Places to go & days out in Liverpool & Wirral

boy with small goat in petting zoo

Animals, farms & zoos 

delighted children and an artist making pottery in a craft studio

Arts & crafts studios

father and young daughter on a theme park ride

Big days out & theme parks

little girl leaning out of steam engine platform

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

young boy in colourful ballpool

Indoor play centres

toddler boys exploring mechanical toys

Museums, science & galleries

group of happy children racing across sunny park

Outdoor fun

toddler staring out of rain covered window

Rainy day ideas

boy with helmet and rope on climbing wall

Sports venues

family in a cinema auditorium

Theatre & cinema

 

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Liverpool ONE’s Ice Festival

7th November 2014 – 4th January 2015 Chavasse Park, Liverpool The North West’s favourite Ice Festival is returning to the award winning shopping and leisure destination, Liverpool ONE and there are lots of new additions this year, including the UK’s biggest Ice Slide.

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Santa’s Magical Grotto at St George’s Hall

Weekends 15th November – 7th December then daily 13th – 23rd December St George’s Hall, Liverpool Visitors will be treated to live character performances along a festive treasure trail which leads to a traditional grotto. Here, they meet Father Christmas who will present them with an early Christmas gift – if they’ve been good!

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Little Red Riding Hood

29th November 2014 – 17th January 2015 Everyman Playhouse, Liverpool The rock ‘n’ roll panto comes home to the everyman! With more music, mayhem and water than ever before!

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Victorian Christmas Weekends at Speke Hall

29th & 30th November, 6th, 7th, 13th, 14th December 2014 Speke Hall, Liverpool Festive fun at Speke! Visit the Hall, decorated for a traditional Victorian Christmas, enjoy lots of family activities, listen to live Christmas carols in the Great Hall and pay a call on Father Christmas.

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Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

11th December 2014 – 4th January 2015 Floral Pavilion, New Brighton, Wirral A spectacular pantomime for all the family! A beautiful girl, Snow White, takes refuge in the forest in the house of seven dwarfs to hide from her stepmother, The Wicked Queen.

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Winter Watch Snow Birds
29th November 2014
Grosvenor Museum, Chester
Make a spectacular snow bird with a streaming tail and join the fun on the Winter Watch parades.
2-4pm
Free drop-in session.

Victorian Christmas Weekend at Speke Hall
29th & 30th November
Festive fun at Speke! Visit the Hall, decorated for a traditional Victorian Christmas, enjoy lots of family activities, listen to live Christmas carols in the Great Hall and pay a call on Father Christmas. Open 11am-4pm. £3 to visit Father Christmas.
www.nationaltrust.org.uk/speke-hall/things-to-see-and-do/events/

Match
30th November 2014
The Lowry, Salford
Join us for a heart-warming, magical and life affirming tale for all the family. Experience beautifully inventive storytelling, puppetry, song and live music in this spellbinding production. Incredibly uplifting and raw, playful and tender, Match is pure delight for younger audiences.
www.thelowry.com/events/theatre-shows/children-and-family-shows

Annie
27th – 30th November 2014
Liverpool Empire
Pre-Christmas performance of that much-loved favourite ANNIE. This amateur production is presented Birkenhead Operatic Society Trust.
http://www.liverpooltheatres.com/empire.htm

Manchester Ice Rink at Spinningfields
6th November 2014 – 4th January 2015
Deansgate, Manchester
The family focused sessions are the first three sessions of the day when all the skating penguins are on the ice and the staff will also provide hands on assistance.
http://manchestericerink.co.uk/

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