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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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