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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

Ormskirk Motor Fest
Sunday 24th August - Ormskirk Motor Fest

The Ormskirk MotorFest returns to Ormskirk Town centre from 11:00am.
Around 10,000 people are expected, to view the display of between 250 and 300 vehicles. Vehicles include 1950s bubble cars, rally, racing and stock car competition vehicles, and classic, vintage and competition motorcycles.
The static displays will be on Moor Street, Aughton Street and Coronation Park. A Santa Pod Raceway Top Fuel Dragster, a huge hit with visitors last year, will again be stood on Coronation Park. Other vehicles include rally and stock car competition vehicles and many will take part in the parade laps.
Other attractions on the day include a Vintage and Handmade Fair in the town centre.

For more information visit the Ormskirk Motor Fest Website www.ormskirkmotorfest.com

Liverpool International Music Festival
Wednesday 13th to Saturday 31st August - Liverpool International Music Festival

Following last years hugely successfull event, the Liverpool International Music Festival kicks off, this Wednesday, with an even bigger and better festival
This year, more than 200 acts representing 20 countries will entertain audiences with around 150 hours of live music.
Over nineteen days there will be performances from Boy George, Shaggy, Tim Burgess (The Charlatans), Goldie, The Hoosiers, Ella Eyre, Kid Creole, Lemar, Jess Glynne, The Farm, Becky Hill, John Power (Cast and La’s) and multi-Grammy nominee Marsha Ambrosius.
The August bank holiday weekend will see Sefton Park play host to LIMF Summer Jam. It kicks off with Ian Broudie and The Lightning Seeds joining the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra in a special concert hosted by Classic FM on Friday 22 August.

There are so many bands and far too many events to list here. You need to visit the Liverpool International musical festival website click here.

model boats
Saturday and Sunday, 23rd and 24th August - Model Boat Convention at Haydock Park Racecourse

Form 10:00am until 5:00pm, with a Naval Vessels and Submersibles theme, the show will have over 600 boats on display.
There will also be the opportunity for all visitors to have a taste of taking command of a model boat.
Satnav: WA12 0HQ

For information about tickets vist the other events page of the Haydock park website

Time Travellers and Robots
Time Travel and Robots exhibition - Spaceport, Birkenhead

Robots join Time Travellers. Visit Spaceport, just outside the Birkenhead ferry terminal building, to see the brand new Robots exhibition featuring Wall-E, the terrifying Terminator, Futurama's Bender, Westworld Robot Gunfighter Yul Brynner and many more. The Robots are joining the existing Time Travellers exhibition so you can still see all your favourites including batman, Cybermen and life-sized Daleks.
Make it a full day out with a combination ticket for a Mersey Ferry River Explorer cruise and Spaceport at £33.30 for a family ticket (family tickets include 2 adults and up to 3 children).

For more information visit spaceport.org.uk
or phone 0151 330 1444

Memorable dates coming up soon

  • 13th to 31st August - Liverpool International Music Festival
  • Monday 25th August - Summer Bank Holiday. England, Wales and Northern Ireland
  • 19th to 21st September - Liverpool Food and Drink Festival
  • 20th to 21st September - Southport Air Show
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

North West Museum of Road Transport

While I am updating the museum page I will leave this short video of some of the exhibits in the museum.

For anybody with an interest in advanced driving, we now 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 new Billinge Hill page here.
I will be adding more on that and updating other pages, like the Transport Museum, next week when I finish my shift.
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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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.