Cracking fun this Easter

Show of support Councillors with Allanson Street pupils in Church Square.

Show of support Councillors with Allanson Street pupils in Church Square.

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A GIANT Jenga set, snakes and ladders and play cars and bikes – just some of the goodies youngsters will be able to get their hands on in St Helens town centre this Easter.

A specially created ‘garden’ is set to dominate Church Square between Friday, March 30 and Saturday, April 21 – when children will also be able to tackle climbing frames, watch Punch and Judy shows, enjoy face painting and climb aboard mini funfair rides.

It’s a great garden giveaway – with all the fab, fun activities absolutely free for the three week event.

St Helens Council’s Cabinet Member for Urban Regeneration and Housing Councillor Andy Bowden said: “As the weather starts to improve, the garden will provide a great backdrop for everything else that’s happening in our town centre.

“We’re hoping to give local businesses a real shot in the arm with this event – and tempt people along to sample the great range of shops, restaurants and places to visit. By opening the garden this Easter we’ll be adding a new family-day-out dimension.”

The garden is one of the first major events of this year’s busy town centre programme. It will be open daily (except Sundays) between 10am and 5pm.

For more information about what’s happening in St Helens go to www.whatsoninsthelens.com or telephone 01744 675492. For regular event updates go to facebook.com/whatsoninsthelens and ‘like’ our page or follow us on twitter.com/whatsonsthelens