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15 things you can do this weekend in Liverpool


It’s the first weekend of 2020 in Liverpool and there’s plenty to do to get the year started in style in our city.

Yes, we are all skint, bloated and depressed that Christmas is over. We’ve got the deckies to take down, the possibility of dry January to do and many of us are back in work. But there is still plenty to smile about this weekend in Liverpool.

We have rounded up some of the things you can do this weekend to get your 2020 sorted either with a bang, a deal or a chill.

Grandpa's Great Escape - M&S Bank Arena

The spectacular stage production of the David Williams best selling children’s book ‘Grandpa’s Great Escape’ is in Liverpool at M&S Bank Arena this Saturday for two shows, 1pm and 4pm.

Grandpa was a World War II flying ace. But when he is sent to old folk’s home Twilight Towers – run by sinister Matron Swine – it’s up to Grandpa and his grandson, Jack, to plot a daring escape. Little do they know, the wicked matron is on to them…

Book your tickets here through Ticketquarter.

Brunch at LEAF on Smithdown

LEAF’s second Liverpool venue is open now on Smithdown Road. You can eat breakfast, lunch and dinner whilst also trying over 60 speciality teas. Breakfast & Brunch is served daily, 8am-12pm with all your normal favourite early morning munchies including Eggs Benedict, American Style Pancakes, Full English (with veggie & vegan options) and lots more.

Full menu here.

Last chance pantos

There is still time to catch a panto in the city. Cinderella is running at the Epstein until Sunday. Aladdin starring Robin Windsor at St Helens Theatre Royal is on until Sunday 12th January and the Everyman’s Rock n’ Roll panto, Sleeping Beauty running until 18th January.

Check out our full Panto guide here.

Get your skates on for Liverpool Ice Festival

It’s the final weekend of ice skating, ice slides, ice jets and ice everything else on our Pier Head as the Liverpool Ice Festival draws to a close. You still have until Sunday evening to get your skates on and bid farewell to Christmas in Liverpool.

Book your ice skating slot here.

50% off food at Marco Pierre White's Steakhouse Bar & Grill at Hotel Indigo

The city is full of amazing January deals and this one is well worth tucking into. From a range of mouth watering steaks, to delicious fish boards and veggie and vegan options, Marco Pierre White’s Steakhouse Bar & Grill at Hotel Indigo has something for everyone.

All you have to do to redeem a 50% off food voucher throughout January is sign up to the MPW Liverpool newsletter here.

Learn the art of graffiti at Zap Graffiti

Get creative this Saturday morning from 11.30 and learn a brand new skill. Zap Graffiti (off Roscoe Street) is hosting its regular graffiti arts class which is open to all ages, 6 and above.

You’ll work as a team to learn the basics and then you get to design your own poster to take away with you.

Book your place on the website here.


Be wowed and dined at The Alchemist with 50% off food

The cocktails are dazzling and take it from us, the food is delicious. This January you can enjoy 50% off your total food bill at The Alchemist if you book online here.

Tuck into delicious starters including tempura prawn lollipops, whipped feta with beetroot & orange wedges with dukkah nuts and spices. Followed by main courses which include braised beef ragu with sesame noodles, spicy kimchi & toasted coconut and for those doing Veganuary this year there are options including a vegan cauliflower katsu curry.

Check out the full food menu here.


Days out at Knowsley Safari

It’s just £20 per car this winter at Knowsley Safari and this weekend it is open everyday 10.30-3pm.

The 5-mile Safari Drive is the UK’s longest and you can meet lions, camels, rhinos and more as you take in the beautiful sights of the Knowsley estate. There’s also the foot safari were you can take a walk on the wild side, meeting giraffes, meerkats and the Amur tigers along the way. Plus daily sea lion and bird of prey shows too.

Book your tickets here.


Check out new bar Albert's on Seel Street

From daily live sports on two 3-metre projectors to nightly DJ’s from 8pm, Albert’s is brand new to Seel Street offering up the perfect night out this January.

Get more info here.

Go back in time at Sudley House

This is certainly one of Liverpool’s best kept secrets. Sudley House in South Liverpool is ran by National Museums Liverpool and gives you the chance to explore a Victorian merchant’s house with its period furniture and beautiful paintings all in tact inside.

There’s a special highlights tour with a guide on Saturday 1-2pm, or explore at your own leisure, its’ open everyday 10-5pm.

See what else is on at our free museums this weekend here.

Dining Deal at Smugglers Cove, Albert Dock

Escape the January blues and relax in The Smugglers Cove at our Royal Albert Dock this weekend.

There’s 40% Off Food when you book online here. And Tryjanuary is all about getting to indulge in drinks you wouldn’t normally try with changing offers each week.


Derby Day - Liverpool v Everton, Sunday 4.01pm

Red or blue there’s a place for you this Sunday as derby day fever returns to the city. Kick off at Anfield is 4.01pm for the FA Cup 3rd round, to encourage people to ‘Take a Minute’ to think about their mental health as part of the FA’s ‘Heads Up’ campaign. If you aren’t going to the game then you can watch it live pretty much everywhere, 15 suggestions below:

Punch Tarmey’s, Cains Brewery Village

Camp and Furnace, Baltic Triangle

O’ Neills, Wood Street

Bierkeller, Liverpool ONE

The Old Bank, James Street

Birdies Bar & BBQ, Cains Brewery Village

The Philharmonic Dining Rooms, Hope Street

The John Brodie, Allerton Road

McCooleys, Concert Square

The Flute, Hardman Street

Masons, Seel Street

Fletcher’s Sports Bar, Allerton Manor

Albert’s, Seel Street

The Sefton, West Derby Village

Roxy Ballroom, Rainford Square

Veganuary at Slim's on Bold Street

Slim’s, Bold Street is inspired by New York style diners with a menu packed with vegan options. From vegan pancakes, Vegan Texas Breakfast and VFC (Vegan Fried Chicken) and Waffle, on the breakfast menu.
In the small plates section, guests can opt for BBQ corn ribs, onion petals, vegan fried chicken and buffalo cauliflower wings (which on a Wednesday are available bottomless for £12.95 plus a glass of wine, a beer or unlimited soda!).

Be a tourist in your own city at The Beatles Story, Albert Dock

Did you know The Beatles Story is home to the world’s largest permanent exhibition purely devoted to the lives and times of The Beatles? It’s also a place that many of us Scousers are yet to discover!

Delve into the history and the music of Liverpool’ greatest export this weekend and explore The Beatles Story at the Albert Dock.

Plan your visit on the website here, it’s open all weekend!



Winter walks in and around Liverpool

We are home to some incredible parks including Sefton Park, Newsham Park, Calderstones Park and Croxteth Country Park. This weekend is the perfect time to wash away those winter cob webs and get exploring.

You can also get your hiking boots and take on Delamere Forest, the Wirral Way or Formby National Park which are all less than hours drive from Liverpool.

Full list of winter walks in our area here.

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