16 ways to spend August bank holiday weekend in Liverpool with the kids

We’ve lined-up 16 of the best family friendly events taking place this bank holiday weekend in and around Liverpool.


Bank holiday weekend in Liverpool isn’t just about fun for us adults you know! Luckily, finding activities or events with something for families and kids of all ages is what we do best. Scroll down for more info on street theatre, welly walks, spa workshops, indulgent afternoon teas, sport drop in sessions, slippery slides, free pony riding, comic making and loads more.

Here’s 16 family friendly events and activities taking place this bank holiday weekend in an around Liverpool…

1 – Football on the Dock

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There’s free, hour long drop-in sessions at the Royal Albert Dock Liverpool’s floating pontoon this bank holiday weekend. From Friday 23 – Monday 26, drop in from 11.30am – 4.30pm for football freestyling workshops and skills sessions with Mr Silky Skills. Children must be accompanied. More info here. 

2 – Family Fun Day, Greenbank Sports Academy

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It’s free entry at the Greenbank Sports Academy Family Fun Day on Saturday from 2pm. Expect giant inflatables, activity bingo, ping tables, live sport and loads more. Info here. 

3 – The Wizard of Oz Summer Extravaganza, Otterspool Adventure Centre

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There’s a Summer Extravaganza taking place at Otterspool Adventure this bank holiday, with a special performance of The Wizard of Oz from LHK Productions Ltd. Ticket price includes Show and Unlimited Play on all of the amazing attractions for the day! More info and booking here. 

4 – Mum & Me Afternoon Tea, Mercure Liverpool Atlantic Tower

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Why not spend some quality time with your little one and book a Mummy & Me Afternoon Tea at the Mercure Atlantic Tower Hotel on Bank Holiday Monday. For £20 for an adult and child you can enjoy an indulgent afternoon tea, games and activities and make some happy memories. Booking and info here. 

5 – Isla Gladstone 10 year Anniversary Fun Day

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The beautiful Isla Gladstone Conservatory celebrates its 10th anniversary on Sunday with a Party in the Park. Packed with family friendly activities, it’s free to enter from 12pm. Head this way for more information. 

6 – Meet Sinda & Bira at Knowsley Safari

Amur Tiger sisters, Sinda & Bira are now fully settled into their new home at Knowsley Safari. What better time to visit and spot their stripes on the foot safari than this bank holiday weekend? Check out the huge viewing platforms and explore the LEGO Brick Safari, with more than 80 brick-built animals to discover. More here. 

7 – Goldilocks, Larkhill Gardens

bank holiday weekend in Liverpool It’s just £2 per person to see The Bookworm Players perform Goldilocks at Larkhill Gardens on bank holiday Monday from 2pm. This street theatre treat is perfect for the under 7’s and involves dancing, singing and rhyming along with the story. Book tickets here. 

8 – Slide in to Summer, Liverpool ONE

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A spot of bank holiday weekend shopping needn’t be boring for the kids. With the huge red slide and a whole host of summer sports on offer at Liverpool ONE, why not mix new season treats with volleyball and a pic on the winners podium at Chavasse Park? See whats on this weekend at Liverpool ONE, here.

9 – Sandcastles & Candy Floss, Calderstones Urban Beach & Fair

Set in the stunning Calderstones Park, this urban beach and funfair has proved a huge hit with kids and families this summer. With just two weeks to go, why not spend a sunny bank holiday weekend making sandcastles and munching candy floss at Calderstones Beach? Thursdays are free disco and character meet and greet days too! More info here. 

10 – Mini Madams Spa at Baltic Market

The Baltic Market is lining up a fabulous bank holiday Monday treat. Mini Madams will be putting on spa and workshop activities for kids from 11am. There’s also a whole choice of food and drink on offer and we reckon a little treat from Midnight Delivery would finish off the kids’ bank holiday weekend perfectly! Kinde Bueno Sundae anyone? More here. 

11 – Comics Youth Zine Making, Liverpool ONE

Kids age 8 and up can enjoy a two hour, free session of zine and comic making at Comics Youth on Saturday from 11:30am. Based on Lord Street and funded in part by the Liverpool ONE Foundation, this fully-inclusive, welcoming and super friendly programme is a fab place for kids to hang out and get creative. More here. 

12 – Welly Walks at Martin Mere

Whatever the weather this bank holiday weekend, grab your wellies and head up to Martin Mere to get hands on with our local wildlife. From bugs and creepy crawlies to birds, geese and ducks, there’s lots to see, do and explore and loads of fresh air fun! More here. 

13 – Indoor Fun Fair, Exhibition Centre Liverpool

Opening this Friday – just in time for bank holiday weekend, Exhibition Centre Liverpool welcomes the return of the Indoor Funfair. We’re talking dodgems, huge inflatable obstacle course, waltzers, fun house and lots more. Rider wristbands are £10 and spectators are £2. Info here.

14 – Free Taster Sessions, Park Palace Ponies

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Did you know there’s an urban stables in the heart of L8? Park Palace Ponies is offering free taster sessions throughout the summer holidays. Indoor pony riding, mucking out, feeding and more. Book your spot here.

15 – Anfield Sports & Community Centre Family Fun Day

Just look at all the activities on offer at Anfield Sports & Community Centre on Friday 23rd August! Partnering up with the LFC Foundation, this family fun days kicks off from 11am and runs until 3pm with something for kids of all ages to get involved with, including a visit from Mighty Red and free lunches for under 16’s! More info here. 

16 – Screen Printing & Katumba Drumming, International Slavery Museum

There’s a whole host of free, family friendly activities happening at the International Slavery Museum on Friday 23rd August. Marking Slavery Remembrance Day, you’re invited to join Paper Moon Print Studio and screen print your own tote bag and watch a thrilling drumming performance, while learning all about Liverpool’s connections with transatlantic slavery. More info here. 


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