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8 Exciting Hobbies to Try in Liverpool This Year

If you’re looking for a new hobby for 2017 or you’ve just moved to Liverpool and fancy making some friends, we’ve compiled Liverpool’s greatest activities and classes to add to your to-do list.

There’s an array of hidden gems in Liverpool that are worth trying out, so whether you’re aiming to keep fit or just get the creative ideas flowing, hobbies in Liverpool are always innovative and exciting. From pottery classes and book clubs, to aerial yoga and comedy, it’s time to take a break from Netflix and kick off 2017 in action!

Climbing for Beginners in Liverpool

If the gym isn’t for you or you want to mix things up a bit, climbing is one of the most fun and challenging ways to keep yourself feeling fit and strong.


Equipped with top coaches to ease you through the basics, all ages and abilities are welcome at the Climbing Hangar, where you can exercise your body and mind with beginners climbing to more intricate routes.

Whether you’re serious about learning the footwork or just fancy having a laugh with friends, there’s no pressure with this laid back, inclusive sport.

Aerial Yoga in Liverpool

With the influx of toned bodies and calming quotes on Instagram, yoga is arguably one of the fastest growing trends in recent years.

Many of us have started to realise the benefits of ditching quick-fix diets and instead making a healthy body and mind a lifestyle.

If the stress was building up last year, why not push yourself out of your comfort zone and give aerial yoga a go with a warm and welcoming beginners class?


At Shakti Studios on Lace Street, you’ll be supported from start to finish by a trusty hammock and an instructor who will guide you through the basics.

You’ll soon find yourself with your feet off the ground and a surprisingly calm mind. Plus, with more freedom of movement, many people find this easier than they expected and can move into more complex positions without the struggle!

Meditation for Beginners in Liverpool

Tucked away in leafy South Liverpool near Sefton Park, you’ll discover Kadampa Meditation Centre. In this tranquil space surrounded by greenery, you’re invited to learn to calm your mind with weekly drop in classes.

Sefton Park

Each class guides you through two meditations. You can also expect a a teaching designed to help you take on the stresses of everyday life with the best mindset.

Adult Dance Classes in Liverpool

If you’ve always wanted to try out a ballroom dance class in true Strictly style, then look no further than Martin’s Dance Centre on Derby Lane, Old Swan. With their adult dance classes designed to teach from scratch, they welcome you to join them at 8:30pm on a Monday and Tuesday for their Adult Ballroom & Latin Adult dance classes.


Alternatively, you’ll find KnT Danceworks based in the city centre at Dolphin Dance Studios, where you can choose from their Beginners Adult Ballet class on Thursday’s at 6:30pm or their Beginners Tap class at 7:30pm.

Pottery Classes for Beginners in Liverpool

For a relaxed and informal introduction to ceramics, or to brush up on skills you may have developed already, Baltic Clay classes bring creative people together in a relaxed environment.

Baltic Clay

With 3 classes on a week, you can join them at 67 – 83 Norfolk Street and get involved on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays between 6:30 – 8:30pm.

Liverpool Girl Geeks Meet Ups

The ladies over at Liverpool Girl Geeks invite anyone with an interest in the digital world of technology, science, maths and arts to come along to their monthly Women in Tech meet up.

With more and more fantastic jobs and opportunities arising in this field, Liverpool Girl Geeks brings people together to learn as technology advances. They aim to tackle the gender gap in tech and encourage more young girls and women to get involved.

Girl Geeks

It’s the perfect way to make some friends and find out the best way to develop skills like coding. You may not have heard of them much in school, but they’ll undoubtedly come in handy. Whether it’s for a hobby, or for your future business, there’s so many paths that could stem from simply giving it a go!

Book Clubs in Liverpool

You don’t have to take part in a sport to meet great people. For the book lovers of Liverpool, what better way to chat to new people than over a cosy cup of coffee and a great read?

For a book club in Liverpool city centre, head to Liverpool Central Library Book Club. They meet up at Bluecoat Chambers on the second Monday of every month at 6pm.

Bluecoat Chambers

Liverpool Women’s Book Club welcome members of all ages. They meet at Doctor Duncan’s pub on St Johns Lane on the last Tuesday of every month at 7:30pm.

Liverpool Comedy Improv Classes 

If you’re not sure about diving head first into comedy, there’s no need to panic! With their relaxed drop-in classes, Liverpool Comedy Improv is a great chance to give it a try and see what you think without making any commitments.


Why not make 2017 the year you let go of your worries and learn to laugh at yourself with this fun yet effective class? Taught by improviser, teacher and professional actor Emma Bird, you can expect only the best guidance.

Just head down on a Monday at 7pm to 34 Pilgrim Street. We’re sure you won’t regret it!

Liverpool is famous for its diverse culture and friendly people, so make sure you don’t miss out on an activity you could love! It’s the perfect time of year to give something new a try. 


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