By Radka Hostašová
Half term is here already and as spring is still not in sight the options for outdoor adventures are quite limited. However, we are bringing a few tips for exciting activities in Liverpool to entertain children during the two-week break.
From a variety of museums, cinemas and concert halls, to art hubs and creative workshops, the possibilities of spending leisure time exploring the cultural field are endless. Plus these activities are perfect for the whole family.
Discovery Zone At The Beatles Story
Every weekend, The Beatles Story opens its Discovery Zone to introduce younger audiences to the musical heritage of one of the most famous bands in the world. By using different interactive sources including screens, musical instruments and karaoke, children can playfully learn about the band and taste the feeling of being a musician.
On the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the song ‘Love Me Do’, The Beatles Story has also prepared a special Valentine’s weekend program, where children can craft a paper heart while listening to all the love-related recordings by The Beatles.
Potterspool at Otterspool Adventure Park
Otterspool Adventure Park invites all the little ones for a magical tour around Hogwarts. During their Potterspool event complete with wizards, spells, and illusions, children can participate in a Potterspool Parade, take a ride in a flying car with Ron Weasley or visit the famous Platform 9¾. The day culminates with a performance in the Great Show Hall.
Throughout the event, families will be provided with a range of thematic refreshments including Bertie Botts, chocolate frogs, and many more. Potterspool runs every day from the 19th to the 27th of February, and booking your tickets is required prior to the event.
National Museums Liverpool
If you choose to spend a day exploring new things, World Museum Liverpool presents a number of exhibitions to accommodate the whole family. For example, the World Museum Liverpool hosts a permanent display of of critters at their Bug House, where from very close up, visitors can observe real tarantulas, scorpions, or caterpillars. However, if this sounds too creepy, you can visit the live Aquarium, or discover the beginning of life on Earth at the Dinosaur exhibition. you can even visit the wonderful Planetarium.
To complete the expedition, you can get a treat from the café situated on the ground floor of the museum, visit a shop selling plentiful gifts and merchandising, or have a rest in the picnic area on the upper floor.
Moreover, the Museum of Liverpool located at the Pier Head offers a programme called Little Liverpool for young children under age 6. During the 30 minute session running each day, young participants will experience the world’s heritage through interactive activities, games, and crafty tasks.
Drama Weeks In Everyman & Playhouse
And finally, Everyman & Playhouse Theatres has scheduled Drama Weeks – classes full of games, improvisation, and storytelling. One-week courses are spread in daily sessions running from 10am to 4pm. Each week carries different topics and ideas, however, every course is concluded with a Friday afternoon performance for parents. Drama Weeks are a great way to develop children’s creativity and teach them the basics of drama skills. Bookings for the course are now open, and you can pick the dates and times that suit you the best.
You can discover hundreds of events happening in Liverpool and across the Liverpool City Region in our What’s On section.