Events and activities to take part in this week: Explore Liverpool safely

With Liverpool City Region currently under tier 2 restrictions, many outlets across the city were able to reopen their doors last week.

This week we’re bringing you information about what’s open in the city, how they have adapted to keep you safe, and events and activities to take part in.

It’s important if you do decide to head into the city to adhere to tier 2 measures, including only socialising indoors with those in your household, and keep in mind that the three key steps we can take as individuals – wearing a face covering, regularly washing our hands, and maintaining a safe distance – make an enormous difference.

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1. Get outdoors

Take a stroll around one of Liverpool’s open spaces. From parks to beaches, promenades and waterfronts, there’s so many places to safely head to on your own or with your housemates. Don’t fancy walking? Here’s some handy cycle routes.

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2. Liverpool Christmas Walking Route

Although Christmas is feeling a little different, in Liverpool it’s definitely not cancelled! Follow this walking route around the city centre to spot all the Christmas trees, twinkly lights and festive sights.

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3. National Museums Liverpool

National Museums Liverpool are reopening their museums and galleries Wednesday to Sunday, 10am – 4pm. To keep everyone safe, you will need to book a ticket before you visit. NML have also been working hard to ensure that social distancing is upheld in all venues, minimising all hard surface contact points and further increasing hygiene facilities.

The café at Merseyside Maritime Museum will be open Saturdays and Sundays 10am – 4pm but all of NML’s other cafes will be closed.

The shops at the Walker Art Gallery will be open Wednesday to Sunday 10am – 4pm and while the remainder of NML’s shops will be closed, people can still access the online shop 24/7, which stocks a specially curated selection of locally made unique handcrafted goods.

When: Wednesday to Sunday, 10am – 4pm

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4. Liverpool ONE

Liverpool ONE is open again for shopping and dining. When returning to Liverpool ONE you’ll need to wear a face covering whilst you are in stores, unless you are medically exempt. If you forget yours, there is a mask vending machine with a variety of masks available to purchase. This can be found in the Galleria, outside Barburrito.

When: Monday-Friday 9am-9pm, Saturday 9am-7pm and Sunday 11am-5pm

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5. Baltic Market

The Baltic Market is now open again Wednesdays-Sundays, 5-11pm. Head down to sample, amongst other things, a new Christmas speciality…Halloumi in Blankets!

When: Wednesdays – Sundays, 5-11pm

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6. Tate Liverpool

Tate Liverpool is re-open with two new displays accessible through a new one-way route.

When: Currently booking up until 31 December 2020

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7. Give Art A Go: Street Art, Graffiti and Sculptures in the Baltic Triangle

Have you walked around the Baltic Triangle area of Liverpool? If you have you’ll have seen it’s vibrant and art filled – this session we’ll have a look at some of the pieces around this exciting area of the city. All questions are welcome but not essential. This session is led by Louise Waller.

Louise Waller is a local ceramics artist and educator. Studio member of Baltic Clay Ceramics Studio. Works at Tate Liverpool and The Victoria Gallery and Museum.

When: Wednesday, 9 December 2020, 2-3pm

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8. Winter Arts Market

The Winter Arts Market is back this year with lots of social distancing measures in place, where you can find stalls from over 30 independent artists, designers and makers in the magnificent surroundings of Liverpool Cathedral.

When: Saturday, 12 December 2020 10am-4pm

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9. Royal Albert Dock Light Walk

Take a late afternoon, or evening stroll with your household to see the festive lights at the Royal Albert Dock. Explore it all by following their Christmas Light Walk Map which you can download from their website here.

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10. Knowsley Safari – Enchanted

Knowsley Safari will once again turn into a winter wonderland for their Christmas light trail, Enchanted. Explore the safari after dark and be guided by magical lights, music and amazing illuminated animals.

When: 2 to 30 December 2020, 4.30-8pm

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Travel guidance from Merseytravel

If you plan on travelling around the city region, public transport is available. However, social distancing measures mean that spaces may be limited, so it’s important to book ahead where you can. If you live within a mile or two of your destination, Merseytravel also advise that you should walk or cycle wherever possible.

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