Liverpool is famous for its history, architecture, sport, music and friendly people. Our waterfront is a UNESCO world heritage site. We have many beautiful parks and more museums and galleries than any UK city outside London.

Liverpool is rich in history, culture and tradition yet it is also modern and vibrant. The city is alive with innovation and creativity. This inspiring combination is perfect for learning, enjoying new experiences and having fun with new friends. Here are some weekend ideas for you!

SEFTON PARK

Sefton Park is Liverpool’s best known and most loved park. Spanning over 200 acres it has a boating lake, statues, a café and a palm house. Relax in the beautiful gardens or take some sports equipment and play some games in the sun.

LOCATION: South Liverpool (15 minutes by public bus).

HOW TO GET THERE: Take the number 82 bus from Liverpool One Bus Station. Bus tickets cost around £4.60 (return).

PRICE: Free entrance. 

PORT SUNLIGHT

Port Sunlight is a stunning model village and award-winning tourist attraction. You can visit the museum, art gallery or just spend some time walking around and discovering some beautiful, traditional buildings and the charming cottages.

LOCATION: The Wirral (17 minutes by train).

HOW TO GET THERE: Take a Mersey Rail train from Central Station. Tickets cost around £5.20 (return).

PRICE: Free entrance to Port Sunlight and the art gallery. Entrance to the museum costs £4.50 (adult). 

SOUTHPORT

You can visit the classic English seaside resort of Southport, eat an ice-cream, stroll around the fantastic shops, and walk along Britain’s oldest iron pier. For some traditional seaside fun, head to the funfair at the Pleasure Land.

LOCATION: North of Liverpool (47 minutes by train).

HOW TO GET THERE: Take a Mersey Rail train from Central Station. Tickets cost around £5.20 (return).

PRICE: Free to explore and relax/play sports on the beach. Entrance to Pleasure Land is free. Spending money for rides or ice-creams. 

FERRY ACROSS THE MERSEY

Take a trip on the world-famous Ferry on the Mersey. Learn about the historic ferry whilst listening to the Gerry and the Pacemakers song and looking out on the stunning views of the city.

LOCATION: Liverpool City centre.

PRICE: Depends on which trip you do. Please see the website for options and prices. 

LIVERPOOL ONE

Liverpool’s biggest shopping, entertainment and dining area has over 170 shops and restaurants to visit. If it’s a nice day you can spend some time in Chavasse Park or there might even be an event going on which you can check out.

LOCATION: Liverpool City centre. 

THE CINEMA

Practice your English skills whilst enjoying a new blockbuster at this 14-screen cinema.

PRICE: Prices vary depending on age, type of film and the timing of the showing. Please see the website for more information.

             CRAZY GOLF

Challenge each other to win this fun 18 hole course complete with live volcanos and loads of special effects.

PRICE: £7.50 (adult).

CHESHIRE OAKS

The UK’s largest outlet centre, with over 145 stores! Located just outside Chester this is a great shopping experience and a great opportunity for buying gifts or souvenirs to take home. There’s even bowling, a cinema and crazy golf as well as a great choice of restaurants.

LOCATION: The Wirral (30 minutes by public bus).

HOW TO GET THERE: Take the X8 bus from the city centre to Cheshire Oaks. Bus tickets cost around £4.60 (return).

Why not make the most of the city and visit one of our fantastic museums? They’re all free to visit and open on Sundays.

THE WALKER ART GALLERY This gallery holds one of the finest collections of fine and decorative arts in Europe. Students can discover over six centuries of art.

THE MARITIME MUSEUM Here you can learn all about Liverpool’s maritime history. It’s full of interesting information, interactive displays, pictures, paintings and models.

THE MUSEUM OF LIVERPOOL Here you can learn about the history and importance of Liverpool and enjoy the lovely views of the river Mersey.

THE WORLD MUSEUM The World Museum combines historic treasures from across the globe with the latest interactive technology.

THE TATE ART GALLERY Here students explore one of Britain’s finest collections of modern art where everybody can find something they love. 

LIVERPOOL CATHEDRALS

We have not one, but two magnificent cathedrals in Liverpool. Both are very different yet equally impressive. The Metropolitan Cathedral is a modern and iconic structure and then down the street there is the more traditional but equally as impressive Anglican Cathedral.

(Both free to visit. Please check online before visiting as some services take place on Sundays.)

If you would like some more ideas or advice about what to do with your free time you can view our Social Programme Calendar, speak to our Social Programme Coordinator Saud in the Common Room at break/lunchtime or visit Liverpool’s tourist information website