There is something delicious about the long Easter weekend, and we aren’t just talking about the chocolate! It’s the first break since Christmas, a sign that summer is on the way and a chance to kick back and relax. Whether you love long country walks, enjoy the fun of collecting Easter eggs with the children or fancy yourself as a bit of a culture vulture, we have put together some great ideas of what to do in and around Liverpool during the spring break.
Discover our seven sumptuous suggestions for a great Easter adventure!
- Cadbury and The National Trust have joined forces once again and there will be some egg-cellent Easter egg hunts at The Hardmans' House, Speke Hall and Dunham Massey taking place. As well as searching for those tasty treats, you can also enjoy arts and crafts sessions, run around mazes, explore play trails, get muddy in the woods then enjoy cake and tea at the end of the day.
- Easter weekend is the perfect time for sci-fi fans to visit Spaceport and check out the new Stars Wars exhibition. The impressive collection includes Ewoks, Jedi Knights, Storm Troopers, C-3PO, R2-D2, Bobba Fett, Yoda, Chewbacca as well as a dazzling array of new and vintage toys from the iconic films. Book online and you can save money on this venue as well as other popular local attractions.
- For an awesome day out, why not head to Chester Zoo? Open from 10am, you can spend all day discovering the 20,000 exotic, endangered and rare species of animals who live in the 125 acres of parkland. You can join keeper talks and feeding sessions, eat ice creams and if you are really lucky you might catch a glimpse of the baby orangutan and the rare Rothschild’s giraffe calf.
- On 15th and 16th April, Sefton Park will host the fantastic Liverpool Food, Drink and Lifestyle Spring Festival. These two days of ‘foodie heaven’ bring together some of the finest flavours from around the region and combines them with celebrity chef demonstrations, cookery masterclasses, live music and activities for the kids.
- For top family fun, look no further than Farmer Teds in Ormskirk. As well as visiting the cute furry animals and not so cute mini beasts, you can go crazy on the climbing frames and rope bridges, groom a pony, try out the new mini diggers and don’t forget to give the zip wire a whirl before you head home.
- The Albert Dock is where it’s at this Easter. There’s crafts and storytelling for the children, cafes for catching up with friends as well as the Merseyside Maritime Museum and four floors to discover at Tate Liverpool. Where will you start?
- Still not found something for you? How about a walk on Formby beach, a ferry trip across the Mersey, a visit to the U Boat Museum, a little retail therapy at Liverpool ONE, afternoon tea at Panoramic 34 or a few hours at flicks with popcorn?
Whatever you decide to do this Easter, put on your out of office assistant, divert your calls to your phone answering service, and have a great time!
Words by Natalie Trice.
Edited by Sara Parker.