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Knowsley Feel Good Festival 2017 at Court Hey Park.

Thousands enjoy feelgood weekend in Knowsley

by Gemma Melling

Revellers enjoyed a fantastic weekend of family fun, packed with plenty of ‘flower power’ in Knowsley.

Thousands of people flocked to the 50 Summers of Love themed Knowsley Feelgood Festival and Knowsley Flower Show, both at Court Hey Park in Huyton, this weekend.

View our photo gallery from Knowsley Flower Show

Knowsley Flower Show 2017

Visitors enjoyed the usual colourful array of flowers, fruit and vegetables in the stunning Floral Marquee at Sundays’ Flower Show, where once again the standard of entries was second to none.

The 60s theme continued throughout the show, with music provided by the Boogie Wondervan, young singers from Enchord performing Beatles numbers and colourful hand-knitted decorations by local group the Knitwits.

At both shows there were plenty of activities to try – from yoga and relaxation techniques, fitness and sporting activities, drawing and painting and even comedy workshops at the Feelgood Festival, to circus skills, crafts and pottery at the Flower Show.

Proving extremely popular at the Feelgood Festival was the Bubble Man, who wowed young and old alike with his impressive display.

Photos from the Knowsley Feelgood Festival

Knowsley Feelgood Festival 2017

And there were plenty of tempting treats to eat and drink over the weekend, with an array of local producers and a large farmers’ market selling handmade produce.

Entertainment at the Flower Show – which is the biggest, free horticultural show in the North West – included the fantastic H&M Dog Display team, Motleys Ukes Ukulele band and Kuk Sool Won Martial Arts.

There were also fantastic performances of pop-up Shakespeare by Prescot-based MATE Productions.

Cllr Shelley Powell, Cabinet Member for Public Health, Wellbeing and Customer Services, said: “What a fantastic weekend of entertainment in Knowsley!

“Once again we’ve welcomed thousands of visitors to Court Hey Park in Huyton and it’s been a fantastic opportunity for people, young and old, to come along, try something new and enjoy a really varied, free day out in the sunshine.”