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

Cheshire Steam Fair

Cheshire Steam Fair, Daresbury

11th and 12th July | see for more info

Much more than just steam engines, though they are worth going to see by themselves, the Fair has Fairground Organs, Wall of Death, K92000 Dog Display Team, Crazy Bears - live on stage , Classic Cars, Vintage Motorcycles, Classic Tractors, Stationary Engines, Vintage Commercials (Lorries, Buses, Fire Engines etc.), Military Vehicle Displays, Working Displays (Sawbenches, Threshing, etc.) , Old Time & Modern Funfair, Quad Bike Rides, Bungee Trampolines, Punch and Judy, Model Boat Display with Pool, Trade Stands, Autojumble, Rural Crafts Marquee with demonstrations, Fine Food Marquee, Main Arena Entertainment, Catering and Licensed Bar.
Parking is free, but I have been told, buy site visitor Tommy (thankyou Tommy), that if it has rained heavily the night before, cars can get bogged down, so watch the weather.

See the Steam Fair Website for Itinerary, information and tickets.

Win A Car in aid of the Royal Marines

Win an Aston in aid of the Royal Marines Charitable Trust

Raffle takes Place on the 11th September 2015

This is a raffle where you know where you get to choose the good cause.
This brand new Aston Martin has been donated to the Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund to raise funds for them. The car was donated by entrepreneur, philanthropist and RMCTF trustee David Weil. His intention was that the RMCTF raise at least double the car’s value. The tickets are £10 each and, even after costs, 90% of the money will go directly to the RMCTF.

Visit the site and find out about the car and the aims and accomplishments of the Royal Marines Charitable Trust. You may win an Aston Martin and you will definately help a really good cause.

Brookfest music festival

BROOKFEST @ Blackbrook Rugby Club

22nd August | free admission

I have added this early so that you can book your tickets.
Brookfest music festival is 10 Live Bands playing 1 Huge Outdoor Stage from 12 Noon to 10:00pm. there is also an Outdoor Bar, Food Venders and other stalls.
All ticket In Advance are £10 each and are on sale From Blackbrook Rugby Club, The Omni Therapy Rooms Haydock and Urban Ink Sutton. Call 01744 730492 or 07974 437342 for ticket information.
All profits go to Macmillan Cancer Care and The Isabella Rose Foundation, both Supporting Whiston Hospital.
Thanks to Neil for the information and picture.
Satnav: WA11 9BB.

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

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.