12 ways to keep the kids happy during the summer holidays in Liverpool

School’s officially out for summer here in Merseyside and we’re lining up tonnes of family friendly fun to keep you and the kids occupied.

Whether you’re looking for an action packed day out, an hour of messy play or the perfect spot for a chill in the park, we can help. Given that it’s summer time, we’re bound to suffer a few rain showers too, but fear not, we’ve got rainy day play covered too.

Here’s 12 fun activities to make the summer holidays in Liverpool a bit more fun….

1 – Pier Head Village

The Pier Head Village offers families affordable fairground fun, food and thrills. Open every day and running until September, there’s something for everyone on the waterfront. Click here for more info.

2 – Midsummer Night’s Dream, Enchanted Speke Hall

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A spell has been cast on the grounds of Speke hall! A world of forest fairies and woodland creatures awaits young explorers at Enchanted Speke this summer. Click here for more info and to book.

3 – Kidsfest, Stanley Park

Stanley Park is gearing up to host KidsFest 2017 and its even bigger and better than ever. Click here to find out more.

4 – Cbeebies Live, Southport Flower Show

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CBeebies performers Justin Fletcher and Mr Bloom are bringing family fun to the floral displays at this year’s Southport Flower Show, where kids go free. Click here to find out more.

5 – Paw Patrol Live, Echo Arena

PAW Patrol Live! brings everybody’s favourite pups to the stage for an action-packed, high-energy, musical adventure on 16-17th August. Click here to book your pAwesome tickets.

6 – Kids Art Club, CassArt, Liverpool One

Are your little ones crafty? Take them down to Cass Art (right next to the Bluecoat Centre, School Lane) for a host of art sessions using all manner of paint and crafty bits. Click here to check out session times throughout summer.

7 – Urban Beach, Calderstones Park

Hang on a sec is this Calderstones or Alicante? The Urban Beach has returned to Calderstones Park, who needs to bother booking a flight with this little gem right on our doorstep? Find out more here.

8 – Pirate Festival on the Dock, Albert Dock

The Summer fun doesn’t end there, Pirates and Mermaids (and sea monsters) are invited to take in the swashbuckling fun at Pirate Festival on the Dock in September. Always a great family day out. Click here for more info.

9 – Check out the Little Laboratory at Wigwam Café, Rose Lane

A perfect rainy day activity and one that’s educational as well as really fun, The Little Laboratory takes place at Wigwam Coffee Shop this summer and is aimed at 2-8 year olds. Book your spot here.

10 – Sports Day, Every Day at Chavasse Park, Liverpool One

Lace up and get competitive at Chavasse Park, Liverpool One this summer as Sports Day, Every Day returns. Whoever loses gets the ice cream in! Check out the full line up here.

11 – Football on the Dock, Albert Dock

Little kickers can get a free coaching session from either Everton In the Community or the LFC Foundation this summer as Football on the Dock kicks off on Monday 24th July at the Mermaid Courtyard of Albert Dock. Click here to find out more.

12 – Liverpool Loves, Derby Square

Festival season is in full swing now and Liverpool Loves is gearing up to take over Derby Square and Chavasse Park on 5th-6th August. Bring your little ones for a boogie as our Jay hosts The Guide Liverpool stage with a phenomenal line up of local talent, plus all the usual family fun. Take a look at this year’s planned Liverpool Loves celebrations here.

Are you hosting a fab family event in Merseyside this summer? Tweet us @TheGuideLpool or email us info@theguideliverpool.com and we’ll share the details on our socials.

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