Looking for things to do in Liverpool this half-term? You’re in the right place!
From attractions to open spaces to explore and places to eat, we’ve got lots of ideas for family friendly things to do across Liverpool, whatever your budget and interests!
Discover A Liverpool Attraction
There are so many attractions in Liverpool that are perfect for exploring with the kids over half term, whatever they are into.
It doesn’t get much more Liverpool than a tour of Liverpool’s iconic Royal Liver Building. Take the kids on the RLB360 Tour for incredible views out across the city and learn all about the amazing building.
If you can’t get enough of heights then take a trip to Liverpool Cathedral for a tower tour or head up 400 ft above the city to the top of St John’s Beacon!
For history lovers, it doesn’t get much better than exploring a secret underground WW2 bunker at Western Approaches and if you’ve got a few music fans in the family then a visit to the British Music Experience is a must! You can even see Eurovision’s, Sam Ryder’s famous jumpsuit and the 2022 winners Kalush Orchestra's outfits too.
Test your sea legs and take a trip on the Mersey Ferry for an adventure on the River Mersey! Their River Explorer Cruise takes you up and down either side of the river for beautiful views of the city’s skyline whilst learning all about its history.
Have a look at our Family Friendly attractions page on the website for more ideas!
Learn About The Beatles
You’re never too young to start learning about The Beatles and Liverpool has the best places to do just that! Head underground into The Beatles Story at the Royal Albert Dock, the largest permanent exhibition dedicated to telling the story of the Fab Four!
Visit Mathew Street to take in the many floors at the Liverpool Beatles Museum where you’ll find the largest collection of Beatles memorabilia you’ll ever come across.
Take a trip to Strawberry Field for an afternoon in their visitor centre and discover the story of what inspired John Lennon to write The Beatles hit, ‘Strawberry Fields Forever’ - you can also see the piano he wrote and composed ‘Imagine’ on too!
Go on a Wildlife Adventure
Little kids, and even the big ones, will love a day out exploring the wildlife around Liverpool City Region. Take the whole family up to Knowsley Safari for a wild adventure with huge animals on their safari trails.
There is also Chester Zoo for a fun-filled day out at one of the UK’s largest zoos where you can explore 128 acres and 20,000 animals!
Wildlife lovers will also love a trip to Martin Mere Wetland Centre to explore their wild wetlands, see an amazing selection of birds, butterflies and other wildlife.
Visit a Football Stadium
If the kids are into football then a football stadium tour is the perfect Half-term activity! Fans of the reds can head to Anfield for the Liverpool FC Stadium tour where they’ll see everything from the Home Team dressing room to the press room and even stand pitch side. For any adventure seekers out there, have a look to see if you can take on the new Anfield Abseil challenge. Climb to the top of the Main Stand roof and start your 100ft descent down the side of the stadium.
If you’re more of an Everton fan then Goodison Park Stadium Tour is for you. Home of the Toffees, take a tour of the stadium to take in the history of the football club.
Explore One of Liverpool's Many Museums
There are so many museums in Liverpool you’ll have to spend a few days exploring them all! The Museum of Liverpool tells the story of our incredible city, The World Museum delves into everything from Ancient Egypt to the dinosaurs and space, whilst the International Slavery Museum is the only one of its kind that looks at the aspects of historical and contemporary slavery.
Take a Trip to An Art Gallery
Take the kids on a journey through art in Liverpool at one of the city’s many galleries. The Walker Art Gallery is home to a beautiful collection of artwork across the centuries whilst Tate Liverpool explores modern and contemporary art. Bluecoat is also the perfect place for kids to explore this half term. Have a look around their gallery spaces, soak up the sun in the peaceful garden or enjoy something to eat in the cafe.
Have a Great Day Out At an Adventure Centre
If you jump off the Mersey Ferry on the other side of the River at Seacombe make sure to pay a visit to Eureka! Science + Discovery - a perfect day out for younger children. The interactive discovery centre teaches kids all about how science, technology, engineering, arts and maths are part of our everyday lives.
Whilst if you head over to Otterspool Adventure, children will have a great day out in their adventure playcentre with everything from go kart races, mini golf and lots of outdoor activities.
Enjoy Something to Eat
There are lots of family friendly restaurants to take the kids for something to eat this half term. Check out Liverpool ONE’s amazing selection of restaurants including Street Pizza, Lunya, The Club House, Smoke & Dough and lots more!
The Royal Albert Dock, Bold Street and the Baltic Triangle are also great locations to explore for family friendly places to enjoy something to eat all day long.
Have a look at our blog on Family Friendly restaurants for some more inspiration.
Explore the Great Outdoors
If the sun shines this half-term then there is nothing better than getting out for some fresh air. Head to the 235 acre Grade I listed Sefton Park to explore their huge green spaces, boating lake and the beautiful glass Palm House.
If you’re more into the beach then jump on the Merseyrail Northern Line for a 20 minute journey to Crosby Beach. Home to Antony Gormley’s Another Place you can walk down the expansive shoreline whilst spotting the 100 cast-iron life size statues staring out to sea.
Wirral is also home to an expanse of beautiful coastline and parks to explore too. Jump on the Merseyrail to New Brighton to spend the day at the seaside or take a trip to Birkenhead park, the inspiration behind New York’s Central Park!