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Thursday, June 29, 2017

Enjoy the Green Fayre and many other fantastic parks events in July

July is an action-packed month and the wonderful Green Fayre, planned for the 22nd and 23rd, is just one of many fantastic free family events organised by West Lancashire Borough Council Parks and Countryside Ranger Service this month.

Kick off the month on the right foot by joining the five-mile Rufford Circular walk on Monday 3 July, starting from St Mary’s Marina, Diamond Jubilee Road, Rufford, at 10am.

The Wimbledon tournament will be reaching its final stages in the first week in July so if you catch the tennis bug watching it then don’t miss the Ormskirk Tennis Festival at Coronation Park, Ormskirk on Saturday 8 July between 11am and 4pm. This spectacular family tennis event offers you a chance to try the game and take part in fun competitions. You can also test your fitness playing cardio tennis and enjoy other activities. Refreshments will also be available, and there will be performances by Sound Affects Music Studios throughout the day.

On Saturday 15 July buzz along on a Bee Safari around Beacon Country Park with rangers and experts from Lancashire Wildlife Trust's "Plan Bee" project. Meet at the visitor centre at 2pm, no booking is required, just turn up to find out more about local bees, their importance and what you can do to help them.

On Sunday 16 July the Ranger Service will be leading a 7-mile loop walk around wonderful Halsall. The walk will start and end at the car park of the Saracens Head pub.

On Saturday 22 July and Sunday 23 July Beacon Country Park hosts the Green Fayre, a celebration of the countryside and countryside living. Thousands of people are expected to come and enjoy a huge range of wonderful attractions and family entertainment. There will be Jousting, birds of prey displays, farm animals, Viking encampments, craft demonstrations, chainsaw carving, Music, dog shows, caving, archery, bouncy castles, a climbing wall and much, much more. The show is FREE to enter and will be open from 11am-5pm on both days For more information on the Green Fayre please visit Green Fayre.

A busy month continues with the start of the West Lancashire Walking Festival and the summer junior rangers events.
See Countryside and parks events for more details.

The summer music festival also starts in July. More details will be announced shortly.

Dave Tilleray, Director of Leisure and Wellbeing, said: “July is a fantastic month at our Parks and Countryside sites with a wide range of events offering something for everybody to enjoy. There are walks, talks, conservation days and fundays like the Green Fayre, the biggest event in the Parks and countryside programme. There are plenty of opportunities offering fantastic days out for all the family so make sure that you don’t miss out and get down to your local park and join in with the fun.

For the organised walks children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. When attending park and countryside events please ensure that you wear suitable footwear and clothing for the weather, ground conditions and the planned activity.

For more information regarding Council events please visit events.

For more information about volunteering opportunities with the Parks and Countryside Ranger Service please email beacon.park@westlancs.gov.uk or phone 01695 622794. Please note that we can only accept volunteers aged 18+. You can also follow the Rangers on Twitter @WLBC_Rangers or Facebook.

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