Boost Your Bank Holiday In Liverpool
Posted: Thursday August 16, 2018
The August bank holiday is almost upon us and we’re all looking forward to spending time with our family and friends. Liverpool is a city bursting with events and things to do, here are just a few ideas:
Fun For Adults
Folk on The Dock is a fabulous folk, roots and acoustic music festival that celebrates the role Liverpool’s waterways have had in exporting and importing music around the world. From folk singer Seth Davy who was immortalised for his folksong, ‘Whiskey on a Sunday’ at the turn of the 20th century, to The Beatles whose album ‘A Hard Day’s Night’ defined folk rock in the 1960’s, Liverpool’s contribution to music has been paramount. There will be 200 artistes from all over the world performing across 10 stages. Some of the bigger names include Michael Head & The Red Elastic Band, Roxanne De Bastion, Two Black Sheep and Johanna Alba. With so much to experience, you’re sure to find a new musician to love.
After the success of the Tall Ships Pop Up Village in May, where traders brought their local cuisine to thousands of visitors, the location will be used once again for a bigger and better festival. 40 independent traders, including Roast, Neptune Brewery, So Salsa and Crosby Coffee will set up shop at the Crosby and Waterloo Food and Drink Festival. Offering everything from tapas, wood fired pizzas and chorizo to craft beer, prosecco and coffee, the event will ensure no-one is left hungry or thirsty.
You’ll also be able to pick up one of Independent Liverpool’s membership cards, offering great discounts on 100+ foodie locations such as Dafna’s Cheesecake Factory, Free State Kitchen and Slim’s Pork Chop Express.
Fun For Families
There really is something for everyone at Pier Head Village, with rides, restaurants, an artisan market and the Liverpool Art Fair to name a few attractions. Teens will love the 60m high ‘Sky Swing’, as well as thrill rides, ‘Airmaxx’ and ‘No Limit’, and for the kids there’s the inflatable village full of fun challenges. Walk along the market and you’ll find gifts, snacks and local souvenirs from traders including Pâtisseries Francais, who offer delightful French treats such as meringues and tarts. While the kids explore the village further, why not relax at the Beach Bar and choose from a selection of great drinks. Everyone is guaranteed a great day.
Race your whole family at Liverpool’s TeamSport Indoor Karting circuit, an 850m course full of exciting hairpins, long straights and a flyover. Learn how to use the karts to your advantage from the helpful staff and then show everyone’s who’s boss with your skills. Who knows, you may even get on the ‘Liverpool Leaderboard’ – the time to currently beat is 38 seconds. It’s a good thing the bank holiday is 3 days long as there is so much for you to see and do. Our show homes are also open all bank holiday weekend, so why not visit The Woodlands or Mill Croft?