Liverpool doesn’t have to be lame in the rain.
Here in Liverpool we sure do get our fair share of rain (even in the summer), meaning that day out in the park or on a gorgeous outdoor terrace goes from dreamy to downpour. So if you and your mates were hoping for a day of fun in the city in the sun, only to have your plans scuppered by the wet weather, fear not! We’ve got you covered with a range of rainy day-friendly activities.
1. Get bowled over at Pins Social Club
Cocktails, loaded fries and bowling lanes. Pins Social Club has a whole lot of fun in store for your visit. From delicious food and drink brought to your table, to a whole host of competitive games to challenge your mates to (as well as various photo-opps!), you’re sure to be in for a good night. Head up to Rocco’s Room for plenty of table games and karaoke. Book your visit to Pins Social Club here.
2. Pamper yourself at a luxurious spa
Is the spa calling you after months in lockdown? We feel you. Whether your body has countless knots that need loosening up, or your hair has seen better days, Liverpool and the surrounding area boasts a number of top spa and pamper spots to treat yourself at. Because after these metaphorical and literal downpours, we definitely deserve a pamper session or two. Check out our guide to the best places in Liverpool for a pamper session here.
3. Brush up on your painting skills with this pottery experience
Frankie’s Paint-it Pottery Studio offers pottery painting and a clay workshops which have a friendly community feel and are open to both beginners and experienced painters and potters. Choose your item from their large selection of bisque, paint it how you wish using a range of coloured under glazes. The studio will then glaze and fire it for you in theirr kiln ready for you to collect the following week. Walk-ins are available but larger groups need to book here.
4. Go axe throwing at Boom: Battle Bar
Perfect for a mates date, axe throwing is the immensely satisfying and surprisingly social activity that gives you the chance to embrace your inner Viking. Experienced throwing instructors will get you throwing like a pro in no time. Then once you’ve got the hang of it they’ll take you and your group through a tournament until the king or queen of axes is crowned. Book your session here.
5. Go to the cinema
Need to hide away from the rain for a little while? Nothing beats a classic day out at the cinema – and Liverpool has some seriously cool spots to catch a movie. From the uber-cosy Everyman that’s decked out with plush sofas and offers bar-to-sofa service, to the super-smart ODEON cinema – there’s a cinema for everyone.
6. Play some retro arcade games
NQ64, based on Liverpool’s Colquitt Street in the Ropewalks area, is home to a drinking den where guests can play retro arcade games and classic consoles from their youth while enjoying the beverages of their adulthood. Click here for more information.
7. Get rid of all boredom with board games at Sugar and Dice
Offering up board games, food and tasty drinks, Sugar and Dice is a great place to entertain you and your mates whilst sheltering from the rain, with a number of board games to play for couples and groups. Chow down on tasty treats such as cakes and lunch platters, or take advantage of the diverse drinks menu where you’ll find something for everyone’s tastes including craft beers from just across the Mersey. Book your board game session here.
8. Wind down with games and drinks at Roxy Ball Room
Roxy Ball Room is a one-stop destination for fun out of the grim weather, providing a ton of games that’ll keep you entertained for hours. Try your hand at American Pool, start a Ping Pong tournament, beat your household at Shuffleboard or get lost in a maze of Crazy Golf – all while washing your rain-induced blues away with cocktails and beer. Book a session here.
9. Munch on unbelievable dishes at this Liverpool food hall
New opening GPO has a humungous selection of the best street food in Liverpool. In fact, it’s the biggest indoor street food market in the city, a perfect alternative for when the rain spoils your outdoor plans. So, there’s plenty of grub to sink your teeth into and it’s open seven days a week.
10. Get an adrenaline rush at this go-karting course
Rain not in any rush to leave? Well, if you’re looking for an indoor activity that offers a rush instead then head to TeamSport Karting. Located south of the Baltic Triangle in Brunswick, this go-karting centre boasts an 850m track where you can put pedal to the metal, drive up to 40mph and take on rapid straights and 17 corners. You and your mates can choose from open timed race sessions, a 50 lap race or unlimited karting. Book your karting experience here.