- Published: Tuesday, 02 October 2018 00:00
New Brighton prepares for River of Light spectacular this Sunday
New Brighton is gearing up to welcome thousands of visitors for the spectacular River of Light celebrations this Sunday..
An exciting new tourist trail celebrating a New Brighton legend is set to become the resort’s latest visitor attraction - just in time for summer.
The New Brighton Mermaid Trail, which takes its inspiration from ‘The Black Rock Mermaid’, who was said to have appeared to a local sailor in New Brighton in the 18th century, is to be officially unveiled on Wednesday 7th June.
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A tantalising glimpse of mermaid tail offers a sneak preview of the fibreglass statues that will form part of New Brighton Mermaid Trail.
New Brighton Coastal Community Team formally signed off the mermaid sculpture this week for casting. The statues will be delivered to the schools and groups who will be decorating them next month, ready for the official unveiling in May.
The results are in – we have the winning designs for Wirral’s new Mermaid Trail!
The Trail will be placed at strategic locations in New Brighton, inspired by and celebrating the resort’s history, heritage, and its links with the mythical ‘Black Rock Mermaid’, who was said to have appeared to a local sailor in New Brighton in the 18th century.
Budding artists from across Wirral are being invited to submit their ideas for decorating one of the Mermaid statues which will be installed in New Brighton next year as part of a new tourist trail.
The application process is now open for schools, youth groups and community-based arts or photographic groups to bid for the opportunity to decorate a statue on the Mermaid Trail.
Businesses in New Brighton’s ‘Old Town’ are getting ready to welcome hundreds of new visitors when it is the venue for a special festive event next month.
New Brighton Coastal Community Team is hosting ‘The Old Town Christmas Fayre’ over the weekend of Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th December, which promises festive fun and seasonal stalls along Victoria Road and Victoria Parade.
New Brighton is gearing up to welcome an influx of visitors to the resort on Bonfire Night as celebrations this year focus on the spectacular River of Light event.
Thanks to sponsorship from DONG Energy, free activities and entertainment are planned around New Brighton for a few hours either side of the main event in an effort to help people make the most of their time in the resort and add to the celebrations.
A sports pavilion near to New Brighton’s promenade is being brought back into use as a Shopmobility centre for the resort.
The former secondary bowling pavilion at Marine Park – opposite the Marine Point leisure and retail development – has been transformed into a base where people with mobility issues can hire equipment to help them get out and about more easily. An adjoining block housing public toilets is also being reopened.
Our attractions at New Brighton's Marine Point development have been awarded Trip Advisor's Certificate of Excellence, writes Jess Carney.
Bubbles' World Of Play, the Floral Pavilion, Light Cinema and Championship Adventure Golf have all been awarded the certificate by the world's largest travel site.
Trip Advisor excellence awards are given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding reviews on the website.
A group of dedicated environmental volunteers have joined forces with Wirral Council to help keep New Brighton looking ‘ship-shape’ during the always busy summer season.
The ‘New Brighteners’ are well-known in the area for their litter-picking and environmental activities around the resort and they have been working with the council, through a partnership led by the Wallasey Constituency Committee, to make sure there are plenty of bins around the area over the summer months - so there is no excuse for visitors leaving their rubbish on the beach or along the promenade.
New Brighton Coastal Community Team builds upon current success story
Exciting new plans to establish New Brighton as a year round destination and boost the local economy have been submitted to the government.
The economic plan for New Brighton is aimed at attracting even more day trippers, overnight stays and increasing employment. Plans to improve the resort are part of Wirral’s Growth Plan, which outlines the council’s plan to increase visitor spend to £450m by 2020.
The New Brighton Coastal Community Team is eager to find out what people think about the resort and are offering prizes to encourage residents to complete a quick survey.
The easiest way to have your say is to go online and visit