On Saturday I was invited* to head on down to take part in a Silent Adventure Tour in Liverpool. To be honest, I’d never heard of them before so I went on their website to see what it was all about and I was left feeling a bit bewildered and intrigued. It certainly sounded up my street. As an ex-professional dancer, there is nothing more I love than having a boogie and the idea of a flash mob in the middle of the city centre, well, I was RSVPing as quick as I could!
The meeting place was the Club House in Liverpool One. We were taking part in the 5pm tour. On arrival, we were given a pair of wireless headphones and shown how to work them. Pretty simple instructions that even my tech-phobic mother could understand. Simples. Playing in the headphones was a nice and joyful Samba tune, love me a Samba. Couldn’t resist doing a few botafogos around the Club House. once a dancer, always a dancer eh! We were introduced to the team and heading up our tour was the lovely Grace. Introductions made, instructions given, let’s go!
Leaving Liverpool One we headed out towards the courts. (We were given instructions by Grace who was connected to the system by a mic.) Easy to start with; a few claps and shimmies, easy does it. Woooooooooo I was instantly in the mood, even if the first track was from The Greatest Showman….yawn.
Once we reached the courts we were shown a few of their dance moves that included ‘stroke the cat’, ‘the sprinkler’ and my favourite which was ‘milk the cow’. After learning the basics we were ready to hit the streets and this started with a Broadway-style Stair Descent. Throw me a cane and a top hat and I was in my element!
I don’t want to give too much away because I feel like the element of surprise is what keeps this activity fresh and entertaining but I will let you in on a few little nuggets. You will feel ashamed when you first start, it’s totally unnatural but the sooner you let go and embrace it the funnier it becomes. You also may put on a show for diners at certain restaurants around the Castle Street Area. I have to say our group completely smashed it and if we had a tip box we would have cleaned up. You will also end up serenading an unsuspecting member of the public and they will love it!
You are literally on a walking/dancing tour around the best parts of Liverpool, and Liverpool is full of the best people on earth obvs, so of course, everyone joins in with you from Ambulance drivers to bus drivers. You will get waves, high-fives and people tagging along!
The hour flies by and you end up feeling exhausted, sweaty but with the biggest smile on your face. It is one of the funniest and most liberating things I have ever done! Everything from the choice of music, to the amazing team that look after your every need from helping you with your headphones to directing you across roads safely. You are in for one of the best hours you will ever have.
It’s perfect for Hen Parties, Stag Parties, Birthdays, Corporate Days, Team Building or just a great activity for a day off!
As the Echo quoted, ““It’s just about the most fun you can have with your clothes on.”
It’s not just in Liverpool either. Silent Adventures are also in, Edinburgh, London, Dublin, Newcastle, Glasgow, Dundee and coming soon to Manchester.
For information on everything to do with Silent Adventures check out their site here. And don’t forget to use the code DANCE200 for a discount!
*Silent Adventure kindly gifted me this experience for my review.
Thanks so much for reading,