Visit Wirral: COVID-19

At this time, it is important that people follow the Government guidelines and stay at home.

We know that Wirral is a fantastic place to visit – whether you’re a fan of the great outdoors or stunning coastlines, charming villages or seaside resorts, Wirral certainly has a lot of things worth visiting for.

We never thought we’d say this but at the moment – don’t visit Wirral! We’re looking forward to being able to welcome you back soon, but in the meantime please use our website to plan your next trip. And once the government guidance has been lifted – we’ll gladly welcome you back then.

For the latest updates on coronavirus, please visit https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

Public transport to and from Wirral 

As above, please consider the latest UK government restrictions on travel and stay at home.

  • Merseyrail is currently running a reduced service on all lines. Please visit their website for more information.
  • Arriva North West is also running a reduced service. Please visit their website for the latest updates.
  • MerseyFerries has a comprehensive overview of their available services online. For further information, please visit their website.

Events in Wirral 

If you are due to attend an event in Wirral, please check with the organisers beforehand for the latest updates.  

Below is a list of events in Wirral which which we are aware have been cancelled or postponed. All information is correct as of Monday 18th May 2020.  

  • Floral Pavilion – currently closed with all shows due to be rescheduled 
  • Gladstone Theatre – all shows postponed until 28th May 
  • Prenton Literary & Debating Society – all events have been cancelled for the rest of the season 
  • Wirral Festival of Firsts - postponed
  • Birkenhead Sings - to be rescheduled for 2021, date to be confirmed
  • Near Future (Future Yard project) - all events rescheduled for October 2020
  • West Kirby Farmers Market - suspended, but you can still buy from some of their producers here
  • 21st and 27th March - Chris Salmon - workshop postponed to 7th November and awards evening postponed to 20th November
  • 21st to 28th March - Wirral Festival of Music, Speech & Drama - cancelled
  • 26th March - Wirral Bird Club's "Jewel In The Crown" by Mike McKavett - cancelled
  • 28th March - March for Veterans - cancelled
  • 28th March - Mozart Requiem concert from Birkenhead Choral Society - postponed
  • 1st April - Your Future Your Choice - postponed to 16th September
  • 1st April - Seaside Run (Leasowe/Moreton Embankment) - cancelled
  • 4th April - Wirral Food and Arts Market - cancelled
  • 5th April - Meols Community Choir's Passion Play - cancelled
  • 5th April – Off Road 8 Mile – cancelled 
  • 9th to 12th April - Wirral Beer Festival - rescheduled for 29th October to 1st November
  • 11th April - New Ferry Easter Pop-Up Easter Market – cancelled 
  • 11th April - 100 Years of Wallasey Corporation Buses (Wirral Transport & Tramway Museum) - cancelled
  • 13th April – Medal Muddle 2 – cancelled 
  • 18th April - Friends of Flaybrick guided walk - cancelled
  • 18th April - In Cahoots (The Ship Inn, Hoylake) - cancelled
  • 19th April – Sand Yacht Regatta – cancelled 
  • 19th April – Mersey Tunnel 10K – cancelled 
  • 26th April - Juniore (Birkenhead Central Library) - postponed until 4th October
  • 1st May – Wilson Trophy – cancelled 
  • 8th to 10th May - River Festival Wirral – cancelled 
  • 8th May - Ashton Park May Fair - cancelled
  • 10th May - Secret Gardens of Oxton – cancelled 
  • 10th May - Wirral Comic Con - to be rescheduled
  • 14th to 17th May - AND Festival (Abandon Normal Devices) – postponed 
  • 16th and 17th May – Parakart Racing (Hoylake Beach) – cancelled 
  • 17th May - Nourish at Birkenhead Priory - cancelled
  • Throughout May - Wirral Walking Festival - cancelled
  • 4th to 7th June - Wirral Folk Festival - cancelled
  • 6th and 7th June - Parkgate Fest - cancelled
  • 13th and 14th June - Wirral Open Studio Tour - cancelled
  • 14th June - Wirral Coastal Walk - cancelled
  • 27th and 28th June - Wirral Viking Festival - postponed until 2021
  • 28th June - Queen's Park Dog Show - cancelled 
  • 4th and 5th July - Summer Strum - cancelled
  • 5th July - Liverpool Chester Bike Ride - rescheduled for Sunday 27th September
  • 11th and 12th July - Wirral Dog Fest 2020 - cancelled
  • 18th and 19th July – Sand Yachting (Hoylake) – cancelled 
  • 15th and 16th August – Parakart Racing (Hoylake Beach) - cancelled 
  • 19th September - Wirral Earth Festival - postponed until next year
  • 22nd and 23rd August – Wirral Festival of Culture – cancelled 
  • 21st and 22nd November – Parakart Racing (Hoylake Beach) – cancelled
  • 21st and 22nd November - Oxton Art Fair (Williamson Art Gallery) - cancelled

If you were due to attend an event that has been postponed or cancelled, please contact the organiser to find out what your options are. 

Venues and attractions in Wirral 

Below is a list of venues and attractions in Wirral which are temporarily closed. Information correct as of Monday 18th May 2020.  

Header image: Lady Lever Art Gallery by Dave Jones

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