The new Premier League season is now just a week away, and excitement is building across Merseyside, whether you're red or blue.

As Everton prepare to open their Premier League campaign against Tottenham next Saturday, they first take on Spanish side Espanyol in their final pre-season friendly at Goodison Park tomorrow - and there's bound to be plenty of little blues heading to their first ever game at Goodison Park.

If you're taking a little one to cheer on the Blues for the first time this season, here's a handy guide to help them make the most of their first Everton game.

(But if you're a Red and accidentally found yourself on this page, you might want to click on the link below...)

1. Get there early!

Everton FC v Norwich in Premier League match at Goodison Park Liverpool

If it's their first trip to Goodison, they're bound to be bouncing off the walls with excitement. So why not make a day of it, and get to the ground a couple of hours before kick-off in order to soak up the match day atmosphere?

There's lots going on in and around the stadium, and there'll be plenty of other supporters milling around taking in the matchday experience.

2. Meet the players

Everton player Gerard Deulofeu arrives. Photo by Colin Lane

One of the advantages of getting to the ground early is that you'll be able to catch a glimpse of the Everton stars as they arrive for the game.

They usually arrive at Goodison Park around two hours before kick-off, parking up outside the Park End, and they're more than happy to stop and greet fans on their way into the stadium via the Players Parade, signing autographs and taking pictures.

3. Visit the FanZone

Everton FC v Norwich in Premier League match at Goodison Park Liverpool. Fan park busy before kick off

The Everton FanZone, situated behind the Park End stand, is open for every home game, and has lots of pre-match entertainment for kids and adults alike.

There's live music from local bands, competitions and giveaways, and appearances from a host of former EFC players, as well as food and drink stalls to keep you refreshed. Perfect for a summer afternoon pre-KO.

4. Step inside St Luke's Church

All Together Now WW1 Christmas Truce statue outside St Lukes church on Goodison road. Photo by Colin Lane

One of Goodison Park's most iconic fixtures, one that certainly makes it stand out in the modern era, is the church that sits in the corner of the Main Stand and the legendary Gwladys Street.

St Luke's Church opens its doors on matchdays, and inside you'll find retro programme stalls and other items of football memorabilia on display.

5. Visit Dixie Dean

Pride in Pictures. Everton FC legend Dixie Dean statue outside Goodison Park. Photo by Colin Lane

The statue of Dixie Dean, Everton's all-time leading goalscorer and arguably their greatest ever player, stands proudly on the corner of Spellow Lane and Walton Lane, surrounded by a wall of plaques dedicated to Blues past and present.

You can snap a picture with the statue, and educate your little one about the man who still holds the record for most goals scored in a league season (60).

6. Buy a programme

As well as providing a bit of half-time entertainment for you both, a match day programme will make a perfect first-game momento.

7. Take in the Everton Timeline

A section of the Everton timeline on Goodison Road. Photo by Ian Cooper

Wrapped around the perimeter of Goodison Park, just above the turnstiles, is a timeline detailing Everton's illustrious history, from their humble beginnings in 1878 to the present day.

Start at the Bullens Road stand (towards the away section) and work your way around to the top of Goodison Road, educating your little one on some of Everton's historical highlights, including the 1985 European Cup Winners Cup victory.

8. Sit in the Family Enclosure

It may sound like an obvious point, but the Family Enclosure is Goodison Park's designated family section, so it's the ideal spot for your little one's debut.

The bottom section of the Main Stand is really close to the pitch, putting you at the heart of the action, and being surrounded by other junior Blues will make for a jovial atmosphere.