February half term Liverpool 2022: fun things to do with kids near me during the school holidays

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The half-term is looming, so we’ve got a great list of things to do in and around Liverpool to help relieve family stress.

Here are ten of the best events to get the family involved in across the region this half-term.

Bedknobs and Broomsticks - Liverpool Empire

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What is it?

An adaptation of a Disney classic: three orphans evacuated from wartime London find themselves in the care of the mysterious Eglantine Price, played by the West End’s Dianne Pilkington, and soon find themselves joining forces in search of a secret spell that will defeat the enemy once and for all.

When is it?

From Tuesday 22nd to Saturday the 26th February.

Price: Tickets available from £13.00

Find it:Liverpool Empire theatre, Lime St, Liverpool L1 1JE

Little Liverpool - Liverpool Museum

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Little Liverpool - Liverpool Museum. Image: Liverpool Museum/Dave Jones | Liverpool Museum/Dave Jones

What is it?

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A hands-on fantasy world for children under the age of six to join in fun activities and introduce themselves to the Museum of Liverpool.

When is it?

A permanent display with each session lasting around thirty minutes, starting at 10.15am, 11am, 11.45am, 1.15pm, 2pm, and 2.45pm.

Price: Free entry

Find it: Pier Head, Liverpool L3 1DG

Space, the Universe and Everything - Liverpool Cathedral

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What is it?

An immersive experience to send you deep into Space, the Universe and Everything at Liverpool Cathedral. Bespoke music will accompany spectacular projections highlighting the awe-inspiring building, created by the artistic collaboration that created Angel Wings.

When is it?

From Friday 18 February to Sunday 27 February.

Price: From £0.00 - £25.00

Find it: Liverpool Cathedral, St James Mt, Liverpool L1 7AZ

OK! CHERUB! - Bluecoats

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What is it?

Three giant inflatable sculptures (a giant arm, a yellow worm, and frogspawn) will be bringing joy to the Bluecoat’s famous courtyard, created by artist Bruce Asbestos. Each represent a different aspect of positive mental health and all are bright enough to blow away those winter blues.

When is it?

Friday 18 February to Sunday 5 June.

Price: Free

Find it: The Bluecoat, 8 School Ln, Liverpool L1 3BX.

Free Bucket of Golf Balls - Bootle Golf Course Driving Range

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Sefton Council are offering a bucket of free golf balls for any aged child under-16 accompanied by a paying adult at the recently opened Bootle Golf Course driving range to introduce young-ones to the game.

When is it?

Offer available between 9am and 3pm from Sunday 13 February to Sunday 20 February.

Price: Free bucket of balls for under-16s, £6 for 100 balls or £4 for 50.

Find it: Bootle Golf Course, Dunnings Bridge Rd, Litherland, Bootle, L30 2PP

Family Workshop - Victoria Gallery & Museum

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Jamaican artist-in-residence, Desanna Watson, will be leading two workshops teaching you to create wonderful artworks using maps and fabric inspired by her own practice. There will also be the exhibition ‘Jamaica Making’ for those looking to expand their visit.

When is it?

At 11am and 2.30pm on Wednesday 23 February

Price: Free

Find it: Victoria Gallery & Museum, Ashton St, Liverpool, L69 3DR.

Liverpool International Jazz Festival

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Nigeria-born saxophonist Camilla George at the Liverpool International Jazz Festival. Image: Press Release | Press Release

What is it?

Back after a COVID-forced hiatus, this year’s festival returns with an eclectic mix of performers and talents and organisers are calling it ‘the most multicultural year the event has ever seen’.

When is it?

Tuesday 22 February to Friday 25 February.

Price: Individual gigs are £15; a full weekend pass is £50.

Find it: Creative Campus, Liverpool Hope University, Shaw St, Liverpool L6 1HP.

Get Up and Glow - World Museum

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Discover the world of bioluminescence at the World Museum aquarium and create your own glow in the dark creature to take home with you.

When is it?

Saturday 19 February to Friday 25 February. From 11am to 3.30pm.

Price: Free

Find it: World Museum, William Brown St, Liverpool, UK, L3 8EN.

Lego Big Build - Walker Art Gallery

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What is it?

Help workshop leader and winner of Channel 4’s ‘Legomasters’ Steve Guinness build a mosaic to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee. Not suitable for kids under three years of age.

When is it?

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At 10am to 12pm and 1pm to 4pm on Thursday 24 February and Friday 25 February.

Price: Free

Find it: Walker Art Gallery, William Brown St, Liverpool L3 8EL.

Fresh Perspectives - Lady Lever Art Gallery

Students from Wirral Grammar School for Girls at Lady Lever Art Gallery. Image: Robin Clewley courtesy of National Museums LiverpoolStudents from Wirral Grammar School for Girls at Lady Lever Art Gallery. Image: Robin Clewley courtesy of National Museums Liverpool
Students from Wirral Grammar School for Girls at Lady Lever Art Gallery. Image: Robin Clewley courtesy of National Museums Liverpool | Students from Wirral Grammar School for Girls at Lady Lever Art Gallery. Image: Robin Clewley courtesy of National Museums Liverpool

What is it?

The biannual showcase of inspiring artworks created by the students of the Wirral’s secondary schools returns for the fifth time to celebrate and encourage their artistic talent once more.

When is it?

Running from Friday 28 January to Sunday 20 March, open 10am to 4pm Tuesday to Sunday.

Price: Free

Find it: Lady Lever Art Gallery, Village, Lower Rd, Port Sunlight, Bebington, Wirral, CH62 5EQ

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