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Strawberry Field encourages families to ‘Get Back to Play’ with free activities to enjoy through Summer

Bring the children, put your phone away and ‘Get Back to Play’ every Tuesday at Strawberry Field! 


Strawberry Field, the iconic location immortalised by John Lennon in The Beatles hit, ‘Strawberry Fields Forever’, is the site of the former Salvation Army children’s home. The place has a history of children playing in the grounds, from the affectionately known ‘Strawbs’, the children who lived in the home, to John Lennon himself, who lived nearby with his aunt and found solace as a child playing in the gardens.

The team at Strawberry Field have launched ‘Get Back to Play’ through Summer, a dedicated day for families to get outside into nature and play together. There’s a chance to enjoy open play in the garden in the morning from 10:00am, with games and equipment. In the afternoon, there’s a scheduled activity for all the family to enjoy from 1:30pm – 3:30pm. Through the day, there’s a garden explorer tour, where you can explore the gardens and get creative with what you see, hear and feel.

Sue Harvey, Commercial Manager at Strawberry Field said:

“It’s all about kids getting back to playing outside and having a bit of freedom after a really turbulent 18 months for everyone, in and out of lockdown and not being able to enjoy what we would normally.

“So in the morning, it’s all about imaginative play and we’re encouraging parents, carers, kids to put their screens away and just enjoy themselves playing in the garden. Then in the afternoon, we’ve got a scheduled activity with a local artist doing art with the children. There’s a garden explorer tour too, where you can look at the bug hotels with a magnifying glass and get back to nature.

“We’ve got a beautiful garden at Strawberry Field and this is the perfect opportunity to enjoy all those kinds of things that we’ve missed over the last 18 months.”

Strawberry Field includes an authentic inter-active exhibition where nothing is real!” complete with Media Guides in multiple languages, exploring stories new and old of the site’s history and heritage, John Lennon’s childhood, and the writing and recording of the famous song as told by John’s close friends and family. Under 16s go free in the exhibition with a paying adult. The Imagine More Café provides light refreshments and a picnic bag for a family of four is just £10.


Get back to Play is free to attend but booking on to the afternoon activity is advised. Visit Eventbrite to book on to each activity and visit or call 0151 252 6130 for more information.