Many events, from late morning onward
Sunday 2nd July 2023 | Saturday 1st July 2023 |

Get involved: Festival Field & other highlights

On the festival field - much to see and do!

Something for everyone!

Throughout the Festival weekend there are many events going on for all ages, and there are plenty of free actvities for everyone to enjoy outdoors or inside the venues on the Festival Field such as the Main Marquee, Farmers and Makers stalls, and KidsZone. The field is packed with excitement and bustle making it a great place to meet and greet friends and family.

Activities include live music, arts and crafts, dancing and more – and there is plenty of food and drink. The choice is yours! Here’s how to find the Festival Field, QEII Diamond Jubilee Field, WA4 2AP.

Here’s a snapshot of some of the activities for all ages and interests on the Festival Field:

Saturday 1st July

  • 10.30am: Studio 54 Dance Academy (Main Marquee, inside). Based in the heart of Stockton Heath village, enjoy a performance from Studio that provides dance classes for all ages.
  • 11.30am Pop Vox Choir. PopVox (Main Marquee, outside). Warrington is a fun, friendly choir full of personality! Enjoy their performance, and if interested in joining they rehearse every Wednesday evening 7.30-9pm at Stockton Heath Primary School and cater for all abilities and levels.
  • From 11:30am: Sheejo Drummers. Look out for the ensemble who will be playing in Stockton Heath from 11.30am and will make their way to the Festival field by approximately 12.30pm.
  • 1pm: Si Barnard, outside the Main Marquee.
  • 1pm – 3pm: St Monica’s Nursery and Primary School craft session (KidsZone). Free drop-in event. Welcome children aged 2-11 years’ old! Come and join in enjoyable activities led by nursery and school staff. There will be a number of forest school, craft and music activities. Staff will be on hand if you want to find out more about our settings.
  • 1pm-3pm: Cheshire Cycles. Bring your bike along for a safety check for only £20 (usually £35). All bike types welcome, first come first served.
  • 3:30pm: Yoga taster, Children’s Marquee.
  • 4pm: Strictly Stockton Heath Festival (Main Marquee, inside). Free event – dancing taster for beginners to join in. Join Jan and Allan as they demonstrate sequence dancing such as Modern Jive, Waltz and Foxtrot and Swing.
  • 5:30pm: The internet Cafe, outside the Main Marquee.
  • Look out for Bethesda Church doing face painting.

Sunday 2nd July

  • 10.30am: JC Dance Academy (Main Marquee, outside). One of the premier dance schools in Warrington, enjoy this performance of a variety of dance styles and dancers of all ages.
  • 11am to 4pm: The Bubble Man, festival field. Look out for this Festival favorite who will be making enormous bubbles and smaller ones.
  • From 1pm: The ever-popular Festival Dog Show, a parade of pooches. Find out more here.
  • 11.30: Magic Voices Appleton (Main Marquee, outside). Magic Voices is a company of amateur community choirs, with branches throughout England. The musical arrangements are bespoke to Magic Voices and they pride themselves on the beautiful harmonies created by their founder Andy Rumble. The Appleton choir was founded 7 years ago and rehearses on Monday nights during term time at Bridgewater School.
  • 1pm – 3pm: St Monica’s Nursery and Primary School craft session (KidsZone). Free drop-in event. Welcome children aged 2-11 years’ old! Come and join in enjoyable activities led by nursery and school staff. There will be a number of forest school, craft and music activities. Staff will be on hand if you want to find out more about our settings.
  • 4pm: Splinters Ensemble/Street Band (Main Marquee, outside). This youth contemporary music collective is based in Widnes – drawing their membership from within the Halton and Warrington areas.
  • 5.30pm: The Enginears (Main Marquee, outside). Music from blues to rock and back!

Every effort is made to keep to the progamme, please note that times are approximate and subject to change.

Thank you to Adams Estate Agents for sponsoring events on the Festival Field.

Extra activities on the Festival Field – many are free!

The Festival field is a central hub for activities with plenty of marquees, market stalls and open-air acts. The Festival prides itself on having a broad selection of cultural events – lots for kids, and something for everyone. Several events are happening outside the main marquee. And there are plenty of other events to enjoy at various venues around the village:

A community event for the community

The festival brings the whole community together, and in addition to the Festival Field, there are many activities in other landmark venues such as St Thomas’ Church, Alexandra Park, Stockton Heath Library, Red Lane allotments and many more. And there’s always time to explore the heart of Stockton Heath village, proudly boasting an array of interesting and independent shops and fine eateries.

Many local organisations will have stands and gazebos at the Festival over the weekend, including Wild About Stockton Heath, local police and police museum, Cheshire Wildlife Trust, Rotary, Hill Cliffe Church, St Thomas’ Church, Stockton Heath Library, Stockton Heath Parish Council, Bethesda Church, Greyhound Trust, Girl Guides, 13th Warrington East Beavers, Cubs and Scouts.

In and around Stockton Heath village

As well as the Festival Field, other art and cultural events associated with the Festival are being hosted by other venues in and around the village. The Festival brings thousands of people into the area year on year.

For ticketed events, you can buy online or at the Festival Box Office in the Forge Shopping Centre at the heart of Stockton Heath village. Subject to availability, there may be tickets for paid events available at the Information Tent, on the Festival Field.

Note that the Festival is run by volunteers who will do their very best to keep the field as tidy as possible.

6 ways to find out what’s on:
  1. For full details of all Festival events:
  2. Visit the What’s On section here
  3. Follow the Festival on social media.
  4. Watch out for features in local press and news.
  5. Pick up a printed programme from the Festival Box Office outside M&S (or watch out for one being delivered to your door).
  6. Look out for posters throughout Stockton Heath Festival.

Programmes include a full line-up of activities and maps. You can also pick up a copy from the Information Tent on the Festival Field during the Festival itself.

Please note, event timings are approximate and activities are subject to change.

The Festival Field will be well stocked with a range of food and drink outlets and a Festival bar serving a selection of beers, wines and soft drinks.
 You are welcome to bring your own or create a picnic using delicious
 fresh supplies from the market stalls and join us for lunch on the field.

 Hot food will be available on Saturday evening after 6pm
 and (possibly) Friday evening

Free entertainment is sponsored by Adams Estate Agents

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