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The Enchanted Fields Festival in Southport. Photo by Claire Brown
Enchanted Fields Festival in Southport sees visitors enjoy a weekend of yoga and family fun

They came, they saw – and they went away thoroughly relaxed.  Visitors thoroughly enjoyed the first Enchanted Fields Festival to take place at Victoria Park in Southport over Friday, Saturday and Sunday (24th-26th June) where they indulged in a unique weekend of yoga, wellness and family entertainment.  People took part in a huge array of wellness activities including; yoga sessions,

The Southport 10K and Half Marathon. Photo by Andrew Brown Media
Hundreds of runners enjoy Southport 10K and Half Marathon as spectators cheer on

Hundreds of runners enjoyed a scenic race through Southport on Sunday (26th June) as the Southport 10K and Half Marathon took place.  The popular annual event returned for its 8th race so far, on the traffic free route which included the entire length of the beautiful tree-lined Lord Street boulevard  in Southport  town centre.  A number of road closures were

Southport Armed Forces Day celebrated with thousands of visitors and military parade

Thousands of people made their way to Southport town centre to celebrate the 2022 Armed Forces Day on Sunday (26th June).  Local Veterans from SSAFA Sefton (The Armed Forces Charity) based at RAF Woodvale held the event which included an array of historic military vehicles along Lord Street, military bands and a parade which made its way from Chapel Street,

An artist's impression of The Princess Grace Suite at The Grand in Southport
The Grand in Southport sees opening date confirmed with bookings already being made

The much-anticipated opening date for The Grand in Southport has now been confirmed – with bookings already coming in for the opening weekend. The Grand Brasserie and Chloe’s Piano Bar will be the first venues to open, on Friday 15th July 2022.  The Princess Grace Suite, one of the finest wedding and function suites in the North West, accommodating up

Andy and The Oddsocks are among attractions at the Far Away Land Festival in Southport
Far Away Land Festival comes to Southport with fun for children of all ages

Victoria Park in Southport will be transformed into a magical fairytale village as the Far Away Land family festival rolls into town!  The event takes place on Saturday, 2nd July 2022 and Sunday, 3rd July 2022 with a huge array of entertainment for children (and adults!) of all ages.  Visitors can enjoy:  live music from CBeebies favourites Andy and The

The Revitalise Sandpipers Centre in Southport
Expansion plans revealed for Sandpipers in Southport to provide more holidays for disabled people

A charity which provides a much-needed accessible holiday centre in Southport has revealed plans to expand its facilities, offering something which is “increasingly needed with the pressures of the NHS”.  Revitalise has submitted a planning application to Sefton Council to increase the provision of its Sandpipers Centre from 37 bedrooms to 50 bedrooms.  The facility, on Fairway, provides guests with

This remarkable drone picture reveals the incredible scale of the brand new 18-hole Viking adventure golf course which is due to open at Southport Pleasureland
Stunning drone pictures reveal Southport Pleasureland’s £1m Viking Adventure Golf Course transformation

These remarkable drone pictures reveal the incredible scale of the brand new 18-hole Viking adventure golf course which is due to open at Southport Pleasureland this summer.  The new attraction will provide multi-sensory entertainment and pure escapism for families “on a different scale” to what they have seen before as a £1million transformation nears completion.  The site will be filled

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