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Things to do for free

We know that for many people and families it really helps if you can find interesting things to do in your local area that don’t cost you anything to enjoy. As the cost of living crisis starts to bite, this is more important than ever.

Here’s some suggestions about the FREE things you can do in Knowsley:

Take a walk in one of Knowsley’s 17 Green Flag Parks. Find your nearest park on the Council website.

Follow one of our heritage walk routes around six of the borough’s conservation areas. The routes have been developed in partnership with the Merseyside Guides to raise awareness of the forgotten past, and to discover something about what makes Knowsley a special place to live. Discover the walking routes on the Council’s website.

Visit one of the many children’s play areas in the borough’s parks. Find out where your nearest park is, and what facilities are on offer.

Visit Kirkby Gallery – find out about their latest exhibitions.

Find out about the borough’s history at Prescot Museum.

Visit your local library, loan a book, get online or take part in a range of free activities.

Improve your fitness in one of our outdoor Green Gyms.

Get on your bike and travel around the borough using one of our cycling maps as a guide. Pedal Away also run a number of cycling hubs across the borough. Find out more about cycling in Knowsley on the Council’s website.

See if you can find all 26 items in Edward Lear’s Nonsense Alphabet trail at Knowsley Leisure and Culture Park. Created by artist Gordon Young, this community project encouraged residents to share their own nonsense poems and help to shape the artworks that ae still on display today. You can’t miss it as outside of the entrance, you’ll find a fish on stilts!

Spot the interesting Shakespearean inspired creatures dotted all over Prescot. This trail of quirky creatures represents some of the animals mentioned in the witches’ chant from the well-known Shakespeare play Macbeth. They create a fun trail of animals across the town for people to find and enjoy.

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