Monday, June 24, 2019

July parks events

A number of fantastic free family events have been organised by West Lancashire Borough Council Parks and Countryside Ranger Service for July including the wonderful Green Fayre, planned for 20 and 21 July.

Kick off the month on the right foot by joining the five-mile Ruff Wood walk on Monday 1 July, starting from the car park at Ruff Wood, at 10am. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

The Wimbledon tennis tournament will be exciting the crowds 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 Sunday 7 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. There will be performances by Sound Affects Music Studios throughout the day.

On Saturday 20 July and Sunday 21 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 a wide range of woodland craft demonstrations, a magnificent line-up of animal displays including falconry, horse and dog shows in the arena and much, much more. Entry is free and the show is open 11am-5pm both days. For more information visit Green Fayre

On the same weekend Silcocks Funfair comes to Coronation Park, Ormskirk, and will be there throughout the school holidays until 1 September, weather permitting.

Volunteers can help the rangers tackle the problem with Himalayan Balsam, a plant that is choking out our native flora, at our Balsam Bashing event at Burscough Brickpits on 28 July.
A busy month continues with the start of the summer junior rangers events on 30 July. For more details visit events.

Councillor Yvonne Gagen, portfolio holder for Leisure, said: “July is a fantastic month to visit our Parks and Countryside sites and the Green Fayre is a fantastic day out for all the family. So make sure that you don’t miss out on all the fun."

For more information about the Parks and Countryside Ranger Service and their events please email or phone 01695 622794. You can also follow the Rangers on Twitter @WLBC_Rangers or