7 things to do with kids in Liverpool during 2021 summer holidays - from climbing to exploring outer space

Keep the kids entertained through the summer holidays

The Mersey Ferry with Liverpool skyline in the background. (Pic: Getty)The Mersey Ferry with Liverpool skyline in the background. (Pic: Getty)
The Mersey Ferry with Liverpool skyline in the background. (Pic: Getty)

Families visiting Liverpool won’t be short of things to do - no matter what the weather!

With such a variety of activities, from The Beatles tours to a handful of top museums, there’s plenty to keep little ones, children and teenagers entertained.

Liverpool’s vibrant culture and friendly nature is guaranteed to put smiles on the faces of any day tripper, in a city bursting with memorable experiences.

Here’s a guide to 7 things to do with your kids in Liverpool during the summer holidays.

Tate Liverpool

Royal Albert Dock Liverpool, Liverpool, L3 4BB

It might not be the first place that comes to mind when thinking about activities for the kids, but within this modern art museum there are plenty of things to do.

The museum has put together lots of free activities from making a soundscape, mud paintings, funky plant pots, cool kaleidoscopes and more.

There are games like ‘which art animal are you’ and ‘spot the difference’, as well as quizzes and trails to keep kids entertained if the weather turns.

All helping to inspire, create, have fun with art and bring out their inner artist.

Open from Tuesday to Sunday from 10am-5.50pm. Timed tickets are required for all visitors.

Visit the website for more information.

Mersey Ferry Explorer Cruise

Pier Head, Georges Parade, Liverpool, L3 1DR

Billed as ‘Liverpool’s ultimate sightseeing experience’, where better to start your day out in Liverpool than on the water on the Mersey Ferry?

Take in the best views of Liverpool along the riverside, guided by expert commentary throughout the 50-minute trip, of the city’s skyline and rich heritage.

Liverpool has many stories to tell so sit back, relax and learn about the city’s fascinating history as you pass the Docker’s Clock, Birkenhead Town Hall and Royal Albert Dock.

The River Explorer Cruise lasts around 50 minutes, with cruises departing hourly between 10am-4pm.

Visit the website for more information.

Croxteth Hall and Country Park

Muirhead Avenue East, Liverpool, L11 1EH

A popular country estate with impressive hall and grounds which includes a Victorian walled garden, woodland walks and a working farm.

There is plenty of space in the 500-acre country park for picnics and activities, as well as a children’s adventure play area next to the main hall.

The green gym is also a great way for children of all ages to try some outdoor exercise and let off some steam while out in the fresh air.

With a miniature railway, orienteering trail and an on-site cafe, it makes for an ideal escape from the hustle and bustle of modern day life.

Inner park around hall open daily from 7am-7pm (April-October) and outer park including car park open daily from 7am-8pm (April to October).

Visit the website for more information.

Spring City

Units 1 & 2 Glacier Buildings, Harrington Road, Brunswick Business Park, L3 4BH (For Sat Nav: L3 4ED)

Liverpool’s first ever trampoline park is sure to get your kids bouncing for joy.

The park is home to almost 100 trampolines, basketball nets, dodgeball courts and a large café offering delicious food and drink.

It’s a place to party, celebrate or even get fit whilst having fun, with the trampolines suitable for children from the age of 4 upwards.

Situated in the Brunswick Docks, there is also a soft play area for the younger tots - so plenty on offer for kids to expand their endless energy.

Open daily from 10am-5pm through the summer holidays.

Visit the website for more information.

The Climbing Hangar

6 Birchall St, Liverpool, L20 8PD

The Tokyo 2020 Olympics saw athletes take on a climbing wall as they reached out for gold for the first time at any Olympic Games.

So if your little ones have been inspired by what they’ve seen on TV then The Climbing Hangar, offering indoor climbing for kids, could be for them.

Let them climb the walls - a lot better than climbing your own at home - in a safe and secure environment which promotes active bodies and minds.

Climbing also gives kids the benefit of making new friends with a shared interest, problem solving, building confidence and independence.

Open from 6.30am-10pm Monday to Friday and 9am-8pm on Saturday and Sunday.

Visit the website for more information.

World Museum

William Brown St, Liverpool, L3 8EN

Discover treasures from around the world, explore outer space and meet live creatures among other adventures at the World Museum in Liverpool.

This museum is the perfect place to take your kids with so much choice there is something for everyone to get their minds engaged and excited.

There’s an aquarium, planetarium, bug house, ancient Egypt gallery and an interactive exhibition ‘AI: More Than Human’ which runs until the end of October.

Entry is free though there is an admission fee for some special exhibitions.

Opens Tuesday to Sunday from 10am-6pm.

Visit the website for more information.

Beatles Magical Mystery Tour

Anchor Courtyard, 32 Gower St, Liverpool, L3 4AS

Learn all about the fab four in this colourful magical mystery tour bus guide looking into the fascinating world of The Beatles.

The bus will take you around all the key landmarks associated with John, Paul, George and Ringo as they grew up and formed the band.

This two-hour tour starts at the Albert Dock and takes in The Beatles’ childhood homes, schools, colleges as well as Penny Lane and Strawberry Field.

Open daily from 9.30am-4.30pm.

Visit the website for more information.

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