A GIANT has appeared in New Brighton today as Liverpool's Dream gets underway.

Thousands of visitors are expected to watch the Giant awake from his slumber at Fort Perch Rock at around 11.15am before taking a stroll along Marine Parade.

LIVE COVERAGE > For more pictures and live coverage of the Giants visiting Wirral, click here. 

He will then walk onto Coastal Drive towards Kings Parade to have a siesta at around 1pm by the clown roundabout.

At 3pm he will wake up and head along Kings Parade to Marine Promenade.

A truck will then pick up the Giant outside the Floral Pavilion and it will be driven along Tower Promenade and Magazine Promenade until 4.30pm.

On Saturday, the Giant will be transported to Liverpool.

The show will culminate on Sunday with a focus on the waterfront and a parade finale.

For road closures and parking restrictions click here.

Here's what to expect this weekend...

SATURDAY 6 OCTOBER – MORNING START

LITTLE BOY GIANT & XOLO

10am – 1pm (approx)

Wake up in Queens Wharf, onto Wapping, The Strand, Paradise Street, Hanover Street, Church Street, Whitechapel, Stanley Street across Victoria Street, Dale Street, Castle Street, Derby Square, James Street across The Strand to Mann Island where there will be a stop for a siesta.

GIANT

11am – 12.50pm (approx)

Wakes up at Canning Dock, onto Salthouse Quay, The Strand, James Street, Castle Street, Dale Street, Crosshall Street, across Victoria Street, Whitechapel, St John’s Lane, St George’s Place, Lime Street, Elliot Street, Great Charlotte Street, Ranelagh Street, Church Street, Lord Street onto Derby Square where there will be a siesta.

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SATURDAY 6 OCTOBER – AFTERNOON START

LITTLE BOY GIANT & XOLO

3.30pm – 5.45pm (approx)

Wake up at Mann Island, continue onto Canada Boulevard, Water Street, The Strand before making a u-turn returning onto The Strand, George’s Dock Gates where all Giants meet and continue onto New Quay, Bath Street, Waterloo Road and Clarence Dock for their evening sleep.

GIANT

3.50pm – 5.45pm (approx)

Wakes up at Derby Square and continues onto Castle Street, Dale Street, Moorfields, Tithebarn Street, Chapel Street, George’s Dock Gates, where all Giants meet up and continue onto Bath Street, Waterloo Road and Clarence Dock for their evening sleep.

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Pic credits: Giants Spectacular

For an interactive map of Saturday's visit click here

SUNDAY 7 OCTOBER

GIANT, LITTLE BOY GIANT & XOLO – LIVERPOOL

10.15am – 12pm (approx)

Leave via King Edward Street, George’s Dock Gates and onto The Strand. At this point one Giant will depart via The Docks. The remaining giants will continue along The Strand and onto Sefton Street where they will stop for a siesta.

GIANTS FINALE PARADE

2.30pm – 4.00pm (approx)

Leave Sefton Street onto The Strand, Giants parade and bid farewell at Canning Dock.

Winsford Guardian:

And for an interactive map for Sunday, click here