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23 Free Things To Do With The Kids This Easter In Liverpool

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The Easter holidays will soon be here and whilst it's nice to have days out planned it can be quite costly especially if you are a family of four, five or more. Luckily most cities do have a range of attractions or activities that are free or cost very little. What's On in Liverpool for free this Easter ranges from walks in the park to learning about the cities history. If you are looking for ideas this Easter half term that are fun but free then check out our list of 23 free things to do with kids this Easter in Liverpool.

view of the liverpool waterfront

Explore the World Museum Liverpool
I used to love visiting the World Museum when I was younger and the aquarium was a huge highlight. Luckily for visitors the aquarium is still a popular attraction. Whilst at the World Museum you can engage in interactive exhibits featuring natural history, world cultures, and ancient civilisations.

Visit the Merseyside Maritime Museum
Another attraction that is oozing facts and history is the Merseyside Maritime Museum. During your visit you can learn about Liverpool's maritime history, including its connection to the Titanic and the slave trade, through intriguing displays and artefacts.

Enjoy the Open Spaces of Sefton Park
Liverpool has lots of parks and open spaces that allow both children and adults the freedom to run, play and burn off some energy. You can spend quality time in Sefton Park, which boasts beautiful gardens, lakes, and playgrounds ideal for picnics and outdoor fun.

Walk Along The Royal Albert Dock
There's nothing quick like a walk along the river breathing in the fresh sea air. One of our favourite things to do is stroll around the historic Albert Dock area. A very popular attraction amongst regulars and tourists The Albert Dock has grown over the years and is now home to a range of restaurants, bars and shops.

Visit the Tate Liverpool
Expose children to contemporary art through exhibitions and workshops at the Tate Liverpool, located within the Albert Dock complex.

Explore the Pier Head
Connected to The Albert Dock by a short walkway here you can admire iconic waterfront landmarks like the Royal Liver Building, the Cunard Building, and the Port of Liverpool Building.

the central library liverpool

Attend Events at Liverpool Central Library
Check out free events, workshops, and storytelling sessions tailored for children at Liverpool Central Library.

Visit the Museum of Liverpool
Whilst visiting the Albert Dock and Pier Head you can pop in to The Museum of Liverpool. There really is so much to see and do with lots of interactive displays and multimedia exhibits of Liverpool's history. 

Explore the Liverpool ONE Complex
Explore Liverpool ONE, a shopping, dining, and entertainment destination offering street performances and events. You can check the What's On guide for more information.

Play at Princes Park Playground
Let kids burn off energy at the playground in Princes Park, equipped with climbing frames, slides, and swings.

Take a Stroll along Crosby Beach
We have loved walking Crosby Beach over the years and one of our favourite things to do is visit "Another Place," featuring 100 cast-iron figures spread across Crosby Beach. It really is a must see.

Explore the Mersey Ferries Terminal
There's nothing better than a Ferry Across The Mersey however if you want a free day out you can still visit the Pier Head Terminal to discover the history of the Mersey Ferries via exhibits and displays.

Enjoy Street Performances at Liverpool ONE
Watch street performers, musicians, and entertainers showcase their talents at Liverpool ONE's public spaces.

Enjoy the Festivals and Events at Liverpool's Waterfront
Attend free festivals, events, and celebrations held throughout the year at Liverpool's dynamic waterfront. You can visit The Royal Albert Dock Online to see What's On this month


Visit Croxteth Hall and Country Park
Another park to explore in Liverpool is Croxteth Hall and Country Park. The extensive grounds feature woodlands, gardens, a working farm as well as a children's play area.

Attend Story Time Sessions at Local Libraries
Participate in free story time sessions and activities for children at various local libraries in Liverpool.

Visit Sudley House
Discover Sudley House's extensive collection of artworks, including paintings and decorative arts, set within a historic mansion.

Explore Calderstones Park
Enjoy a day out in Calderstones Park, offering playgrounds, botanical gardens, and scenic walking paths. There are often free events so be sure to check out their website. 

Visit the Wavertree Mystery Park
Explore this unique park featuring a Victorian greenhouse, botanical gardens, and historical artifacts.

Attend Events at Liverpool's Cultural Institutions
Keep an eye out for free events, workshops, and performances hosted by Liverpool's cultural institutions, including the Bluecoat and FACT.

Explore Newsham Park
Spend time in Newsham Park, known for its ornamental lakes, woodlands, and sports facilities.

Visit the Williamson Tunnels Heritage Centre
Discover the mysterious underground tunnels at the Williamson Tunnels Heritage Centre, offering guided tours and exhibitions.

Explore the Liverpool Anglican Cathedral
Marvel at the impressive architecture of Liverpool Anglican Cathedral and enjoy free guided tours of the cathedral.

These activities provide a diverse range of experiences for families to enjoy together in Liverpool without spending a penny.


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48 Things To Do In Liverpool This Month (March 2024)

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If you are looking to spend a day in Liverpool or how to spend a weekend in Liverpool then this What's On Guide will help you. With 48 things to do in Liverpool this month there is plenty to keep you busy whether you are spending it with the family, friends, your partner or on your own. Liverpool is my favourite city as it has so much to offer and there is something for everyone. 

Liverpool skyline

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Scarecrow Pop Star Festival At Tatton Park

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This half term we headed to Tatton Park to take part in their Scarecrow Festival trail. We have done many Tatton Park Trails over the years and they are always so much fun and we get to see the Tatton Park estate which is so beautiful. The Scarecrow Festival this year offers visitors the chance roam the gardens in search of 21 Pop Star scarecrows.

beatles scarecrows

Scarecrow Pop Star Festival, Tatton Park, WA16 6QN (Sat Nav WA16 6SG)
The Scarecrow Pop Star Festival runs from 10th February till 25th February 2024 and will be the perfect day out this half term with the kids. You will find all the scarecrows inside Tatton Park gardens. There is no map however all scarecrows were easy to find and it was lots of fun guessing who they are. 

freddie mercury scarecrow

This was our first time visiting the Scarecrow Festival however it seems to be an annual event and we are already looking forward to the next one. 

amy whinehouse scarecrow

As the Scarecrow Festival is located in the gardens, normal garden and farm opening times and entry prices apply

It is open 10th Feb - 25th Feb however it is closed on Monday 12 February and Monday 19 February.

tatton park gardens

As well as taking part in the Scarecrow Festival, you can also just enjoy a stroll around the huge gardens. There are 50 acres of gardens to explore offering breathtaking views.

Japanese gardens

The Japanese garden can only be viewed from the perimeter unless you join one of the special guided tours which take place every Wednesday and Saturday from 23rd March 2024

As well as the gardens you can also have lots of fun on the farm, visit the Mansion or enjoy a bite to eat at the Stables Restaurant. 

For more information on Tatton Park including what's on, opening times and entry costs check out their website.

I don't want to give away any spoilers to who's who however we found some easier than others to guess and you can check the list at the entrance to the gardens. If you are not planning to visit and would like to have a guess at all 21 Scarecrows then you can check out our photos on Instagram.


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