The Giants Return to Liverpool this Weekend

picture_091 Unless you’ve been hidden away somewhere (which we seriously doubt now exams are over!) you’ll know that the Giant Spectacular is returning to Liverpool this weekend.

Just incase you’re not too sure what’s in store over the next few days, you can expect a giant puppet of a Grandmother, a little girl and her little dog walking through the city centre, from Friday morning to Sunday afternoon.

This fantastic street theatre production is to commemorate the 100th anniversary of WW1 and we’re delighted that Liverpool was the place chosen to host one of the biggest events in the UK.

We’re crossing our fingers that the amazing weather that we’ve seen this week continues over the next few days, because there’s some pretty spectacular places where you can get the best view of the giants as they make their way through the city.


On Friday, you can choose between seeing the grandmother at the Albert Dock, or the little girl at the Chinese Arch. We think the Albert Dock will be your best bet- hopefully there should not be as much congestion as the centre of town and if the temperature does continue to rise, you’ll have the added bonus of a sea breeze!

Both giants will head to Newsham Park from around 7.30pm, perfect if you’re stuck in work all day.

On Saturday, expect the biggest crowds! The giants will wake up in the park and then make their way through the city centre -head to St. Georges Hall or the Queensway Tunnel for a peek at the giants as they have a rest.

On the move again from 4.30pm, the grandmother will head down Whitechapel and along The Strand, whilst the little girl and her dog, Xolo will travel along Dale Street, Castle Street then onto Mann island.

They will both make their way in front of the Liver Buildings on the Pier Head along to Clarence Dock, where they will stay for the night.

On Sunday, you need to head down to the Pier Head and Albert Dock to get the best view as the giants sail down the River Mersey about 12pm.

So if you happen to be in the city this weekend, we urge you to get out and see the giants!