*** Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Windmill will not be open on Saturday, 7th September as planned. However, it will be open the following Saturday morning, 14th September, from 10 am till 12 noon as part of the Wirral Heritage Open Days event. ***
Windmill open days. The Windmill 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.
Free guided walks of Bidston Hill every Saturday from 11 am. Come along and enjoy the wonderful historic woodlands and monuments of Bidston Hill and Flaybrick Memorial Gardens. Walks are supported by the Friends of Bidston Hill, Friends of Flaybrick Memorial Gardens, and Tam O’Shanter Urban Farm. Over 16s only. No dogs. Please wear sensible footwear (may be muddy or slippery). No sandals please! Download poster.
Nearby, Bidston Lighthouse will open to the public on the first Saturday of each month from April to September from 12 noon until 4pm, so you can visit the Windmill in the morning and the Lighthouse in the afternoon. The Lighthouse will also open most Sunday afternoons from 7th April until Sunday 8th September. Please see the Bidston Lighthouse website before planning your visit.
Mayday Sun-upping. Join us at dawn on May Day every year 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 of Liverpool and North Wales). If all goes well, the sun will come up at 5:37 am.
AGM. Our Annual General Meeting took place on Wednesday, 29th May at 7pm at Bidston Observatory.