There are loads of fun things to do in Liverpool which is why it is one of my favourite cities. There is always something new going on from Giant parades, to cultural festival and of course the Christmas markets (it’s also pretty instagramable too), you can simply ever tire of the place. As well as having loads to see and do there are also lots of lovely hotels in Liverpool and with 3 train stations it’s easily accessible for a day trip or, better yet, a weekend break. And whether you are there for one day or several there is always somewhere incredible where you can grab some food, a cocktail or even an afternoon tea. Liverpool really does cater for everyone.
If you are thinking of visiting Liverpool soon then here are some of my favourite fun things to do in Liverpool either with or without kids.
VR-here is a virtual reality gaming centre which is walking distance from the city centre. It is blow your mind fun for anyone and everyone over the age of 8. You can book a VR booth for a minimum of 30 minutes for £10 but you will most probably want to stay longer as trying to beat your own high score can become pretty addictive. The VR experience is great fun as a on of treat but would also make a great birthday party or hen or stag doo activity too.
You can’t possibly visit Liverpool without taking a trip to Liverpool one. The cities main shopping arcade right at the heart of the city. Here you will find all your favourite shops as well as some you may not be familiar with, a choice of eateries that cater for every need as well as a cinema and regular entertainment. It is a great place to start or end your day in Liverpool.
Explore by Bike
If you are looking for a selection of fun things to do in Liverpool then hiring a bike will meet your needs perfectly as it’s not only a fun activity in its own right but it is also a great way to travel from one place to another. You can hire the bikes from various places around Liverpool for £1 an hour making this a great cost effective, time savvy, eco friendly way to see at much of the city as possible. Personally, I recommend you take the bikes down to the docks and enjoy a cycle with a view with plenty of places to stop and take in the sights.
Explore by Foot
If cycling is not your idea of fun then you can still explore the city on foot. Be sure to wander wherever your heart desires including the little side streets and random nooks and crannies dotted about the city as you will uncover some hidden gems such as the umbrellas that represent ADHD and autism, or the painted dogs hidden around the city as well as any number of other wonders.
There are loads of places to enjoy food and drink in Liverpool but one of our favourites is the Bierkeller. It is situated opposite Liverpool one and offers the most delicious Bavarian food. It has a variety of different rooms so you can choose to relax on the terrace, sit in the bar, or even watch a match on one of the big screens.
The Bierkeller often host a number of shows, some family friendly and some adult only, so be sure to check out what is on when planning your trip. We recently attended a showing of Harry Potter which included letters from Hogwarts for all the children as well as a fully decorated hall and plenty of opportunity for children (and adults) to try on cloaks, the sorting hat and even ride a broomstick.
Oh and the food is delicious!
The Wheel of Liverpool
A list of fun things to do in Liverpool isn’t complete without mentioning the big wheel. If braving the heights and taking in the views from the top of the Freij wheel over by the docks sounds like your cup of tea then make sure you fit it in as you wont be disappointed. At only £10 per adult or £30 for a family the only question is “who is brave enough to do with you?”
If culture and history are more your thing then worry not as Liverpool is home to 3 free museums all of which are fascinating and cater for children brilliantly with hands on exhibitions, dressing up areas and a number of creative activities going on throughout the year. These are definitely worth a visit if you happen to be in Liverpool when the weather is rubbish, which if we are honest is probably 80% of the year.
If you are looking to break up your day then I suggest afternoon tea at Ma Boyles and if you are child free then I highly recommend the bottomless afternoon as they serve some of the best prosecco based cocktails I have ever tried.
If you are lucky enough to visit Liverpool during the festive period then be sure to check out the Christmas markets. They have rides for children and plenty of stalls for the shoppers to browse and of course the all important mulled wine and so many food choices.
If you have any other suggestions for fun things to do in Liverpool then do add them to the comments below.
(This post was written in collaboration with Hotels.com who gifted us the spending money. All views are my own).