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Summer Season on Strand Wharf Returns

Summer Season on Strand Wharf returns for the second year!

Following the success of last year’s activities on Strand Wharf in Old Leigh, Leigh Town Council are pleased to announce we will once again host a series of relaxed, family friendly events on Sundays throughout July.

The Summer Season on Strand Wharf replaces the previous Maritime Festival which the Town Council organised for over 3 years. It was a successful event but with so many other events now happening in the Old Town, the Council recognised the additional burdens being placed on the area and its surrounds with event road closures and noise disturbance.

As a result, a Summer season of smaller events spread over four Sundays offers a varied events programme and additional enhancements to Leigh life with no road closures for Old Leigh Residents, whilst also showcasing Strand Wharf which was redeveloped by Leigh Town Council and has become a popular public square in Old Leigh. 

Sunday 8th July – Craft and Cuisine (11am - 4pm | Free Entry)

Drop by Strand Wharf for some retail therapy and browse over 15 stalls of goods handmade by our local crafters, with tasty treats and food also available.

Sunday 15th July – Kids Zone (11am - 4pm | Free Entry)

Kids Zone returns to Strand Wharf with plenty fun to be had for all ages including, craft, face painting, games and performances.

Sunday 22nd July – Gentle Exercise Morning | Free Entry)

9.00-10.30 Yoga on Strand Wharf

Bring a mat, water and comfy clothes and enjoy Hatha yoga on Strand Wharf, in a beautiful seafront setting! An inclusive and free class, suitable for beginners to intermediates. The class will include gentle warm up and stretches, focus on breathing, sun salutations and yoga postures to open and increase energy to the whole body and mind.

On arrival, students need to let the instructor know of any major illnesses and injuries they may have.

11.00-11.30 Tai Chi on Strand Wharf
Enjoy a group demonstration of this gentle and low impact exercise. Followed by the opportunity to participate in a brief taster session.

Sunday 22nd July – Dance Demonstration (12pm – 3pm | Free Entry)

Put on your dancing shoes and join us for an afternoon of short dance demonstrations on Strand Wharf. Please visit our website for more information soon.

Sunday 29th July – Music-a-leigh (11am - 4pm | Free Entry)

Relax in our deck chairs, soak up the setting on Strand Wharf and enjoy music from local choirs and bands, free of charge.

If anyone would like to be involved in any of the events in any way from taking part or sponsoring a Sunday, please contact