A guide to an autumn weekend in Liverpool
Autumn is officially here. The temperature is falling, the nights are drawing in and here at Your Move HQ we’re making plans to sample the seasonal delights our city has to offer. Luckily for you, we’re sharing our favourites so you can do the same.
Words by Christine Toner
Best Autumn walk
Liverpool is home to a huge number of spectacular green spaces but none are more stunning than Sefton Park, particularly in the autumn.
There’s no better way to spend a crisp day than by taking a stroll through this beautiful 235-acre park, surrounded by all the colours of the season. And, if you’d like to add a little excitement you can attend the Spooky Welly Walk which is held at the park every year ahead of Halloween.
This year’s event takes place on 21 October and will see thousands of people don their favourite spooky costume and parade around the park in aid of the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation.
Tickets for the event are £4 in advance and £5 on the day
Best for Bonfire Night
River of Light Festival
This year will see the River of Light firework festival return to the waterfront and while last year’s event had a few, ahem, teething problems; this year’s event is shaping up to be bigger and better than ever.
Pyrotechnic specialists at Titanium Fireworks, which is behind events such as Edinburgh’s Hogmanay, will take care of the display at the free event on 5 November from 6.30pm.
Spectators will be gathering on both sides of the river to watch the musical display.
Best seasonal drink
Muster Custom Coffee
You’ve no doubt heard of (and tried) Starbucks’ pumpkin spice latte but why go for a big corporation when you can keep it local and independent?
Muster Custom Coffee on Argyle Street has just launched its new drinks menu and it’s overflowing with autumnal inspiration.
Try the cinnamon or gingerbread latte, indulge in a maple latte with sprinkles or treat yourself to a cinnamon spiced hot chocolate with toasted marshmallow.
Best for kids
Crazy Town Soft Play
If you’re looking for somewhere to take the kids on Halloween that doesn’t involve you trekking from neighbour to neighbour dressed up in a witch’s hat then this might be just what you’re looking for.
Crazy Town Aintree soft play centre on Vesty Road is hosting its annual Halloween Party on 31 October from 4.30pm until 7.30pm.
There will be spooky characters, face painting, a DJ and a raffle for the kids while the Cosy Lounge bar will be open for parents.
Tickets are £15.95 per child and two adults are allowed in per child. Additional adults will pay £2.95 each.
Top attraction whatever the weather
Sports and bad weather don’t usually make a great match but thankfully that’s not an issue for Liverpool attraction Ghetto Golf.
Situated in Cains Brewery Village, the venue brings a rock and roll twist to traditional crazy golf with great music, a well-stocked bar and an out of this world golf course. Make a day of it by heading to the venue’s year round outdoor cocktail bar and barbecue, Birdies after your game. The bar has had a seasonal makeover so it’s the perfect place for a cosy tipple.
Best seasonal event
Wake the Dead Parade
Nothing says autumn like Halloween, and nothing says Halloween like the fantastic Wake the Dead parade.
The carnival of noise, led by dance troupe atumba, will take over Bold Street and make is way through the city centre on 28 October.
If last year’s event is anything to go by it’s a pectacle not to be missed!
The event is free to attend and starts at 8pm.
Best place for a hearty meal
The city has no shortage of restaurants so when it comes to making a pit stop during a shopping spree or refuelling after a long walk you’re spoilt for choice.
While Liverpool ONE and Allerton Road may be awash with fantastic eateries offering every type of cuisine you could think of, our number one choice during the colder months is tucked up on Duke Street, just out of the city centre.
The Monro is a gorgeous gastro pub with an intimate atmosphere, roaring fires and a fabulous menu. Tuck into hearty favourites such as the Real Lake District Cumberland sausage and mash, caramelised onions, curly kale and spicy mustard. You’ll thank us later.