21st Birthday Ideas in Liverpool
Hitting the big 2-1 is an enormous milestone in your life. Some say it’s the beginning of adulthood, and others say it’s the end of your childhood, but we say that there’s no better age to have fun and celebrate, than 21!
No matter how you feel about your 21st, it’s always a reason to celebrate, and there’s no better destination for birthday fun than our great city of Liverpool. From the Baltic Triangle to the world-famous Cavern Club, there is something to suit everyone’s tastes. Rumour has it one of our football clubs is doing alright too! Looking for some 21st birthday ideas in Liverpool? Here’s something that will help you out.
Liverpool is well renowned for being the most magnificent city in the UK for its nightlife, activities and culture. You won’t find a better selection of buzzing bars, gourmet restaurants and fun on every corner. Here are our picks of the bunch:
The best way to start your birthday festivities is by having some fun before your plans for the evening. Here are the best games and activities to get everyone in the celebratory mood:
The Bevvy Bungee Run
We can’t think of a better way to spend your 21st, then being flung around an inflatable obstacle course while trying to get your drinks (or bevvies, as they’re known in Liverpool) onto the tray at the end. Get your mates together, join the bungee run and get your birthday celebrations off to a hilarious start. Just remember, the harder they run…the harder they fall!
Get more information about The Bevvy Bungee Run here: https://www.merseygames.co.uk/liverpool/outdoor-games/
Our city has garnered a few top-quality escape rooms in recent years, and they’ve proved to be quite a hit with every age group. Give yourself a challenge and see how quickly you can escape! You can find an escape room in all corners of the city centre, each with different themes and challenges. Get together and find the perfect one for your big day!
Yes. Don’t worry, you read that right the first time! Gone are the days of standing at a wooden table shouting at your opponent for spinning the handles on the foosball table to recklessly. In this one-of-a-kind activity, experience life from the foosball players perspective as you find yourself in a human foosball match. Hilarious, unique and memorable this will make your 21st a birthday for the ages!
Book your game of Human Foosball here: https://www.merseygames.co.uk/liverpool/outdoor-games/
Liverpool has taken the sport of crazy golf and somehow made it more insane! Places like Ghetto Golf and Junkyard Golf have built weird and wonderful crazy golf courses across the city where you can make your way through the course with a cocktail in one hand and golf club in the other. You can also find great group deals and drinks packages to go with your game. This activity brings new meaning to the term clubbing!
The most popular question we ask in Liverpool will always be ‘Red or Blue?’. The answer divides friends, families and colleagues alike and in this epic battle, the superior team can finally be decided. You and your friends can battle your way through a sumo tournament, complete with red and blue sumo suits to determine who gets bragging rights on your special day! See the best sumo action shots and find information booking here: https://www.merseygames.co.uk/liverpool/outdoor-games/
If relaxation is more your thing, why not check out one of Liverpool’s spa days for some well-deserved TLC before your birthday night out! Relax by an indoor pool, enjoy a soothing massage and maybe even score a pedicure ready for your night on the tiles. Many spas have birthday packages including treatments, afternoon tea and full spa access for the day for you and your friends. You can find fantastic deals on Groupon and similar sites for pampering your birthday group before hitting the bars!
You’ll Never Walk Alone – Obstacle Course
Put together your dream team of trusted friends and try your best to navigate the bouncing, winding and tripping inflatable obstacle course. This hilarious game is perfect for challenging yourself and your mates to see who can finish first! Book here: https://www.merseygames.co.uk/liverpool/outdoor-games/
Pool halls have enjoyed a grand re-emergence in Liverpool as of late, and many have introduced shuffleboards, ping pong tables and fantastic craft beer selections into the mix too. You can book out the halls for your party to have a massive tournament while enjoying bar snacks, beers from around the world and your own dedicated server. There are different halls across the city, each unique and available for party packages!
The Scouse Duel
The battlefield awaits for those with old scores to settle. The Scouse Duel provides the best way to blow off some steam for your birthday event. A scouse twist on a game first introduced by hit tv show Gladiators, The Scouse Duel pits two players against one another balanced on platforms and with models of the famous Radio City Tower to knock the other off with. Don’t wait for the other to strike first! This is a favourite from www.MerseyGames.co.uk, so book quickly to avoid disappointment!
Everton and Liverpool football clubs both call the Premier League home and play from their stadiums most weeks. If you’re travelling to the area, see if you can score tickets to one of the games for your birthday weekend. The atmosphere is something else!
So, you’ve had a fun-filled day of games and activities. Now it’s time for a stellar meal and a few drinks! Here are the best places to eat and drink in Liverpool:
If it’s glitz and glamour that tickles your fancy, look no further than The Bentley. The suites enjoy the perfect mix of a swanky cocktail bar and a Vegas cabaret club with bespoke areas for your group to celebrate in serious style. Enjoy picturesque views of the docks and clink glasses of bubbly for your big day.
Sticking with the theme of elegance and luxury, Italian bistro Gusto offers a smooth and impressive dining experience for you and your friends to commemorate your 21st in style. Enjoy everything from the most exquisite Italian cuisine to expertly poured cocktails. Gusto is one of many famous Italian restaurants in the city, and it’s always advisable to book ahead, especially when you’re in a big party!
If you’re celebrating in a big group and you’re looking for the best place for a buzzing experience the Bierkeller is for you! Expect oompah bands, frosty steins of lager, tasty bratwursts and long benches to create a memorable birthday bash!
Bierkeller also benefits from a neighbouring bar called Shooters, popular for those watching sport, playing pool and, of course, Shots! You can use doors within the bars to graze between the two, offering your group the best of both worlds when you may need a break from dancing on the tables!
Be At One
If you’re looking for a fun, quirky and affordable venue, then head for Be At One. Their tasty cocktails are 2 for 1 during happy hours, and the drinks menu is vast! Book a lovely big table in advance, and you’ve got the perfect starting point for a night you won’t forget…depending on how many cocktails you manage that is! The venue books up fast, especially on weekends, so contact them a few weeks in advance to secure a nice big space for you and your friends to enjoy your night. It’s also in the heart of many other bars for you to roam around once you’re finished!
Alma De Cuba
Looking for something a little different for your big birthday bash? Alma De Cuba was converted from an old Roman Catholic Church and combines Cuban cuisine with charming decors, large dancing spaces and plenty of booze! Situated on the Albert Dock, you may forget what country you’re in by the end of the night in this truly magical dining experience. Take a look at their website and find out what events are on during your birthday; you may get lucky and be able to experience one of their great theme nights!
Speaking of a magical dining experience, The Alchemist produces magic in almost every drink! Constructed of stunning murals, ambient lighting and other-worldly auroras, a night in The Alchemist will leave a lasting impression on the whole group. Try out the Mad-Hatters Tea party for a surreal cocktail experience.
After you’ve had a day filled with fun, eaten a wonderful meal and had a few drinks with good friends, it’s time for a dance! Our city is widely considered the best place in the country for nightlife and here’s why:
Camp and Furnace
The Baltic Triangle is an area of the city centre that has undergone a complete revamp in recent years and has become the best place for a wonderfully wacky night out. Camp and Furnace may be the wackiest of them all. Famous for its unique theme nights, one-off events live Bongo’s Bingo and big-name DJ’s, a night in Camp and Furnace will blow you and your friends away! Check them out online to see what events coincide with your birthday!
As the name may hint at, there are several levels in this club. Six, in fact. Each room has a different mood, genre, ambience and décor, and you can enjoy RnB, Dance, Hip Hop, Chart Music, House and much more. Level is often one of the busiest clubs in the city on weekends, so it may be a good idea to book a VIP package to save on trips to the bar and your own dedicated booth. Work your way through the levels and dance the night away!
This place is hand-made for a premier clubbing experience, it’s impressive sound, design and space makes it a red-hot favourite for clubbers of all ages. There are regular celebrity DJ spots, VIP booths, drinks and birthday packages. Find them online and put together a bespoke party package!
A Liverpool original and often referred to as EBGB’s (for obvious reasons), you’ll find new friends, cheap drinks, the music you thought you’d forgotten and a fantastic patio area for those warm summer nights. Heebie Jeebies is famous in the city and is a hit with anyone who comes across it from out of town. The venue often hosts live bands, events and after-parties, so check out the schedule online and find out what’s in store for your birthday!
So, there you have it, the best 21st Birthday Ideas for Liverpool. There really is no better place to celebrate your passage into adulthood than cutting loose in the city.
The best way to organise your birthday activities is to let someone else do it for you! We were established in 2015 and have been providing fun indoor and outdoor activity days for birthdays, stag and hen parties ever since! We’re also proud holders of Trip Advisors Certificate of Excellence and have held the accolade for 3 years running.
You can find us just outside the city centre and we offer the perfect venue for your birthday festivities before you head out to explore the nightlife and restaurants. There are nine games in total for you to choose from when putting your package together, so pick your favourites and get ready for hilarity. We also offer payment plans making planning the event so much easier on the poor soul that has taken up the task of organising everything!
There are changing facilities on-site if you want to use them and a bar that you can take advantage of if you want to start the night’s celebrations early! To ensure you have the perfect memories from a fun-filled day, our guides will take around 30 pictures throughout the day and upload them free of charge to their Facebook site! You’re also welcome to take your own photos on the day!
We’ll build you a bespoke party package to make your birthday one you’ll never forget. Contact us here and let the fun begin: https://www.merseygames.co.uk/
Mersey Games was established in 2015, providing fun outdoor activities for a variety of occasions in the vibrant city of Liverpool. We received the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence for 3 years in a row including 2019, and have been voted one of Liverpool’s Best Activities for Stags, Hens, Birthdays and Corporate Parties.
Our amazing and unique activity packages provide the perfect experience to get your party started! Following the success of the outdoor site, we realised that there was demand for the games during the winter months too. So in 2018, we took it indoors for the first time. It again proved to be a huge hit so the games are now all year round with a short break over Christmas.