5 things you must do before you go back to school

5 things you must do before you go back to school

It’s nearly time for the new school year, but there’s plenty of fun to be squeezed out of the last weekend of freedom (before Half Term, anyway)! Follow our 5 tips below for last-minute fun before summer’s over.

There’s an old saying: “you can never have too much stationery.” Especially at Smiggle, where the collections are this cute! It’s the final call to get your back-to-school goodies before the new term starts – bonus playground points if it’s smelly.

Smiggle stationery


Set sail on the final voyage at Storybarn at Treasure Island this weekend, finding hidden clues as you set sail across the ocean and beyond. Little ones will experience a swashbuckling adventure with live storytelling and imaginative play – perfect to inspire their love for reading before schooltime.

Child with skeleton The Reader Treasure Island


Have you been to our Summer Circus Camp yet? Wow your friends by learning some last-minute juggling, plate spinning and ribbon skills – the free lessons are up on Chavasse Park every day until 2 September. No need to book, just turn up on the day.

Circus camp with instructor


With all that back to school shopping, when tummies are rumbling you’ll need something quick to grab on-the-go. Brand new Auntie Anne’s pretzels are mouth-wateringly soft and salty – we dare you to walk down Wall Street without being enticed by the smells of fresh baking!

Auntie Anne's close up of pretzels


Get those brain cells active again before school starts with Today at Apple’s free inspiring learning programmes, happening every day in the Apple Store. Over the weekend, Kid’s Hour will teach them how to create music with GarageBand, learn coding with the Sphero Maze Challenge and even make their own movies! Head to the Liverpool store page on the Apple website to book in.

Apple store interior with customers


Dashing into town for some last-minute back to school bits? Pre-book your parking for savings of up to 40%.

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