The Countdown to Easter weekend Food & Drink Festival fun is on!
As spring starts to bloom, excitement is growing for the Liverpool Food, Drink and Lifestyle Spring Festival, which takes place in Sefton Park over the Bank Holiday Weekend (15th and 16th April).
Showcasing some of the region’s most diverse independent lifestyle producers, the Liverpool Food, Drink and Lifestyle Spring Festival will offer everything from food, drink and entertainment to crafts and quirky pieces for the home and garden.
The event features five distinct zones:
- The Wood Lands: a must for Bear Grylls fans (big and small), who like to get stuck into the great outdoors. The action packed Wood Lands zone will give visitors the chance to try their hand at everything from bushcraft and den making to lantern making and mono printing. The Wood Lands also features a gin market and a craft and lifestyle tent, as well as a sushi rolling workshop.
- The Pasture: is jam packed with tasty treats from some of the region’s finest food producers. The Pasture also includes a whole host of independent street food stalls, which are sure to set those tastebuds tingling with a whole host of delicious treats on offer from mac ’n’ cheese, gourmet hot dogs and sushi to waffles, crepes and churros. With live musicians and DJs providing the springtime sounds, The Pasture is the perfect place to stop for a relaxing drink and a bite to eat.
- The Lawns: is where visitors will find the producers’ market, which is filled with artisan meats, regional fruit and veg, wine, cheese and interesting ingredients for home cooking. The Lawns will also be showcasing the latest innovations in culinary arts.
- The Meadow: Some of Liverpool’s top food and drink companies, including Treaty Pie, Little Furnace and Liverpool Rum, Gin and Vodka, will form part of The Meadow.
- The Kids’ Village: is action packed with fun activities to keep young visitors entertained for hours on end. The Kids’ Village includes a traditional funfair with its own Victorian themed helter skelter, and carousel. There is also a pop-up farm, where families can meet rabbits, guinea pigs, lambs, and goats. And if that’s not enough to keep the little ones busy, there will be archery, birds of prey, crafts, face painting and walking pet balloons in The Kids’ Village too.
- The Grove: is all about the body and soul. Those who enjoy healthy living will love this zen-filled space, where there will be smoothies and juices galore as well as organic cosmetics, aromatherapy workshops and talks from healthy eating gurus. Visitors can pick up tips and advice about following a vegetarian, vegan or gluten free diet. The Grove is also the place to find out more about the latest trend for herbal and organic infusions, which can help detox, cleanse and rebalance the body.
A spokesperson from SK Events, the company behind Liverpool Food, Drink and Lifestyle Spring Festival at Sefton Park, said: “We are thrilled to be bringing Liverpool Food, Drink and Lifestyle Spring Festival back to Sefton Park for the third consecutive year.
“This year’s lifestyle event will have more of a springtime feel than ever as we shift towards the opposite end of Sefton Park, just beside the Marie Curie daffodil ‘Field of Hope’. There really is something for everyone and with so many fun activities packed into one big space, it’s sure to be a fantastic way to spend your Easter weekend.”
Liverpool Food, Drink and Lifestyle Spring Festival is organised by SK Events, the team behind the annual Liverpool Food and Drink Festival, which is set to celebrate its tenth anniversary this September. The spring event is focussed around lifestyle, family fun, outdoor activities, workshops and artisan crafts, as well as food and drink, while the September event has been designed as a showcase of the city’s best restaurants, bars, chefs and producers.