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October Half Term in Liverpool

Looking for things to do in Liverpool this October Half Term with your little ones? 

Well don’t fret, we have got you covered with a list for all the family to enjoy. From arts and crafts, funfair rides, pantomime to Halloween fun, start exploring now!

Frightful Family Fun with ArtsGroupie

Lister Steps at The Old Library, Green Lane, Old Swan, Liverpool L13 7EB

Wednesday 27th October 2021

ArtsGroupie and local author Natalie Reeves Billing will be bringing lots of ghastly fun this Half Term at Lister Steps at The Old Library.

Natalie will be bringing Monster Story time as she reads from her MONSTROUS ME collection and also mask making. ArtsGroupie will then follow by showing your little ones how to make Ghost Lanterns and how to create some petrifying poetry!

The event finishes with a selection of ghostly tales for older children and adults to be chilled to the bone!

Event runs from 11.00am – 2.00pm, spaces are limited, email: community@tol.org.uk

Half Term at National Museums Liverpool

This October Half Term National Museums Liverpool have tons of events and activities for all the family to get involved.

Events include Stargazing, African Arts storytelling music and dance, Family Arts Club, Rainbow Bridge Craft, Lego Masterbuild Beatles Cover Mosaic, Liverpool Irish Festival Family Day, Creepy Crafts, Exploring Al Idrisi Map Making Workshop and so much more!

The events and activities will take place across venues World Museum, Walker Art Gallery, Museum of Liverpool, Maritime Museum, International Slavery Museum and Lady Lever Art Gallery.

For full events programme visit HERE

Indoor Funfair

Exhibition Centre Liverpool

Tuesday 26th -Sunday 31st October 2021

Indoor Funfair is back in Liverpool this October, bringing six days of half term entertainment for all the family! With more than 25 rides and inflatables across 90,000 sq. ft, the huge exhibition centre will be filled with everything from the traditional fairground carousel, dodgems and waltzers to inflatable slides and the UK’s largest travelling funhouse.

Tickets are now on sale for Indoor Funfair, which takes place from 26th – 31st October and offers unlimited access to rides during each three-hour session.

Sessions run daily from 10am-1pm; 2pm-5pm and 6pm-9pm and people are advised to arrive 30 minutes before. 

Book tickets HERE

Halloween at Liverpool ONE

Liverpool ONE

Saturday 30th October 2021

Liverpool ONE will be bringing everything from wicked witches and glorious ghosts to ghouls and all things frightful this October for Halloween!

In Demand Radio will be hosting this special spooky event between 12 noon and 5.00pm on Saturday October 30th. This will include a fantastical fancy dress parade and competition. 

And after an afternoon of entertainment visitors are invited to head off to the shops or for something to eat and take advantage of a whole range of tricks and treats, including a brilliant photo competition at Hamleys, spin-the-trick-or-treat-wheel at Cass Art and much more!

More details are available on the Liverpool ONE website: www.liverpool-one.com

River of Light Trail

Liverpool Waterfront

Friday 22nd October – Sunday 7th November 2021

The River of Light Trail will be returning to Liverpool this October featuring an outdoor illuminated gallery of stunning light installations around Liverpool’s City Centre.

For 17 nights from 22nd October – 7th November, 12 light and sound installations will form a trail on Liverpool’s Waterfront. 

Artwork includes Dance Together, Liverpool, Love of my life, Spriteworks, The Pool, Sonic Runway, Trumpet Flowers, Light Piano 2.0 XL and much more.

Further information HERE


Otterspool Adventure 

Saturday 23rd October – Sunday 31st October 2021

Family favourite venue Otterspool Adventure will be transformed into Ottersghoul this October!

Taking place over the Half Term and Halloween between 23rd to 31st October, this special event includes a spooky show, a haunted pumpkin passage maze, a visit to the Monster Motel and a halloween fancy dress parade during each session.

Tickets also include access to the rest of the park, rides & facilities.

Two sessions will run per day to choose from, which includes morning slots 9.30 to 1.30pm or afternoon 2.00pm to 6.00pm.

On the Halloween weekend 30th & 31st October, there will also be a special Halloween party from 6.30pm to 8.30pm.

Further information HERE 

Jack and the Beanstalk

St Helens Theatre Royal

Thursday 21st October – Sunday 31st October 2021

Jack and the Beanstalk comes to St Helens Theatre Royal for 15 performances between Thursday 21 October and Sunday 31 October 2021.

Audiences will join Jack on his gigantic journey up the beanstalk as he discovers geese with golden eggs, a magic harp, and not forgetting a close encounter with a very hungry giant. But he needs to tread carefully, as the villainous Mrs Fleshcreep is hot on his heels, determined to stop him.

Tickets are priced from £13.00, with shows scheduled from 12.00pm & 5.00pm.

Book tickets HERE 

The Katumba Halloween Carnival 

Find out how you can be a part of The Katumba Halloween Carnival

Liverpool ONE, St Luke’s & City Centre

Sunday 31st October 2021

Liverpool’s drumming and movement troupe, Katumba wil be transforming the Liverpool City Centre into a playground of imagination, with performances inspiring, and engaging audiences by creating big, bold, visual shows through unexpected spectacle of drums, fire, lights, dance, theatre and more.

This year the Katumba Halloween Carnival is taking a surprising turn: a music, pyrotechnics, and visual showcase at the Bombed-Out Church, with pop-up performances around the city centre – all culminating with an explosive finale in Liverpool One.

There will also be community workshops leading up to the big event which includes making your own lanterns, dance and spoken words.

More information HERE

Autumn Garden Trail

Speke Hall

Saturday 23rd – Sunday 31st October 2021

Speke Hall reveals new autumn garden trail for October half term, and is inviting families to enjoy the experience.

The new fun-filled autumnal trail follows the story of Henry the hedgehog on his search through the gardens to find the perfect place to hibernate for the winter. Explorers taking part will be joined by some wildlife friends, who will be offering helpful clues along the way. 

The Henry the hedgehog trail is a free event to join in as part of a visit between 23 and 31 October, 10.30am-5pm. No booking is required, just pick up a trail map from reception and start exploring. Entry to Speke Hall is free for National Trust members and under 5s, admission fees apply to non-members. 

Further information HERE

Feed Your Mind

Royal Albert Dock

The Royal Albert Dock is launching their Feed Your Mind campaign this Autumn, where visitors can embark on a journey of new experiences, learn new skills and taste new flavours with a series of events taking place from 1st October – 7th November.

The Feed Your Mind activities will see the dock’s Anchor Courtyard turned into a circus school, with 160 sessions of free circus skills on offer for little ones from 25th-29th October. Suitable for ages 6-14yrs, they can try their hand at juggling, take on the dizzying spinning plates and even have a swing at the trapeze. 

Sign up HERE for more info about circus skills.

READ MORE: Guide to Halloween in Liverpool

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