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.


HEAD TO A BRAND NEW FOOD & DRINK FESTIVAL 


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. 


DISCOVER A LIVERPOOL ATTRACTION


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!


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! 

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


SEE THE ANIMALS


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. 


GO ON AN ADVENTURE


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.


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. 

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. 


VISIT A MUSEUM


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. 


EXPLORE 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 to catch their giant inflatable art works. 


ENJOY SOMETHING TO EAT


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. 


GET SOME FRESH AIR


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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