Countdown to Trafford Live

Trafford Live Mascots


There are just days to go to the biggest family day of the summer – Trafford Live!

Trafford Council and Lancashire Cricket Club are hosting the family bonanza within the grounds of the Town Hall on Talbot Road and the Foster’s Fan Village at Emirates Old Trafford on Sunday 21 July. 

Trafford Live exhibitors include LegoLand, the Imperial War Museum, The National Trust, the RSPB, and Guide Dogs for the blind. The event, running from 11am to 4pm, is completely free and will include dozens of activities and displays designed to showcase Trafford’s sports, history and culture. 

Trafford Live, which is organised and run by the Trafford Partnership, will include the following zones: 

  • Sport – Try a variety of different sports and cycling activities
  • Communities - Celebrating our diverse community groups
  • Armed Forces – a selection of vehicles and equipment from our Armed Forces
  • Blue Light Services – Your chance to sit in a police car, fire engine or ambulance
  • Family entertainment – live music, dance and bouncy castle
  • Arts and Crafts – try your hand at different crafts
  • Nature trails – Meet the National Trust, make a bird feeder, complete a nature trail
  • Food & Drink – On offer all day from our restaurant
  • Lego Land – Meet one of Legoland’s master builders, make your own model, play all day. 

The Town Hall Sunken Garden will also host a number of live acts throughout the day including Flixton Band, Wayne Devlin, MancElvis and the SocialLites choir. 

Visitors can also get active with Trafford’s sporting clubs, challenge themselves by trying out our climbing wall and meet some very well-known sporting mascots. 

And, what’s more, there is even a top class cricket match taking place on the day - the T20 Vitality Blast fixture between Lancashire and Durham. 

The Emirates Old Trafford Foster’s Fan Village will be free to enter, with T20 match tickets starting from just £8 for adults and £1 for kids where Trafford residents can cheer on Lancashire Lightning, in their first home Vitality Blast clash of the summer from 2.30pm. 

Daniel Gidney, Chief Executive at Lancashire Cricket Club, said:

We are thrilled to be teaming up with Trafford Council to get involved with Trafford Live once again. We have a fantastic relationship with the council and we’re really looking forward to being part of this long-standing community event for a second year running. 

It is a brilliant event for the people of Trafford to attend, there was a fantastic turn out last summer and we hope to welcome even more local residents through the gates of Emirates Old Trafford this year, to watch the likes of Liam Livingstone, Glenn Maxwell and James Faulkner in action for Lancashire Lightning’s T20 fixture against Durham.” 

Cllr Andrew Western Leader of Trafford Council, added:

Trafford is home to some of the best sport, culture and leisure attractions in the world as well as boasting fantastic grass roots and community organisations. At Trafford Live we bring all of these together in a fun filled celebration and we were delighted to join with Lancashire Cricket Club last year to make the event even better! 

This summer we plan to grow the event and make it bigger and better. We are really pleased that Lancashire Cricket have agreed to join us once more. We’ve already enjoyed an amazing summer of sport with several Cricket World Cup games being hosted here at Trafford.” 

Parking is available at Trafford College on Talbot Road. For all the latest news follow Trafford Live on Twitter @TraffordCouncil @TPaction.  

Posted on Tuesday 16th July 2019