It’s that time of year when there is a real buzz around town as people enjoy more family time. There are plenty of activities and events planned so if you are looking for things to do in Accrington, you are in the right place.

Things to do in Accrington with Children

From Saturday 2nd October, The Art in the Market team will be back after a long break due to Covid! Children can enjoy arts and crafts sessions, sponsored by Hyndburn Council, with various activities.

Face painting

Sand art

Freestyle arts and crafts

Story time

Smiths Fruiterers are providing snacks and every child will also receive a small gift and a voucher for a free book from the Book Exchange.

You can read more here about other activities for the children.

Halloween Activities

Accrington Market Hall has a range of events for Halloween. Throughout the half term week, there will be a Tricky Trail to complete. Simply pick up your pack from the office on the balcony. On Friday 29th and Saturday 30th October, children are invited to make creepy crawlies, spooky ghosts and masks to take home.

Some fabulous freaky activities to keep the little ones entertained so save the date!

Family Events in Accrington

Thursday 25th November is an exciting Festive Shopping and Food Fair. Running in Accrington market, this is an essential addition to your list of things to do in Accrington. Traders are welcome to contact the market office to book a stall and get the festive season off to a great start.

Christmas Time at Accrington Market

The 25th December is fast approaching and with that comes an amazing range of events for everyone to enjoy.  The lights will be aglow, the elves will be in town and the activities will be in full swing from 1st December. Watch this space for more details.

Other Things to do in Accrington

As well as all the events, shopping in Accrington is a must this Autumn. With food, drinks and clothes you are sure to find something for yourself or a gift for a loved one.  Why not indulge in a pamper session with one of the beauty salons? From nails to lashes or even a massage, heading to the upper level may result in the relaxation you have been looking for.

Ending the day with trip to one of our many cafes, takeaways or snack vans for lunch or to socialise with friends could be exactly what you need. Whilst enjoying a homecooked meal you can take advantage of our Free Wi-Fi and soak up the energetic atmosphere.

Find out More

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We look forward to welcoming you to Accrington Market!