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 some ideas that will keep the kids of all ages entertained in the school holidays.


This half-term, across the Jubilee weekend, Liverpool will come alive with a brand new food and drink festival, Taste Liverpool. Drink Bordeaux. With over 50 restaurants providing special menus for the weekend, free chefs demos at the Bombed Out Church complete with a kitchen disco and family friendly activities at Bluecoat - it's perfect for the whole family. 

If you're looking to leave the kids at home then you can also head over to Liverpool Town Hall for the Bordeaux Wine Tasting Experience as well. With 6 tastings of Bordeaux Wine, wine masterclasses, music, theatre and a chance to visit Martins Bank Building for the Bordeaux Wine Bar. You can get your tickets to the Bordeaux Wine Experience here. 


There are so many attractions in Liverpool that you can only find right here in the city and half term is the perfect time to explore them with the kids. 

Go on a tour of Liverpool’s iconic Royal Liver Building on the RLB360 Tour for incredible views out across the city. Head inside St George’s Hall to visit the brand new immersive History Whisperer experience. Take a trip to Liverpool Cathedral for a tower tour or explore a secret underground WW2 bunker at Western Approaches.

Have a look at our Family Friendly attractions page on the website for more ideas!


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! 

There are plenty more ideas for Beatles inspired things to do in our blog too. 


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. There is also Chester Zoo for a fun-filled day out at one of the UK’s largest zoos and Martin Mere Wetland Centre to explore their wild wetlands. 


Take the kids on an adventure with a whole range of activities in Liverpool. The Land Rover Experience offers 11-17 year olds the opportunity to find out how exciting off-road driving really is. Whilst over at Otterspool Adventure, younger children will have a great day out in their adventure playcentre. 

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 it’s history.


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. 

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. 


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 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 to catch their giant inflatable art works. 


There are lots of family friendly restaurants to take the kids for something to eat this half term. Yard and Coop at Liverpool ONE is the home of buttermilk fried chicken and this half term, kids get to eat free with every adult meal ordered from 12-6pm!

You can also take a trip to Smoke & Dough for American-Italian dishes, Moose Coffee for the biggest fluffy pancakes around or Smuggler’s Cove for dinner inside a pirate inspired venue at the Royal Albert Dock. 

You can find some more ideas on places to eat in our Child Friendly Places to Eat blog. 


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.  

For more ideas on green spaces to explore in the Liverpool City Region, take a look at our blog here. 

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Liverpool Cathedral
Inside the cathedral showing the impressive vaulted ceilings and stained glass windows

Liverpool Anglican Cathedral is Britain's biggest Cathedral and the 5th largest in Europe

Museum of Liverpool
Museum of Liverpool's 'Window with a View' Winner. A huge glass window that looks out across the Pier Head. On the wall next to the window is a life-s

The Museum of Liverpool has now opened following the lockdown period. The Museum of Liverpool is the world’s first national museum devoted to the history of a regional city and the largest newly-built national museum in Britain for more than a century.

World Museum
Entrance to the World Museum from above featuring yellow, red, green and blue hanging banners and a giant skeleton of a flying type dinosaur.

From the sea to the stars, a visit to World Museum reveals millions of years of the Earth’s history through thousands of exhibits and hands-on activities.

International Slavery Museum
The exterior of the warehouse building that the Slavery Museum is located inside.

The International Slavery Museum is located within Liverpool's Albert Dock, inside the Maritime Museum building.

Maritime Museum
The exterior of the warehouse buildings that the Merseyside Maritime Museum is inside. Outside the museum within the wet dock is a traditional tall sh

Submerge yourself in Liverpool’s historic seafaring past at the Maritime Museum.

Walker Art Gallery
Sculptures within the Walker Art Gallery.

The Walker Art Gallery holds a stunning collection of paintings, sculpture and decorative arts spanning over six hundred years. Home to outstanding works by Rubens, Rembrandt, Poussin and Gainsborough, the Walker is also one of the finest art galleries in Europe.

Arts Centre
Front entrance to FACT with an orange door, grey brickwork and a large LED screen on the front of the building.

FACT Liverpool could be described as a hidden gem with its tucked away location in the historic Ropewalks Quarter of Liverpool, just a few steps from Liverpool's famous Bold Street.

Tate Liverpool
Ugo Rondinone Liverpool Mountain 2018 - a stack of rainbow coloured boulders next to the TATE warehouse building.

Welcome to the home of British and international modern and contemporary art in the North; Tate Liverpool. Aren’t we lucky?

Open Eye Gallery
Outside black and white photo of the Open Eye Gallery.

Open Eye Gallery is an independent not-for-profit photography gallery located on Mann Island at the heart of the Liverpool Waterfront – next to the Museum of Liverpool, Tate Liverpool and Albert Dock.

The Bluecoat
Arts Centre
The outside of Bluecoat with their colourful platform in the right hand corner.

A Grade I listed, 300 year old building in the heart of Liverpool’s city centre, Bluecoat offers a year-round programme of visual art, literature, music, dance and family activities.

The Beatles Story
A mock up Cavern Club stage. The middle of the stage features the iconic 'The Beatles' bass drum and 3 guitars.

The award-winning ‘The Beatles Story’ is the world's largest permanent exhibition purely devoted to telling the story of The Beatles’ rise to fame.

Liverpool Beatles Museum
Two people are walking down a stairway which has lots of Beatles related prints and posters on the wall and guitars.

The Grade 2 listed building that houses this breath-taking collection of over 1000 items is situated in the heart of Liverpool on the world-famous Mathew Street only yards away from the Cavern Club.

Beatles Magical Mystery Tour
Bus/Coach Tour
A yellow and blue coach with 'Magical Mystery Tour' in rainbow letters. The coach is parked up on a sunny day by the quayside of Albert Dock.

See the sights and sounds of Beatles Liverpool on the Magical Mystery Tour, with entertaining commentary and music.

Strawberry Field
Historic Site
The Red Strawberry Field Gates and gate posts looking through towards the modern centre and lush gardens.

Strawberry Field is a space to explore, unwind and dream in the place, which inspired one of the 20th century’s greatest songwriters.

Western Approaches HQ
Western Approaches HQ

Explore the amazing secret World War II underground Headquarters an intricate labyrinth of rooms, once a top-secret nerve centre in 1940s wartime Britain.

Liverpool Football Club
Sports Ground/Stadium
Two people walking down the Liverpool tunnel.

See the player’s dressing room, press room, This Is Anfield sign, tunnel, pitch, manager’s dugout and the Kop – plus much more.

Knowsley Safari
Safari Park
A child looks through glass tunnel and puts their hands up to a tiger

Where rhino stomp and lions roar, the safari by the city, and so much more. Knowsley Safari is open for online bookings only - All visitors, including members and those with gift tickets need to pick a time slot and book your slot online.

Chester Zoo
Animal Collection
A lion walking through long green grass.

Chester Zoo is home to over 20,000 ENDANGERED and unusual animals based in beautiful, award-winning zoological gardens. With over 500 different animal species in our 125 acres, you’re sure to have great day out full of ADVENTURE - discovering and learning more about our INCREDIBLE animals and plants.