MEMORIES of Punch and Judy, a cone of chips and the salty smell of the river Mersey will be revived when 'New Brighton Seaside Festival' takes place in Spring bank holiday.

Spread over Fort Perch Rock and the Floral Pavilion Theatre, the three-day family festival will offer an array of seaside-themed entertainment from May 27-29.

As the first large scale seaside festival of its kind in Wirral the weekender is the brainchild of event management company Orb Events who have previously organised the likes of Liverpool Loves, Liverpool Pride and Farm Feast.

Attempting to capture the traditional seaside charm of New Brighton while offering activities such as food traders, gin gardens, art markets, cookery demos, craft beer stands and cocktail classes.

Live music will be performed from the main stage along with pop-up entertainment stands across the site to serenade visitors with tales from the Mersey and there’ll be a full children’s programme to keep little ones busy – with the obligatory Punch and Judy style puppet shows, a funfair, planting workshops and bush craft classes.

Organiser from Orb Events, Debbie Boyd said: “Following from such a successful 2016 summer stint, we wanted to create a dynamic family feel festival that celebrates the hidden charm, culture and heritage of New Brighton.

“We’ve received high demand for a Springtime event and with that in mind we’re delighted to be holding a three-day-seaside extravaganza against the fantastic backdrop of the iconic Lighthouse and the grandeur of Fort Perch Rock.

“We’re excited to be embracing a modern vision for the area and bringing an eclectic programme to the public. Expect everything from storytelling to shucking competitions, lots of live music, mermaids and even a pirate puppy parade.”

Tickets are available via Ticketquarter and are priced £5 for adults and £3 for children:

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