Merseyrail have your Late May Bank Holiday events in Liverpool sorted

There’s no denying that May is our favourite year of the month, with not one, but two bank holiday weekends, we’ve dusted off our sunglasses again and we’re ready to party for the end of May bank holiday weekend!

Spring time in Merseyside has never been so busy, with tonnes of festivals, family friendly events, gigs and celebrations to experience and Merseyrail has your late May bank holiday travel all sewn up.

Ditch the car and the hassle of Bank Holiday parking and enjoy unlimited travel during off peak times for as little as £3.80 for adults and £1.80 for young people age 5-18. If you’re taking the kids out for a treat, there’s even more savings to be had.

With an £11 Family Ticket, 1 or 2 adults travelling with children aged 5-15 can explore from Southport to Chester and everywhere in between. Hop on and off the train as much as you want after 9.30 weekdays and all day on weekends and bank holidays. How good is that?

With multiple city centre stations and a rail network that spans our beautiful coast line too, what are you waiting for?

Save a small fortune with Merseyrail and check out these great events taking place across the region this late May Bank Holiday weekend….

New Brighton Seaside Festival, Fort Perch Rock

This three-day family festival will take place over the Spring Bank Holiday (27-29 May) and is taking over the huge space between Fort Perch Rock and the Floral Pavilion Theatre on the Marine Promenade in New Brighton. As well as offering an exciting programme of fun seaside-themed entertainment, the event is set to showcase the best of home-grown seasonal fayre featuring a host of regional producers and introducing a raft of new spring menus from local chefs, restaurants and food businesses. With regular bank holiday services to and from New Brighton, grab you buckets and spades and get involved! More info here.

Sound City 2017, Liverpool Waters, Clarence Dock

Having announced the biggest and best line-up yet for its tenth anniversary edition, the multi-award winning music conference, Sound City has revealed even more incredible live acts and an exciting arts and culture programme. With a new home on Liverpool Waters’ Clarence Dock, Sound City will span four days, kicking off a jam packed weekend with none other than The Human League. Grab your tickets from Merseyrail and make a beeline for Sandhills station for all the action! More info on the incredible line up here.

Rock N Roll Marathon, Albert Dock

Whether you’re hoping for a personal best or cheering for the masses of runners taking part, the atmosphere at the annual Liverpool’s Rock & Roll Marathon is always electric and this year there’s even more reason to celebrate as this iconic race marks its 20th anniversary. From the waterfront start and finish line to the legendary Anfield, and stunning Sefton Park, runners and spectators will take in the city’s finest sights while conquering the 26 mile course. Merseyrail can get you to a number of points along the course, so you avoid the road closures and arrive in plenty of time! View the course here.

Sgt Pepper’s 50th Anniversary Celebrations

The city is about to experience a huge party to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Sgt Pepper. For more than two weeks, there will be performances, installations, live spectacle and moments of surprise across the city, as the spotlight will fall on Liverpool to celebrate their most famous sons in a way befitting of a record which broke the mould and changed music forever. The events will take place at locations across the city, including Liverpool’s Royal Court, Hope Street, Woolton Picture House, Camp Hill, Tate Liverpool, St George’s Hall and Aintree Racecourse. Grab yourself a Day Saver and be part of something special. More info here.

The Luminarium, Liverpool One

You’re invited to step inside a rainbow this Monday at Chavasse Park, Liverpool One as The Luminarium comes to town. From Monday 29th May you can experience The Luminarium, an accessible visual arts experience for all ages. Since 1992 over 3 million visitors, in 37 countries on 5 continents have entered the luminaria and now you have the chance to do so at Liverpool ONE! Just a short walk from James Street Station, you’re guaranteed a rainbow, whatever the weather. Find out more here.

Feast on World Cuisine in the heart of the city

Dining out this weekend? Why not try a wealth of world cuisine, all in one street? The bohemian and independent heart of the city lies on Bold Street where you can sample everything from Indian Street Food, Scouse, Turkish kebabs, American style ribs, vegan and veggie dishes and everything in between. Central Station will land you right in the heart of the city and at the foot of Bold Street to begin your culinary journey. Click here for our May food guide. 

For all the info you need on bank holiday services, ticket prices and online bookings, head to

What have you got planned for the Late May Bank Holiday weekends? Are you hosting an event, launching a new menu or planning cocktails with your mates? Tweet us @TheGuideLpool or email us and we’ll share the details on our socials.

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