Easter Weekend Events And Activities

This guide is sponsored by Britannia Taxis.

Easter Woodland Trail at The Barn at Fir Tree Farm.

30th March to 2nd April. 11Am to 4pm.
Enjoy a walk through the woodland, spotting clues, along the way. Pick up your Easter Trail sheet from the café. £2.50 per entry. Follow the trail and answer the questions along the way…. Will you find the Easter Bunny???? Everyone will receive a chocolate Easter Egg on completion. The Barn at Fir Tree Farm, Pimbo Road, WA11 8RG

Fun Fair at Taylor Park

Friday 30th March to Monday 2nd April. 11Am to 5.30pm.

Easter Scavenger Hunt at Inglenook Farm.

31st March to 1st April at 11am to 3pm
Don your wellies, explore the farm, hunt the clues!
Inglenook Farm, Moss Nook Ln, Rainford, Saint Helens WA11 8AE, UK

Easter Egg Hunt In Victoria Park With The Ranger Service

Sunday 1st April. 1-3pm Meet at St Marks Gate Lodge , Rutland Street, WA10 2EH.

Easter EGGstravaganza at Eccleston Park Golf Club

Sunday 1st April
With plenty of activities and prizes to be won its an event you and the family don’t want to miss. Activities include:Best Easter bonnet prize, Raffle prizes, Face painting, Children’s games PLUS… THEIR VERY OWN GREAT BRITISH BAKE OFF COMPETITION!! £5 entry for children and FREE for adults. Children’s entry includes a complimentary Easter egg, FREE entry into the raffle prizes and a choice of hot dog or burger & chips. Hot and cold food selection available on the day along with offers on drinks behind the bar.For more information call us on 0151 493 0033 OR email ecclestonpark-gdp@crown-golf.co.uk

Easter Egg Hunt at North West Museum of Road Transport

Sunday 1st April 11am to 4pm.
Tickets for the egg hunt £7.50, other wise normal admission prices apply.

Easter Monday Carr Mill Activity Day

Monday 2nd April
Archery, Climbing Wall, Canoeing Taster, Hot and Cold food and drinks available.
Midday onwards. For more info on canoeing and booking please visit www.sthelenscc.co.uk

 

EXHIBITIONS

Town And Country: The Poet And The Painter Exhibition

In celebration of St. Helens 150th birthday, poet Sue Gerrard and artist Carole Ann Eaves, ‘The Poet and The Painter,’ are presenting a special exhibition ‘Town and Country’ at the Millennium Centre Academy of Arts until Friday May 11th.

The exhibition contains paintings by Carol Anne of some of the town’s best-known buildings such as St. Mary’s Lowe House Church as well as country scenes such as ‘The Crossing Point’ in Newton -le -Willows.

Sue’s poems complement these scenes and are enhanced by photographs and Sue’s Computer-Generated Images (CGI) creating beautiful pictures of St. Helens and its proud heritage.

St. Helens born Sue and Carol Anne have staged more than sixty exhibitions throughout the North West. Sue is also the author of the best-selling book ‘St. Helens Now and Then’ which also celebrates the town’s milestone birthday and is available from Wardleworths Bookshop, St. Helens.

The Millennium Art Academy Exhibition will be held at:

The Millennium Centre (St Helens) Ltd
Corporation Street
St Helens
Merseyside
WA10 1HJ
Tel: 01744 675131

Opening Times:
Monday to Friday from 9.00 am to 9.00 pm
Weekend from 10.00 am to 9.00 pm

Visions of Another World.

Smithy Heritage Centre Saturday 31 March – Saturday 22 September 2018 Open Saturdays and Sundays, 1-4pm. Admission is FREE!

2018 marks 200 years since the publication of what is often cited as being the first work of science fiction, Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. H.G. Wells and Jules Verne conjured other realms, envisioning the invention of fanciful vehicles which could travel through time and space.

Technological advances have had a profound influence on literature, unlocking new possibilities for authors, artists and filmmakers; some modern gadgets have even been developed from fictional ones!

This fascinating and fun exhibition looks at the impact science fiction has had on popular culture. Come and spot your favourite characters and find out more about them. They will be hosting Smithy Con on Saturday 9 & Sunday 10 September, 10am-5pm, feel free to dress up!

The Smithy is all on one level with limited on-site parking, accessible amenities and baby changing facilities. It’s Dog Friendly too, so the whole family can visit!

Kiln Lane, Eccleston, St Helens WA10 4RA smithyheritagecentre@hotmail.com 01744 730744

HAYDOCK PARK

31st March 2018
Easter Family Day
Dress up as a superhero and try your super powers at our Easter family day!
Opens 12:05, First race 14:05, Last race 17:35

 

ST HELENS IN MOTION (Walk, Run, Cycle and more)

FRIDAYS

FREE Walking Groups from Go Active Team. All of the walks get you to and through places you wouldn’t think existed, beautiful views, fantastic wildlife & all this is on your doorstep. Great weekly session to get active as well as meeting new people on the same path as you. All abilities welcome. Walks take place on Fridays from 8.30am to 10.30am

6th April
Sankey Canal Trail Walk, Meeting At The Ship Inn, Blackbrook, St Helens.WA11-0AB.
5-6 Mile Flat Trail Walk Around The Tracks On The Sankey And Carr Mill Dam.

13th April
Billinge Trail Walk, Meeting At Roby Well Way, Billinge, Wigan. WN5 7PP.
6 Mile Very Strenuous Trail Walk Around The Tracks Of Billinge Visiting The Lump.

Please wear suitable footwear. Well behaved dogs welcome. Weather appropriate clothing. Please bring a drink. Fully Qualified Instructors. Why not bring a friend, family or neighbour. Please be there for 8.15am to sign register and be ready to set off at 8.30am Contact details andrewbrown@sthelens.gov.uk 01744 677970 / 01744 677236

 

 

SATURDAYS

St Helens Park Run. Meet at 9am, Bandstand, Victoria Park. http://www.parkrun.org.uk/sthelens/

SUNDAYS

2k Junior parkrun for 4-14yr olds at Colliers Moss. 9am.
More info https://www.sthelensunlimited.co.uk/2017/08/17/junior-park-run/

 

 

 

DARKSTAR LASER ARENA

Call 01744 733378 for more info. http://www.darkstarlaser.com/

 

FRIDAYS
Friday nights at Darkstar Laser. A different event every week. 7-11pm £10.
Call 01744 733378 for more info.

SATURDAYS
Kids Club. This is aimed at younger kids 6 to 12 years of age. The first game is at 10am so guests have to be here for 9.45ish to get tickets. No booking, just turn up. £6 for 3 games.

HERITAGE AND HISTORY

 

The Birth Of Club Rugby – The History and Heritage Of Liverpool St Helens FC

An exhibition celebrating the history of club rugby and its origins in St Helens and Liverpool.

Chester Lane Library – 19th March to 6th April
For more information please visit http://lshheritage.co.uk/

GREENSLATE FARM

Greenslate Community Farm. Greenslate Rd, Billinge, Orrell, Wigan WN5 7BG

Be a Farmer for a day at Greenslate Farm

Monday 2nd April 1pm to 4pm. For 5- 11 year olds – Come and find out what it takes to be a farmer at Greenslate in this action packed day where you can get up close to all the residents on the farm, both domestic and wild! Feed the sheep, collect the eggs, groom the goats, grow your own veg and take part in a wildlife exploration to find out how nature helps put food on the table!

Saturday Farm Club

Each week will be packed with activities such as bug hunts, bush craft, den building, wildlife exploration, wild cooking, and of course, farm activities such as growing, harvesting and hands on with the animals! Best of all…parents do not need to stay! Places are limited so pre-booking is strongly advised. Saturday Farm Club every Saturday 1pm to 4pm.
for 5-11 year olds. Sessions are £7 per child.

Book via https://greenslatefarm.org.uk/kids-stuff-at-greenslate-farm/

The activities are a fun and interactive way to enrich your child’s learning, as all the activities are linked to the National Curriculum. They cover a wide range of topics from English, Maths and Science, to Geography, History and Arts, all in the natural outdoor environment. They  also cover essential life skills such as communication, team building and leadership through the power of creative play, fun activities and team challenges.

Healthy Walks

We are designed to walk, and it keeps us healthy. Humans are also meant to be social creatures, having friends and companions is another well known ‘extender’ of life expectancy. So why not combine the two and take part in a one-hour social walk in the beautiful countryside around Greenslate Farm? Supported by Wigan Council and ‘Inspiring Healthy Lifestyles,’ the one hour long walking sessions take placed every Thursday from 11:00 am until Midday. These walks will start and end at the farm. But best of all, they won’t cost you anything unless you end up going for a brew with your new walking companions at the Straw Bale Cafe. (all new walkers need to register 15 minutes before). For more information contact Tracy 07943 840 259

 

 

THE GRAPES, ECCLESTON PARK

Sunday 1st April – New weekly Sunday Carvery launch from 12pm until stocks last!

OTHER EVENTS

 

Walk for World Autism Awareness

Sunday 8th April. Taylor Park. Midday to 5pm. Walk starts at 1.50pm. Childrens Fairground.

St Georges Day Celebration at Honeyrose Foundation

21st April With Hot Pot + Live Entertainment from Mr Nathan Heyes, we can expect BIG THINGS! Evening starting at 7pm, come along to the Wishes Function Room and grab some amazing bargains behind our bar. Get involved!! £10. 7pm to midnight Wishes Function Room, 2-4 Cotham Street, WA10 1SA St Helens, Merseyside

 

 

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