12, Oct 2019

7 Reasons To Visit Strawberry Field In Liverpool

What was a former Salvation Army children’s home and made famous by John Lennon, Strawberry Field has undergone an incredible transformation. Since closing its doors in 2005, the Woolton based site – which served the local community and its young people for decades – has now been renovated as a must-see Beatles attraction, as well as for those interested in music and history.

The Victorian house and grounds, which were once the playground of John Lennon, has been transformed into a visitor’s attraction with something for everyone. A community café, shop and beautiful landscaped gardens are all free for visitors to explore, while a state of the art, must-see exhibition provides fans with an awe-inspiring look at the secrets of this historic site.

Here are 7 reasons why a visit to the brand new Strawberry Field is sure to impress Liverpool locals and visitors alike.

1.The Famous Gates

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The iconic gates of Strawberry Fields are a famous sight for all Beatles fans, and they’ve been moved to their original place in the renovated set-up. Completing a tour of the city from their temporary Beatles Story home, the gates have made their way back to the original Woolton site. Visit this place and get your picture taken at the Strawberry Field gates. You’re sure to be snap happy and will cherish the memory of your visit for days to come.

2. The all-new Exhibition

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When you’re visiting Strawberry Field, make sure you witness a never-before-seen interactive exhibition, which charts John Lennon’s childhood and the history of this iconic place. Featuring memorabilia, interviews and multimedia exhibits, this exhibition will thrill and delight Beatles and history fans alike. ​

3. Steps to Work Programme

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Here’s another great reason to visit Strawberry Field. The proceeds from the exhibition, shop and café will directly fund the Steps to Work Programme. This amazing project offers young adults with learning disabilities the opportunity to learn new skills and find meaningful employment. A true legacy project which will surely impact local communities in a positive way.

4. Community Café

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Everyone is guaranteed a warm welcome when they visit the Strawberry Field Café. There’s a range of refreshments on offer, from teas and coffees, sandwiches, cakes, and even an early dinner menu. The café is staffed by some of the Steps to Work trainees as they work towards gaining qualifications and experience in hospitality. This venue is a unique meeting place, date idea or for getting together with friends when you’re in Liverpool.

5. Ample Space

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The gardens at Strawberry Field offer a chance to wander the tranquil space where John Lennon himself spent hours imagining a beautiful world as a youngster. He penned the very song that attracts millions of fans to these famous red gates and a visit to Strawberry Fields lets you follow John Lennon’s footsteps to enjoy your own moment of peace.

6.Brand new Mini Bus

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To ensure Beatles and Lennon fans can access and enjoy the full Strawberry Field experience, a brand new mini bus will be in operation between the Woolton site and King’s Dock, Liverpool. Make use of this facility to arrive in style at this iconic site in Liverpool.

7.Strawberry Fields Forever

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Finish up your trip to the incredible new Strawberry Field visitor centre with a memento or two from the on-site shop. From Strawberry Field gate mugs to T-shits, tote bags and more – there’s a little something for everyone to make sure Strawberry Fields really do last forever.

If you’re a Beatles fan visiting Liverpool, a trip to the brand new Strawberry Field can turn out to be a memorable experience. Stay at FM Living serviced apartments in Liverpool and make the most of your visit by getting the complete Beatles experience at the nearby Cavern Club. We’re just a short distance away from where it all started. Book your stay with us and cherish every moment of your Beatles tour in the musical city.

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