New places to try this Autumn

It’s easy to be unaware of some of the great places right on our doorstep. So as you’re out and about this Autumn, why not try some of our favourites in the local area.

Papa Luigi’s

This pizza and pasta restaurant is a taste of Italy right here in Euxton. It’s known for its delicious food and friendly service. Papa Luigi and his staff will look after you with true Italian hospitality and there’s always a great atmosphere. They’re also famous for their themed nights such as Star Wars and Peaky Blinders. Whether you’re looking to celebrate a special occasion or simply have a night off the cooking, Papa Luigi offers the perfect solution.

Visit their website here.

Astley Hall

Situated in a stunning Grade 1 listed historic house, Astley Hall is a fascinating museum and art gallery. Simon Jenkins describes it as the most exhilarating house in Lancashire in his book ‘England’s 1000 Best Houses’. It’s set in Astley Park, with its historic woodland and lake. Don’t miss the Victorian walled garden which is host to a varied programme of cultural events throughout the year. You can also sample the orchard’s own produce for yourself in the onsite cafe, Cafe Ambio.

Visit their website here.

Yarrow Valley Country Park

This huge country park, all 700 acres of it, is run by Chorley Council and includes an information centre and cafe. The woodland in Duxbury Woods, Big Wood and Copperworks Wood provides a wonderfully tranquil space for a good, long walk and a chance to enjoy the wildlife. For the kids, the adventure play area with its giant rope swing and natural climbing wall offers kids a great place to explore. There’s even a storytellers’ throne.

Visit their website here.

North West Golden Retriever Rescue

This one’s a bit different and should come with a warning – the pictures may melt your heart! This is an independent, responsible rescue centre based in Euxton, which specialises in the re-homing of Golden Retrievers who need a new ‘forever home’ for a variety of reasons.

Visit their website here.

Chorley Little Theatre

This is a wonderful Edwardian theatre with 236 seats which puts on a varied programme of music, drama and comedy and also shows film screenings. It’s managed entirely by volunteers and has been running since 1910. There’s also a vibrant youth theatre. It offers something for everyone, whether your taste is for RSC theatre, a family film or a touch of opera.

Visit their website here.

We hope you have a great time discovering some new places. Do let us know what you think of them and if you‘ve got any of your own recommendations, we’d love to hear them.