25th June 2023
10am - 5pm
10am - 10.30am - 11am - 4.30pm - 5pm
Village Hall Start of Drive-In Parade End of Parade & Boat procession begins Event ends
Model Rail open Opening of Field and other venues
On the morning of the event you'll find ample parking space at our official car park on Crouchley Lane, WA13 0AS. From here you can hop onto a free vintage shuttle bus - kindly provided by the Potteries Omnibus Preservation Society - that'll take you right into the village. Buses run from 9.30am. Last buses back at 5.15pm
From 10am the Village Hall will open with a phenomenal miniature railway display courtesy of the Warrington Model Railway Club. As well as excellent sets to purchase from Sawyers Models and the opportunity to enter a prize draw raffle.
Also From 10am the Community Centre will also be hosting an artisan market with lots of great products.
All other venues open at 11am
Further up Pepper Street, at Maple Lodge, you'll find several rooms of fantastic Lego displays and a free play area for kids to get creative with bricks, all courtesy of Northern Brickworks.
At the Lymm Heritage Centre you'll be able to enjoy a visual exhibition about the first ten years of Lymm Historic Transport History Day!
Next to the Heritage Centre, the Henry Street Car Park will come alive with a dozen steam traction engines. You'll even get to see them on the move as they roam the village at various intervals!
Throughout the day people can wonder down to the canalside to enjoy the old working canal boats. Amongst them will be the 115 year old Saturn, a National Historic Ship and the last surviving Shropshire UNion 'fly-boat'. Visitors can venture on board for a look at life as it used to be! Also not to be missed at 4.30pm is the amazing procession of boats through Lymm, marking a fantastic way to close the event. Note Last buses back to Car Park at 5,.15pm. Otherwise it is just a 15 minute walk.
At 10.30am you'll want to take up position along the pavement to enjoy the eclectic drive-in parade, featuring 100 vehicles from through the ages!
The May Queen Field
The Drive In ends at 11am, at which point the May Queen Field, our primary location, is opened to the public. Here you'll find 450 classic cars to feast your eyes upon, including military vehicles such as tanks and jeeps; we've got remote controlled cars for kids to play and circus bikes for kids to ride. The following is a list of attractions you'll find on the main field.
We'll also have World Champion racer, Peter Collins showing off some of his world-beating bikes alongside exhibits from the National Speedway Museum.
The May Queen Field is also where you'll be able to get up close and personal with Knightrider's Kitt and the Ghostbuster's Ecto 1 !
Vintage Blue Light Display
We'll have a 'Blue Light' display of vintage emergency vehicles, along with the Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service's more modern Fire Bike team.
We've got a champion winning F1 car - the Williams FW07, which won the US Grand Prix in 1981. A very rare chance indeed to see such a vehicle up close!
Bikes - Old and New!
Through the day you'll be treated to European Champion stunt biker Danny Butler and his Extreme Mountain Bike Show.
While Danny will be riding state of the art modern bikes, just next door will be penny-farthings and other heritage bicycles courtesy of the Veteran Cycle Club and Walton Hall Cycle Museum.
Horse Drawn Carriages
You can enjoy the splendour and skill of traditional horse drawn carriages from the British Driving Society and learn about their history courtesy of an exhibit from the Carriage Foundation.
Clamber inside the cockpit of a real Jet Provost courtesy of High Legh Air Cadets and experience what it's like for real trainee pilots!
Head for Heights
Kids can reach for the sky as they conquer a climbing wall.
Kids can also get hands on with everything from rabbits and guinea pigs to donkeys and llamas at Allday's Petting Farm.
Under 5s can dive into our giant sandpits and get constructive with some diggers!
We've got live music, a stage and picnic area where you can listen to talented Lucy Barlow, the Mee Kats and the Hazel Grove Brass Band.
Vendors & Stalls
On top of all this, the May Queen Field will host a variety of vendor stalls, selling everything from vintage clothing and memorabilia to artisan candles and local cosmetics. Plus there'll be hot food stalls, desserts and drinks from a range of independent vendors.
ALL OF THIS for just £6 a ticket (£3 for children). You won't find better value than this for a memorable day out! For more information on tickets and where to buy them, click HERE.