Play, arts and crafts at Strawberry Field – local families are invited to celebrate the summer holidays at the Liverpool attraction
One of Liverpool’s most exciting visitor attractions, Strawberry Field, today unveils its summer calendar of family-fun activities.
Imagine Summer runs from July to 25th August, and offers families the opportunity to play croquet, enjoy picnics in the iconic gardens, and enjoy the renowned exhibition inspired by John Lennon’s musical legacy. And, children under the age of 16, with a paying adult, go free to the exhibition!
Owned and operated by The Salvation Army, every ticket sale or donation made at the Strawberry Field attraction goes toward its Steps to Work mission – to provide sustainable employment opportunities for young people with learning difficulties and other barriers to employment, through training skills and valuable work placements.
As part of the summer activities, families can also enjoy local artist Sean Webster’s graffiti artwork which is recognised for its funky, colourful and positive message. The 2m x 5m art installation is located in the Strawberry Field gardens, and has been designed in such a way that allows visitors to interact and immerse themselves in the work.
Every Thursday until the end of August, children are also welcome to take part in the attraction’s Get Back to Play arts and craft workshops with its artists Catherine and Bev. Take part in creating patterns with gel plates, make your own garden creature or a colourful pinwheel to take home. Activities vary throughout the summer and are suitable for primary school age children. Separate to the exhibition, Get Back to Play tickets cost £5 per child and need to be booked in advance here.
Strawberry Field, which was recently recognised by TripAdvisor as a 2022 Travelers’ Choice award winner for Attractions, is located at the iconic site immortalised by John Lennon in The Beatles’ hit, ‘Strawberry Fields Forever’. Strawberry Field is home to an interactive visitor exhibition which includes the original red gates, the Steinway piano on which John wrote and recorded ‘Imagine’ alongside Yoko Ono, which is currently on loan to the attraction from George Michael’s estate, and the magical gardens where John played, climbed trees and dreamed as a child.
Sue Harvey, commercial manager at Strawberry Field, said:
“The summer holidays are finally here, and we invite local families to come and visit our wonderful grounds – there is plenty to see and do for all ages – and remember, our famous exhibition is free for under-16s!
“For almost 70 years our grounds have been filled with the sounds of joy and laughter from the young people who lived and played here. We hope to continue that tradition through the summer weeks and give local families the opportunity to spend quality time together under the trees.”