St Helens information website

Somewhere to take the children, walk yourself fit, take a leisurely stroll and enjoy the countryside, or just walk your dog.
Visit the Parks and places to visit section here


Take a look at the "Gig Guide", here, if you want an evening of music. Rock, classical, Blues, pop, jazz, Soul, Opera and others.

classic cars

Classic Cars event at the Transport Museum

1st March

The North West Museum of Road Transport are holding their Classic Cars Event at the Museum on Sunday the 1st of March. As well as the cars and the rest of the exhibits, there will be hot and cold food/drinks available. Admission Prices are standard and can be found on the prices page of the Museum Website, there will also be FREE heritage bus rides on the day.

Opening times are 12:00noon to 4:00pm.
contact number: Tel 01744 451681

Satnav:WA10 1DU

Inglenook Farm

Craft and Farmers market at Inglenook Farm

March 8th | free admission

With mothers day fast approaching, why not take you mum to Inglenook farms’ Craft and farmers market.
From 10:00am. With around 50 to 60 stalls scattered around the courtyard and in their Victorian Barns, you will find everything from cheeses and fine foods, shabby chic vintage, handmade jewellery, clothes, crafts, woodwork, prints and art, and much more.
Inglenook Farm carefully select their stalls, to make sure they find the best of what the region has to offer, and that all their stalls are independant local businesses.
You can also enjoy swing music and dancing with the Cotton Town Hot Club and visit all their usual art and craft shops and meet their resident animals.
And why not make a day of it with the whole family and enjoy a fresh, homemade lunch or delicous coffee and cakes in the farmhouse cafe.

Satnav: WA11 8AE

powerboat racing

Powerboat racing at Carr Mill Dam

March 28th | free admission

The Lancashire Powerboat Racing Club will be holding Carr Mills first race of the season on Saturday 28th March. The Turner Trophy
The powerboat club is a private members club, but they do open to the public on race days for the duration of the race.
Races start at 1:00pm and run until 5:00pm. Entry is free and everyone is welcome to use the facilities provided by the boathouse. Food and snacks are served from noon until 6pm and there is also a licensed bar.
Powereboat racing is exciting for all the family to watch and is an excellent day out for sports photographers. The dam itself also has a number of footpaths for leisurely strolls and there is a pub and car parking as you enter the dam from the traffic lights on the East Lancashire Road (A580).
Satnav: WA11 7LX.

Other places to take the children

I will add more information about each of these eventually. 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

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.

Quick Walk Around Siding Lane park and Picknick area, Rainford

There are many 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.

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

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 and Eccleston Mere has been sold to a commercial Property development company with an, as yet, unknown intention. Though in the case of Eccleston Mere, it is just possible that it could be developed into a leisure facility. Eccleston Mere is in the middle of greenbelt, so we can only hope it doesn’t get developed into anything other than a leisure facility.
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.