Putt back on course

Haigh Hall's crazy golf will be open for Easter

Haigh Hall's crazy golf will be open for Easter

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HAIGH Hall’s crazy golf course will be fully operational again this Easter.

The recreational facility has been shut to the public of late due to its poor state, but members of The Friends of Haigh Country Park (FOHCP) and Wigan Leisure Culture Trust (WLCT) have been working to refurbish the holes since the former was formed last spring.

The site partially opened last October with around 10 holes in use, but the course will open with all 18 holes for a trial run opening on Sunday, March 24, from 11am.

There will be an official opening on the following Sunday, March 31, with an Easter fun day.

John Hulme, chairman of FOHCP, said: “Everyone is welcome. There will be no charge for playing a game for the trial period, but we will be asking for a donation so that the Friends group can use any monies collected for further work on other projects within Haigh Country Park.

“We must say a big thank you to WLCT and the council for this gesture.

“A big thanks also goes to ProCo for renovating the obstacles.

“The crazy golf will be run by volunteers from the FOHCP, and will be open when volunteers are available, but we should be open each weekend.

“I am delighted that the crazy golf course is back up and running.”

Families are invited to the Easter fun day in the Stables court yard on March 31, from 11am until 4pm.

Children can have their face painted and there will be egg decorating, with a prize for the best one.

There will also be stalls doing tombola and raffles, and a street organ playing, face-painting and egg decoration with the stables gallery.

WLCT will also be holding a Haigh Easter Trail Hunt for clues to complete a puzzle. 

Entry is £1 and there is no need to book. The trail starts at the front of the hall and people can drop in between 1pm and 3pm.

All participants win a prize and are entered into a free draw for a large chocolate egg.