Our first lockdown-free Easter bank holiday weekend after two years is just around the corner and we’re here to embrace the “new normal”. And there’s plenty to get up to aside from tucking into wonderful Easter eggs. From taking a wander with Liverpool’s heritage trail to flower arranging at one of the city’s luxury hotels, you won’t be short of things to do over the Easter bank holiday weekend. What’s more, it looks like the weather gods are sending us lots of sunshine and warmer temperatures in the coming week, so Easter is looking quite promising, we think.
Whether you plan on taking advantage of the spring weather and leaving your home or prefer to celebrate in the comforting indoors, here are lots of fun things to do in Liverpool over the Easter bank holiday weekend.
1. Indulge in these unbelievable Easter cookies
Dumb Dough does it again. These Easter-themed cookies are filled with an array of flavours including Crunchie Rock pieces, chocolate chips and Mini Eggs, or caramelised white chocolate chunks (Caramac), sea salt pretzel pieces, sprinkles and a hot pink vanilla frosting core. Set to drop on April 8, order yours now before they sell out.
2. Watch a cracking candlelight tribute concert performing some of Taylor Swift’s top hits
With her melodic love songs and semi-biographical lyrics, Taylor Swift’s tunes have inspired fans for around 15 years. From pop to country, you may think you’ve heard all of Swift’s music styles, but wow, do we have a treat for you. On April 16, Taylor Swift’s biggest hits will be getting the classical treatment at a Taylor Swift candlelight concert, performed right here in Liverpool. What’s more, stunning St George’s Hall will be the location of this enchanting event, and beautiful flickering candles will surround the live string quartet. You won’t want to miss this, so snap up your tickets now!
3. Indulge in a good ol’ Sunday roast on Easter weekend
We all know Sunday roasts don’t require special occasions, but Easter Sunday seems like a particularly good day for a big, hearty feast. Luckily, there are a number of Liverpool restaurants serving Sunday roasts that’ll do the trick. Some of which may just rival your mum’s roast. Whether it be roast lamb, beef, chicken, pork or a veggie alternative served with all the trimmings and gravy, there’s a hearty meal for everyone to enjoy.
4. Venture to Calderstones Park to discover this secret garden
Hidden in one of Liverpool’s largest and most popular parks, and one that you may have frequented often as part of your daily exercise during lockdown, is a secret garden and it’s about to add to the excitement this month. This beautiful garden located in Calderstones Park will be opening back up during the Easter weekend (April 15-18) to serve food and drink outdoors.
5. Challenge your friends with this Easter-themed quiz
Think you have what it takes to compete against other teams in this Fat Big Quiz of Easter? Inspired by The Big Fat Quiz of the Year, the game takes players through 10 rounds of gameplay with lots of interactive graphics, videos, special guests and more! Gather your best mates and grab your tickets here for an eggciting night of trivia.
6. Discover Liverpool’s history by following this heritage trail
Take a step back in time and discover more than 300 years of Liverpool’s history with The Heritage Trail at Liverpool ONE. On this trail you will journey back to the creation of the city’s first dock, discover the port’s role in global events, and meet the people and discover the places that have shaped this maritime powerhouse. Whether you are a visitor to the city, or born and bred in Liverpool, you will be surprised by the secrets revealed by this free self-guided audio tour. Across the Liverpool ONE there are 16 stopping-off points which are marked with a location point sign, with each site being either an event, a place or a person that helps tell the fascinating tale of Liverpool’s history.
7. Join the big Liverpool cheese crawl for Edam Gouda day out
Forget chocolate this Easter and instead gorge on cheese whilst discovering plenty of cheesy spots across Liverpool. Join The Liverpool Cheese Crawl for two hours of non-stop cheese on April 16: from swanky blue cheese and tasty halloumi fries, to cheesy jokes and interactive cheese-themed quizzes and competitions. They’ve Caerphilly conducted the best route, so you’re in very Gouda hands. Pick up your tickets here.
8. Reward yourself with chocolate, flowers and an overnight stay at INNSiDE Liverpool
INNSiDE Liverpool is celebrating the Easter weekend with a series of special collaborations with Liverpool-based chocolatiers Table and in-house florist A Slower Space. Guests can also enjoy Sunday lunch at Gino D’Acampo Old Hall Street restaurant, and book a stay from £119 for two, with breakfast. Make a visit to this luxury hotel and purchase limited-edition, Liverpool-made chocolate eggs from the in-house kiosk, or enjoy a special floral arrangement workshop on Easter Sunday, hosted by A Slower Space. Guests can enjoy a glass of fizz and leave the relaxed workshop with their own beautiful bouquet.
9. Welcome spring with these chocolate bars and Easter eggs
Supporting small businesses has been more important than ever since lockdown began, so why not order some chocolate from Liverpool’s first bean to bar chocolatiers? You can’t deny that Easter weekend calls for indulgence and Table Chocolate offers some wonderful Easter treats. Table’s four chocolate bars are Tanzania Dark 72%, Nicaragua White 43%, Haiti Milk 61% and Madagascar Dark 84%. Three Easter eggs are also available for purchase including Tanzania Dark with a hazelnut praline base filling, Nicaragua White with a pistachio praline base filling and Haiti Milk with a pecan praline base filling.
10. Get some fresh sea air with a trip to the beach
If you fancy a bit of freedom from those usual four walls, head to the local coastline to breathe in some fresh sea air and watch the waves come into shore. Liverpool has a number of beaches to choose from including Formby, Crosby, Ainsdale and Southport, as well as West Kirkby in the Wirral. Check out these beaches near Liverpool to visit next time it’s sunny.
11. Spoil someone special with this very fancy Easter tart selection
Another perfect Easter treat you can enjoy with friends or family or on your own (we don’t judge). This pretty little box of tarts from Mon Petit Chou will make passers-by envy you from afar. The special edition tart box features pistachio Bakewell, lemon meringue, bitter chocolate, egg custard, apple and ginger, cherry Bakewell, treacle, and salted caramel custard, and availableto order from April 4 for collection or delivery on April 16, 10am-1pm.
12. Relax by the waterfront with these chocolatey treats
With Easter fast approaching, there’s never a better time to indulge in your sweet tooth. Some of Liverpool’s waterfront spots are serving up some chocolatey treats so you can get your fix this Easter. Choose from chocolate and Biscoff dough petals at Gusto; mint Aero cookie dough at The Smuggler’s Cove; Maray’s melt in the mouth chocolate tart with orange liqueur plums, pistachios and Chantilly cream; or a choc-tastic afternoon tea at the Titanic Hotel. Plus, Lerpwl has created 100 limited edition handcrafted dark chocolate eggs, with one lucky egg containing a ‘Golden Ticket’, offering a delicious tasting menu for two at Lerpwl, with the other eggs containing a silver ticket offering 10% off at Lerpwl on Wednesday and Thursday.