SUMMER is officially here following the longest day of the year, with the weather forecast looking promising.

June 21 marks the official start to the summer season and it's brought the sun with it. 

According to Met Office, the borough will see temperatures rising to 26 degrees over the next couple of days.

To beat the heat, here are 10 ice cream parlours near Newton-le-Willows and St Helens, according to

There are a few dotted around the North West in case you fancy a journey.

1. Shakey J's - High Street, Newton-le-Willows

2. bocboc - Kiln Lane, Eccleston, St Helens 

3. Milk Maids - Deardens Farm, Manchester Road, Over Hulton, Bolton 

4. Daresbury Dairy Ice Cream - Penkridge Lake Farm, Newton Lane

5. Cheshire Ice Cream Farm, Newton Lane, Cheshire

6. Billinge Cafe and Ice Cream Bar - Main Street, Billinge

7. Gores Sweet Shop Cafe and Tea Room - Atherton Road, Hindley 

8. Espositos - Victoria Park, Birchfield Road, Widnes

9. Kaspas - Bridge Street, St Helens 

10. Gelato Royale Urmston - Woodsend Cres Road, Urmston