Have you ever been in Neston and wondered what there is to see or do?

Are you a local who experiences what the town has to offer every day, but want to try something new?

We asked the people of Neston what their favourite things to do and see in Neston are, to share with you.

1. Walk around Ness Gardens

The gardens cover some 64 acres, houses a living collection of 15,000 plants many of which were early introductions from China, the Himalayas, Tibet and Burma. It is open all year round and events include guided tours and outdoor concerts. There is also a Garden Kitchen Café for a light bite, meal or sweet treat.

Wirral Globe: Pictured: Ness Gardens (Creative Commons Licence)Pictured: Ness Gardens (Creative Commons Licence)

2. Go to Gladstone Village Hall Farmer’s market

This is a special event running for the Queen’s Jubilee, which promises to be a fun day out. On Saturday 4th June 10am-3pm, there will a farmers’ market and dog show at Gladstone Village Hall. You can bring the whole family, pick up some delicious cakes, coffee and lunch. There is free parking and market entry, and dog class entry is £2.50.

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3. Take a trip to RSPB Burton Mere Wetlands

Described as ‘one of the best birdwatching places in the UK’. The RSPB Burton Mere Wetlands has a free car park, with £6 entrance. With easy walking trails, lots to see and open views, it is perfect for nature lovers who want to explore the wildlife on offer in Neston.

4. Get involved with the Neston Flower society

The Neston Flower society have been running for an incredible 60 years. They are an active, dynamic group for classes, meetings and talks. The group get together on the third Thursday of every month, (except August), at URC Church, Parkgate Road in Neston.

5. Visit Briarfield Gardens

As part of the National Garden Scheme, Briarfield Gardens are open for charity. Their gardens have helped many locals find inspiration over the years. They have also helped people with long term illnesses and those going through bereavement. It is a good way to get involved with the local community!

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6. See the blossom trees in Stanney Fields Park

With a corridor of blossom trees in the Spring, Stanney Fields Park is popular with the locals and visitors from afar. The park has been said to be ‘well maintained by Pete the park keeper’. Set in the heart of Neston town centre, the park is easily accessible by its five entrance points making it a great place for relaxing, playing sport, walking your dog or having a family picnic.

Wirral Globe: Pictured: Stanney Fields Park by Dave MortPictured: Stanney Fields Park by Dave Mort

7. Cycle down the Wirral Way to Parkgate for Ice cream

Enjoy the scenic paths with family or friends while you cycle from Wirral Way to Park gate. Keep an eye out for wildlife as you make your way along. Locals have named ‘Nicholls Ice Cream’ and ‘The Ice Cream Shop’ as the best ice cream spots in the area for you to try!

8. Have a carvery at Old Quay Parkgate

With every plateful offering cracking value, it's no wonder locals in and around Neston can’t get enough of the food at Old Quay Parkgate. Said to provide a ‘delicious carvery’, but also pizzas, and an all you can eat breakfast, this local pub is perfect for a meal out with the family.

Wirral Globe: Pictured: Old Quay (Creative Commons Licence) Pictured: Old Quay (Creative Commons Licence)

9. Visit The Neston Club with the family

The club, situated in Parkgate, hosts lots of events for everyone to enjoy. Coming up is the Marquee Summer Ball and Parkgate proms which promises to be the social event of the summer in Neston. The club also has sporting facilities such as cricket pitches, tennis courts, squash courts and a bowling green.

Wirral Globe: Pictured: The Neston Club (Creative Commons Licence)Pictured: The Neston Club (Creative Commons Licence)

10. See what’s on at Neston Community Youth Centre

The community centre, located on Burton Road, runs lots of events for people to get involved in. Events include an adult drama class, ballroom classes, pilates, French classes and a crochet group. There is something for everyone and to get involved all you need to do is visit their website and register!