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Today to Fri 22 Jun, by distance, closest first.    

More details - Dash for Dad
A fun morning out for all the family, Dash for Dad will consist of a 1K and 2K fun run for children and adults within the park to raise money for the local charity, Child Bereavement UK. To register, please visit childbereavementuk.
Runcorn Hill Park Visitor Centre, Cheshire
Sun 17 Jun

More details - Plant Hunters' Fair at Norton Priory Gardens, Cheshire on Sunday 10th June 2017
FREE ENTRY to this popular plant fair showcasing highly respected specialist nurseries with a great range of perennials, shrubs, trees, rare species and old heritage varieties. All the nurseries are happy to offer advice and tips on selecting the best plants for the time of year.
Norton Priory Museum & Gardens, Tudor Road, Manor Park, Runcorn
Sun 10 Jun

More details - Norton Priory Museum & Gardens - Open Garden for NGS
Beautiful 2½-acre Georgian Walled Garden, with fruit trees, herb garden, colour borders and rose walk. Home to the National Collection of Tree Quince (Cydonia Oblonga) and surrounded by historic pear orchard and wild flower meadow. Norton Priory is also home to medieval ruins and a brand new museum.
Norton Priory Museum & Gardens, Runcorn
Sun 10 Jun

More details - The Old Cottage - Open Garden for NGS
At the rear of the Grade ll listed C16 cottage (not open) are acre, organic and wildlife friendly garden featuring many aspects that support various forms of wildlife. Steps lead up to a large vegetable and herb garden, with further mixed planting in herbaceous borders. Wildlife pond and bog garden.
The Old Cottage, Frodsham
Sat 2 Jun and Sun 3 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
Sat 26 May, Sun 27 May, Sat 2 Jun, Sun 3 Jun

More details - Speke Hall - Romance and Revival: The Gothic at Speke Hall
Join us this spring and visit our new exhibition which reveals the tragic life of Ada Watt and the legacy left by her short time living here.
Speke Hall, The Walk
Today to Sun 27 May, Wed 30 May to Sun 3 Jun, Wed 6 Jun to Sun 10 Jun, Wed 13 Jun to Sun 17 Jun, Wed 20 Jun to Sun 24 Jun, Wed 27 Jun to Sun 1 Jul, Wed 4 Jul to Sun 8 Jul

More details - Speke Hall - Valiant Victorians
Victorians loved bringing medieval history to life, from knights in shining armour to marvellous maidens. Join us for a half-term fit for a fairytale. Booking Not Needed.
Speke Hall, The Walk
Sat 26 May to Sun 10 Jun

More details - Speke Hall - Trust10 Run
A free monthly way-marked 10K run around Speke Hall estate. A chance to enjoy traffic free routes, great views and have a great training opportunity. Join us for Trust10 which is held on fourth Sunday of each month. You can run on your own or with running friends or family.
Speke Hall, The Walk
Sun 27 May, Sun 24 Jun, Sun 22 Jul

More details - Speke Hall - Rejoicings at Speke
Join us as we recreate the celebrations of the marriage of Richard and Ada Watt - a true romance straight from the pages of a Victorian novel. Booking Not Needed.
Speke Hall, The Walk
Sun 27 May and Mon 28 May

More details - Speke Hall - Nordic Walking
Try out this great whole-body exercise in the beautiful surroundings of Speke Hall. No experience needed - our instructor can even supply equipment! Booking Advisable. Phone: 07845780986.
Speke Hall, The Walk
Tue 29 May, Sun 3 Jun, Tue 5 Jun, Tue 12 Jun, Tue 19 Jun, Tue 26 Jun, Sun 1 Jul, Tue 3 Jul, Tue 10 Jul

More details - Speke Hall - Gothic Acoustics: Voice in the Gothic Romance and Beyond
This evening lecture will be delivered by Dr. Matt Foley, Lecturer in Modern and Contemporary Literature at Manchester Metropolitan University, as part of our partnership series. Your ticket includes a warming meal in the Home Farm restaurant.
Speke Hall, The Walk
Thu 7 Jun

More details - Speke Hall - The Tempest - outdoor theatre by The Lord Chamberlain's Men
The Lord Chamberlain’s Men, the UK’s premier all male theatre company, invite you to join them this summer for Shakespeare’s spellbinding masterpiece, The Tempest.
Speke Hall, The Walk
Thu 21 Jun

More details - Antique & Bargain Hunting at Lady Heyes Craft and Antiques Centre
Four separate Antique emporiums each with numerous dealers. Lots to see Tea shop on site Camping and Caravaning Plenty of parking Search Lady Heyes Crafts and Antiques Centre
3 Kingsley Rd Frodsham
Today to Sat 16 Jun

More details - Antique & Bargain Hunting at Lady Heyes Craft and Antiques Centre
Four separate Antique emporiums each with numerous dealers. Lots to see Tea shop on site Camping and Caravaning Plenty of parking Search Lady Heyes Crafts and Antiques Centre
3 Kingsley Rd Frodsham
Sun 17 Jun

More details - St Helens Church Square
Back again, due to popular demand. Our Marquee is in the centre of Town opposite the entrance to Marks & Spencer. Very busy event with prime location. Car parking is 2 minutes walk away at a cost of £3.50 per day. (Correct at time of printing).
St Helens, Merseyside
Today and Sat 26 May

More details - Limehouse Lizzy
Limehouse Lizzy continue to keep the spirit of Celtic rock icon Philip Lynott and his band Thin Lizzy alive, well and dominating stages worldwide. The band have also added a tribute into their show to ex-Thin Lizzy guitarist (and world renowned solo artist) Gary Moore.
The Citadel Arts Centre, Waterloo Street, St Helens
Today

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
Sun 27 May

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
Sun 27 May

More details - Thorncar - Open Garden for NGS
One third acre plantwoman’s suburban garden planted since 2011 within the framework of part of an established garden. It is planted to give some colour 12 months of the year and to require no watering even in dry spells. Peonies are a passion of the owner and are at their best in June.
Thorncar, Warrington
Sat 16 Jun

More details - 15 Park Crescent - Open Garden for NGS
An abundant garden containing many unusual plants, trees and a mini orchard. A waterfall, ponds and planting encourage wildlife. There are also vegetable and herb plots and many roses in various forms. The garden has been split into different areas, each with their own vista drawing one through the garden.
15 Park Crescent, Warrington
Sat 16 Jun

More details - Enchanted Fairy Charms
Dive into the fantasy fun of creating your own enchanted fairy doors locket. Work on your own design as we guide you through the basic construction techniques to build your door and frame, then design and create what lies beyond the doors. Is it a secret garden or a hidden message?
The Beadshop Liverpool, Scouts Hut, Ambergate Road, Garston, Liverpool
Sat 2 Jun and Sun 3 Jun

More details - Manley Knoll - Open Garden for NGS
Arts and Crafts garden created early 1900s. Covering 6 acres, divided into different rooms encompassing parterres, clipped yew hedging, ornamental ponds and herbaceous borders. Banks of rhododendron and azaleas frame a far-reaching view of the Cheshire Plain.
Manley Knoll, Manley
Sun 27 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 - Brooklands - Open Garden for NGS
A lovely country style, ¾ acre garden with backdrop of mature trees and shrubs. The planting is based around azaleas, rhododendrons, mixed shrub and herbaceous borders. There is a small vegetable garden, supported by a greenhouse and hens providing eggs for all the afternoon tea cakes!!
Brooklands, Mouldsworth
Sat 2 Jun and Sun 3 Jun

More details - Trafford Hall - Open Garden for NGS
Trafford Hall is the home of the National Communities Resource Centre. The grounds and gardens are managed using organic methods with sustainability in mind. They cover roughly 14 acres and include woodland, lawns, meadow, Arts and Crafts style sunken garden.
Trafford Hall, Chester
Sat 26 May

More details - Manfords Comedy Club
Ellesmere Port Civic Hall plays host to Manford’s Comedy Club. This live comedy show features four brilliant comedians from around the UK, personally selected by Jason Manford. A great evening of original stand-up comedy with some top names from the UK touring circuit.
Ellesmere Port Civic Hall, Civic Way
Fri 15 Jun

More details - Cancer Research UK Race for Life Delamere Forest 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.
Delamere Forest
Wed 20 Jun

More details - Circus Funtasia in Northwich
Spectacular fire-breathing stunts, thrill-seeking acrobats, death-defying motorbike riders, powerful hand-balancing, and much more awaits you at Circus Funtasia!
Lakehouse Field, Withens Lane, Weaverham, Northwich
Thu 31 May to Sun 3 Jun

More details - Formby - Chasing the tide at Lifeboat Road
Join us on a walk to chase out the tide and investigate marine life around the Ionic Star shipwreck. All ages are welcome. Ticket 5. Booking online essential. Booking Essential. Phone: to leave a message 01704 878591. Children should be accompanied by an adult. Assistance Dogs only are welcome.
Formby
Sat 26 May

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 - Toddler Tunes
In this workshop you’ll use songs and games to help your child develop their musicianship and creativity. Children will lead the music making, with you responding and ‘tuning in’ to the sounds. Suggested age: 18-36 months. For workshops for children of other ages, please click here.
Music Room Sugnall Street Liverpool
Thu 31 May

More details - Little Notes
In this workshop, your child will explore pitch and rhythm, using songs and activities to help them develop their creativity. They will also explore percussion instruments and learn about instruments of the Orchestra. Suggested age: 3-5 years.
Music Room Sugnall St Liverpool
Sat 2 Jun

More details - Cheshire Summer Foraging Course
We’re excited to be running courses at Marbury Country Park, a beautiful new Cheshire venue on the edge of Budworth Mere. The mixture of open grassland, woodland and brooks makes this park perfect for foraging.
Marbury Country Park, Cumberback, Northwich
Sat 2 Jun

More details - The Rutles
The Rutles. Artists performing: The Rutles.: Tickets avaiable.
The Music Room, Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool
Fri 1 Jun

More details - 10 Statham Avenue - Open Garden for NGS
Peaceful, pastel shades in early summer. Beautifully structured ¼ acre south facing garden carefully terraced and planted as it rises to the Bridgewater towpath. Hazel arch opens to clay paved courtyard with peach trees.
10 Statham Avenue, Lymm
Sat 2 Jun, Sun 3 Jun, Sun 1 Jul

More details - Mr Hardman's Photographic Studio - Then & Now Tour
This exciting walking tour begins with a look at some of Hardman’s photographs in the Exhibition Room at his home and studio in Rodney St, followed by a visit to buildings photographed by Hardman to learn about their architecture and history. Booking Essential. Phone: 0151 709 6261.
Mr Hardman’s Photographic Studio, 59 Rodney Street, Liverpool,
Today, Fri 8 Jun, Fri 29 Jun, Fri 6 Jul

More details - Mr Hardman's Photographic Studio - Georgian Quarter Architecture Tour
This walking tour explores the distinctive architecture of the buildings in and around Rodney Street. Explore this stunning part of Liverpool with one of our experienced volunteers. Booking Essential. Phone: 0151 709 6261.
Mr Hardman’s Photographic Studio, 59 Rodney Street, Liverpool,
Wed 30 May, Wed 6 Jun, Wed 13 Jun, Wed 18 Jul

More details - Mr Hardman's Photographic Studio - Margaret Hardman Tour
This tour will focus on Margaret’s life before working at the Photographic Studio and the early years of her marriage to Edward. Discover more about this fascinating woman who had a skill for business which drove the studio to success. Booking Essential. Phone: 0151 709 6261.
Mr Hardman’s Photographic Studio, 59 Rodney Street, Liverpool,
Thu 14 Jun, Thu 28 Jun

More details - The Old Parsonage - Open Garden for NGS
2-acre garden in attractive and secretive rural setting in secluded part of Arley Estate, with ancient yew hedges, herbaceous and mixed borders, shrub roses, climbers, leading to woodland garden and unfenced pond with gunnera and water plants.
The Old Parsonage, Northwich
Sat 2 Jun and Sun 3 Jun

More details - Birchwood Carnival
Birchwood’s annual showpiece offers something for everyone – talented performers, exciting displays, free kids activities, hands-on nature and history exhibitions, as well as the ever popular funfair.
Birchwood Forest Park, Birchwood, Warrington
Sun 3 Jun

More details - Record and cd fair
Traders buying and selling collectable vinyl,cds,dvds,etc.
Liner hotel. lord nelson street.
Sun 3 Jun

More details - Vintage Saturdays at The Shipping Forecast
Vintage Fair offering Vintage Clothing - men and womens - vinyl - accessories, jewellery and homeware. A great choice of drinks and food available from the Shipping Forecast - ’Make us your regular vintage Shop’
The Shipping Forecast, Slater St Liverpool
Sat 2 Jun

More details - Plant Sale 09.30 - 11.30.
Kelsall Gardening Club Plant Sale. Lots of plants all locally grown for you to buy! Come early for the best plants.
Kelsall Village Green just by The Morris Dancer
Sat 2 Jun

More details - Sunday Matinee Concert: Romance with Rachmaninov
Conductor Edward Peak and Orchestra dell’Arte continue their journey through the world of music with their next concert in their fourth series as Orchestra-in-Residence at the magnificent St George’s Hall in Liverpool. Liverpool has been awarded the honour UNESCO Creative City of Music.
St George Hall Liverpool
Sun 10 Jun

More details - The X Factor Auditions
The UK’s favourite singing show, The X Factor, is back and on the lookout for the next big breakout music stars with the audition team back on the road, scouring the country for talented singers to take part in series 15 of the hit music show.
Liverpool’s Royal Court ,1 Roe Street, Liverpool
Sat 26 May

More details - Car Boot Sale
No need to book. No traders - No plants - No food - No new goods (weather permitting). Gates open at 7am -2pm SUNDAY 29th April, 27th May, 24th June, 29th July, 26th August, 30th September, 28th October
Blakemere Village, Main Office and Information Centre
Sun 27 May, Sun 24 Jun

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