Student Guide to Liverpool: 4 tips to break the ice with new friends
Starting your first year of university studies in Liverpool can be a daunting time, particularly if you’ve moved away from your hometown and its familiar faces. Fear not though as, with the help of the city’s Jungle Rumble leisure attraction, we provide some top tips to help you settle in quickly and make new friends.
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Explore the city
Feeling lost? Well you definitely won’t be the only one! Thanks to Liverpool’s vibrant selection of shops, food and drink destinations, cultural sights and hidden gems though, finding your way around the city can easily become part of the fun of your new student life.
Tucked half way up a staircase in the Liverpool ONE leisure and retail complex, Jungle Rumble is one of the city centre’s best kept – and certainly most entertaining – secrets and if you grab a bunch of fellow newcomers to seek it out, you’ll also be surrounded by plenty of other Liverpool hotspots which are worth getting to know.
Not only located amongst some of the most popular food and retail brands, Jungle Rumble is also a stone’s throw from the iconic, culture-packed Albert Dock and not far from the thriving Ropewalks district which is brimming with independent bars and shops.
All join in
From new housemates to sports team sidekicks and those who have chosen a similar academic path, you’re certain to come across a lot of new people and potential friends during your first weeks at university.
Taking part in a group activity can be a great way to alleviate the pressures of trying to fit in with a new circle of people as it’ll naturally get the conversation flowing and give everyone something to focus on together.
From 18-hole adventure golf courses which are livened up with special effects and volcanoes, to mini bowling, basketball machines, pool and foosball, Jungle Rumble has a variety of fun games and activities for groups both big and small. With plenty of offers thrown into the mix too, they won’t break the bank.
Whether you’re a whizz at arcade games or a point-scoring pro at hands-on activities, a bit of friendly competition is sure to break the ice and bring cause for celebratory – or commiseration – drinks and partying long after the games are over.
Jungle Rumble’s attractions are ideal for showcasing your skills to new friends, or having a laugh at your lack of them, as its mix of activities is purely focused on fun for all rather than seriously going head to head.
Go for a drink
As ways of getting to know one another go, that age-old option of hitting the bar and grabbing a drink is one of the simplest and best.
Whether you’re a beer fan, a budding cocktail connoisseur or you prefer to stick to the soft drinks you’ve certainly picked the right city as Liverpool has a rich offering of watering holes.
The bar in Jungle Rumble, for one, will tick all boxes for the most diverse of student groups as it comes fully stocked and also incorporates a cocktail menu.
Jungle Rumble is based on Paradise Street in Liverpool ONE. For more information about its deals and attractions, call 0151 792 8803 or log on to www.junglerumble.co.uk.