A family festival including a live music stage, dance music arena and a kid's stage will take place at Tranmere Rovers' Prenton Park ground next month.

The Wirral Family Festival, on Saturday, May 11 from 12pm-11pm, will feature a live music stage on the pitch with tribute bands covering genres such as rock, pop, indie, ska and reggae. There will also be a dance music arena including well-known local house music DJs.

The kids' stage promises superhero shows, princess shows, dinosaurs, pony rides, inflatables, zorbing, magic shows, dance shows, talent shows, costume groups including Disney, Star Wars and Transformers characters.

There will also be face painting, glitter tattoos, stilt walkers, magicians, pirate shows, toy stalls and a giant funfair packed with rides.

The line-up for the main stage is:

  • QE2 (Queen tribute band)
  • Arctic Mondayz (Arctic Monkeys tribute) 
  • Live In Technicolour (Coldplay tribute) 
  • Rule The World (Take That tribute) 
  • The Rocket Man (Elton John tribute)
  • Simply Sheeran (Ed Sheeran tribute)
  • The Oasis Experience
  • Resurrection (The Stone Roses tribute)
  • The Beautiful Couch (tribute to The Beautiful South)
  • The Brightside Killers (Killers tribute) 

To get tickets, click here or wirralfest.co.uk

Jumble sale

A FUNDRAISING jumble sale will be held at the Victory Hall on Salacre Lane in Upton this Saturday (April 6) at 2.30pm.

Night at musicals

WEST Kirby Musical Theatre Company's next show, Another Night at the Musicals, will be staged later this month.

It will be at Westbourne Community Centre in West Kirby on Friday, April 19 and Saturday, April 20 at 7.30pm and Sunday, April 21 at 2.30pm.

The group will be supported by Wallasey School of Ballet. There will be teas, coffee and licensed bar.

Tickets £14 available on-line at www.wkmtc.co.uk or by phone from Brian Berry on 07486-920-905. 

Model rail

WIRRAL O Gauge Model Railway’s Open Day is this Sunday (April 7) from 11am to 4pm. Admission £3. Bring your two rail locos to run on the club’s DC and DCC tracks.

It will take place in Unit 7, The Odyssey Centre, Corporation Road, Birkenhead. Details from Mike Cole on 07985 508024 or by emailing wirraloggsec@btinternet.com

Bowls club

WEST Kirby Prom Bowls Club welcomes beginners, ladies or gents. It is not in a league. Its season begins in April and sessions take place on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons. For more details, call 0151 625 5158.

Play recorder

WIRRAL Recorder Orchestra is celebrating its 25th anniversary with an appeal for more members.

The group was founded in September 1998 to enable players from the Wirral to meet and play together. It gives two concerts a year and meets on the second Saturday each month at 3pm. If you are interested in joining, details are on the website wirralrecorderorchestra.org

Join the bands

WIRRAL Pop Orchestra is looking for new members. Its repertoire includes pop, cinema and musical theatre. It rehearses on Tuesday evenings from 7.30 to 10pm at St Anne’s Parish Centre on Highfield Road in Rock Ferry. There is currently no audition.

Wirral Big Band also needs trombone and trumpet players. It rehearses on Monday evenings from 8 to 10.30pm at the same venue. If interested in joining either band, email bformston@gmail.com


WALLASEY Gardening Society meets on the third Thursday of every month at St James with Emmanuel Church in New Brighton at 7.30pm. Details from Helen on 0151 652 2979.

Get snappy

HESWALL Photographic Society meets on Friday evenings at St Peter’s Church Hall in Lower Heswall. Open to complete beginners or more experienced photographers. Doors open 7.30pm. Details from heswallphotosoc.co.uk

Race for Life

ENTRIES are now being taken for this year’s Wirral Race For Life events in aid of Cancer Research UK.

Taking place in Birkenhead Park on Sunday, May 19, it is open to people of all ages and abilities where mums, dads, sons, daughters, grandparents and friends can choose from 3k and 5k events.

Wirral Globe: The Race For Life underway in Birkenhead Park last year The Race For Life underway in Birkenhead Park last year (Image: Craig Manning / Newsquest)

There will also be a chance on the day to take part in Pretty Muddy, a 5k mud-splattered obstacle course, and there’s a Pretty Muddy Kids option.

To enter, visit raceforlife.org

Dance classes

CHILDREN’s ‘starter’ dance classes are at Merrall’s Dance Centre in Moreton every Monday from 5.15pm-6.15pm.

Details from 0151 606 1458 or merrallsdancecentre.co.uk Get creative ART classes are at Newton Village Hall on Mondays from 2.30-4.30pm and 7-9pm and Wednesdays from 10am-noon. For details, email nigelmorris@hotmail.co.uk or call 678 0834.

Rock ‘n’ roll

CHESHIRE Cats’ rock ‘n’ roll fundraising nights are every Wednesday from 7.30pm at The Poulton Victoria Club on Poulton Bridge Road, Wallasey. Entrance £1.50. In aid of charities for sick children.

Tiny dancers

A TODDLER dance class is at Lower Bebington Methodist Church every Saturday from 9am. Details from Karen or Wendy at geminidance@outlook.com

Folk club

WALLASEY folk and acoustic club meets on the first and third Sundays of each month at Misty Blues on Manor Road in Liscard (7.30pm).

Over-50s swim

WIRRAL over-50s swim club meets at Calday Grange Swimming Pool every Friday (9 to 11am). Email wirraloverfiftiesswimmers@gmail.com or call Pam on 07884 972400 tor taster session.


A BADMINTON club in West Kirby is looking for new members. It meets Tuesdays at Westbourne Hall Community Centre, Westbourne Road, from 8pm to 10pm.

Details from Ian on 07710 536953 or email ibt@f2s.com

Country music

LEASOWE Castle Country Music Club meets every Thursday at Poulton Vics Social Club, Poulton Bridge Road, Wallasey (7.15 to 11pm).

Piano bar

THERE is live piano music at the Mess Cafe at Fort Perch Rock, New Brighton every Thursday night. Admission free (7pm start). The Fort Sessions’ - a night of live acoustic guitar and different singers each week - are at the venue every Friday (7pm).

Folk dancing

FOLK dance sessions are on the first, third and fifth Tuesday of every month at Victoria Hall, Bebington from 8pm-10pm.

Details alexacharlottepenny@gmail.com

Exercise class

DANCE exercise classes are at Guide Headquarters on Leasowe Road, Wallasey every Thursday (2pm). Call Angela on 07786 360959 for details.

Ladies bowling

BEBINGTON Ladies Bowling Club meets on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. Call 0151 608 8616 for details.


FLEXERCISE, described as fun and friendly exercise sessions for over 60s, are every Wednesday (6.30 to 7.45pm) at St James’ Church Hall, New Brighton. Details from 07544 150112.

Charity cuppa

A CHARITY coffee morning is held every Tuesday from 10am to noon at St Alban’s Parish Centre, Liscard. No fee, just a voluntary donation in aid of the Lourdes fund.

Oxton U3A

OXTON University of the Third Age (U3A) holds fortnightly meetings at Trinity with Palm Grove Church, Alton Road, Birkenhead.

If you are interested and would like more details, email membership@oxtonu3a.co.uk

Badminton club

BADMINTON club nights are every Monday and Friday from 7.30pm until late at Upton Victory Hall on Salacre Lane in Upton.

New players (from beginner level) welcome.

Details from Lauretta on 07936 293350 or lauretta.radcliffe@yahoo.co.uk

Tap dance

A MONDAY evening tap dancing class in Wallasey is looking for new members. Call Angela on 07786 360959.

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