Our first event of 2019 and its a cracker!
This year we have a wide range of traders including your traditional chocolate bar and chocolate gift markers through to the quirkier traders.
We have many of our favourite and regular traders returning along with some newbies – keep an eye on our facebook page where we are running regular posts introducing our traders.
The Market is bursting with Chocolate, Chocolate Wine, Chocolate Cheese, Chocolate Brownies, Chocolate bath products, Chocolate Cakes, Chocolate Truffles, Chocolate Cookies, Chocolate Ice Cream, Chocolate Liquers, Chocolate Fudge, Chocolate Marshmallows, Chocolate Scones, Chocolate Flapjacks, Hot Chocolate, Chocolate Puddings… You get the drift! It is a chocoholics dream come true!
We also have a wide range of hot street food with gourmet burgers, noodles, yorkshire pudding wraps, toasties, drinks wise you can visit our coktail traders. Fancy something hot and sweet… We have Dutch Pancakes, Belgian Waffles, Crepes, and a Nutella Donut Wagon. The saturday car park site will be bustling with street food and drinks along with entertainment.
We have rides and entertainment in Town including Lancashire Hawks and Owls, the Dog’s Trust and the RSPB.
By Car: We are just minutes from the M66. The address for your sat nav for Market Place which is a fairly central point is, Market Place, Ramsbottom BL0 9HT.
Park and Ride:
There will be limited parking spaces available during the weekend and so we would urge you to use the Park and Ride facility at Woodhey High School. This has been run for a number of years and is always very successful. You park your car at the School for a fee of just £2 for the day (per car) then hop on one of our free coaches that run all day. The last coach leaves Town at 4pm. The car park closes at 5pm. You can find the car park at Woodhey High School, Bolton Road West, Ramsbottom, BL0 9QZ.
There is a car park which is free to the rear of the Grants Arms Pub/Civic Hall, there are also other free Car Parks around Town such as at Railway Street, Ramsbottom, BL0 9AL. Spaces will be very limited during the weekend of the Festival. There is limited street parking – always check signage for the duration of parking permitted. During the weekend of the Chocolate Festival street parking is suspended in a number of places, we would urge you to leave the very limited street parking for Residents and use the Park and Ride Service at Woodhey.
By Steam Train:
The Steam Train Station is at Railway Street just at the bottom of Bridge Street and so is a perfect way to arrive at the Festival. When leaving the Station you will be able to see the tents and marquees leading up the Street.
There are a number of buses which run to Ramsbottom from the surrounding areas, visit transport for Greater Manchester’s website for the latest times, or Rosso Bus Services