Travelling into Liverpool for a Covid-19 test and wanting to make a day of it? Or still slightly anxious about restrictions easing? It can be difficult to think of fun activities to do over summer that get you out of the house and exploring new places while keeping you safe. So, we came up with a list of five places in Liverpool that will limit your exposure to other people, but also get you out this summer.
1) Royal Albert Dock
Built as a revolutionary dock that once competed with New York, the Royal Albert Dock revolutionised Liverpool in the 19th and early 20th century. After years of decay, in the 1980s the docks were redeveloped into one of the UK’s largest multi-use attractions, outside London. The Royal Albert Dock is now home to numerous cafes and restaurants with outdoor seating. The docks are rooted in Liverpool’s rich trading history and provide incredible views of both the Liverpool skyline and River Mersey.
2) Sefton Park
Sefton Park is one of the largest city parks in the country and is home to a wide variety of animal and plant life. Sprawling over 235 acres, the park is one of the most idyllic spots in Liverpool and it’s easy to see why. With so many different areas to explore within the park, such as the lake, fountain, Park Palm House and Fairy Glen, you will also find that you can easily keep yourself and the family entertained all day. Being located away from the city centre will also make sure you avoid crowds and high foot traffic areas.
3) The Liverpool City Explorer Sightseeing Tour
Arguably one of the best ways to see the sights of Liverpool is through the City Explorer bus tour. Running between 10AM to 3:30PM daily, tickets are valid for 24 hours meaning you can hop on and off throughout the day ensuring you visit all the places you want to. The 14 stops include, Royal Albert Dock, The Anglican Cathedral and the World Museum. A family pass is also available for £30, for up to 2 adults and 3 children.
4) Food and film festival
Interested in four days of outdoor comedy, street food and short films? This summer Liverpool will be hosting the ‘Film and Food Fest’ which is taking place across 15 UK cities. The event will feature food from a variety of different venders selling international cuisine and will include family friendly screenings such as the Lion King and The Greatest Showman. The festival will also show viewings of blockbusters such as Dirty Dancing, Grease and the Joker. To ensure the event is Covid-19 safe, it will take place in a socially spacious outdoor venue and will stick to the recommended guidelines.
Book tickets here: https://www.filmandfoodfest.com/locations/liverpool.
5) Knowsley Safari Park
Why risk going out for the entertainment, when it can walk right up to your door? Knowsley Safari Park is one of the only safari parks in the UK and hosts over 500 animals. However, aside from the terrific experience, the main appeal of Knowsley is the ability to have all the fun from the safety of your own car. Located just outside Liverpool, Knowsley is one of the Merseyside regions most popular attractions and with monkeys and lions that can walk up to your car we can see why!
Book tickets here: https://www.knowsleysafariexperience.co.uk/