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15 things for your sunny weekend in Liverpool (16-18 July 2021)

16/07/2021

It feels a bit weird not having the stress of the footy anymore, but in a good way, because it’s super-sunny so there’s no need to be in front of the telly.

If you can drag yourself away from getting a tan in the garden, here are 15 things to do in and around Liverpool this weekend …

Wild Shore returns to the Dock

If you fancy having some on-the-water fun with the family at the Albert Dock then Wild Shore’s got loads of it. There’s the amazing inflatable obstacle course to have a go on, or if you want something a bit less bouncy then you can try the stand-up paddle boards, mini boats or pedalos.

More info here. 

Pop-up food and drink vendors are going to be at Ainsdale Beach

All this gorgeous weather definitely says beach day, and there’s good news if you’re planning to head to Ainsdale this weekend because B-Eat On The Street will be there with a pop-up serving fish and chips (got to be done), crepes and waffles as well as coffees.

More info here. 

New Trails & Tails digital map experience at Calderstones Park

This is one for the family to do together – The Reader at Caldies has launched a new digital park map which you can download on your phone then go off exploring, scanning codes as you go to find out more about the sights on a literature or heritage trail.

More info here.

Africa Oye is staging a special online festival

While we all wait to get back to in-person festivals, Africa Oye is having on an online one starting tonight at 7pm. It’ll be on Africa Oye’s Facebook and YouTube and will feature Rocky Dawuni, Elida Almeida and festival favourites Kasai Masai as well as DJ sets and archive highlights footage.

More info here.

There’s a Good Liverpool independent market coming to The Dovey

Good Liverpool is putting on its latest Good Market at the Dovey on Sunday, giving a showcase – and lots of shopping opportunities – for some of the best local independent brands. Get stocked up with some goodies and have a listen to Coffee & Turntables tunes while you’re at it.

More info here.

Celebrate Museum of Liverpool’s 10th birthday with a weekend of events

Museum of Liverpool

Can you believe it’s been a decade since Museum of Liverpool opened down on the waterfront? It is and to celebrate, there’s a full programme of events happening including crafts, costumed characters from Liverpool’s history (look out and grab a selfie with them), live music and plenty more.

More info here.

See the city on Voi scooters

When the weather’s so nice you don’t want to be stuck in traffic getting out to enjoy it, so why not get about and make the most of the sun on a Voi scooter? Here’s some tips on what to do, where to go and how to make sure you ride safely …

More info here.

Kids eat free at GPO – and you can get Bottomless Brunch

Getting out with kids can be expensive, but if you go to the indie vendors at GPO in Metquarter from this Friday they’ve got Kids Eat Free until 7pm. It’s on every day through the summer holidays and for grown-ups, don’t forget GPO’s now doing weekend Bottomless Brunch.

More info here.

Grab A Jab is on again over the weekend at Sefton Park

If you haven’t had your Covid jab yet, then here’s your chance to get one easily with no appointment while you’re out in the park over the weekend. Everyone over 18 can get a first or second dose at the drop-in site, 12-9pm Saturday and 11-6pm Sunday.

More info here.

Be inspired by NHS Heroes at Tate Liverpool

Picture by Gareth Jones

It’s been a really tough time for all our NHS workers over the past 18 months and it still is – if you’re at the Albert Dock this weekend, check out the free exhibition of incredible paintings by Aliza Nisenbaum, celebrating Merseyside’s NHS staff, on the ground floor at Tate Liverpool.

More info here.

Liverpool’s biggest ever chess event is happening at Chavasse Park

If you watched The Queen’s Gambit on Netflix, or even if you just love a bit of chess, head to Liverpool ONE on Sunday from 11-4pm because there’s ChessFest in Chavasse Park including free lessons, 50 boards for kids to play on and giant boards for everyone to try.

More info here.

Try the Albert Dock’s latest bar, The Long Shot

If you’re looking for somewhere new for a drink and great food then give The Long Shot a go. It’s got big screens to watch live sports, craft beers and an impressive list of signature cocktails including The Long Shot which mixes Jameson Black Barrel, apricot and black tea soda.

More info here.

Nisha’s on telly all week on Cooking with the Stars, so try Mowgli

Nisha Katona has been giving some celebs cookery coaching on ITV this week, which basically just makes us desperate for a Mowgli dinner. So much to choose from so mix it up and go for the roulette with a four-tier pot luck Tiffin box for one.

More info here.

Walk the Pier and take in the views of Southport beach with a treat at the end

Everything about this weekend’s got seaside written all over it, so while the sun’s out make the most of it and head to Southport beach, set yourself up with a picnic, walk the pier and then treat yourself to a massive ice cream.

Have the perfect breakfast at East River on Allerton Road

One of the best parts of a weekend is a long breakfast, and East River’s got some amazing dishes on from 10am. Go light and healthy with avo on toast, or really get set up with steak and eggs or the Ruben Bennie with homemade saltbeef, sauerkraut and Swiss.

More info here.

Take the kids to see all the fantastic creatures at BrickLive Ocean, Knowsley Safari

If you’re walking around the Foot Safari at Knowsley Safari this weekend you’ll get the added bonus of the fantastic BrickLive Ocean – 28 life-size ocean creatures made from over a million tiny bricks. Look out for orca, sharks, giant squid, African penguin and much more!

More info here.

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