Once the glitter and sparkle of Christmas has settled, all the mince pies have been eaten and you’re feeling well and truly stuffed, it’s time to start looking towards the next big event of the season: the Boxing Day party.
This year, The Garden of Eden is pleased to be the host of Stardust Boxing Night Extravaganza, a glamorous disco and house event that will be a much-needed pick me up for the post-Christmas blues.
Star-Studded Boxing Day Party Line Up
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What’s a Boxing Day part without a star-studded line up of the best DJs around? Stardust have gone all out this year, with exciting DJs and house music specialists to ensure your feet never stop moving in The Garden of Eden.
Headliner Joey Negro (AKA David Lee, AKA Jakatta, AKA Doug Willis), will be there to bring you his signature style of disco-influenced House music to help your Boxing Day party be one to remember. With a talent for mixing and creating, his style is influential and iconic and Stardust have struck gold acquiring him for the event.
Also making a special appearance is legendary DJ Danny Krivit, a familiar face on the New York City club scene. Regularly appearing to crowds of thousands, his visit to The Shankly is sure to go down in history as one of the best sets Liverpool has ever seen.
‘Prolific remixers’ Full Intention will be treating you to some of their top hits and mixes, after achieving staggering success in the 90s, they emerged again in the early noughties to a sigh of relief for dedicated fans and newbies to the Dance scene.
Capping off the star-studded line up for the Boxing Day party are Derek Kaye and Thomas Tuft, each with their own amazing and unique styles to keep the party going and get you ready for the twilight days of 2017.
With unparalleled views across the city, The Garden of Eden is a venue like no other. Dreamy vibes and luxury touches make it THE place to be for a Boxing Day party.
Enjoy some of the most decadent furnishings in Liverpool while you enjoy some of the best music from world-class DJs from around the globe.
Get Your Boxing Day Party Tickets Now!
Stardust Liverpool are offering a limited availability Early Bird ticket for just £25, so you’ll have to act fast to get the best price for this incredible Boxing Day party! Head to Skiddle to buy your tickets before November 15th to take advantage of this incredible price (unless they sell out before then!).
Stay the Night at The Shankly Hotel
Don’t worry about fighting to get a taxi home on Boxing Day, the prices are increased, everyone wants one and, let’s face it, it’s just not fun having to climb into the back of a car after a glamorous night of House music and fun.
So why not stay the night? The Garden of Eden is the rooftop venue of The Shankly Hotel, the best Liverpool hotel in the city.
Choose from a range of luxury rooms, including our Eden suites, flamingo room or our special Shankly Stories rooms, featuring anecdotes about the great man himself.
Call us today on 0151 541 9999 to make sure you get a room after your Boxing Day party before it’s too late!
For a spooktacularly great time spend your Halloween in Liverpool with the entire family and stay at The Shankly Hotel. We’ve gathered together the greatest ghoulish events taking place all over the city this year for families of all ages.
So if you’ve always suspected you weren’t a muggle, feel like getting your ghostly groove on or fancy a frightful bit of family fun we’ve got a guide to some superbly spooky events that will keep you and kids entertained this Halloween in Liverpool.
Jumping Jacks Halloween Party
Where: Sefton Park Palm House
When: 31st October 14:00pm and 17:00pm
Age: 1-10 years
source: Jumping Jacks Facebook
For plenty of frightful family fun, this Halloween take the kids along to Sefton Park where they can attend Jumping Jacks Halloween Party.
There’ll be fun and games, Halloween party dances and plenty of spooky Halloween characters like the Ghostbusters for the little ones to interact with.
Make your kids Halloween in Liverpool special this year and take them along to Jumping Jacks Halloween Party at Sefton Park.
Wonderland: A Spooktacular Family Halloween Disco
Where: Hangar 34
When: 28th October 14:00pm – 17:00pm
Age: No age restrictions
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From start to finish this Halloween Extravaganza is jam-packed with family time fun for adults and your little ones.
Start the day off in the soft play area where you tiny tots will be able to meet their favourite characters including Spiderman, Minions and PJ Masks.
There’ll be frightful face-painting, marvellous up-close magic shows, dance competitions and of course some traditional apple bobbing.
The whole thing will be wrapped up with an awesome magic show live on stage, your kids and you will have a blast this Halloween in Liverpool at Wonderland’s Spooktacular Family Disco.
Witches and Wizards School of Excellence
When: 29th October 17:30pm – 19:00pm
Age: No age restrictions
If you and your family are serious Harry Potter fans and dream of one day going to Hogwarts to learn the art of Witch Craft and Wizardry then this event is the perfect place for you to spend Halloween in Liverpool this year.
Hosted at Liverpool’s most popular social event space, Constellations, The Witches Wizards School of Excellence is accepting new pupils and you could be on your way to being a master of all things magical leaving the Muggle world behind you.
Learn how to mix the perfect potion and master spells of great difficulty becoming the best witch or wizard you can be and putting even the famous Harry Potter to shame.
Ottersghoul Horror Maze
Where: Otterspool Adventure Centre
When: 31st October 17:00pm – 20:00pm
source: Ottersghoul Facebook
For a spine-chilling adventurous Halloween in Liverpool, Otterspool Adventure Centre have created an interactive experience that will leave your kids terrifically terrified.
Let them wander through the mysterious maze and encounter a number of scary special effects, creepy creatures and eerie activities along the way.
For those who dare, descend the death drop which is a 50ft vertical slide that disappears into the darkened depths.
A ghoulish dinner will be served from 17:00 pm – 22:00 pm and adults can enjoy some kooky cocktails after taking on the Ottersghoul Horror Maze with the family.
Shiverpool’s Hope Street Shivers
Where: The Cathedral Quarter of Liverpool
When: 31st October
Age: all ages
source: Shiverpool Facebook
Shiverpool is a longstanding tour group that take visitors to Liverpool on tours around the most haunting parts of the city.
The experienced guides will recount bloodcurdling tales from the cities well known haunted past and keep audiences entertained along the way.
There are a number of tours across the city running all year round but the Hope Street Shivers tours specifically run on all Hallows Eve and takes a look underneath the Anglican Cathedral and through St James’ cemetery.
Family friendly tours are tailored towards and groups of all ages and especially for Halloween the guides don their freakiest fancy-dress costumes and provide the perfect Halloween in Liverpool with a look at the creepiest corners of the city.
Ghoulies Haunted House
Where: Dale Street
When: 19th– 31st October 19:00 pm and 20:00 pm
Age: Kid Friendly before 20:00 pm
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Known as the funniest yet most frightening night of your life this Halloween in Liverpool Ghoulies Haunted House will be hosting a freaky family-friendly session perfect for the little ones.
Up until 20:00 pm the kids can make their way through the wickedly wacky haunted house and encounter some ghoulish characters along the way.
There will be animatronics with horrifying Hollywood style special effects, enough to gently spook the kiddies at this fun family-friendly fright fest.
Victoria Gallery & Museum – Family Saturday
Where: Victoria Gallery & Museum
When: 28th October 10:30am – 16:00pm
Age: No age restrictions
Take the whole family along to visit one of Liverpool’s most historic buildings to watch a monster movie and have a go at some spooky science too.
Monster movie Hotel Transylvania II will be screened from 10:30 am followed by some creepy chemistry experiments where kids can make their own spider webs, shrinking spiders and some super slimy bugs.
Top the day off with a lesson in the Dark Arts with Professor Alex Burrows in the hat factory exhibition right inside the museum.
A gruesomely great interactive experience is on the cards this Halloween in Liverpool at Victoria Gallery and Museum’s Fun Family Saturday.
Boomchikkaboom Halloween Bash
Where: Revolucion de Cuba
When: 25th October 11:00am – 14:00pm
source: Boomchikkaboom Facebook
Bring the family along to enjoy some devilish dancing fun at BoomChikkkaBoom, Revolucion de Cuba on Albert Dock for a Halloween themed children friendly rave.
The little ones will be able the shimmy and shake on the dance floor, learn some new moves from trained dance instructors and have a little sing-song to their favourite tunes.
Then let their creepy creative side run wild with some creep arts and crafts, a fun family sized photo booth, colourful candy floss and freaky face painting.
There’ll be prizes and competitions throughout the day and with soft play areas for the littlest ones and a relaxing adult only area your Halloween in Liverpool at Revolucion de Cuba is ideal for the entire family.
Spend Halloween in Liverpool at The Shankly Hotel
Our list of family-friendly Halloween events in Liverpool will leave you and the kids spoiled for choice.
Instead of staying at home this year bobbing for apples or doing the neighbourhood rounds trick or treating stay at The Shankly Hotel and enjoy an exciting Halloween in Liverpool this year.
Our family rooms are spacious and ideal for accommodating your and your little ghouls in comfort and luxury. What’s more, The Shankly Hotel is perfectly situated in the city centre so you and the kids will have easy access to all these amazing Halloween events.
Call now to arrange your stay on 0151 601 8801 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. We will help you and the family arrange a superbly spooky stay at The Shankly Hotel during Halloween in Liverpool 2017.
Strap on your Lederhosen, grab your steins and get ready for an Oom-pah-ing good time at Liverpool Oktoberfest 2017. Taking over Pier Head this giant German festival has become a favourite among Liverpool residents and visitors alike and will be hosted this weekend from 21st – 24th September.
Let’s take a look at what you can expect from Liverpool Oktoberfest 2017.
Cheap German Beer
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Fans of a perfectly brewed golden ale will understand the joy of picking up a chilled glass of German beer. Especially when it comes in huge stein glasses that can hold two pints of the stuff.
This year your pennies will stretch further too as organisers are selling these giant bevvies for just £8.
Unlikely to run short Oktoberfest will be supplied by a tanker holding 23,000 litres of specially brewed beer brought in from a 200-year-old Bavarian brewery.
Steins for everyone.
Traditional Bavarian attire will be worn by all staff at Liverpool Oktoberfest, ladies in their dirndl and guys getting their pins out in Lederhosen.
These delightful garments have been around for centuries inspired by the traditional garb of peasants who lived and still live in the Alps.
In the1870’s the dirndl became the height of fashion among ladies of the upper classes in Austria and by 1890 the popularity of the garment had spread to the rest of the country.
A properly tailored dirndl can set you back a couple of hundred euros, made from custom printed fabrics and made to measure.
The dirndls of today are still worn on formal or special occasions by Austrian and Bavarian ladies. The less traditional outfits, whilst styled similar to the dirndl are reserved for festivals or costumes in themed bars and restaurants around the world.
Translated literally as “leather breeches” Lederhosen are derived from the working-class uniform of Bavaria.
The tough wearing material of Lederhosen was perfect for men who daily undertook physical labour in their job roles.
Instead of catapulting to the height of fashion at the end of the 17th-century Lederhosen popularity declined as it was regarded as clothing for “uncultured peasants” rather than fashionable attire for the upper classes.
The classic Lederhosen and techniques for tailoring them are now preserved as a heritage Bavarian garment and are regarded as a symbol of Bavarian pride or male virility. Many regional men still chose to wear Lederhosen to carry out taxing outdoor chores or to attend local festivals or pubs.
At Oktoberfest, both dirndl and Lederhosen will be making an appearance in traditional and more modern forms. Get into the spirit and check out the latest modern Bavarian fashion here for inspiration.
Deliciously Traditional Delicacies
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All this beer will need soaking up with some tasty food and luckily Oktoberfest will be bringing more than mass quantities of German alcohol down to Pier Head.
Immerse yourself in the Bavarian culture completely by dining on dishes such as Bratwurst, Brezel, Schnitzel and Schweinebarten. All perfect dishes to accompany a pint or tow of Bavarian beer made mainly of pork and pastry.
Better still there are fabulous offers for both beer and food available including Bavarian sausage, fries and a ½ pint of Feistber, just to get you started.
Full on Festival Atmosphere
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Through the weekend there will be a live DJ playing some traditional and popular German tunes and of course what Oktoberfest would be complete without an Oom-pah band.
Prepare yourself by brushing up on your German music knowledge with a few favourite tracks;
Anton aus Tyrol
Cowboy und Indianer (Kom hol das Lasso raus)
Ein Prosit der Gemuetlichkeit
Zikke Zakke, Zikke Zakke hey hey hey
You and your friends are guaranteed an experience of German heritage and culture as well as a full stomach and a taste for finely brewed German beer at this year’s Liverpool Oktoberfest.
Don’t forget to grab yourself a souvenir stein glass and head on down to Pier Head this weekend.
The Perfect Oktoberfest Accommodation
Moments away from Oktoberfest fun The Shankly Hotel is the ideal place to rest your tired feet after a day dancing to Oom-pah tunes.
The Shankly Hotel’s group accommodation can sleep up to four guests in pure luxury with huge comfy beds, double whirlpool baths and stylish décor.
What’s more, the Bastion Bar and Restaurant has a welcoming atmosphere for winding down after Oktoberfest fun and will serve you a hearty breakfast the following day to help you recover.
The Shankly Hotel is Liverpool’s only football-themed hotel in the heart of the city. Themed around Liverpool’s favourite football player/manager, Bill Shankly, guests can enjoy a one of a kind hotel experience including a trip into the career and life of the great man himself.
For more information about the Shankly Hotel or to book your stay for Oktoberfest Liverpool call 0151 601 8801 or email email@example.com.
Summer’s not over yet and Liverpool is treating us to lots of fun events and exciting experiences to help us see off the summer in style. We’ve rounded up the best of the best to make sure you have the best August possible in 2017.
The Biggest Fattest Football Quiz
When: 2nd August
Where: Camp and Furnace
Camp and Furnace’s legendary themed quiz takes on a football frenzy this August, with the ultimate quiz on the beautiful game. The quiz features rounds of football general knowledge, audio questions, visual quizzing and even music rounds! There are also bonus questions for those all important extra points. With a grand prize of £150 for the winning team, the competition is fierce and you’ll have to get your head down to come out on top amongst the football aficionados.
Football kits and top banter are encouraged, so gather a maximum of eight friends to form your team and head to Camp and Furnace for 8 pm to begin the best football quiz in Liverpool. Buy your ticket before it’s too late and don’t miss out!
Hope and Glory Festival
When: 5th – 6th August
Where: St George’s Quarter
Hope and Glory festival will take over St George’s Square for the first time this year for a weekend of live music and unforgettable entertainment. There are some big names set to perform over the course of the weekend, including The Fratellis, Razorlight and Charlotte Church.
the festival is aiming for a carnival atmosphere, with crafts, workshops and comedy all coming together to provide a spectacular weekend. The main stage is the place to be for all the best music, but there are equally interesting acts performing on the Wonders of The age Stage and the Pop Up Stage.
Let’s not forget the delectable tastes that will be provided by local food vendors, as well as a gin palace and other pop up bars within the festival area.
It’s going to be an amazing festival in the heart of the city so make sure you don’t miss out!
Summer Football on the Dock
When: Until 11th August
Where: Albert Dock
The artificial football pitch opened earlier in the year but the special event finishes this month so get yourself down there before it’s too late! There’s no need to book and it is the perfect day out for any football mad family.
Lovers of the beautiful game will be able to get involved with free coaching sessions and demonstrations from a disability football team. Everton Ladies will also be appearing to inspire and engage young girls with a passion for football, nurturing and encouraging their talent.
The football pitch is open to everyone, so whether you’re a red or a blue or a different colour altogether, get down to Albert Dock for the ultimate family football fun.
Premier League Returns to Liverpool
When: 19th August & 27th August
Where: Anfield Stadium
It’s that time of year again where football madness descends on the city. Liverpool is a sporting city at its heart with two of the greatest teams calling our beautiful city home. the Premier League returns in August to kick start the season and get everyone ready for an incredible few months of football. Liverpool’s first home game sees them face Crystal Palace on 19th August at 3 pm in a bid to get an early start on their position in the table.
Anfield gets to experience a second game this month as strong contender Arsenal makes the trip to Merseyside to face the reds. Catch the action at 4 pm on 27th August,
When: 12th August
Where: Goodison Park
The blues will face their first Premier League rival, Stoke City, for a 3 pm kick off at Goodison Park. Everton will undoubtedly want to climb the table to improve on their respectable position of 7th last season. Clawing their way above their Merseyside rivals who finished 4th.
If you don’t manage to get tickets to see the games at the stadium, The Bastion Bar and Restaurant at The Shankly Hotel will be showing all Merseyside games live on the big screens.
Liverpool Prosecco Festival
When: 27th August
Where: Camp and Furnace
Camp and Furnace is the place to be this August with another incredible event. The Bank Holiday weekend is the best time to load up on prosecco and get your live music fill.
The ultimate celebration for prosecco lovers will feature tastings and masterclasses aplenty, with some of the best producers from across the Northern Italy bringing their best prosecco for the people of Liverpool to try.
The price of the tickets will get you five free glasses of prosecco and four hours to guzzle as much prosecco as you can handle.
There are so many amazing events on in Liverpool throughout August, it would be impossible to see and do everything in one day! Book a stay at The Shankly Hotel and take your time to see the best of Liverpool in August.
We’ve got suites suitable for everyone, whether you’re in Liverpool for the football or experiencing the culture The Shankly Hotel can help to make your stay perfect.
Call 0151 601 8801 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to make sure you don’t miss out on an amazing stay at The Shankly Hotel this August.
At the Shankly Hotel in Liverpool, we offered a variety of amazing Grand National packages this year. And it’s no surprise that one of our most popular deals was the fabulous VIP Rooftop Races package!
Grand National weekend 2017 saw a dazzling few days at our stunning Eden venue.
Guests were able to catch all the action over Friday and Saturday, enjoying live coverage on our big screens and making the most of our wonderful outdoor terrace.
Soaking Up the Sun
Overlooking the most famous landmarks in Liverpool, our Garden of Eden terrace proved the perfect spot for a sunny Grand National weekend.
Guests enjoyed catching the rays while sipping away on glasses of bubbly and beers.
We captured some of the best moments from the day and thought you’d like to see!
Our lovely guests made the most of the sun!
The perfect backdrop on a sunny day…
Watching the Races in Action
We brought the atmosphere of the Grand National to the Shankly this year. Guests showcased the best of their wardrobe to see the races brought to life on our large screens.
Attendees were also able to use our interactive tablets to place bets throughout the day, making it all the more fun and building excitement.
The lovely ladies attending the weekend certainly dressed to impress from head to toe. We saw an array of stunning dresses and gorgeous make up showcasing true Liverpool style.
Ladies who lunched at Eden dressed to impress!
Hire the Garden of Eden
Our Garden of Eden space is available to hire, making your special occasions all the more magical.
Offering the most breathtaking views of Liverpool, you’ll have the ultimate photo backdrop, helping you to capture the most memorable moments in style.
Stay at the Shankly Hotel
The Shankly Hotel is a luxury hotel in Liverpool city centre. Located within the heart of Liverpool’s shopping and nightlife scene, guests will find everything they could wish for right on their doorstep.
From Liverpool’s leading high street brands to the best night clubs in Liverpool, you’ll certainly be spoilt for choice! Our Bill Shankly-themed hotel offers guests a unique experience of staying in the city. Guests can make the most of our Bill Shankly memorabilia featured within individual rooms and throughout the rest of the hotel.
The Bastion Bar & Restaurant offers a diverse menu of heavenly dishes and handcrafted cocktails poured to perfection.
A favourite for birthday and anniversary meals in Liverpool, the Bastion serves a wide range of hearty dishes, thoughtfully created by our talented team of chefs. The Bastion is the ultimate Liverpool restaurant to indulge in fantastic meals with family and friends.
Make sure you look out for our unmissable offers throughout the rest of the year! We hope to see you soon at the Shankly Hotel.
Armed Forces Day is an annual day dedicated to showing support for the men and women who make up the armed forces community. From those currently serving to others who have previously served as troops, veterans and cadets are all celebrated.
The Mayor of Liverpool, Joe Anderson, recently announced that the city has been chosen to host the 2017 Armed Forces Day Liverpool.
The 2016 event was held in Cleethorpes and featured a show from the Red Arrows and Battle of Britain Memorial Flight. Also military vehicles were on show and a superbly daring display from parachute teams.
Liverpool is known for its spectacular celebrations so we’re sure this is going to be an event you don’t want to miss. The plans which have been drawn up promise Armed Forces Day Liverpool will be a “colourful spectacle, full of speed and excitement”.
Show your Appreciation
This is a huge honour for our city and we’re extremely excited to be hosting such as prestigious and important event.
The national event it due to take place on Saturday 24th June next year and is a fantastic way for the city and country to show their appreciation for all our armed forces do.