18 Ways to Entertain the Kids This Half Term

It’s half term and you’re already struggling to think of ways to keep the kids happy. Don’t worry, we’ve thought of more than a few fun activities and events that are perfect for keeping the little ones entertained.

From a unique afternoon tea to fun arts and crafts afternoons, a dog show and a family friendly beach walk, Liverpool is the perfect place to enjoy a half term holiday.

Superhero Afternoon Tea

superhero afternoon tea

This half term, treat the kids to an afternoon tea with a fun twist.

On the 7th April, The Shankly Hotel are hosting a special Superhero Afternoon Tea where little ones can enjoy tasty sandwiches and sweet treats whilst meeting some of their favourite characters.

To find out more and book tickets for this super event, call the events team on 0151 305 5101 or click here.

Try and Find All of the Lambananas

Museum of Liverpool

The first Lambanana was created by a Japanese artist to symbolise the dangers of genetic modification.

Later when local Liverpool artists adopted the design, connections were made to Liverpool’s maritime past as popular cargo brought through the cities ports was made up mostly of sheep and bananas.

Ten years ago, for Capital of Culture, 125 individual Lambananas were made and dotted around the city each sponsored by local businesses and designed by community members.

See how many you and the family can find during your half term holiday.

Marvel at The Feast of Fire

Based on the North West European tradition of lighting bonfires over Easter, the Feast of Fire promises to set imaginations alight with an atmospheric feast for the senses.

Perfect for entertaining the kids, visitors can expect fire-fulled scultural installations, live performances, delicious flaming food and drink, plus some amazing dances.

This amazing festival will be taking place over the Easter weekend in St John’s Gardens.

Enjoy the Formby Squirrel Walk

One of the best things to do around Liverpool during half term is take a trip to the beautiful woodlands surrounding Formby and discover the Red Squirrel Walk.

​You can follow this well signposted trail and look out for the growing population of red squirrels foraging. This walk usually takes around an hour, but if you’d prefer to extend it, there are plenty of routes that will take you further afield.

Don’t forget to climb up the dunes for superb views over Liverpool Bay, Snowdonia and the Lake District.

Watch Some Theatre

If you fancy making this half term an all-singing, all-dancing affair, this is the perfect way to do so.

One of the UK’s favourite productions, Wicked transports audiences to the stunningly re-imagined world of Oz in a breathtaking magical spectacle.

Wicked tells the untold story of an unlikely, but profound friendship between two young women who first meet as sorcery students.Their extraordinary adventures on Oz will ultimately see them fulfil their destinies as Glinda The Good and the Wicked Witch of the West.

Arts and Crafts Afternoons

Lots of the Museums are hosting fun, family friendly arts and crafts afternoons over the half term holiday.

The Merseyside Maritime Museum are putting on an Easter rummage, where you and your family can embark on a search of the ship and keep an eye out for signs of smuggling!

If that wasn’t enough, the Walker Art Gallery are also inviting children to a fantastic Easter Arts and Craft afternoon, where youngsters will have the chance to get creative and make some Easter themed gifts.

Attend the Easter Break Prototype Camp

A three day camp that offers young people a range of digital and creative skills, the Easter Break Prototype Camp is a fun creative workshop that will have your kid’s brains bursting with new knowledge.

At the camp, they will learn about designing and prototyping, while creating a game in which you can play as anything, inspired by David Reilley’s game Everything.

The perfect way to keep little ones entertained this half term.

Go on an Easter Egg Hunt

This half term, Speke Hall are hosting an amazing Cadbury Egg Hunt in the stunning gardens and estate grounds.

You and the family can explore the ancient woodlands and look for clues, discover the first spring blooms and enjoy an awesome adventure together.

After the hunt is finished, each child will also receive a delicious Cadbury’s reward!

Tuck into Some Fish and Chips on Albert Dock

Docklands Fish and Chips

Why not take the kids to Albert Dock and enjoy some delicious fish and chips?

One of the tastiest chippies in Liverpool, Docklands Fish and Chips is in the perfect place to eat a seaside favourite as you look out over the beautiful Mersey.

Visit the Trampoline Park

The perfect fun family day out in Liverpool, Spring City is sure to tire out the little ones.

Watch them bounce for joy and climb over obstacles in this fantastic park. They can learn tricks, make new friends and enjoy hours of excitement.

Meet Some Fluffy Friends at Dogmania

Dogmania

If you and your family are mad about dogs, Dogmania is the perfect event for you!

Taking place at the Echo Arena, this dog show brings together puppies and pooches from all breeds for competitions, demonstrations, pet advice, photo shoots, grooming and much more.

Bring your dog along to meet experts and get advice on all areas of dog ownership as well as meeting working dogs from Merseyside Fire & Rescue and Merseyside Police, who will be on hand to explain all of the hard work the dogs put in every day.

Looking for some dog friendly bars and restaurants? Check out our guide to the best Liverpool venues for four-legged friends.

Explore Sefton Park

If the weather’s nice, take the kid to Sefton Park and explore some of the hidden pathways, flower gardens and of course the impressive Palm House.

There are plenty of play parks, obstacle courses and a cafe, that are sure to keep them entertained for hours!

Get a Cheesecake Easter Egg from Treaty Pie

If they’ve been good all day, treat them to the ultimate Easter egg from Treaty Pie.

Their cheesecake Easter eggs have gone viral in the past few weeks and once you catch a glimpse of it, you’ll see why.

You can choose between two different cheesecake flavours, Kinder Nutella cheesecake or Cadbury’s Caramel. Both look amazing!

Visit Rice Lane City Farm

Boasting 24 acres of beautiful countryside and a range of animals, from pigs, red cattle, sheep, goats and ponies, Rice Lane Farm is the perfect family day out.

You and the kids can learn all about animal husbandry, farm skills and crafts at this unique farming experience within the city of Liverpool.

Meet farmyard favourites in the petting area, explore the nature trail and run wild on the adventure playground.

Check out The Climbing Hangar

If your kids are constantly climbing up the furniture and getting stuck up trees, take them to Liverpool’s best climbing wall in the Climbing Hangar.

They offer kids climbing classes that provide formal and fun skills development for children between 4 and 17 years old of all abilities.

All sessions are run by qualified coaches and will help build their confidence and learn how to scale a wall safely.

Ferry ‘Cross the Mersey

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One of the best ways to keep the kids entertained is by taking a journey on the ferry across the Mersey.

See Liverpool’s most iconic sights from the water itself as you climb aboard the River Explorer Cruise and enjoy a 50-minute journey along the riverside.

Guided by expert commentary throughout the trip, the River Explorer Cruise offers stunning views of Liverpool’s famous skyline with a captivating and rich description of the culture and history behind it.

Watch the New Peter Rabbit Film

If the weather isn’t very nice, why not take them to the cinema to see a family favourite?

The new Peter Rabbit film features a huge collection of famous actors including James Corden, Rose Byrne, Daisy Ridley and Margot Robbie.

This remake of the classic children’s book is sure to be a hit with kids.

Go to a Kids Comedy Club

This half term, the Bluecoat are hosting a hilarious comedy club that is made for little ones.

A feel-good afternoon of silliness, this unmissable event features some of Liverpool’s very best character comedians. Offering a mix of jokes, sketches, quizzes and hilarious mayhem, it’s sure to keep them entertained.

Held in one of Liverpool’s most historic and beautiful buildings, what better way to enjoy a mix of culture and entertainment?

Stay With Signature

family stays

Make the most of half term with the kids and book a stay with Signature Living.

Our hotels cater for large groups and are the perfect destination for family stays. There’s no need to split up into different rooms, our unique suites sleep up to 8 people in luxurious group accommodation with ensuite bathrooms, TVs and ultra-comfortable beds.

The ideal way to celebrate the Easter break, visit Liverpool and have an unforgettable holiday.

If you’d like to book one of our family rooms, get in touch with our friendly team today. We look forward to seeing you soon. 

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