Get away from it all this half-term across the Liverpool City Region! There has never been a better time to get out and about around the city, whether for days out, activities, or even free things to do.
To help ensure your half-term break is bursting at the seams without breaking the bank, we have put together a list of things to do that the whole family can enjoy.
78 Duke St, Liverpool L1 5AA
It’s every parents’ worst nightmare – in an act of expression, your little darling has unleashed their inner artist all over your magnolia walls.
But imagine if there was a place where your children were free to splash, squirt, splatter and shoot paint at will and you didn’t have to clean up afterwards.
Now there is thanks to England’s first interactive art studio in Liverpool. Splash art is inviting parents and grandparents to bring their children aged 3 to 12 along during half term.
Eureka! Science and Discovery
Victoria Place, Wallasey CH44 6NR
Merseyside’s hub of science and discovery, Eureka! Science and Discovery is the perfect day out for all the family.
The venue lets you explore things such as nature, the human body, as well get creative.
Just a stone’s throw away, you can make a day of it by jumping on a River Explorer Cruise at the Pier Head, and Eureka! Ticket holders receive 20% off.
For further information visit www.eurekadiscovery.org.uk
The Beatles Story
Britannia Vaults, Royal Albert Dock, Liverpool L3 4AD
If you’re little ones fancy themselves as the next big musician from the city, then a visit to the Albert Dock’s Beatles Story is one to visit.
Full to the brim with all things Beatles, the immersive tour recreates famous Beatles locations and the lives and careers of Liverpool’s world-famous band.
There is also a ‘Discovery Zone’ which offers free fun-packed workshops during half term and school holidays.
For further information visit www.beatlesstory.com
37 Otterspool Drive, Liverpool L17 5AL
Let the kids unleash their energy and make tons of memories this half term at Otterspool Adventure.
Half Price Half Term this February Half Term – BE QUICK! Limited tickets available for discount.
With outdoor activities, a 12-hole adventure golf course, Go Karts, and inflatable pillows to have lots of fun on.
All of Otterspool Adventure’s usual activities that are open will be available during the event, including Go Karts, Adventure Golf, Bouncing Pillows, and MORE!
For further information and to book ticket please visit www.otterspooladventurecentre.co.uk
88 Wood Street, Liverpool L1 4DQ
If you and your family love to get creative, then a visit to Wood Street’s FACT is a must on the half term itinerary list.
With an array of art exhibitions, workshops for all the family to get involved in, and Picturehouse Cinema showcasing all the latest blockbusters and independent films, FACT has something for all the family to enjoy.
For further information visit www.fact.co.uk
The Arch, 142 Duke Street, Liverpool L1 5DR
Do you and your family love puzzle and challenges? Then Quirky Quarter is the perfect fit with their brain teasing interactive experiences.
The museum with surreal exhibits offers optical illusions and photo opportunities for them lasting family core memories.
For further information visit www.quirkyquarter.com
The Storybarn at The Reader
Calderstones Park Liverpool, L18 3JB
This half-term, The Storybarn invites you to join them for some exciting Storybarn sessions. Explore the wildest curiosities and create our own magic, play games, and enjoy some super storytelling. They also get to craft and shape shift together.
Activities will be inspired by Mac Barnett’s (The Wolf, The Duck & The Mouse, Extra Yarn, The Shape Trilogy) gorgeous new book Twenty Questions, but there is no need to read the book before.
Skip the queue and pre-order a Kids Lunch Box, Filter Coffee or Tea and collect anytime from the Ice Cream Parlour. You can also add a copy of Twenty Questions to your booking and we’ll have it ready at the session.
For more information and to book please visit https://tickets.thereader.org.uk/sales/genres/family-and-children/february-half-term-at-the-stor
Mersey Road, Widnes WA8 0DF
Catalyst Museum is a unique interactive experience for all ages. With a host of interactive exhibits, museum archives, historical galleries, family shows and hands-on workshops, it brings a range of subjects to life from Science, Maths, Engineering and Technology to the Humanities and Geography.
Visitors can explore the science and technology behind the chemical industry and its impact on our lives, past and present.
For further information visit www.catalyst.org.uk
FREE THINGS TO DO
Croxteth Park & Hall
Croxteth Hall Lane, Liverpool L12 0HB
There is nothing better than getting out in the fresh air and a wander around Liverpool’s Croxteth Park and Hall definitely does the trick.
The outdoor space is perfect for activities for all the family, from a kick about with a football, bike and scooter rides, dog walking, and if the whole family are looking to keep fit it’s the idea place to get your jog on!
Croxteth Park Farm is also located within the grounds and is a bargain of a price to enter and feed the animals.
Sefton Park, Liverpool L17 1AP
Covering 200-arces, the beautiful Sefton Park offers not only tons of open green space to walk around, but there is also a lake to capture the amazing wildlife.
During your visit you can head over to the breath-taking Victoria glass Palm House, which houses over 200 plants some which are extremely rare.
Crosby, Liverpool L23 8SY
Liverpool’s Crosby Beach is renowned for being the permanent home to Antony Gormley’s ‘Another Place’ sculpture.
The stunning sandy beach has sand dunes and a promenade that the family can walk along while enjoying the beautiful coastline views. Also, plenty of opportunities to get them candid shots with the Iron Man sculptures.
Victoria Road, Formby, Liverpool L37 1LJ
Offering acres of sandy beach, sand dunes and pine woodland, Formby Beach has plenty to keep the kids entertained.
With tons of open spaces, you can also make if a full family affair by bringing your four-legged furry friend. A wander around the woodlands is also perfect to keep all the family feeling zen.
Royal Albert Dock, Liverpool L3 4BB
TATE Liverpool is bursting with amazing exhibitions, with a majority of them free to visit! Entry into the museum is also free for everyone and has something for all the family to enjoy.
Alongside the different exhibitions in the gallery spaces, TATE Liverpool also offers an array of workshops for the family to get stuck into this half term. Workshops include ‘Explore and Draw’ which runs daily from 10.00am-5.50pm where the family can get involved in drawing challenges.
Also during your visit why not capture some of them Insta worthy pics at Ugo Rondinone’s rainbow Liverpool Mountain!
For further information visit www.tate.org.uk
Museum of Liverpool
Pier Head, Mann Island, Liverpool L3 1DG
If taking a brisk walk down the Pier Head, why not pop into the Museum of Liverpool? Admission into the museum is free, with the museum offering a fascinating, diverse history of Liverpool for everyone to enjoy.
Children’s galleries include ‘Little Liverpool’ A hands-on fantasy world especially for children under the age of six to play and learn, the ‘Social and Community History’ collections strong in the areas of popular culture and entertainment, working life, labour history, politics and public health, perfect for the older kids.
For further information visit www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk
Getting around Liverpool City Region with the family has never been easier with a Merseyrail Family Ticket. A Family Ticket covers a family of up to 5, either 1 or 2 adults with children aged 5-15 for just £13 and gets you to all the places you need to go in the city region. From Southport to Wirral, over to Chester and around the City Centre, getting around has never been so easy.
No visit to Liverpool is complete without a trip on the famous Ferry ‘Cross The Mersey. Jump on board the River Explorer Cruise for a 50 minute tour across the Mersey. Guided expert commentary provides you with a whole host of facts about Liverpool and Wirral as you take in the beautiful views.