A trip to Liverpool in search of snowflakes was just the thing in that post Christmas pre-New Year time – not the real sort I hasten to add. We were seeking twelve fibre glass snowflakes, designed by artists from around the UK and dotted across the city as part of a festive trail. We’d done this last year and loved it so back we went.
We downloaded the Snowflake trail before we set off and then map in hand started to check them off our list. All were very eye catching and Son especially enjoyed the challenge of this festive treasure hunt. We enjoyed the fact there was no moaning about the walking but it is also such a great way to discover new and different parts of the city.
Lots of quirky stops and interesting spots, it was quite a long walk and just the thing to shake off that post Christmas lethargy.
We even found a few Christmassy things including this jaunty little Liver Bird…
Snowflakes all checked off, it was time to make our way to St George’s Hall and the Dreamworks Lantern Show. I had pre-booked tickets only a couple of days in advance and was concerned about crowds and availability but no problem with either. No problem locating the entrance either – that giant Shrek was a bit of a giveaway.
Dreamworks had taken over part of this iconic Liverpool building and filled it with lantern figures from Shrek, Kung Fu Panda and Madagascar.
The illuminations start in the entrance hall and you follow a trail through a whole series of rooms. As much as anything I enjoyed the chance to look around this lovely building – it is a wonderful backdrop for the movie scenes, the ceiling is especially beautiful.
It only took us about fifteen minutes to walk around and see everything, not the cheapest experience with tickets costing £10 each but Son gave it a mighty thumbs up – success.