If January was a day of the week, it would be Monday, hence why Blue Monday falls in this month. The weather is a bit rubbish and we’re all a bit gutted to be back at work, and with no Bank Holidays in sight until April, we’re going to need a bit of help to power through this month. Luckily we’ve rounded up the best things to do in Liverpool that are bound to keep things cheerful and rid you of the January blues.
1. Switch off from real life with a massage
Whether you’re suffering from back-to-work stress or still carrying tension from a busy festive period, feel it all melt away with a visit to Urban Calm at Metquarter. How about a back, shoulder and neck massage and a 30 minute Dermalogica facial for only £46? Or a gel polish on your hands or toes, an eyebrow wax and a 30 minute facial for just £50? The biggest stress you’ll encounter is deciding which package to go for.
2. Cheer up with these hefty food and drink discounts
If there’s one thing that’s certainly cheered us up this January so far, it’s the 50% off food offers. Many of Liverpool’s restaurants are participating this month, and you can check out some of the most generous offers via our guide here.
3. Reset with a winter walk
If a more chilled out January is on the cards, escape your four walls for a slice of nature. Blessed with plenty of idyllic walking routes, Liverpudlians can enjoy wandering around beauty spots such as Pennington Flash, Lymm Dam, Eccleston Mere and more – all just a short drive away from the city. Check out some of our favourites here.
4. Escape the world for a while at the cinema
A fantastic roster of Hollywood hits awaits at the cinema this January, including the long-anticipated Spider-Man: No Way Home, Scream and The Matrix Resurrections. Unwind in front of the big screen with popcorn, cocktails, burgers and more at the Everyman Cinema.
5. Enjoy a delectable treat
If sugar is your favourite way to cheer yourself up, you’re in luck – because Liverpool is filled with plenty of amazing dessert spots. One stand-out dessert shop worth ordering from is Midnight Delivery who deliver to 31 postcode areas across Liverpool. Choose from an array of decadent desserts with unreal toppings to pimp it up with like Nutella, Kinder Buenos, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and even Milky Way Crispy Rolls on top of hot, gooey cookie dough. What January blues?
6. Get close to nature in these tranquil gardens
Hidden away between a number of gorgeous green spaces you’ll find Ness Botanic Gardens in all of its unsuspecting yet magical glory – located south of Liverpool in Little Neston. An unexpected oasis of sheer beauty just a half hour drive from the city centre, this garden just so happens to be a great nature spot in the region to switch off thanks to its array of colourful plants and trees as well as mesmerising waterfalls. Find out more about Ness Botanic Gardens here.
7. Let off some steam with plenty of inflatable fun
Bounce House is the perfect place if you’re looking to blow off some steam or challenge yourself with an inflatable assault course. Bounce House in Liverpool offers a complete entertainment complex under one roof, with a huge inflatable arena featuring high slides, climbing walls, a maze, assault course and an air bag for those big jumps. It’s a great yet rewarding (hello, endorphins) activity to rid of the January blues and stressors , plus you can wind down at sweet shop afterwards.