STREET theatre and vintage buses will be among the attractions at Birkenhead's third summer festival later this month.

'Be in Birkenhead' takes place in Hamilton Square on Thursday, July 26.

Visitors will be able board Wirral Transport Museum's vintage buses – the 'Birkenhead Blues'.

A number of food stalls will be open too.

The free event will be held between 11am and 4pm

It is supported by Wirral Council and a host of community organisations who will bring Hamilton Square to life with fun activities to entertain kids young and old.

Baby and toddler group Bounce and Rhyme will bring their interactive nursery rhymes and bouncing games for babies, toddlers and their parents.

For the younger kids, Wirral Play Council is holding a summer playschemes with exciting activities including sports, arts, crafts and games.

Staff and volunteers from The Hive Youth Zone will offer exciting activity sessions for older children and young adults to help educate and inspire but are also to generate a lot of fun.

Tranmere Rovers will also hold a pop-up soccer academy with skills workshops and training sessions, giving boys and girls the opportunity to train with professional youth coaches.

There will also be arts and crafts workshops for all ages.

Visitors will be invited to craft a poppy, which will be put on display during the Wilfred Owen festival and 2018 Armistice day celebrations to mark the centenary since World War One ended.

This display will create a poignant visual art installation at the town hall.

Last year's event attracted more than 4,000 visitors from across Wirral and the Liverpool City Region.

Gemma Nichols, head of Birkenhead BID, said: "We are really pleased to bring back this wonderful family festival, last year the event was a great success and attracted huge numbers of visitors to the town.

"This year we hope for even more people to join in the fun but also leave with a fresh appreciation of the hard work that has been going on to make the town cleaner, safer and more attractive.

"The fabulous shops, cafes, restaurants and visitor attractions we have in Birkenhead are a real draw and we want to bring them to as many people’s attention as possible, this festival is a great way to achieve this.

"We are really looking forward to the Be in Birkenhead Festival and believe that this great family event offers another fantastic reason for visitors to come to our town."