The best things to do with kids in Liverpool
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To follow in the footsteps of the Fab Four (and you may as well, while you’re here!) visit the Cavern Club, a key chapter in their origin story. You might even catch a tribute band playing amongst the 60s memorabilia. Elsewhere on Mathew Street, Rubber Soul and Flanagan’s Apple are atmospheric pubs with live music. Want to line your belly first? Liverpool’s food quarter is a good place to start. This lively area by the waterfront has a great nightlife yearound. For more cool bars, hit up buzzy Albert Dock.
Liverpool eats and drinks
It doesn’t get more British than fish and chips, which you’ll find a lot of throughout The Pool. One of the most popular places to stuff yourself with this battered delicacy is Docklands Fish & Chips, a casual spot on Albert Dock. Elsewhere you can gorge on proper English breakfasts including bacon, sausages and the essential ‘brown sauce’ that perks up any eggs and baked beans feast. For unapologetically simple contemporary British cuisine, go for dinner at 60 Hope Street.
It seems the whole city of Liverpool – from Strawberry Fields to Penny Lane – is a testament to their four homegrown heroes. Look for the four bronze Beatles statues at Pier Head, which immortalizes the Fab Four in a walk along the Mersey. The Beatles Story is a must-see as the world’s largest permanent Beatles exhibition, and at the Museum of Liverpool you’ll see the bedspread used by John and Yoko during their 'bed in' for world peace. There are also plenty of Beatles-themed sightseeing tours.
What to do in Liverpool for 3 days
The Beatles Story
The Beatles Story seems to be saying “Don’t Pass Me By” (if you want to learn more about the Fab Four). Step inside the amazing world of John, Paul, George and Ringo. You can also step behind the scenes of Abbey Road studios, explore an underwater world in the Yellow Submarine and even visit a replica Cavern Club. Get the lowdown on the lives of the famous Liverpool rockers, and don’t miss the new Beatles in India exhibition, celebrating 50 years since the Beatles blew their minds in Rishikesh, India.
Mersey Ferry Cruise
Liverpool looks pretty cool from the water, and on a sunny day you can’t miss a ferry cruise up the Mersey. See the historical architecture and famous skyline from a new perspective and wave at the people strolling along the Mersey River waterfront. There’s onboard commentary that injects the facts straight into your ears as you go. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is home to plenty of attractions you’ll want to visit after, including Spaceport, U-boat Story, and The Beatles Story, located on the historical Albert Dock.
If you’re into football, Liverpool doesn’t disappoint. Get yourself an Executive Seat in the Upper Centenary Stand at Anfield Stadium, plus Premier Lounge access, a buffet and more. All you need to worry about is wearing the right team colours! If cheering your team isn’t enough, why not get behind the scenes with a tour of Anfield? See epic views of the pitch and city from the top of the new Main Stand, touch the 'This Is Anfield' sign as you walk through the famous Players Tunnel and even stand in the dressing rooms!
Parks and recreation
If your wallet is buckling under the weight of Beatles nostalgia, add some breezy freebies to your Liverpool itinerary. No matter the weather, nearby Crosby Beach makes for a breathtaking escape. Soak up what you can of this scenic part of the coastline. If it’s rainy, Antony Gormley’s Another Place, (100 cast-iron figures staring ominously out at sea), will look even more dramatic in your photos. Otherwise, cycle through Childwall Woods or hit Croxteth Park for a picnic and some people-watching. Kids will love feeding the ducks!