10 things guaranteed to make you smile on a sunny day in Liverpool
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Summer? Is that you? Anyone else absolutely buzzing that the sun has come out to play one last time before Summer ends?
We love our city all year round, but doesn’t it just come alive when the sun is cracking the flags? You’re always guaranteed to have a smile on your face on a sunny day in Liverpool.
So today, Thursday 7 September, might be a tiny bit overcast, but with highs of 27ºC you can still enjoy your time outside, the sun should be back in all its glory this weekend!
From the iconic waterfront that glistens in the sunlight to our vibrant green spaces scattered across the the city, every Scouser knows to appreciate these glorious days as soon as they arrive… even if it is a bit late!
If you’re wanting to make the most of the sunshine check out these 10 things that are perfect on a sunny day:
Jump on a Voi Scooter
With plenty of cycle lanes throughout the city, as well as the Pier Head, hop on one of the many e-scooters available and take in the sights on your own scoo-tour!
(Provisional license is required for use. Please adhere to all safety measures explained on the app.)
Check out the blue skies from Everton Brow
One of the highest points in Liverpool, there is no better view (this side of the Mersey) to appreciate the iconic Liverpool Skyline in all its glory.
Everton Brow is a fantastic spot to catch a Liverpool sunset. Watching the sun dip below the city skyline with the River Mersey in the background is a magical experience.
Drinks on the roof at Roxy Ball Room Hanover Street
Roxy’s Hanover Street party place has the perfect mix of gaming fun and rooftop drinks – and being just a short walk from Central Station it’s in a great location too, so you can make the most of everything it has to offer.
It’s a great place to enjoy drinks after smashing your mates at a couple of games and celebrating victory and, games aside, the expansive and casual roof terrace can be just the perfect escape from the bustle of the city centre – and an awesome sun trap when it is a sunny day.
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Nova Scotia sun trap
Speaking of sun traps – head down to Nova Scotia in Mann Island and try out their stunning cocktails in the sun!
Set in the stunning Mann Island building in the shadow of the spectacular Three Graces on Liverpool’s iconic waterfront Nova Scotia has the perfect location – the restaurant has utilised the extensive open-air drinking and dining space, as well as a beautiful interior restaurant and bar which looks out to the Museum of Liverpool and the city’s world-famous Docks.
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Liverpool Eco Tours
Showcasing the best of Liverpool in a way that benefits everyone! From walking to cycle tours join local guide Dale as he takes you on a journey across our fantastic city in a sustainable and fun way!
Find out more here.
Chill out at St. Nick’s Gardens
Part of the Castle Street conservation area, the sun trap of St Nicholas’ Church Gardens is one of the city’s best green spots and it’s easy to see why come lunch times (and other times) in summer when it’s full of workers getting out into the fresh air to have their sarnies, or tourists stopping for a breather.
It’s got gorgeous lawns and greenery, stunning artwork – the Homeless Jesus in Liverpool sculpture – and amazing views of the Mersey and Royal Liver Building.
Ice Cream at the Reader in Calderstones
Long, lazy days at the park go hand in hand with sunny days and one of our favourite ice-cream parlours has to be at The Reader at Calderstones Park.
Head to the courtyard, grab a picnic table with your mates and go all in with mixing and matching your favourite flavours.
Burn it off with a game of hide ‘n’ seek after, you’re never too old!
Walk along Otterspool Prom
An evening stroll along Otterspool Promenade in Liverpool is the perfect place to watch the sunset over the River Mersey.
Hit the Beach!
Here in Merseyside we are blessed with some of the most picturesque beaches in the country and they’re easy to reach as well.
From Crosby to Formby, and Southport to Ainsdale – not to mention New Brighton, there’s loads of sandy shores for you to choose from!
Be one with nature at the Sefton Coastal Walk
Taking in the Sefton coastline from Crosby to Southport, this route is well sign-posted and a great afternoon walk with plenty to see along the way. You can start the walk at Waterloo train station and head down South Road towards the Victorian villas, many of which were once occupied by ship captains during Merseyside’s golden maritime age.
The seafront offers amazing views of Liverpool, New Brighton and North Wales and of course, heading towards Crosby Beach you get the chance to wander onto the sands to see Antony Gormley’s famous iron men.
Puddles Outdoor Splash in New Brighton
Puddles Outdoor Splash at Bubbles World of Play is like stepping into a watery wonderland where kids can make a splash-tacular mess without a care in the world.
Prepare for a soaking adventure as water jets shoot up from the ground, creating a giggly chaos of wet and wild fun for kids of all ages.
The kids will have an absolute ball!
More info here.