It’s SUMMER! Liverpool comes alive during the Summer months, and we've got an exciting programme of events coming up.

Liverpool has plenty of bars and restaurants for alfresco dining in the sunshine, and loads of attractions to keep the kids entertained during the school holidays. If you’re coming to visit over the next few months, here’s what you can expect…

What's on?

Summer kicks off in June for football fans enjoying the World Cup. If you’re a fan of the beautiful game, make sure you catch ‘The Art of Football’ season which is running until 15th July. Art exhibitions, a music festival, a symposium and pop -up cinema will take place in various locations around the city to celebrate the creative culture and social fabric which underpins football.

Liverpool International Music Festival returns to Sefton Park on 21st and 22nd July with arguably its best line-up to date, featuring world-renowned artists performing alongside home-grown talent. Saturday headliners for this year include Example & DJ Wire renowned for their high-energy festival set. The godfather of grime, Wiley, will also be taking to the stage plus music from NME’s Best New Artist Stefflon Don and Brit Awards nominee Jax Jones.

Haçienda Classiçal top the Sunday night bill with a brand-new set for 2018 which will reinterpret seminal dance classics with the Manchester Camerata orchestra alongside some special guests. Sunday also sees LIMF welcome back the incredible Basement Jaxx who will raise energy levels even higher ahead of Haçienda Classiçal with their renowned DJ set.

Families can enjoy the first ever CBBC Summer Social at Croxteth Hall.  Expect fabulous musical stars such as Union J and Matt Terry, plus appearances from CBBC royalty including Hacker T Dog, Sam and Mark, Mr Tumble and much more. There will be junior discos, slime experimenting, themed treasure hunts, gaming areas aswell as immersive activity zones and art workshops!

Adventure-seekers can enjoy the biggest, loudest and most precise motorsport event to ever hit the UK in Liverpool on 19th August. Red Bull Drift Shifters will showcase their skills as they rip through the streets just feet from the crowds in the shadow of the iconic Royal Liver Building. Ten thousand spectators will be as close to the action as physically possible to witness the drivers putting their skills, speed and precision to the test.

Things to do

The Adventure Dock Co is Liverpool’s newest and bounciest family attraction. The aqua park is a giant inflatable obstacle course on the water in Duke’s Dock, which is next door to the iconic Albert Dock on the famous Liverpool waterfront. The obstacle course is made up of huge inflatable free-fall slides, trampolines, rafts and barriers. You’ll bounce, splash and slide whilst racing your family and friends around this fun-filled course. Anyone from the age of 8 years old will have an amazing time on this unique course, and we will make sure you leave with a huge smile and totally wiped out!

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Did you know that there are multiple beaches in Liverpool which are only a short drive away from the city centre? With miles of coastline, you’re never far from a beach in Liverpool. From the marine lake at West Kirby, to the astonishing Antony Gormley statues at Crosby, heading to the beach with a picnic is the perfect way to explore the sights and sounds of the region outside of the city centre. We recommend trying Fish and Chips with lashings of sauce.  It’s a British tradition.

Liverpool is also full of incredible green spaces where you can kick back and relax. Sefton Park is only a 15-minute journey from the City Centre, you can explore 200-acres of parkland, enojoy the boating lake and get yourself an ice-cream from the park cafe.

Where to eat

Make the most of the weather and dine outside! There are plenty of places where you can catch some rays, glimpse some divine views of Liverpool, whilst tucking into something REALLY delicious.

For the perfect suntrap and a lot of soul, head to Revolución de Cuba Liverpool at the Albert Dock where you can dine, drink and relax in the sunshine.  The Latin American inspired menu paired with exotic and exciting cocktails provide a perfect summertime mix of Cuban passion. If you’re looking for somewhere to dine whilst watching the sunset, the head here before enjoying the live music and late night partying in the Casa de la Musica.

Just a 15-minute walk from Liverpool ONE, the laid-back Baltic Triangle is where city-dwellers come to relax when the sun reaches its peak.

With its eclectic and colourful outside space, the Botanical Garden is the place to come and kick back on those sunniest of days. Oktopus provides the street food on site this year, the stall is tucked away in the right-hand corner serving up an array of fried and fresh bites from popcorn mussels to delicious crispy buttermilk fried chicken strips.

Around the corner, there’s the award-winning Constellations, featuring a super chilled atmosphere and an awesome menu to fill any hungry void. Throughout the summer months the outdoor BBQ serves up mouthwatering burgers as well as sharing platters – all washed down with some craft beers such as ‘Love Lane’ from the Garden Bar. Fresh, locally sourced and live music – we think you’ve got yourself a boss spot from breakfast to sundown.

Where to drink

Where better to enjoy the incredible views of Liverpool with a drink in hand? Goodness Gracious Roof Garden is one of the city’s best rooftop bars. It overlooks the famous Three Graces and resides on the roof of a former bank building at the bottom of Water Street.

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You probably, most definitely won’t just stumble across the Kazimier Garden, but if you ever did I assure you it’ll be the best little place you ever stumble across.

The eclectic furnishings - by that we mean more festoon lighting, wooden huts, gravel floor and its bird house type beacon, that lets you seek out just where this little treasure is – It’s love of live music, selection of craft beers and botanicals and whole atmosphere means that as soon as you enter through the shabby door, you feel a world away from a bustling city.

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