A city break with the kids is always a good idea, to teach them about history and culture in different parts of the UK. But what to do when the purse strings are tied? We can help you navigate the city as some of the best things in Liverpool are free.
Here are 10 top activities for you and the family that won’t break the bank;
1. Take The Nature Trail challenge round Chavasse Park
Enjoy exploring the nature a city can offer with some bug and plant spotting fun! Pick up a free map and leaflet from the information centre at Liverpool One, to begin your nature trail and hand it back once completed to collect your Nature Trail Sticker. A fun and free day in the sun for all the family.
2. A visit to the Little Liverpool Gallery at the Museum of Liverpool
Full of activities that are fun and educational, all related to Liverpool cities goings on. Kids can fish for marine creatures, and rubbish!! In a recreation of the River Mersey. They can discover and improve their alphabet skills from the interactive dock wall feature, explaining each letter using a dock related feature. A 30 minute free of charge session, accessed by collecting a ticket from the main desk on arrival. Located on Liverpool’s famed waterfront.
3. A walk along Liverpool’s Albert Dock
Stroll along the historical water front and Albert dock, take in the sights of ships and boats moored up for visits. See if the kids can spot any jelly fish near the edges. During the sunnier months there are various activities afoot, including visits from Pirates!!! Plenty to teach the children on route about the Maritime history of Liverpool.
4. Pop into the Merseyside Maritime Museum
Pop into the Merseyside Maritime Museum and get a first-hand view at what life is and was like on the open sea. A learning experience as much as it is fun, activities that involve a hands on approach to subjects like smuggling and customs. Several free trails are available to keep the little cogs turning in your children’s minds and various activities are rolled out throughout the year.
5. Entertain the masses – musically or in comedic style
Does your little one have a hidden talent? would you love to recreate that scene in the Tom Hank’s Movie Big, where the crowds gather to watch the musical styling of the floor piano? Well go no further than the city centre, you will find a piano out in the open air set and ready to have its keys tickled. Display your talents or just play your rendition of chopsticks for the city to hear, either way there is no end of fun to be had when your little ones can make a racket.
6. Family fun time PING PONG tournament
Does your family have a competitive streak? There is no better way to unleash your abilities than on the free-to-play PING PONG tables at Liverpool One. Get cheered on by passers-by, bring your sweatbands along and thrash it out in public. Grab your paddle and PONG balls from Utility and your away.
7. Explore infinity and beyond from The World Museum Liverpool
Take the kids to explore the universe and all it has to offer under one roof at the The World Museum of Liverpool. From the Aquarium to the Bug house, whatever your little animal’s favourite may be, let them go and get up close and personal with interactive shows and displays. With an ever-changing exhibition line up The World Museum of Liverpool will keep you and your little ones entertained come rain or shine.
8. Expand your art knowledge at The Walker Art Gallery
Whilst you take in works by the likes of Holbein and Rueben, the kids can enjoy the Big Art for Little Artists feature. Here your family can enjoy dressing up as characters from Walkers paintings, play with and create their own puppets, and head to the mood room to discover how sounds can relate to colour. The gallery displays a variety of past and present pieces, from sculptures and paitings, to fashion and crafts from times gone by. You can add to your worldly art knowledge, and your little ones can begin to develop their own artisitic flare.
9. Take a tour of St. Georges Hall
An iconic part of Liverpool’s history and architecture, St Georges Hall is a must see for any visit to Liverpool. The main concert hall holds glittering chandeliers and gold leaf furnishings, adding to the grandeur of its lofty ceilings. A busy events calendar will allow you and your family to tailor your tour, so that you can enjoy one of the many exhibitions, tours and talks that go on throughout the year.
10. Join in the Creativity at Bluecoat Liverpool’s Centre for the Contemporary Arts
Home to Liverpool’s creative community, Bluecoat Liverpool’s Centre for the Contemporary Arts, offers a creative environment for local and visiting artists to share work with Liverpool City. As well as being located in an architecturally stunning building, and offering a fabulous outdoor area, the centre invites people of all ages to partake in the creative activities on offer. There are various happenings taking place on a daily basis, encouraging participation from the public, such as the Explore programme running every Saturday. A great way to engage minds of the young and the old, pinching those pennies at the same time.
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