The Magic Wood: A Fire Garden by Walk the Plank


Over three consecutive evenings Court Farm Woods in Halewood will be transformed into an enchanted spectacle of light, music and fiery woodland creatures.

Flame-lined paths, copper flowers that breathe fire, intricately carved flaming flower boxes, and scorching sculptural trees will transform the once familiar space into an outdoor gallery of wonder.

Visitors will be able to wander through the attractions or stand and watch the spectacle unfold, just close enough to feel the heat!

The Magic Wood – A Fire Garden by Walk the Plank will be unique to Halewood and will feature performances from Bring The Fire Project, harpist Rebecca Mills and a special family performance set in giant golden birdcage.

There has been an overwhelming response from local people and all of the tickets released have been allocated. If any more become available, they will be advertised locally and on this website.


Where and when will it take place?

The Magic Wood is happening in Court Farm Woods, Halewood, L26 6LD on the following dates.

Friday 21 January 2022, 5.00-8.00pm
Saturday 22 January 2022, 5.00-8.00pm
Sunday 23 January 2022, 5.00-8.00pm

Tickets will have an allocated entry time. Guests should ensure they arrive at the correct time to guarantee entrance. Given the staggered entry times there may be a short queue when you arrive.

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We are operating a one-way system within the woods which means you will not be able to exit the event where you came in - Court Avenue.

Exits will be at:
Hever Drive: 0.5 miles from Court Avenue
School Drive: 0.7 miles from Court Avenue
Tavington Road: 0.7 miles from Court Avenue

You may have a further distance to walk on exiting the event dependent on where you live locally or where you are travelling from.

We will have volunteers at each exit to assist with any queries you may have and signage to direct you.

How long will it last?

Depending on how long you spend at each installation, it will take between 15- 35 minutes for visitors to pass through the woodland and see all of the attractions.

Tickets will have a timed entrance to allow maximum numbers of people to be able to experience this event.

How do I book tickets?

There has been an overwhelming response from local people and all of the tickets released have been allocated. If any more become available, they will be advertised locally and on this website. You can join a waiting list where additional tickets will be allocated if they become available. Please email boroughofculture22@knowsley.gov.uk with your details.

Who is the event for?

The event is open to everyone and it is free to attend but people do need to reserve tickets in advance.

People should be aware of the following:

  • You will be required to show a copy of your tickets / ticket confirmation on arrival
  • The event is outdoors and there will be no seats available
  • Given the time of year, the weather cannot be guaranteed so appropriate clothing and footwear should be worn
  • No dogs are not permitted
  • Toilets will be available

Parking

We are advising all local residents to walk to the event where possible. There is no parking available in Court Avenue and parking is limited in the area. Please do not park in the Eagle and Child car park.

Are disabled visitors or those with additional needs able to visit?

Yes. Anyone with additional needs should contact Katy McLoughlin - Katy.McLoughlin@knowsley.gov.uk so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

Will there be food and drink available?

You are permitted to bring your own soft drinks and snacks but please be advised visitors are not permitted to bring their own alcohol. All litter must be taken with you at the end of the event.

Could it be cancelled due to bad weather?

The event can take place in most weather conditions although if there is a severe weather warning we may need to cancel due to safety. You will be informed via email and will also be publicised on the Culture Knowsley website and social media (@cultureknowlsey on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram).

Can I learn more about Walk the Plank?

Yes, find out more about award-winning outdoor arts pioneers Walk the Plank here: www.walktheplank.co.uk

Will I be able to take photographs?

Of course! There will be plenty of ‘instagrammable’ moments so please snap away! Please tag @cultureknowsley in any pictures you post on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook.

PLEASE REMEMBER

  • If you have tested positive for COVID 19 or are displaying symptoms of the virus please do not attend. Please contact us to make arrangements for your ticket to be reallocated.
  • Guests are advised to take a lateral flow test before they attend. You can obtain lateral flow test kits here.
  • COVID guidance from the Government is subject to change so please ensure you check the latest restrictions before visiting.

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