The Green Fayre: Celebrating rural life in a festival for all the family

West Lancashire boasts some of the most scenic countryside. The breath taking panorama’s at Beacon country Park’s viewing point are a feast for the eyes and the dense woodland of Fairy Glen can be explored following the sounds of the trickling streams and the fragrance of the wild flora. The urban parkland of Ormskirk offers something for all the family, with numerous events being held throughout the year and the lush grasslands of the Tawd Valley can be explored in a more leisurely fashion with three self guided walks. With 14 parks and countryside sites spanning the borough, what better place to celebrate rural life?

On the 21st – 22nd July 2018, the Green Fayre returns to Beacon Country Park, Skelmersdale, to do just that. From 11am to 5pm, this Green Flag award winning park will play host to a celebration of rural life in all its glory.

Last year saw dog display teams, bird of prey demonstrations and a petting zoo, giving a chance for children to be introduced to the wondrous wildlife and varied creatures of West Lancashire. Traditional woodworking displays, a Viking encampment and plenty of fairground rides were also enjoyed. This year will see the return of many of these , with climbing walls, bouncy castles and archery amongst the entertainment.

Traders and exhibitors will line the craft marquees and main showground, promoting active, healthy lifestyles and local produce. Snap up a handmade gift, some local delicacies or find out how best to care for your pets at animal welfare stalls.

Then, why not top off your day with some traditional music in the folk marquee?

With 1,000’s of visitors expected over the weekend, the Green Festival is one of the biggest of it’s kind in the UK, so be a part of it yourself and have a fun family day out in the fresh West Lancashire air. Check out more details on – http://www.westlancs.gov.uk/greenfayre and check in to Beacon Country park, Skelmersdale on the 21st-22nd July 2018.