The Guide Liverpool October Half Term

Days Out: Even More Ideas for Families this Bank Holiday

If you’re not already exhausted from reading through our Bank Holiday guides……here’s another one for those with kids (and big kids themselves!)

Pokemon Go Biennial Trails
You know that we here at The Guide Liverpool have a soft spot for the latest craze, and this little gem is perfect for your little trainers!

 

Throughout Saturday 27th August FACT will be leading walks through their Biennial exhibition with a mission to catch, log and report all the Pokemon you spot at their sites. Walks will take place at 12pm, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm and are completely free! Find out more here.

 

Arts and Crafts
If your kids love getting on hands on when it comes to creating things, then our wonderful city centre museums are the place to be this weekend with the following events taking place…
The Lady Lever Art Gallery is hosting a drop in craft session this Saturday for little ones aged between 7-12 and it starts at 11am. Ideal if the bank holiday weather is typically damp!
Also on Saturday, at the Merseyside Maritime Museum, between 1 and 4pm there is a Lightship Crafts session and you can join in, creating your own lightship to mark entrance to the Mersey River! This is a great pit stop if youre heading to the Albert Dock for Folk Festival on the Dock. Further details here.

Maritime Museum - The Guide Liverpool
Sculpture Sketching takes place at The Walker Art Gallery on Saturday and Sunday where youngsters can literally drop in, pick up a pencil and sketch away, drawing inspiration from the stunning sculptures and artwork. Check out dedicated children’s exhibition, Big Art here.
To celebrate International Bat Night on 29th August (we had no idea either), you can create your own bat finger puppet, mask or origami pet to take home at the World Museum on Sunday, between 1pm and 4pm. (We even found a pic of cute one to share!) More information available here.

The Guide Liverpool - Bats world museum

We’re incredibly lucky to have so many free galleries and museums right on our doorstep, especially over the summer holidays. Check out the full listings for child-friendly activites across the region here.

Colour Box
From 11am on Saturday 27th August, FACT is hosting a Kid’s Club screening of artist made animation. This will be collection of short films curated by Flatpack Film Festival, delivering an assortment of animated treats for families, featuring alien creatures, queen bums, hopping frogs, and elephants on bicycles – a celebration of how wonderful it is to be different.

The screening costs just £3 and is followed by FREE drop-in animation workshops from 12pm until 4pm. Book your tickets here.

The Guide Liverpool Planetarium

The Night Sky
You could head down to the Planetarium, at the World Museum on Friday, Saturday or Sunday to discover the secrets and myths of the night sky. This fun and informative experience looks at the many constellations of our solar system (and is only around 10 minutes for wriggly toddlers), giving you plenty more time to look around the Planetarium exhibits! Lots to see and do and completely FREE! Find out more here.

An Old School Classic

Sunday 28th August sees FACT screen the original Cinderella Disney film from 1950. You might be thinking, I’ve seen that a million times, and my kids a million more, but there is something to be said for seeing something on the big screen, the way that it was meant to be seen. This enchanting masterpiece is shown at 6pm, so just enough to get your princes and princesses home for bed. Book your fairy tale ending to a perfect weekend here.

So there you have it! More fun than you can shake a stick at, and all in one city! We hope you have a fab bank holiday weekend, whatever you get up to!

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