What's on inRainford


Welcome to Rainford

Enjoy a mix of heritage, history, lively arts whilst visiting Rainford - our guide to events and days out is just the ticket.

Whether you're looking to brush up on local history at a museum, enjoy local arts, watch some sport, or listen to live music, you're sure to find things to do in Rainford to suit all the family, whatever the weather.

Editor's Picks






Forthcoming events in Rainford

24
MAR
Hairspray
Liverpool Epstein Theatre

Tracy Turnblad is a big girl with big hair and an even bigger dream: to dance her way onto national TV and into the heart of teen idol Link Larkin. Tracys audition makes her a local star and soon she is using…

Location: 10.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01517 094044
ratingratingratingratingrating
25
MAR
Civic Saturdays at Metal
Metal @ Edge Hill Station

Transport past present and future at Edge Hill the first passenger railway station in the World. Well look at connections and the highs and lows of our Merseyside transport system from walkability to high‐speed rail and airports.Family fun in interesting places around…

Location: 9.2 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL:
ratingratingratingratingrating
25
MAR
The Floyd Effect
The Citadel

Having toured since 2007 The Floyd Effect has become rightly renowned for the remarkable accuracy with which it performs the iconic music of Pink Floyd. All of the bands members are top quality musicians with pedigrees that stretch across all manner of…

Location: 4.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
ratingratingratingratingrating
25
MAR
The Floyd Effect - The Pink Floyd Tribute Show
The Citadel

Having toured since 2007 The Floyd Effect has become rightly renowned for the remarkable accuracy with which it performs the iconic music of Pink Floyd. All of the bands members are top quality musicians with pedigrees that stretch across all manner of…

Location: 4.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
ratingratingratingratingrating
26
MAR
Make with Mum
Botany Bay

Make with Mum this Mothers DaySpend the perfect day at Botany Bay and make meaningful bead creations.Mrs Bead will be hosting a workshop for all to enjoy; choose from 100s of colourful beads to create beautiful mother and child bracelet sets. This…

Location: 13.6 miles away
Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 01257 261220
ratingratingratingratingrating
26
MAR
Mothers Day Special - Diana Ross Tribute Dinner an
Grosvenor Casino, Leo Liverpool

Treat Mum to a great day of fine dining and entertainment with our Mothers Day Special.Enjoy a 3 course dinner Glass of bubbly a bet a seat for our Diana Ross Tribute.£30 ppTo book call 0151 709 8878 or…

Location: 10.6 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 0151-70 9-8878
ratingratingratingratingrating
27
MAR
Billy Ocean
Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

Born in Trinidad but based out of Britain for his entire career Billy Ocean was the undisputed king of British R&B in the 1970's and 1980's. Billy has not only scored with many Top 20…

Location: 9.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

28
MAR
At Last - The Etta James Story
Liverpool Epstein Theatre

Following its world premiere in Melbourne in 2013 At Last ‐ The Etta James Story has since packed theatres throughout Australia and New Zealand. In 2016 the show returned to Melbourne for a sell‐out season at The Arts Centre and July saw…

Location: 10.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01517 094044
ratingratingratingratingrating
28
MAR
Islam Awareness Course - Liverpool
Al Rahma Masjid

With the increasing number of terrorist attacks associated with Islam and Muslims across the globe and the constant negative portrayal of Islam in the Media isnt it time to learn more about Islam and Muslims from authentic sources Includes: lunch information pack…

Location: 10 miles away
Category: Religious and Spiritual

TEL: 07813 811914
ratingratingratingratingrating
30
MAR
Road by Jim Cartwright
The Citadel

Dates and times marked with a are provisional and may be subject to change.The Citadel Adult Theatre Company return to the stage to perform Jim Cartwrights gritty play about life in a working class Northern town.Road explores the lives of the…

Location: 4.3 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01744 735436
ratingratingratingratingrating
30
MAR
Tiger Who Came To Tea
Liverpool Epstein Theatre

The doorbell rings just as Sophie and her mummy are sitting down to tea. Who could it possibly be What they certainly don’t expect to see at the door is a big stripy tiger The…

Location: 10.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

30
MAR
Russell Howard Round the World
Echo Arena

Russell Howard Round the World at Echo Arena in Liverpool on Thursday 30 March 2017. We search the UKs top ticket companies for the best seats at the best prices so you dont have to so you can watch Russell Howard Round…

Location: 10.7 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

01
APR
Lydiate Scouts Car Boot Sale
Lydiate Parish Hall Field

Times:Sellers arrive from 6amBuyers arrive from 6amFinish approx. 12pmCharges:£7 per car£10 per large van or trailerBuyers: 40p per person over 18 yrs. Children freeFree car parking on our field please do not park on the roadDisabled parkingDogs allowedNo booking necessaryBring your own…

Location: 6.8 miles away
Category: Car Boot Sales

TEL: 07855695085(textspref erred)
ratingratingratingratingrating
01
APR
Manfords Comedy Club
Chorley Little Theatre

Chorley Little Theatre plays host to Manfords Comedy Club.This live comedy show features four brilliant comedians from around the UK personally selected by Jason Manford.A great evening of original stand‐up comedy with some top names from the touring circuit and television.facebook.commanfordscomedytwitter.commanfordscomedy…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01612 220460
ratingratingratingratingrating
01
APR
Spiritual Healing - The Health of the Future
Friends Meeting House, "The Small Meeting Room"

I have remained nothing more than a normal natural person are the words Bruno Groening wrote; a person who possessed the simple intuitive knowledge of the laws governing divine spiritual healing.The audience can experience the divine power in their own bodies that…

Location: 10.2 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01524 409345
ratingratingratingratingrating
01
APR
The Mersey Beatles - 50th Anniversary Show
Liverpool Epstein Theatre

The whole album live 20 Golden greats liveThis special set will constitute the first half of an unforgettable Beatles experience. The second half of the show will see The boys return in the familiar black suits of Beatlemania and via a…

Location: 10.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01517 094044
ratingratingratingratingrating
01
APR
The Signatures
The Citadel

The Signatures put their own expression to many Northern Soul numbers creating a true balance between authentic & modern in sound. The Signatures as musicians enjoy playing Northern Soul live giving a full set of passion and energy guaranteeing to get an…

Location: 4.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
ratingratingratingratingrating
03
APR
The Who
Echo Arena

The Who at Echo Arena in Liverpool on Monday 03 April 2017. Youve all heard of horror stories of getting scammed by ticket touts havent you Well BritEvents have come up with the perfect solution ‐ a ticket price comparison service.…

Location: 10.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

07
APR
Sleeping Beauty
Liverpool Epstein Theatre

Every childs favourite fairy tale Sleeping Beauty is the classic story of love and magic set to Tchaikovskys sublime score featuring stunning choreography sumptuous costumes and wonderful sets.Formed in 1981 The Russian State Ballet of…

Location: 10.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

08
APR
Come and Sing Stainer's Crucifixion
St Leonard's CE Church

Preston Orpheus Choir presents Stainers beautiful Crucifixion at St Leonards Church Penwortham Preston. A rehearsal workshop will take place with the Choirs Conductor Elspeth Slorach between 2.30 and 5.30 pm on Saturday 8th April 2017 with the performance on the…

Location: 16.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01772 735197
ratingratingratingratingrating
08
APR
Strangefish & This Winter Machine
The Citadel Arts Centre

Manchester progressive rock band Strangefish have been in existence off and on for twenty‐five years now since their initial formation in 1989. Inspiring an unswervingly loyal cult following along the way the band took two periods of hiatus from 1996‐2000 and from…

Location: 4.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
ratingratingratingratingrating
09
APR
Frost
The Citadel

Frost are Jem Godfrey Keysvocals John Mitchell ‐ Guitarvocals It Bites Nathan King Bassvocals Level 42 and Craig Blundell Drums Steven WilsonBAFTA nominated and Ivor Novello award winning songwriter Jem Godfrey formed Frost in 2005 after…

Location: 4.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
ratingratingratingratingrating
09
APR
Miss Christmas UK is coming to Liverpool!
Liverpool Hope University

First Annual Miss Christmas UK Could You Be The Winner Of Miss Christmas Of LiverpoolA brand new beauty and talent pageant is coming to: England Wales Scotland and Northern Ireland in 2017; to celebrate beauty talent and achievement with a challenge to…

Location: 8.6 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL:
ratingratingratingratingrating
10
APR
Ghost The Musical
Liverpool Empire Theatre

A timeless story about the incredible power of human love. Ghost was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Film of 1990 starring the late Patrick Swayze Demi Moore Whoopi Goldberg and Tony Goldwyn.…

Location: 9.8 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

14
APR
We're going on a Bear Hunt!
Botany Bay

Were going on a Bear HuntJoin us this Easter weekend Fri Sat Sun Mon for a bear filled family adventure at Botany Bay. Hunt to find all our cuddly teddy bears hidden around the mill find them all to claim a FREE…

Location: 13.6 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01257 261221
ratingratingratingratingrating
15
APR
Cenacle
The Citadel

Hailing from North West England Cenacle are living proof that raw talent ambition and honesty can still help you thrive in the music industry today. What else would explain 100s of shows International tours and support slots with some of the biggest…

Location: 4.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
ratingratingratingratingrating
21
APR
The Muffin Men With Denny Walley
The Citadel

Celebrating 27 years on the road around Europe. April 2017 sees the MufFinZ Power Quartet plus special guest Denny Walley on slide guitar and vocal play a short UK tour.The Muffin Men have played nearly 2000 dates around Europe often featuring…

Location: 4.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
ratingratingratingratingrating
22
APR
Classic Rock Society Presents: Karnataka
The Citadel

Epic stratospheric symphonic rock from KARNATAKA performing tracks from their No.1 charting album Secrets of Angels plus brand new material on their 2017 European Tour. Winners of Best Album and Best Song at the 2016 Classic Rock Society Awards the bands powerful…

Location: 4.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
ratingratingratingratingrating
22
APR
WRONG: A Festival for the Freakscene
Invisible Wind Factory

WRONG is a one day happening on the 22nd of April 2017 in the new creative hub of the Liverpool Docklands. It aims to bring together merchants of all varieties of weird and filthy rock music to create something special.Liverpool isnt always…

Location: 10 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL:
ratingratingratingratingrating
23
APR
Sammy And The Snow Leopard
The Citadel

Sammy is 9 years old and likes animals. No...he LOVES animals. The problem is his Mum wont let him have any pets. But when his best friend Hokey Pokey tells him about the Adopt a Snow Leopard programme Sammy reckons…

Location: 4.3 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01744 735436
ratingratingratingratingrating

Tourist Attractions


Knowsley Safari Park

Knowsley Safari Park was opened to the public in July 1971 by the 18th Earl of Derby. Then, the safari park' concept of having visitors in cages cars and the animals roaming free based on the drive‐through game reserves of East Africa was unique. In 1994, Edward Stanley,…

World Museum Liverpool

Our fantastic collections include archaeology, ethnology and the natural and physical sciences. Whether you want to hold a mammoth's tooth, watch a shuttle launch or marvel at the Egyptian mummies, the museum makes a great day out for the whole family. Opening on 29 April 2005, the…

Anfield Tour

Your chance to get exclusive access to one of the most famous and historic sporting venues in world football, Anfield. The Anfield stadium tour lets you experience the home of the most successful club in English football.Our dedicated tour guides will give enthralling insights into Anfields illustrious…

Victoria Gallery and Museum

The Victoria Gallery & Museum LiverpoolA very curious world awaits you...Enter the Victoria Gallery & Museum for the first time and you'll find a collection of art and curiosities so varied and exciting you'll wonder why you've never noticed us before amongst all the Liverpool museums. Witness nightmares…

Walker Art Gallery

From Rossetti to Hockney, there is a diverse range of pieces at the Walker including contemporary art and work from as far back as the 13th century.The Walker Art Gallery is the national gallery of the North. For 130 years it has housed Liverpools most outstanding art collection.…

Acorn Farm

Acorn Farm is an award‐winning, family‐friendly attraction in Kirkby, Merseyside. Were open 7 days a week 10am‐4pm and there's always loads to see and do Whatever the weather, Acorn Farm offers a great value, fun day out for everyoneWe have a wide range of animals here at the…

Want more?

Want to see what other attractions to visit when in Rainford? See our list of attractions in Rainford, including theme parks, castles, historic houses, zoos and many more family days out.