Places to go & days out in Liverpool & Wirral

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Animals, farms & zoos 

delighted children and an artist making pottery in a craft studio

Arts & crafts studios

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Big days out & theme parks 

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Boats, trains & automobiles

toddler girl eating in restaurant

Eating out with children

Young blonde girl in red hooded top peeps around gap in a hedge

Historical buildings, castles and gardens

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Indoor play centres

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Museums, science & galleries

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Outdoor fun

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Rainy day ideas

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Sports venues

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Theatre & cinema


What's on highlights

Family Arts Festival 2014

17th October – 2nd November 2014 Various venues A huge variety of exciting, innovative and interactive events for all generations of the family .



23rd – 31st October 2014 The Atkinson, Southport With events, activities, workshops and lots, lots more…


Halloween Week at Ness

25th October – 2nd November 2014 Ness Gardens More half term fun with a programme of free events guaranteed to entertain children of all ages. So bring a picnic and make a day of it!


The Big Draw: Lively Lines

28th – 31st October 2014 Tate Liverpool The Big Draw: Lively Lines at Tate Liverpool, Free event for all ages led by artist Sarah Marsh Don’t miss taking part in the world’s biggest drawing festival at Tate Liverpool. Have you ever drawn the sound of a drum?


Halloween Lantern Carnival

1st November 2014 Sefton Park, Liverpool All systems are go for the annual Halloween Lantern Carnival 2014!  The event will be held on Saturday November 1st in Sefton Park, Liverpool.


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Fireworks events tonight 31st October:

Fantastic Fireworks at Gulliver’s World
31st October-1st November 2014
Gulliver’s World, Warrington
Bring the family to Gulliver’s World for a day of theme park fun and fantastic fireworks! As our spooky week comes to an end we’ll be hosting a sensational fireworks display to light up the night sky.
The impressive display will be a perfect way to end a magical day out at Gulliver’s. We have a huge selection of rides and attractions to entertain the whole family. Gulliver’s will be open later than usual, which means you have more time to explore our park!

Sydney Arms Halloween and Bonfire Party
31st October 2014
Sydney Arms, Crewe
This year’s annual Halloween and Bonfire Party is set to be the biggest yet ! This year we have the biggest hand fired fire works display in Crewe from the British champions “Blitz”
We also will have the biggest bonfire in Crewe and surrounding area to keep you all warm through out the night
We have hot food, candy floss and doughnuts, toy stalls and fair ground rides
Hollywood nights will be performing live along with an outdoor disco
Twisted horror will also be back this year and this year they are building an outdoor and indoor maze set to be more scarier than last year! ! !
Punch and Judy will also be here to keep the little ones entertain ! ! !
Fancy dress is optional but prizes will be handed out for the best children & adult costume!
Gates open at 5.30 pm
Fireworks at 8.00 pm

Leverhulme Park Community Fireworks
31st October 2014
Leverhulme Park, Bolton
Free community firework display and funfair. The fun starts at 6pm with the opening of the fair, which includes rides and traditional favourites black peas, toffee apples and candy-floss.

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