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What to do with the Kids this Half Term in Liverpool?

If you’ve already run out of ideas for what to do during the up and coming school holidays, fear not. We have prepared a list of the most exciting, interactive, family-friendly events taking place throughout this half term in Liverpool. Enjoy.

Narnia Experience at St Georges Hall

Narnia experience - half term in Liverpool


Take your little ones on a journey through the wardrobe into the winter wonderland of Narnia at St George’s Hall.

Watch their excitement as they take on the journey of Edmond or Lucy and meet up with Mr Tumnus, Mrs Beaver and even the White Witch.

Inspire them to read The Chronicles of Narnia, books that you cherished when you were younger that have since been made famous half a century later by magical movie adaptions.

Go on and re-live the Narnian adventure with the kids this half term in Liverpool.

Sefton park Gruffalo

The Gruffalo - half term in Liverpool


The story of the Gruffalo is world famous by now.

Released in the UK in 1999, the Gruffalo book has been adapted to plays on the West End and Broadway.

Now the Gruffalo has made its way to Sefton Park’s Palm House in the form of an arts and craft day.

There will be singing, games and plenty of storytelling in a fun-filled afternoon in one of Liverpool’s most beautiful outdoor spaces.

Taking place 13:00-15:00 pm on the 22nd of February £5.00 per child.

Bear Hunt, Chocolate Cake and Bad Things

Bear hunt, choccolate cake and bad things- half term in Liverpool


Have you been wondering what the large white pop up tent is on the edge of Liverpool One?

Us too, so we decided to check it out. imagine our surprise when we discovered inside was a fabulous land of storytelling and make-believe.

Imagine our surprise when we discovered inside was a fabulous land of storytelling and make-believe.

The Story Barn and Michael Rosen have paired up to create a special world where Rosen’s stories are brought to life.

Join a team of Story Hunters as you and the kids are led on a Bear Hunt Trail, through a massive chocolate cake and into Uncle Gobb’s Dread Shed.

The project has been created to instil in children the importance of reading for pleasure. Story Barn has created a concept which allows children, parents and teachers to be able to experience the popular stories and poems of Michael Rosen together.

This amazing interactive world will help ignite the imagination of young people and is a great way to spend a day out with the family during this half term in Liverpool.

Gandey’s Circus

Gandey's circus - half term in Liverpool


Is there anything more entertaining for the whole family than a day out at the circus?

Clowns, trapeze, daring acrobats and death defying stunts are just a few sights to be seen at Gandey’s Circus.

Take the kids along to Aintree Racecourse and watch as the cast and crew of Gandy’s circus attempt to win your heart with show-stopping performances that have been celebrated across the globe.

You and the family will have a full 2 hours to enjoy a professional circus extravaganza that promises to delight, thrill and amaze.

The show will be on from the 17th until 24th February at Aintree Racecourse and family tickets start at £40.00.

Big Ed’s Drive in

Big Ed's drive in movie - half term in Liverpool


For a day at the movies with a difference why not cruise into Big Ed’s Drive in Movie.

Screening classic musicals and popular Pixar hits, Big Ed’s Drive in gives you and the family the chance to visit the movies for a little less than usual.

What’s better is that you can bring along your own movie snacks and drinks.

On special screening for events or occasions, Big Ed’s will even put on their own interactive cast of characters to truly bring the movie to life.

All enjoyed from the comfort of your family car, with your own sweets and the occasional visit from an on-screen character. A fun and affordable visit to the movies during half term in Liverpool.

Storytelling at the World Museum

Storytelling World Museum - half term in Liverpool


A trip to the museum doesn’t always scream fun time for the kids but at the World Museum in Liverpool, the staff make each and every young person’s visit a memorable experience.

During this half term in Liverpool take the little ones along to Storytelling at the World Museum on the 23rd of February 14:30 pm – 15:30 pm. Let them listen and learn as they are read tales based on exhibitions and displays throughout the museum.

As the World Museum covers everything from the deepest oceans to the furthers reaches of space, it’s safe to say that there’s a story for every family to enjoy.

Mattel Play

Mattel play - half term in Liverpool


A definite rainy day activity for this half term can be found on Albert Dock at Mattel Play.

Take the little ones along to play on Thomas the Tank Engine and Rosie, or take a miniature train ride around actual working tracks.

There’s even a Fire Man Sam style pole for them to slide down as well as a chance to try their hand at construction in both Wendy’s Workshop and on Bob The Builder’s Digger.

For you adults, there’s a well-stocked café with great views across Albert Dock to enjoy whilst your kids play with their favourite TV show characters.

Get away from the unpredictable British weather in a safe and fun-filled environment at Mattel Play this half term in Liverpool.

Screening of The Lion King at the International Slavery Museum

The Lion King at International Slavery Museum - half term in Liverpool


Make a visit with the family to watch a special screening of the nation’s favourite Disney classic, Lion King.

This amazing family event will be taking place on the 24th of February at 13:00 pm in the International Slavery Museum.

You and the kids can sing along to your favourite tunes from the film such as ‘hakuna Matata’ and then when the film is over learn all about real life animals in Africa.

The museum staff will explain the lives of the animals that live in the wild and how they influenced ancient African Artwork on display in the museum.

Not just a fun Disney day out for the kids, but they will also learn all about the circle of life.

Monsetersaurus at The Epstein

Monstersaurus - half term in Liverpool

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A popular children’s is book brought to life on the stages of Liverpool’s Epstein Theatre this half term in Liverpool on the 21st February.

Claire Freedman’s Monstersaurus is a delightful tale about Monty, a young inventor who is forever creating marvellous inventions that go horribly wrong.

One day he comes across the Monstersaurus and begins creating very strange things indeed.

Head along to the Epstein to find out exactly what Monty has brought to life and how he plans to keep them all under control.

This fabulous live performance will be filled with magic, music and mayhem and with audience interaction, the kids will become a part of the show.

Family Friday’s at The Shankly Hotel

Family dinner Shankly - half term in Liverpool

Fancy just getting away from it all with the kids during this half term?

How’s about a nice short city break at The Shankly Hotel with their fabulous Family Friday offer?

A family of four can enjoy an overnight stay in a huge Bill Shankly themed room. There will also be a delicious 2-course meal, welcome goodie bags for the kids and a choice of free parking or a bottle of Prosecco for you grown-ups.

The whole family can curl up in bed and enjoy a great movie on your large flat screen TV and bath time will be tonnes of fun too in the double whirlpool tub.

When you all wake up the following morning a delicious buffet breakfast or full English awaits in the Bastion Bar and Restaurant.

The whole thing will cost just £199.00 and is the ideal place to begin or end a fun filled day out from this half term in Liverpool.


We hope that our list will help you and the kids make the most of your time together during the school holidays. When they are back in school check out our guide to the best spa’s close to Liverpool so you can relax and recuperate.

About Laura Bowery

Laura is a creative writer who has an interest in all types of artistic expression, be it food, music, fashion or art and she enjoys sharing those interests through her writing

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