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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

Halloween Quaranteen
Tuesday 28th Oct. to Saturday November 1st - Quarantine at Darkstar laser arena

This Halloween, creep around the darkened labyrinth of the Darkstar arena, laser rifle in hand, and be ready to face the unseen horrors that move within.
Prepare yourself for one of the most terrifying laser tag games you’ll ever play. Get throw in to the arena with only a small group of comrades, limited ammo and limited health. You’ll then have to defend yourself against hordes of the zombies tearing their way towards you.

See the Darkstar laserquest article

For more information, times and ticket prices, vistit the Darkstar Events page www.darkstarlaser.com/events.html

fireworks
Saturday 1st November - Bonfire and Fireworks display, Whitakers Garden Centre, Prescot

The Rotary Club of Prescot will be holding their annual bonfire and fireworks display at Whitakers Garden centre. Gates open at 5:30pm, with Bonfire lit at 6:15pm and Fireworks display from 7:00pm.
Tickets prices are : Adult £7 - Children over 5 and concessions £6 - Children under 5 are free.
A family ticket for 2 adults and 2 children is £16. Tickets will be available at Whitakers Garden Centre from 20th October and tickets bought before the night are £1, per ticket type, cheaper.
All proceeds go to charity.
Satnav: L34 3LX
Please contact Prescot Rotary Club for more information at www.rotary-ribi.org/clubs/homepage.php?ClubID=312

Whitakers Garden Centre website is at www.whitakersgardencentre.co.uk

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Wednesday 5th November - Spark in the Park - St.Helens Firework display

St.Helens council will be holding it’s annual firework display, "Spark in the Park", in Sherdley Park.
This year display is promised to be the biggest yet. There is a childrens firework display starting at 7:00pm and the main firework display starting at 8:00pm.
Silcocks fair is also at Sherdley Park for the display and is open from 6:00pm until 9:00pm.
Also a number of food and drink stalls.

Free, secure, stewarded and fully lit car parking will be available at Sherdley Primary School, Robins Lane Primary School and Chester Lane Centre.
Secure, chargeable, stewarded and fully lit car parking is available at Mere Grange and Sherdley Business Park at £5 per car, as well as at Sherdley Park car park, via Elton Head Road, Lea Green Train Station, Sutton Academy and The Islamic Centre at £10 per car.
Satnav: WA9 5AU

see the article on Sherdley Park here

More information at www.whatsoninsthelens.com

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5th November - Halton Fireworks Display - Widness and Runcorn

Halton Borough Council will be holding it’s, excellent, annual fireworks display, last year attended by over 60000 people.
The dispaly is a 20 minute display of fireworks, accompanied by music, with this year’s theme being ‘Showtunes’, to celebrate The Brindley Theatre’s 10th anniversary year.
Entertainment starts at 6.30pm with music from a local radio station to entertain the crowds. The fireworks will be starting at 7.30pm and the display is approximately 20 minutes long.

Viewing from Mersey Road, Runcorn and Victoria Promenade, West Bank, Widnes with Free parking in Runcorn and Widnes Town Centres, the Catalyst Museum Car Park and Spike Island.
Space is limited, so arrive early.

More information at www.visithalton.com

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5th November - Seftom Park and Newsham Park Fireworks Display - Liverpool

There are two large, free, fireworks displays in Liverpool, one in Sefton Park and one in Newsham Park.
Both Dispalys are approximately 20 minutes long and both displays start at 7.30pm. Both dispalys are also synchronised to music.
There is limited accessible parking at Croxteth Gate, Sefton Park and at Gardners Drive, Newsham Park. Having been to the Sefton Park dispaly I would use public transport if possible, or park a distance from the parks and walk.
Visit the Merseytravel website merseytravel.gov.uk to plan your journey. That way you could enjoy some food and a drink after the display.

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Saturday 8th November - Rainford Fireworks Event

Rainfords Firework event has fireworks and a bonfire.
Organised by the Rotary club of St.Helens and sponsored by O2 and other businesses, the event will be held on the Church Field and Rainford Cricket Club, behind the Golden Lion pub. Gates open at 6:00pm, the bonfire will be lit at 7:00pm and the fireworks display starts at 7:45pm.
There will be stalls selling hot drinks, burgers, toffee apples and treacle and also a tuck shop.

Tickets are £3 in advance and £4 on the gate. Tickets can be bought from Church of England Primary school, Brook Lodge Primary school and Corpus Christy Primary school. Also available from Houghtons Newsagents and Wendy’s Flowers, both across the road from the Golden Lion pub on Church Road.
Satnav: WA11 8HE

Titan the Robot in St.Helens

Part of Titans show taken in Church Square in Summer 2012

Events coming soon

  • 5th November - St.Helens Fireworks Display, Sherdley Park
  • 8th November - Rainford Fireworks event
  • 5th December - Damfest Music Festival, Carr Mill Dam
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 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.