‘It’s STILL Sunny in Liverpool’ – 5 Things To Do
So, what a week – Summer has finally come out to play. It’s only 4 months late, but hey ho it’s here. This week we have had temperatures in the city reaching an amazing 20 celsius. It looks as though things might change from Friday so still a couple of days to enjoy. Temperatures today and tomorrow reaching a lovely 17 celsius. Now we wouldn’t go as far as to tell you to put your shorts on and dig the sun cream out, but still it’s sunny, so get yourself out there, finish work early if you can, and go and enjoy the last (maybe the only) bit of sunshine 2015 will bring…
The Albert Dock
An obvious choice we know, but still it never gets boring down the dock. There is something about visiting the Albert Dock that always makes you truly proud to be a Scouser. Seeing the hundreds of tourists enjoying their time there (whilst also spending their money in our city!), the views of our most iconic landmarks above you, and the smell of our lovely Mersey and the gulls waiting to pounce on the ice cream you’ve just bought. Lots of choice when it comes to food – Italian at Gusto, a nice steak in Miller & Carter or our personal favourite the chicken kebab at Smugglers Cove. Well worth a try! While you are there pop into the Museum of Liverpool on the Pier Head – it’s free and it’s pretty special.
Marine Point, New Brighton
You could literally fill your day from morning to night with activities in New Brighton. Take the kids bowling at Riverside bowl and visit one of the only laser quest’s in the North West. Take them to the pirate ship wreck on the front, not only great for the kids, but stunning views of Liverpool’s skyline across the Mersey. After that grab some lunch in one of the many restaurants in Marine Point. Mexican at Chimi Changa, tapas from La Tasca, Pizza Express, Hungry Horse or pasta at Prezzo. No meal is complete without dessert and getting ice cream from Cafe Cream in Marine Point is a must! We have never seen so many weird and wonderful flavours, they even sell bacon flavour ice cream. Then once the sun has done one visit the Light Cinema for a film, definetely one of the most comfortable cinemas in Merseyside. Add to that the old New Brighton fun fair, the rock shops, the crabbing, Bubbles World of Play and the FREE parking, there really is no reason not to visit New Brighton.
There is no better place to be on a sunny day than in one of our many public parks. We have chosen Sefton Park as not only is it stunningly beautiful with over 235 acres to explore, it is also a Grade I historic park , and there is actually a lot to do whilst you are there. The first point of call is obviously feeding the ducks, no visit to any park is complete without a bag of stale hovis and a few greedy mallards. Go find the Peter Pan statue, the fairy glen, walk by the stunning Palm House, The Shaftesbury memorial and Eros fountain and of course just round the corner is the bohemian Lark Lane, filled with cafes, bars and trinket shops that need exploring. Marantos is probably the most famous restaurant there, you are always guaranteed good quality food, fantastic service without breaking the bank balance.
Wirral Way/ West Kirby
‘I can’t believe this is so close to home’ – Words often heard whilst walking along the beautiful Wirral Way and along to the stunning beach of West Kirby. You could literally be anywhere in the world, but actually only 25/30 minutes from Liverpool City Centre. The Wirral Way offers a beautiful walking or cycle path starting off at Hooton Railway Station near Ellesemere Port and heading towards Neston entering the lovely Wirral Country Park on the way. The path then heads along the beautiful Wirral coastline passing Heswall and Thurstaston before finishing at West Kirby. Here you will find the 300 metre beach and walk on further for a host of cafes, ice cream parlour’s and shops. Sit outside ‘The Tea Room’ with the perfect cuppa or venture further into West Kirby to enjoy the best American cuisine at Hickory’s.
Formby Beach & Woods
Another one of Merseyside’s gems, perfect for walking, cycling and red squirrel spotting. The walk from the car park through the dramatic sand dunes on to the beautiful beach is fantastic. Once there enjoy the breathtaking sea views, take a coastal walk and keep your eye out for the prehistoric footprints that have been uncovered under the sand. Surrounding the beach & dunes is the red pine woodlands, famous for it’s red squirrels and picnic areas. If you are heading out keep your eye on the tide by following @NTFormby
So get out enjoy and explore our beautiful city and it’s surroundings. Take an afternoon off and make the most of the sunshine.