I almost don’t want to tell you about this place, I want to keep it secret so you don’t all rush there and make it too busy for me!
But… tucked away in Haigh Woodland Park in Wigan is the most lovely Kitchen Courtyard, a unique little collection of independent artisan food and drink retailers (and a very stylish florist) and these creative food and drink lovers in conjunction with Wigan Council are successfully working to create an amazing foodie destination.
Haigh Woodland Park and the Kitchen Courtyard also put on a fab variety of food events, including the very popular (and one of my fave’s) Haigh Foodie Friday, typically held on the last Friday of the month during the spring, summer and autumn, with special Foodie Sunday’s throughout the winter months.
The night features, the kitchen courtyard food and drink producers, Two Left Feet Tap & Brewery, All You Knead, Cook & Foragers, Luisco Chocolate, Holden’s Ice-Cream and the Haigh Courtyard Cafe and they’re joined in the courtyard with a great selection of foodie street vendors and pop up kitchens.
There’s an amazing range of food on offer throughout Foodie Friday, you’ll be literally spoilt for choice, make sure you go hungry because honestly you’ll want to try everything! There’s fully loaded burgers from Cook & Foragers.
Bite into a freshly made pie from All You Knead, pick up award winning Mumbai street food from Ruby’s Street Kitchen , Mexican street food from Fiesta Catering , grab some poutine from The Blue Caribou Canteen or just mooch around and discover even more!
The Two Left Feet Tap and Brewery have the bar open all evening, with extra little bars dotted around the place so there’s no need to queue and there’s a DJ and live music to really help the night go with a swing. Haigh Foodie Friday is child and dog friendly so it’s a night out you can enjoy with the whole family and even if it rains… you’ll still have a great time.
Fancy making a visit yourself, there’s not just the gorgeous food on offer, you can also enjoy acres of woodland park and walks, activities like the awesome high ropes, a massive adventure playground, crazy golf, adventure golf, and even stay over at the newly refurbished four star Haigh Hall Hotel… here’s a list of the upcoming events
- Oktoberfest – Fri 29 Sept to Sun 1 Oct
- Haigh Artisan Market & Grow Your Own Sunday – Sun 15 Oct
- Haigh Foodie Friday – Fri 27th Oct
- Boomin’ Family Fireworks Spectacular (with Trolls family show) – Sun 5 Nov
- Urban Revolution Series obstacle course – Sat 11 Nov
- Haigh Cyclo Cross Series – Sat 18 Nov
- Haigh Foodie Sunday – Sun 26 Nov
- Festive Foodie Sunday – Sun 17 Dec
- ELF Christmas Family Drive-in – Fri 22 Dec (initial show on Saturday sold out)
Check out the Haigh Woodland Park Facebook Page for further details
Disclosure – this is a collaborative post with Haigh Kitchen Courtyard, I received free vouchers for Haigh Foodie Friday (however… Haigh Kitchen Courtyard is somewhere I visit lots and highly recommend anyway!)