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Things to Do in Liverpool with Kids

Known as the home of the Beatles, one of the country's most iconic music acts, as well as for its football and vast history and culture, few places are as exciting as Liverpool. There are plenty of fun activities to get up to with the whole family here, all of which are suitable for a broad range of ages. So with that in mind, below are our top picks for fun activities for children in Liverpool.
World Museum

The World Museum is one of Liverpool’s oldest museums and galleries, offering diverse collections from around the globe, including Ancient Egypt, as well as outer-space exhibits and a Planetarium. Entry is free, and you can even view live creatures within the museum’s aquarium, which is home to a variety of animals including Hermit Crabs. The World Museum is undoubtedly one of the most fun activities to do in Liverpool, serving as a treasure trove of knowledge and wonder. 

Sefton Park

Sefton Park is a gorgeous 200-acre green escape in Liverpool that is deeply cherished by the locals here. While visiting the park, you and your kids can enjoy a leisurely boat ride on the lake, admire the replica statues of Peter Pan and Eros and finish up by grabbing a bite to eat at the café. The park is also home to the iconic Palm House, where lush flora and community events come together – including music and dance performances – providing plenty of entertainment for the whole family.

Liverpool Philharmonic

If you want to open your children up to the possibilities of music, Liverpool Philharmonic is the perfect venue in Liverpool to visit. With around 60 annual orchestral events, along with a variety of classical, contemporary and popular music festivals, there’s something for everyone of all ages to enjoy here. You will also have the opportunity to attend a number of Family Concerts which are ideal for children aged 4-10, in addition to musical workshops that provide hands-on experience for smaller kids.

Quirky Quarter

Without a doubt, Quirky Quarter should also be at the top of anyone’s list of fun things to do with kids in Liverpool, offering a range of brain-stimulating activities – from puzzling challenges to photo opportunities and unique experiences like upside-down rooms and mirror mazes. You can even enjoy a virtual haircut or try to reach through a never-ending fridge, promising an hour or two of fun and laughter.

British Music Experience

Visitors at the British Music Experience are given the opportunity to dive into the history of music in the UK. While here, you can explore the rise and influence of modern icons such as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, David Bowie and even Adele. The museum features galleries, interactive zones, audio-visual experiences and hologram performances. You can also learn to play instruments in the Gibson Brands Interactive Studio or travel through different musical eras in the Dance the Decades space.

Imagine That

Finally, Imagine That is a children’s play centre that emphasises the art and science of play. It is primarily targeted at children rather than the whole family, and features four distinct zones of imagination and exploration. While here, children can pretend to work in salons, vet rescues and American Diners within the Imagination Village, or unleash their creativity in the arts area. This is perfect for smaller kids, as it provides a safe and stimulating environment where children can learn and have fun simultaneously.

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While exploring Liverpool’s attractions with your family, it’s important to remember that there are vulnerable children and young people in the area who would love the opportunity to also visit these spectacular places. By considering fostering, you can provide them with love and stability, incorporating them into your family and embarking on memorable adventures together. If you’re interested, you can learn more about fostering in Liverpool and fill out an enquiry form today.


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