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What’s on this week in Liverpool? (17 February-23 February 2020)

16/02/2020

Everything you need to know about this week in Liverpool is here.


Half-term has arrived and we are making it easier for you with some brilliant ideas to keep kids of all ages entertained. From puddle jumping contests and Frozen-themed parties, to fun fairs, pantos and circuses, it’s all happening to keep boredom at bay over the holidays.

Meanwhile, there’s sensational new menus waiting to be sampled, a brilliant-sounding Vegan Market at The Baltic, some fantastic live sets – and Scouse Bird’s made her own gin! Read on and you’ve got to agree there’s no half-measures when it comes to having fun this half-term in Liverpool.

Plan your journey with Merseyrail and find your nearest station here. Or get the latest bus routes and time tables from Arriva here.

Monday 17th February 2020

Breakfast at The Quarter on Falkner Street 

Start your day in fine fettle at the rather gorgeous Georgian Quarter at this Italian-inspired independent with brekkie including Vegan options or tasty treats on-the-go such as the sausage barm featuring The Lakes’ Gold-awarded sausages on a brioche bun. Superb!

Visit The Quarter here

Calderstones Park Family Funfair returns for half-term!

Children will love a visit to this traditional family funfair with all their favourite rides and fun house open daily with discounted tickets available. Open 11am-6pm on the former tennis site until Saturday 23rd February.

Further details here

Try a chicken dinner extravaganza at Yard & Koop, Liverpool ONE

The home of famous buttermilk-fried chicken with a menu including The Dirty Bird – a bowl of fries with buttermilk-fried chicken and crispy bacon smothered in spicy Bee’s Knees Dr Pepper BBQ and blue cheese sauces. No chickening out. It’s a taste sensation, folks.

Take a look here

Fans of Gloria Estefan will love On Your Feet at the Liverpool Empire

From the streets of Cuba to making music in Miami and sitting pretty at the top of the charts, On Your Feet is the true story of Gloria and husband Emilio’s romance which brought us hits like Rhythm Is Gonna Get You, Don’t Want To Lose You and Dr. Beat.

Buy your tickets here

Tuesday 18th February 2020

Crafty fun at Museum of Liverpool

There’s always great things going on for children at the Museum of Liverpool. This week, get inspired by the Liverpool on Wheels exhibition before making your own badge to take home!

Further details here

Catch Gandey’s Circus 'The Unbelievable Tour' at Aintree Racecourse 

Gandey’s jaw-dropping Big Top Circus brings 80 minutes of thrilling trapeze, spectacular motorbike performances and galloping acrobats to Aintree with this week until March 1st! 

Book your tickets here

Tea at Justino’s on Aigburth Road, South Liverpool

Get ready to meet you new favourite Italian restaurant as you enjoy exceptional service and a menu of deliciously good dishes including Linguine al Pesce Spada with cherry tomatoes, toasted almonds, mint, onion and swordfish in a creamy white wine sauce.

Visit Justino’s here

See The Lighthouse Family at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

One of the biggest bands of 90s return with hits such as Lifted, High, Ocean Drive and new album Blue Sky In Your Head. Can’t stop singing now, can ya?!

Book tickets here

Wednesday 19th February 2020

Creepy Crawly Crafts at Speke Hall

There’s a whole world of mini beasts and busy bugs to discover this half-term and children can even become their very own type of bug with mask-making from 10.30am until 4pm. 

Further details here

The Wizard of Oz is on at St Helen’s Theatre Royal

Head off to see the wonderful Wizard of Oz as The Scarecrow, Tin Man and Cowardly Lion join Dorothy and Toto on The Yellow Brick Road with cute costumes, show-stopping songs and incredible choreography in this hilarious and heart-warming panto. 

Book tickets here

Film Night - The Breakfast Club at the British Music Experience

This John Hughes classic with an A-list 80s cast puts five very different students – a brain, an athlete, a basket-case, a princess and a criminal – on life-changing Saturday detention.

Buy tickets here

Enjoy a midweek gin at Liverpool Gin Distillery - and you can even make your own!

If gin is your tipple of choice you need to visit the super stylish home of Liverpool Gin for dinner and drinks, and book one of their brilliant experiences with either a Distillery Tour & Tasting or make your own gin in The Gin Lab. The perfect gift to yourself!

Discover Liverpool Gin Distillery here

Thursday 20th February 2020

Mexican lunch at MADRE at the Royal Albert Dock

Get spicy with an incredible menu including Birria De Res – slow-braised beef brisket with black beans; or share a selection of salsa dishes such as butterflied sea bass or rib-eye with jalapeños served with tortilla. Did someone say, let’s order a round of Margaritas?

Book your table here

Scouse Bird launches Scouse Bird Spirits at Eden, Red Door, Berry Street

Expect some seriously Scouse surprises at this VIP night with a welcome Scouse Bird gin on arrival, fantastic food, VIP goody bag and entry into an exclusive raffle with boss prizes.

Get your tickets here

The Script play M&S Bank Arena supported by Becky Hill

Becky Hill reunites with her mentor on The Voice, Danny O’Donoghue as she joins the lads on their Sunsets & Full Moons European tour which kicks off in Liverpool tonight!

Book tickets here

Anton Powers plays Baa Baa on Fleet Street

Join Liverpool’s Anton Powers for Project Thursday from 11pm ’til 4am which promises to be a huge night of House, R&B and Tech with selected drinks offers in the iconic Baa Baa. 

Get your tickets here

Friday 21st February 2020

Inflatable Adventure World launches at Exhibition Centre Liverpool

Kids on the mooch? Book your two-hour session at this theme park with a difference – it’s a world of inflatable adventure including toddler play zone, Minions course and gigantic Ninja Warrior assault course open until Sunday 23rd.

Buy your tickets here

Frozen party at Wig Wam coffee shop, Rose Lane

Fans of Frozen will love this themed party from 2-4pm with a screening of the Disney classic, Frozen picture hunt and colouring, plus a very special appearance by Elsa who’ll be singing songs and posing for pictures with little ones at this super cute coffee shop.

Further details here

Jamie Webster plays Arts Club on Seel Street

The LFC fan who found fame playing after Liverpool games takes to the stage ahead of appearances in Dublin and London with new single Living For Yesterday available to download now. One to watch…

Get your tickets here

Try the new Alps-themed menu at Six By Nico on North John Street

Let exceptional Alpine comfort food warm-up your appetite with dishes including Tartiflette – barbecued broccoli, pickled walnut and Reblochon cheese, and for dessert how about a Snowball – coconut & pistachio parfait with passion fruit caramel and chargrilled pineapple. Wowzers. 

Book your table here

Saturday 22nd February 2020

Breakfast at Love & Rockets on Lark Lane

Settle into the weekend at this cosy little bar that knows how to serve an exceptionally good brekkie including the American biggie of fried eggs, home fries, pancake, bacon, sausage and beans with a side of maple. That’s Saturday morning sorted, then.

Discover Love & Rockets here

Puddle Jumping Championships at Martin Mere Wetland Centre, Burscough

Fancy making a big splash this half-term? Grown ups and children need to grab their wellies and head to Martin Mere with daily winners and fantastic prizes for super splashes!

Further details here

Watch The Guinness Six Nations Rugby at The Phil pub, Hope Street

A great excuse to pull up a seat in the Grade I list Phil for live action as Six Nations Rugby reaches Round Three with Italy vs Scotland at 2:15pm and Wales vs France at 4:45pm.

Further details here

Example plays Invisible Wind Factory, Regent Road

Get set for a high energy appearance from the singer, rapper and producer who brought us hits like Changed The Way You Kiss Me, Kickstarts, Stay Awake and new track Click.

Get your tickets here

Sunday 23rd February 2020

Baltic Market Vegan Extravaganza 

Fancy a Sunday well-spent? Then it’s time for a lifestyle revamp from skincare to cakes, honey to sushi. You can discover ingenious local Vegan alternatives with specialist stalls, all happening from 11am until 3pm, and Vegan food stalls and bar staying open until 9pm.

Further details here

Bottomless Brunch at Lu Ban

Sit back and relax at The Baltic with the new Xing Fu special Sunday menu at Lu Ban featuring inclusive drinks and continuous servings of food including Downing Street Vegetable Dumplings with smoked bean curd, day lily, shitake and sesame dumplings. 

View the menu here

Catch The Classic Rock Show at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

An incredible playlist of Rock’s greatest guitar anthems from legends including Led Zep, Dire Straits, Eric Clapton, Queen, The Eagles and Fleetwood Mac with a guitar duel finale! Air guitars optional.

Book tickets here

Sunday Roast at Smugglers Cove

Any excuse to spend time at Royal Albert Dock sounds good to us but they don’t always taste as good – with dishes such as Mother Recap’s Signature Scouse; a hearty lamb stew with a side of bread, pickled beetroot and brown sauce. An absolute feast.

View the menu here


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