Your Ultimate Guide to the Easter holidays in Merseyside
We’ve got more than 50 days out, events and activities for you and the kids this Easter.
Schools out for kids across the Liverpool City Region so we’ve been busy compiling all this fab what’s on info to help you plan some fun days out during the Easter holidays in Merseyside. From climbing walls to story-time, craft sessions to slime, we’ve got you and the kids covered! Easter bonnets at the ready, let’s go make some memories.
From Southport to Speke (and everywhere in between)
Feast of Fire, St Johns Gardens
Get yourself to St Johns Gardens for a brand new family Easter event, Feast of Fire. For 7 nights only this mini festival brings lots to see, do, hear and taste too! All the details here.
Dog Mania, Exhibition Centre Liverpool
Exhibition Centre Liverpool is the place to be on Easter Weekend and you can take your own pooch along too! Fab displays, lots of free info and of course, 100’s of dogs to stroke! Tickets here.
Dock Ness Monster Hunting at Heritage on the Dock
Heritage on the Dock brings 4 whole days of FREE crafty, story-time, hands on fun to Albert Dock and your little ones can get up close and personal with the wildlife that calls this wonderful place, home! More info here.
Intro to Computer Game Design, North Docks
Calling all mini gamers! North Docks is hosting an Intro to Computer Games Design workshop plus more during Easter break. Suitable for kids aged 8 and over. More details here.
Unicorn Pamper Party – Wigwam Coffee Shop
Wigwam Coffee Shop is lining up all manner of fab Easter events including a Unicorn Pamper Party, plus a Mad Hatters Tea Party, Disney on Ice comp and more. All the listings here.
Stanley Park Easter Sunday Bunny Run
Free, fresh air fun is the name of the game at Stanley Park Bunny Run. Get your trainers on and join this free Easter Sunday fun run from 9am. Don’t forget your bunny ears! All the info here.
Viking Family Fun Day, Southport
There’s traders, invaders and raiders heading for The Atkinson, Southport on Easter Saturday for a full Viking Family Fun day kicks off with longboats and all manner of crafty fun. All the details here.
Jack & The Beanstalk, Epstein Theatre
Or very own Clare Simmo is back treading the boards at The Esptein Theatre this Easter as Jack & The Beanstalk opens for some rip-roaring, hilarious panto fun. Prepare to sing and laugh all afternoon. Ticket bookings here.
Granby Street Easter Market
Granby Street market will be packed full of fun activities for little ones on 7th April from 10:30am. Got some hard earned pocket money to spend? Take a wander down and pick up a treat. More info here.
Beauty & The Beast in Concert, Liverpool Philharmonic
We’ve all fallen in love with Belle and Beast over the years but watching the most recent Disney epic with a full live orchestra really brings the tale to life. Monday 9th April at 7:30pm – be there or be Gaston! Info here.
Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt at Speke Hall
This might just be the ULTIMATE Easter Egg hunt of all time! Join Cadbury at Speke Hall over Easter weekend for your chance to roam the gardens and see how many choccie treats you can find. Booking info here.
Easter Break Proto Type Camp – FACT
Got kids aged 7-1o who are interested in tech? Then let them brush up on your creative digital skills with a three day Easter camp at FACT where they’re learn to prototype and design. More info here.
Picnic in the Park – Autism in Motion
Fancy a fun day at the park while also raising much needed funds for a wonderful local cause? Get down to Norris Green Park on Saturday 14th April and support World Autism Day. More info here.
Easter Half Term Camp, Unite Southport
Look at the list of activities taking place at Unite Southport this Easter! We’re shattered just reading it. Full days packed with fun activities that’ll have the kids snoring by 8pm! Perfect. Click here to book.
Easter Week crafts at Waterstones , Liverpool ONE
Can you find all six Easter eggs hidden in the Waterstones store? Grab a form, start hunting and hand your form in to a member of a staff to get some treats! Free card making and colouring in sessions taking place too! Info here.
Pop Up Story time – Isla Gladstone
There’s a whole host of dates and venues for Pop-up Story Time sessions across the city this Easter break as The Bookworm Players invite families with kids under 11 to join in with stories, songs and silliness. Info here.
Messy Play at Go Kids! Play Centre
If you do one chocolate-tastic thing this Easter, make it dairy-free messy play at Go Kids Liverpool. How hilarious do those two little ones look? Various session times and loads of fun to be had. Click here to find out more.
Spectacular Spring at Sefton Park Palm House
Join Bunny Rabbit and the Jumping Jacks team at Sefton Park Palm House on 3rd April for a spectacular afternoon of storytelling, sing-a-longs, party dances and a fun-filled kids disco. Dancing shoes ready! All the info here.
Easter Film Screening – Bean There Coffee Shop
How do you fancy a bit of Chicken Run, popcorn and ice-cream galore this Easter? Bean There Coffee Shop invites you down for a free screening event on 3rd April from 3pm. Grab a ticket here.
Easter Art at Tate Liverpool, Albert Dock
From 2nd-5th April your little Picasso’s can get busy creating their own masterpieces at Tate Liverpool in a series of free family workshops. Get sculpting and take home an original piece of art! Details here.
Great Easter Eggcase Hunt, Ainsdale Beach
Calling all mermaids! You’re needed on Ainsdale Beach this Easter as an egg hunt with a difference gets underway! Stick your wellies on (or flippers) and join in this shoreside forage. More info here.
Crosby Easter Food School
Roll your sleeves up and get messy in the kitchen as kids age 4-7 are invited to make some Easter treats at St Nicholas’ Church, Blundellsands this Easter. Hot cross scones anyone? Book your spot here.
The Elephant Pub & Bakehouse Easter Farm
Get down to The Elephant Pub, Woolton on Saturday the 31st of March from 12-4pm for the annual Easter farm and get ready to fall in love with bunnies, lambs and more in the pub beer garden. More info here.
Princess Pamper Party, Mommas House, Southport
Grab you tiaras girls (hey, and boys) and head over to Momma’s House Southport for a Princess Pamper Party with none other than Belle herself! Goody bags and lunch included. More info here.
Kids Easter Craft Workshop, Cass Art, Liverpool ONE
Head to CASS Art Liverpool ONE for series of children’s creative workshops, where they will create their own Easter decorations using tonnes of provided materials including paper, glitter, paint and more! Details here.
Easter School of Rock at Awesome Walls
Don’t let the kids drive you up the wall this Easter, get them down to Awesome Walls and the team will make them climb it instead! Grab yourself a coffee and let them burn off some steam. Session times and booking here.
Wicked at the Liverpool Empire
Don’t get your broomstick in a twist this Easter, get down to the Liverpool Empire to watch the tale of the Witches of OZ unfold in spectacular fashion, right in front of your eyes. Get your tickets here.
Chinese Lanterns, Polish Easter & Meet the Scientists at World Museum
There’s tonnes of free drop in craft and exploration sessions on offer at the World Museum this Easter. From making Chinese lanterns, to decorating Polish Easter eggs and meeting real life scientists! Full listings available here.
Drama Week Easter School at Everyman Theatre
Have you got kids age 7-10 or 11-13 who just love larking about singing, performing and generally being loud? Then get them booked into a Drama Week Easter School at the Everyman Theatre and have a ball like these lot! Info here.
Easter Egg Hunt – Aigburth Hall Nurseries
For a fun-filled Easter weekend treat, why not take the kids down to Aigburth Hall Nurseries for a huge Easter Egg hunt and crafts. Little lunch included too. Booking info here.
Easter Fun Day at Marmalade Skies
There’s cookie decorating, free themed crafts, games and competitions on offer at Marmalade Skies on April 2nd. Treat yourself to a delicious lunch while the kids have fun! More info here.
Easter Bunny’s Egg Factor, The Atkinson, Southport
There’s some serious competition going on at The Atkinson this Easter as Marty MacDonald and Henriette Hen go head to head in the Eggs Factor. Grab a mic and get involved in this fab performance. Info here.
Family Eggtravaganza at British Music Experience
Go along to the BME and take part in the free Family Trail! Meet Dougie Floyd and his gang of musical mates, explore the exhibition following clues and completing puzzles along the way. Loads of fab activities on. Details here.
Liver Bird Hats, Little Diggers and Chinese Plates at Museum of Liverpool
Museum of Liverpool has a packed free, Easter programme for families to enjoy with craft sessions where you can make your own Liver Bird Hat, to having a good dig and designing your own Chinese plates! All the listings here.
Easter Films and Workshops at Victoria Gallery & Museum
Victoria Gallery & Museum, Ashton Street has a number of free, family drop in sessions this Easter where your little ones can watch films, make Easter crafts and explore this beautiful building and it’s fascinating exhibitions. Info here.
Disney On Ice – Echo Arena
Rev up for non-stop fun with four of your favourite Disney stories at Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment at Echo Arena from 11th-15th April. See Lightning McQueen, Ariel, Woody & Buzz and more. Booking here.
Drop In Craft Sessions, Williamson Gallery
Dress to get messy at Williamson Gallery & Museum, Birkenhead on Saturdays throughout Easter with free drop in craft sessions that allow your kids imaginations to run wild! Click here for times and dates.
Easter Egg Hunt, Wirral Transport Museum
See if you can spot the Easter Egg Hunt clues hidden along the tramway as you take a heritage tram ride from Taylor Street Tram Terminus to Woodside and back again, at Wirral Transport Museum. More details here.
Code Club at Birkenhead Central Library
Wirral Code Club is back teaching kids age 8-13 how to take over the world with Scratch, HTML & CSS, Python, Microbits and more. Click here to check out dates, times and venues over Easter.
Peppa Pig’s Adventure , Floral Pavilion
Peppa Pig and friends are back in the brand new live show Peppa Pig’s Adventure at the New Brighton Floral Pavilion on 14th-15th April 2018. Click here to get your tickets.
Bubbles World of Play, Marine Point
Lets face it, the weather is likely to be unpredictable at best this Easter to keep an ace up your sleeve with a pass for Bubbles World of Play at Marine Point, New Brighton. Fun, food and activities all under one roof. Book online here.
Free Tennis at Birkenhead Park
Learn something new on Easter Sunday with free tennis coaching at Birkenhead Park. No booking required, just grab your racquet and head for the courts for 10am. All ages welcome. Info here.
Wired Aerial Theatre Easter School
How awesome does this look? Kids age 7 and over can learn how to fly (ish) this Easter at the Wired Aerial Theatre Easter School. This three day course culminates in a show for parents too. Click here to find out more.
Brilliant Birds Family Activity, Royden Park
Encourage your little ones to test their detective skills at Royden Park this Easter and help the rangers count up the species before making your own own bird feeder to take home! More information and booking here.
Play Stories at Chester Zoo
Chester Zoo needs your help to bring animal stories to life through dance, music, art and performance this Easter. There are daily events and activities to check out as part of the huge PLAY! season. More info here.
Create Slime Workshop, Kraftynoon
Are you kids mad about slime? Then grab one of the last remaining tickets for Slimey-fun at Kraftynoon this Easter. Kids aged 7 and over will make two different types of slime and will take a recipe home to work on too! Info here.
Cinderella at St Helens Theatre Royal
Our Jay had a chat with Prince Charming himself, Steps star, Lee Latchford Evans this week ahead of Cinderella opening for panto fun at St Helens Theatre Royal. Click here to get your tickets.
Friday Night Family Roller Disco, Shining Lights Centre
Every Friday night you can get your skates on and burn off some steam with the kids at The Shining Lights Centre at the family roller disco from 7-8pm. Counts as cardio you know! More info and booking here.
Mountain Monkeys Easter Holiday Club
If you’ve got energetic youngsters climbing the walls at home, get them enrolled at Mountain Monkeys this Easter where they’ll not only learn new skills but make fab mates and memories too. Click here for more.
Easter Hat Making at Park Road Café
Make yourself a fabulous Easter bonnet at Park Road Café in St Helens this Easter and see if you can win the competition for most stylish bunny in town. Full details here.
Easter Egg Hunt, Ashtons Green Allotments
Youngsters are invited to crack the Easter Egg Hunt at Ashtons Green Community Allotments this Easter Saturday where everyone wins a choccie treat. Don’t forget your bonnet! More info here.
Breakfast with the Easter Bunny, Lymewood Farm
Why not book a special treat for your little ones to have breakfast with the Easter bunny at Lymewood Farm on Easter Sunday? Price includes buffet breakfast, games, face painting and an egg for every child. Details here.
Easter Woodland Trail, The Barn at Fir Tree Farm
Enjoy a walk through the woodland at Fir Tree Farm this Easter, spotting clues, along the way, and if you find the Easter bunny, you’ll be rewarded with a sweet treat too. Great Bank Holiday fun. Details here.