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10 Affordable things to do in Liverpool this August Bank Holiday

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10 Affordable things to do in Liverpool this August Bank Holiday
Affordable things to do in Liverpool

Looking to make the most out of your August Bank Holiday in Liverpool without emptying your wallet? You’re in for a treat, as our vibrant city is brimming with budget-friendly activities that are loads of fun.

From scenic walks along the historic waterfront to delving into the city’s rich cultural scene with pocket-friendly exhibitions and events, there’s loads of affordable things to in Liverpool this Bank Holiday.

Check out these 10 things you can do and not break the bank!

Head up the tower at Liverpool Cathedral

Credit: Liverpool Cathedral
Credit: Liverpool Cathedral

Liverpool Cathedral tower allows you to see all of Liverpool’s great buildings as you take in a breathtaking 360˚ view from the rooftop of the highest cathedral in the UK. You can see right across the city, to Anfield and Goodison, and on a good clear day, you can even see Blackpool Tower! Prices are £7 for entry or family tickets are £20 (2 adults, up to 3 children).

For more info click HERE.


Walker Art Gallery. Picture by Gareth Jones
Walker Art Gallery. Picture by Gareth Jones

‘Renaissance Rediscovered’ presents the Walker’s renowned collection of Western European art from the 13th to the 18th century. Masterpieces such as Simone Martini’s ‘Christ Discovered in the Temple’, Holbein’s ‘Portrait of Henry VIII’, and Rembrandt’s ‘Self-Portrait as a Young Man’ feature in the elegant new spaces.

Admission to the Walker is free, except for special exhibitions. The gallery is open Tuesday – Sunday each week and . even open on Bank Holidays too. The cafe is also open 10am-3pm on weekdays and 10am-4pm on weekends.

For more info click here.


Learn some local history with The Heritage Trail at Liverpool ONE

Liverpool ONE Heritage Trail
Liverpool ONE Heritage Trail

Visitors to Liverpool ONE can pick up a Heritage Trail booklet from the Information Centre or download the MyONE app and learn the secrets of more than 300 years of the place that became Liverpool ONE.

The free self-guided tour is suitable for all ages and takes between 60 and 90 minutes to complete, promising surprises whether you’re a visitor to the city or born and bred in Liverpool.

For more information, visit the website here.


Check out Wondrous Place at Museum of Liverpool

Originally installed ten years ago when the museum opened in 2011, Wondrous Place continues to celebrate  Liverpool’s internationally recognised  creative expression and influence  with exciting new displays and interactives,  alongside visitors’ favourites  from the  original  space.

More info here.


Ainsdale & Birkdale Sandhills Nature Reserve

Ainsdale and Birkdale Sandhills Nature Reserve
Ainsdale and Birkdale Sandhills Nature Reserve

You’ll find one of Britain’s largest areas of wild dunes at this local Nature Reserve, which is home to spectacular sand dunes, pine woods and coastline, managed for conservation. 

Explore diverse wildlife, as you make your way along approximately 8-miles of footpaths marked with colour-topped posts, and leading to Ainsdale Hills and Birkdale Beach.

Further details here


Go and party at Royal Albert Dock

Submarine - Festival of Summer Credit: Mark McNulty
Submarine – Festival of Summer Credit: Mark McNulty

There’s plenty going on down at the Dock throughout the weekend, including the return of Liverpool’s blue and yellow submarine. From 12pm-7pm on Saturday, and 1pm-5pm on Sunday, the iconic submarine sound station is returning to the Martin Luther King Jr Plateau to create the ultimate outdoor dance floor where you can expect performances from talented musicians, DJs and dancers. 

Continuing its Festival of Summer, there’ll be Punch and Judy shows from Friday to Monday, along with loads of family fun at the Maritime Museum, Tate Liverpool, and The Beatles Story.

Find out more here.


Enjoy tasty food at Roxy Ball Room

There’s a great range of hand-stretched Italian focaccia pizzas with loads of tasty toppings, hot dogs, chicken wings and super-tasty American-style sharing sides (like loaded fries, chilli cheese bites, and kickin’ popcorn chicken).

You can enjoy three sides for £15, or if you fancy a light bite, you can get a jumbo slice of pizza and chips for £8.50. 

Visit the Roxy Ball Room website here.


Explore The Nature Trail at Liverpool ONE

Nature Trail at Liverpool ONE
Nature Trail at Liverpool ONE

Visitors to Liverpool ONE can pick up a Nature Trail booklet from the Information Centre or download the MyONE app and get close to nature in the heart of the city.

The free self-guided tour offers kids aged 4-11 a chance to interact with Chavasse Park’s natural environment and learn about the flora and fauna that call the park home.

Perfect for a sunny summer’s day!

For more information click here.


Identity at Liverpool Cathedral

There’s still chance to see the cathedral’s largest installation to date with Identity, a thought-provoking artwork by Peter Walker, exploring the concept of who we are, and how we’re all connected. Seven columns, suspended over the Well, are each lit with individual strips of light representing the double helix of DNA and demonstrating the unique make up of each person. 

Together, the seven columns – wrapped in more than 3000 individual portraits of people from our amazing city – represent our distinct differences, gathered in union. 

Find out more here.


Open Mic night at The Beatles Story

The Beatles Story
The Beatles Story

OK, you might not be quite Lennon or McCartney, or that doesn’t mean you can’t show off some decent vocals at The Beatles Story open mic session on Sunday.

The Albert Dock attraction’s also got free craft activities for families during the day, plus a free pub quiz starting at 4.30pm with Beatles goodies for the winners.


For more things to do in Liverpool click HERE.

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