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5 free and cheap things to do on your Liverpool Hen weekend

Liverpool is a superb hen do destination.

5 free and cheap things to do on your Liverpool Hen weekend

5 free and cheap things to do on your Liverpool Hen weekend

Liverpool, situated on the eastern side of the Mersey Estuary, is an ever popular Hen weekend destination. Liverpool is noted for its architecture and culture and will forever be associated with the music of the Beatles. It’s a lively party destination with a great selection of clubs, bars and restaurants and, in the UK, only London has more museums and art galleries, if culture is your thing. If you are looking for cheap and free activities for your Liverpool Hen weekend, here is a selection of our recommendations

Visit the Tate

The Tate Gallery in Liverpool was created to display works from the Tate Collection, which is the United Kingdom’s national collection of British Art and International modern and Contemporary Art. It is housed conveniently close to the centre at the historic Albert Docks and entry is free to the public. A visit to the Tate is an ideal way of spending an afternoon on your Liverpool Hen do without costing you money!

Free Walking tour

The best way to find out a bit more about Liverpool and its heritage is from a local. We recommend taking one of the free gratuity based tours of Liverpool city centre, where a local guide will talk you through Liverpool’s history and cover major local landmarks. The Sandeman’s tour meets at St Georges Hall, taking in local landmarks including the Museum of Liverpool, the Town Hall, St John’s Gardens and the Albert Docks. These tours will take you from Liverpool’s part in the slave trade, through the bombings of the World War 2, up to the Beatles and the Cavern Club in the 1960’s and is highly recommended as a free activity, with gratuities at your own discretion.

Picnic in Sefton Park

If the weather is on your side during your Liverpool Hen weekend, then why not have a picnic with the girls in Sefton Park. Sefton Park is a public park in South Liverpool, located in the district of the same name. Sefton Park offers 235 acres of well-kept parklands, the hard part is deciding where to picnic, whether you eat next to the bandstand, overlooking the boating lake or by the Grade 2 listed Palm House. If you and your Hens are looking for a nice cheap afternoon on your Hen weekend in Liverpool, why not load up on some food supplies from a local supermarket with a couple of bottles of bubbly and enjoy a picnic in the park.

Mersey Tunnel tour

The Mersey tunnels connect Liverpool with the Wirral under the River Mersey. There are three tunnels, The Mersey Railway Tunnel which opened in 1886, The Queensway Tunnel which opened in 1934 and the Kingsway Tunnel, which opened in 1971. If you are at a loose end on a Saturday morning at 10am there is a tour of the Queensway tunnel which takes a couple of hours, where you and the girls can don hi viz jackets and hard hats and venture into the depths of the earth to learn about the tunnels construction and which Hollywood movies they have appeared in! You also get a chance to see the original control room and see the giant ventilation fans in action. This is not a free activity but at £8 per person it will fit most budgets on yuou Liverpool hen do.

Visit Crosby Beach

Crosby beach is part of the Merseyside coastline about 7 miles north of Liverpool City Centre. This 4 kilometre long beach is a wonderful destination for a picnic or a walk along the beach and is also home to the art exhibit “Another Place” by internationally renowned artist Anthony Gormley. “Another Place” is a permanent exhibit and consists of 100 cast iron life size statues, modelled on the artist’s body, facing out to the sea, spread out along 3 kilometres of coastline. According to the artist, the “Another Place” harnesses the ebb and flow of the tide to explore man’s relationship with nature. Crosby beach is a lovely place to visit for a walk or a picnic, and will only cost you the bus fare there and back if you are looking for a cheap afternoon out on your Hen weekend in Liverpool, but be advised it is not a bathing beach and you should stay within 50 metres of the promenade at all tides to avoid soft sand and mud.

This is just a small selection of free and cheap activities in Liverpool, there are plenty of parks to explore and museums and art galleries to visit for free, as well as the International Slavery Museum, which comes in for an honourable mention as it is also free to enter and is the only museum of its kind to examine aspects of historical and contemporary slavery, although tales of slavery may be a bit harrowing for a Liverpool Hen weekend.

The Stag and Hen Experience has been creating the best bespoke hen weekends away for over 12 years, so, if you're looking to plan a hen weekend package anywhere in the UK or abroad, get in touch on 01202 566100 or via this email address admin@staghenexp.co.uk and one of our expert hen do organisers will help you put together a fantastic Liverpool hen weekend package for you and your group.