Family Day Out: Things to do in Liverpool

Family Day Out: Things to do in Liverpool


Days out in Liverpool are fun, energetic and exciting, with the city offering a wealth of activities for the whole family to enjoy. There’s so much to explore, so if you’re looking for things to do with kids in Liverpool, here are five ideas that’ll guarantee you a great time.

#1 The Tiger Who Came to Tea

Following a successful run in London’s West End, The Tiger Who Came to Tea is now enjoying a UK tour. This roar-some, family-friendly theatre production will claw its way to the Liverpool Playhouse this April and promises to keep the kids smiling with oodles of magic, singalong songs and plenty of clumsy chaos. Based on the popular book of the same name by Judith Kerr, the show runs for approximately 55 minutes without an interval, and is suitable for little ones aged three and above. It’s one of the best children’s activities Liverpool, so book today.

#2 Head to Sefton Park

With spring rapidly approaching, you might want to spend the day outside at Sefton Park, a delightful 235-acre paradise just outside the city centre. Visit the Botanical Gardens, wander around the mighty plants in the Palm House, go boating on the lake, feed the ducks and even skip around the waterfalls of the magical Fairy Glen. Plenty of fun awaits at this popular park including a large children’s play area which is a top spot for a sunny day. Why not even pack a picnic and dine outside instead of paying restaurant prices?

#3 Visit the Beach

Want a break from the hustle and bustle of city life? Then head to one of the nearby beaches. There’s Crosby Beach, about seven miles up the coast from the centre of Liverpool. Here you’ll find 100 cast iron life-sized sculptures created by Antony Gormley and known as Another Place. These are spread out along three kilometres of the foreshores, stretching almost one kilometre out to sea. You could also head to Formby Beach for a lovely stroll over the sand dunes.

#4 Explore Liverpool’s Museums

If you’re on a budget but still want to have loads of fun in the city, then Liverpool’s museums are always a top choice. The Tate Liverpool offers a couple of floors of contemporary art as well as temporary special exhibitions to watch out for. The gallery also has a family-friendly learning space where kids can play and create. The Museum of Liverpool located on the waterfront will also tell you all you need to know about this fascinating city, with the Little Liverpool area featuring interactive activities for children.

#5 Enjoy Albert Docks and Pier Head

One of Liverpool’s biggest attractions is the picturesque waterfront which is home to some absolutely magnificent architecture. Look out for the ferry crossing the Mersey and don’t forget to wander around the impressive Albert Dock and reimagine the city in its historic heyday. Bursting with activities and new experiences, you can pick and choose your dock activities. Kids will surely love the striking carousel.

Liverpool is great fun for the whole family. Don’t forget to book The Tiger Who Came to Tea while it’s in the city and enjoy a day out to remember.


'This Tiger is the cat's meow'

The Times


'Perfectly pitched adaptation'

Daily Telegraph


'A delight from start to finish'

Time Out