Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra in Birkenhead Park

Frequently Asked Questions

We’re thrilled you’d like to join us for Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra's performance in Birkenhead Park. We have provided some useful information below to help make your preparations for this event as easy and enjoyable as possible.


WHAT, WHERE, WHEN

When is Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra in Birkenhead Park?

Join us on Saturday 7 September at 7.30pm.

What time do doors open for the performance?

Doors open at 7pm.

What part of Birkenhead Park is the performance?

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra will perform in Birkenhead Park's Lower Park across from Birkenhead Park Visitor Centre. Entrance will be on Park Drive from Ashville Road.


TICKETS

What age are children's tickets?

Two children under 16 can attend for free per adult/concession ticket purchased. Children will still require tickets, and these must be booked at time of purchase. Additional under 16 tickets are £5.

Do children need to be accompanied by an adult?

Anyone aged 16+ does not need to be accompanied by an adult when entering the event site. Anyone aged 15 and under, will need to be accompanied by a responsible adult (18+) at all times.

Can I purchase a ticket to Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra performance on the door?

Yes, however we recommend purchasing in advance to avoid disappointment. Walk up tickets to the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra performance will be £20 on the day.


CHILDREN AND DOGS

Can I bring my dog?

Only assistance dogs are allowed into the event for Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Performance. Please leave your dog at home.

Is there a lost-child area?

The festival is a safe, family-friendly site with a dedicated welfare area on Festival Field. However, we must be clear children remain the responsibility of their parents and guardians and not the festival – please keep an eye on your little ones. The lost children meeting point is situated near the playground area.

Are there baby changing facilities?

Yes – Birkenhead Park Visitor Centre has baby changing facilities.


THE PERFORMANCE

Will there be any fireworks during the concerts?

There are pyrotechnics planned during the performance. These will not be fireworks, but attendees can expect some lights and sparkle. Please take this into consideration if any of your party have Sensory Processing Disorder and speak to a steward or member of staff if you have any questions.

Can I bring in my own food and drink?

The event weekend will be bringing the best of Wirral and Liverpool City Region to Birkenhead Park. There will be a number of food and drink offers at reasonable prices throughout the weekend and we would encourage you to support these traders.

Should you wish to bring in your own food, you may do so however please be aware that bag searches will be carried out upon entry. Unopened soft drinks and alcoholic drinks in small quantities are permitted (1-2 drinks per person) however please be aware that there is a strict no glass policy on site.

What clothing should I wear?

Please dress for the weather, bring appropriate footwear and clothing for an outdoor event, including warm clothing for the evening. Don’t forget to bring plenty of sunscreen if it’s sunny!

Can I bring my own seats to Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra performance?

You are welcome to bring your own seats and blankets to the performance. Please be aware of people around you and be considerate of obstructing other people’s views.

Can I bring my own BBQ?

No. Disposable BBQs will be confiscated upon entry.

Can I bring liquids in a glass bottle?

No glass is permitted within the festival site and will be confiscated if found, so please ensure any food or soft drinks brought to the park are in a plastic container.

What happens if I lose my property?

Lost property can be collected from Birkenhead Park Visitor Centre which will be open throughout the day and in the evening.

What do I do if I hurt myself?

There is a First Aid point on Festival Field. If you need help finding this or would be unable to reach this, please look for a steward or member of staff for assistance.

Can I still get into Birkenhead Park over the weekend?

Yes, the Upper Park and large areas of the Lower Park will be unaffected by the weekend activities. Please be advised if you are coming to the event over the weekend, that cars can access Upper Park only.

During build days there will be some impact on Lower Park but access will be maintained as much as possible. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.


ACCESSIBILITY

We endeavor to make all of our events as accessible as possible. Please see a list of different offerings that we have to accommodate guests.

Viewing Platform

There is an accessibility platform in operation for this event. This will be by Park Drive and accessible without going onto the main site. Please speak to a steward or member of staff who will advise on how to get there.

Please note, places are limited and must be booked in advance (include carer ticket). Access tickets cannot be booked online – please call the Box Office on 0151 709 3789 or come into Liverpool Philharmonic Hall.

Accessible Toilets

There will be accessible toilets available on Festival Field and at Birkenhead Park Visitor Centre throughout the weekend.

Blue Badge Parking

There is Blue Badge parking available. Please follow all event parking signage but alert stewards to your requirements.


TRANSPORT AND TRAVEL

Where can I find accommodation in Wirral?

From big-name brands to quirky independents, Wirral has it all when it comes to places to stay. Whether you choose a hotel, B&B or guesthouse, you’ll be sure of a warm welcome.

Book your accommodation via visitwirral.com for some of the best room rates around.

Campervans, motor-homes, caravans, camping tents, trailer tents or anything else that can be attached and transported by a car or other motor vehicles, are not permitted to be situated or located anywhere within the festival site or its grounds as all overnight stays are prohibited.

Is there parking available?

Yes, there is parking available on a first come, first served basis. There may be queues so please be patient. With Birkenhead Park train station and bus stops nearby, we would recommend using public transport to reach the event.

What public transport is available?

Train: Birkenhead Park train station is a short walk away from the Ashville Road entrance gate. Turn right onto Duke Street on exiting the station, continue straight, across Park Road North onto Ashville Road. The entrance gate will be clearly signposted.

Purchase a Day Saver ticket in advance for unlimited travel between all zones. Visit the Merseyrail website for more info.

Bus: Arriva North West runs a network of local bus services across Merseyside and The Wirral, Lancashire, Cheshire and Greater Manchester. You can buy tickets and find all the information you need to make travelling by Arriva buses in the North West easy by visiting arrivabus.co.uk/north-west


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