11 things to do with the kids in Liverpool this May Half Term

Ahhh May half-term, another week where we turn our attention to trying to keep the kids occupied with new and exciting experiences across the region.

Well luckily there’s tonnes of great days out and drop-in sessions on offer from taking a plunge at Liverpool’s very own Aqua Park to real life rainbows at Liverpool One and more craft sessions that you can wave a glue stick at! Here’s 11 things to do in Liverpool this May half-term.

1 – Celebrate Nerf Centre Liverpool’s 1st Birthday with loads of offers

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Nerf Centre Liverpool, Vauxhall Road celebrates its 1st birthday on Bank Holiday Monday and they’re offering an un-missable treat. Between 10-7pm there’s free entry, plus there’s 50% off weekday prices. All the info here.

2 – Shoot for the stars at World Museum

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Every day during the school holidays, World Museum’s Planetarium will be running three brand new fantastic shows; Earth, Moon and Sun, Fly me to the Moon, From Earth to Universe. Tickets are available from the Info Desk at World Museum, from as little as £1.50 for kids and the last show of the day (4:20pm is free to watch!) Info here.

3 – Follow the Yellow Brick Road to Wigwam Coffee Shop

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Follow the Yellow Brick Road for a Wizard of Oz-themed day of fun and frolics on Thursday 1st June at Wigwam Coffee Shop, Rose Lane. With a showing of the classic film at midday, there will also be a fabulous story time, sing along and craft workshop from 2pm! Tickets available here.

4 – Pom-poms and Heroes a-plenty at Victoria Gallery

Victoria Gallery, Ashton Street is hosting a free-family fun afternoon on June 1st where you and your little ones can get crafty! Spin a yarn and make your own pom-poms or check out the John Higgins retrospective exhibition featuring The Joker and other superheroes. More info here.

5 – Make A Splash at Liverpool Watersports Centre, Aqua Park

Do something different this half term and check out Liverpool Aqua Park in the heart of the city! All the kit you need is waiting, so suit up and take the plunge with a whole host of activities from paddle boarding, canoeing and water trampolines! Find out more here.

6 – Popcorn and Votes at LIAF Animated Kids Club at FACT

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The London International Animation Festival (LIAF) returns to Kids Club this Sunday 28th May with an eclectic mix of wonderful animated shorts from all over the globe. Get your tickets and settle down to enjoy more than an hours worth of awesome cartoons with a big old bucket of popcorn! Definitely not to be missed and don’t forget to vote for your favourites! Tickets here.

7 – Don’t Miss, The Next Step at the Empire Theatre

For fans of dance and also of the hit TV show, The Next Step “Live on Stage” is a brand new live show that celebrates dance and its coming to town for one night only this half term (Sunday 4th June). After performing in 8 countries this brand new live show features the most popular and most talented cast members of the hit TV show The Next Step. Find out more and get your tickets here.

8 – Design your own guitar and meet Lucy Diamonds at the BME

Join the British Music Experience Crew every day throughout the half term break and get creative with two hands-on activities including design your own guitar and a musical story-time inspired by the Fab Four. Imagine you’re a rockstar up on stage and have the chance to decide exactly how your guitar is going to look or grab a tambourine and go on a singalong journey with The Beatles. More info and tickets here.

9 – Explore Albert Dock and discover Hidden Histories

Albert Dock Liverpool has developed and launched an exciting new digital heritage trail app, that will take visitors of all ages on a tour to unearth fascinating secrets about the Dock that have been hidden until now. If you’re heading from a wander on the waterfront, download the app and find out more here.

10 – Enjoy an Autism friendly Big Art for Little Artists session at Walker Art Gallery

Half Term, Walker Art Gallery
Big Art for Little Artists will be open for a quiet autism-friendly morning on Sunday 28th May, between 10.30-11.30am. There will be a fun, interactive exploration of the gallery along with a choice of craft activities before the days crowds arrive. This is also a chance to meet other parents for a cuppa and a chat…just drop in, no booking required. More info here.

11 – Check out the rainbow at The Luminarium, Liverpool One

Our luck may have run out when it comes to the weather by Bank Holiday Monday, so why not shelter inside a giant rainbow at Liverpool One? The Luminarium visits Chavasse Park from Monday 29th May and you’re invited to explore this vast chasm and it’s spectrum of colours. Info and tickets here.

What are you up to this half term? Are you hosting a family-friendly event, or going to a fair, drop-in session or kids club and want to share the details? Tweet us @TheGuideLpool or email us info@theguideliverpool.com and we’ll share the fun on our socials.

*Featured image credit: Liverpool Watersports Centre, Facebook

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