Summer has landed – Watch as we take you to the Pier Head Village

Summer has officially arrived in Liverpool as the Pier Head Village brings fun, thrills and spills to the waterfront. Watch above as we take you on a tour and meet Village boss Martin O’Shea.

With an action-packed, summer-long programme combining a wide range of brilliant attractions from fairground rides to music, art and culture and everything in between. Pier Head Village is the perfect place for an after school treat, a few drinks after work or a full on weekend with the family and despite only opening a couple of weeks ago, it’s already proving to be a huge hit!

With a complete day to night programme of activities, events and entertainment for all ages, our Jay caught up with ‘King of the Waterfront’ Martin O’Shea to find out what’s new for 2017.

Here’s our top 7 reasons to check out Pier Head Village this summer…

1 – Summer beats with Sound City Bar & Village Beach Club

New for 2017, a partnership with Liverpool Sound City brings a new sound of live, acoustic music to the south side of the village with the first ever Sound City Bar & Garden. To the north of the village, enjoy the best laid-back beats with the Balearic Sunset Sessions’ legendary DJs at the Village Beach Club, which takes place alternative weekends. Why not check out some new talent at open mic night Thursdays?

2 – Rain or Shine

The British weather is likely to throw a few showers our way throughout the summer months, but that won’t stop the fun at Pier Head Village. There’s a number of covered and heated bars and eateries including The Beach Club where you can shelter with a pint or prosecco while summoning up the courage to take on those fairground rides!

3 – Shop til you drop

The Pier Head Artisan Village houses more than 30 independent market-stalls, perfect for a mooch about or picking up little memento’s if you’re visiting the city. Featuring locally sourced farm produce and the very best in scouse souvenirs, make sure you try Tilly’s Home Made Fudge, you wont regret it!

4 – The Three Thrills

Standing tall (like ridiculously skyscraper tall) infront of the stunning three graces that inspire them, you can’t miss 3 of the world’s tallest and most thrilling fairground rides. If you’re feeling brave, get on The Around the World Sky Flier, The Mach 5 XXXL Booster and the 60m Power Tower to get your pulse racing. For a fun but slightly less terrifying thrill, take the kids to check out Village Bounce, the hilarious inflatable assault course!

5 – Top Quality Munchies

It’s not secret that we love our scran and the Pier Head Village is bursting with tasty treats. Head to The Village Food Court with The Great British Cheese Company, Crosby Coffee and the award-winning  Sweets and Gifts Company serving up affordable street food and treats seven days a week. Ps – make sure you check out the pulled pork burgers and slaw from Wirral-based Cowfish Smoke!

6 – Art Attack

Continuing the cultural aspect of the Pier Head Village, don’t miss The Liverpool Art Fair, housed in a work of art itself! Built from 5 containers at the Mann Island entrance of the village and featuring 75m of gallery space, the art fair is awash with local, affordable and simply breath-taking art curated by Lucy Byrne and her team from over 1000 submissions. Buy a piece of Liverpool this summer.

7 – Creating the Beatles

Summer just wouldn’t be the same without a bit of Beatles, and the Pier Head Village won’t disappoint. Award winning wood sculptor Simon O’ Rourke will be putting on a spectacle this August as he turns huge tree trunks into our very own Fab Four using only his trusty chainsaw. This is one we are definitely excited to see. 

Open 7 days a week from 11am til 11pm, Pier Head Village is a great place to make memories with family and friends. To find out more and plan your visit head to or follow @PierHeadVillage on Twitter for updates.

Have you taken on the three thrills yet? We want to see you vids and pics (the funnier the better!) Tweet us @TheGuideLpool or email us and we’ll share the best on our socials.


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