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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

We’ve put together a list of some of the fantastic events you can attend this weekend, 17 – 18 February 2024. 

There’s so many things to do in Liverpool this weekend. Why not heat things up at Fiesta of Fire at the Royal Albert Dock, try the new menu at Marco Pierre White’s Steakhouse, or even catch a show at one of our fantastic theatres?

Take a look here at these 12 boss things to do for a belter weekend in the city:

Fiesta of Fire

Fiesta of Fire
Credit: Fiesta of Fire

Everyone in the family is going to love the Fiesta of fire with amazing flame-filled and fiery performances between now and Saturday.

It’s one of the most dramatic spectacles of fire and light you can expect to see and it’s all for free, with choreographed fire shows and freestyle fire performers from Bring the Fire Project showing off their pyro-skills.

Expect dazzling martial arts-inspired routines, flaming sword fights, and more on the Martin Luther King Jr. plateau! 

See a giant fire-breathing dragon! Flames will be shooting high into the air when the incredible three-metre high fire breathing dragon returns to the Dock, roaring its way around Martin Luther King Jr. Plateau and Hartley Quay with four performances between 2-6pm on Saturday, February 17.

Definitely one you can’t – and won’t want to miss!

For more info click here.

Go to the Theatre

The city has some incredible shows on at the theatre this month take a look at:

The Wizard of Oz at St Helens Theatre Royal

St Helens Theatre Royal - Wizard of Oz
St Helens Theatre Royal – Wizard of Oz

Following their record-breaking Christmas pantomime Aladdin, Regal Entertainments are back at St Helens Theatre Royal with the first of four pantomimes in 2024, a totally wizard treat for all the family this half-term with a trip to the merry old land of Oz.

Join Dorothy and Toto on their epic adventure to the Emerald City and follow their journey as they meet a cast of incredible characters including Scarecrow, Tin Man, and Lion along the way.

So follow the Yellow Brick Road to the Theatre Royal to see The Wizard Of Oz live on stage from Saturday 10 – Sun 18 February 2024.

Book tickets here.

Shrek at Liverpool Empire

Family events coming to Liverpool - The Guide Liverpool
Shrek the Musical – Liverpool Empire

If you’re a fan of the movie you’re going to love this, and for those of you who haven’t (where have you been?) it’s a fantastic first look into the world of everyone’s favourite ogre! 

Step into the enchanting world of Shrek as the beloved story comes to life on stage. Join Shrek and his trusty sidekick Donkey as they set out on a quest to defeat the fearsome dragon and rescue the beautiful Princess Fiona!

Along the way they will meet a host of fairytale creatures in this hilarious and heartwarming adventure filled with laughter, love, and plenty of ogre-sized surprises!

You only have until Saturday 17 to see it!

Book your tickets here.

Haunted Scouse at Royal Court Liverpool

Haunted Scouse - Royal Court Theatre - Comedy
Credit: Royal Court Theatre

Charlie Moon is sadly missed and his widow, Molly, is the one doing most of the missing. She feels guilty about how he passed and wants to make things right with him. If only he was still here… 

Gerry Linford (Yellow Breck Road, Ellen & Rigby) has written a brand new comedy about love, life and the afterlife. Come and join the ghost with the most as he explores the world beyond the veil. It’s guaranteed to lift your spirits! 

Book your tickets here.

Tiger Who Came To Tea at Liverpool Playhouse

The Tiger Who Came to Tea - Everyman Playhouse - Family
Credit: Everyman Playhouse

The doorbell rings just as Sophie and her mummy are sitting down to tea. Who could it possibly be? What they certainly don’t expect to see at the door is a big, stripy tiger!

Join the tea-guzzling tiger in this delightful family show; packed with oodles of magic, sing-a-long songs and clumsy chaos. Don’t miss this stunning stage adaptation of the classic tale of teatime mayhem… expect to be surprised!

It’s your last to chance to see this on Saturday 17 February.

Book your tickets here.

Cast album launch at Jacaranda

Cast - The Guide Liverpool

Cast are back with a brand new album coming in February, a UK headline tour, and today, a brand new single. 

They will be performing at the new Jacaranda Baltic on Sunday 18th February. The 7.30pm show has already sold out but there’s still a chance for you to get tickets for the 4.30pm show here.

Sunday Roast at The Watering Can

Credit: The Watering Can
Credit: The Watering Can

Sunday Roasts are a firm favourite at The Watering Can – and what better way to spend the official day of rest than with a leisurely stroll in 12 acres of beautiful Greenbank Park followed by one of the best roasts in the city. 

The mouth-watering menu is packed full of flavours using local suppliers, seasonal produce and higher welfare traceable meat suppliers.  Diners can enjoy a starter, main-course for just £26 per person. 

Booking is recommended, for more info click here

Visit a new pub: The White Hart on Hope Street

The White Hart
The carved bar at the White Hart

The White Hart, in a converted townhouse on Hope Street, sits within Liverpool’s iconic Georgian Quarter.

The pub has made the most of the building’s original structure to turn lots of quirky nooks and crannies into individual snugs for people to explore and find their own favourite space.

One of the main stand-out features is a huge ornately carved bar frontage which was made by a team of skilled craftspeople using the back of a 19th century church pew, 

There’s also a surprise waiting for customers heading to the rear, where there’s a greenhouse glass conservatory which opens out into a beer garden. 

The outdoor space links The White Hart to a second new pub, The Engineer, which has been designed within a former coach house at the back.

Find out more here.

Have a fun-filled day at New Brighton

New Brighton. Credit: Nicholas E Jones / Shutterstock
New Brighton. Credit: Nicholas E Jones / Shutterstock

Looking for an adventure-filled day out? Look no further than New Brighton! Whether you hop on the train with Merseyrail or take a scenic ferry ride across the iconic River Mersey, your journey begins with stunning views.

Once you arrive, stroll along the picturesque New Brighton promenade, taking in the fresh sea breeze and panoramic vistas. Let the little ones unleash their energy at Bubbles World of Play, the biggest indoor playground around, where excitement knows no bounds.

And when hunger strikes, head over to Marine Point to satisfy your cravings at the newly opened Nando’s restaurant, anyone else instantly craving a fino pitta?

With a day packed full of fun, laughter, and delicious food, New Brighton promises an unforgettable experience for the whole family.

Tate Liverpool + RIBA on Mann Island

Step into a world where art meets sustainability and where creativity intersects with community collaboration.

Tate Liverpool + RIBA North at Mann Island invites you to embark on a unique journey through their brand new exhibition crafted by the esteemed RESOLVE Collective.

You Get A Car [Every body Gets a Car] is a collaboration with RESOLVE who have been working with communities across Liverpool to redistribute and re-use material from Tate Liverpool’s site at Royal Albert Dock. 

Their work aims to create a sustainable legacy of redistribution in Liverpool which has a positive, long-term impact for the climate and creative aims of community organisations across Liverpool.

Find out more here.

Try the new menu at Marco Pierre White at Hotel Indigo

Tomahawk Steak. Credit: MPW Steakhouse Bar and Grill
Tomahawk Steak. Credit: MPW Steakhouse Bar and Grill

Marco Pierre White has launched a brand new à la carte menu at his Liverpool-based restaurant that is perfect for the coming months.

Located on Chapel Street inside Hotel Indigo, the new range of dishes come direct from Marco Pierre White himself, who has devised the new menu whilst at his home in Wiltshire and during his travels across the world.

Taking inspiration from his recent experiences, the new menu, which also includes a range of seasonal specials, has been curated to appeal to a wide range of guests looking to enjoy a meal out with friends and family.

There is also a brand-new puddings menu and the newly introduced vegan menu, which is available throughout the whole year, is ideal for those who prefer a more plant-based diet.

Find out more here.

The Botanist is now open in Liverpool ONE

Credit: The Botanist
Credit: The Botanist

At The Botanist, live music takes centre stage, adding to the ambiance of an unforgettable evening.

Whether it’s a romantic date night, a gathering with family, post-work drinks, a sophisticated outing with friends, or a special celebration, our dedicated stage area enhances every occasion.

As you indulge in their secret garden atmosphere, adorned with lush greenery and captivating hand-painted artwork on exposed brick walls, expect an immersive botanical experience that delights the senses. Go and discover a world of botanical wonders at The Botanist!

Find out more here.

Giant Winter Adventure at Speke Hall

Credit: Speke Hall

Escape to Speke Hall’s grounds for family adventures every day of the week this half term.

You’ll be on the hunt for the lost clothes of giant John and his little pal, Digby the Dormouse. Grab your trail map and pencil from reception, take some gigantic strides and enjoy a journey of discovery.

Find out more here.

Watch One Love at the Plaza Cinema in Crosby

Plaza Cinema
Plaza Cinema

Experience the captivating story of reggae legend Bob Marley come to life in Bob Marley: One Love, the highly anticipated new film will be playing at the Plaza Cinema in Crosby.

Find out more here.

Take on the Sefton Coastal Path

The 21-mile route starts in Crossens and ends at Crosby Lakeside Adventure site, taking in Ainsdale National Nature Reserve, Formby Point and towards Another Place. 

Don’t worry, though; this scenic route is split into three manageable sections if you fancy a lighter stroll. 

More info here.

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



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