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Botanic Gardens Family Fun Day in Southport returns bigger than before

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Botanic Gardens Family Fun Day in Southport returns bigger than before
The Botanic Gardens Southport family Fun Day. Photo by Andrew Brown Media

The free event is fun for all the family and will be held at the picturesque park in Churchtown from 10am to 4pm on Sunday, June 18.

Get ready for an extraordinary day of entertainment as the second Botanic Gardens Family Fun Day unfolds in Southport!

Following the resounding success of last year’s carnival, this year’s festivities promise to be “bigger and better” with an exciting lineup of fresh attractions that will delight visitors of all ages. Thousands are expected to attend, so head on down to immerse yourselves in a day filled with fun and adventure.

Set amidst the charm of the historic park, the Botanic Gardens Family Fun Day offers a fantastic experience for families to create lasting memories. From thrilling rides to captivating performances, there’s something for everyone.

It is being sponsored by Monkey Puzzle Day Nursery in Southport. 

The event is free to attend but people will be welcome to make any donations to the Make A Change For Botanic campaign group, which is working alongside the Botanic Gardens Community Association to make the park a better place for all to enjoy. 

Paris Bubble Entertainments at the Botanic Gardens family Fun Day. Photo by Andrew Brown Media
Paris Bubble Entertainments at the Botanic Gardens family Fun Day. Photo by Andrew Brown Media

Event organiser Jess Rickers said:

“We’ve got so much lined up for our Family Fun Day, including Allday’s Farm, which will be coming for the first time. 

“They will be bringing a mobile farm with them so you can get up close and personal with their beautiful animals, which can be petted and fed. 

“Animals will include a Shetland pony and some rabbits. They are coming for the full day.” 

Last year’s bubbleologist was very popular will be returning as well as four dance groups: Funky Monkees, Central Dance, The Dance Place and Express Performing Arts. 

Fairground rides, inflatables and a large inflatable slide will be there, and new for this year will be an inflatable assault course. 

Jess added:

“There will also be zorbs from iZorb UK. 

“We have got Golborne Brass Band performing between 2.15pm and 4pm at the Bandstand. 

“People can enjoy food and drink from The Settle Inn, which will be providing things such as a BBQ , ice creams and refreshments, from three venues within the park.”  

Families can enjoy face painters, glitter tattoos, and hair braiding, and visitors will be able to have a go at a football shoot out. 

Hickory’s in Southport will be back again, giving away free tubs of popcorn. 

Jess Said:

“Sefton Council has paid for extra bins and for some portable toilets on site.

“Programmes with the day’s events, times and locations will be on sale for 50p at the gate and I hope everyone can spare that to join in the fundraising. Every little helps!” 

Jess and her team of supporters have been inspired to organise the Botanic Gardens Family Fun Day for a second year as part of a continuing campaign to improve the park. 

She said:

“We all want to make the Botanic Gardens better for everyone to enjoy, and to make it safer for all. 

“We want to do all we can to bring the local community together. 

“We are making a case to Sefton Council that the Botanic Gardens deserves more funding to improve it. 

“Staging events like this, where the council can see the huge support that the park enjoys, helps with that. 

“There are a lot of parks across Sefton shouting for more funding, and we have to show why this one deserves support. 

“The best way for us to stand out and to secure any improvements is to show how much the Botanic Gardens is loved, is wanted, and how much enjoyment local families get from it.” 

For more info on Botanic Gardens Southport click HERE.

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