Once a hub for cotton milling and quarrying, now a intriguing town full of unique shops, tasty places to eat, sit back and watch the world go by.

The Old Station Heritage and Visitor Centre is situated in the centre of Longridge, by the old Preston & Longridge railway line - which operated from 1840 to 1967. The former station buildings have been renovated to provide a great place to gather information about Longridge and the surrounding area, whilst also enjoying some refreshments in the Old Waiting Room cafe. Services include:

Other packages are available, ring our Bookings Team or visit us to find out more.

An activity day starts at 8:30am and either finishes at 16:00 and costs £40 for 4 activities or 17:30 and costs £50.00, for 5 activities.

Please contact the club secretary on 01772 783291 for details of entry.

To book let us know which dates you would like and which finish time.

We can’t guarantee exactly what the activities will be on offer on the day, as they are subject to change due to weather variations, river levels and how many in total are due to attend.

Carefully placed on the far western edge of this beautiful district, Longridge truly is the gateway to Ribble Valley and the Forest of Bowland. It's by far the prettiest route to take and we can promise that you'll leave those traffic lights and the frustrating effects of road rage behind you! 

Make your first stop the town centre, where you'll discover a real shopping treat, with designer ladies clothes stores, interior design shops and galleries to make for an unforgettable shopping experience. Not to mention the perfect place to stock up for your picnic as you head on into the glorious surrounding countryside where many walks and cycle rides begin.

So with commanding views of Ribble Valley, the Welsh Mountains, the Isle of Man and the Loud Valley, it is easy to see why Longridge stands out from the crowd. Follow the Longridge Heritage Trail and uncover the bygone times of this historic market town.

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The Battle of Preston started from Longridge, Cromwell halting there before taking on Monarchist forces from Scotland.[citation needed]

We will provide all safety equipment and a sandwich lunch too.  Please send your young person with plenty of sun screen, two changes of clothing and dressed appropriately for the weather – hopefully a sun hat!

Throughout all the School Holidays, we run Activity Days each week day.  These days are a great way to try out Longridge activities and enjoy a fun day outdoors.

Composer Ernest Tomlinson lived close to Longridge until his death in 2015. His library of light orchestral music was housed in his barn.[9][10]

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Adventure Learning Foundation Limited is registered at Companies House in England and Wales under Company Number 08176292.

Course Status Longridge: Tuesday 20th September - Course Open - Buggies must follow buggy route - Please repair pitch marks & use divot mix bottles.

John Farnworth, a freestyle footballer; Alan Kelly, footballer who played for the Irish national team along with Preston North End; Andrew Miller, who currently plays cricket for Warwickshire (all of which were students at the local Catholic High School, St Cecilias RC High School).[citation needed] Actress Christina Chong lived here and trained at the Sutcliffe School of Dance.[8]

Further information about Longridge can be found on www.longridgetowncouncil.com

For further information, new dates or to make a booking please contact us through the website or phone 033 0303 0101.

We also run Family Activity short-breaks which offer the whole family the chance to come and take part in some of our activities and the chance to stay on site either one of our campsites or in our bunk house accomodation with a choice of self-catering or café meals.

To find out more about our Holiday Activities, please give us a call on 033 0303 0101 or email our Customer Relationship Team – bookings@alfcharity.org

Free admission - open 10am to 4pm, Monday to Friday; 10am to 1pm on Saturday.

Throughout the year we run courses after school throughout the week. These courses work towards a kayaking, sailing or rowing qualification.  During the autumn and winter terms we also run climbing courses.  For further information please contact us through the website or phone 033 0303 0101 to speak to a member of our team.

Longridge on The Thames Ltd trading as Longridge (registered trade name) Quarry Wood Road Marlow Bucks SL7 1RE Company Registration No: 6338726 Charity Registration No: 1121239

Family Activity Short-breaks cost £26 per person with one night camping, 2 activities on day 1 and 2 activities on day 2. Indoor accommodation is available on request.

Longridge Field Day is a long-standing annual event that consists of a parade through the town and various attractions being held on the town's recreational playing field. It donates money to a different local charity each year. The Field Day organisers also run a pram race through the town, usually on Boxing Day each year, to raise funds for both the Field Day and a local charity.

* Please be aware that we are only taking bookings for these Holiday Activity Days with full payment at the time of booking. You can book these by phone on 033 0303 0101 or by dropping by our reception.

on your membership card (bar card), your Date of Birth and your postcode.

Longridge initially developed outwards from an area around St. Lawrence's Church, at the boundary of the townships of Dilworth and Alston and to the south of the modern-day town centre. Though there was a thoroughfare called 'Market Place', there was no development around that area. Most of the development of the town occurred after 1800.[3] After this time, development occurred at a much faster pace, with expansion northwards including a mill to the north of Kestor Lane.

Also in Longridge - The Corporation Arms, Little Town Dairy, John Smiths Orienteering Course, and Sculpture Trail, Millenium Cross.

We are very proud of our pro shop at Longridge Golf Club and you can be sure of a bargain with prices that compete with the High Street. If you cannot visit yourself just call for a quote.


The appearance of the town centre has changed little from when it was first built. Many of the buildings are built of locally quarried sandstone and despite more modern developments the town centre remains largely as it was when it was first developed. The town itself has expanded since the closure of the quarries with the building of new housing estates, as well as council housing.

Family activities are for those aged over 8 and upwards and an adult must take part with the family.

All income generated from our activities goes to support our charity work with young people from disadvantaged backgrounds, so really the very best way to support our charitable work is by using one of our centres for a: • Family Activity Day • Holiday Adventure Day • Corporate Day • Birthday Party • Stag & Hen Adventure

Longridge boasts several Blue Heritage Plaques hung proudly on the side of historic buildings. So keep your eyes peeled for an insight into more of the towns intriguing past.

Family Activity Days run on various dates throughout the year and cost £16.00 per person. The activities will start at 10.30 and finish by 16.00.

All year round Longridge holds days for families where fun and adventure are the name of the game. Family Activity Days are perfect for adults and children over eight years old. Families are welcome to book throughout the year, however during the summer we offer full Activity Days, specifically for families which you can book as a family group to enjoy our activities.

For further information, new dates or to make a booking please contact us through the website or phone 033 0303 0101.