This October half-term is going to be a little different than usual but there are still plenty of ways to safely entertain the kids in Liverpool. 

From exploring Liverpool’s museums and art galleries to walks in the park, a whole host of tours, learning about The Beatles or heading to the zoo, show the kids how to fall in love with Liverpool this half-term. 

Venues across the city have worked hard to make sure they are Covid-safe and have introduced social distancing measures so your visit will be as safe and enjoyable as possible. 

Liverpool is still open for business but there are some restrictions in place. For more information on these restrictions please see our Frequently Asked Questions


50 FREE THINGS TO DO IN LIVERPOOL


There is so much to do in Liverpool that doesn’t require you to spend a penny. From museums to galleries, parks, street art and beautiful sights, there is so much to see and do with the family this half term. Have a look at our blog on 50 free things to do for a bit of inspiration


TAKE PART IN ARTS & CRAFTS AT LIVERPOOL CATHEDRAL


This half term, Liverpool Cathedral is inviting you to join its free family-friendly arts and crafts sessions. There will be lots of autumnal activities to enjoy and also the opportunity to write a message of peace on paper doves as part of the postponed Peace Doves project!

Each session is free and lasts up to 45 minutes. Groups from one household or support bubble will only be accepted per table and social distancing measures will be put in place. For more information on booking a free slot and their safety measures please see their website


HEAD TO A MUSEUM 


All of Liverpool’s museums are open and they have been working hard to make sure their venues are safe for everyone to visit. From the Museum of Liverpool to World Museum, International Slavery Museum and Merseyside Maritime Museum, there is so much to explore. 

Entry to all of these museums is free but booking a time slot in advance of your visit is essential. For more information on visiting Liverpool’s museums please see their websites.  

This half-term you can also join in with a Where’s Wally? Spooky Museum Search at the Museum of Liverpool. Find Wally hidden round the museum to receive a special “I found Wally!” bookmark. Visit their website for more information on their half term activities.  


EXPLORE AN ART GALLERY


Liverpool’s art galleries are beautiful, full of amazing artwork and a fun way to learn too! Have a look at The Walker Art Gallery, FACT, Tate Liverpool, Open Eye Gallery or Bluecoat to explore some of Liverpool’s culture. For more information on visiting these venues please visit their websites. 

The Walker Art Gallery has come up with lots of crafty ideas on how to get creative when visiting the gallery, with drawing ideas and a treasure hunt. They will also be hosting a digital zoom workshop inspired by the current Linda McCartney Retrospective exhibition and will explore Linda’s love of animals through collage. For more information visit their website.


TAKE A WALK AROUND THE PARK


There are so many beautiful spaces in Liverpool to head for a walk on a sunny autumnal afternoon this half term. Whether it’s Sefton or Stanley, Calderstones or Croxteth Country Park the changing colours of the leaves make for a lovely walk with your household or support bubble in the fresh air. 

Have a look at our blog on Liverpool's open spaces for a bit of inspiration


LEARN ABOUT THE BEATLES


This half term, why not learn all about The Beatles in Liverpool. Learn all about the history of the Fab Four at The Beatles Story, wander round the Liverpool Beatles Museum, go on a Magical Mystery Tour, head down to Strawberry Field or get your photo taken with the larger-than-life statues of The Beatles at Pier Head. There’s so much to safely do!

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EXPLORE A SECRET WORLD WAR II BUNKER


This half term why not explore Liverpool’s secret WWII bunker at Western Approaches. The amazing underground bunker played a pivotal role in The Battle of the Atlantic, which you can learn all about as you walk through this piece of history. It’s perfect to keep the kids entertained whilst being educational too. 

Lots of social distancing measures have been put in place which you can read about on their website.


GO PUMPKIN PICKING


There’s only a few days to go until Halloween so why not head along to one of the city region’s pumpkin patches to find a couple of pumpkins to carve up. Have a look at Church View Farm in Lydiate, The Pumpkin Patch in Hightown, Church Farm in Thurstaston or the Windmill Animal Farm in Burscough. 


GO TO THE CINEMA


A trip to the cinema is always a great way to spend an afternoon during half-term. Have a look at what the Everyman Cinema on Victoria Street or the Odeon at Liverpool ONE are showing and enjoy an afternoon out with the kids.


EXPLORE THE HOME OF PREMIER LEAGUE CHAMPIONS LFC


If you and your family are fans of LFC then you will love a day out at Anfield on the LFC Stadium Tour. The club has introduced lots of social distancing measures to make the trip safe for everyone and there is lots to see. Explore the ground, see the museum and the new Boom Room exhibition and also have the opportunity to get your photo taken with all four trophies!

Find out more about booking tickets and their social distancing measures on their website


GO ON A TOUR OF THE OLD DOCK


The Old Dock Tours at the Merseyside Maritime Museum are back with lots of social distancing measures in place. Households or support bubbled can now book onto a guided tour to discover the origins of Liverpool’s fortune which lies buried underneath Liverpool ONE. Revealed during excavations in 2001, the story of the world’s first commercial enclosed wet dock is explored. 

For more information on booking tickets please see their website


VISIT CHESTER ZOO OR KNOWSLEY SAFARI 


Take a trip to Chester Zoo or Knowsley Safari this half term to visit their incredible animals, not only is it a great day out for the kids but it’s educational too! Both attractions have introduced a series of social distancing measures and tickets must be booked in advance.


CAPSULE OF CULTURE


Royal Liver Building 360 has launched an initiative to record what we will remember as one of the most pivotal and poignant years with a time capsule. The Capsule of Culture will be on display at RLB360 and they want your ideas and input on what should be put inside it. They are encouraging members of the public together with primary and secondary schools to take part and suggest items that represent the significant good, bad or difficult events or issues of the year. 

The ideas will be judged by a panel of familiar faces with strong ties to Liverpool in December and will be installed in January. For more information please visit their website here.

RLB360 needs you! As 2020 comes to a close, RLB360 in conjunction with MJ Quinn will be creating a "Capsule of Culture" as a permanent reminder of just how monumental this year has been in all our lives and we need your help! We're encouraging members of the public, the community, schools and colleges to submit ideas for what should be placed inside to best reflect all the important news, events and stories that sum up 2020 Our judging panel made up of very familiar faces with strong ties to the Liverpool City Region will be reviewing the entries to choose the items for the capsule later in the year ahead of its grand unveiling in early 2021 Once the Capsule is created it will be housed in a permanent display within RLB360 For more information on the capsule and details on how to submit an entry visit rlb360.com/2020/10/13/rlb360-capsule-of-culture/ #rlb360 #CapsuleOfCulture #Liverpool

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For more information on businesses that are offering free lunches for children over half term in Liverpool City Region see the useful links below and follow them on social media.

The Guide - 7 Amazing projects helping Liverpool children in food crises during school holidays.

Independent Liverpool - For regular updates from local businesses

Liverpool Echo - A thread of local businesses offering free food for children in the Liverpool City Region


Due to venues having different guidelines, booking systems and opening hours we would always recommend checking ahead with each one before your visit. 

Please be mindful and only visit venues that are Covid-safe. If you would like to share with us your experience of visiting a venue in Liverpool in regards to their Covid-19 safety measures, positive or negative, fill in our anonymous feedback form

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