The three-day weekend that everyone craves during the summer is fast approaching and this year, as ever, it’s all going on in Liverpool.

If you’re not partying all day long at the biggest dance festival in the world, Creamfields, then never fear the Liverpool Bank Holiday Bonanza is here! We’ve put together our top tips on how to have a sizzler this summer. From celebrating Beatlemania to getting folky with the family on the Albert Dock, or taking in an impressive collection of contemporary art at TATE, Liverpool has it covered.

Go on, you know you want to stay for longer than a day! Whether you’re looking for luxury, branded or are on a tight budget we’re pretty sure you’ll find something to suit your taste and pocket. 

International Beatleweek

International Beatleweek means that Beatlemania is back and taking over from 22 – 28 August. If you’re a fan of the Fab Four then Liverpool is certainly the place to be this Bank Holiday.

Free Culture

Almost all of Liverpool’s Museums are free to enter so don’t worry about breaking the bank. The Museum of Liverpool, explores Liverpool’s global significance through its history, geography and culture alongside their current exhibition, 'Double Fantasy' which celebrates John & Yoko's relationship and how they expressed their deep and powerful love through, art, music and ongoing Imagine Peace campaign. 

Folk on the Dock
24 – 27 August 
Royal Albert Dock

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The festival will take place on Liverpool’s beautiful UNESCO World Heritage listed waterfront, amongst the largest collection of Grade I listed buildings in the UK at the Royal Albert Dock...what a venue!

Over the four days Folk on the Dock will showcase the best in folk, acoustic and roots music in an exciting celebration. It will be the third edition of the free festival, which has proven to be incredibly popular in the past, with more than 90,000 people attending over the course of the weekend in 2017. This year’s event will see over 200 artists play across ten stages around the Dock, as well as the completely unique Liverpool Shanty Festival – where live performances take place on boats around the water’s edge and in the Merseyside Maritime Museum.

The Great Brick Adventure
Echo Arena, Liverpool
25-27 August

The Great Brick Adventure, taking place from the 25th to 27th August, will feature three interactive zones that will showcase some of the world’s best LEGO® brick models. Children young and old are sure to be in awe at their scale and size at this fully immersive event. 

Knowsley Safari

Experience the Liverpool’s wildest day out with a trip to family-favourite, Knowsley Safari. Kick off your day with a tour of the 550 acre Safari Drive and get acquainted with over 700 wild animals, from baboons to camels, wildebeest to tigers, all from the comfort of your own car. On the Foot Safari, you can take a walk on the dark side through the Bat Forest – a 5* home from home for 100 Egyptian fruit bats, or marvel at the birds of prey. The ‘beak to face’ Birds of Prey Experience includes vulture feeding, flying displays and bird handling. Anything could happen as they swoop and dive just inches above your head!

Liverpool Biennial

'An invigorating tenth Liverpool Biennial focuses on disappearing cultures in venues across the city', says @thetimes. 'Tate Liverpool is a good place to start. Don't miss the Korean artist Haegue Yang's lovely immersive installation on the ground floor, which from its wallpaper to its soundscape is full of jubilant detail inspired by Korean and British folk traditions. Look out the teeny-weeny beach scene.' You won't want to miss our opening weekend tomorrow! #haegueyang #tateliverpool #liverpoolbiennial #LB2018 #contemporaryart #visualart #art #sculpture #artinstallation #installation @tateliverpool Image: Haegue Yang, The Intermediate – Long Neck Woman Upside Down, 2016. Installation view at Tate Liverpool, Liverpool Biennial 2018: Beautiful world, where are you? Photo: Roger Sinek © Tate Liverpool

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40 artists from 22 countries have come together to participate in 2018's edition of the Liverpool Biennial. For 2018, the 20th anniversary of the Biennial commissioning art in the city, the theme is ‘Beautiful world, where are you?’ – inspired by the line in a 230-year-old poem by Friedrich Schiller, set to music by Franz Schubert. The words suggest a world in turmoil – but also a chance to reconsider the past, and look at how we can build a more beautiful life for everyone in the future.

Mersey Ferries Summer Evening Cruises

Make the most of those summer nights before they’re gone. There’s nowhere better to admire the iconic Liverpool city skyline than on-board a Mersey Ferry. This Bank Holiday step on-board and enjoy a ferry cross the Mersey with a difference. The two hour cruise will feature live acoustic music, a licensed bar and spectacular skyline views.


The Royal Albert Dock
Heritage/Visitor Centre
Families enjoying the Royal Albert Dock in the sunshine

Located on Liverpool’s incredible World Heritage Site waterfront, the Albert Dock structure features the largest collection of Grade I listed buildings in the whole country.

Tate Liverpool
Tate Liverpool

Welcome to the home of British and international modern and contemporary art in the North; Tate Liverpool. Aren’t we lucky?

International Beatleweek
International Beatleweek celebrates everything Beatles in Liverpool

Cavern City Tours is proud to bring you the annual International Beatleweek Festival, which celebrates the music of the most famous pop group the world has ever known, the Beatles. In the city where it all began, Liverpool.

International Slavery Museum
International Slavery Museum

the International Slavery Museum is located within Liverpool's Albert Dock, inside the Merseyside Maritime Museum building.

Museum of Liverpool
Museum of Liverpool's 'Window with a View' Winner.

The Museum of Liverpool is the world’s first national museum devoted to the history of a regional city and the largest newly-built national museum in Britain for more than a century.

Knowsley Safari
Safari Park
Knowsley Safari

Experience the Liverpool’s wildest day out with a trip to family-favourite, Knowsley Safari.

Mersey Ferries
Boat Trip
The Mersey Ferries Dazzle Ferry

Experience Liverpool From Every Angle! For the best sights of Liverpool, take a Mersey Ferry with a City Explorer Open Top Bus Tour. Book online here!