Our Top 5 Things to do in Liverpool in April

Take a look at our list of the top 5 things to do in Liverpool in April, and see how many of them you can fit in! Hopefully there is something for all the family to enjoy, and its the Grand National at Aintree this month, will that make the list?

Grand national 2016The Grand National

According to Tony McCoy, “The race that the world stops to watch”. One of the highlights of the Sporting calendar takes place at Aintree racecourse on the 9th of April. All the information you need (hopefully including what will win the big race!) can be found in our guide to the three day meeting.

The Liverpool Food and Drink Festival

The Liverpool Food and Drink Festival takes place in Sefton Park on the 23rd and 24th of April. Some of Liverpool’s best independent companies will have stalls at the festival, so why not support local businesses and try out their products. There will also be live demonstrations over the two days so you may go home with a new skill! A day ticket costs £5 for adults and a weekend pass is £9. Under 14s get in free.

Tate Liverpool – Henri Matisse

L’Escargot, and this time we’re not talking about the food festival or the Grand National. April is the final month of the Henri Matisse exhibition at the Tate, the highlight of which is The Snail. One of Matisse’s most significant late works, The Snail was created by cutting large shapes out of paper painted by his assistants, as at the time Matisse was unable to paint due to ill health. Admission is free.

Cream Classics at Liverpool Cathedral

Easily this month’s most unusual combination. Cream’s classic dance anthems, performed by the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, at the Liverpool Cathedral. Taking place on the 15th and 16th of April, this will be an unmissable event for music lovers. Tickets cost £45 plus booking fee.

Alice in Wonderland at Speke Hall

Go through the rabbit hole at Speke Hall and enter Lewis Carroll’s fantasy world. Go on wild adventures with the white rabbit, or relax in The Mad Hatter’s Tea Rooms, the choice is yours. This event runs from the 6th – 10th and the 13th – 17th of April. The event itself is free but normal admission charges to Speke Hall apply, details of which can be found here.