Spring Activities In Halewood

Posted: Friday April 27, 2018

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Halewood is an up and coming area for young families and professionals with a range of activities and great local hotspots to visit. From the Halewood Triangle that offers everything from wildlife to wetlands, to the popular Woolton Village where Lennon first met McCartney, Halewood has certainly got it going on. We thought we’d share the activities we love in Halewood and the surrounding areas so that you know exactly where to head to on your next day out with your friends or your family.

Halewood Park

Whether you want to walk, run, cycle or just take it all in, Halewood Park is top of the list for the locals in Halewood. Featuring a ‘Green Gym’ and an Environmental Centre, the park is also home to the Arncliffe Sports and Community Centre. From Ju-Jitsu and Open Mic Night on Mondays to Ballroom Dancing and Pilates later in the week, there is something fun for everyone to do.

Photo Credit to Halewood Park Volunteers Facebook Page

 

Halewood Leisure Centre

For those who want to do some physical exercise, there are badminton courts, a fully-equipped gym, football pitches and a superb swimming pool at the Halewood Leisure Centre. There are plenty of classes for beginners too, ranging from Aquacise and Swim Assessment in the main pool to Zumba, Boxing, Spin Class and Dancercise in the Spin and Multi & Boxing Rooms. When it’s time to cool down, you can relax in the sauna and steam room.

Woolton Village

The music fans amongst you may associate Woolton Village with the Beatles, and there are plenty of shrines to the incredible band for you to explore. However, even if you don’t know your Lennon from your McCartney, this picturesque village is still a must visit. Wander around the Grade II listed buildings, explore the gardens and Georgian terraces and pay a visit to any of the many independent restaurants, bars and cafes which line the streets. It is particularly beautiful in the summer thanks to Woolton in Bloom, a charity who dedicate their time to decorating the village with colourful flowers and plants.

Photo Credit to JMU Journalism

Yew Tree Farm Shop

Another ‘must visit’ is the family-run, Yew Tree Farm Shop. This relaxed and friendly place sells produce ranging from locally-sourced fruit and vegetables, preserves, sauces and pickles, to sweets and confectionery such as cakes, biscuits and chocolate. They aim to stock local suppliers wherever possible, so it’s a great way to support the local area, and it’s a true foodie heaven. You can also take a walk around the farm and meet the hens, sheep and pigs, and when it’s time to take a break, kick back with a hot drink, scrumptious sandwich and delicious dessert at The Coffee Barn.

Speke Hall

Then there is Speke Hall, a stunning Tudor mansion house, where you see how they lived in the 1500’s. If the sun is shining you could take a picnic and eat your feast looking out over the beautiful grounds. There is also a cafe called The Stable Tea Room which prides itself on delicious, home-made food, including Liverpudlian delicacies such as ‘Scouse Pie’ and ‘Wet Nelly’. Throughout the year they hold fun events for all the family so be sure to check out their calendar.

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Coming soon: The Cineworld Complex

This £23m cinema complex will open this summer at the New Mersey Retail shopping park in nearby Speke, and it will house 11 screens. The cinema will be surrounded by 6 restaurants, including Wagamama, TGI Fridays and Nando’s, so very soon you’ll be able to enjoy a meal and a movie with your partner, family or friends. In the meantime, you can enjoy a movie at the quirky Woolton Picture House, a traditional cinema which was built in the early 1900’s. As well as showing the box office hits they also put on special events and sing-a-longs, so make sure you check their website regularly to see what is going on!

It’s not surprising that many people are choosing to make Halewood their home. In addition to the many things to see and do in the local area, there are great transport links to the M57 and the M62, so trips to places further afield are really easy too. If you’re interested in getting onto the property ladder in Halewood, check out our Woodlands development here.