Now that lockdown measures are easing it means we can safely begin exploring Liverpool once again. 

Whilst we are still being blessed with the lovely summer weather it’s the perfect chance to spend plenty of time outside and fall in love with Liverpool all over again! 

If you’re looking for some inspiration on how to do just that, we’ve put together an outdoor itinerary full of things to do, places to eat and some tips on what social distancing measures are currently in place so you can safely enjoy your day out in Liverpool.

As of 22nd September all hospitality venues including bars, pubs and restaurants will have to shut at 10pm. We would recommend visiting each venue's website or social media channels before visiting for more information. 


There are plenty of ways to safely travel into Liverpool City Centre to enjoy your day out. 

If you’re using public transport then making sure you’re following Government advice is super important, to not only keep yourself, but everyone else, safe too. Face coverings are now mandatory on public transport so don’t forget yours when leaving the house. 

For the train, Merseyrail are asking you to wear a face covering, keep a 2 metre distance and wash your hands or use hand sanitiser before and after your journey. Planning ahead and buying your tickets in advance is also advised! Visit Merseyrail’s website for more information

If you are driving into the city centre then there are plenty of car parks open for you to use. For example, the QPark at Liverpool ONE is the perfect central location with plenty of social distancing measures in place. 

Or you can cycle! Grab your bike and helmet and use the dedicated cycle lanes around the city to safely ride into Liverpool. 


Speaking of cycling, the warm summer months are the perfect time to get on your bike and explore Liverpool. Not only is it good for the environment but it counts towards your daily exercise too! 

If you don’t have your own bike then you can easily hire one of the Liverpool City Bikes for a small fee. The docking stations are dotted all over the city so you’ll easily be able to find a few for your day out.

Don’t forget your helmet and plenty of water too! 


What better place to start your cycling adventure than at Liverpool’s Pier Head. The open space means there’s plenty of room for the whole family to safely cycle down one of the most beautiful parts of the city. 

Whilst you’re there, make sure you grab a photo in front of the Royal Liver Building and get the ultimate selfie with The Beatles Statue too. 

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Keep cycling along the Pier Head until you get to the stunning Royal Albert Dock. The Grade I Listed buildings are the largest collection in the UK and offer plenty to explore. You can jump off your bikes and have a look around or cycle along the River Mersey for a cooling breeze. 

There’s everything from Tate Liverpool (now open) to The Beatles Story (now open), the International Slavery Museum (now open) and the Merseyside Maritime Museum (now open) to have a look around, alongside the Liverpool Mountain and plenty of beautiful views.  

Whilst you’re here exploring, keep your eyes peeled for the cormorant bird - the bird that partly inspired the Liver Birds - or even a few jellyfish!


You might be getting a bit peckish right about now so set your satnav for Delifonseca and follow the river round for lunch time - it should only take about 10 minutes to get there on your bike! 

Delifonseca is the perfect place to grab some lunch to go. They have everything from fish and chips to Po’boys, halloumi wraps and plenty of veggie options too to take away. Their food hall is also open for you to explore for some more picnic options. 


With a backpack full of delicious food, jump back on your bike and head over to Sefton Park. At just a 15 minute cycle ride it’s the perfect location for your lunch time picnic. Find your favourite patch of grass and soak up the sun! 

After lunch, take a bit of time to explore the park on your bike. It’s a big park so there’s plenty to see. Try and find the beautiful Palm House or do a lap around the boating lake as you take in all the fresh air. 

If you’ve hired a Liverpool City Bike drop it off at one of the stations at the park for the evening ahead. 


After leaving the park head over to Lark Lane to experience food and drink heaven. The much loved street is full of independent restaurants and bars to explore. Pull up a seat in one of the beer gardens and grab a drink in the sun to rest your legs after all the cycling. The Liverpool Without Walls project also means that a majority of bars and restaurants on Lark Lane are offering outdoor seating too!

If you’re looking to have something to eat on the lane make sure you book in advance for your chosen restaurant too.

Take a short stroll down Lark Lane to St Michael’s station and jump the train back to Liverpool Central. Don’t forget your mask for the train! 

joy division cyclist heading towards the park.

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Take advantage of the new outdoor seating areas on Bold Street and enjoy dinner alfresco! The new Liverpool Without Walls project means there are plenty of restaurants offering an outdoor seating area for you to enjoy dinner in the fresh air if you wish. 

There are plenty of places you can pick from, whatever you’re in the mood for. Check out Maray for Middle Eastern inspired small plates, Crust for fresh stone baked pizzas or Bundobust for Indian street food.  

Whilst you're on Bold Street make sure to check out the Bombed Out Church Garden Bar too. Turncoat are serving up incredible stone baked pizzas and there is also a bar for you to grab a refreshing drink in the sun. 

Each venue has implemented their own government approved health and safety measures and we recommend visiting each of their websites beforehand for in depth descriptions of these. 

A lot of restaurants are using a booking only system so we would also recommend checking to see if you need to book a table first before dining with them. 


There’s no better way to end the day than by watching the sun go down at Crosby Beach. Jump on the train on the Northern Line to Waterloo or Blundellsands & Crosby and head for the beach. Not only will you be able to catch the incredible sunset but you can also see Anthony Gormley’s ‘Another Place’ too. 

The 100 cast-iron sculptures of Gormley are spread out along three kilometers of the beach stretching almost one kilometre out to sea! It’s a sight to see. 

Nice walk along the beach last night before the rain

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If you’re feeling a bit adventurous you can even take a trip to Chester Zoo or Knowsley Safari to spend the day outdoors with their wonderful wildlife. Tickets to both attractions need to be booked in advance with both also having health and safety guidelines in place. 

๐Ÿ“ฃ ๐Ÿ˜ WHAT YOU NEED TO DO BEFORE YOU VISIT OUR ZOO ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ“ฃ We’re SO excited to be able to welcome you back to our zoo from Monday 15 June 2020. Our team have been working super hard to make your day out a safe and enjoyable one – we can’t WAIT to see you! There’s something really important that you need to do before you come to see us…. BOOK ONLINE BEFORE YOU COME Make sure you’ve booked your spot online BEFORE you visit us. Even if you’re a member or have an open dated ticket, you still need to you book online so we can monitor our numbers for social distancing and keep our visitors safe. We won’t be selling tickets on the day at our gates, so make sure you get your spot online. BOOK YOUR PLACE HERE ๐Ÿ‘‰ Our tickets are in high demand at the moment, but we’re releasing more over the coming days and weeks - so please don’t worry if you didn’t get yours straight away. We know things are going to feel a little bit different, but by taking small steps and making some changes, we hope that you’ll have a wonderful day with us. You can find out more about what we’re doing to keep you safe here ๐Ÿ‘‰ If you can’t visit us right now but would still like to support us with our mission to prevent extinction, there are lots of ways that you can help ๐Ÿ‘‰ Thank you for your patience, understanding and support – we really are so grateful for all that you do for us, and we are ECSTATIC to see you next week โค๏ธ

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If you’re up for a bit more cycling then why not go on a Liverpool Cycle Tour! They do Beatles themed tours, walking tours, city centre sightseeing tours and even have a fleet of electric bikes to use if you're not overly confident on two wheels. 


For an adventure day out why not take a trip to Hover Force. You can do everything from taking a spin on a hovercraft, mud buggies, grass karts, target shooting and loads more! Lots of social distancing measures have been introduced which you can read about here


If you’re a fan of The Beatles then head down to Strawberry Field to enjoy some peace and quiet in their beautiful gardens. It was these gardens that John Lennon visited and became inspired to write the Beatles hit ‘Strawberry Fields Forever’ so it’s a great place to relax and take it all in.


If you’re after a good shopping trip then head to Liverpool ONE for an open air shopping experience. The huge shopping complex has all your favourite high street stores, restaurants, Odeon Cinema, Junkyard Golf and even Chavasse Park to enjoy some fresh air. 

Whilst visiting Liverpool ONE it is important to follow all the social distancing guidelines put in place and wear a face covering when entering the stores. 

Due to venues having different guidelines, booking systems and opening hours we would always recommend checking ahead with each one before your visit. For more information on how to safely visit Liverpool as lockdown measures ease have a look at our dedicated blog

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