Summer in Southport
20th July 2009
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Southport and the surrounding areas offer a great choice of things to do and places to go, both for adults and children, as well as a huge range of events.

Victoria Park is a great place to take the children - they can ride bikes safely, use the model boating lake or just have fun on the playground.  Hesketh Park is also a pleasant place just to go for a stroll or have a picnic, as is the Botanic Gardens. The Museum has some interesting exhibits from Southport’s past.

An afternoon at  Southport Model Railway Village, just off the Promenade is a must for all young railway enthusiasts. All the fun and excitement of steam trains can be  experienced at the West Lancashire Light Railway in Hesketh Bank, every  Sunday and Bank Holiday throughout the summer and this year there is a Gala Weekend on the 8th and 9th August

A short drive from Southport a great time can be had at Farmer Ted’s, Flatmans Lane, Downholland , Windmill Animal Farm, Red Cat Lane Burscough, or Martin Mere Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust. All are open everyday during the school holidays.

Paintball, Jetskis, Quad Bikes and The Golf Academy 9 hole course are all  available on your doorstep at Leisure Lakes, just outside Southport in Tarleton.

The Summer  Classics in Victoria Park  offers two evenings of great music on    Friday 24th and Saturday 25th July. Take a picnic, relax and enjoy the music! On the following day the stage will be occupied by artists performing in the Jedi Music   Festival, an annual event organised to raise awareness of SADS (Adult Sudden Death Syndrome).

The Woodvale Rally promises two days of fun for all the family, on the 1st and 2nd August. Buy your tickets in advance and make considerable savings.

The final major event of the summer is Southport Flower Show from the 20th to the 23rd August. Four days to enjoy ‘So much more than just flowers’. This year, tickets can be bought in advance with a saving of £4 and used on any of the four days of the show.

All the Southport Theatres have  productions during the summer.

Details of all shows, and more  information about these events can be found by visiting

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