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12 things to do in Liverpool this weekend

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12 things to do in Liverpool this weekend
things to do in Liverpool this weekend

We’ve put together a list of some of the fantastic events you can attend this weekend, 14 – 15 October 2023.

There’s so many things to do in Liverpool this weekend. Why not enter the abandoned asylum at Newsham Scream Park… If you DARE! Take a stroll through the spooky woods at The Magical Woodland, or even catch an Elton John tribute.

Take a look here at these 12 boss events for a belter weekend in the city:

Happiness at Museum of Liverpool

The new exhibition is one of the most highly anticipated exhibitions to open in Liverpool. ‘Happiness!’, the first major exhibition on a comedian in a national museum, is steeped in Doddy’s unique blend of whimsical, physical, surreal and theatrical humour, which transformed the UK comedy scene. 

Listen to our conversation with Lady Ann Dodd on Spotify here.

Find out more HERE.


The Magical Woodland

Credit: The Magical Woodland at Blakemere
Credit: The Magical Woodland at Blakemere

Tip-toe through the spooktacular Magical Woodland at Blakemere in Cheshire this Halloween.   

The North-West’s spookiest interactive Halloween experience, set in 15 acres of stunning countryside is the perfect reason to venture out on one of the most superstitious days of the year. 

Only a 45 minutes drive from Liverpool this year’s installation is guaranteed fun for all the family as you navigate a trail of themed family favourites including the Dinosaurs Den, Ghostbusters Ghetto, Hocus Pocus party pad, and all the thrills of the Under the Sea spectacular! 

Find out more HERE.


Newsham Scream Park

Newsham Park Hospital. Credit: The Guide Liverpool
Newsham Park Hospital. Credit: The Guide Liverpool

Newsham Park abandoned hospital is now home of a new Halloween scare attraction from Friday 13 October.

The Victorian Grade II listed building was the site of a Seamen’s orphanage, hospital, asylum and nursing home.

Newsham Park abandoned hospital is a mecca for ghost hunters and spectral thrill seekers, with many claiming to have seen spirits, heard whispers or felt the touch of something cold on their spine. It is regularly cited as one of the UK’s most haunted buildings, stalked by those who used to govern it or be its unfortunate guests. Many believe its history has left an indelible presence lurking in the corners, emerging only at night. 

And this Halloween, something truly terrifying will stalk the cursed corridors and decayed dormitories – Newsham Scream Park.

Find out more HERE


Check out Flip Out

Flip out Liverpool.
Credit: Flip Out Liverpool

Flip Out features battle beams, foam pits, a free-running area, wipeout zone, two 24ft cyber towers, soft play for youngsters and a huge bed of inter-connected trampolines.

The new active attraction draws inspiration from outdoor assault courses like Tough Mudder and TV programmes like Total Wipeout and Ninja Warrior using sensors installed around the arena to communicate with wristbands allowing people to take part in a variety of skill games.

Find out more HERE.


Sunday Roast at Albert’s Schloss

Credit: Albert's Schloss
Credit: Albert’s Schloss

Sunday Service is a must try at Schloss, with a delicious set menu of two or three courses available every week. 

Choose from roast sirloin of Lancashire beef, Paillard of Cheshire chicken, Schweinshaxe or vegan mushroom wellington, served with all the trimmings; maple-glazed roast root vegetables, roast potatoes, Yorkshire puddings, seasonal greens and lashings of proper gravy. 

Find out more HERE.


Illapu at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

Illapu at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
Illapu at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

On Sunday October 15th, Liverpool Philharmonic Hall will play host to one of Latin America’s most important musical exports – Illapu. 

The Chilean musical heroes will play their only UK date at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall!

This sole UK date has been made possible by Liverpool’s own LUMA CREATIONS, and forms an integral part of this year’s Chile 50 programme – marking the 50th anniversary of the military coup in Chile which saw the death of the democratically elected president, Salvador Allende, the murder of thousands of Chileans, and the forced exile of hundreds of thousands more.

Find out more HERE.


Smithdown Weekender

Smithdown Weekender - Smithdown Road - Music - The Guide Liverpool Calendar
Credit: Smithdown Road Festival

The Smithdown Weekender will take place on Friday 13th – Sunday 15th October! Three days of live music, DJs, art, literature and more at venues throughout Smithdown Road, Penny Lane and Smithdown Place. 

Find out more HERE.


Visit Halton Castle

Standing above the town of Runcorn and accessed through the popular Castle pub, the shell keep castle is rare (with only 71 recorded throughout the country), and it’s one of only two Norman churches in Cheshire.

Find out more HERE.


Breakfast at LEAF

Credit: LEAF

LEAF’s three intimate venues – Bold Street, Smithdown Road and West Kirby – all serve delicious breakfast and brunch across Liverpool. Each venue has a distinctly unique charm and whisks guests away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

There’re hearty breakfasts and pancakes to Huevos Rotos and Turkish eggs, plus a wide range of hot and cold drinks including lots of LEAF’s sensational signature teas.

Find out more HERE.


The Rocket Man at St Helens Theatre Royal

The Rocket Man - St Helens Theatre Royal - Music
Credit: St Helens Theatre Royal

Pack your bags, strap yourself in, zero hour 7.30pm, for a night like no other as we celebrate Sir Elton John!

The Rocket Man is the world’s favourite celebration to a musical icon, playing to audiences all around the world.

The amazing live band will take you down the Yellow Brick Road with two hours of glorious Elton hits, including, Saturday Night’s Alright, Crocodile Rock, I Guess That’s Why They Call it the Blues, Daniel, I’m Still Standing, Philadelphia Freedom, Your Song and many, many more.

Find out more HERE.


Mosh Tots – Future Yard

Mosh Tots. Credit: Future Yard
Mosh Tots. Credit: Future Yard

It’s the last day of term and The Mosh Tots Band has big plans for a party on Sunday 15th October!

The Future Yard Gigs For Kids series has been incredibly popular, with tickets for the Sunday morning parties for little music lovers flying out! 

They’ve got so much planned for you this term, with some special shows, exciting themes, and super special guests!

Tickets are £8 per child – parents go free!

Find out more HERE.


The Music Of Zimmer Vs Williams at Liverpool Empire

Hans Zimmer

The Manchester Concert Orchestra perform epic scores celebrating the two of the greatest film music composers of all time. Featuring music from movies such as Harry Potter, Star Wars, Jurassic Park, Gladiator and many more.

Find out more HERE.


For more things to do in Liverpool this weekend check our calendar HERE!

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