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Friday, June 26, 2015

Come and enjoy the Green Fayre and many other West Lancashire parks events in July

The fantastic annual Green Fayre is just one of the enjoyable free family events organised by West Lancashire Borough Council Rangers in local parks in July.

Beacon Country Park hosts the Green Fayre, a celebration of the countryside and countryside living, on Saturday 25 July and Sunday 26 July from 11am-5pm on both days. Thousands of people are expected to come and enjoy a huge range of wonderful attractions and family entertainment, including working woodlands and craft demonstrations, falconry and dog shows, bouncy castles, and a traditional funfair.

A new attraction for the 2015 event is the bar area, which will be selling a small range of craft beers, ciders and wines. Internationally renowned accordion player, clog-dancer and vocalist Hannah James headlines the folk marquee, where she will be supported by a number of local talented musicians playing varieties of folk and traditional music.

For more information on the Green Fayre please visit Green Fayre.

Councillor Yvonne Gagen, portfolio holder for Leisure, said: “The Green Fayre is the biggest event in the Council’s annual parks and countryside events programme and is a fantastic day out for all the family, so make sure you don’t miss it. There are other great events for people to enjoy in July, so come along to your local parks and join the fun.”

Coronation Park in Ormskirk hosts the Ormskirk Community Dance Festival on Saturday 4 July and the Ormskirk Tennis Festival on Saturday 11 July.

The dance festival, which takes place between midday and 4pm, has been organised in association with Divine Days and has some great activities including a dance showcase ranging from line dancing to street dancing. There will also be dance workshops and other musical entertainment, as well as art workshops, craft activities, community stalls, children’s rides, a bouncy castle, hog roast and much more.

Anyone who catches the tennis bug after watching Andy Murray at Wimbledon can come along to the tennis festival, from midday-4pm. This family spectacular offers a chance to try the game, take part in fun competitions. You can also test your fitness playing cardio tennis and enjoy other amenities and activities including a bouncy castle, tennis ball treasure hunt, making tennis ball bird feeders. Refreshments will also be available. For more information on West Lancashire Borough Council events please visit events.

July will also see the start of the summer holiday’s Junior Rangers activities, which will take place in parks across the borough. To find out more please visit Junior Rangers. Booking opens seven days before each event and is essential to avoid disappointment. For more details on events and to book places email beacon.park@westlancs.gov.uk or call 01695 622794. Children under eight must be accompanied by an adult when attending a junior rangers’ event.

The West Lancashire Walking Festival begins on Saturday 1 August with the four mile butterfly walk at Beacon Country Park. Walks are planned every day until Friday 14 August. For details please visit walking festival.

For more information about volunteering opportunities with the Ranger Service please contact 01695 622794. You can also find out more about parks and countryside events by following the rangers on Twitter @WLBC_Rangers or the Rangers Facebook page (external link).

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