Eden Live: Free Rooftop Gig with The Sums & Mystery Band

On Wednesday 18th July, we’re playing host to an exciting evening of live music and chilled out conversation. Join us up on our stunning rooftop venue as we showcase the best of local talent.

From indie favourite The Sums to our unmissable mystery band, you can look forward to atmospheric live performances against the sun-kissed backdrop of Eden rooftop terrace in Liverpool.

Our mystery band have been busy making their mark on the Scouse music scene over the last few years, and this is your chance to catch them for FREE with an exclusive rooftop performance.

A midweek treat for music fans, Eden Live will recreate the infectious feel of ‘Later…with Jools Holland’ by blending dynamic music with insightful interviews with the bands.

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Doors open at 7:00pm with our first act, The Sums taking to the stage at 8:00pm. So, make sure you don’t miss out on the action by securing your FREE ticket via Eventbrite today.

We’ll see you on the roof!

The Sums Liverpool

A long standing favourite on Liverpool’s music scene, The Sums are best-loved for their infectious indie-rock sound. Fronted by legendary singer songwriter Peter ‘Digsy’ Deary, band members also include bass player Chris Mullin and drummer Chris Campbell.

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Following the sad passing of former lead guitarist Lee Watson, long term friend Richy Northcote has since stepped in as guitarist for the band. With a dedicated fan base in Liverpool, The Sums have gone from strength to strength, creating new music in loving memory of Lee.

The band’s frontman ‘Digsy’ is also known for his friendship with music icon Noel Gallagher. If the name sounds familiar, it may be because ‘Digsy’s Dinner’ of Oasis’ debut album Definitely Maybe was written in his name.

Our Mystery Band

Attendees can also look forward to catching our mystery band in action. The popular local band are ready to showcase some of their best tunes and celebrate Liverpool’s ever-flourishing music scene in style.

Trust us, it’s going to be a great night!

Eden Rooftop Terrace

A hidden gem of The Shankly Hotel, Eden rooftop terrace offers breathtaking rooftop views across Liverpool skyline. Without a doubt the best rooftop venue in Liverpool, Eden is impressively spacious, making it the perfect spot for hosting events.

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The Shankly’s Bastion Bar & Restaurant features an extensive drinks menu. Sit back and relax with a Bubblegum Tom Collins, enjoy a midweek treat with a glass of wine or indulge in one of our exquisite cocktails. Our drinks menu has got it covered. We also have a fantastic selection of beers, ales and ciders for the ultimate night out.

We play host to many of the best events in Liverpool throughout the year. From family fun to afternoon tea, keep an eye out for our latest events this summer! Some of our most popular upcoming events include our Madhatter’s Afternoon Tea for Kids and Just Dusty, celebrating Dusty Springfield’s greatest hits over delicious afternoon tea.

To find out more, you can get in touch with our lovely events team today on 0151 305 5101. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Liverpool School Holidays: Enjoy Family Fun in the City

Liverpool school holidays are just around the corner! And there’s plenty of things to do in Liverpool this summer. From making a splash at the Albert Dock to family fun at Croxteth Park, take a browse of what’s on.

Catch the Fun at CBBC Summer Social

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Over the weekend of the 3rd – 5th August 2018, Croxteth Country Park will be hosting CBBC Summer Social. The brand new festival will be jam-packed with familiar faces from CBBC and CBeebies.

Kids (and big kids!) can look forward to entertainment from TV stars The Next Step Live and Mr Tumble. Plus, unmissable live entertainment from acts including Union J, Matt Terry and Shrek the Musical.

Jump Straight in at Adventure Dock

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If you’re looking for an action-packed summer, get ready to make a splash at The Adventure Dock, bringing inflatable fun to Liverpool’s iconic Albert Dock.  The giant obstacle course is perfect for the whole family, incorporating free-fall slides, trampolines, rafts and barriers to keep you on your toes.

This fantastic outdoor attraction is open to anyone from the age of 8 years old, so why not get the family together and prepare to take on the challenge?

Spend a Day Fruit Picking at Claremont Farm

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Only a short distance from Liverpool city centre, the scenic greenery of Claremont Farm is awaiting. This charming spot invites you to enjoy a family day out of fruit picking. The little ones can make the most of the outdoors as you explore the fields for strawberries, raspberries, tayberries, blackcurrants and more.

Plus, the dog-friendly farm allows you to bring along your four-legged friend. While you’re there, you can stock up on delicious produce from the farm shop and enjoy a bite to eat at the cafe, serving seasonal dishes using local ingredients.

Enjoy the Sun on a Scenic Family Walk

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While the sun is out, why not catch some rays with a scenic family walk near Liverpool? You’ll find sandy Thurstaston Beach just down the steps from Wirral Country Park. While in the park, visitors can make the most of the weather with a sizzling BBQ using one of the bookable BBQ areas.

Alternatively, head down to the beach and enjoy a family picnic and a paddle. You’ll leave this magical spot with a smile on your face and new memories to cherish.

Enjoy a Family Overnight Stay

During the Liverpool school holidays, why not join us for an unforgettable family stay? The Shankly Hotel is renowned for its spacious rooms sleeping family groups.

Rooms at The Shankly incorporate unique tributes to the legendary Bill Shankly. Offering a wide range of amenities, guests can enjoy free WiFi, a double Jacuzzi bath, a TV and Bluetooth sound.

We always have a wide range of special hotel offers in Liverpool for you to choose from, making your stay at the more convenient.  You can take a browse of our latest offers and packages here.

Based in the heart of Liverpool city centre, you’ll find Liverpool landmarks and family activities only a stone’s throw away.

To find out more or to book your stay with us, you can reach our friendly team on 0151 601 8801. 

 

Hotels Near Creamfields: The Shankly Hotel’s Exclusive Creamfields Offer

Creamfields, Liverpool’s biggest dance festival, is returning to Daresbury Park this August bank holiday weekend. If you are planning on being there and are looking for the best hotels near Creamfields then The Shankly Hotel has the perfect offer for you and all your festival loving friends.

Pre-festival fun

Get the weekend started early with an overnight stay on Thursday night in any of our spacious hotel rooms. We’ll provide chilled Prosecco for you to toast to your stay and a delicious two-course dinner in The Bastion Bar and Restaurant, to fuel you up for the wild weekend ahead.

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Our group hotel rooms are fit for sleeping four or more guests in pure comfort and luxury so there’s plenty of space for you and loads of your festy friends.

What’s more, you and the crew can enjoy a few indulgent comforts such as plush double beds and relaxing double jacuzzi baths, before you immerse yourself in a festival life of tents and portaloos.

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Getting glammed up in the morning will be easy too as our rooms come complete with elegant vanity areas and plenty of space in the ensuite bathrooms.

Post Party Pampering

After three days of non-stop raving you and your pals can return to the comfort of The Shankly Hotel on Sunday to enjoy the finer things in life again.

We will welcome you and your guests back into your luxury Liverpool hotel room where a selection of pizzas will be waiting for you, along with a well-stocked pamper hamper to turn you back into your good old selves.

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What could be better after spending a few nights in a tent on a field than enjoying a relaxing well-deserved waterfall shower to remove all that glitter, pampering yourselves with the goodies from the pamper hamper provided and snuggling up in a huge double bed?

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Our exclusive Creamfields offer is ideal for getting you ready for the party weekend ahead then helping you recover afterwards and better still its only £139 per person (based on four or more sharing).

Getting To and From Creamfields

As there aren’t many hotels near Creamfields staying in the heart of the city is your best bet to get to and from the festival with ease.

The shuttle bus service that Creamfields operates runs from Lime Street train station which is just a 5-minute walk from The Shankly Hotel.

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Tickets are £6.00 each way and buses to the festival on Friday starting at 9 am and run until 6 pm. Return buses on Sunday will then bring you back between 10 am – 5 pm or if you want to stay later, buses begin running again at 10 pm – 5 am.

Creamfields shuttle buses are well known for having a fabulous festival atmosphere getting everyone in the mood for the weekend ahead and who knows you could make some great friends on the 50-minute journey to the site.

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Bus tickets can be bought online in advance or for cash on the day.

A Bit About Creamfields

After over 20 years of hosting the UK’s biggest dance festival, Creamfields has won several awards in the industry including Best Dance Festival on three occasions, Best Dance Event three years running and Best Major Festival in 2016.

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The line-up consistently delivers major acts from all over the globe, and big hitters such as Tiesto, Alesso, Fat Boy Slim all headline on major stages.

Creamfields is also known for its innovative stage set up and breath-taking pyrotechnic displays which get bigger and more impressive each year.

Not to mention the awe-inspiring Steel Yard arena which has become its own mobile dance venue since being introduced to Creamfields in 2016.

This futuristic megastructure is the largest of its kind in the whole of Europe and has travelled the country hosting one of a kind dance music experiences separate to the annual Creamfields festival at Daresbury.

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In short, Creamfields is a dance music lovers paradise complete with fairground rides, amazing food trucks, beauty and fashion boutiques and of course plenty of bars to keep you hydrated and non-stop music that’ll keep you dancing all weekend long.

Book Your Creamfields Stay Today

Those attending Creamfields 2018 are in for a real treat.

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Whether you are an old-timer or a first timer, if you are looking for the best hotels near Creamfields simply chose The Shankly Hotel and our exclusive Creamfields accommodation offer.

Call 0151 601 8801 or email info@signatureliving.co.uk and book to stay in one of the best hotels near Creamfields before and after the best dance festival in the UK.

The Art of Football Liverpool: See Vintage Bill Shankly Shirt

Set to celebrate the creative culture and social fabric of The Beautiful Game, don’t miss The Art of Football in Liverpool.

Coinciding with the 2018 FIFA World Cup, the season will run throughout June and come to a close on 15th July 2018.

The Art of the Football Shirt

When: 14 June – 28 June (Shankly shirt displayed over 2 selected dates)

Where: Camp & Furnace

We’re delighted to announce that The Shankly Family Experience will be contributing to The Art of the Football Shirt in Liverpool.  Hosted at Camp & Furnace, we’ll be showcasing an extremely rare football shirt worn by the one and only Bill Shankly.

The shirt we have chosen to feature in this spectacular free exhibition dates back to Bill’s early days of football at Preston North End Football Club. The vintage jersey will only be displayed for a limited number of set days.

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So, make sure you’re there on Wednesday 27th June or Thursday 28st June to see for yourself. The special shirt will be revealed from 4:30pm and available to see until 7pm.

Bill Shankly slipped on the famous jersey during the 1938 FA Cup Final. The victorious match saw Preston come out on tops over Huddersfield with a 1-0 win. The game was the pinnacle of Bill’s playing career.

The Art of Football Liverpool – What’s On

Brought to you by fashion historian Neal Heard of Bido Lito! Magazine and Culture Liverpool, this summer will see the city play host to major exhibitions.

Late June and early July will be filled with things to see and do. This is just some of what you can look forward to:

Disco Socrates

When: 30 June 2018

Where: Constellations

Hosted in one of Liverpool’s best-loved music venues, this insightful event will showcase live performances from artists drawn from the World Cup nations. The selection is set to reflect the power of musical movements for making a positive change.

I Don’t Love Soccer Because Soccer Has Never Loved Me

When: 29 June – 15 July 2018

Where: Camp & Furnace

This special event will showcase football culture through the lens of graphic design and illustration. The artwork is taken from an international selection of talented graphic artists.

Soccerama Symposium

When: 12 – 13 July 2018

Where: Liverpool Central Library

Soccerama is a symposium exploring football in a whole new way. A mixture of clever conversations and debates will see football explored from a variety of angles; women’s rights, naturalist populism, LGBTQ, consumer culture, race and class politics will all be touched upon.

Shankly Experience Liverpool

To get your fix of Shankly memorabilia, look no further than The Shankly Family Experience. A fantastic treat for LFC fans, Shankly Tours offer unrivalled insight into the life of a football genius.

Brought to you by the Shankly family, our bespoke tour packages offer something special for everyone. From exclusive family anecdotes to fascinating memorabilia, why not take a browse of our tour packages?

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The Memorabilia Tour is a popular favourite amongst our lovely customers. You’ll be greeted by a member of the Shankly family at the start of the tour and treated to a personal, guided tour of the memorabilia by those who knew Bill best. We also provide a free drink and the day comes to a close with our Virtual Reality Shankly Experience.

To get in touch for more information or to book your experience, please contact Ashley Bromilow on 0151 242 1522 or email info@shanklyexperience.com.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Spending Fun Days Out in Liverpool During the Week from The Shankly Hotel

There’s plenty of ways to spend fun days out in Liverpool even if you are visiting the city midweek.

Whether you are planning a trip to Liverpool with the family, friends or someone special The Shankly Hotel has some magnificent midweek offers too.

So here are some of the fun ways to spend days out in Liverpool during the week.

Catch Up On Culture

During the weekend Liverpool’s museums and galleries can be jam-packed with people making it difficult or less enjoyable to take a leisurely visit.

Instead, plan your trip to Liverpool midweek and take your time strolling around the exhibitions at the TATE or check out some fabulous photography at the Open Eye Gallery.

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From The Shankly Hotel guests are within a stone’s throw of the Walker Art Gallery and World Museum on William Brown Street. Here you can enjoy discovering oodles of world culture from ancient civilisations to the world of dinosaurs and more amazing artwork collections.

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There are plenty of museums in Liverpool all of which are worth a visit midweek.

Pop into the Merseyside Maritime Museum to see a vast collection of seafaring memorabilia, exhibitions and demonstrations linked to Liverpool’s maritime heritage.

Or why not hop on over the Mersey to see the stunning Lady Lever Art Gallery in Port Sunlight.

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A monument in itself the Lady Lever Art Gallery houses an impressive collection of sculptures and ancient furniture, weaponry and artwork that was once collected by Lord Lever himself.

All these fun days out in Liverpool are easy to reach from the comfort of The Shankly Hotel and better still they’re all free.

Indulge In Some Retail Therapy

Liverpool is a city known for its unique and trendsetting style, the lads and lasses here follow the beat of their own drum when it comes to dressing themselves and because of this, there’s a wide selection of places to indulge in a little retail therapy.

For those whose idea of fun days out in Liverpool involve combing through rails and rails of clothing make your way to Liverpool One.

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Liverpool’s largest covered shopping experience has streets filled with the top high-street fashion and apparel stores as well as places to stop and have a cocktail break or grab a bite to eat.

If you prefer to purchase your clothing from the finer quality outlets make your way to Peters Lane where you’ll find the likes of Whistles, Harvey Nichols, Tessuti and Hugo Boss. Plenty of places to spend those hard earned pennies on the perfect fashion purchase.

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Others who might have a quirkier sense of style and enjoy trawling through bins of vintage garb can tale a walk up and down Bold Street where the streets are lined with boutique and vintage clothing stores that have everything from fashion and accessories to books, art and music.

Shop ‘til you drop in Liverpool when staying at The Shankly Hotel where you can drop in and out as you please thanks to its superbly central location.

Find Some Delicious Food

It’s little wonder that Liverpool is well known as the foodie capital of the UK.

Our amazing global street food culture has swept the city and now you can enjoy culinary delights from across the land inside a wide selection of Liverpool restaurants.

Take the deliciously tempting Baltic Market where stalls are frequently changed to allow new and exciting businesses the chance to wow diners with their wares.

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Or the Cathedral Quarter where a mishmash of culinary cultures line the streets. Taste the delicious Pan Asian delicacies of HOST or the marvellous Mediterranean dishes at Ego.

Try being transported to rustic France in Bistro Jacques where the décor mirrors the traditional French food or deli-style dining try The Quarter where your meal will be inspired by the casual delicatessens of Italian.

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Better still if you simply wish to spend some time relaxing in your hotel The Bastion Bar and Restaurant has a fine selection of quality foods inspired by Bill Shankly and his Scottish roots.

Let your nose and appetites guide you towards enjoying fun days out in Liverpool sampling some of the finest foods from all around the world.

Try Being a Tourist

For people visiting the city for the first time or others that live in and around the city centre, Liverpool has some amazing attractions that are easy to forget about, especially when you see them every day.

So don’t be afraid to be a tourist and experience some brilliant days out in Liverpool by visiting some of the top tourist attractions any time of the week.

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See if you can brave the climb to the top of the Radio City Tower and check out the breath-taking panoramic views, or hop on the Liverpool Wheel and enjoy seeing the city centre from a different perspective.

There are plenty of Beatles Tours to take but none come close to the spectacular Shankly Experience where you can book to see all the best Beatles sights around the city and some of the famous footballing and cultural landmarks too.

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Or why not explore the wonder of both Liverpool Cathedrals in all their splendour. Check out the cavernous interior of the Anglican Cathedral or the opulent exterior of the Metropolitan Cathedral, both of which will take your breath away.

Jump on board the Mersey Ferry and bob along on the world famous river whilst singing ‘ferry across the Mersey’ in your head.

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A new and exciting addition to fun days out in Liverpool is the amazing film locations tour for the hit TV series Peaky Blinders. Taking visitors to all the top film locations in and around the city fan of the show can enjoy seeing where all the magic happened.

Spend a Midweek Break at The Shankly Hotel

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There’s no end of fun to be had on days out in Liverpool during the week no matter if you are visiting the city for the first time or are residents looking for something different to do.

Our amazing midweek hotel offers can include overnight stays, meals and breakfast in the mornings. We have the ideal break packages for families, groups of friend or couples on romantic getaways.

Simply take a peek here at what’s on offer during the week and make your booking. Or why not call and have a chat with our friendly reservations staff on 0151 601 8801 and let them help to arrange your midweek stay at The Shankly Hotel.

Shankly Hotel’s Guide to What’s On in Liverpool in May

We’re well into the throws of spring now and with two bank holidays to look forward to in Liverpool in May, there’s no excuse for not taking advantage of everything the city has to offer.

Here at The Shankly Hotel, we pride ourselves on being at the very epicentre of all the exciting things that happen in Liverpool and our staff are always on hand to make sure you make the most of your stay with us by experiencing the plethora of events and activities that take place in the city every day.

If you’re staying with us next month, take a look at what’s on offer in Liverpool in May.

Champions League Semi-Final

When: 2nd May

Where: The Shankly Hotel

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After an electric and unparalleled atmosphere at Anfield last week, Liverpool head to Italy for the second leg of the Champions League Semi-Final. With a three goal advantage already in the bag, Liverpool just need to continue with their determination to pull through to the final.

Catch all of the action live at The Shankly Hotel in our Bastion Bar & Restaurant for an atmosphere like no other. With in-game drinks deals and Reds flocking from all over the city to watch the all-important game in style, there’s nowhere quite like The Bastion to watch the Mighty Reds dominate the pitch.

Take advantage of our match day deals and enjoy food, drink and entertainment for just £12.95 per person. You’ll even have the chance to win some amazing prizes from AAA Sports Memorabilia.

Book your place today with our friendly reservations team by calling 0151 541 9999.

Sound City

When: 5th May – 6th May

Where: Baltic Triangle

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Sound City is back and bigger than ever in the city this year, with some big local and national names taking to various stages in the Baltic Triangle in Liverpool in May. Kicking off the festival calendar in style with 20 venues playing host to more than 100 artists and acts, you’re not going to want to miss this.

From intimate venues to mind-blowing sets, there’s something for everyone when Sound City comes to town.

Don’t worry if you’ve dropped the ball with getting your early bird tickets, there are a few tickets still left for a spontaneous yet fabulous weekend at Sound City.

Absolutely All White Gin Festival

When: 11th May – 12th May

Where: Riversdale Police Club, Aigburth

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Gin festivals are all the rage right now and we couldn’t be happier about it! In Liverpool in May, Absolutely Fabulous Gin Festival will return to Riversdale Police Club in Aigburth for a two day extravaganza in early May.

Featuring some of the best gins in the world right now and plenty of perfectly paired Fever Tree tonics, there’s no gin festival quite like this one. There’s even live soul and Motown entertainment in the marquee and amazing views across the water.

The theme of the festival is ‘All White’, so make sure you dress for the occasion!

LightNight Liverpool

When: 18th May

Where: Various

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The incredible LightNight returns to Liverpool once more this May, celebrating the city’s art scene and bringing all the best of Liverpool’s culture and heritage to life, late into the night.

Family friendly and perfect for all ages, LightNight takes you on an adventure through events around the city, showcasing why Liverpool is one of the most well-loved cultural hubs in the country.

There are more than 100 events and exhibitions happening across Liverpool in May for the very special festival, including concerts, art displays, workshops, street performances and theatre. It’s an experience like no other and you shouldn’t miss it!

Rock ‘n’ Roll Liverpool Marathon & Half Marathon

When: 19th May – 20th May

Where: Albert Dock

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Marathons don’t have to be a long slog of pain and the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon is the best way to keep your spirits up while you walk, jog or run your way round the route.

There’s music at every mile and brilliant medals to be won and let’s not forget all the miles to be run! You’ll take a route through some of the city’s most iconic landmarks along the waterfront when you take on the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon.

If you don’t fancy getting your trainers on, you can still cheer on all the amazing runner on their journey and dance the day away while you wait to show them your support.

The Bordeaux Wine Festival

When: 25th May – 28th May

Where: Pier Head

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One of the most famous wine festivals in the world is making its debut in Liverpool in May this year. The Bordeaux Wine Festival is the leading European wine event and is now in its eleventh year as a biennial festival.

Every year, thousands of wine lovers flock to Bordeaux’s riverfront, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, much like Liverpool’s equally famous waterfront.

Treat yourself to some of Bordeaux’s most famous and delicious wines and enjoy up to six tastings while learning all about the history and diversity of wines from the region.

Spend Early May Bank Holiday Weekend in Liverpool at The Shankly Hotel

Early May Bank Holiday weekend in Liverpool is nigh and if you choose to stay at The Shankly Hotel there’s plenty going on in the city to keep you occupied as well as our amazing accommodation offers to take advantage of.

So what are you waiting for?

Check out our guide to May Bank Holiday weekend in Liverpool here and start planning your stay today.

May the Fourth Be With You

When: 4th – 5th

Where: Bombed Out Church

Kick off your early May Bank Holiday in Liverpool in style at the Bombed Out Church and show off you Jedi quiz skills at the May The Fourth Be With You Star Wars Quiz Night.

If you know your Wookie from your Ewok then get your team together and join in this superb quiz night under the stars.

Smithdown Road Festival

When: 5th – 7th

Where: Smithdown Road various stages

Another exciting year of free, live music is ahead of us at the Smithdown Road Festival 2018.

Over 180 acts will take to various stages on and around Smithdown Road and there will be plenty to keep families occupied to.

A dedicated kids area and pop up outdoor cinema will be there alongside delicious street food vendors, street theatre performances and free swing dance lessons to all who want to try.

The perfect free day out for the family, with a portion of the proceeds from any sales on the day going towards support for The Whitechapel Homeless Centre.

Dig Deep Garden Party

When: 5th 12:00 – late

Where: Grove Beer Tap and Grill

Being optimistic for early May Bank Holiday weekend in Liverpool and expecting sunshine against all the odds, Grove Beer Tap and Grill are hosting the very special Dig Deep Garden Party.

Come rain or shine make your way to the outdoor venue to enjoy a day of fabulous DJ’s, live sax from none other than Carl Stanley, drinks, BBQ and shisha.

Liverpool Vegan Festival

When: 5th 10:30 – 16:30

Where: Liverpool University Mountford Hall

Calling all vegans to this amazing event where over 100 stalls will be selling cooked and raw vegan-friendly dishes, vegan-friendly beauty products and doling out national advice to those who want to learn more about their vegan diet.

There will be a selection of cooking demonstrations and the chance to get hands-on and learn something about how to prepare a healthy balanced vegan diet. You could pick up a gift such as a lovely vegan-friendly candle or handmade jewellery, sweet treats, clothing and much more.

Othello

When: 1st – 25th

Where: Liverpool Everyman Theatre

Shakespeare’s Othello is a story that explores human nature and all its faults. Envy, hatred, spite and betrayal.

The Everyman Company have added their own twists with the cast and used modern military experiences to better connect Othello to today’s audiences.

Book your tickets to see a truly memorable performance as The Everyman Company take on Othello.

 

Music at The Museum Shanties

When: 6th 13:00 – 15:00

Where: Museum of Liverpool

In the spirit of Liverpool’s maritime heritage make some time to see the Liverpool Shanty Kings at this May Bank Holiday weekend in Liverpool at the Museum of Liverpool.

They will be performing live renditions of ancient seas shanties that kept spirits high when sailors sailed out on long sea voyages.

The Liverpool Shanty Kings are also folk music experts and will entertain with their catalogue of English, Irish and Scottish folk tunes too.

Titanic Fashions and Fortunes

When: 6th

Where: Merseyside Maritime Museum

More maritime history now as the Merseyside Maritime Museum explores the fashions and fortunes from onboard Titanic.

This is your chance to get hands-on with some of the fantastic Titanic artefacts and learn a little more about what life might have been like aboard the luxury liner before it sank.

The workshop will invite attendees to try on outfits and explore the lives of the people who were on the passenger list of the worlds most glamorous liner.

Spirit of Liverpool

When: 6th– 7th

Where: Sefton Park

We have a great excuse for you to pay a visit to one of the most beautiful landmarks in Liverpool city centre; The Spirit of Liverpool event at Sefton Park Palm House.

This two-day special event will invite people to discover some new spirits, enjoy their favourites and meet the people behind the process of producing and distilling our favourite tipple.

With live music and fabulous food available too, this is the ideal day out to fill your tummies, wet your whistle and have a bit of a dance as well.

Bank Holiday weekend in Liverpool offers at The Shankly

There are plenty of amazing hotel accommodation offers for guests to take advantage of this bank holiday weekend in Liverpool. But if you’re planning on making the most of your weekend break in the city centre then our Ultimate Bank Holiday Weekender offer is perfect.

Stay for all three nights of bank holiday weekend and enjoy welcome beers or Prosecco in your room on arrival.

During your stay, your offer includes a tasty two-course meal in The Bastion Bar and Restaurant, a lesson in the art of cocktail making in your own private cocktail masterclass and breakfast every morning of your stay.

This perfect offer is just £239 per person, based on four or more guests sharing one of our spectacular Shankly Hotel rooms.

Call today to book the ultimate bank holiday weekend in Liverpool at The Shankly Hotel on 0151 601 8801 or email info@signatureliving.co.uk.

Enjoy Grand National Weekend at The Shankly Hotel

The most exciting weekend in Liverpool’s sporting calendar is finally here and we couldn’t be more excited to join in the fun and get the bets in for the Grand National Weekend at The Shankly Hotel.

We’ve got a whole host of exciting events set up for those of you that are partial to enjoying the biggest horse races of the year. If you’re lucky enough to be heading to Aintree, there’s still time to take advantage of some of our incredible Grand National Day offers like champagne and breakfast packages. For those of us who have to miss out on heading to Aintree, we don’t have to settle for watching in our living room!

For Grand National Weekend at The Shankly Hotel, we’ve put together some incredible experiences in the hotel, so you don’t miss out on any fun. Consider the alternatives and watch the action live from the comfort of The Shankly Hotel.

Skip Out on the Crowds

The Grand National at Aintree is undoubtedly the biggest event in Liverpool’s sporting calendar, and with good reason! The atmosphere in Liverpool changes as everyone gets dolled up to the nines and embarks on a journey to the legendary racecourse.

With thousands of tickets up for grabs for the weekend, people flock from all over the country to be a part of the highlight of the racing year. Of course, with so many people descending on Liverpool, the crowds in town, the crush to get a train and the hours of queuing for entry, drinks, food and totes, can all get a bit too much.

Wave goodbye to waiting this Grand National Weekend at The Shankly Hotel, with special events to make sure your experience of the Grand National is a relaxing, yet still exciting one.

Grand National Weekend at The Shankly Hotel

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We’ve got two great food and drink offers for the big day, giving you everything you need to enjoy the races, without the hassle of standing in the impending rain.

Head to The Bastion Bar and Restaurant on the ground floor of The Shankly Hotel for a one of a kind Grand National Lunch. Watch the action live in the heart of the city on one of the ten large screen TVs in the incredible restaurant lounge with a welcoming tray of delicious cocktails.

There will even be lunch provided by our talented chefs and the opportunity to book drinks packages for your table to save you trips to the bar.

Or go all out with the National All Dayer this Grand National Weekend at The Shankly Hotel. Get dressed to the nines in your finest races outfit and head up to the Garden of Eden, our stunning rooftop venue, which boasts unparalleled views of the city.

grand national weekend at the shankly hotel

Oozing with sophistication that emphasizes Grand National Glam, you’ll 3enjoy a splendid afternoon tea and fizz on arrival, and of course, professional TOTES on site to take care of all your betting needs.

There’s no need to cram onto a train to return to town for the afterparty – you’re already there! Once the last race is run, you’ll only be a few minutes walk away from Liverpool’s incredible nightlife, which always gets turned up a notch on Grand National Weekend.

Book Your Grand National Experience Now

Get in touch with our team to book your Grand National Weekend at The Shankly Hotel by calling 0151 601 8801 or emailing info@signatureliving.co.uk.

We can’t wait to celebrate with you!

What’s On at the Theatre this Year in Liverpool

Discover the best of what’s on in Liverpool theatres this year with our jam-packed guide.

The Shankly Hotel is a prime spot for enjoying a pre-theatre meal in Liverpool or making the experience extra special with an overnight stay.

We’re in a prime location for visiting theatres in Liverpool. Situated on dynamic Victoria Street, we’re only a short distance from the city’s most exquisite theatre venues.

This year in Liverpool, the city’s range of historic and stylish theatre venues have plenty on offer for you to see in action.

From modern classics brought to life to family fun, we’ve compiled the most unmissable productions of the year.

A Clockwork Orange

Dates: 17 April – 21 April 2018

Theatre: The Everyman Theatre

what's on in liverpool theatres

This April, catch the Anthony Burgess cult classic in action at the Liverpool Everyman Theatre.

Burgess’ stage adaption brings amoral Alex dangerously to life. Find yourself immersed in the dark side of teen culture with this thrilling tale of free will and transgression.

George’s Marvellous Medicine

Dates: 17 April – 21 April 2018

Theatre: Playhouse Theatre

what's on in liverpool theatres

Perfect for the whole family, don’t miss one of Roald Dahl’s most treasured tales on stage at Liverpool’s Playhouse Theatre.

This April, find yourself lost in a hilarious world of imagination with George’s Marvellous Medicine. A thrilling mixture of growing grannies, feathery farm animals and family fun makes this production one not to miss!

An Officer and a Gentleman

Dates: 21 May – 26 May 2018

Theatre: Liverpool Empire Theatre

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Sweeping you off your feet this April, don’t miss An Officer and a Gentleman at Liverpool Empire Theatre.

This breathtaking new musical will recreate the Oscar-winning film starring Richard Gere. Plus, the feel-good soundtrack of movie hit Up Where We Belong and iconic 80s anthems ‘Girls Just Want to Have Fun. 

Assassins

Dates: 6 June – 9 June 2018

Theatre: Unity Theatre Liverpool

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A fascinating exploration of history, Assassins delves into the lives of nine people who have attempted to assassinate the President of the United States.

A captivating look at the darker side of the American Dream, this memorable show is enhanced with a complex score from Stephen Sondheim (Sweeney Todd, Into the Woods).

Titanic The Musical

Dates: 30 July – 4 August 2018

Theatre: Liverpool Empire Theatre

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Coming to Liverpool Empire Theatre this summer, Titanic The Musical is set to take you on a journey like no other. With a glowing 5 star review from The Times, this stunning production has been hailed a triumph.

Based upon the hopes, dreams and aspirations of Titanic’s passengers, this dazzling musical will leave you blown away with music and lyrics by Maury Yeston.

Love From a Stranger

Dates: 24 April – 28 April 2018

Theatre: Playhouse Theatre

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Agatha Christe’s alluring Love From a Stranger will be keeping audiences on the edge of their seats this April at Liverpool Playhouse Theatre.

Find yourself swept up by the whirlwind romance, electric suspense and shocking twists! This rarely seen thriller written by the UK’s most timeless crime writer is one you won’t forget.

Paint Your Wagon

Dates: 3 March – 14 July 2018

Theatre: Everyman Theatre

what's on in liverpool theatres

Take a journey through time to America’s gold rush as Paint Your Wagon tells the tale of one small town and the boom times.

Brought to you by the same creative team as last year’s magnificent Fiddler on the Roof production, expect laugh-out-loud laughter, deeply moving moments and infectious song and dance.

The Lovely Bones

Dates: 25 September – 6 October 2018

Theatre: Everyman Theatre

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Making a world premiere at the Everyman Theatre, Alice Sebold’s  The Lovely Bones will be illuminating the stage in Liverpool.

Bringing one of the bestselling novels of the 21st century to life, this unique and uplifting coming-of-age story will take you on a journey about life after loss.

Awful Auntie

Dates: 29 August – 2 September 2018

Theatre: Liverpool Empire Theatre

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Set to bring Liverpool Empire Theatre non-stop family fun, Awful Auntie is brought to you by the award-winning West End producers of Gangsta Granny.

The world premiere of David Walliams’ story of frights, fights and friendship is a magnificent stage production that you certainly won’t forget!

Nativity The Musical

Dates: 31 October – 4 November 2018

Theatre: Liverpool Empire Theatre

what's on in liverpool theatres

Make this Christmas a magical one with a visit to Liverpool Empire Theatre. Bringing one of the most feel-good and festive films of recent years to life, don’t miss the heartwarming story of St Bernadette’s School.

A jam-packed show for the whole family, you can look forward to plenty of sing-a-long hits from the Nativity films including Sparkle and Shine, One Night One Moment and She’s the Brightest Star.

To enquire further about staying at The Shankly Hotel, you can get in touch on 0151 601 8801.

In the meantime, why not take a browse of our unmissable Shankly Hotel offers? We look forward to seeing you soon!

The Best of What’s On in Liverpool April 2018

This April, don’t miss the best of what’s on in Liverpool. From dazzling theatre productions and laugh-out-loud comedy to the perfect day out with the little ones, we’ve got it covered.

So if you’ll be staying at The Shankly this month, you’ll find yourself spoilt for choice when it comes to things to do in Liverpool.

Superhero Afternoon Tea

When: 7th April 2018

Where: Garden of Eden, The Shankly Hotel

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This April we have some very special guests flying over to our Garden of Eden venue at The Shankly Hotel. Saving the day this half term, we’ll be keeping the kids entertained with Superhero Afternoon Tea!

For just £14.95 per child the little ones can tuck in to tasty sweet treats and delicious finger sandwiches as they enjoy an action-packed afternoon with their favourite superheroes.

And if you fancy some indulgence yourself, worry not! We’ll also be offering our luxury afternoon tea for adults for £29.95.

Grand National 2018

When: 12th – 14th April 2018

Where: The Shankly Hotel, Liverpool

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Hats at the ready! Make this Grand National one to remember with our unmissable Grand National packages.  This year, we have a range of fabulous deals to choose from, ensuring that you celebrate in style from start to finish.

Our jam-packed Ultimate National Weekender is available for £360 per person and includes a luxury 3-night stay, indulgent champagne breakfast with race card and a meal in The Bastion Bar & Restaurant, situated within the hotel.

Alternatively, our And They’re Off and National All-Dayer deals are perfect for a race day experience with plenty of perks. Our Grand National deals prove hugely popular every year, so make sure you don’t miss out on the action!

 

Hairspray

When: 16th – 21st April 2018

Where: Liverpool Empire Theatre

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You Can’t Stop The Beat this April at the Liverpool Empire Theatre! That’s right, smash hit musical comedy Hairspray will be bringing you the best of the 60s.

So get ready to find yourself transported back to Baltimore, 1962 where Tracy Turnblad will take you on a journey of following her dreams.

This hilarious feel-good production will have you dancing the night away as you catch this spectacular soundtrack live on stage.

Roy Orbison

When: 17th April 2018

Where: Echo Arena Liverpool

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Set to bring you an unforgettable music experience, don’t miss this holographic show featuring the best of Roy Orbison.

In a first-of-its-kind event, you can catch Roy Orbison’s biggest hits complemented by the atmospheric sounds of the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra.

Alex Orbison, President of Roy Orbison Music said: “My dad was one of the first people to combine rock and roll with orchestral sound so to see the full meal deal of having the big orchestra with my dad is really a dream set up.”

Michael McIntyre

When: 27th – 28th April 2018

Where: Echo Arena Liverpool

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Michael McIntyre is back and ready to ignite laugh-out-loud laughter with his brand new comedy show. Michael has performed three best-selling arena tours, selling out arenas in everywhere from Australia to Dubai.

Due to such overwhelming demand for tickets, Michael will be performing on Friday 27th and Saturday 28th April. So, don’t miss out on the fun!

Big Luv Weekender

When: 28th April 2018

Where: The Shankly Hotel, Liverpool

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Taking over The Shankly Hotel for a full weekend experience, Big Luv Weekender is set to bring you an unmissable experience of house classics and disco.

Hosted across the bar area, main room and scenic rooftop garden, you can look forward to legendary DJs from around the globe!

Reserving 800 beds throughout the hotel, you can take full advantage of the Stay and Play package, including a luxury room for 2 nights, weekend event pass, late check out and a welcome drink – perfect!

Staying at The Shankly Hotel

At The Shankly Hotel, many of our guests stay with us for special events and to enjoy what’s on around the city. Our luxury facilities, unrivalled features and central location makes The Shankly one of a kind.

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While staying with us, you can enjoy the immersive Bastion Bar & Restaurant, featuring a captivating Bill Shankly museum celebrating the life and legacy of a football legend.

To enquire further about events at The Shankly or to book an unforgettable stay with us, we’d love to hear from you on 0151 601 8801. 

Shankly Hotel’s Guide to the Feast of Fire at St John’s Gardens

Coming to the beautiful St Johns gardens outside St Georges Hall is a hot event you don’t want to miss this Easter weekend; The Feast of Fire.

Ten years ago the organisers of Feast of Fire helped open and close the celebrations for Liverpool Capital of Culture and now the city has invited them back to celebrate 10 years after being awarded the honourable title.

Taking place over two weekends the Feast of Fire begins this weekend, the 23rd of March and ends Easter Bank Holiday Monday. There are early evening sessions for families until 19:30 pm and later sessions for adults only after 20:30 pm.

Feast of Fire - St John's Gardens

The Feast of Fire will be considered Liverpool’s latest mini-festival and will include live music, flaming art installations and fabulous food and drink.

Here’s our guide for what to expect at the Feast of Fire 2018.

History of the Feast of Fire

Inspired by European tradition the Feast of Fire is a celebration of the end of winter and the beginning of spring.

Feast of Fire art installation - St John's Gardens

For centuries Catholic churches have been known to extinguish all the lights that burned in the church throughout the dark winters and light fires to welcome spring. An Easter candle is then lit and used to relight all the extinguished lights in the church bringing in a new season.

In Germany tradition tells of bonfires being lit in villages and residents bringing wood from home to partially burn in the communal fire. The charred wood is then taken home and used in the family fire, the process was said to ward of home fires and poor weather in spring.

Feast of Fire art installation - St John's Gardens

This year Liverpool will begin what is hopefully an annual tradition by bringing the Feast of Fire to the city over Easter Weekend.

Fingers crossed.

Entertainment at the Feast of Fire

As well as being a feast for the eyes, the Feast of Fire will also be showcasing a selection of live acts providing an array of music throughout both weekends.

Feast of Fire performance - St John's Gardens

Liverpool SoulFest will be kicking things off on the 23rd inviting people to warm their hearts and celebrate the soul of the cities music. Other live performances include Chinese artists at Pagoda Arts, African Heat from the Oye Festival and The Fire of India full of music and dance from the Indian Arts Trust Milapfest.

Each day has been given a different theme and individual groups will arrange live music, performances and art installations to reflect their message or culture;

  • 23rd Fire in My Soul 
  • 24th Celtic Flames
  • 25th Flames from the Dragon
  • 30th The Kazimier Fire Garden
  • 31st African Heat
  • 1st Liverpool Pride on Fire
  • 2nd Agni – The Fire of India

Celebrations from a variety of cultures and from countries across the globe will come together to form one huge Feast of Fire and the city is invited.

Fire Inspired Food and Drink

Following the theme of fire and flames, there will be some superb food and drink on offer either inspired by fire or made using the naked flame.

Oregano Kitchen will be providing delicious pizzas baked in searing hot clay ovens. Chose your topping and watch as your creation sizzles away in the open oven right in front of your eyes.

Oregano kitchen Feast of Fire - St John's Gardens

Sweet options and desserts come toasted too as Treaty Pie take their love of cakes, cookies and shakes and waffles and give them the fiery treatment. Think smore’s hot off the oven, toasted marshmallows and Freakshakes topped with sparklers.

It wouldn’t be a real Feast of Fire without something fresh from the grill and BBQ sensations Love from the Streets will be putting on a sizzling hot show demonstrating to others how its done in time for the summer BBQ season.

Love from the Streets - Feast of Fire - St John's Gardens

These heart-warming delicious dishes are the perfect compliments to the Feast of Fire and its other fabulous displays and entertaining acts.

Drinks are in hot pursuit following a fiery theme with flaming cocktails such as the Forge. Made from Jameson’s, smoked apple, cinnamon and ginger all served in a metal cup. Or our favourite winter drink given a fiery twist, Mulled wine spiked with a healthy helping of Beefeater Gin.

Both are sure to warm your cockles.

Where to stay for Easter Weekend

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The Shankly Hotel is perfectly situated so that all our guests have easy access to the best events taking place in the city and its less than a two-minute walk from St John’s gardens, host to the Feast of Fire 2018.

For families, our luxury hotel suites are ideal as our guests can stay together and enjoy each other’s company both in and out of the hotel.

If you are visiting Liverpool with friends this weekend or for Easter Bank holiday why not book one of the spectacular group apartments in The Shankly Hotel.

Every suite comes complete with large comfortable beds, huge flat screen TV’s and elegant ensuite bathrooms. Furthermore, each Shankly Hotel room is unique and includes snippets from the life and career of the great man himself.

Call and book your stay on 0151 601 8801 or email info@signatureliving.co.uk or why not check out some of our amazing accommodation offers here.

Scorch this Easter weekend in Liverpool into your memory at the Feast of Fire from the Shankly Hotel.

Fun Family Things to do in Liverpool this Easter with the Kids

Easter weekend is here already it’s stocked to the brim with fabulous fun family-friendly things to do in Liverpool from start to finish.

At The Shankly Hotel, we’re all about family and making sure you all have a great time on your visit to the city together.

Make sure you make the most of a long Easter weekend with our guide to the best things to do in Liverpool during Easter weekend.

Easter Crafts

Where: Merseyside Maritime Museum

When: 27th – 28th

Time: 13:00-16:00

Easter crafts at Merseyside Maritime Museum - fun things to do in Liverpool

Down on the docks in one of Liverpool’s many museums, there will be a chance for families to get hands on this Easter weekend.

The Merseyside Maritime Museum will be hosting a fun-filled craft day where little ones can create their very own Easter Bunny Puppet as part of the Seized! The Border and Customs Uncovered exhibit.

Or why not get your kids to craft an Easter Basket ready to collect all those delicious chocolate goodies left by the Easter bunny himself.

Funny Looking Kids: Comedy Club

Where: Bluecoat

When: 24th March

Time: 14:30 – 16:00

Bluecoat Funny Looking Kids: Comedy Club - fun things to do in Liverpool

Liverpool is a city known for its amazing sense of humour and we believe its best to start them young.

At The Bluecoat this Easter weekend why not treat the kids, and yourselves to a comedy club specifically aimed at little ones.

Enjoy belly busting, side-splitting hilarity from some of Liverpool’s top comedians and join in the fun this Easter in Liverpool.

Feast of Fire

Where: St John’s Gardens

When: 24th March – 2nd April

Time: 18:00pm – 19:30pm family sessions

Feast of Fire - fun things to do in Liverpool

A North West European tradition of lighting fires over Easter is coming to Liverpool and promises to be a hot performance not to be missed.

For 10 days St John’s Gardens will light up the night as blazing art installations and sculptures burn brightly for the Feast of Fire.

As well as a fiery feast for the eyes, flame-inspired food and drink will also be served as well as a selection of musical and artistic live performances.

Looking for some fun and different things to do in Liverpool this Easter? You may have just found it.

Jack and the Beanstalk

Where: The Epstein Theatre

When: 29th – 8th April

Jack and the Beanstalk at the Epstein - fun things to do in Liverpool

Are you and your family ready to go on a giant adventure together this Easter?

Jack and the Beanstalk will be showing at the Epstein Theatre and bringing to life all the magic of Jack, the Giant and the golden goose for family audiences to enjoy.

Fi-fi-fo-fum, this Easter will be filled with panto fun at the Epstein Theatre in Liverpool.

Cadburys Easter Egg hunt

Where: Speke Hall

When: 30th March – 2nd April

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt at Speke Hall - fun things to do in Liverpool

That crazy Cadbury’s Easter Bunny will be making his rounds all over the UK again in 2018 so make your way to the stunning Victorian Speke Hall to join in all the egg-citing family Easter fun.

Solve some riddles and follow the clues as you and the kids explore one of Liverpool’s oldest, grandest buildings and pick up an egg-xtra special chocolatey prize at the end.

Dog Mania

Where: Exhibition centre Liverpool

When: 31st March

Dog mania - fun things to do in Liverpool

If you and your family are doggy mad then this is one of the best things to do in Liverpool during Easter weekend.

Dog Mania invites dog lovers, and dog enthusiasts to come and enjoy a day of doggy madness including top dog shows, competitions and professional performances.

Learn more about your K9 companion from vets and diet specialists or meet and greet real-life heroes from the police force and fire and rescue teams.

A delightful doggy day out for the entire family in Liverpool this Easter.

Easter Rummage

Where: Merseyside Maritime Museum

When: 30th March

Easter Rummage - Merseyside Maritime Museum - things to do in Liverpool

Hop on board for some Easter rummaging fun at Merseyside Maritime Museum this Easter as you and the family are invited to become a pretend customs officer for the day.

Kids can search the ship for signs of smuggling and perhaps find a sweet treat or two along the way.

Let the little ones learn a something this Easter whilst enjoying the best part of the season at the same time . . . hidden choccies.

Easter Stays at The Shankly Hotel

Shankly Hotel rooms - things to do in Liverpool

For the perfect family hotel stays in Liverpool this Easter, look no further than The Shankly Hotel.

Our huge and luxurious family suites are nothing short of egg-xcellent and boast all the luxuries needed for a perfect family stay.

Everything from double whirlpool baths and huge flat screen TV’s to massive breakfasts and an amazing city centre location.

Call and book your Easter weekend in Liverpool with the family at The Shankly Hotel on 0151 601 8801 or email info@signatureliving.co.uk