August is here and that means two things – warm weather and tons of kids off school looking for ways to be entertained. Plenty of people take time off in August too and not everybody can afford a prolonged summer holiday abroad (we wish). Don’t worry though, there are loads of things to do in Liverpool this August and here we’ve rounded up the best for a bit of inspiration.
1. The Great British Seaside At Royal Albert Dock
This August the giant deck chairs are returning to Royal Albert Dock for a celebration of the Great British seaside. You’ll find fish and chips, frozen cocktails and plenty of fun things to do. You can read more about it here.
2. Candlelight Concerts At The Palm House
At the beautiful Sefton Park Palm House on August 11 the music of rock legends Queen will be played by the String Infusion string quartet, illuminated by hundreds of tiny candles. The Palm House, filled with beautiful plants and trees, looks incredible in the Candlelight and you can buy tickets here.
More of a Fleetwood Mac fan? You can also enjoy a stunning candlelit performance of Fleetwood Mac’s music on August 12 in the same beautiful setting. Tickets are available here.
3. Being Human Exhibition
A new exhibition just opened on July 27 at Liverpool Cathedral and it’s completely free to attend! You’ll want to see this stunning artwork from sculptor and artist Peter Walker. Remember the Peace Doves? Yep, that was Peter Walker too!
This time the exhibition is called Being Human and it is what it says on the tin – an exploration of what it means to be human and to experience the ever-changing world. It runs until August 30 and you can read more about it here.
4. Bongo’s Bingo
On Friday August 5 and Saturday August 6 there are two more award winning bingo rave nights at Exhibition Centre Liverpool. You can win prizes, dance to ’90s music and even spot some extra special guests! You can read more about it here.
5. Late Night Riding At Blackpool Pleasure Beach
For three nights only, on Saturday July 23, 30 and Saturday August 3 you’ll be able to visit the Pleasure Beach at night and it’s not the first year that Blackpool Pleasure Beach has run ‘Late Night Riding’ sessions. You can read more about it here.
6. The Liverpool Cheese Crawl
Cheese is a god-level food and almost everybody agrees. There’s nothing better than a bit of brie and we can’t think of a better way to spend an afternoon than embarking on an epic, two hour cheese crawl.
It’s irresistible and anybody who’s worth dating will enjoy the experience. Plus, you get a bit of fizz to wash it all down. You can buy tickets here.
7. Funnyboyz Drag Benidorm Bingo
Up for a bit of Benidorm themed bingo right here in Liverpool? Well, you’re in luck because every Friday from hereon in Funnyboyz Drag will be on hand to entertain at Blundell’s Supper Club. You can even order a delicious meal and sip of a glass or two of bubbles as you enjoy bingo, cabaret and plenty of X-rated humour. Tickets are available here.
8. Bombed Out Church Maker’s Market
On Sunday August 21 the Bombed Out Church will host another lovely maker’s market, packed with stalls selling all sorts of products, from delicious baked goods to bespoke gifts. Check it out between 11 am and 4 pm. You can read more about it here.
9. Puppy Yoga
Need we say more? Yoga’s supposed to help you relax, right? Well, what could be more relaxing than cuddles with a puppy? Take a look at the Instagram page to book one and a half hours of the cutest exercise known to man. You can also read more about it here.
10. Explore An Underground Bunker
Derby House is a must visit for anybody living in Liverpool, especially on a rainy day, and within Derby House you’ll find the Western Approaches Museum. During World War Two it was a key operational hub but the public can now visit the bunker, which is just as they left it in 1945. Interested? You can buy tickets here.
11. Candlelight Blackpool Summer
Yes, we know Blackpool isn’t in Liverpool, but on a summer’s day it’s so tempting to take a drive to the beach. Whilst you’re there you should check out the limited edition Candlelight Concert taking place at Blackpool Tower, where beautiful music composed by Hans Zimmer will be played by candlelight.
In the ballroom we all know from Strictly Come Dancing you’ll hear soundtracks from The Crown, Interstellar and Angels And Demons, plus many more amazing films and series. It will take place on Saturday August 20, so grab your tickets quick!
13. Fezzy Cross The Mersey
On Sunday August 11 you can board a Mersey Ferry and enjoy 6 hours of local music and pure festival vibes. Just hop on board with your tickets at either Pier Head or Seacombe and enjoy the ride. On arrival you’ll get your first drink free from Liverpool Gin and there will be food available for the entire trip.
What a way to really appreciate the beauty of Liverpool, and even if it rains you’ll still be able to hear the most incredible music whilst staying dry. Tickets are £40.50 per person and you can buy them here.