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10 fun ways to keep your toddlers occupied across Merseyside this Spring

If you’re lucky enough to have a bodacious toddler or pre-schooler in your life there’s a whole world of fun to be had right here in Merseyside, while the big kids are in school!

With the fine, Spring weather heading our way, we’ve put together a list of fun activities that you and your little dudes can check out together, in fact bring nan or granddad along too! Why not grab your wellies and scooters and explore the parks, go for a bounce and jump about at Spring City or how about introducing your babies to brand new lambs, chicks and ducklings down on the farm?!

Here’s 10 fun ways to keep your toddlers and pre-schoolers occupied across Merseyside

1 – Coffee, Cake and Playtime!

Ultimate Guide Liverpool

If you have babies or toddlers and just fancy getting out of the house for a coffee, check out the Wigwam Coffee Shop, Rose Lane. With top quality coffee, teas, cake and a varied menu, accompanied by a play space bursting with books and toys to keep your little ones entertained, the Wigwam Coffee Shop is a little gem that mums, Merseyside-over are raving about. Click here to read the reviews for yourself!

2 – Wrap Up and Go Out

October Half Term Stanley Park

Our regions parks offer up a few free hours of fun, which is ideal if Santa dropped off a new bike, scooter or roller blades for your little ones. From Sefton Park, Stanley Park and Birkenhead Park to Calderstones, Croxteth and the Wirral Way, get wrapped up and give the dog a well deserved break from all those pigs in blankets. More about our parks here.

3 – Down on the Farm

We absolutely love a few hours mucking about on the farm, and there’s tonnes of them to choose from across the region. Home Farm at Croxteth Country Park is one of our faves, along with Farmer Teds, Tam O’Shanter and Acorn Venture, wrap up warm, get your wellies and have fun on the farm. We recommend ringing ahead to check opening times this week.

4 – Bounce

Merseyside has a number of trampoline parks for your youngsters to burn off a bit of steam. From toddlers to teenagers (and some even do adults only bounce) there’s a friendly session for everyone. Check out Spring City, Velocity and Oxygen Free jumping for opening times and Christmas holiday deals. Who doesn’t love a free hot chocolate while the kids go nuts?

5 – Blackpool Blow Out

Sea Life Blackpool

A change is as good as a rest they say, so how about blowing away the cobwebs with a trip just up the coast to Blackpool? The Blackpool Tower and it’s attractions offer a whole weekend worth of fun from venturing out onto the see-through platform, SkyWalk, so selfies with the stars at Madame Tussauds and little ones can find their own Dory at the Sealife Centre. All washed down with fish and chips, it makes for a brilliant family day out. Click here to find out more about ticket prices and availability.

6 – Snow Joke

Did you know there’s a huge ski-slope and snowsports centre just down the road in Runcorn? The lack of snow this Winter has been a real let down but that doesn’t mean the kids have to miss out. Head on down to the Runcorn Snowsports Centre for hours of fun on the slope, skiing, snowboarding and tubing for the teenies! Click here to find out more.

7 – Soft Play Saviour

We’ll admit, the easiest way to get an hours peace is to head to any of the tonnes of soft play centres around the region, and let the kids run wild. Our top three are: Bubbles World of Play, New Brighton, Yellow Sub at Brunswick Business Park and Go Kids, Speke. With the weather either blowing a gale or pouring down this is one safe bet that kids of all ages enjoy.

8 – Thoroughly Modern Art

Did you know that nestled in the heart of the historic Albert Dock, Tate Liverpool has a dedicated family space for your little ones to explore? The Clore Learning Unit is awash with technology, books and plenty of space to run about and create their own modern art work. Click here to find out more and see what your little artists can create!

9 – Ship Shape on the Wirral

Toddler Days Out Liverpool

One our fave activities throughout 2016 has been taking the kids for a wander along New Brighton beach to the Black Pearl. The little ones love collecting ‘treasure’ from around the beach, exploring the rock pools and playing with Frisbees, footys and sparklers before heading around to Marine Point for a hot chocolate and some chips to warm through. More free family fun than you can shake a bit of drift wood at. Click here to find out more.

10 – Day at the Museum

National Museums and Galleries Liverpool are open all week long, and with a vast collection of exhibits from mummy xrays to galaxies of stars and you can even find your own Nemo or Dory, all under one roof! Choose from the World Museum, Walker Art Gallery, Lady Lever Gallery, Museum of Liverpool, International Slavery Museum, Sudley House and the Maritime Museum and more, for free family fun. Click here for more details.

Are you running or going to a family friendly event or activity and want to join our line-up? Tweet us @TheGuideLpool or email us info@theguideliverpool.com and we’ll spread the word.

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