What’s on this October Half Term in Liverpool
The kids are off school again and the city is bursting with loads of activities, deals and days out ideas.
October Half Term in Liverpool might just be our fave break with the kids, mainly because there’s tonnes of Halloween parties, walks in the park, panto’s and film screenings to take in and the best bit is, a lot of these are free! We’ve lined up the best activities, events and dining deals to enjoy with your little monsters this October Half Term in Liverpool, what will you do first?
Here’s 25 things to do this October Half Term in Liverpool…….
1 – Scouse of Horrors, St John’s Market
Scouse of Horrors is now open at St John’s Market. The ‘fright-free’ Halloween themed 20-30 minute experience has been created to offer young children (ages 3-11) the chance to join in some Halloween fun without the risk of being scared out of their skin! Find out more and book here.
2 – Halloween Dock Ness Monsters, Royal Albert Dock
You can discover what beasties lurk beneath the Albert Dock this October Half Term in Liverpool as Dock Ness Monsters offer Dock Dipping sessions for youngsters on 27th and 28th October. What will you find? Info here.
3 – Beauty & the Beast, St Helens Theatre Royal
There’s a classic half term panto on at St Helen’s Theatre Royal! Beauty & the Beast stars Milkshake’s Kiera Nicole Brennan, Philip McGuinness and Theatre Royal fave Lewis Devine. Tickets here.
4 – Kids Eat Free at Wheeler’s of St James’s
When an adult purchases a main dish from the a la carte menu at Wheeler’s of St James’s, a child under 12 can order a main course and soft drink from the children’s menu for free, this October half term in Liverpool. Go on treat the whole family to a fabulous meal on the waterfront. Details here.
5 – Jedi School Interactive Show, Spaceport
A new scene for the Jedi School sessions is also being launched at Spaceport from Monday 22nd October to Friday 26th October, and families will get the chance to meet and greet well-loved characters from the global sci-fi franchise, including Darth Vader and Darth Maul. Find out more here.
6 – Beat the Reaper Kids Fun Run, Croxteth Park
Kick start your October half term in Liverpool with a Halloween fun run in the park! Beat the Reaper takes place at Croxteth Park at 12pm on Sunday 21st October, its just £6 for kids and everyone gets a medal, a big bag of sweets and plenty of fresh air! Details here.
7 – Pick Your Own Pumpkins, Claremont Farm
Claremont Farm is now open for fresh air fun! Grab your wellies and pick a winner in the pumpkin patches. Dogs on leads are welcome too and you can borrow a wheelbarrow to transport your pumpkins to the shed for weigh in! All the details here.
8 – The Lantern Company Monster Ball
The Lantern Company is staging a huge Halloween event at Sefton Park Palm House from 24th – 26th October which involves craft workshops a parade and a Halloween ball. Tickets are selling fast, get yours here.
9 – Creative Studio: The BIG Draw, Tate Liverpool
Children with Autism, their siblings and parents are invited to this free, drop in drawing session at Tate Liverpool from 11am-3pm on Monday 22nd October. Have fun with hands-on sensory materials and explore the gallery exhibits for arty inspiration. Info here.
10 – Free Family Halloween Fun at Victoria Museum & Gallery
On Saturday 27th October, between 1-4pm, you’re invited to join in a free Halloween craft session at the Victoria Gallery, Ashton Street. Bowl of Bugs anyone? Find out more here.
11 – Laser Tag, Go Outside, Formby
There’s still plenty of outdoor fun to be had at Go Outside Formby. Blow off the central heating cobwebs and take on a laser battle, den building and more with your kids this October. Info and booking here.
12 – Kids Dine for Free at Gusto, Albert Dock
Whether you are planning on watching a movie in Liverpool One, heading to the Echo Arena or taking in any of the cultural offerings in the city centre, GUSTO are making parenting during the school break easier, cheaper, and way more fun with a ‘Kids eat free’ offer. Check out the menu and book here.
13 – Nightmare Before Christmas Sing-Along
Hangar 34 is playing host to a mass sing along on 26th October and you’re invited. Get your spookiest fancy dress on and get your tickets for sing-along The Nightmare Before Christmas with Jack Skellington! More info and tickets here.
14 – The Lodge Pop Up Cinema Family Films
There’s loads of fab family films being screened at The Lodge, The Club House Liverpool ONE throughout October including Paddington, The Incredibles, Moana and more. Click here to get your tickets.
15 – Graffiti Art Classes with Zap
Work as a team this October half term to learn the basic skills & techniques of the professional graffiti artist, design your works then get busy creating your own 3x3ft posters to take away! Open to kids 6 and over, all your materials are included. Go get messy! Details here.
16 – Skeleton Crafts & Badge Making, Museum of Liverpool
Part of a huge half term offering, head to Museum of Liverpool to try your hand at making a spooky skeleton and some funky badges to adorn your school bag. These sessions are free to drop in and don’t require booking. Click here for session times and get crafty.
17 – E.T at Frederik’s, Hope Street
The Little Adventurers Cinema Club returns to Frederik’s on Saturday 17th October and it’s bringing everyone’s favourite bike-riding, phone home alien, E.T to the big screen. The film starts at 2pm and you’re guaranteed to love this adventure flick, whether you’re 9 or 99! Tickets here.
18 – Arachnobot and half term fun, Liverpool ONE
A giant spider is set to roam the streets of Liverpool one this October Half Term. The enormous puppet structure will trawl the crowds with lifelike movements and interact with passers-by. Arachnophobes needn’t worry, this giant spider is safe and family friendly! Click here for more info on what’s on.
19 – Children’s Singalong, The Greatest Showman
The Isla Gladstone provides a stunning venue for a huge kids singalong film screening of family favourite, The Greatest Showman. Taking place on 28th October at 5pm this is the perfect way to wrap up your October Half Term in Liverpool. Tickets here.
20 – Construction Club, The Atkinson, Southport
Do you kids love playing with LEGO? Young inventors, creators and builders are invited to drop in and play with a massive supply of LEGO at The Atkinson Gallery in Southport this October Half Term. Suitable for kids of all ages, you can find out more and book here.
21 – Katumba Annual Halloween Parade
The incredible Katumba Drummers are back with another Halloween parade on 27th October, kicking off on Bold Street at 9pm. Collaborating with Bring the Fire Project and Viva Brazil Samba Shows, the parade snakes its way through the city, finishing on Mathew St. Full route info here.
22 – Halloween at Rice Lane City Farm
There’s all kinds of Halloween fun going on down on the farm! Rice Lane City Farm throws open it’s gates on 31st October with character meet and greets, a disco, fancy dress competitions, a spooky train and more! The best bit is, it’s only £2.50 entry for kids!! More info here.
23 – Day of the Dead Craft Workshop, Central Library
There are two Halloween crafty sessions taking place at Central Library this October Half Term in Liverpool. 23rd and 25th October will be packed with Day of the Dead ring and lantern making from 11 til 1pm. Click here to book your spot and get spooky.
24 – Halloween Family Workshop, MetQuarter
Children of all ages will be able to decorate paper cups with ghosts, bats, and pumpkins for a very special homemade set of fairy lights at MetQuarter on 25th October. There’s creepy colouring in for little ones too. Click here to book your spot.
25- Southport Halloween Festival
There’s 4 days of spectacular spooky fun taking place in Southport this October Half term. From scarecrows to trick or treat trails, pirate pandemonium, dragons and a haunted maze, there’s something for kids of all ages. Click here for the full programme run down and don’t forget your fancy dress!
Brush off those pesky car parking charges and endless loops trying to find a space this October Half Term in Liverpool and hop on the bus for a fun, stress-free day out instead! For as little as £12 a family of 5 can travel all day with Arriva, across the Liverpool City Region and enjoy days in the parks, the waterfront and all the regions best attractions. Find out more here.
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