Rainy day ideas for places to go with children in Liverpool & Wirral.
Looking for the perfect way to relax, get creative or just have fun?
The Potting Shed offers a huge selection of ceramics just waiting to be hand-painted by you.
It’s a great place for parties – but it’s also the perfect venue for friends to meet, for families to enjoy time together and for everyone to get creative!
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Bounce and play, safely! If your little one is 5 years or under then head along to one of our Toddler sessions where they can learn to bounce safely without any big kids getting in their way. Only £5 for 3 hours (10-1) and a free coffee.
Unit 4, Compass East, Speke, Liverpool L24 1YH
0330 088 2010
Airborn Academy Limited
105 Boundary Street, Liverpool L5 9YJ
First dedicated urban sports centre in Liverpool, specialised in the teaching of freerunning, trampolining, tumbling, aerial skills and trapeze, cheerleading and martial arts. Amazing state of the art venue, with massive foam pit, sunken trampolines, levelled jumping area & huge sprung floor.
Birkenhead Priory & St Mary’s Tower
Priory Street, Birkenhead
Explore this Benedictine Monastery (1150AD), the oldest standing building on Merseyside. Climb the tower for great views across the Mersey. Family discovery trail. Try on Medieval costumes.
Bisque-it is a paint-your-own-pottery studio and coffee shop located in the heart of Oxton Village. Come along to choose from a wide range of plain pottery and spend time painting your own designs. Great for all ages and fun birthday parties.
0151 652 3816
Bootle Leisure Centre
25m swimming pool & swimming lessons, leisure pool with flume.
Craft centre offering a huge range of creative activities suitable for all ages, pottery painting, jewellery, papercrafts, potters wheel, birthday parties etc.
Screens all the big new releases. Cheap tickets for kids’ films on weekend mornings and school holidays.
Crosby Leisure Centre
25m pool and learner pool & swimming lessons. Sports hall, dance studio.
Darkstar Ultimate Laser Tag
The biggest laser arena tag in the UK. 3 party rooms, children’s parties, corporate events, groups, fully licensed Italian restaurant.
Drill at Grange Road West
Sports hall. Trampolining, gymnastics, cheerleading etc.
Echo Arena Liverpool
Large touring shows.
Frequent family plays and visiting ballet.
Europa Pool Leisure Centre
Indoor tropical paradise themed pool. Kiddies’ lagoon with water features. Wave pool, water flume rides. Leisure pool.
Frequent plays for children inc the popular annual Xmas Rock and Roll pantomime.
Purpose-built arts project with galleries hosting regular family workshops. Cinema hosting kids’ club, parent and baby and autism-friendly screenings. Cafe.
Traditional pantos every Christmas and some family shows.
0151 666 0000
25 metre main pool, 12 metre teaching pool & cafe. Children’s swimming lessons, parent and baby swim sessions.
Macclesfield, Bromborough & Chester
Play and party centres. Baby playpen, separate toddler & main play frames, 2 sports areas. Clean, safe & secure.
Local community theatre. Family shows including annual Christmas pantomime.
Guinea Gap Baths and Recreation Centre
Leisure pool with a conservatory overlooking the River Mersey and 25-metre training pool. Swimming lessons and aqua natal. Sports hall. Football. Parties.
Wavertree Technology Park, Liverpool
Discover the art & science of child’s play. Imaginative play, science shows, art & craft workshops & themed activities to keep the whole family entertained for hours.
Plus children’s parties.
International Slavery Museum
Based in the Merseyside Maritime Museum at Liverpool’s Albert Dock. Explores both the historical and contemporary aspects of slavery telling stories of bravery and rebellion amongst the enslaved people. Free programme of events and activities.
Jumpin Josephs Trampoline Park
We are a 5* rated trampoline park with …
Zip Wire | Bounce Pillow | Climbing Wall | Foam Pit | Ninja Assault Course | Basket Ball | Football | Trampolines | Jump Tower
Amazing Cafe 🙂
Amazing Pancake Kitchen 🙂
Indoors & Outdoor Entertainment
0151 363 2020
Where kids can go wild! The most exciting Activity-Adventure, Play-Party Centre in the north west, open 7 days a week. Themed party rooms.
Kirkby Gallery situated inside Kirkby Centre displays work by local, regional, national and international artists including touring exhibitions from the Hayward Gallery, Knowsley’s Annual Open Exhibition, schools, and community arts as well as exhibitions exploring our heritage.
There are activities for children and young people to help explore the exhibitions.
Lady Lever Art Gallery
Art gallery displaying world famous masterpieces inc. sculptures and paintings by Turner and Constable. Self-guiding kids’ quiz tours. Frequent family friendly activities including craft sessions and storytime at weekends.
Leasowe Leisure Centre
Two swimming pools. Disabled swim lessons for juniors. Swimming lessons for children. Sports hall. Football pitches.
Swimming pool, swimming lessons. Trampolining, junior boxing. Sports hall.
Lifestyles Austin Rawlinson
25 metre swimming pool & teaching pool for swimming lessons. Sports hall, badminton, basketball, multi-sports for kids, active play for small children, mini kickers, baby ballet, 5-a-side.
Lifestyles Cardinal Heenan
Sports hall with junior basketball, karate etc. Swimming pool offering swimming lessons for children and family swim sessions.
All weather pitch, after school club, lads and dads boxing, street dance.
Large pool and learner pool. Swimming lessons and family swim sessions. 7-a-side synthetic pitches and sports hall. Street dance and trampolining.
Lifestyles Everton Park
Pool with children’s swimming lessons. Sports hall, all weather pitches. Gymnastics, junior badminton.
Swimming pool with water slide and learner pool for kids swimming lessons. Sports hall and badminton courts. Kids’ club, junior football, mini tennis, X biking and toddler tunes.
Lifestyles Park Road
Main pool and teaching pool. Aqua natal and children’s swim lessons. Gym hall, sports hall, badminton, table tennis. Children’s and tots gymnastics.
Lifestyles Park Road Sports Centre
Children’s football coaching. Basket ball.
Lifestyles Peter Lloyd
Leisure pool. Junior swimming lessons. Children’s football lessons. Children’s gym.
Lifestyles Walton Sports Centre
All weather pitch. Gymtots. Creche. Junior football lessons.
Light Cinema New Brighton
New Brighton, Wallasey, Wirral
Edu-tainment Discovery Adventures for the whole family. Join us for a morning of fascinating and thrilling discovery, using state-of-the-art digital technology.
Family specials at weekends – kid friendly movies at a great price.
Baby friendly screenings with the house lights dimmed and sound turned down. And even has a free tea/coffee with each ticket purchased!
Autism friendly screenings these feature dimmed lights, lower volume, no trailers or ads, freedom to bring your own food/drink and freedom to move around the theatre screen if necessary.
Liverpool Aquatics Centre
Olympic sized pool. Swimming lessons and pool parties.
Liverpool Tennis Centre
Junior tennis coaching.
A unique circus venue with a Circus Hall, Imaginative Play Room, Cafe and Lounge providing safe, child friendly space, active, imaginative tea and play sessions, circus workshops, toddler sessions and roller discos for all ages. Meet up with friends, have fun and enjoy some healthy snacks and food.
Merseyside Maritime Museum
Story of Liverpool’s maritime history, emigration and slavery. Programme of children’s activities. Free family activities in the Seized! gallery. Sea Urchins play area.
Mini Monsters Funhouse
Clean and friendly children’s indoor soft play centre suitable for children aged 0-9. Parties.
Mosaics & More at Adelphi Mill
Art & craft activities for children at our Bollington studio. Available for birthday parties too!
50% discount for Kidsguide users
01625 261 273
Museum of Liverpool
Demonstrates Liverpool’s unique contribution to the world and showcase popular culture while tackling social, historical and contemporary issues.
National Conservation Centre
See craftspeople conserving art and sculpture.
Netherton Activity Centre
Sports hall, all weather synthetic pitch, youth only zones, grass pitches. Fun sessions & free holiday & after school activities. Sports birthday parties for children.
Screens all the big movies including family friendly films. Offers Odeon Kids cheap tickets at weekend and in the school holidays. Special sessions for parents with babies & very young children. Some autism friendly screenings.
Picturehouse at FACT
Kids’ club every Saturday. Big Scream for parents with babies under one only.
Autism-friendly screenings with reduced volume and increased lighting.
Indoor soft play centre, we cater for children’s parties, have daily activity sessions and have a delicious restaurant for parents.
Port Sunlight Museum & Garden Village
Port Sunlight, Wirral
Port Sunlight Museum & Garden Village offers family fun throughout the year, featuring a Museum, sprawling gardens and a tearoom.
Prendoolys Play Centre
Newton Le Willows
12000 square feet soft play & party venue Including 5 star awarded cafe and seating for up to 200 people.
Prescot Museum presents a range of permanent and temporary displays, celebrating the history of Prescot, including the town’s watchmaking past, former industries, local people and more. Children’s drawing and sculpture activities on Saturday mornings.
Purple Monster PlayCentre
Fun filled soft play centre offering full menu of freshly made food, cakes & coffees . Party options available all details on our website
10% off entrance fee for all Kidsguide users
Large indoor skatepark.
Shows all the major film releases.
Southport Theatre & Convention Centre
Large traditional theatre with occasional family and kids’ shows.
Space World Playcentre
Spaceworld is an adventure spaced themed soft play centre in Prescot and suitable for all ages.
0844 335 8342
Space-themed scientific attraction with lots of hands-on interactive exhibits. The Space Dome is a 360 degree dome screen with space shows at weekends and in the school holidays. Ride on the thrilling Space Ride cosmic coaster. Sci-fi fans will enjoy the collection of Star War memorabilia too! You can buy combined tickets with the Mersey Ferries and the U-boat Story for a family day out.
Water park with waterslides, swimming pool, learner pool & refreshments. Parties.
St Helens Theatre Royal
Some family shows and touring children’s shows.
01744 756 000
Free family activities all year. Special events in the school holidays. Activity packs available.
Indoor bowling centre. Often have special offers.
Southport’s beautiful new home for music, theatre, art, poetry, literature and history, just 3 minutes’ walk from Southport train station. We offer an exciting and varied destination for families, cultural tourists and arts enthusiasts alike! With family theatre, The Art Box, Gallery and Museum!
The Atkinson, Lord Street, Southport, PR8 1DB
Family friendly events. Gallery trail. Free, fun, creative drop-in activities for all the family every Saturday. Play area in bistro. Garden to play in.
The Hardmans’ House
Time capsule of post-war years. Unopened food rations, glamorous period clothing, evocative original photographs. Book your place on a tour in advance.
Leisure pool, & learning pool.
The Potting Shed
A paint-your-own-pottery studio. Craft and coffee shop.
The Storybarn at Calderstones is an interactive story centre for young people to explore, share and discover their love of books. A thrilling world of imagination where children can embark on a literary adventure, The Storybarn features live-reading from our story-sharers, crafts and a giant slide!
0151 729 2232
Paintings and sculptures 1350-today. Storywalkers – a programme of activities for young children. Big Art for Little Artists, a special gallery for under-9s with lots of kids’ activities. Free.
Ultimate Indoor Paintball
Merseyside’s only indoor paintball arena, cheapest paintball site in the UK, Kids Party specialists
Various shows for children and young people, including the Splatterdays theatre events for children.
Victoria Gallery & Museum
Fantastic gallery & museum near the centre of Liverpool with many free events on for kids.
Volair Leisure Centres
Huyton, Kirkby, Halewood, Prescot and Stockbridge
Volair runs a number of leisure centres across Knowsley. Facilities include swimming pools offering leisure swimming and kid’s swimming lessons. Also a range of sport facilities and children’s sport lessons and clubs. See their website for details and timetables.
VR Here – Virtual Reality Arcade
We provide high end virtual reality games and experiences with a dedicated team who can learn you how to become a master of VR.
Boasting over 40 VR experiences, VR Here was the first full room scale arcade to open in the UK that specialises in PC powered Virtual Reality systems.
Large chain of cinemas showing all the major releases. Take a look at the Mini Mornings for cheaper kids’ film screenings.
West Kirby Concourse
25-metre ‘L’ shaped swimming pool with shallow learner bay. Sports hall.
Williamson Art Gallery & Museum
Slatey Road, Birkenhead
Victorian oil paintings, watercolours, Liverpool porcelain, and a range of collections from local history and ship models to fine decorative arts.
Free family drop-in workshops every other Saturday.
Wirral Tennis and Sports Centre
Indoor & outdoor tennis courts, sports hall, outdoor artificial pitch, grass football pitches.
Woodchurch Leisure Centre
Swimming pool offering junior swimming lessons & disable swimming lessons. Parents and babes. Grass football pitches.
Woolton Picture House
Woolton Village, Liverpool
Truly unique cinema. Shows all the latest mainstream children’s releases in a comfortable and cosy environment.
World Museum Liverpool
World Museum is an ultra family-friendly museum hosting frequent family friendly activities and events. It’s famous for its Egyptian collection – who’s not fascinated by a mummy? Kids will love the aquarium and bug house, the fossils and dinosaurs. There’s a planetarium with daily shows (small charge) for different ages as well a space gallery with rockets, meteorites and moon rocks. Best of all – it’s free to enter!
World of Glass
Galleries and interactive exhibits. Victorian furnace and labyrinth of tunnels, mirror maze, interactive play area, glass blowing demonstration.