In view of the COVID-19 pandemic, Bidston Windmill will be closed to the public until further notice, and all Friends of Bidston Hill events should be considered at risk.
*Cancelled until further notice* Windmill open days. The Windmill usually opens to the public at 10 am on the first Saturday of every month from April to September. Last entry is at 11:45. There is a minimum height restriction for access to the higher floors (1.06m). Children under 11 years old must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Admission is free, but donations to the Friends of Bidston Hill are welcome. The Windmill is closed during the winter, when hibernating bats are in residence.
The two additional Windmill openings that we had planned for National Mills Weekend (Saturday 9th May, 10am to 12 noon) and Heritage Open Days (Saturday 12th September, 10am to 12 noon) will not take place this year.
We will be in need of volunteers to help with some of the scheduled Windmill Open Days in 2021; if you’d like to help, please contact us!
*Cancelled* Bat Walk. Tuesday 24th March, at 7pm (date, venue and details of how to book are subject to confirmation). Booking will be essential as places are limited. If you have your own bat detector, please bring it along (we have only a few). Please wear sturdy footwear and bring a torch, as it will be full darkness (and a new moon) by the end of the walk.
*Cancelled until further notice* Nearby, Bidston Lighthouse opens to the public on most weekends during the warmer months. Please see the Bidston Lighthouse website before planning your visit.
*Cancelled by Mersey Morris Men* Mayday Sun-upping. Join us at dawn on May Day (Friday 1st May) as we watch the Mersey Morris Men and the Mockbeggar Morris dance the sun up on Bidston Hill. The two Morris sides will walk from the car park at Tam O’Shanter Farm at 5:00am towards the Observatory, and assemble at the viewpoint (the spot with benches on both sides of the ridge and fine views over Liverpool and North Wales). If all goes well, the sun will come up at 5:35 am.
AGM. Our next Annual General Meeting will take place in May or June 2021, probably on a Tuesday or Wednesday evening. Details will be advised in due course.