The Nutcracker Christmas Trail
Wednesday 20th November 2019 to Thursday 2nd January 2020
Can you find the 10 Nutcracker Kings who have appeared all over Southport?
According to German folklore, traditional Christmas nutcrackers were given as keepsakes to bring good luck to the family. This magical story is a beautiful part of Christmas and these six foot statues will be bringing their charm to the town centre.
Explore Southport this Christmas as you hunt for each statue. Collect forms from either Wayfarers Shopping Arcade, The Atkinson or Remedy. Complete the trail and find the names of all ten Nutcrackers and you can be in with a chance of winning an iPad mini! Find Santa's post box in Wayfarers Shopping Arcade at the end of the trail and drop your completed form in - a winner will be drawn in January.
Parks provide a rural atmosphere for visitors who do not necessarily want to go out into the wider countryside. Visitors can enjoy a public open space with an informal atmosphere. You can get to many of them on the bus, so here are just a handful to choose from.
Bus to catch: 47
Treat the family and friends to a day packed with fun is something everyone loves to do and booking for a day at Southport Pleasureland is simple. Open every weekend, bank holidays and most school holidays.
Crosby Beach (Anthony Gormley Statues)
These spectacular sculptures by Antony Gormley are on Crosby beach. Another Place consists of 100 cast-iron, life-size figures spread out along three kilometres of the foreshore, stretching almost one kilometre out to sea.
Formby Beach and Pinewoods
Glorious beach with dramatic sand dunes, surrounded by sweeping coastal pinewoods.
Out in the mud and sand on Formby beach are the footprints of people and animals who lived here thousands of years ago. Search for them and connect with Formby's prehistoric past.
Read more: nationaltrust.org.uk/formby
Arriva has a choice of money-saving multi-journey tickets offering great value to customers in the North West area.
Regular travellers can save £££'s when trading up from Day to Weekly or 4-Weekly savers.
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