Winter Break – Support and Activities: What’s happening this week

With term ending last week, we understand that some of you will be staying on campus over the winter break. During this time there are plenty of events and activities to take part in, if you want to.

You can also keep up-to-date with the latest information on Student News and by following our social media channels.

For full listings of our events and activities on the ‘My Liverpool’ app –free for all students to download on the App Store and Google Play.

Please remember that if you ever feel like you need support or advice, our Student Support team is here for you.

1. Halls activity packs

We are really pleased that we will be continuing the Halls Activity packs over the festive period. As usual the packs are first come, first served and are limited. It is extremely important that you register for a pack, and register for one pack per flat as we want to make sure everyone remaining in halls has a fair opportunity to take part.

When: Register now for packs on 21, 23, 28 and 30 December

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2. Keep fit with Sport Liverpool

As well as using the on-campus facilities, there are independent campus activities which students can access such as 1, 2 or 5k walks and online workout sessions.

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3. Poetry Walk at Calderstones Park

Go on a restorative walk around the park, accompanied by some nourishing poems. No walking or reading experience required. These walks are a great way to get active, learn something and meet others. 

When: Till 23 December

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We recommend taking regular lateral flow tests throughout the winter break, especially when visiting crowded places.

4. Catch a pantomime!

The Everyman Rock ‘n’ Roll panto is back and is “thoroughly entertaining from the very beginning right through to the very end.” (Writebase), and “big, bold, colourful, and offers lots of fun” (Arts City Liverpool). Regular writers Sarah A Nixon and Mark Chatterton have put their own marvellously mischievous spin on the classic tale of heroism, social justice and… tights!

When: Running till 15 January 2022

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5. Try some volunteering

Volunteering is a great way to give something back to the community. Take a look at opportunities available now, or take this time to apply for roles starting in the new year.

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 6. It’s a Wonderful Life at Liverpool Philharmonic

Capra’s perennial festive favourite, starring James Stewart as George Bailey – a desperate man offered salvation by an impish guardian angel. Beset with personal and professional problems, George finds his previously happy life falling apart around him on Christmas Eve. His guardian angel shows him what his beloved hometown of Bedford Falls would be like without him.

This screening features organ accompaniment from resident organist Dave Nicholas.

When: Friday, 24 December, 11am and 2pm

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7. Head out of the city centre and explore the National Trust’s Speke Hall Gardens

Discover a green oasis with a rare Tudor house at its heart, surrounded by beautiful gardens, woodland and glorious views over the River Mersey.

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8. See the festive lights at Knowsley Safari Park

As the sun sets, the Foot Safari will come alive with music and our exciting Christmas lights trail. Your extraordinary night-time adventure includes the enchanted forest Christmas lights, animal light trail, and toasted marshmallows for perfect festive fun.

When: Running each evening till 30 December

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9. Get ready for the next series of Peaky Blinders on the official tour

The official half-day Peaky Blinders tour visits film locations within the city of Liverpool and across the River Mersey in the Wirrall. It operates in partnership with the creators of Peaky Blinders, Caryn Mandabach Productions and Tiger Aspect Productions, a part of Banijay.

When: Sundays departing at 10am

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10. Liverpool Christmas Markets

The Liverpool Christmas Market is the perfect mix of local food, drinks and craft traders offering the very best in a wide range of delicious treats and seasonal delights. Our city is world famous for its wonderful retail offering and the central location of the Christmas Market makes it the perfect pit stop on any shopping trip. Having missed last year – we are hoping 2021 will be the best year yet with even more to eat, drink, purchase and see!

When: Running till 23 December

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