14 things you can do this week in Liverpool (28-3 April 2022)
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We’ve been loving life on the Costa del Mersey, soaking up all those spring rays and getting in a few outdoor drinks and fingers crossed the sunshine returns this week as there’s lots to see and do in Liverpool.
If the sunny weekend has put you in the mood for being out and doing a bit more, then here are 13 ideas for things to try in and around Liverpool this week …
Visit Strawberry Field
Everyone knows the song, but have you been to the actual place in Woolton yet? There’s a fabulous visitor attraction behind the famous red gates which is great for a day out whether or not you’re a big Beatles fan. If you are, then there’s an interactive exhibition which looks at its history and why it was so important to Lennon – including, on loan, the piano he used to compose Imagine. It has beautiful gardens and a café too.
Drinks at the Denbigh Castle
It’s just won Pub of the Year in the Tourism Awards, so if you’ve never been and you love a proper pub then you really should check out the Denbigh Castle on Hackins Hey, between Tithebarn and Dale Street. It’s independently run, really friendly and full of character, and it has a fantastic drinks menu including craft beers and vegan wines.
Breakfast at Ryde Café in the Baltic
You don’t need a bike to enjoy the breakfasts at Ryde in the Baltic, although if you do then you might like to have a look around the shop for some new stuff while you’re there. The café is open Tues-Sat from 9am and everything’s freshly made. The big brekkie is the one to go for to fuel you up, and there’s a tasty veggie option with falafel and avo.
Roast dinner at Wreckfish
If you’re looking for somewhere special for a Sunday roast then definitely get Wreckfish on your list because theirs is always impressive. You can choose from two or three courses, there are some really imaginative veggie options on there, and it’s on from 12noon to 5pm every Sunday. Save room for dessert because they’re all absolute stunners.
So Salsa for the perfect tapas
Tapas is the perfect choice if you don’t quite know what you fancy, you just know you want something lovely to share, and So Salsa in Crosby has got to be one of the best places around to get it. There’s all the traditional favourites plus it has weekly specials too – and four different types of sangria to get you feeling all holiday-ready.
Stereophonics at the Arena
This Tuesday is guaranteed to be a nice day for Stereophonics fans because the Welsh rockers are back in Liverpool for what’s sure to be a massive night on their sold out UK tour. They’re celebrating 25 years in the business, including seven number one albums to their name, so there’ll be no shortage of anthems for the setlist.
I Love Music quiz at Camp and Furnace
Know someone who knows all about music, or at least thinks they do? Now’s the time to test them, or maybe yourself, because Camp and Furnace’s I Love Music quiz is back on Friday with cash prizes for super-quizzers, booze for the best dancers, and just a massive hands in the air party night. There’s never been a better way to make an April fool of yourself.
Eat out at Manifest, Wednesday to Sunday
An amazing new casual fine dining restaurant has opened up in the Baltic, just off Jamaica Street, and it ticks every box – beautiful food made by chefs who are passionate about using the best seasonal ingredients, great wines and a lovely atmosphere with lots of the original features of the old warehouse still intact.
A night out with a difference at Boom Battle Bar
Nights out don’t have to be just about what you feel like eating, it’s good to mix things up and have a bit of challenge. With axes! Boom Battle Bar is the place to chance your arm at Bavarian axe throwing and if you don’t fancy that (honestly, why wouldn’t you?) there’s crazier golf, augmented reality darts, pool and shuffleboard too, as well as loads of wings and fries so you’re ready for battle.
Take the kids for a day out at BeWILDerwood
Head out of the city and into an outdoor adventure at BeWILDerwood in Cheshire. Families can run wild around this award-winning adventure park full of tree houses, slides, zip wires, mazes and giant swings, based on the books by author Tom Blofeld, and once all that energy’s run off there’s a chance to do creative crafts and take part in storytelling sessions.
See Liverpool ONE in Bloom
Nature and shopping (with maybe a nice little restaurant pitstop) sounds like a good combo, and now you can get it at Liverpool ONE because it’s gone all floral to celebrate the arrival of spring. Thousands of flowers have been arranged around the main streets, and the flower bench and giant shopping bag overflowing with blooms make a gorgeous Insta backdrop.
The Fratellis at the O2
Indie favourites The Fratellis are back in Liverpool this Thursday at the O2 with a gig that’s been rescheduled a few times from 2020 and 2021. Hear anthems from the latest album Half Drunk Under the Full Moon live for the first time, plus a few classics.
The Royal continues at the Royal Court
We could all use a laugh, and there’s plenty to be had over at the Royal Court at the moment because The Royal is absolutely crammed with them. Set on the last ward as the demolition day approaches for our old Royal hospital, it’s had brilliant reviews and is Scouse comedy at its funniest – plus it’s co-written by our own Lindzi Germain so you know it’ll be a riot.