13 of the best indoor family friendly activities on Merseyside

The April showers have arrived with force this week, but there’s still loads of indoor family fun to be had.

We’re so lucky to have a stunning waterfront, loads of parks and beaches to explore here on Merseyside, but when the weather takes a turn for the worst, entertaining the kids can be more difficult and costly! From recording booths to family yoga in the park, we’ve scoured the very best venues and activities from across the region to bring you a run down that will get you and the kids through any rainy day with a smile.

Here’s 14 of the best indoor family friendly activities on Merseyside…

1 – Wigwam Coffee Shop, Allerton

Whether you’re looking for somewhere to grab a coffee and full English while the kids play, or a full on unicorn pamper party or fancy dress film screening, there’s always something fun happening at Wigwam Coffee Shop. Click here to find out more. 

2 – Spring City, Brunswick Business Park

From toddlers to teens, an hour bouncing around at Spring City is a great way to burn off steam, no matter what age your kids are. With sessions just for little ones and affordable smoothies and soft drinks, rainy days in have never been so fun. Book online and save here. 

3 – Imagine That, Wavertree Tech Park

Imagine That (formerly Under Water Street) is a brilliant hand’s on discovery centre on Wavertree Technology Park, offering unique and fun science and craft activities to families of children aged 2 – 10 years old. Click here to check out the current activities. 

4 – The Yellow Sub Play Centre, Brunswick Business Park

When it comes to rainy day boredom busters, you can’t go wrong with soft play, and first up we’re heading to The Yellow Sub at the Brunswick Business Park. Easy to get to and parking just outside. Grab a table and let the kids go wild on the slides. More info here. 

5 – Kids Fantasy Land, Edge Lane

The regions newest soft play centre sits right next to Liverpool Shopping Park and Edge Lane and is super handy for breaking up a shopping trip on a rainy day. There’s two big seating areas where you can watch the kids having fun and plenty of hot drinks and tasty treats too. More info online here. 

6 – The British Music Experience, Cunard Building

Fancy belting out your favourite hit in a real recording booth, playing the drums to an iconic track or just throwing some shapes on the dance floor? Then get yourselves down to the British Music Experience and act like the star you are! Book online and find out more here. 

7 – Spaceworld, Prescot

Another fab soft play area to check out is Spaceworld just off the Cables Retail Park in Prescot. There’s plenty of parking, a huge café area and not only a massive play frame but also an enclosed footy pitch and go karts too. Check it out here.

8 – Awesome Walls, Athol Street

Did you know there’s a dedicated kids club at Awesome Walls where your little ones can get to grips with hanging around in this brilliant converted church space that has something for everyone. Burn off some energy, learn something new and above all else, hang out! More info here. 

9 – Crosby Plaza Cinema

There’s always a family film or two on at Crosby Plaza Cinema and while you might think that’s pretty ordinary, the kids tickets are less than £4!!! So you can treat them to some extra sweets and popcorn while enjoying a giggle on a rainy day. Pocket money prices! More info and booking here. 

10 – The Beatles Story, Albert Dock

Have you checked out The Beatles Story Discovery Zone yet? Learn about the Beatles’ lives, times, music and influential legacy using interactive screens and the giant piano and obviously have a dance about to your favourite tracks while you’re there! Loads to see and do. Booking and info here. 

11 – Bubbles World of Play, New Brighton

A day at the seaside can be so easily scuppered with the inevitable Spring showers, but worry not. If you’re over at New Brighton simply take the fun inside at Bubbles World of Play. With dedicated age zones, twisty slides and some great offers on food and drinks, it’s a fab day out in itself. More info here. 

12 – Hollywood Bowl, Edge Lane

It’s been part of the Edge Lane set up for what feels like centuries yet Hollywood Bowl is still a firm favourite with families looking for some indoor fun that doesn’t break the bank. With ample free parking and online booking deals, mum and dad can have a little bev and still beat the kids at bowling. Book your lanes for less here. 

13 – Family Yoga, Sefton Park Palm House

Half Term in Liverpool

Sefton Park is a fab place to take a welly walk, scoot about on bikes and skates and enjoy an ice cream, but when the April Showers come down, you may want to retreat to the Palm House and join in some of the various activities including family yoga, concerts and parties with Jumping Jacks. Check out what’s on here. 

Where do you like to venture when the weather takes a turn for the worst? Have you found a hidden gem, a great value softplay or kids eat free deal? Drop us a line on Twitter, Facebook or tag us on Instagram and we’ll share the best on our socials.

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