Feelgood Festival

Published on: Tuesday, 30-June-2015

A new festival that’s guaranteed to raise your spirits will be one of the highlights of the summer in Knowsley.

The Knowsley Feelgood Festival will take place on Saturday, August 8 from 1-5pm at Court Hey Park, Huyton with lots of fun ways to make you feel good. Entry is free.

The event is themed around activities that help improve health and wellbeing – whether it be physical activity, relaxing and de-stressing or exercising your mental muscles!

In the beautiful surroundings of the Gladstone Field on Court Hey Park visitors to the Feelgood Festival will be given a variety of activities to try. These will include theatre performances, musicians, story tellers and comedy workshops and the chance to try traditional hobbies and games such as knitting and egg and spoon races!

There will also be massage, art and crafts, happiness workshops, ideas for new hobbies to try, poetry readings, storytelling, dreamcatcher making and more.  

The wellbeing benefits of reading will also be showcased – with both Knowsley’s Libraries and the Reader Organisation – a charitable social enterprise committed to helping people everywhere to enjoy and engage with books - helping recommend the best books for each individual.

Activities for children will include a Keep Fit With Teddy session – so make sure they bring their favourite cuddly toy – as well as some fairground rides for younger children.

Prescot Museum will also be on site on the day with a fun and diverse range of toys and board games, inspired by the new museum displays. Visitors will be able to have a go at some vintage games – so you can challenge a friend to a game of chess or remember old favourites like Astro Wars or Top Trumps!

And for older festival goers there will be the chance to try out some of the activities that were featured in the recent Knowsley Older People’s Olympics with ‘back to sport’ sessions.

The Knowsley Feelgood Festival is part of Knowsley Council’s commitment to improve the health and wellbeing of everyone in the borough. It supports the Great Outdoors 5 Ways to Wellbeing Programme, which aims to improve people’s awareness and connection to nature for better health and wellbeing. 

As well as the Feelgood Festival, this summer there are a number of free family activities across the borough including bug hunts, creative fun, planting, growing, bushcraft, celebrations and more. More details are available at http://www.healthyknowsley.co.uk/.

Cllr Eddie Connor, Knowsley Council’s Cabinet Member for Public Health and Wellbeing, said: “We’re really excited to be hosting the first ever Knowsley Feelgood Festival. The aim is to create a really relaxing, positive atmosphere where people of all ages can try new things and spend some time thinking about how they could improve their own personal health and wellbeing.

“Taking place one day before the very popular Knowsley Flower Show, we’re hoping that people will come along and see what this event is all about – there’s guaranteed to be something you’ll enjoy no matter who you are.”

For more information about the Feelgood Festival visit the council’s website at / or call Carla Simkin on 0151 443 5353.

The Feelgood Festival is a family event and is part of Smokefree Summer in Knowsley. We thank you in advance for not smoking at this event, and helping us to keep Knowsley smokefree and healthy for children and families.