With the government announcing the end to all restrictions, March could be a little brighter than the previous months (or years). We might still be in hibernation somewhat but there are plenty of activities and events to get involved in this month, which will be worth emerging from our little cocoon that we’ve been hiding in over the winter.
1. Tuck into a delicious stack of pancakes from these Liverpool cafés and restaurants
Pancake Day might be a little later this year but that doesn’t mean there won’t be plenty of tasty pancakes in Liverpool for you to get stuck into. Have a flippin’ good on March 1 by enjoying a stack or two of pancakes from some of these Liverpool cafés and restaurants serving everything from American-style to mini Dutch pancakes. Get yourself to these delicious spots in Liverpool for a good dose of pancake perfection.
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 you will never have heard anything like this before! On March 17, Taylor Swift’s biggest hits will be getting the classical treatment at a Taylor Swift candlelight concert, performed at the stunning St George’s Hall, where beautiful flickering candles will surround the live string quartet. You won’t want to miss this, so snap up your tickets now!
3. Escape to this new cocktail experience where you drink in a prison cell
Known as the ‘bar behind bars’, the theatrical immersive experience Alcotraz is opening in Liverpool this month and marks the notorious bar’s second escapade up North. Tasking guests to smuggle liquor past the Warden and get it into the hands of some of Alcotraz’s longest-serving inmates, guests will be able to channel their inner Piper Chapman (or Michael Scofield – whatever floats your boat!), before having their ‘contraband’ transformed into tasty cocktails to enjoy in their very own cell.
From March 11, you’ll be able to escape the jacket-soaking spring showers and step through the doors of Manchester’s Trafford Centre, where – after dodging around crowds and a bit of window shopping – you’ll discover a colourful world where all your sweet-tooth fantasies have been brought to life. The Chocolate Factory promises to whisk you away from reality for over45 minutes, sending you on an adventure through a series of magical rooms. There’s even a massive ball pit – glowing with an almost otherworldly fluorescent light – that is just begging to be jumped in. Grab your tickets to this tasty event here.
5. Visit one of Liverpool’s smallest (and newest) bars
Located in the quaint setting of Baltimore Street, The Baltimore, which recently opened and is said to be the city’s smallest bar, proves that you don’t need to be big in order to be good. The Liverpool bar certainly packs a punch on a small scale, with the family-friendly venue offering coffee shop vibes throughout the day and a chilled bar ambience going into the evenings and weekends. The Baltimore is set to showcase live football and major sporting events, as well as host live music, quiz nights, and movie nights, all whilst serving a selection of beers, wine and spirits.
6. Support some independent, women-owned businesses
We should definitely be doing more of this if we can, but March 8 marks International Women’s Day so why not show some love and solidarity by purchasing items from businesses run by women? To name a few businesses run by women from Liverpool and the surrounding area that you can support, there’s PinHead, Calla Shoes, The Nakery, Tusk and Roxie’s Treasures. Discover some independent, women-led businesses in Liverpool here.
7. Treat your legendary mum or mother figure this Mother’s Day
Of all the events on this list, this is the one you really don’t want to forget for heaven’s sake! Put March 27 in your diary. It’s your chance to treat your dear mum or mother figure to something special – you can’t go wrong with an afternoon tea, so why not book one this March or order one online to come straight to her door.
With an exciting new addition that is a previously unseen notebook belonging to The Beatles’ Tour Manager, Mal Evans, there’s even more of a reason to visit The Beatles Story experience. The rare notebook features Paul McCartney’s handwritten draft lyrics for ‘Hey Jude’, a part-lyric for ‘Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band’, recording notes by George Harrison for ‘All You Need Is Love’, as well as lyrics for a number of other songs including ‘For The Benefit of Mr Kite, ‘Good Morning Good Morning’ and ‘All Together Now’. Get your tickets to The Beatles Story here.
9. Enter a unique gaming world at Invisible Wind Factory
The team behind The Kazimier Club and Kaz Garden as well as being involved in many festivals up and down the country have created an immersive new world of games, music and good times. Known as Leisure Land, it is a brand new and unique journey into a sprawling arcade of games, karaoke bars and dance floors at Invisible Wind Factory and the whole event taking place on March 18 will also be live streamed to the world online.
In a coupling not many of us would have seen coming, Candlelight: From Bach To The Beatles will celebrate the compositions of two legendary musical acts in a one-of-a-kind performance this March. A fantastic string quartet will take to the stage at St George’s Hall for an unforgettable musical mash up on March 30. Candlelight: From Bach To The Beatles will have you toe tapping or quietly humming from the opening notes, as you can expect to hear songs like Ave Maria and All You Need Is Love played back to back. Find your tickets here.
11. Head to the theatre for some impressive performances this March
Witness incredible and breathtaking performances this month as Liverpool’s theatres play host to a number of shows worth booking tickets for. This March will see the return of Graeae Theatre Company, the UK’s leading disabled led theatre company, to Unity Theatre with a new show, Kerbs, which explores taboos around sex, romance and disability. A light-hearted play worth watching is The Royal at The Royal Court, which is bound to have you in stitches. Plus, there’s Rice, also at Unity Theatre, which explores migrants of different generations and the complex relationships they forge with their new home – and with each other. Find out more about these theatre shows here.
12. Venture to these beaches near Liverpool for a good dose of sea air
We get the odd bit of sunshine even in spring so why not head to the beach and soak up some sun and the fresh sea breeze? Ditch the concrete jungle that is Liverpool for a day and head to the coast, where you’ll find a selection of beautiful, sandy beaches near the city that you never knew existed. If you’re craving the feeling of sand between your toes these beaches close to Liverpool will definitely rectify that and are worth checking out next time it’s sunny.