Things To Do in Kirkby This Summer

Posted: Wednesday July 11, 2018

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Summer always promises fun, leisure and adventure and we believe that this one should be no different. Kirkby might seem like your typical town, but look beyond the norm and you’ll find plenty of wonderful activities sure to keep the whole family happy. Whether you’re new to the area or are looking for some inspiration, we suggest great things to do in Kirkby this summer.

Croxteth Park Farm

A true British farm atmosphere is what you’ll find at Croxteth Park Farm, where you can meet rare breeds such as Irish Moiled Cattle, White Park Cows and Longhorn Cattle, as well as Falabella ponies, Silkie chickens and Pygmy goats. With the summer sky as a background, head to the ‘Birds of Prey Experience’ to handle and feed hawks, falcons and owls and watch displays. The-dairy-room-turned-Farm-Café offers delicious treats, and stocks free range eggs, duck eggs and locally raised pork and beef for you to purchase.  

Visit nearby Croxteth Hall for some great summer events, including:  

Treasure Island (7th July)

A must see for all you Robert Louis Stephenson fans is this steampunk re-imagining of Treasure Island, featuring live music, swashbuckling battles, choreography and costumes from the direction and arrangements of Gaynor La Rocca, Taran Harris and Beverley Norris Edmonds. Take a voyage and immerse yourself in the world of pirates and adventure in what will in no doubt be a smash hit. Wear your own pirate costumes for added fun.  

Big Fun Run Liverpool 5K and Dog Jog Liverpool 5K (19th August)

Whether you like running alone, with a friend or a furrier one, come along to these two events for exercise and enjoyment. There’s no pressure to finish within a certain time as none are taken, allowing everyone to go at their own pace. At the Dog Jog, your dog can meet and play with others, and for all his hard work, receive a Doggy Bag full of goodies, including a keyring medal. 

Knowsley Safari Park

550 acres of greenery, wild animals and entertainment characterise this award-winning park, where you drive past lions, camels and zebras, and meet giraffes, meerkats and sealions through animal experiences you’ll never forget. This summer the Park is hosting an array of events, including:

National Insect Weekend (23rd - 24th June)

For those who live and breathe the great outdoors, the National Insect Weekend promises a celebration of all things small and smaller. You can learn all about insects, how to spot them and why we need them from the education team, and go pond dipping to see what you can find yourself. The kids can also create critter crafts and compete in The Great Insect Games. Can they lift as much as an ant?

Mammal Monitoring (27th – 28th July)

It’s not hard to miss a lion, but what about the animals that hide within the woodland, such as mice, voles and shrews? In collaboration with the National Biodiversity Network, learn all about the mini mammals living in the UK, and the importance of monitoring them. You’ll get to build and set humane traps, which, when you return the following morning, will hopefully contain an animal or two. This helps to determine the types of animals living there and their estimated population size. An educational and enjoyable experience for ages 5+.    

David Lloyd Leisure Club

From the badminton, squash and indoor and outdoor tennis courts to the gym, pools and exercise studios, David Lloyd Leisure Club is the place to be for all you exercise enthusiasts.

Bring your boss, best friend or sibling along and challenge them to a game, and afterwards relax at the DLicious cafebar, where you can wine and dine in the adults-only lounge, or watch the kids play outside in the family zone. The Leisure Club also boasts a crèche, kids room and a variety of clubs for all ages, ensuring the kids have as much fun as you do. Along with the friendly Unique Hair & Beauty salon, offering stylish hairdos and show-stopping makeup, no two days ever have to be the same this summer.

Make this your summer of fun in Kirkby!