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Friday, July 20, 2018

Celebrate the countryside this summer

FREE COUNTRYSIDE EVENT

On Saturday 21 July and Sunday 22 July Beacon Country Park hosts the annual 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 www.westlancs.gov.uk/greenfayre.

A busy month continues with the start of the West Lancashire Walking Festival and the summer Junior Rangers events. For more details of parks events visit www.westlancs.gov.uk/leisure-recreation and click on events.

Heidi McDougall, Director of Leisure and Environment, said: “July is a fantastic month at our parks and countryside sites with a wide range of events offering something for everybody to enjoy. Even on days when there isn't a specific activity happening the sites are still great places to visit 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. During the current hot weather it is also recommended that you have a supply of water. For more information regarding Council events please visit www.westlancs.gov.uk/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 (external link) or www.facebook.com/wlbc.rangers (external link)

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