It’s Easter already!
You know what that means; it’s time for a break, treat yourself. We don’t need much of an excuse to go out and enjoy Liverpool, but Easter Bank Holiday weekend basically means that we’re entitled to have fun and maybe even see a little bit of sunshine.
Now aside from Church, choccy eggs, easter bonnets and beer gardens there’s lots more to experience in Liverpool over the Easter Bank Holiday.
Once again, we’re here with a roundup of places to go, things to see, special offers and more! Never be bored this Easter in Liverpool.
Knowsley Safari is Liverpool’s ‘wildest’ day out. Kick off the Easter frolics with a 550 acre Safari Drive, and make friends with over 700 wild animals!
At Knowsley Safari they’re offering 20% off the normal ticket price when you book online. But that’s not the only Easter treat they’re offering, follow the ‘rocky road’ (get it?) foot safari, bring your binoculars and keep your eye out for 6 hidden eggs! Some might be as high as the treetops that their giraffes love to much on, whereas some could be underground in the tunnels of the cheeky meerkats! Keep an eye out for clues on their Facebook.
Relatable Chocolate Treat – Kinder Hippo
The best collection in the Galaxy
Sci-Fi Icons is a private collection of Star Wars memorabilia from one of the UK’s biggest collectors. At Spaceport any Star Wars fanatic will be fascinated by the array of scenes and iconic characters from films including Landspeeder, Desert Scene, Ewok Village, Jedi Knights, Death Star, Jaba’s Court, Emporer’s Throne Room, Storm Troopers, Darth Maul, C-3PO, R2-D2, Bobba Fett, Yoda, Chewbacca the wookie and more! There will also be a display of renowned Star Wars toys dating back from 1977 to 1999.
Whether you’re young, or old… most of us love Star Wars. Find out more.
Relatable Chocolate Treat – Milky Way
LFC’s official mascot, the Mighty Red is back with his unmissable family tour this Easter Weekend. Book your place now, to avoid upset little reds.
The excitement starts on the new podium, where you will meet your tour guide, who reveals fascinating facts on how the sensational structure was built.
Then it’s off to the new directors box for some of the best views of the pitch, before a stop in Jürgen Klopp’s new dugout for a photo in his seat and a trip to the world-famous Kop.
During the tour, young fans will take part in Mighty Red’s fun quiz for a chance to win footy-themed prizes, plus there will be lots more games and surprises, and a visit from Mighty Red himself for photos and autographs.
Relatable chocolate Treat – Maltesers 🤔 The bag is red and they’re shaped like footballs?
Art comes alive this Easter at Tate Liverpool with O.K – The Musical. The whole production will take place live in the gallery where people from Liverpool and Lancashire will put on a musical working with Christopher Kline. The gallery spaces will be turned into a working set as they meet, rehearse and prepare for the show.
Imaginative Worlds: 11–13 & 17–18 April 2017
Explore your creative side with these fun, hands-on workshops for families, designed by our own Family Collective. Come along, dress-up and enter into an imaginative world, make your own puppets, masks and theatrical props, then take them to our very own stage!
Ellsworth Kelly In Focus: 3 April - 29 May
See one of America’s greatest abstract artists of the 20th century, Ellsworth Kelly, free. Born in Newburgh, New York, Kelly (1923–2015) is best known for his pioneering paintings, inspired by his observations of overlooked geometric shapes such as shadows on a wall or the architectural features of buildings.
Relatable Chocolate Treat – Dairy Milk, Marvellous Creations
Every Saturday 1pm - 4pm, drop in for artist-led activities inspired by the Bluecoat exhibitors. Get creative with your little artists, who can make their own masterpieces!
Relatable Chocolate Treat – Revels Randoms
This half-term break, test your skills .. and your nerves too at Halewood’s Land Rover Experience choose from all the latest Land Rover Models and tackle some challenging off-road terrain!
With an instructor at the wheel, you’ll find yourself scaling steep, slippery gradients, deep water and steep drops – accompanied by the sounds of ‘oohs’ and ‘aahs’ from the back seat! All the instructors are highly-skilled offroaders and are super child friendly, pointing out all the sights and features of the off-road course.
Prices start at just £30 for a half an hour demo including 1 adult and up to three little bunnies.
Or, you can get behind the wheel yourself! Anyone can do it, honestly – well you must have a license – we did it! You can read about it here.
Relatable Chocolate Treat – Double Decker
So as Easter is about to hop around the corner, the Albert Dock is hoppin’ too with all sorts of fun to keep the whole family entertained.
Drop anchor at the Merseyside Maritime Museum and enjoy loads of free Titanic themed events. Bring the family and create something crafty, listen to stories or learn about the fashions and the music that played on board the ill-fated liner.
If your youngsters are thinking of smuggling extra choccy eggs, they’ll think again when they hear about the dangerous world of smuggling and contraband goods at the ever popular Seized! The Border and Customs Uncovered.
Take time to enjoy the relaxing surroundings of the Maritime Dining Room as their award-winning chefs prepare your delicious seasonal food.
Or if they’re taken by the Smuggling scene, then pop around the corner to Smugglers Cove, where the whole restaurant is themed around a pirate ship!
When the novelty of chocolate has worn off, how about DIY Pizza?! At Gusto, littleuns can make their own cheesylicious lunch for just £6.50 with free dessert and chef’s hat – cute!
Baby bunnies eat free at PanAm throughout Easter when one adult meal is purchased between 11am and 4pm.
Relatable chocolate Treat - Bounty
Alongside their amazing Cathedral Tower Experience where you can enjoy unrivalled panoramic views of the city, 500ft above sea level. There’s also a Twilight Tour that’s started from the summer which allows you to watch the sunset from this beautiful city building. We went last year, see what we thought here.
But that’s not all. Nope, Derby Mouse is at Liverpool Cathedral on Wednesday 12 April and Thursday 13 April 10.30am – 12.30pm for arts and crafts, storytime, free Easter eggs, photo opps and even a chance to meet the local police team.
Liverpool Cathedral is also the perfect place to Celebrate the Christian Easter festival; pop along to their Easter Organ Recital Eggstravaganza.
Relatable Chocolate Treat – Cadburys egg
Geno Washington & The Ram Jam Band first played the Cavern on the 12th July 1965! Liverpool are delighted to welcome them back during our “60th Anniversary” year.
Always ready to rock the house, the King of the Swingers Geno Washington is the incarnation of all things ‘60s. Hipsters and flipsters, movers and shakers alike, are all rendered incapable of having a bad time, when the Good Time Guru gets his army of fans on the good foot!
The old Geno magic still drags them in and sends them home high.
Geno Washington is a genuine full-on cult hero… a legend on the 60’s Soul scene. He enjoys such status on the Soul, R&B and Northern Soul scenes, due to his unsurpassable reputation as a live performer.
He is electrifying on stage and his love of performance (and of life!) makes him an inspiration, a joy to witness, and one of the greatest frontmen from the latter half of the 20th century.
Geno had two of the biggest selling U.K. albums of the sixties. Amazingly both were live albums.
Hand Clappin’ Foot Stompin’ Funky Butt Live’, was in the U.K. album charts for 48 out of 52 weeks in 1966. Incredibly, only’The Sound of Music’ and ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’ sold more copies in the UK that year… a fact that is a clear testament wesome ability as a live performer who connects with his audience.
Relatable Chocolate Treat – Rum Truffles!
We hope that you all enjoy your Easter break. Here’s a few of our other blogs that may come in use over the Bank Holiday weekend.