Please note that due to the spread of COVID-19, many of the events below may have been cancelled so please check with the operator before you attend.
Easter Duck Quest - Martin Mere
Get outdoors this Easter at Martin Mere Wetland Centre with friends and family and have fun finding the giant yellow ducks hidden amongst their real life weird and wonderful duck cousins.
25 giant ducks have been hidden around the wetlands and your help to find them all. Collect your trail card from the information desk, explore the grounds to find them all and get a tasty treat at the end - who will be the top spotter in your family?
As well as the Easter Duck Quest, you can get creative in the craft room. Buy a rubber duck, colour it in and then bring it back to the centre on Bank Holiday Friday 8th May to enter it into the Annual Duck Race.
Keeping with the pond theme, the new Pond Zone will be re-opening in April! Grab a net and delve into pond dipping - there is have everything you need to uncover incredible underwater life.
During your visit to Martin Mere, there's loads of activities for the whole family. There's a daily schedule of species spotlight talks where you can find out more about some of the amazing animals. For those looking for an extra adventure, head over to the canoe safari area where you can hire a canoe or go on a relaxing boat tour - it's a brilliant way to explore the part of the centre that's not accessible on foot.
A trip to Martin Mere is a great day out for all the family!
For further information and to get tickets, please see the website
WWT Martin Mere, Fish Lane, Burscough, Lancashire, L40 0TA
Southport Food & Drink Festival 2020
If you love food then make a date with the Southport Food and Drink Festival – a ‘foodies’ paradise with a little something for everyone to enjoy which will be taking place from the 29th to 31st May 2020.
Stimulate your senses and try food from different cultures – you can enjoy crepes, gourmet burgers, hot wings, churros, spiral potatoes, paella and curry from the Street Food stalls.
Tantalise the taste buds by sampling the different produce around the event - handmade cheeses, sausages, sweet and savoury pies, chutneys and pickles are just a few of the delights that can be taken home.
Traditional British food is celebrated throughout the street food and producers with homemade pies, chutneys, local sausages, hog roast, and ice cream from a local dairy.
Set in the beautiful Victoria Park, there will be entertainment from local bands throughout the day so once you have chosen what to eat you can sit on the grass, chill out and soak up the atmosphere.
Why not leave the car at home and jump the train in? Southport train station is a 10 minute walk from the festival and both Merseyrail and Northern Rail have good rail links from across the North West.
Green Fayre, Beacon Country Park
The Green Fayre is an annual celebration of the Countryside. Come and see a variety of arena shows including dog display teams, birds of prey demonstrations and a viking encampment.
Discover traditional and modern woodcraft techniques by taking a stroll through the Working Woodland area and visit a range of traders and exhibitors in the Craft and Healthy lifestyle marquees.
The main showground contains more traders and attractions including plenty of rides and activities to keep the children entertained.
A Folk Marquee, with a seating area for you to while away the afternoon whilst enjoying some traditional music.
Come and experience West Lancashire’s largest Countryside event of the year.
Parking and entry to the Green Fayre is free of charge.
Venue: Beacon Country Park, Beacon Lane, Skelmersdale, WN8 7RU
Booking not required
For more information, please contact Beacon Country Park on 01695 622794 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Southport Flower Show 2020
Located in Victoria Park and within easy walking distance of the town centre, Southport Flower Show takes place from 20th - 23rd August 2020. Attracting around 50,000 visitors across the 4 days, the event will feature stunning show gardens, the finest flower and vegetable displays, specialist foods and books, celebrity guests and much more.
Southport Flower Show is the UK’s largest independent flower show and a great day out. For tickets and more information, see the website.
Why not leave the car at home and jump the train in? Southport train station is a 10 minute walk from the show and both Merseyrail and Northern Rail have good rail links from across the North West.
Southport Air Show 2020
Southport welcomes back the annual air show to Southport beach for a weekend packed with entertainment!
There will be lots of things going on for the entire famil including showcasing fast jets, military and historical aircraft, daring aerobatics and much more.
For further information and tickets, check out the VISIT Southport website.
British Musical Fireworks Championships 2020
Southport's sky bursts into light once more as some of the country's top pyrotechnics teams compete, with stunning firework displays synchronised to music, to try and win the prestigious industry title of UK Champions.
For further information and to book your tickets, please see the website.