8 Liverpool days out with the family this winter

Get the kids all excited for the Christmas with these fun and festive ideas.

It’s just a matter of weeks until Christmas, before we know it the kids will be breaking up for the holidays and days out in Liverpool don’t always come cheap. We’ve lined up some fun, family (and sometimes free) days out that you can book to keep the kids occupied while they wait to Santa. You never know, they might even be on their best behaviour if they know the big man and his elves are watching!

Here’s 8 family fun days out in Liverpool to book this winter…..

1 – Get your skates on at the Liverpool Christmas Ice Festival

Days out in Liverpool just got even cooler! From 17th November right through until the New Year you and the kids can get dizzy on the ice as the Liverpool Christmas Ice Festival returns to the Pier Head. With thrill rides, a fairground, tonnes of market stalls and an even bigger ice rink, there’s festive fun for everyone. Watch above as our Jay takes on the ice at last years festival. Click here to book your skates and avoid the queues.

2 – Liverpool Comic Mart, Victoria Museum & Gallery

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Are your kids big into comics and super heroes? Don’t miss your chance to pick up some classic comics, merchandise and also see Judge Dredd original artwork at the Liverpool Comic Mart hosted by the Victoria Gallery & Museum, Ashton Street on Saturday 18th November. Click here for all the details.

3 – Clay Play at RIBA, Mann Island

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Did you know that RIBA North West, based at Mann Island, host awesome family friendly craft sessions? Factor in a little messy play on your next day out in Liverpool as on Saturday 18th November you’re invited to try your hand at a Clay Play, from 2-4pm and best of all it’s free! What will you create? More info here.

4 – Chavasse Park Fairground , Liverpool One

If the kids are getting all excited about Christmas, what better way to treat them to a day out in Liverpool than at Chavasse Park? Liverpool ONE has gone all out to bring festive fun to the city centre. There’s fairground rides, including a helter skelter, carousel, rollercoaster and more plus bars, delicious food and don’t forget a selfie with the L1 tree! Find out more here.

5 – Christmas Decorating at Speke Hall

Staying with the Christmas build up, why not get hands on with a bit of festive decorating at National Trust, Speke Hall? You can tour the estate and pick up some inspiration before having a go at designing and making your own Christmas decoration to take home. Booking and more information here.

6 – The Lanterns of Chester Zoo


We were absolutely spellbound at Halloween as The Lantern Company lit up the city streets with an incredible parade and now you can see them in a whole new light, at Chester Zoo! From 24th November, you’re invited to post your own letter to Santa before taking a tour of magical winter scenes brought to life by light. Get your tickets and find out more here.

7 – Family Yoga at Sefton Park

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Trying to stay fit and healthy over the festive period can be a struggle with tempting treats around every corner. Why not beat the bulge this Christmas and get the kids involved with Family Yoga at the Palm House, Sefton Park? Yoga bears will be bringing peace and light to the Palm House on Sunday 19th November, booking and info here.

8 – Sing Along with Santa at The Phil

You can always rely on The Royal Philharmonic Hall to get us into the Christmas spirit and this year is no exception. Get your tickets now for Liverpool’s biggest sing along event with the big man himself, Santa! Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th December will see the venue come to life with song and laughter, and you don’t want to miss it. Get your tickets and find out more here. 

There’s great deals on family travel this winter, including family tickets for unlimted off peak travel across the Merseyrail network for just £11, click here to find out more.

What’s your idea of a great, festive family day out in Liverpool? Where are you taking the kids to see Santa and his elves this year? Which is your favourite grotto? Tweet us @ThGuideLpool or drop us a line on Facebook here and we’ll share the best on our socials.

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