There’s no reason to be bored in Knowsley! We have plenty of ideas, events and activities to inspire you – and all on your doorstep!
Get comfy with computers
Halewood Library is putting on a computer course for beginners on Tuesday mornings from 11am to 12.15pm.
It’s the perfect opportunity to take up if you would like to boost your confidence with computers and learn in a relaxed way.
Children can learn to code at the Coding Club at Huyton Library and make their very on video games and animations!
Coding Club is on every Monday between 3.30pm and 4.45pm.
The sessions are most suitable for children over the age of seven and under eights must be accompanied by adults.
Huyton Library holds Knit and Natter sessions for adults every Monday between 10.30am and 12pm.
Make new friends, learn a new craft, have some fun!
No matter what your level is, these sessions are suitable for you.
Join the new Sewing Bee club at Huyton Library, which will meet every Tuesday from 10am to 12pm.
Sewers of all abilities are welcome to join in – whether you are already a sewing enthusiast or an absolute beginner. Pick up your needle and thread and work towards creating your own masterpiece in these hand sewing sessions. Call into Huyton Library for more information or just turn up and join in!
Be a Woolley Wonderer
Prescot Townscape Heritage Initiative (THI) hosts a knitting and crocheting group every Tuesday from 6pm to 8pm at the Heritage Hub, 55 Eccleston Street, Prescot.
People of any ability are welcome to come and make friends, share their experiences and knowledge, and have some fun!
Contact Lyndsey-Jane Kevan for more details at Lyndsey-Jane.Kevan@knowsley.gov.uk or 07773 575 856.
Go for a winter walk in your local park
Knowsley’s many lovely parks are well worth a visit, any time of the year. Why not take a stroll in your local park and walk off some of those festive excesses – or just enjoy the benefits of some good old fresh air?
Work out at a green gym
If you’re feeling in need of some exercise, why not go for a free workout in one of Knowsley’s green gyms?
These outdoor gyms can be found in parks across the borough and are completely free to use – a great way to get active and enjoy your local park too.
Show off your musical talent
Whether you’re just starting out in music or have years of experience, there’s a place for you at the open-mic night at the Arncliffe, Halewood!
The open-mic nights take place every Monday from 8pm to 11pm and are completely free to watch and perform.
Have a really wild day out at Knowsley Safari
The world-renowned Knowsley Safari is right here on our doorstep – so if it’s been a while since you visited, now could be the time. Come along and see how the park’s inhabitants are enjoying winter.
As well as the incredible safari drive, there are also amusement rides for younger visitors and a café where you can warm up and enjoy hot and cold food.
Ariel Extreme at Knowsley Safari Park is the biggest course of its kind in the country.
Explore your adventurous side by choosing between two thrilling courses and navigate your way through more than 60 different obstacles including scramble nets, balance beams and rope bridges.
Find out more information including prices and dates available on Ariel Extreme’s website.
Come to the opening day for the new KGV Centre
There’s lots of family fun going on at the grand opening of the fantastic new King George V Centre including a mini football tournament, tennis coaching, live music, face painting, and arts and crafts. There will also be refreshments.
The open day is on Saturday 27 May between 11am and 2pm on King George V Playing Fields on Longview Lane, Huyton L36 7UN.
For more information, contact Kezia McLean on 290 7000
Prepare for your baby and take some antenatal classes
Bump, Baby & Me
This seven week pregnancy course includes help and advice on a range of things including infant resuscitation, hypnobirth, exercise, finances/benefits, labour, infant feeding, healthy eating, bathing, mental health, sleeping and pain relief.
You don’t have to book – you can just turn up any time after your 12 week scan to receive some great advice, meet other parents-to-be and enjoy some refreshments.
Partners or grandparents are welcome to come along too.
Dates coming up:
Monday 5 June to 17 July at Oaktree Children’s Centre, Lichfield Road, Halewood L26 1TT
Thursday 27 July to 7 September at Hilltop Children’s Centre, Bedford Close, Huyton L36 1XH
Tuesday 12 September to 24 October at Southmead Children’s Centre, Sherwood Drive, Whiston L35 3XZ
Thursday 2 November to 14 December at Hilltop Children’s Centre, Bedford Close, Huyton L36 1XH
All of the sessions run from 10am to 12pm.
Holding Your Baby in Mind
Knowsley residents are invited to come along to eight sessions (four before your baby is born and four after) about looking after their new baby.
At the sessions, you will find out more about:
- Ways you can comfort your newborn baby
- How babies develop, learn, communicate and thrive
- Bonding with your baby
- Secure attachment – what it is, why it is important and how you can help your baby develop strong relationships, confidence and a love of learning
- Shaping the future of your baby’s emotional and physical development, and behaviour
If you are interested, you can contact Allison Wright, a Public Health Midwife, on 07769234394 or Hilltop Children’s Centre on 0151 443 5301
You can also hand this form in to your Children’s Centre or your community midwife.
Time for Me
If you’re feeling overwhelmed by parenthood or the prospect of it, come along to the wellbeing group at Hilltop Children’s Centre, Bedford Close, Huyton L36 1XH every Monday between 1pm and 3pm (excluding school holidays).
You can find out more about mindfulness, emotional awareness, sleep and relaxation, arts and craft therapy, and more.
For more information, call Hilltop Children’s Centre on 0151 443 5301 or speak to your health visitor or midwife.
See some talent at Prescot Festival
The Prescot Festival will showcase young, rising musical and artistic talent in June this year.
Primary and secondary school children from across Knowsley will perform live to gain the title of Young Instrumentalist of Prescot during this year’s 10-day programme.
The festival opens on Friday 16 June with Leyland Band and will end on Saturday 25 June.
Other musicians at the festival include organist Ian Tracey, jazz quintet the Chilled Lemons and Phoenix Concert Orchestra.
Prescot Festival takes place on Prescot Parish Church, Church Street, Prescot L34 1LA and you can see the full programme here.
You can get your tickets on the Prescot Festival website and at Poco Coffee on 30 Eccleston Street, Prescot L34 5QJ
Go to a fun dog show
The ‘Ruff! Ruff!’ Fun Dog Show is a great family day out for dog lovers.
There will be a K9 2000 dog display team giving two shows, stalls, children’s rides, face painting and more.
You will be able to microchip your dog for free at this event. It is now the law for dogs in the UK to be microchipped so this is a great opportunity!
There is also the opportunity win prizes in the photography competition.
What category will your dog love to enter?
- Waggiest tail
- Best six legs
- Prettiest female
- Handsomest male
- Best junior handler
- Dog most like owner
- Best puppy
- Best tricks
- Dog we’d most like to take home
- Most obedient (can do sit, stay, lie down tricks)
- Best turned out toy dog with child owner
- Best in show
You can enter any category of your choice on the day.
If you would like to set up a stall, message Northwood Together for all the details.
Please note anyone can attend, however, you must be a Northwood resident to enter your dog in the show.
The Ruff! Ruff! Fun Dog Show is at the Old Rough (accessible from Daleside Road or Kennelwood Avenue, Northwood, Kirkby) on Saturday 17 June from 12pm to 4pm.
If you’ve got some spare time, why not help out the community and help clear the woods to prepare for the dog show?
Volunteers are wanted to help clear the fly tipping and rubbish from the wooded areas in the Rough Woods behind Kennelwood Avenue.
It’s a great opportunity to get to know your neighbours better, get in the community spirit and know you’ve done a good deed!
You will be supplied with gloves, littler pickers, hot drinks, hot soup and homemade bread.
There will also be a campfire story for the kids!
If you’d like to get involved, come and meet everyone at the fire circle campfire on Saturday 13 May at 10am to learn a bit about safety.
What’s on near Knowsley?
Rainhill Musical Theatre Company is hosting ‘Boogie Nights: The 70’s Musical’ which is a ‘heart-warming story of Roddy O’Neil, his friends, their lives, loves and their experiences of growing up in the disco decade.’
It’s a fun filled night of drama and 70s disco hits!
This over-16s only show is on 15 June to 17 June at 7.30pm and 2.30 on 17 June.
The show will be on at Rainhill Village Hall, Dane Court, Rainhill L35 4LU
You can buy your tickets here
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