16 things you can get up to this weekend in Liverpool (13-15 August)
2 years ago
Still waiting with the factor 50 for that promised heatwave, but things are looking pretty good for this weekend and there’ll be plenty of exam results celebrations going on.
If you’re planning to get out, with or without kids who’ve smashed their GCSEs and A levels, then here’s 15 things you can do …
Circa Waves and Red Rum Club play Mountford Hall
It’s brilliant to have live music gigs back on in Liverpool again and Mountford Hall, the Guild of Students, is an amazing venue to see them in. On Saturday, catch two of Liverpool’s finest – Circa Waves with support from Red Rum Club in a gig rescheduled from March. Doors open at 7pm.
Pop-up Market at the Palm House
No excuse needed to visit the gorgeous Palm House in Sefton Park, but there’s the perfect one this weekend because it’s got a pop-up summer market on from 10am to 6pm, Saturday and Sunday. There’ll be everything including local makers and bakers, ceramicists and jewellers, food stalls, a bar and live music. And admission’s free.
More info here.
FestEvol Part 2 at IWF
After a massive line-up last Saturday, FestEvol Part 2 takes over Invisible Wind Factory this Saturday for another all-dayer, 1pm to 1am, last entry 6pm. There’s two rooms of live music, a garden full of DJs and so many artists including The Big Moon, The Orielles, Black Honey, Self Esteem and Lucia & The Best Boys.
Experience the brand new Southport Market
If you haven’t been to the new Southport Market yet, now’s the ideal time to try it out because it’s been completely transformed into a fabulous food and drink venue. There’s so many traders, the atmosphere’s great plus it’s really family and dog-friendly. And if you’re there early, get onto Down & Oot’s breakfast pancakes!
More info here.
Bouncers is on at the Royal Court
John Godber’s comedy Bouncers has been a big favourite with Liverpool audiences for decades and now Boisterous theatre company have brought their version back to the Royal Court. Go out out and join ‘door supervisors’ Ralph, Les, Judd and Lucky Eric on the doors for a night of tunes, laughter and tears to remember.
The Baltic Weekender
The Baltic Weekender is back for 2021, based in the popular Baltic Triangle. The event is presented by 24 Kitchen Street and Abandon Silence and is bringing the party to Liverpool, with a huge lineup of DJs and bands on the lineup over the weekend. It’s happening all throughout the day on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and as the sun goes down, the party keeps going at 24 Kitchen Street, but also starts at Camp & Furnace too, where the music and good times continue to 4am on Friday and Saturday!
Book tickets here.
King of Pop is on at M&S Bank Arena
If you’re a massive fan of Michael Jackson, this one’s for you – King of Pop at the Arena is a spectacular show featuring his biggest hits. It’s been twice rescheduled but it’s finally on this Saturday and stars the world’s number one Michael Jackson tribute artist Navi as the King of Pop.
Film & Food Fest at Newsham Park
Film & Food Fest 2021 brings together both those things, plus stand-up comedy as a warm-up before the big screening. Saturday’s got The Lion King at 2pm and Pretty Woman at 9pm, then there’s The Greatest Showman on Sunday afternoon and The Invisible Man on Sunday 9pm. Bring your own blankets/chairs to sit on.
Footy’s back and you can watch it at Punch Tarmey’s, McCooley’s, The Old Bank and The Long Shot
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Not long since England in the Euros, but now it’s time to get down to business with the Premier League. Liverpool and Everton have both got Saturday matches, 5.30pm and 3pm, so get yourself in front of a big screen with beers and cocktails.
Indoor Funfair at Exhibition Centre Liverpool
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You can’t beat a funfair for a day out with the kids (or even without them) and the indoor one which is back for August at the Exhibition Centre is fantastic. There’s over 25 rides and attractions, including classic waltzers, dodgems, teacups and a funhouse, and a wristband gets you unlimited gos for three hours.
Check out the new Maggie Fu at Liverpool ONE
Maggie Fu is a huge favourite on Smithdown, and now you get two chances to try out their amazing Asian street food because there’s Maggie 2 on Hanover Street, Liverpool ONE where everything’s just as good. If you’ve never tried Maggie’s salt and pepper chicken, you really don’t know what you’re missing.
Book a table here.
Live music and drinks at the Angus
The Angus on Dale Street is a must-go for live music and drinks – the perfect weekend combination right there. There’s indoor and outdoor seating, and it’s walk-ins so no need to book, just turn up and enjoy music and a few beers or signature cocktails (the Venetian Tizer’s the one for a sunny day).
More info here.
Take the kids to Air Unlimited
Anyone with kids knows they need to burn off loads of energy, especially in the holidays, and Air Unlimited in Speke will definitely do that. It’s a massive indoor playground with trampolines, inflatable mega slides, climbing walls, balance balls and more – it’s exhausting just thinking about it. Open 10am to 6pm Saturday and Sunday.
Book your slot here.
Family day out at BeWILDerwood Cheshire
If you fancy going out of the city for a day trip, not too far, then head to BeWILDerwood in Whitchurch for a fun family outdoor adventure. Based on the books by Tom Blofeld, it’s an incredible world of treehouses, super slides, giant swings and zip wires, with added storytelling, which kids will absolutely love.
More info here.
Jump onboard the Bus Yard on Crosby Beach for bevies and more
The Bus Yard converted double decker is back by popular demand at Crosby Marina – it’s got a bar, roof terrace and there’s a gated space on the marina to watch the sunset with great street food, beers and cocktails, or just a tea or coffee. There’s live music on too.
Sunday roast at the Blackburne Arms
Blackburne Arms in the Georgian Quarter is one of the top places to go in the city for a decent roast so save yourself the dishes on Sunday and book there instead. It’s got a lovely proper pub feel to it and the food is first rate, those whopping Yorkies are a thing of beauty.
Book a table here.