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10 reasons why you should visit Royal Albert Dock this February

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Albert Dock Liverpool will light up this February with Fiesta of Fire and more.

The Royal Albert Dock is one of Liverpool’s most loved and iconic locations. Filled with history, shops, bars and restaurants – you could have your whole date planned in the one place and not have to move very far. 

More than six million visitors a year now flock to enjoy the Albert Dock’s rich variety, and this February They’re ready to fire up your visit! 

With flaming cocktails, Fiesta of Fire, and romantic walks along the waterfront – there’s plenty to keep you and the family occupied this half-term!

Fiesta of Fire


Taking place across three weekends from February 4 – February 19, Fiesta of Fire will brighten up the dark winter nights offering a lineup of free, family-friendly entertainment complete with breath-taking fire acts, performances and a thrilling spectacle of fire and light. 

On February 11 & February 12 – The Albert Dock will be the place to go for some spectacular early Valentine’s celebrations. A variety of mesmerising fire performances and acts will set pulses racing, before visitors can enjoy a waterfront cocktail or meal at one of the dock bars and restaurants. Or for those heading to the dock on Valentine’s Day itself, look out a roaming cupid character complete with dazzling fire wings.

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Snap a selfie in front of the Love Tree

Royal Albert Dock

Located in Britannia Courtyard, the illuminated sculpture is complete with twinkling ruby red love hearts hanging from the branches and beautiful blooms adorning the gates and bench, offering the most romantic selfie spot in the city.

Whether you’re looking for a backdrop to pop the question, or a place to make magical memories, the dock’s latest addition will help your love grow and keep shining brightly.

Family dining during half-term

Albert Dock
Credit: Gusto

Fresh, Italian-inspired fare is the essence of Gusto, served up amidst the warmth of its stylish decor. You can make pizza with the family this half-term, from pinning to slinging, dough-making to pizza baking, join them for two and a half hours of fun, flour, and lots of food!

PANAM’s kids menu, is a steal for the kids this half-term. Favourites such as Fish & Chips, Cheeseburgers, and nuggets – The little ones will be made up after their fun filled afternoon at The Dock. 

What’s Cooking also have a kid’s menu to fill up on. They can choose from Cheeseburger, Chicken Goujons, fish fingers and more, they’re all served with French Fries for just £7.50.

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The Beatles Story

Albert Dock

An award-winning exhibition, the Beatles Story takes you on a journey through the lives of Liverpool’s most famous export. On 25 February (10am-3pm) there will be a free Pilgrimage for George event with Q&A session, live music and workshops!

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Valentines Gifts

Albert Dock
Credit: The Nest

The Nest is boasting a bountiful array of handmade gifts from local designers, makers and photographers, they’re guaranteed to have a unique gift perfect for your valentine. 

With a wide range of jewellery, accessories and home decor, go for the natural look with something unique and offbeat from Nature’s Treasure. 

Does your loved one have a sweet-tooth? Making award-winning, handmade artisan fudge, Roly’s Fudge is the perfect place to to pick up a treat this Valentine’s. 

If its sweets you’re after Quay Confectionery is always bustling, this treasure trove of classic sweets is an echo of our childhoods, and fondly-remembered across the city.

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Tate Liverpool

Turner Prize
Credit: Tate Liverpool

Sculptor Veronica Ryan has been named the winner of the Turner Prize 2022 for her work which honours the Wind-rush generation and explores the Covid pandemic. A free exhibition of the four shortlisted artists is being held at Tate Liverpool until March 19 2023.

Take a fresh look at JMW Turner in new exhibition Dark Waters. For the first time, Turner’s work will be presented within an immersive sound environment created by artist and musician, Lamin Fofana.

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Maritime Museum

Discover Liverpool’s seafaring past and find out about life at sea with Maritime Museum. They will have drop in performances throughout the month along with free exhibitions for you to see! 

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Flaming cocktails in bars 

Credit: Smugglers Cove

Smugglers Cove have concocted a stunning array of flaming cocktails to awe you this February. Boasting a selection of 141 rums, 80 beers, extensive wine list, unique cocktails and a hearty food menu, brace yourself for the perfect pirate experience at Smuggler’s Cove’s atmospheric eatery. 

Revolucion de Cuba is a stunning two floor rum bar and Cantina situated on the beautiful Albert Dock. Order one of their Zombies and watch the flames dance before this cocktail makes you do the same on the dance floor. 

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Enjoy a romantic waterfront stroll

Credit: Royal Albert Dock

The time is just right to catch a beautiful sunset across the Mersey. Grab yourself a luxurious hot chocolate from Rough Hand Made, take your loved ones hand, and enjoy the majesty of Liverpool’s Waterfront by sunset – is there really a more romantic setting than this? 

Beat the clock at Escape Hunt 

Albert Dock
Credit: Escape Hunt

Taking over the Atlantic Pavilion’s mezzanine, Escape Hunt will see you stepping into a new and utterly immersive world. 

Packed with excitement, you and your teammates will leap into new worlds completing ground-breaking missions. Work as a team to find clues, solve puzzles and complete challenges before the time runs out. This isn’t something you watch, it’s something you experience – right in the heart of the action. 

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