Local organisations brought a taste of Bold Forest Park into St Helens town centre in a family event on Saturday 27 September.
The event, organised by St Helens Council with Groundwork and The Mersey Forest, helped Saturday shoppers to discover the forest on their doorsteps.
The event featured face-painting, forest crafts, and cycling activities, as well as an opportunity to showcase the vibrant business community in the area surrounding Bold Forest Park.
Bold Forest Park is a network of woodlands growing on reclaimed colliery land stretching from Dream at Sutton Manor to Colliers Moss, close to Parr and Burtonwood.It is both an important visitor attraction and a key community space in St Helens.
Paul Nolan, Director of The Mersey Forest, said: "It was great to bring the fantastic woodlands that St Helens has to offer into the town centre for a day. We hope that passing shoppers were inspired to visit Bold Forest Park in the future."
The event is part of the PURE HUBS project, which is being coordinated by St.Helens Council. As part of this project, The Mersey Forest and Groundwork are helping to promote Bold Forest Park as a place to live, work and invest, and are encouraging local businesses to get involved. The project is being funded by Interreg IVB.
To find out more about Bold Forest Park, visit the website.