Stranger Things inspired things to do in Merseyside

If you are obsessed with the hit Netflix TV show Stranger Things then look no further as we have put together the ultimate Stranger Things inspired activities to do in Merseyside in terms of 80s nostalgia, mystery, movie scenery and the supernatural. So why not hop on the train and get the adventure started?

WARNING- minor spoilers below. *cue Stranger Things intro music*

Exit Strategy

Think you could solve the mystery of the Upside Down? Test your skills at Exit Strategy; an interactive Escape Room game where you have to unravel clues and challenges to escape in time, with two thrilling rooms to choose from.

Exit strategy is for everyone- all ages and skill levels. Crack this and you’re basically a part of the gnarly Stranger Things crew.

For more information and to book tickets, visit their website via the link here.

Address: 69 Victoria Street Liverpool L1 6DE

Nearest station: Moorfields (6 minutes)


Travel back in time and feel as though you are in hanging out as a kid in Hawkins in the 80s at ArCains! There is so many games to keep you occupied and will make you not want to leave! Play with family and friends and see if you can be the next Mad Max in season 2.

For more information click here.

Address: Cains Brewery Village Grafton Street L8 5XJ

Nearest station: Liverpool Central (20 minute walk)

Metquarter Shopping Centre

If you loved the epic battle at Starcourt Mall in season 3, you will love the Metquarter in Liverpool’s city centre. This centre has everything; high end shops (where you can get a fly outfit for the Snow Ball), cafes, restaurants, and even a cinema!

You definitely won’t be disappointed but watch out for the secret Russian operations and the Mind Flayer!

Click here for more information about what the Metquarter offers.

Address: 35 Whitechapel Liverpool L1 6DA

Nearest station: Liverpool Central (6 minutes)


Let the good times roll like El, Mike and Will in season 4 at the roller-skating rink. It doesn’t matter whether you are a pro or a beginner, Rollerdrome caters for all.

So why not give it a try? Visit their website here for more information and to book your tickets.

Address: 3 Regent Rd Liverpool L3 7DS

Nearest station: Moorfields (17 minutes)

Shiverpool Ghost Tours

Its not exactly the Upside Down (thankfully!) but if you want a supernatural, thrilling experience, then this is perfect for you!

Explore Liverpool’s creepy hidden history alongside Spirit guides who perform incredible theatrical performances.

If you think you are up to the challenge, click the link here for more information and to book.

Address: Liverpool City Centre

Nearest station: Liverpool Central/Lime Street (8-10 minutes).

Leasowe Lighthouse

It was only right that a hike was included in this list to mirror Max’s iconic scene in season 4 to ‘running up that hill’ by Kate Bush. Leasowe Lighthouse is the perfect hike because of its idyllic scenery and great for walking (demo) dogs!

One can also have a guided tour of the Lighthouse and buy products from the small gift shop. Radical!

Address: Moreton, Greasby, CH46 4TA

Nearest station: Moreton (16 minutes)

Caffe Cream

If you wish you could grab an ice cream at Scoops Ahoy where Steve ‘the hair’ Harrington and Robin worked in season 3, then you will love this!

Caffe Cream offer delicious homemade ice cream with a wide variety of flavours. It's so good that it has won multiple awards such as the ICA Ice Cream Championship Awards.

Even better, it is located on the New Brighton seaside, only 6 minutes from the station!

Find out more here.

Address: 1 Marine Point, New Brighton, Wallasey CH45 2PB

Nearest station: New Brighton (6 minutes)

Western Approaches

As a recurring theme of Stranger Things is the Cold War, why not visit Western Approaches and be transported into 1940s wartime European history. The fascinating experience will surely interest and entertain you, click the link to the website here to book and for more important information.

Address: 1-3 Rumford Street, Exchange Flags, Liverpool, Merseyside, L2 8SZ

Nearest station: Moorfields (3 minutes)


Get there with Merseyrail

We hope you enjoy these rad destinations which are easily accessible using Merseyrail trains. A Family Ticket for two adults and up to three children is just £13 for unlimited off-peak travel! So, what are you waiting for?