Things to do with the kids this summer in Liverpool

Things to do with the kids this summer in Liverpool

Tuesday 20 August 2019

Parents and grandparents rejoice - Liverpool is the place to be if you’re looking for things to do in the summer holidays.

The city is buzzing with fun, exciting and entertaining events, and there’s plenty for you and your little ones to get stuck into, meaning you can spend quality family time together until the next school year rolls around.

So, if you’re looking for summer holiday ideas and inspiration for your next day out, keep reading.


Step up to the challenge at Summer of Champions

 Summer of Champions challenges you to put your skills to the test. Consisting of a number of fun sporting events in Liverpool ONE, kids have the chance to get involved in free activities that the whole family can enjoy.

Until Sunday 1 September, Chavasse Park is host to a variety of sport sessions and outdoor activities for kids and adults alike, from yoga, hockey and cricket to badminton, circuit training and obstacle courses. Your youngsters will be able to pick up tips and tricks from experts such as coaches from Liverpool John Moores University.

If you know a pint-sized football fanatic, make sure you check out Hexagol – a self-enclosed interactive arena where budding footie stars can practise their ball skills. The arena features illuminated targets and innovative tracking technology designed to improve speed, passing, energy and accuracy.

Has your brood stepped up to the challenge? No matter how big or small, share their victorious moments using the hashtag #SummerofChampions.

a little boy in a liverpool kit playing tennis


Discover something new at the World Museum

 From blasting off into the depths of outer space, to unearthing dinosaur skeletons from years gone by, to getting up close and (maybe a little too) personal with creepy crawlies, you and your kids can do it all at the World Museum this summer.

Spread over five individually themed floors, the museum offers an impressive range of fascinating displays, exhibitions and collections across a broad selection of subjects. Whether you decide to take a journey through time to uncover the mysteries of Ancient Egypt or embark on an adventure into the star-studded cosmos, there’s plenty for your kids to discover.

To get the most out of your visit, make sure you check out the website for details about upcoming events. Throughout August, the museum is holding various summer activities for kids, including the Wonderful World and Kids Create workshops, which focus on a different topic every week, from the oceans to the stars and everything in between.

Open from 10am to 5pm every day of the week, the World Museum is located on William Brown Street and offers free entry.

World Museum Liverpool


Catch the latest flick at the ODEON Cinema

 Even during the warmer months, you can’t always count on the weather to stay on your side. So, if you find yourself caught up in a typical British downpour while you’re out and about, the ODEON Cinema is waiting for you and your little ones. Plus, if the nose-tingling smell of freshly-made popcorn or the thought of a mouthwatering tub of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream isn’t enough to lure you in, what else will?

This summer, ODEON is showing the latest family-friendly flicks all day, every day. Perhaps your youngsters are eager to see what Woody, Buzz, Bo Peep and the clan are up to in Toy Story 4, or older kids might be intrigued by the live-action remake of The Lion King. For big belly-laughs all round there’s Horrible Histories: The Movie or Angry Birds 2, while Playmobil: The Movie is the perfect viewing for even the smallest of cinema-goers.

You can find the ODEON Cinema on the upper level of Liverpool ONE, at the top of the escalator.

Odeon exterior

Explore what’s on at the Tate Liverpool

Tate Liverpool might seem like the obvious choice for art lovers, but there’s a whole host of fun events taking place during the school holidays to capture every child’s imagination – including The Big Badge Exchange workshop. Taking place over several days throughout August, little artists will be given the opportunity to get creative by designing their own very own badges and printed posters – the perfect memento to stick on your fridge door when you get home.

Tiny gallery-goers can even take part in the Tate’s Rocket Backpack trail. Simply pick up your free backpack brimming with exciting, arty activities from the foyer and let your youngsters explore and roam around the gallery, spotting clues and playing games as they go.

At the gallery, you can find the Clore Learning Centre – a family-friendly space where your children are free to laugh and play while you take a well-deserved break. The Tate also offers baby changing facilities on all three floors, as well as convenient buggy parking on the ground level.

Situated at the Royal Albert Dock, general admission into Tate Liverpool is free.

the front of tate liverpool featuring a circular neon sign


Grab a delicious bite to eat

Exploring the city is bound to work up your appetite, so don’t forget to schedule in time to refuel your brood. The good news is, there are a wide range of restaurants for you to choose from throughout Liverpool ONE, with many offering delicious menus and amazing deals for kids this summer.

Your little ones can tuck into tasty treats at places such as Barburrito, Las Iguanas and Yo! Sushi for free, while eateries including Pizza Hut, TGI Fridays, GBK, Byron and Cosy Club are currently offering affordable, lip-smackingly good dishes that are guaranteed to satisfy rumbling tummies.

To avoid the disappointment of not being able to grab a table at your favourite restaurant, make sure you’re ahead of the game and book a reservation in advance.

 With so much going on in Liverpool this summer, you won’t struggle to organise the ultimate day out that both you and your kids will enjoy.

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