Get Ready for a Sparkling February Half Term!

6th January 2023

Join us from 11th-19th February as we raise our gaze skywards to celebrate the beauty of Bowland after dark.

Milky Way by Robert Ince

This year's Dark Skies Festival not only offers a helping hand to navigate the stars, it's also the perfect chance to indulge your creativity, delve into the history book of local astronomy, fine-tune your astrophotography skills and enjoy some family time round the campfire once the sun has dipped.

You can find a round-up of the fun below, with full details - including booking information - available on the Festival Bowland calendar at: https://www.forestofbowland.com/Festival-Bowland-Events

Saturday 11th, 7.30pm – 9.30pm

Stargazing (FULLY BOOKED. RESERVE LIST AVAILABLE)

Downham

£5 per person

Moon by Matthew Greenhalgh

Sunday 12th, 7pm – 8pm  

Planet Watch

Online

Free

Monday 13th, 7pm – 8pm 

The Preston Observatory

Online

Free

Image by Rob Foster

Tuesday 14th, 6pm – 6.30pm

Family Storytelling

Online

Free

Tuesday 14th, 7.30pm – 8.30pm

Bowland's Marvellous Moths

Online

Free

Wednesday 15th, 7pm – 8pm

Jupiter by Robert Ince

An Introduction to Smartphone Night Sky Photography

Online

Free

Thursday 16th, 7pm - 9pm (approx)

Skies and Pies

Barley

£10 per person (including supper)

Saturday 18th, 1pm – 3.30pm 

Night & Dark Glass

Clapham

£15 per person

Sunday 19th, 3.30pm – 6pm

Campfire & Lanterns (FULLY BOOKED. RESERVE LIST AVAILABLE)

Dunsop Bridge

£5 per child (accompanying adults free)