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St.Helens entertainment

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What’s On in St.Helens

walks

Need somewhere to take the children, walk yourself fit, take a leisurely stroll and enjoy the countryside, or just walk your dog. See some Videos down this page.
Visit the Parks and places to visit section here

Check out the New Gig Guide for Music in StHelens.
and this years Christmas guide is up and started now too.

Giant Penguins
Saturday 22nd November - Giant Penguins visit St Helens

St Helens council has invited giant penguins to town next Saturday, between 11:00am and 4:00pm, in Church Square.
The Penguins combine animatronics, conventional puppetry, witty characters and comic banter in a walkabout act ideal for any festive occasion. The giant penguins carry a baby penguin and a "live" fish, who carry on a conversation about environmental and climate issues.
The show is free, and there is free parking on all Council owned, town centre car parks on Saturdays and after 3:00pm on Sundays (see www.sthelens.gov.uk/carparks).

See more pictures of the Penguins at www.spotlight-ents.info

Saturday and Sunday 22nd to 23rd November - North West Bird Watching Festival, Martin-Mere
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From 8:00am untill 4:30pm on both days.
Whatever the weather, The North West Bird Watching Festival is an enjoyable and informative day out. Exhibits of the latest binoculars, scopes and camera equipment from a range of manufacturers, ornitholgical and photography book stalls, Birdwatching Holiday specialists, multimedia stalls (DVDs, sounds, guides, CD Roms etc) and outdoor clothing suppliers.
Also a range of guest speakers. reedbed walks around the reserve and a variety of workshops.
Have lunch in the coffee shop overlooking Swan Lake or browse the gift shop.
Satnav : L40 0TA

There is much more information about this event on the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust website. Visit the WWT’s Festival page on their website, here.

StHelens Christmas lights Switch On

The Christmas lights switchon celebrations were excellent. Starting at 4:00pm with the Lancashire hotpots (really quite funny), and supported by more artists.
The switch-on took place at 6:45pm after even more artists and an appearance by two Saints players, the mayor and mayoressk as well as StHelens council leader Barrie Grunewald. It was well worth the wait.

Other places and museums to take the kids in the holidays

I will add more information about each of these soon. In the meantime you could visit the websites for opening times and where to find them

For anybody with an interest in advanced driving, we have a page introducing the St.Helens Advanced Driving Group.
The main aim of the group is to improve driving skill, knowledge, awareness and attitudes of drivers of all ages, they also have their own website here shgam.org.uk

If you are bored try typing these into google or Youtube

These are hidden google and Youtube sectret things (well not so secret as quite a few people have heard of them).
Type the following into google search or Youtube Search and see what happens.

In Google Search (Google images second item))In Youtube Search (except last item)
do a barrel rolluse the force luke
atari breakout (in google images)/ geek week
zerg rushbeam me up scotty
conway’s game of lifedoge meme
tiltWhile watching any video type 1980 (not in the search bar, just type)
5 fun food tricks to entertain your children

A video of some short experiments you can use to entertain your children.
They are all easy. I would have redone the egg in glass one but didn't have another toilet roll tube.

Short walk to Billinge Beacon

The Billinge video is now on the Billinge Hill page here.
There is a new Music guide page, an updated Transport Museum page, an article on the News Room Bar in Duke Street, and the Christmas page is having new items added throughout November.
If you would like to add information about anything on the site or have anything else added please email me

Quick Walk Around Siding Lane park and Picknick area, Rainford

This was a quick walk, with Sam, around the main part of Siding Lane during the Easter Bank Holiday.
There are many more footpaths around Siding Lane, making it a good place for a country walk. With expert advice from St Helens Rangers often available at the Ranger Station on the Car Park.

Smudged St.Helens- Ravenhead Greenway

A video of a smudged on my lense, but if you look carefully you can see Ravenhead Greenway in the background.
If you want to cycle, or take your dog for a long walk, then try Ravenhead Greenway.

Powerboat racing on Carr Mill Dam - Turner Trophy 2014

The first race of the season for 2014, at Carr Mill Dam. Hosted by The Lancashire Powerboat Racing Club.
Satnav: WA11 7LX . Read our article about Carr Mill Dam here

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IF YOU CARE ABOUT ANIMALS - help the cause. Join SAVE ME

SAVE ME is a group founded by Brian May C.B.E, (Guitarist with Queen, and Astrophysicist) to promote decent treatment for animals. SAVE ME believe that every creature deserves a decent life and a decent death. PLEASE JOIN THEM, and ask your friends as well... animals need our help.

About St.Helens

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St.Helens, is a town , in the North West of England, in the county of Merseyside. St.Helens has a population of around 175000 people according to the government census. Although St.Helens is well situated, in terms of access for road and rail, with easy access to motorways and two rail lines, there is little incentive for large high tech business to move to St.Helens, which is a great pity as the great transport infrastructure and the large number of parks and open spaces, in and around St.Helens, would make St.Helens an ideal place for IT and other high tech businesses to site their business. The old triplex factory site, for example, would have been ideal for the likes of Google, having both Taylor Park and Eccleston Mere right next door, as well as a good supply of houses nearby. The site itself has now been filled with houses.
There are many places in and around the St.Helens area suitable for high tech business to locate and there are many people in St.Helens with the qualifications needed by these business. St.Helens, being so close to two major cities is also close enough to travel into for any external workforce needed.

St.Helens is situated between Liverpool and Manchester, though closer to Liverpool. There is a Theatre called St.Helens Theatre Royal, a cinema, a large Technical College, an excellent Transport Museum, an excellent glass Museum and exhibition centre called St.Helens World of Glass, The Smithy Heritage Centre and Museum, a few Hotels, a huge new Rugby stadium for the local Saints Rugby team, an older Rugby ground for the Liverpool St.Helens Rugby Union club (one of the oldest in the world), Golf clubs, some restaurants (mainly Chinese or Indian), many bars and pubs and many other visitor attractions such as the parks and open spaces and two themed Farms.
With St.Helens being very close to Wigan, Widnes, Prescot, Warrington, Liverpool and Ormskirk, you do not have to travel too far to find something to do.

There are many historic facts and many famous people having been born or Lived in St.Helens.