Monday 9 April 2018

3 Things To Do In Liverpool This Summer

Liverpool is one of my favourite cities. I went to university there and I have so many fond (and so many hazy) memories of my time in the city. I lived right next to Liverpool Lime Street when I was in my first year so I got to know the city pretty well. Obviously, in those days I wasn't looking for places with a family-friendly vibe, I was more interested in student discounts and horrifically sweet alcoholic drinks, but it's a really good city for families. 

Ebony has been to Liverpool countless time. My best friend still lives over that way so we've been to see her lots of times. I've also taken Ebony to see the daffodils in Sefton Park, to explore the museums and to the shops. It has become a bit of a tradition now that we visit Liverpool during the school holidays. After Manchester, it's our most visited haunt. It's really easy to get to on the train from Romiley and there are plenty of places to visit within walking distance of the train station. 

Here are 3 things to do in Liverpool this summer:

1. Visit the museums
When you get to Liverpool Lime Street Station in the city centre, you are mere moments away from a collection of family-friendly attractions. The World Museum is a must-visit with plenty to keep kids entertained. From dinosaurs to the night sky, the museum will provide hours of learning and entertainment. Top tip: it gets really busy in the holidays and the wait for the lift is long, so get walking up those stairs. 

On the same strip as the museum sits the city's central library. From the roof of the library, you can look out across the city. It is a beautiful view and definitely worth a visit. The Walker Art Gallery is just next door and they have a wonderful kids room with plenty of dressing up, crafts and books. This is our usual circuit, we head to these three attractions and that easily fills a day out during the holidays. 

Visitors who wish to see the museums can hop on board City Explorer, a Liverpool city tour bus which stops right outside the museums as well as 14 of the best spots throughout the city centre. Alternatively, fans of Liverpool Football Club can opt for the themed LFC City Explorer bus which takes you to Anfield.

This event sounds pretty special. Taking place at Liverpool ONE, and running from today until June, the organisers hope this event will get kids excited about reading. Combining live storytelling with imaginative play, this activity is bound to be good fun. The adventures runs four times a day, lasts 45 minutes and is followed by a 15-minute craft session. It's free to attend but you need to book a place in advance. 

Duke's Dock, just next door to Albert Dock, has been taken over by a huge inflatable obstacle course. Freefall slides, rafts and trampolines make up this family-friendly assault course. The course is suitable for everyone aged 8 and over, so it's the perfect summer activity for older children. Visit the website to book today.

For more inspiration of places to visit in Liverpool, check out the hashtag #LiverpoolGuide2018 to see what other people have recommended. 

This is a collaborative post. 
Photo by Carl Raw on Unsplash

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