishergate Shopping Centre on the 8th and 9th of December 2023, from 12 pm to 3 pm. Paul, a local artist renowned for his flair in capturing the essence of individuals through his caricatures, is here to turn your smiles into timeless works of art.

Immerse yourself in the atmosphere as Paul showcases his artistic abilities, providing FREE caricatures that promise to bring out the best in each of you. Whether you’re looking for a unique memento or a fun-filled afternoon with family and friends, Paul’s creations are sure to leave you with cherished memories and a personalized keepsake. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to experience the magic of caricature artistry right here in our local community! Mark your calendars, gather your loved ones, and join us at Fishergate Shopping Centre for a weekend filled with smiles, laughter, and, of course, fantastic FREE caricatures by Paul Flatley!

Start date: 3 December 2023
End date: 17 December 2023
Colour: #EA95A9
lsuh
Event Time: 12:00 - 14:00
lsuh

Are you tired of bath bombs as dull as grey skies and bland as beige porridge? Do you yearn for a soak that’ll transport you to a winter wonderland, filled with more fizz than a chip shop on Bonfire Night? Well, grab your woolly jumpers and reindeer slippers, because Lush is taking Fishergate Shopping Centre by storm with a bath bomb bonanza fit for a fairy’s festive frolic!

That’s right, on the first three Sundays of December (mark those calendars!), we’re setting up shop on Level 3, just outside Shoe Zone (no, there won’t be any dodgy deals on luminous trainers, sorry!). From 12-2pm, our merry crew will be transforming you from bath-time basic to fizzy fairy godmother (or father, no judgement here!).

For a fiver (cash or card accepted at Lush, or cash-only at the workshop), you can unleash your inner bath bomb alchemist and whip up your very own winter wonderland creation. We’re talking Snow Dragons that’ll breathe icy-cool mists and fizz like a snowball fight with penguins, and Groovy Fairies that’ll sprinkle shimmer and send you on a sugarplum-scented sugar rush (minus the sugar crash, thank goodness!).

Lush penguin bath bombs are also available in store.

So why are you still reading this when you could be elbow-deep in cocoa butter and glitter, crafting the bath bomb of your dreams? Gather your mates, your gran (she deserves a bit of sparkle in her life too!), and head on down to Fishergate. It’s gonna be more fun than a snowball fight in your PJs (and probably safer too, let’s be honest). Remember, it’s first come, first served, so get there early and avoid the festive FOMO! Now, let’s get fizzy! ✨

Date: 18 November 2023
Colour: #3D5BA5
Preston City Centre Christmas Light Switch On 2023 Poster
Event Time: 14:15
Preston City Centre Christmas Light Switch On 2023 Poster

Christmas events in Preston

On November 18th starting from 2:15 pm Fishergate Shopping Centre is transforming into a festive hub, hosting the ‘Switch On Trail’ where beloved characters and special guests await to share magical moments with you and your family.

If you’re looking for Christmas events in Lancashire 2023, capture a moment with some of your favourite characters at the switch on. Join us to meet The Snowman and the Snowdog, Shrek, and the man himself, Santa! Plus, Anthony Cotton from Coronation Street will be making a special appearance, along with other surprise guests. It’s a fantastic opportunity to snap those perfect festive photos at the Christmas lights in Preston and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Date: 28 October 2023
Colour: #EF7D47
spooky story reading
Event Time: 12:00 - 15:00
spooky story reading

Fishergate Shopping Centre is absolutely delighted to extend a spine-tingling invitation to you and your little ones for an enchanting afternoon of Spooky Story Reading! Picture this – a bewitching corner nestled within the heart of Fishergate Shopping Centre, where your children can immerse themselves in a magical world of delightful tales, all while donning their favourite Halloween costumes (or simply coming as they are). It’s a gathering not to be missed!

Our upcoming event promises to be a cauldron full of fun, laughter, and just the right amount of spookiness tailored perfectly for our younger guests. From ghostly tales that send shivers down the spine to charming narratives that captivate the imagination, our Spooky Story Reading is designed to create lasting memories for your little ones in a safe and engaging environment.

This fantastic Halloween-themed event provides a perfect opportunity for your children to celebrate the season in a playful and friendly atmosphere. Whether they prefer the thrill of ghostly adventures or the whimsy of magical tales, our diverse selection of stories is sure to cater to all tastes and preferences.

So, dust off those cobwebs, unearth your most spellbinding costumes, and join us at Fishergate Shopping Centre for an afternoon filled with Halloween merriment. We can’t wait to witness the creativity and imagination your little ones bring to the occasion.

Date: 25 October 2023
Colour: #EF7D47
Halloween bath bomb
Event Time: 12:00 - 16:00
Halloween bath bomb

We are thrilled to share the exciting news that we have joined forces with Lush for an upcoming event – the ‘Make Your Own Halloween Bath Bombs’ extravaganza! Make sure to mark your calendars for Wednesday, the 25th of October, as Fishergate Shopping Centre will be buzzing with creativity from 12 pm to 4 pm.

Embark on a spooktacular adventure at our pop-up workshop, where you’ll have the fantastic opportunity to craft your very own pumpkin and ghost-themed bath bombs. Immerse yourself in the world of fragrant delights and hands-on fun as we guide you through the process of concocting these Halloween-inspired bath treats.

The cost of this unique experience is simply the price of the bath bomb plus a mere £1. But that’s not all – we have some delightful surprises in store for attendees! Expect to receive some extra goodies that will enhance your bath bomb creation experience and add an extra touch of magic to your Halloween preparations.

Don’t miss out on this enchanting event at Fishergate Shopping Centre; it’s the perfect way to get into the spooky spirit and indulge in some crafty Halloween delights. Join us on the 25th of October and let your imagination run wild as you bring your own Halloween bath bomb creations to life!

Start date: 23 October 2023
End date: 2 January 2024
Colour: #B09CCB
calender club logo
Event Time: 9:00 - 17:00
calender club logo

The Calendar Club Shop are back at Fishergate Shopping Centre

Calendar Club stock a huge variety of calendars, planners and diaries as well as a brilliant selection of stationery, books and gifts to give each Calendar Club customer the best choice of Christmas presents for their loved ones this year. With most of thier products priced £15 or under, they offer the perfect, quality and affordable gift for all.

Calendar Club stock an amazing variety of 2024 calendars, with favourites including Thomas Kinkade’s Disney Dreams, Classic Doctor Who, Pokémon, The Gruffalo, Taylor Swift, and the ever-popular Cliff Richard. The full range includes loved brands such as Stranger Things, Elvis, Banksy, Stitch, Friends, Nightmare Before Christmas, Minecraft, national and domestic football teams, local interest, and over a hundred dog breed calendars.

Join us at Fishergate Shopping Centre to check out this amazing stall and browse their amazing stock including the popular Taylor Swift Calendar 2024 UK.

Start date: 19 October 2023
End date: 29 October 2023
Colour: #EA95A9
Preston Family Fun Park Poster
Event Time: 12:00 - 21:00
Preston Family Fun Park Poster

Looking for activities to do in Preston? We are absolutely thrilled to announce we will be hosting the family fun fair from the 19th of October right through to the 29th of October. Open daily from 12pm to 9pm (Thursday 19th & Friday the 20th from 4pm-9pm). Looking for a ferris wheel near me? You’ve found it! With an extensive variety of thrilling rides such as the sky flyer, drop zone, speed buzz and plenty more, this fun park also brings its feature ride – the big wheel! Get a skyline view of Preston on the massive Ferris wheel coming to Fishergate car park! Fun for all the family, there are plenty of children’s rides as well as rides that will make your stomach drop. There’ll also be other typical fun park attractions and a variety of street food for you to snack on. We can’t wait to see you there, this event runs for 11 days, so make sure you’ve got an opportunity to come along.

Just £2 entry fee and ride tokens will be available to purchase at a token booth at the event or online (on Cowie’s website, not the Fishergate website). Individually, tokens will cost £1.50, but if purchased in strips of 10, they will cost £1, meaning a strip of 10 tokens is £10 – a fantastic £5 saving. Individual tokens can not be bought online, you will only be able to purchase strips of 10 digitally.

If you attend on Tuesday the 24th or Wednesday the 25th, these will be ‘wristband days’, meaning that if you purchase a wristband for £12, the wearer will be able to have free and unlimited rides for up to 3 hours. The wristband sessions will be from 12noon until 3pm, 3pm until 6pm and 6pm until 9pm. Tokens can still be used on both the wristband days.

 

Start date: 7 September 2023
End date: 31 October 2023
Colour: #3D5BA5
hidden figures window display
Event Time: 9:00 - 17:00
hidden figures window display

The Hidden Figures photography display will be at the Fishergate Shopping Centre from Thursday 7th September until the end of October. The photography will be displayed in five windows of the former-Debenhams store.

Hidden Figures is a Preston-based community group formed to help create positive experiences for the city’s female black community. It aims to inspire women to achieve whatever they want to achieve. The group offers emotional, practical, and health and well-being support to women, including organising community events. Hidden Figures group aims to foster the community togetherness experienced by its members in 1980s Preston.

The Hidden Figures core group – Rosaline Hypolite Halsall, Wendy Lewis, Cleo LaRocque, and Janet Hypolite – now meets in person every week on a Tuesday evening at Preston’s Windrush CIC in Oakham Court, hosted by Adrian Murrell who runs the venue, the Windrush Festival and is a Hidden Figures group member.

Date: 24 August 2023
Colour: #EF7D47
All Days Farm Poster
Event Time: 12pm - 3pm
All Days Farm Poster

Get ready for an exciting encounter with farm animals at Allday’s Farm event on Thursday the 24th of August, from 12-3pm in the Fishergate Shopping Centre car park. Allday’s Farm, a mobile farm based right here in Preston, provides a hands-on, educational, and entertaining experience for the whole family. You’ll have the chance to meet and interact with a variety of friendly animals, from Shetland ponies and goats to sheep and ferrets. Don’t miss the chance to see these adorable farm animals up close, a fantastic event for children and families in Preston, we can’t wait to see you there.

Date: 22 August 2023
Colour: #3D5BA5
Dozy Dave Poster
Event Time: 12pm - 3pm
Dozy Dave Poster

Join us for a day of fun and magic at Dozy Dave’s Mix & Mingle Fun Day! Taking place on Tuesday the 22nd of August from 12-3pm, this event promises a magical experience for children and families alike. Dozy Dave is set to captivate you with his mixture of comedy magic, action-packed disco, engaging games, and balloon animals. This amazing magic show is modern, fast-paced, and bursting with fun, tailored especially for children aged 4 and over. Looking for events for children in Preston? Join us on the 22nd of August for a comedy magic show, we look forward to seeing you there.

Date: 12 August 2023
Colour: #0090A0
Makers Market Save the Date Poster
Event Time: 10am - 4pm
Makers Market Save the Date Poster

Preston Makers Market

Are you looking for Preston lancashire market days? Mark your calendars for the The Makers Market Preston, happening on the 12th of August from 10am to 4pm in the Fishergate Shopping Centre car park. This special event brings together the finest local artisans, creators, performers, and businesses, embodying the vibrant spirit of our local community.

The Makers Market is an exciting showcase of the North West’s best makers, bakers, and crafters, offering an array of unique, handmade goods. From handcrafted jewellery to artisanal foods, there’s something for everyone.

Join us at the Preston Makers Market for a day of shopping, exploring, and supporting local independent businesses. It’s not just a market – it’s a celebration of our community’s creativity and talent. We look forward to seeing you there!

Date: 10 August 2023
Colour: #EF7D47
All Days Farm Poster
Event Time: 12pm - 3pm
All Days Farm Poster

Get ready for an exciting encounter with farm animals at Allday’s Farm event on Thursday the 10th of August, from 12-3pm in the Fishergate Shopping Centre car park. Allday’s Farm, a mobile farm based right here in Preston, provides a hands-on, educational, and entertaining experience for the whole family. You’ll have the chance to meet and interact with a variety of friendly animals, from Shetland ponies and goats to sheep and ferrets. Don’t miss the chance to see these adorable farm animals up close, a fantastic event for children and families in Preston, we can’t wait to see you there.

Can’t make it on the 10th of August? Don’t miss out – day 2 of the Allday Farm event on the Fishergate Shopping Centre car park happens on Thursday the 24th of August.

Date: 3 August 2023
Colour: #3D5BA5
Dozy Dave Poster
Event Time: 12pm - 3pm
Dozy Dave Poster

Join us for a day of fun and magic at Dozy Dave’s Mix & Mingle Fun Day! Taking place on Thursday the 3rd of August from 12-3pm, this event promises a magical experience for children and families alike. Dozy Dave is set to captivate you with his mixture of comedy magic, action-packed disco, engaging games, and balloon animals. This amazing magic show is modern, fast-paced, and bursting with fun, tailored especially for children aged 4 and over. Looking for events for children in Preston? Join us on the 3rd of August for a comedy magic show, we look forward to seeing you there.

Can’t make it on the 3rd of August? Don’t miss out, we’ve booked Dozy Dave for Day 2 of the Mix & Mingle Fun Day on the 22nd of August.

Start date: 18 May 2023
End date: 21 May 2023
Colour: #EF7D47
Poster for Fun Fair at Fishergate Shopping Centre, Preston
Event Time: 12:00 - 20:00
Poster for Fun Fair at Fishergate Shopping Centre, Preston

Embark on a delightful journey of joy and excitement as we invite you to join us at our enchanting Family Funfair, set to take place from Thursday, 18th May to Sunday, 21st May. The Funfair promises tons of thrilling rides, whimsical attractions, and unforgettable moments for the entire family to enjoy.

Located in the expansive South Car Park, our Family Funfair is designed to create lasting memories and provide a perfect escapade for all ages. Whether you’re an adrenaline enthusiast seeking heart-pounding rides or a family looking for a day filled with laughter and entertainment, our Funfair has something special for everyone.

As part of our commitment to making your experience even more magical, we are excited to announce an exclusive opportunity to win free ride passes through our Facebook competition. Don’t miss the chance to participate and turn your visit into an extraordinary adventure without breaking the bank. Simply head over to our Facebook page, find the competition details, and enter for a chance to unlock a world of endless fun.