Autumn in Liverpool is always beautiful! It might be a bit different this year but there are still plenty of ways to safely enjoy everything we love about the change of seasons.

From supporting local business in any way we can to getting some fresh air in the crisp October breeze at a park, grab your coat and wooly hat and fall in Love with Liverpool this Autumn.

For information on visiting Liverpool and the restrictions that are currently in place, please see our FAQs.


INDULGE IN A HOT CHOCOLATE


There is nothing more satisfying this time of year than indulging in a creamy hot chocolate. Head to one of Liverpool’s many coffee shops to take a break with the winter warmer or grab one to go and take a stroll around the city on an autumnal afternoon. Have a look at our blog on Liverpool's coffee shops to see where you fancy


PUMPKIN PICKING 


This halloween why not head to a local pumpkin farm to pick your own pumpkin for carving, it’s the best way to get you in the mood for the spooky season. Have a look at Church View Farm in Lydiate, The Pumpkin Patch in Hightown, Church Farm in Thurstaston or the Windmill Animal Farm in Burscough. 

๐ŸŽƒ๐ŸŽƒ๐ŸŽƒ THE PUMPKIN PATCH HIGHTOWN ๐ŸŽƒ๐ŸŽƒ๐ŸŽƒ Back again for 2020 and only one month to go everyone! We open for our first day of pumpkin picking at 9am on 3rd Oct and we can’t wait for this year’s pumpkin fun! ๐ŸŽƒ๐ŸŽƒ๐ŸŽƒ ๐ŸŽƒ๐ŸŽƒ Open 9am to 6pm every day 3rd October to 1st November ๐ŸŽƒ๐ŸŽƒ ๐ŸŽƒ๐ŸŽƒ easy to find just off the Formby Bypass, Orrell Hill Lane, Hightown, L38 5DA ๐ŸŽƒ๐ŸŽƒ 3 for £10 or £4 each - any size (we don’t charge extra for our whopper pumpkins!) ๐Ÿ“ธ don’t forget your camera for memory making! ๐Ÿ“ธ This year the famous @coffeewithsquirrels you all know and love from the Formby Pinewoods is also joining us with their gorgeous offerings โ˜•๏ธ ๐Ÿง ๐Ÿฅ“ We are dog friendly ๐Ÿถ Dogs must be kept on a short lead ๐Ÿฆฎ & all ๐Ÿ’ฉ bagged and binned. Huge off road, safe car park on site ๐Ÿš˜ Toilets on site ๐Ÿšพ ๐Ÿฆ  Covid19 precautions in place for distancing & wheelbarrows will be sprayed between each family ๐Ÿฆ  ๐ŸŽƒ๐ŸŽƒ๐ŸŽƒ๐ŸŽƒ๐ŸŽƒ๐ŸŽƒ๐ŸŽƒ๐ŸŽƒ๐ŸŽƒ๐ŸŽƒ๐ŸŽƒ๐ŸŽƒ๐ŸŽƒ๐ŸŽƒ ๐ŸŽƒ3 pumpkins for £10 or £4 each any size ๐ŸŽƒthousands of amazing pumpkins ๐ŸŽƒ ๐ŸŽƒborrow a barrow from us ๐ŸŽƒdog friendly (short leads please) ๐ŸŽƒtoilets on site ๐ŸŽƒplenty of off road & safe parking (5 acres, plenty for hundreds of cars). ๐ŸŽƒno booking necessary & no admission charge ๐ŸŽƒhuge pumpkins ๐ŸŽƒwhite ghost pumpkins of all sizes ๐ŸŽƒCinderella traditional pumpkins ๐ŸŽƒpumpkins are edible ๐ŸŽƒ๐ŸŽƒ๐ŸŽƒ๐ŸŽƒ๐ŸŽƒ๐ŸŽƒ๐ŸŽƒ๐ŸŽƒ๐ŸŽƒ๐ŸŽƒ๐ŸŽƒ๐ŸŽƒ๐ŸŽƒ๐ŸŽƒ

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TAKE A TOUR WITH SHIVERPOOL


Now that the evenings are getting darker it's the perfect time to head on a spooky tour with Shiverpool. Head on their Hope Street Shivers tour and learn all about the ghostly history of one of Liverpool’s most haunted areas.

Their tours are Covid-safe and social distancing measures are put in place throughout. 

Dear Fiendish Friends of Liverpool, In these febrile times, the need has never been greater for us to step into another world and allow our imaginations to dance in the pale moon light, to live in the infinite now! ๐ŸŒš๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒœ๐ŸŒ™๐ŸŒ”๐ŸŒ’ Sometimes we need a blast of fresh sea air, to unplug and tune into our surroundings, enjoy the changing season and those ancient human connections that we all need. Who doesn’t love a good story, fables and folklore- a stroll #afterdark in a spectre-acular city, hear tales of a time now past ๐Ÿ We are delivering our storytelling wizardry, tours and experiences in the great outdoors to all the family in baby bubbles bursting with fun frights and city sights. So join us this October and free the spirit! All our tours have been independently assessed and audited by @fg_inyourcorner to work within Gov Guidance ๐Ÿ‚ Do Something Different, Think #Shiverpool #outdoorarts #outdoorartsuk #Shiverpool #ghoststories #setyourspiritfree #streetheatre #storytelling #ghoststories #history #heritage #cultureaftercovid #liverpoolwithoutwalls #HereForCulture

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WALKS IN THE PARK


Did you know Liverpool has more parks than any other city outside of London? They are beautiful any time of year but when the leaves start to turn orange and the air gets crisp, taking a stroll around our open spaces is the best way to blow the cobwebs away on a sunny winter afternoon. Have a look at our blog on Liverpool’s open spaces so you can plan your next big afternoon walk.

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DIVE INTO A BOOK


The colder months are the perfect time to settle down with a good book and a cup of tea and what better place to treat yourself to a new one than at one of Liverpool’s independent book shops. Take a look at News from Nowhere, Kernaghan Books or Reid of Liverpool to see if there is anything that takes your fancy. They’ll definitely appreciate your support. 

๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰ We are OPEN again! ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰ We're delighted to be officially open once more! Please note: There are a few changes to our opening hours, and to the layout of the shop: ๐Ÿ•ฐ Our new opening hours are now Tuesday to Saturday, from 11am to 5pm (we are currently closed on Sundays and Mondays). ๐Ÿงผ The shop has been cleaned and we have cleared and reorganised to make as much space as possible for customers and workers to move around at a safe distance from each other. We have screens at the till and at other work areas inside the shop. ๐Ÿงด We will provide hand sanitiser at the shop entrance - please use it before handling any books or other items. Please wear a mask or face-covering inside the shop, unless you are exempt. Please pay by card instead of cash whenever possible. We will make sure that the shop does not become too crowded, and will limit the number of people inside the shop when it is necessary to do so. ๐Ÿ“š For the time being we will not be selling secondhand books and cannot accept donations of secondhand books, sorry. This is because we are now using what used to be the secondhand books area as extra work and storage space, to make it easier for us to work safely, because our back-office area is too small. โฌ†๏ธโฌ‡๏ธ We also will not be displaying posters or leaflets at present, sorry. This is so that we can keep the shop entrance area as clear and tidy as possible, so that it is easier for people to move safely and quickly past each other as they enter or exit. โค๏ธ Do come in for a browse - we're really looking forward to seeing you all again! Thanks, everyone! Lots of love from all the NfN team ๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒโค๏ธ #nfnbooks #newsfromnowhere #books #bookstagram #bookshop #fiction #hardbackbooks #paperbackbooks #shoplocal #independentliverpool #supportyourindependents #liverpool

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ENJOY A ROAST DINNER


There is no better way to end the week in these colder months than with a Sunday Lunch. From the traditional to the quirky, there are loads of places you can head to in Liverpool to indulge in a beautiful meal. Have a look at our Sunday Lunch blog for some of our recommendations


HEAD TO THE CINEMA


Sitting down to a film in the cinema is the perfect activity for the dark evenings. Have a look at what the Everyman Cinema on Victoria Street is showing and settle down for a movie in their luxury cinema. Social distancing measures have been introduced which means you’ll get a sofa to yourself, hand sanitiser will be available, there will be a one way system and face coverings must be worn.


AVOID THE RAIN IN A GALLERY OR MUSEUM


All of our museums and galleries are still open so we can continue to explore some of Liverpool’s amazing culture. They are all Covid-safe and have lots of social distancing measures in place. Whether you’re interested in fine art, modern and contemporary pieces, film art, The Beatles, or local independent artworks, there is always somewhere to head to explore a bit of Liverpool's culture. 

Have a look at our blog on Liverpool’s Museums and Art Galleries to find out about their opening hours and social distancing measures.


WATCH AN AUTUMNAL SUNSET


Liverpool’s sunsets are incredible, especially this time of year. The pink and orange hues that fill the city’s skyline on a crisp evening are beautiful, it’s the perfect way to end the day. Have a look at our blog on some of the best places to watch the sunset in Liverpool to pick your favourite spot.


DO SOME WINTER CLOTHES SHOPPING


The changing of seasons means we’re all going to start pulling the fluffy jumpers, scarves and coats out the back of the wardrobe. If you’re after something new then why not have a look around some of our independent clothes shops. Try Resurrection, Cow and Pop Boutique on Bold Street, Lost Soles and Leather Satchel Co. on the Royal Albert Dock or Red Brick Market in the Baltic Triangle.  


START SOME CHRISTMAS SHOPPING 


It’s never too early to start Christmas shopping and there are so many places in the city you can head for all your favourite gifts. Try Liverpool ONE, Church Street and St John’s Market for all your favourite high street stores or Bold Street, Bluecoat and Royal Albert Dock for loads of independent shops. 

Have a look at our blog on independent shops in Liverpool for a bit of inspiration


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 please see our FAQs

Please be mindful and only visit venues that are Covid-safe. If you would like to share with us your experience of visiting a venue in Liverpool in regards to their Covid-19 safety measures, positive or negative, fill in our anonymous feedback form

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