Spend New Year With Your Family at The Shankly

There truly is nothing better than spending New Year with your family.  This wonderful time of year is perfect for celebrating with loved ones. So, what better way to ring in 2019 than by visiting The Shankly Hotel?

Nestled in the heart of Liverpool, The Shankly is the ideal hotel to use as your base as you explore the city. There are plenty of fun activities and treats to keep the little ones amused, from the famous ice festival, to the Christmas Markets and cosy restaurants to enjoy a delicious meal.

So, book a stay at our luxurious hotel, plan some fun things to do, indulge in some tasty food and toast to the beginning of a new year with your family at The Shankly Hotel in Liverpool.

A Family Friendly New Year’s Eve

Visit the Ice Festival

If you’re looking for some fun family-friendly things to do this New Year’s Eve, why not visit Liverpool’s amazing Ice Festival?

Set on the beautiful Liverpool Waterfront, take the kids for a spin on the ice rink then marvel at the crystal-clear sculptures in the ice bar. You and the family can enjoy soft drinks, yummy food and warm ponchos to keep you all toasty.

There’s also the UK’s largest ever real ice slide for the bravest of your little ones. The perfect place to kick off New Year with your family, you’re sure to have an unforgettable experience at the Ice Festival.

Go on the Big Wheel

Celebrate the New Year in style by taking a ride on Liverpool’s big wheel. The famous big wheel is open until 1am, so it’s one of the best places to get a last look at the city’s pretty Christmas lights before the year ends. You might even see a few fireworks in the distance!

You and your family can delight in breathtaking views over the city we all love and count down the New Year from the top of the world.

Watch a Panto

Why not treat your family to a panto to celebrate New Year? With a range of brilliant shows on over this festive period, you’ll be spoilt for choice!

You can enjoy the ever-popular Beauty and the Unity Theatre Liverpool for a heart-warming and hilarious family evening.

Or, you can visit The Epstein Theatre and check out the family favourite, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. There are also some magical panto’s on at the Empire, including Jack and the Beanstalk, plus Peter Pan will be flying to the Echo Arena this year!

The ideal activity to enjoy during a New Year with your family.

Explore the Christmas Markets

Set on St George’s Plateau, the Christmas and Winter Markets are opening until January, so they’re the perfect place to enjoy an alternative New Year.

Ideal for a family occasion, enjoy food stalls from all over the world, festive drinks and a huge host of craft stalls selling beautiful trinkets and gifts.

Tuck into a tasty burger, a waffle or some candy floss, as you enjoy some of the best sights in the city, under the twinkling lights of the markets.

Spend New Year’s Eve in Paris

It might not be in the French capital, but The Garden of Eden are throwing the ultimate New Year celebration with a chic Parisian touch. Bringing the fashion, style and taste of luxury of Paris to the centre of Liverpool, this New Year’s Eve party is the perfect party to enjoy with all your family.

Enjoy a sophisticated celebration and bring in the New Year, Parisian style. If you’d like to come along with your family, book your tickets today to avoid disappointment.

Go Bowling

Searching for a family friendly activity this New Year? Look no further than Hollywood Bowl at Edge Lane Retail Park.

You and the family can book your own New Year’s Eve party and enjoy a glass of bubbly on arrival, or squash for the kids. It includes unlimited bowling and nachos from 9pm, your choice of a drink at the lanes and a glass of bubbly at midnight to toast the New Year.

Prices are from £16.99 for adults and from £13.99 for children. You can also book standard bowling for earlier in the night, via the website.

A Meal in the Bastion

Feeling peckish? Carry on the New Year festivities with a delicious meal in the famous Bastion Bar and Restaurant.

Set within the luxurious Shankly Hotel, enjoy a truly unique dining experience and immerse yourself in the wonderful world of Bill Shankly.

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Sip on beautifully mastered cocktails and tuck into spectacular food all within this striking restaurant. With amazing offers and something for everyone, The Bastion is the perfect place to experience memorable moments with your loved ones.

Our stunning restaurant offers lucky diners a tasty selection of dishes, as well as a children’s menu, to ensure everyone eats well! Choose from starters such as pulled ham hock served with Stornaway black pudding bon bons, house piccalilli and pistachio, or tempura king prawns with salsa and avocado.

For the main event we offer delicious pan-roasted chicken breast served with smoked onion, duck fat potatoes, buttered leeks and crispy skin. There is also an extensive grill menu featuring everything from rump steak, to rib-eye and lamb chops.

Vegetarians can enjoy curried parsnip pancakes and grilled paneer with garlic creamed spinach, sticky piccolo parsnip and curry oil.  And for the little ones, the children’s menu features loads of tasty treats and healthy meals that are sure to satisfy them.

They can choose from super tomato soup served with a bread roll, or gorgeous garlic bread as a starter. And, for the main course there’s a classic roast chicken dinner, terrific tomato pasta and loads more.

A Scottish Themed New Year Party

After you’ve finished your meal, why not stay at The Bastion and enjoy a dazzling Hogmanay celebration you’ll never forget. Celebrate the New Year in style with a ‘right good knees up’ with your family, paying special homage to Shankly’s Scottish roots.

This fantastic New Year celebration will include a delicious buffet, a drink on arrival, amazing entertainment and a glass of fizz to bring in 2019. What better tway to look forward to a brand new year, than with your whole family at this Scottish themed party. Book your tickets today.

New Year with your Family at The Shankly

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So, what are you waiting for? Celebrate the New Year with your family at The Shankly Hotel and enjoy an unforgettable experience.

Rooms at The Shankly offer the ultimate blend of contemporary and classic style with fabulous features. Ideal for family overnight stays in Liverpool, our spacious rooms are perfect for spending a night with your loved ones in style. Sleeping up to 6 people in one room, with amazing features and amenities, a stay in the Shankly is one of a kind.

Situated in the heart of the city centre, you’ll find the city’s best attractions, theatres and restaurants right on your doorstep.

To book your stay at the Shankly Hotel and spend New Year with your family, get in touch with our friendly team today on 0151 601 8801 or email info@signatureliving.co.uk.

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We look forward to seeing you soon! 

Things Do Every Day During October Half Term Holidays

Another school holiday is approaching and rather than spend the entire October half term holidays struggling to keep your kids entertained, bring them into Liverpool and enjoy fun activities every day of the week.

From the first to the last day of the October half term holidays there’s something fun, educational and exciting to do in Liverpool. Book a night or two in The Shankly Hotel for part of your half term holiday plans, and stay in the heart of the city to be close to all the action

Saturday 20TH

The official first day of the October half term holidays can start with a bang at the Liverpool Irish Festival.

Take in some of the wonderful Irish traditions and experience the culture that helped shape the city we know and love today. The Liverpool Irish Festival begins on the 18th October and will be running in venues all over the city throughout October half term.

Check out our in-depth guide to the highlight events at the Liverpool Irish Festival here.

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Next, enjoy an unbeatable view of the wonderful World Heritage waterfront and the rest of the city by taking a ride on the Big Wheel.

Soar above the city at 196 feet and take in the commentary telling all about what you are seeing during the ride.

Sunday 21ST

Get the kids to experience a special piece of Liverpool’s history by taking a trip on Snowdrop, the Dazzle Ferry. Sail across the Mersey onboard this unique floating artwork and enjoy learning the inspiration for its unique design.

After completing the full round trip, hop back onto shore and pay a visit to The Beatles Story on Albert Dock where they’ll be making paper lanterns especially for Diwali, The Festival of Light.

Make your way to the chillout area at The Beatles Story and get hands-on creating your very own paper lanterns using all the exotic colours and inspirations of India to make yours as bold and bright as possible.

Workshops will take part daily throughout October half term holidays from 2 pm – 4 pm.

Monday 22ND

There’s nothing more fun than spending time with your little ones during the October half term holidays. Instead of sitting in the house why not get the kids to learn more in fun and exciting surroundings.

At Merseyside Maritime Museum your little ones can get stuck into creating some pirate themed crafts such as masks, treasure chests and their very own Polly parrots. The craft workshops will happen from 1 pm – 4 pm and are free of charge.

Continue the crafting theme and infuse some African culture into their October half term holidays at the International Slavery Museum Wonderful Weaves workshop. Here the kids can learn all about life in West Africa and create a piece of woven artwork inspired by their findings.

The event runs from 1 pm – 3 pm and is totally free of charge.

Tuesday 23RD

Create your own craft skeleton for Halloween and learn the correct names for each and every bone along the way. Get the kids out and about doing something fun during the October half term holidays and pay a visit to the Museum of Liverpool’s creative craft workshop.

Two-time slots will be hosted between 11 am – 12.30pm then 1.30pm – 4 pm.

Or if you have a budding artist in your midst, then let them become a part of The Big Draw this year at TATE Liverpool. Founded in 2000 this amazing festival covers a global audience and helps encourage people to realise the values and benefits of drawing.

A creative artist-led workshop will take place in TATE Liverpool between 1 pm – 4 pm from 23rd – 26th.

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If, like most kids, yours are dinosaur mad come to see the remnants of the dragon-like creatures that once roamed the earth.

Still fascinating us millions of years after they were wiped from existence Dino Dave’s Dynamic Dinosaurs, will help your little ones discover more about the amazing lost world of dinosaurs whiand give them the chance to touch real live Dino bones.

Join Dino Dave and his extinct reptilian friends in the World Museum’s atrium at regular intervals throughout the day.

Wednesday 24TH

Learn more about the importance of customs control in a fun and exciting way at the Merseyside Maritime Museum with Sniffer and Smugglebuster.

These two helpful characters will show you how illegal contraband is found and dealt with at our very busy border and customs control centres. The workshops will take place from 12.30 pm – 3.30 pm and are completely free to enjoy.

Over the week of half term, Sefton Park Palm house will be a hive of Halloween activity. During the day arts and crafts workshops will be taking place inviting little monsters of all ages to make lanterns and super spooky masks.

The Monster Halloween Ball - October half term holidays

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Later in the evening, the Palm House will fill up with some curious characters who will join the kids in a special Halloween parade. With food, drinks and plenty of Halloween fun and games, The Monster Halloween Ball at Sefton Park will be a terrific treat for your kids this half term.

Daytime events will take place until 4 pm with the Halloween Ball and Parade kicking off at 5.30pm.

Thursday 25TH

Next time to take a trip across the river and explore the wonders of the picture perfect Port Sunlight Village. At Lady Lever Art Gallery a special exhibition opens in October displaying the whimsical work of Quentin Blake whose illustrations can be seen in most of our favourite children’s books from the past.

The exhibition taking place in Lady Lever Art Gallery will showcase some of the finest examples of his illustrations from John Yeomans enchanting storybooks.

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An exciting and interactive Story Explorers event will help little ones experience all the magic of Blakes illustrations through song, play dance and other sensory activities. From 10.30am – 11.15am this wonderful event is fun, free and family friendly.

Then back over the water get hands-on with the history of Merseyside with Liverpool’s archaeology collection at The Museum of Liverpool. Everything from Stone Age artefacts to Roman Pottery will be on display to touch and feel letting your kids learn more about times gone by.

Friday 26TH

Visit Speke Hall this October half term holidays and hunt down some of the ghouls, ghosts and frightful folklore characters that were said to have been sighted here.

Follow an expert around the ancient grounds and gardens of Speke Hall as they retell stories surrounding the buildings haunting history. The sight of Speke Hall itself is spectacular so why not learn a little more about the buildings past during October half term with all the family.

After an adventurous day out in Liverpool book a superb family cinema stay at The Shankly Hotel?

The amazing offer comes complete with tickets for Liverpool One ODEON to see the latest blockbuster and an overnight break in a family hotel room for just £149 per family and £20 extra for any additional kids.

Saturday 27TH

What kid doesn’t love getting their face painted?

This October half term holidays make your way to Waterstones in Liverpool ONE where the Face Painting fun will be happening 11 am – 4 pm. The Spooktacular face painting theme will be Halloween and your little monsters can have a ghoulish makeover then sit down to hear some super scary stories.

Back at the International Slavery Museum, there will be a dance demonstration unlike any you’ve ever seen before. A special performance will tell the stories of three characters from 17th century Brazil and modern-day, each fighting to be released from enslavement.

After the play, two different workshops will explore the powerful messages told in the story with a group discussion and special dance performance. Get your groove on in Liverpool at The International Slavery Museum between 1 pm – 4 pm.

Sunday 28TH

After all this fun you might need some time to unwind and relax as a family and that’s where Yoga Bears come in. Join a fun family Yoga workshop in Sefton Park’s Palm House and put the fun into exercise again.

Do something that’s healthy and enjoyable for the whole family, getting everyone to work together as a team and have a laugh whilst doing so. Yoga Bears starts at 10 am and runs for an hour with prices starting at just £10 for an adult and child.

Finally, there’s no better way to finish your October half term holidays in Liverpool than by climbing up St Johns Beacon and checking out the entire city from 452 feet in the air.

Look down at everything you’ve explored during your city break and see how far your sights stretch. On a clear day, you might even see the Blackpool Tower in the distance or Snowdon Mountain top looking out towards Wales.

Spending October Half Term Holidays at The Shankly

Whether you are in town for a day of the full October half term holidays The Shankly Hotel makes a great base to explore the city from.

Our unique Shankly Experience Tours offer groups of visitors to Liverpool interesting excursions around the city following routes that cover all the best landmarks as well as cultural and sporting attractions. Take some time to discover Liverpool on a Shankly Experience Tour with your family this October half term holidays and book your trip before your stay.

Family dinner Shankly - October half term holidays

Liverpool’s number one kid-friendly hotel is perfectly suited to family stays with luxurious spacious rooms and a marvellous in-house bar and restaurant to enjoy mouth-watering meals together, The Shankly Hotel is ideal for half term holidays in the city.

Call and book your visit today on 0151 601 8801 or email info@signatureliving.co.uk and start planning how to spend an action-packed October half term holidays in Liverpool at The Shankly Hotel.

An Easter Holiday Getaway With the Kids

With Easter fast approaching, it’s time to start planning the perfect Easter holiday getaway with the kids at The Shankly Hotel.

Our stunning city centre hotel is the perfect destination to celebrate the school break and have some quality time with the family.

From fun Easter egg making workshops, to delicious food and stunning accommodation, The Shankly is the ideal place to make lasting memories.

Make Your Very Own Easter Egg

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This Easter, The Shankly Hotel are organising a fun egg making workshop for all the family.

Between the 25th and 28th March, children are invited to create their very own masterpiece egg with the aid of a professional chocolatier. Every egg will include a special treat inside, personalised decoration and will be beautifully packaged ready to present to a loved one on Easter Sunday.

The workshops will be an hour and a half long and every child will also have a special visit from the Easter bunny.

Sure to be a highlight of any child’s Easter celebrations, this egg-stravaganza is sure to be a big hit.

To find out more and book tickets for this event, click here.

Delicious Family Dining

Family dinner Shankly

One of the best ways to spend an Easter holiday getaway in Liverpool is by enjoying a family meal in the Bastion Bar and Restaurant.

A tribute to one of Liverpool’s best loved football managers, this luxurious restaurant allows diners to tuck into delicious food in stunning, intimate surroundings.

The Bastion offer an extensive menu, including a special children’s menu, so they’re sure to find something they like. Choose from healthy pasta with tomato sauce and garlic bread, to tasty fish and chips and a chocolate brownie treat for dessert.

The adults can indulge in something a little sophisticated from our a la carte menu and enjoy an evening of luxury.

Enjoy some quality time together this Easter and treat yourselves to a delicious dining experience in one of the most popular restaurants in the city.

Explore the City

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The perfect Easter holiday wouldn’t be complete without a fun day of exploring!

Liverpool is one of the best cities to visit if you enjoy discovering beautiful architecture, strolling around interesting museums and marvelling at some stunning docklands.

From spotting the grand Three Graces, to walking around Albert Dock and visiting some amazing art galleries, Liverpool is a glorious city that is perfect for a family day out.

You and your family are sure to find some great activities that you will all love.

A Cracking Easter Stay at The Shankly

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If you’re looking for the perfect hotel for an Easter holiday getaway with the kids, look no further than The Shankly Hotel.

Situated in the heart of Liverpool’s city centre, this hotel specialises in large group accommodation which is perfect for family stays.

The Shankly Hotel is a tribute to the life and career of one of football’s finest managers. Each of our rooms and suites are as unique as Bill Shankly himself, offering comfortable, stylish and spacious accommodation with amazing memorabilia and memorable quotes.

There’s no need to split up the family this Easter, our rooms cater for up to 8 people with luxurious features and ensuite bathrooms that are perfect for sharing.

Create wonderful memories at The Shankly Hotel this Easter with a stay you will cherish forever.

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Easter holiday

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Make the most of your Easter holiday and book a stay at The Shankly Hotel for the whole family.

Easter is the perfect time to get together and create some lasting memories you are sure to cherish forever.

From fun egg making workshops, to the perfect place to enjoy a family meal and a luxurious stay, our hotel is the ideal destination for a relaxing getaway.

For more information or to book you Easter holiday, get in touch with our friendly team today.