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Pride, Summer Markets, Barbie, Bottomless Brunch and more – 17 things you can do this week in Liverpool

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By The Guide Liverpool

Pride, Summer Markets, Barbie, Bottomless Brunch and more – 17 things you can do this week in Liverpool

Things are going to get even brighter this week in Liverpool as Pride returns, plus there’s lots of free art to enjoy, great food to tuck into and lots for summer holidays too.

Nobody bothered to tell the weather, but the kids have broken up so it’s officially summer – don’t let a bit of dampness stop you getting out because there’s loads happening around Liverpool (and plenty indoors). Here are 17 ideas for things to do this week in Liverpool…

Jurassic Summer has launched at Knowsley Safari

Credit: Knowsley Safari
Credit: Knowsley Safari

This is one to get on the must-do list if you’ve got kids who love dinosaurs. Knowsley Safari’s always a fantastic family day out and from now until September 3, included in the admission price you can go on a Jurassic adventure with gigantic, animated dinosaurs including Bruce, the six-metre long T-Rex! Get more info here.

See Titanic the Musical at the Empire

Titanic the Musical - Empire Theatre - Theatre
Credit: Empire Theatre

The story of Titanic is endlessly fascinating and this show tells it in a new way, as a musical that focuses on the hopes and dreams of the famous liner’s passengers, rather than the timeline of the disaster. The original Broadway version won five Tony awards and this one’s at the Empire until Saturday. Book tickets here.

Liverpool Biennial

Liverpool Biennial 2023, uMoya_ The Sacred Return of Lost Things. Installation view at Victoria Gallery & Museum. Courtesy of Liverpool Biennial. Photography by Mark McNulty
Liverpool Biennial 2023, uMoya_ The Sacred Return of Lost Things. Installation view at Victoria Gallery & Museum. Courtesy of Liverpool Biennial. Photography by Mark McNulty

Liverpool Biennial is back bringing art to the masses across the city. You’ll find tons of free art and workshops right across the city centre including pieces at Liverpool ONE, Bluecoat, Tate and even Tobacco Warehouse, just opposite Titanic Hotel. There’s plenty for the kids too with special events taking place throughout summer. Visit the website here.

Enjoy New Brighton Summer Festival this weekend

New Brighton Summer Festival - New Brighton - Family
Credit: New Brighton Summer Festival

There’ll be four days of fun from Thursday at the free New Brighton Summer Festival. Based on The Dips, 12-7pm each day, there’s a main stage with family-friendly live performances, street food fair and independent market, kids assault course, funfair and inflatables, dino show, circus performers and more. Find out more here.

Show your colours on the Pride March

Rainbow flags out for Liverpool’s Pride on Saturday with performances and events and, as usual, a march through town. It’s starting at 12pm from St George’s Hall and, carrying on Eurovision’s solidarity with Ukraine, LCR Pride Foundation is teaming up with KyivPride to march on their behalf. Get everything you need to know HERE.

And party afterwards at some of the city’s best venues

Pride in Liverpool

Pride wouldn’t be Pride without Liverpool’s amazing bars and clubs so there’ll be plenty of partying going on alongside the official line-up. Expect drag queen fabulousness everywhere with big nights including Garlands Day Festival at Camp & Furnace and Sonic Yootha at 24 Kitchen Street. See the full list of parties HERE.

Double up on your day out with Mersey Ferry and Beatles Story combination ticket

Why have one brilliant Liverpool attraction when you could get two together? This summer you can double the family fun with a joint River Cruise & The Beatles Story ticket and go on a 50-minute River Explorer Cruise plus add a Fab Four fix with a visit to the Beatles Story at Albert Dock. Get more info here.

Celebrate some of Liverpool’s finest stars at Wondrous Place at Museum of Liverpool

We love celebrating our city’s best, and the Wondrous Place gallery at Museum of Liverpool does just that – spotlighting some of Liverpool’s incredible talent including musicians, actors, writers and sports stars with exhibits from Mel C and Jodie Comer’s costumes to Natasha Jonas’ boxing shorts.

For food you could tuck into tapas at So Salsa


If you’re out and fancy something really tasty to share, you can’t go wrong with the tapas at So Salsa on Castle Street. You’ll find small plates from right across the globe, not just Spain, they do a great midweek lunchtime deal and it all does down very nicely with a jug of the house sangria! Book here.

Or try the amazing breakfast menu at Alberts Schloss


With its fabulous cabaret, Alberts on Bold Street is a top pick for a fun night out and it’s also a great place to head for breakfast from 9am to noon, whether you fancy sourdough toast topped with avo and egg or a mighty Cook Haus Breakfast – all the pastries are baked fresh in-house every day too.

Visit your new fave Greasy Spoon at the Royal Court

Our very own Lindzi Germain takes to the stage once again at Royal Court Liverpool in new comedy Greasy Spoon. Meet Mandy and Sharon whose day goes from bad to worse! Expect plenty of giggles, it opens on Friday and is on 26 August. Book here.

Get 2 for £12 cocktails at the Rev De Cuba happy hour (Monday- Friday 3-7pm)

We could all use a few money saving tips when we’re out and we reckon Martin Lewis would approve of this one! Take your amigos down to Revs at the Albert Dock midweek, from mid-afternoon to early evening (so perfect for after work), and you can get a bargain 2 for £12 deal on their cocktails.

Or Bottomless Brunch at Castle St Townhouse

Castle Street Townhouse

Doesn’t matter if it’s full-on sunshine or lashing down, nothing takes the fun out of a bottomless brunch and Castle St Townhouse has got an offer you can’t – or maybe just don’t want to – refuse, seven days a week. Get a light bite, a side, and bottomless prosecco or beer for £35 per person for 90 minutes.

See Barbie at the Everyman cinema at Metquarter

You can’t move for Barbie wherever you look, so think pink and don’t miss Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling in the most talked-about film of summer. Even if you’re not massive fan then you might want to just to see what all the fuss is about! Everyman’s got lots of screenings every day this week. Book here.

And shop local at the Art Quarter summer market there on Saturday

Art Quarter at Metquarter’s full of original pieces by independent Liverpool artists and on Saturday they’ll be showcasing at a summer market on the upper level. Along with work by talented local makers, you’ll find children’s workshops and live music from local choirs, 11am-5pm, free entry. 

Liverpool ONE’s Nature Trail is perfect for the kids with plenty of family dining on site too

Liverpool ONE half term nature trail

Kids love exploring nature and with Liverpool ONE’s Nature Trail they can do it right in the city centre. Ages 4-11 can get them out around Chavasse Park, looking and learning about all the plants and little creatures that live there. Pick up a booklet from the Information Centre, or download one, then combine the adventure with a family meal out.

And enjoy Calderstones Beach or Crosby Marina Fun Fair, both open now

If the weather’s half decent you can’t beat a beach and fun fair and you don’t have to go miles away to find two. Calderstones Beach has free weekday entertainment including disco and characters, arts and crafts and Punch & Judy, and Crosby Marina fun fair is also back, daily from 11am, until September 3.



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