All the family will be walking on sunshine this summer when Liverpool ONE bring Families of all ages a roster of awesome events to take part in!
Families will have the chance to enjoy a summer jam-packed full of sport and music, as Liverpool ONE launches its exciting programme of events for you and your little rays of light to have lots of fun.
From impromptu performances during the much-loved Tickle the Ivories piano festival, to the buzz of the Vitality Netball World Cup, the retail and leisure destination has a show-stopping schedule lined up.
As the Netball World Cup’s official Fan Park, Chavasse Park will give netball fans from across the globe the chance to cheer on their teams when 16 countries compete between 12th and 21st July.
A giant screen will be installed, with appearances from international players and talks from inspirational sporting women taking place.
Untapped musical talent will take centre stage as Tickle the Ivories returns for its ninth year. The free event, which runs until 8 September, gives visitors of all ages and abilities the chance to showcase their talents on six pianos located across Liverpool ONE.
Donna Howitt, Marketing Director at Liverpool ONE, said: “This is an incredibly exciting summer for us, and we cannot wait to unveil everything we have in store for families of all ages.
“Netball is one of the UK’s fastest growing team sports, so it’s no surprise that tickets for the tournament have almost sold out. The atmosphere is really starting to build and we’re looking forward to welcoming netball fans from around the world to soak it all up at Chavasse Park.”
Running throughout the six-week school summer holidays – and launching immediately after the Netball World Cup – will be Liverpool ONE’s Summer of Champions programme, featuring a fun-filled mix of workshops and appearances from key sporting figures, such as Olympic athletes Anyika Onuora and Kelly Massey, professional boxer Natasha Jonas and the fastest single leg amputee Andy Grant.
Visitors will also have the chance to channel their inner champion, as Chavasse Park is transformed into a hub of sports, with free-to-play netball, athletics, rugby, tennis, boccia and football on offer, along with a special running track, winner podiums and a long jump area.
And, as part of it ongoing commitment to grassroots sports, Liverpool ONE will also be offering local clubs the chance to win £1,000 towards their costs.
Donna added: “Summer of Champions is all about encouraging as many people as possible to be active, get outdoors and explore something new. Our schedule of events includes workshops and the chance to meet some truly inspirational people who are living proof that determination and dedication can result in amazing success.
“We’re keen to support the next generation of sporting stars, so we’re thrilled to be able to offer a significant pot of money to a variety of sporting clubs from across the region, hopefully making a real difference to their future and, most importantly, their talented members.”
For further information about the Summer of Champions and how to enter the competition, visit: www.liverpool-one.com/win-for-clubs/