Whilst we may be confined to our homes at the moment it doesn’t mean that we can’t explore Liverpool’s finest culture and entertainment virtually! 

From WW2 history lessons for the kids and YouTube videos about the animals at Chester Zoo to Friday night home gigs, virtual tours of our museums, podcasts, crafting projects and music live streams, you can explore Liverpool right from your couch. 

We’ll still be here when this is all over to welcome you back to our wonderful city.  


BALTIC MARKET BANK HOLIDAY LIVE STREAM


On Saturday 23 May The Baltic Market will be broadcasting 12 hours of live Djs, bands, acoustic acts, ukulele bands and loads more from their stage in the market right into your living rooms so you dont have to miss out on the usual bank holiday fun. It is free to watch but donations for their chosen charities are encouraged. Find out more on their Facebook page here


WESTERN APPROACHES


Western Approaches, the secret WW2 bunker in the heart of Liverpool have released weekly history lessons on their website for the kids to do at home. Their first Lockdown Lesson stream was watched by thousands of people around the world as they discussed what life was like during wartime Liverpool. 

Each lesson also comes with a worksheet for you to print off at home, making it the perfect history lesson for the kids. The lessons are on their website along with more activities too. 


ROYAL ALBERT DOCK


The Royal Albert Dock are bringing inspiration stright to your home with gallery tours, crafts, cooking tips and delivery guides! There's plenty to do to celebrate everything on the Royal Albert Dock at home! 


LIVERPOOL ONE


Liverpool ONE are bringing the 10th anniversary of their Tickle The Ivories festival online this year. The popular piano festival has seen music lovers of all ages and abilities take to the keys over the years with some videos even going viral! This year, Liverpool ONE are asking some of their favourite performers and you at home to get involved by sending them clips of your musical masterpieces performed from home for them to share. 

Check out their website for more details on how to get involved


TATE LIVERPOOL


Whilst the doors of Tate Liverpool might be closed for a while that doesn’t mean we can’t get involved in a bit of art at home. To help keep the kids entertained they are uploading instructions to special art projects based on works of art across Tate’s galleries. Find the art projects here

Get crafty using materials you can find around your home. Empty toilet roll tubes work brilliantly as kaleidoscopes, which you can decorate with coloured paper, tape and pens. 🎨⁣ Follow the instructions below.⁣ ⁣⁣ 1. Cover your toilet roll with a sheet of colourful paper⁣⁣ 2. Secure the paper with tape ⁣⁣ 3. Cut 3 pieces of mirrored cut the width and length of the tube⁣⁣ 4. Slip the mirrored card strips into the tube. Mirrored side facing inwards⁣⁣ 5. It should look like a triangle at the end of the tube⁣⁣ 6. Draw a circle (about 4 inches in diameter) using a mug⁣⁣ 7. Cut the circle out using scissors⁣⁣ 8. Make a hole in the centre of the circle with a pencil⁣⁣ 9. Decorate your circle⁣⁣ 10. Put the straw through the hole and bend the end⁣⁣ 11. Cut the straw so it is the same length as the tube⁣⁣ 12. Tape the straw to the tube. That's it! Look through the open end and turn the circle! What do you see? ⁣ ⁣ #TateLiverpool

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NATIONAL MUSEUMS LIVERPOOL


National Museums Liverpool don’t want you and the kids to miss out on all the learning at their museums during this difficult time so they have launched a brand new project, ‘My Home is My Museum’. They want you to put together your own exhibition or gallery of art works inspired by you (mainly the kids)! It involved all sorts of creative activities and is the perfect way to keep children aged between 4-11 entertained and learning. See their website for more details on how to get involved.


WORLD MUSEUM 


Liverpool’s World Museum might be closed for a bit but we can still have a look inside, virtually! Take a virtual tour of the World Cultures Gallery and the Dinosaurs & Natural World Gallery so you can get a taste of what to see when the doors open again and it’s safe to experience the real thing! 


INTERNATIONAL SLAVERY MUSEUM


If you’ve never been to the International Slavery Museum before, or have and want to have another look, you can now explore it virtually until the doors open again! Take a look around the museum’s main galleries and exhibitions in their online virtual tour


SOUND CITY


Sound City festival may have been postponed until September but that doesn’t mean we can't enjoy a bit of music from them. They have announced Guest House, an online streaming platform to support artists during this difficult time. The first episode welcomed The Lathums, Monarchy, Fever, Crawlers and Bronnie for some live performances to enjoy from home. The platform comes with a subscription fee but all money raised goes towards the artists involved. 


LIVERPOOL PHILHARMONIC HALL


The Royal Philharmonic Hall are streaming past performances by the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and other musicians on their Facebook page generally on a Thursday evening and Sunday Afternoon so make sure you follow them on social media to keep up to date with the performances.


CHESTER ZOO


If you’re an animal lover then head over to Chester Zoo’s YouTube page to enjoy their virtual tours. Explore the red pandas, see how the giraffes live, enter into the butterfly house and loads more! It makes for a great teaching lesson for the kids too.


THE BEATLES STORY


The kids can still learn all about the Beatles at home with a little help from our friends at The Beatles Story! They have a whole section on their website full of teacher resources including KS1 and KS2 activities covering history, music, geography and art, all involving the Beatles! It’s the perfect way to introduce children to the Fab Four before the exhibition opens again to safely visit. 


EVERTON FC


If you’re a fan of the Blues then there are loads of ways you can support them at the moment. There’s a craft challenge for the kids to make their own Goodison Park, quizzes and streams of classic games - don your Everton shirt and support from home! Have a look at their Twitter to see how you can get involved. 

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BIDO LITO!


Whilst Liverpool’s music magazine, Bido Lito! won’t be printing a physical issue this month they still have plenty to read about on their website. From past gig reviews, interviews, playlists and podcasts you’ll still be able to keep up with what has been going on in Liverpool’s music scene and discover something new to listen to. 


KNOWSLEY SAFARI


If you and the kids are a fan of wild animals then have a look at Knowsley Safari’s Youtube channel. They are creating regular home school videos with each one providing facts about their animals. So far they have videos on the giraffes, meerkats and reptiles!

🦏Knowsley Safari Closed🐯 We will be temporarily closed from the end of the day. The health and wellbeing of our team and guests is our highest priority and therefore after careful consideration Knowsley Safari will now close to the public from tonight (23rd March 2020) until further notice. We know our Safari Drive has provided many of you with a safe and secure escape from this strange time, but we’ve made this difficult decision in the hope of slowing the spread of this virus. Rest assured, our animals will continue to be cared for by our expert team during this temporary closure. Any tickets bought will also be valid for 12 months, we’ll honour any offers from the time of purchase, and all memberships will be frozen until we reopen. We will be working over this period to look at how we can provide safe & secure ways for our guests to see our animals from their own home so please keep following our social channels. Thank you for your support and understanding in this difficult time. We will continue to follow government guidelines over the coming weeks and look forward to welcoming you back soon❤️

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IMAGINE THAT!


The Professors at the Imagine That! Science and Discovery Centre have started a series of science experiments to help the kids with their science lessons and teach them ones they can try safely at home too! Keep an eye on their social media and website for when the videos get released. 


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