Here is a list of five cosy activities for you to jump into the next time we have some atrocious weather
The UK is no stranger to adverse weather conditions, but when it snows, it’s practically an apocalypse.
It has been 13 years since heavy snowfall last stuck in Liverpool, so imagine my surprise as I woke up on Friday morning to find the floor covered in a two inch sea of cold white snowflakes.
And, of course, the world had all but ended, schools were closed, trains cancelled, and Uber prices practically tripled because no one dared to step out into the winter wonderland we were blessed with in the middle of March.
Despite the snow clearing up in about four hours of five degree sunshine, forecasts for Liverpool aren’t looking great, so here is a list of five cosy activities for you to jump into the next time we have some atrocious weather.
Coffee, cake and a board game
Why not spend your blustery afternoon playing a competitive, or cooperative, board game over at Sugar and Dice.
The board game cafe boasts more than 300 different board games for all ages, and has a lovely offering of various cakes, snacks, hot beverages, or if you’re feeling boujee, a fantastic alcohol range.
Open from 2pm-10pm, the cafe charges up to £6 per person for table rental for a period of four hours, allowing you to absolutely thrash your friend, partner, or even child, at Monopoly a few times over.
Sugar and Dice: Table hire from £1.50 pp an hour / 33A Cornhill, L1 8DP
Arts and crafts at pottery class
If you’re feeling a bit creative, why not try a pottery class where you can create and paint your own mugs to drink a steaming hot coffee from.
Alter Pottery in Toxteth allows you to channel your inner Demi Moore and Swayze as you create a variety of ceramics from mugs to vases.
Alternatively, if you’d rather just paint a mug instead of crafting it, Frankie’s Paint-It Pottery in Smithdown allows you to do just that!
Alter Pottery: Classes start from £27pp / 68, Upper Hill Street, Toxteth, L8 1YR
Frankie’s Paint-It Pottery: Painting sessions start from £3pp / 268 Smithdown Road, L15 5AH
Get nostalgic at the arcades
For the gamer girls and boys out there, why not head off to one of the city’s retro themed arcades?
Arcains by the Baltic Market, boasts three floors of classic arcade games including Pacman, Tekken, Donkey Kong, Guitar Hero and plenty more consoles and machines that are sure to entertain the whole family.
Similarly, arcade bar NQ64 in the city centre also has plenty of machines on offer, as well as a wide variety of gaming themed alcoholic drinks such as Dr Rob Bev Nik, and Mr Stay Puft.
NQ64: £6 for 15 tokens / 22 Colquitt Street, L1 4DE
Arcains: Prices start at £10pp / 31 Grafton Street, Cains Brewery Village, L8 5SD
Take a free, informative journey
If you’re a bit strapped for cash, but would still love to do an indoor activity to fight the brutal cold of British weather, why not visit one or two of the 24 museums that Liverpool has to offer?
Take a walk amongst the ancient gods of Greece, and then through an aquarium over at the World Museum, or check out the Museum of Liverpool’s 200 piece transport exhibit.
If you prefer art over artefacts, why not check out the Tate or the Walker Art Gallery, which host a range of classic, modern, and contemporary pieces.
World Museum: Free / William Brown Street, L3 8EN
Museum of Liverpool: Free / Pier Head, Mann Island, L3 1DG
The Tate: Free - although certain exhibitions may have a fee / Royal Albert Dock, Liverpool
Walker Art Gallery: Free - although certain exhibitions may have a fee / William Brown Street, L3 8EL
Get lost in fantasy
If you’re the introverted type who would rather curl up with a good book and block out the outside world, why not venture outdoors and head to the Central Library.
Despite its boring exterior, Central Library boasts some incredible interior design, and is the perfect quiet spot to spend a snowy day, with a coffee from the cafe.
From a spiral staircase that leads to the roof and incredible views of the city, to an amazing inner dome packed to the rim with ancient tomes that looks like it came straight from Hogwarts, Central Library is truly spectacular.
Central Library: Free - £1 if you’d like to get a library card / William Brown Street, L3 8EW
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