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More details - 79 Crabtree Lane - Open Garden for NGS
¾ acre all year round plants persons garden with many rare and unusual plants. Herbaceous borders and colour themed island beds leading to a pond and rockery, rose garden, spring area and autumn hot bed. Many stone features built with reclaimed materials.
79 Crabtree Lane, Burscough
Sun 17 Jun, Sun 15 Jul

More details - Lydiate Scouts Car Boot Sale
Long established Outdoor Car Boot Sale with indoor café/toilet facilities. Run by 1st Lydiate Scout Group with all proceeds towards Scouting for young people. No prior booking necessary, dogs welcome. Bring your own table. No sales of tobacco, alcohol, meat or conterfeit goods permitted.
Lydiate Parish Hall Field, 288 Southport Road, Lydiate
Sat 2 Jun, Sat 16 Jun, Sat 7 Jul, Sat 21 Jul

More details - 136 Buckingham Road - Open Garden for NGS
A profusion of plants within a small suburban garden, cottage style planting, shrubs, climbers, perennials and containers brimming with hostas, acers and much more. Rose bed, wisteria covered pergola and fishpond. The garden is planted to attract butterflies and bees.
136 Buckingham Road, Maghull
Sat 9 Jun and Sun 10 Jun

More details - The Wool Boat is home in West Lancashire at Parbold this weekend.
The Wool Boat is home in West Lancashire at Parbold this weekend. The Wool Boat has returned from our summer tour is back in Parbold this weekend. The Wool Boat is a unique floating Wool and Yarn shop based on a canal narrow boat. She is, as far as we know, the world’s only floating Knitting and Crochet shop.
Leeds and Liverpool canal at Parbold in West Lancashire moored near the Your’s is the Earth Cafe/Deli
Today and Mon 28 May

More details - 31 Cousins Lane - Open Garden for NGS
As the sound of ’cork on willow’ competes with the laughter of grandchildren, this family garden provides views for the sedentary, bug hunts for the active and a riot of colour for the artisitic.
31 Cousins Lane, Ormskirk
Sun 10 Jun

More details - 90 Brick Kiln Lane - Open Garden for NGS
A small, continually evolving, cottage garden, with a variety of different garden rooms containing shrubs, perennials, alpines, climbers, cobbled courtyard and a small pond.
90 Brick Kiln Lane, Ormskirk
Sun 10 Jun

More details - Meresands Kennels & Cattery - Open Garden for NGS
A relatively new garden of approx 3 acres which has been developed alongside a mature woodland. With koi pond and formal gardens. A laburnum arch leads you to the woodland area with paths, seating and stumpery.
Meresands Kennels & Cattery, Ormskirk
Sun 3 Jun

More details - Formby - Seawatch at Lifeboat Road
Join us on the dunes at Lifeboat Road to look out for marine mammals. Bring binoculars and scopes if you have them, we will have a limited number to loan. All ages are welcome. Free event. Booking Essential. Phone: to leave a message 01704 878591. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Formby
Fri 1 Jun

More details - Formby - Family Footprints at Formby
Dip into the fascinating story of Formby’s prehistoric footprints and search for traces on the foreshore with your younger friends and family. Ideal for 8 to 12 year olds. Booking online is essential. Booking Essential. Phone: on-line. Children of all ages welcome, accompanied by an adult.
Formby
Sun 3 Jun

More details - Formby - Formby Footprints Walk
Discover the fascinating story of Formby’s prehistoric footprints and search for traces on the foreshore with one of our archaeology experts. Booking Essential. Phone: to leave a message 01704 878591. Children aged 12 and over welcome. Dogs on leads welcome.
Formby
Wed 6 Jun

More details - Formby - Treasures and Castles
Explore the shore, from shells to shark eggs, with a beach hunt along the sandy Sefton Coast. Collect amazing treasures washed up and decorate your own sand castle... Booking Essential. Phone: to leave a message 01704 878591. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Assistance Dogs only are welcome.
Formby
Sat 16 Jun

More details - Formby - Wednesday Waders
Explore the sands and shallows at low tide to identify the organisms that thrive in this richly diverse habitat. Thanks to Lancashire Wildlife Trust’s Marine Officer who will bring her expertise to this partnership event. Ideal for over 18 to 80 year olds. Booking essential. Booking Essential.
Formby
Wed 20 Jun

More details - Rufford Old Hall - Guided  Walks
Keep active and improve your health by joining an experienced Rufford Old Hall volunteer on a guided walk. These easy to moderate walks take in beautiful scenery and explore the surrounding areas of Rufford. Week to week the route will vary across three different walks: 1. Sparks Bridge canal walk 2.
Rufford Old Hall, 200 Liverpool Road, Rufford, near Ormskirk
Mon 28 May, Mon 4 Jun, Mon 25 Jun

More details - Rufford Old Hall - Reptiles at Rufford
A great opportunity to get up close and meet a wide range of reptiles! The North West Reptile Club are bringing their cold-blooded reptile friends for a trip to Rufford Old Hall. Come along and meet them and find out some interesting facts. Booking Not Needed.
Rufford Old Hall, 200 Liverpool Road, Rufford, near Ormskirk
Sat 2 Jun

More details - Rufford Old Hall - Fathers Day Archery
Who will hit the bullseye' 1 for 3 arrows. Pick up a bow and arrow and join the North Meols Archers in Orchard Paddock. Normal admission charges apply. Booking Not Needed.
Rufford Old Hall, 200 Liverpool Road, Rufford, near Ormskirk
Sun 17 Jun

More details - Hillside Gardens - Open Garden for NGS
A group of four gardens ranging from the smaller to medium sized - each with many features including pergolas, water features and special plants, shrubs and trees.
Hillside Gardens, Southport
Today, Sun 22 Jul

More details - Cedar Farm Day - Festival Fun on the Farm!
Join us for lots of fun on the farm at Cedar Farm’s first Summer Festival! The makers and shakers at the award-winning Cedar Farm in Mawdesley are inviting Lancashire folk to come along and celebrate the best of craft and festival fun at their very first Cedar Farm Day on Sunday 10th June.
Cedar Farm, Back Lane, Mawdesley, Ormskirk
Sun 10 Jun

More details - Bridge Inn Community Farm - Open Garden for NGS
Bridge Inn Community Farm was established in 2010 in response to a community need. Our farm sits on a beautiful 4 acre small holding with views looking out over the countryside. We provide a quality service of training in a real life work environment and experience in horticulture, conservation and animal welfare.
Bridge Inn Community Farm, Liverpool
Sun 24 Jun

More details - Cancer Research Uk Race for Life Liverpool 5K & 10K
Race for Life brings millions of women together to support our life-saving research. Just by signing up you’ll make a difference and whether you raise £10 or £200, every penny matters. So which event is for you? A 5k is great for all ages. Run, jog or walk the only thing that matters is that you’re part of it.
Aintree Racecourse
Sun 17 Jun

More details - Birkdale Gardens - Open Garden for NGS
An established group of gardens surrounding the bustling Victorian village of Birkdale, reached by a short car journey.
Birkdale Gardens, Southport
Sun 3 Jun, Sun 8 Jul

More details - 8 Andertons Mill - Open Garden for NGS
This ½ acre cottage garden started in 2010, has many colourful borders of perennials, shrubs, and roses. A patio with raised beds, secluded potted plant area, large vegetable garden. Rose and clematis covered arches and many wrought iron features. An extensive bed of scented roses and a wonderful view of Harrock Hill.
8 Andertons Mill, Ormskirk
Sun 10 Jun, Sun 1 Jul

More details - Woodstock Barn - Open Garden for NGS
An established country garden of over ¾ acre with form, texture and a green tapestry all year round. Developed from a barren wilderness to one with wildlife, amidst tall trees, shrubs, mixed borders, pond, vegetable patch, woodland area and stream.
Woodstock Barn, Ormskirk
Sun 10 Jun, Sun 1 Jul

Oklahoma! More details - Oklahoma!
Rodgers & Hammerstein’s first collaboration remains, in many ways, their most innovative, having set the standards and established the rules of musical theatre still being followed today.
Southport Little Theatre, Hoghton Street, Southport
Mon 28 May to Sat 2 Jun
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More details - Burgess, Nicol & Kemp
The Atkinson will play host to three friends who are stars of folk-rock with a wealth of musical history under their belts. Paul Burgess is a rock drummer best known as a member of hit-makers 10CC, and who has also played with classic bands Jethro Tull, Camel, Magna Carta and The Icicle Works.
The Atkinson, Lord Street, Southport
Thu 14 Jun

More details - Southport Food and Drink Festival
A fabulous family fun weekend. Busy event with everything for the model and transport enthusiast plus classic cars, motorcycle stunts and lots more.
Victoria Park, Southport
Fri 1 Jun to Sun 3 Jun

More details - Woodvale Rally
A fabulous family fun weekend. Busy event with everything for the model and transport enthusiast plus classic cars, motorcycle stunts and lots more.
Victoria Park, Southport
Sat 16 Jun and Sun 17 Jun

More details - Southport Pier Bazaar
a mixture of stalls selling anything from art, craft, jewellery, vintage and collectables…with occasional live music please see facebook page southport pier bazaar for details…event is inside the pier pavilion café with licensed bar, ice cream and excelle
Southport Pavilion café, Southport Pier
Today, Mon 28 May, Fri 1 Jun to Sun 3 Jun, Fri 8 Jun to Sun 10 Jun, Fri 15 Jun to Sun 17 Jun, Fri 22 Jun to Sun 24 Jun, Fri 29 Jun to Sun 1 Jul, Fri 6 Jul to Sun 8 Jul, Fri 13 Jul to Sun 15 Jul

More details - Cancer Research UK Race for Life Southport 5K & 10K
Race for Life brings millions of women together to support our life-saving research. Just by signing up you’ll make a difference and whether you raise £10 or £200, every penny matters. So which event is for you? A 5k is great for all ages. Run, jog or walk the only thing that matters is that you’re part of it.
Princes Park
Sun 3 Jun

More details - National Garden Scheme - Bretherton Open Gardens
Four contrasting gardens spaced across an attractive village location. Glynwood House has ¾ acre mixed borders, pond with drystone-wall water feature, woodland walk, patio garden with pergola and raised beds, all in a peaceful location with spectacular open aspects.
Glynwood House, Eyes Lane, Bretherton
Today and Mon 28 May

More details - Absolutely Fabulous Gin Festival Liverpool Summer Introducing Rum
Absolutely Fabulous Gin Festival.. June 15th & 16th 2018 Gin Festival with over 80 Gins & now introducing Rum Enjoy an evening of sampling some of the best Gin’s served with a variety of Fever Tree Tonics and Garnish in your very own Gin Glass at the Fabulous Queen Anne Suite at Croxteth Country Hall,...
Croxteth Country Hall, Croxteth Hall Lane
Fri 15 Jun and Sat 16 Jun

More details - The Waterloo Farmers & Artisans Market
An all indoor market with stalls selling a variety of produce from farms and other traders located in Lancashire, Cheshire, Cumbria, Wales and elsewhere. Disabled access throughout, disabled toilets, café, on-site free parking.
Old Christ Church, Waterloo Road, Waterloo, Liverpool, Merseyside.
Fri 8 Jun

More details - The Waterloo Flea Market
An all indoor event with up to 90 stalls selling a variety of products. Disabled access throughout, disabled toilets, café, on-site free parking.
Old Christ Church, Waterloo Road, Waterloo, Liverpool, Merseyside.
Sat 9 Jun

More details - Bretherton Gardens - Open Garden for NGS
Four contrasting gardens spaced across attractive village with conservation area. Glynwood House has ¾ acre mixed borders, pond with drystone-wall water feature, woodland walk, patio garden with pergola and raised beds, all in a peaceful location with spectacular open aspects.
Bretherton Gardens, Leyland
Today, Mon 28 May, Sun 8 Jul

More details - Hazelwood - Open Garden for NGS
1½ acre garden and hardy plant nursery, originally orchard, now has gravel garden with pots and seating area bottle wall and folly, shrubs, herbaceous borders, large stream-fed pond with woodland walk. Sculpture, Victorian fern house.
Hazelwood, Leyland
Sun 17 Jun

More details - Ed Sheeran, Ariana Grande & Jessie J - Tribute Night
Live from the Lancastrian Suite presenting an unbeatable line-up of tribute artists performing all your favourite hits perfectly complemented by a fabulous 4 course meal and dancing till the early hours to our resident DJ.
Park Hall Hotel, Charnock Richard
Sat 2 Jun

More details - Medieval Banquet at BEST WESTERN Park Hall Hotel, Chorley
Join King Arthur and his royal court for a night of medieval merriment and revelry. Set in our authentic Barional Hall dating back to 966AD you’ll spend the night in true Round Table style tucking into a medieval five course feast washed down with four goblets of wine, ale or cider, whilst being entertained by our...
Park Hall Hotel, Charnock Richard
Sat 9 Jun

More details - Now That's What We Call Music Party Night
Live from the Lancastrian Suite take a nostalgic trip back and dance the night away to sounds from the 80’s, 90’s & 00’s with our themed DJ. Perfectly complemented by a fabulous 4 course meal and dancing till the early hours.
Park Hall Hotel, Charnock Richard
Sat 16 Jun

More details - Ladies Night
Get the girls together and enjoy a fun night out with a lively performance by a flamboyant drag queen and male entertainers. Evening includes: 4 course meal, disco with DJ & bar service.
DW Stadium, Loire Drive, Wigan
Sat 16 Jun

More details - Shouldn’t Throw Stones – The View of a Night Watchman: A Photography Exhibition By Kevin Casey
The view of a Night Watchman, is the culmination of a two-year project undertaken by artist Kevin Casey.
Alexander Business Park (Tower Reception) Prescot Rd St. Helens
Today, Sat 2 Jun, Sun 3 Jun

More details - Keepy Uppy (2:30pm Performance)
Join tutti frutti as they celebrate the joy of the beautiful game and ignite children’s imagination with visual and physical storytelling. Keepy Uppy is a play for the 2018 world cup year, for football fans, children and families.
The Citadel Arts Centre, Waterloo Street, St Helens
Today

More details - Keepy Uppy (11:30am Performance)
Join tutti frutti as they celebrate the joy of the beautiful game and ignite children’s imagination with visual and physical storytelling. Keepy Uppy is a play for the 2018 world cup year, for football fans, children and families.
The Citadel Arts Centre, Waterloo Street, St Helens
Today

More details - Marus Bridge Primary School Summer Fayre
Please come to our Summer Fayre and help us raise money for much needed playground equipment for our school.
Kelvin grove, Wigan
Sat 23 Jun

More details - Cheeky Monkies Baby & Children's Sale - Wigan 16/06/18
We are hosting a baby and children’s sale at The Deanery, Frog Lane, Wigan, WN1 1HQ SATURDAY 16th June 1-3pm x For mums, dads, grandmas, granddads, aunts and uncles to buy or sell new or pre-loved items such as clothes 0-5 years, shoes, push chair, toys, high chairs, Moses baskets, bikes, sensory equipment,
The Deanery High School, Frog Lane, Wigan
Sat 16 Jun

More details - NORTHERN SOUL AND MOTOWN
Join us this bank holiday weekend for the latest installment of Northern Soul & Motown. Resident DJ Deano is back with his band of merry men bringing you the very best classic Northern Soul & Motown. Great atmosphere, great people! See you there!
Grand Vault, The Old Courts, Crawford Street, Wigan,
Today

More details - The Great Half Term Den Build
It’s half term and we need you! Calling all maginative kids to help create our indoor den! come along to The Victorian Court Room and let your imagination run wild. All materials provided, a drink and a biscuit included and we will finish the session with a good old game of pass the parcel.
Court Room, The Old Courts, Crawford Street, Wigan,
Mon 28 May

More details - Make My Own Pinata!!!!!
Who doesn’t love craft! Who doesn’t love to whack a pinata! Join us in The Victorian Courtroom to make your very own paper mache Pinata. Choose from either a summer bee or sunny chick design and off you go with help from our brilliant professional artist.
Court Room, The Old Courts, Crawford Street, Wigan,
Tue 29 May

More details - The Gruffalo!
Guess who’s coming to The Old Courts? In association with ‘Say Two Productions’ we are excited to bring you a half term performance of ‘The Gruffalo’ We take you on a journey through the story of the cumbersome, cuddly Gruffalo, his exciting, funny adventures and his encounters with the mouse walking through the...
Theatre, The Old Courts, Crawford Street, Wigan,
Wed 30 May

More details - FNL: Big Bambora | Mazebound | + more tba
Bickerstock, Deaf Institute and Mad Friday headliners Big Bambora return, expect huge sounding anthemic tunes and tight harmonies from this high energy indie rock and roll quartet.
Grand Vault, The Old Courts, Crawford Street, Wigan,
Fri 1 Jun

More details - Acoustic Roots - Brooks Williams
We are delighted to welcome Brooks back to Acoustic Roots for his second solo appearance with us. If country blues and Americana had a love-child it would be Brooks Williams, A mean finger-picker, a stunning slide guitarist and a singer with a voice, according to AmericanaUK - “that you just melt into.
Court Room, The Old Courts, Crawford Street, Wigan,
Sat 2 Jun

More details - BLUES: Snakewater
Rising stars of the UK Bluesrock scene, Snakewater are fronted by 24 year-old Bobby Grant who attracts adulatory attention for his incendiary playing.
Bailiff Bar, The Old Courts, Crawford Street, Wigan
Sat 2 Jun

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