Your Guide to what’s on this February Half Term in Liverpool
From wild days out to crafty making, doing and 3D printing, we’ve got your half term in Liverpool sorted!
February half term in Liverpool is finally here and we can’t wait to get out into the fresh air and shake off the school run routine. It’s a bumper week with Pancake Day, Valentine’s Day and of course Chinese New Year so there’s plenty of tasty, outdoor and culture-packed fun to be had, right across the city region. Whether you’re looking for a toddler friendly music session or flipping good fun on pancake day, comic book geekery or a full on family rave with none other than Lee Butler, we’ve got your half term in Liverpool, sorted!
Here’s 23 ways to spend your February Half Term in Liverpool……
Chinese New Year 2018
The Chinese New Year celebrations begin with a preview event on Saturday 10th Feb at 1pm as a Dragon & Lion Parade snakes through the city streets ahead of the traditional China Town based celebrations on 16-18th Feb. Click here for all the info and plan your own Chinese New Year Party.
Saturday Makers Club, Toxteth Library
Paper circuits are an excellent way to start learning about circuitry and electronics and you can create your own at Toxteth Library on Saturdays from 10-12:30pm. More info here.
Chinese New Year Craft and the Terracotta Warriors, World Museum
Alongside the incredible Terracotta Warriors exhibition at World Museum (9th Feb -28th Oct 2018) there’s also a jam-packed day of free activities on Saturday 10th Feb from 10-4pm. Fancy a go at Calligraphy? Want to see a Chinese Opera up close? Click here to find out more.
Visiting Victorians at Speke Hall
Step back in time this half term and follow in the footsteps of Victorian visitors to Speke Hall. Make your own lantern and follow the spooky trail around the mansion. Free for under 5’s this activity runs daily until 25th Feb. More info here.
Looking for somewhere for a bite during half-term? Check out our Liverpool Food Bucket List 2018 here.
Valentine’s Disco at Sound, Duke Street
Sound, Duke Street are hosting a kids Valentine’s Disco from 1-4pm on Wednesday 14th February in a bid to wear the little ones out so you can enjoy a quiet night in later on! More info and tix here.
Half Price Half Term at Knowsley Safari Park
Kids can take a walk on the wild side at Knowsley Safari Park for half price this February half term. At just £6.75 your little ones can see Lions, tigers and wolves, plus cheeky monkeys and some very clever sea lions too. Book online here and save.
Chinese New Year Craft at Victoria Museum & Gallery
Thursdays are for discovering new city venues and the Victoria Museum and Gallery is a true hidden gem. From 1pm-4pm there’s a free drop in session where you can get crafty with Chinese New Year celebrations. More info available here.
Stop Motion Animation Camp, North Docks
During this fun-filled camp, kids can learn how to bring Lego, clay, paper and other objects to life and create their own short films, how cool is that? For more info and to book your place, click here.
Fancy getting active this February half term in Liverpool? Click here to check out 6 of the city’s best pools to burn off some energy.
Toddler Tunes, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
Take your toddlers along to the Phil for a 45 minute session where they become the conductor. Using songs and games to help children develop their musicianship and creativity, this Valentine’s Day session stars at 10am. Info and booking here.
The Jungle Book, Epstein Theatre
Filled with catchy music, a laugh-out-loud script, audience interaction, and the chance to meet the characters after the show, you are invited to join Mowgli and his friends on Sunday 18th February at the Epstein Theatre. Click here to book your tickets.
Love Park Run, Stanley Park
Head to Stanley Park for a special #loveparkun event on Sunday 18th February to celebrate Valentines Day. The free, 2K, timed run is for 4-14 year olds, children can run, jog or walk on their own or with their grown-up too. All the info on how you join in for free, here.
Sweet Treats and Flipping Fun at Icestone Gelato, Queen Square
There’s a world of specialist, desserty goodness waiting for you at Queen Square and what better time to indulge in a sweet treat than on Pancake Day during half term in Liverpool? Tonnes of gelato flavours, old school puddings and of course crepes await. Menus and more here.
It’s a Love Thing, Family Rave, Revolucion De Cuba, Albert Dock
If you’ve got little ones (0-8) who absolutely love singing, dancing, pom poms, bubbles, snow machines, parachute games and fancy winning prizes in a dance off battle, then get yourselves down to Revolucion De Cuba, Albert Dock and shake your stuff on Friday 16th February from 11am. Tickets here.
Film Nights Under the Palms at Sefton Park Palm House
There’s a whole host of classic and Disney film events taking place at Sefton Park Palm House this half term in Liverpool. From the romance of Notting Hill to the heartwarming tale of Dumbo, there’s a movie for everyone. Click here to book your favourite.
With bikes, scooters and rollerblades just sitting in the garage, why not check out these winter walks just perfect for working up an appetite before Pancake Day.
Britain’s Got Talent, The BIG Celebration, Liverpool Empire
You can see all your Britain’s Got Talent favourite acts this Sunday 11th February as the BGT tour, The Big Celebration comes to the Liverpool Empire Theatre with two very special performances. More info and ticket bookings here.
Dad’s Brekkie at Wigwam Coffee Shop, Rose Lane
Hey Dads! Start the weekend by giving mum some time off and treating yourself to a Full English. Enjoy some quality time with your little ones and meet other local dads at Wigwam Coffee Shop to generally have a bit of a moan and talk about the footy etc while the kids have a ball. Check out the brekkie menu and book your spot here.
Comic Book & Manga Fans Valentine’s Special, Worlds Apart
Attention all Manga lovers! World’s Apart is hosting a Valentine’s Day meet up where you can big up your favourite anime couple until your hearts content. There’s a Cosplay contest, art competition and Manga Quiz too. Child friendly and no tickets necessary. More info available here.
Half Term Holiday Club at Yoga Bears
There;s loads of fun to be had at Yogabears as children age 4-11 are invited to explore breathwork, movement, mindful activities and fun in the yoga hammocks throughout the half term in Liverpool. How cute are those yogabears! Click here to book.
Parent & Child Rave, Walton Hall Park’s Lifestyles Centre
Our very own DJ Lee Butler is hosting a family rave at Walton Lifestyles Centre on Sunday 18th February from 2pm-6pm and you just know it’s going to be incredible. There’s also bouncy castles, assault courses, selfie booths, face painting, dance offs and more! Booking and raving here.
Little Rock Stars Disco, Camp & Furnace
Fancy a big fun day out at Camp & Furnace where mums, dads, grandparents, aunties, uncles, carers can dance to all the best Beatles songs with their kids in a fun and relaxed atmosphere? Course you do! Book your little rockers in here.
Half Term Jungle Parc Fun at Croxteth Park
Gead over to Croxteth Country park this February half term in Liverpool for some tree swinging fun! Wrap up warm and take your tribe to Jungle Parc for a high rope adventure and plenty of fresh air. Click here to book your tickets.
Bread & Pizza Workshop, Homebaked, Anfield
It’s Sunday fun day at Homebaked, Anfield as you and the kids are invited to take part in a bread and pizza making workshop. Discover all the ingredients, different techniques and the basics of breadmaking and how to make the ultimate pizza at home together. Click here to find out more and book your spot.
3D Printing at Norris Green Library
Tech fans can get their geek on at Norris Green Library on Monday 12th February. Have a go at designing and printing your own 3d design with help from the Maker Difference staff. This is an ideal session for those age 8 and over. Click here to find out more.