Court Hey Park in Roby will once again host the annual Knowsley Feelgood Festival and Flower Show on the weekend of 5 & 6 August.
Come rain or shine the park will come alive with music, food, family fun, walkabout performances and, of course, beautiful floral displays.
The Feelgood Festival takes place first, on Saturday 5 August. As in previous years, the event is a celebration of health wellbeing with Tai Chi, Yoga and Meditation taking place in the woodland area, storytelling for all ages and fun for the kids including circus skills, facepainting and the amazing Bubbleman!
The Wellbeing Marquee hosts our health partners with the NHS offering free lung checks and the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation bringing their showstopping giant inflatable lungs.
Mental health charity Evolving Mindset will be bringing their inflatable brain to engage with all ages and provide information around local Mental Health and Wellbeing support and education. Al’s Arc Activity and Respite Centre will be hosting Reiki as well as angelic and crystal healing.
It’s a special year for the Knowsley Flower show as it celebrates its 25th anniversary on Sunday 6 August. The giant floral & vegetable marquee returns with more than a hundred classes of competitions for growers of all ages and experience.
To mark the special milestone, we are hosting a special online gallery featuring photographs of Irises – the flower associated with a 25th anniversary – submitted by residents across the borough. You can view the gallery and find out more about the show at www.knowsleyflowershow.co.uk
There are a host of family activities to enjoy too with Activity for All bringing giant darts and inflatable assault course, and the West Lancs Dog Display Team are back, by popular demand!
Also at the Flower Show, visitors will have the opportunity to be part of an exciting national project ‘Imagine Bamboo is Everywhere’ which is being delivered by Imagineer across the Liverpool City Region to highlight the sustainable nature of bamboo and it’s potential for use in design, construction, green innovation, farming and carbon capture across the UK.
Visitors can marvel at large-scale artworks made by local artists, with bamboo harvested locally from Ness Botanical Gardens. Enjoy music from the Imagine Bamboo Orchestra, led by Pagoda Arts with young musicians from across the region. Look out for promenade physical theatre performances, run away with the bamboo circus, then have a go at making your own creation in our bamboo crafting zone.
Cllr Shelley Powell, Cabinet Member for Communities and Neighbourhoods said: The Feelgood Festival and Flower Show are two of our biggest events here in Knowsley. Year after year people come to enjoy the wonderful family atmosphere and packed programme of events and activities.
“It’s a special year for the Flower Show, which is celebrating it’s 25th anniversary and I know that all of our growers will be turning out to put on a ‘blooming’ good show for the occasion.”
Throughout the whole weekend, visitors can enjoy the food makers market and trade stalls. There will be music performances in the Live Stage area from a wealth of local talent, including Britain’s Got Talent star Miguel Doforo and funfair rides.
Travel and transport information
We encourage you to travel to the Feelgood Festival by walking, cycling or public transport and there are free shuttle buses operating from Huyton, Halewood, Kirkby, Knowsley Village (via Stockbridge Village) and Whiston and Prescot.
You can view a timetable of shuttle buses on page two of the Flower Show Programme here:
Pedestrians and cyclists can enter the Feelgood Festival and Flower Show free of charge and their is bike parking on Gladstone Field (own bike locks must be provided)
Car parking on site is payable by cash only and costs £3 for the day at the Feelgood Festival on Saturday 5 August and £5 for the day at the Flower Show on Sunday 6 August. Parking is limited on site so we would encourage you to arrive before 1pm to avoid disappointment.