Kids’ pick: Attractions for the whole family
Throughout August – Victoria Gallery & Museum
Budding young scientists will be able to try their hand at a host of fun, hands-on activities as a weekly Science Club gets underway. Children aged eight to 13 will be guided by University of Liverpool staff and students during the free workshops, which will take place on 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 August. Limited spaces are available at the 1-3pm sessions so booking is required.
Prototype Summer School with Neil Winterburn
3-5 and 17-19 August – FACT
Encourage creative curiosity, confidence and technology awareness with this summer school led by leading digital artist Neil Winterburn. The 3-5 August camp will cater for eight to 11-year-olds, with the second run from 17-19 August open for 12 to 14-year-olds, and children of all experiences can take part. The three-day courses will teach young attendees a range of skills, from coding to circuitry.
Family Fun Day
21 August – Circo
Summer games, princess makeovers, face painting and mocktail mixing are among the activities at this fun-packed event, which will raise money for Claire House Children’s Hospice. And while the little ones are being entertained, parents won’t miss out either. Mums can enjoy a glass of prosecco and a mini massage or facial from the Harvey Nichols Medi-Spa team and dads can take on an eating challenge in return for donations.
4 September – The Epstein Theatre
Direct from the West End, this interactive family show will bring life-like prehistoric creatures to the Liverpool stage. Suitable for ages three and above, Dinosaur Zoo will provide a chance to get up close and personal with cute baby ravenous reptiles to the giant Tyrannosaurus Rex in this imaginative puppetry performance. Ticketed performances at 12pm, 2pm and 4pm last 50 minutes and are followed by a 15-minute meet and greet.
Pirates on the Dock
10-11 September – Albert Dock
This much-loved, action-packed spectacle returns, filling the dock with swashbuckling family entertainment. Expect plenty of thrilling live action, breathtaking stunts and theatre mixed with local folklore and fabulous pirate costumes, as Fit the Bill curates the weekend-long event.
Mid Autumn Festival crafts
18 September – Lady Lever Art Gallery
Accompanied children aged 10 and under can get creative at this special free event, providing an afternoon of activities inspired by the Mid Autumn Festival. The gallery’s education team will lead the way during the hands-on event, which will be held from 1-4pm. There is no need for participants to book for the session.