What’s on in Wirral Spring 2019?
The beautiful Wirral peninsula blooms in to life with events and activities this Spring.
Awarded Royal Park status in 1376, Wirral really comes into its own during Spring. From Sunday strolls at Wirral Country Park, to the views from Bidston Hill, stepping back in time at Port Sunlight and an unforgettable experience walking out to Hilbre Island, Wirral is truly a place to get out and explore.
After a sensational programme of events that shone a spotlight on Wirral in 2018, including a Giant visit, 2019 is set to follow suit with more cultural activities and sporting events including the Tour of Britain. Spring is also the best time to take the kids to any one of the Wirral farms and outdoor play areas. We love Brimstage Maze, Tam O’Shanter Farm and Church Farm, Thurstaston for long goes on the swings and tasty cakes and coffee.
Spring also brings the chance to tap into the growing al fresco café culture across Wirral. New Brighton’s Victoria Road is undergoing a revamp in time for the return of the Spring sunshine, while the legendary Nicholls Parkgate ice-cream and West Kirby coffee shops dust off the pavement tables and chairs. All that’s missing is you!
Here’s the best of what’s on in Wirral for Spring 2019
Animated Square, Birkenhead
On Saturday 23 March, Birkenhead Town Hall will come alive for Animated Square, the first spectacular event of Wirral’s year as Borough of Culture for Liverpool City Region. The Grade II*-listed building will be the canvas for an incredible 3D projection inspired by the story of the town, which attracted thousands of people when it was first shown last year. More here.
Court & Spark: The Joni Mitchell Song Book, Floral Pavilion
The Blue Lounge at New Brighton’s Floral Pavilion hosts Court & Spark: The Joni Mitchell Song Book on 23rd March from 7:30pm. Bringing all the greatest hits from the Grammy award-winning singer and songwriter to Wirral, this is an unmissable night of live music. Tickets here.
Faith & Football, An Evening with LFC’s Bill Bygroves
Chaplain to Liverpool Football Club, Bill Bygroves talks Football and Faith at St Catherine’s Church, Tranmere on 22nd March. What does it mean to walk through a storm with hope in your heart? Book your ticket and hear one of Merseyside’s most engaging speakers as he draws on a life of faith and football – with all its ups and downs. Tickets here.
Madagascar the Musical, Floral Pavilion
Bohemian Rhapsody at Woodside Drive In
You can see the box-office smash hit Bohemian Rhapsody on the BIG screen at Woodside Drive In Cinema on 6th and 7th April. Watch Freddie and the Queen boys do their thing with an unrivalled soundtrack in this incredible biopic. Car dancing/karaoke for sure. Tickets here.
The Coastal Wedding Show
You’re invited to take your whole wedding party to The Coastal Wedding Show on 7th April at Wallasey Town Hall. Alongside 50 of the most sought after wedding suppliers, there’s also loads of food, drink and live entertainment too. Info here.
Wirral Ark Pizza Run
Lace up your trainers on 20th April 2019 and take on a gentle 5k of Birkenhead Park with a free slice of pizza at the end, all while raising much needed funds for Wirral Ark. Entry is from £10, kids and dogs welcome too. Enter here.
5ive Live at Mecca Bingo Birkenhead
90’s Boyband sensation 5ive continue their Mecca Bingo tour with a show at Mecca Birkenhead on 26th April. Featuring their famous songs, ‘When the lights go out’,’Keep on movin’ and ‘Got the feelin’, doors open at 5.30pm for a jam packed night of entertainment. Get your mates together and book your tickets here.
The Wirral Bake-off, Claremont Farm
It’s all eyes (and appetites) on Claremont Farm on 17th April as The Wirral Bake Off 2019 takes place from 7:30pm. Prepare to be part of the luckiest audience this Spring as you tuck into a number of slices of the Wirral’s best cake and help decide who is crowned the winner. Tea, coffee, cake and alcohol is also available to buy. More info and tickets here.
Made of Iron Exhibition
Venues including the Williamson Art Gallery and Museum and Birkenhead Priory will host an interactive exhibition charting Wirral’s unique contribution to the world of shipbuilding and maritime exploration from 4th May 2019. Find out more and discover something you never knew, right on your own doorstep. More info here.
Tranmere Rovers Legends V Wirral FC
A Tranmere Fc Legends line up will face Wigan FC at Cammell Laird 1907 FC on 26th May in a charity match raising funds for K Woods Foundation and SWA2 and Wigan FC. Kick off is at 2pm followed by an afternoon event at the Lyceum Club in Port Sunlight. Tickets and info here.
Mersey River Festival
31st May – 2nd June thousands will flock to the waterfront as the Mersey River Festival 2019 brings three days of family friendly, free fun. If previous years are anything to go by we can expect to see many different maritime vessels on the Mersey, plus street performance and pop up food vendors. The best views of the Liverpool skyline are always from Wirral! More info available here.
New Brighton Continental Street Market
Get yourself down to New Brighton on 3rd-6th May as the Continental Street Food Market returns with all manner of tasty treats to try out. Keep everything crossed for fine weather and make a day of it! Stall will open from 10am til 6pm each day and there’s bars too. More info here.
The Seeds of Change
This spell-binding open air production is one of three national events that is based on local history and stories. The Seeds of Change takes place at Birkenhead Park on 17th-9th May 2019 and is free to attend. More info here.
Wirral Pretty Muddy & Race For Life
Here come the Wirral girls! Race For Life series returns to Birkenhead Park in 2019 and if you fancy doing something a bit different, how about taking on Cancer Research’s Pretty Muddy? This 5k course involves a number of obstacles and a whole load of mud! Find out more and enter here.
Wirral Real Ale Trail
Saturday 8th June 2019 is all about getting the drinks in! The Wirral Real Ale Trail invites you to spend the day visiting some of the best Real Ale pubs in the area, without worrying about who’s driving! Buses arrive every 30 – 45 minutes at each venue between 11am and 10pm and there’s over 50 real ales to try, live music and awesome food. Info here.
The Hidden WW2 Tunnels Ghost Hunt
Don’t wait until Halloween to discover the hidden WW2 tunnel ghost trails buried deep beneath New Brighton. Book your place for this paranormal investigation on 21st June and keep your wits about you as you travel back in time. More info and booking here.
Rembrandt in Print
From 1st June, Lady Lever Art Gallery, Port Sunlight will host an unmissable exhibition of 50 prints by Rembrandt dating back to the 1630’s. Art lovers will be treated to an insight into Rembrandt the storyteller and showcases portraits, landscapes, intimate family portraits, biblical stories and more. Find out more here.