11 Things we love about Autumn in Liverpool
Autumn 2018 officially begins on 1st September 2018 and we can’t wait to wrap up warm and get cosy.
After an incredible summer where temperatures reached a tropical 29 degrees, Autumn in Liverpool is here. For those who love nothing more than big, comfy jumpers, ear muffs and welly walks in the park, you’re in for a treat. Autumn in Liverpool means leaves begin to change colour, the chilly nights kick in and drinking nothing but hot chocolate is fully acceptable. On the way we’ve got fireworks, Halloween frights, Oktoberfest and all the Scouse.
Here’s 11 things we love about Autumn in Liverpool…..
1 – Fully Loaded Hot Chocolate
Shelve those iced coffee’s and juices, it’s time to go heavy on the whipped cream and marshmallows again! Warm up after a long walk or catch up with a mate at the likes of The Quarter, Filter & Fox, Love Locks or Muster Custom Coffee with one of these beauties and feel no guilt. Calories don’t count in Autumn. Our top hot chocolates revealed here.
2 – Autumn Walks
There’s no better time to take in the beauty of our city parks than in Autumn. Our beloved summer green spaces put on one spectacular colour show throughout September and October and crunching about in the golden leaves at Sefton, Princes, Walton Hall, Stanley and Croxteth Parks is a great way to enjoy the dry, crisp days. More Autumn inspiration here.
3 – The Lodge at The Club House
Oh yes you heard it here first, The Lodge is back at The Club House from late September and if you’re looking to replicate a cosy Autumnal getaway, this is the place to relax. A perfect date night destination, you can dine, drink and enjoy film screening nights here in complete comfort and style. Curl up on a sofa and chill. More info here.
4 – Farmaggedon
If thrills are more your thing, we’re officially on countdown for Halloween and everyone knows that Autumn in Liverpool means the return of Farmaggedon. Back with yet another brand new addition to the fear farm (how do they do it?), scare fans are in for a black forest treat as the gates reopen from 29th September. Find out more here.
5 – Oktoberfest, Baltic Market
It’s all going off at Baltic Market late September as we don our lederhosen and develop a taste for steins, brines and bloody good times! Independent Liverpool’s Oktoberfest takes over the Cain’s Brewery site on 27th-30th September where you can expect all the German beers, frankfurters, sauerkraut, live music and more. It’s just £5 on the door. More info here.
6 – Film Nights
We’ve enjoyed tonnes of roof top and outdoor cinema screenings through the Summer, but the dip in temperature means we’re taking out big screen viewing indoors. This Autumn you can see Donnie Darko at the British Music Experience, Liar Liar at The Cat Café, Thelma & Louise at George Henry Lees and Raiders of the Lost Ark with a live orchestra at The Philharmonic! More info here.
7 – All the Scouse
We don’t need any excuse to overload on scouse, all year round, but we reckon it tastes better in Autumn. Some of our faves include the mustard infused scouse at Ship & Mitre, the original recipe at Maggie Mays and we’re keeping everything crossed that Crazy Pedro’s might just come up with a weird and wacky scouse topping for their next pizza too! Who makes the best scouse? Tell us @TheGuideLpool
8 – Pumpkin Picking at Claremont Farm
Wellies on, we’re off to the Wirral to pick a winner at Claremont Farm! It’s pumpkin picking season again and whether you’re planning a carved masterpiece, or just manage to cut some eye holes without losing a finger, there’s bound to be an Instagram worthy pumpkin waiting for you down at the farm. Click here for directions and opening times and we’ll see you down there.
9 – GIANTS!
This Autumn in Liverpool (and Wirral) is your last chance to see Giants roam the city streets with a beautiful story that brings communities together for four days. From 4th – 7th October 2018 the last instalment of the Liverpool Dream will take place for all to see and enjoy. We can’t wait to find out which Giants will be visiting, how they’re going to arrive and what route they’ll take to meet the masses. All the up to date info here.
10 – Cosy Bars with Fires
There’s no need to veto your nights out now that it’s getting cold. Head to the likes of Tusk Baltic, Frederiks and Camp & Furnace and enjoy your cocktails by the fire instead. Socialising feels much more chilled in Autumn time, so seek out your nearest roaring fire, get a round in and talk about all the important things in life – like who is organising the office Christmas party!
11 – Christmas Party Planning
Speaking of which! Yes the countdown to the big day (and a few days off work for most) is officially on and before we can even deal with the drama of late night shopping, there’s an office Christmas party to plan! With most venues taking bookings from July, you could be accused of leaving it late come Autumn! Send us your Christmas 2018 party suggestions @TheGuideLpool and we’ll share the best on socials.