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18 things you can do in the Easter holidays in Liverpool

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18 things you can do in the Easter holidays in Liverpool
Easter around Liverpool

Easter’s just around the corner and that means there’s loads of eggs-citing things for families to do in and around the city.

So get planning your fun for the Easter holidays, because you’ll be hopping mad if you miss this little lot.

Easter Croxteth Hall Makers Market

Credit: Easter Croxteth Hall Makers Market
Credit: Easter Croxteth Hall Makers Market

Taking place this Sunday, 31 March, Croxteth Hall will be hosting a makers market.

They will have over 70 stalls, live music and free kids crafting. They’re bringing the community together, with good music and shopping local.

The market will be free entry and dog friendly.

More info here.

Roald Dahl Afternoon Tea – OH ME OH MY

Roald Dahl Afternoon Tea. Credit: OH ME OH MY
Roald Dahl Afternoon Tea. Credit: OH ME OH MY

OH ME OH MY in Liverpool are providing the magic for younger guests this Easter and all of the family are invited to join in on Monday 1 April from midday onwards – last booking 3.30pm.

With a delightful menu crafted around some of the stories from Roald Dahl, it’s time to gather everyone together and revel in the magic of the master of children’s story-telling who wrote countless classics.

Younger guests will enjoy a magical menu with a medley of cakes, jellies and sandwiches. This includes the infamous Bruce Bogtrotter chocolate cake, The Twits’ worm jellies and James’s Giant Peach cheesecake, a ‘Wonka fizzy lifting drink’ and lots more. For adults, there’s OH ME OH MY’s Spring Afternoon Tea service to savour.

Book your place here.

Alice in Wonderland – Floral Pavilion

Alice in Wonderland. Credit: Immersion Theatre / Floral Pavilion
Alice in Wonderland. Credit: Immersion Theatre / Floral Pavilion

Follow Alice and the White Rabbit as they set off on a colourful, topsy-turvy adventure and meet a host of outlandish characters including Tweedle Dum and Tweedle Dee, the Queen of Hearts, the Cheshire Cat and of course, the Mad-as a bat-Hatter!

Children and adults alike are invited to join in the hilarity of seeing this classic story brought vividly to life in a show packed with comedy, music, audience interaction, and fun for the whole family! You’d be MAD to miss it!

The show is at Floral Pavilion for one day only – Mon 01 Apr 2024.

Book your tickets here.

Madagascar the Musical – Liverpool Empire

Madagascar the musical - Liverpool Empire - Theatre
Credit: Liverpool Empire

Join all of your favourite crack-a-lackin’ friends as they escape from their home in New York’s Central Park Zoo and find themselves on an unexpected journey to the madcap world of King Julien’s Madagascar.

Alex the lion is the king of the urban jungle, the main attraction at New York’s Central Park Zoo. He and his best friends – Marty the zebra, Melman the giraffe and Gloria the hippo – have spent their whole lives in blissful captivity before an admiring public and with regular meals provided for them. Not content to leave well enough alone, Marty lets his curiosity get the better of him and makes his escape – with the help of some prodigious penguins – to explore the world.

29 Mar 2024 – 31 Mar 2024

Book tickets here.

Follow Harry the Hare – Liverpool City Centre

Harry the Hare Easter Trail. Credit: Liverpool BID Company
Harry the Hare Easter Trail. Credit: Liverpool BID Company

Get ready to hop into Easter fun as Liverpool welcomes an egg-stra special event for families starting this Friday, March 22. 

The city centre will come alive with the Harry the Hare Easter Trail, a delightful journey celebrating the renowned sculptor Emma Rodgers.

As participants follow the trail, they’ll encounter specially commissioned hare-themed artwork at each venue, along with Easter Eggs to collect along the way. But the excitement doesn’t end there! Families completing the trail can enter a competition for a chance to win a bespoke Harry the Hare chocolate bunny crafted by Emma Rodgers herself, in collaboration with Wirral-based chocolatier, The Chocolate Cellar.

Find out more here.

The largest chocolate Easter egg hunt – Southport

DinoTown Easter Egg hunt
DinoTown Easter Egg hunt

This one’s egg-straodinary. The largest chocolate Easter egg hunt, according to organisers, is cracking open in Southport.

Families have the chance to win one of eight giant chocolate eggs in a trail which will see gigantic, dinosaur-themed treats hidden in locations across Southport.

Hunters will use an activity map to track down the treats, and six lucky participants will also be chosen at random to win a super-sized chocolate egg standing at 3ft tall and weighing in at a whopping 25kg.

The free event is one of a series of activities in Southport town centre over the Easter break from 29 March to 14 April put on by Southport BID’s DinoTown Southport.

Activity maps will be available soon (in both print and digital form) from locations in the town centre and online.

Goldilocks and The Three Bears – St Helens Theatre Royal

St Helens Theatre Royal Goldilocks Production shot - Credit David Munn Photography
Goldilocks Production shot – Credit David Munn Photography

Roll Up, Roll Up! St Helens Theatre Royal announce the return of their record-breaking Pantomime Goldilocks And The Three Bears, which opens next month for the Easter holidays.

The spectacular show from leading panto producers Regal Entertainments has proved to be ‘just right’ and promises audiences an eye-popping production, madcap comedy capers and all the fun of the circus – including circus skills and stunts performed by cast members. 

Goldilocks And The Three Bears will run for just over two weeks from Friday 29 March to Sunday 14 April 2024 at St Helens Theatre Royal. Tickets are already selling fast and are priced from £18.

Book tickets here.

The Very Merry Unbirthday Bash! – Southport Market

Credit: Southport Market
Credit: Southport Market

The kids can join the Mad hatter, white rabbit, Cheshire Cat and Alice for an Easter eggs-travaganza like no other at Southport Market. Including games, dancing, crafts and the iconic chocolate party.

Priced at £10 per child.

The event is on March 29 and 30 10am – 2.30pm

Find out more and book tickets HERE.

Easter Experience Days – Acorn Farm

Credit: Acorn Farm
Credit: Acorn Farm

There is Easter fun on the farm for the family during the holidays.

The kids can enjoy meeting the animals as part of a farm experience day, or how about a horse day for beginners?

Please contact Marie on 0151 548 1524 or email to book or for more information.

Easter Giant Duck Hunt – Martin Mere Wetland Centre

Martin Mere. Easter Duck Trail
Credit: Martin Mere. Easter Duck Trail

There are 20 giant ducks and their five real-life friends hidden around Martin Mere Wetland Centre.

Each little hunter will be given an activity sheet on arrival, which will take them on a trail around the grounds. 

They can search high and low, and use all their hide-and-seek skills to find each one and work out which cheeky yellow duck is still missing. It’s £1 a go and there’s a tasty treat for the detectives who find them all.

The event will take place from March 29 – April 14.

Find out more and book tickets HERE.

Kaleidolab Interactive Workshop – Eureka Science and Discovery

Credit: Eureka! Science + Discovery
Credit: Eureka! Science + Discovery

Youngsters can embark on a captivating journey of discovery with the interactive science show.

In the show ‘KaleidoLab’, they will embark on an illuminating adventure to find out more about light. Through interactive experiments and captivating demonstrations, experts will unveil the fascinating secrets of light while having a blast along the way. 

Workshops take place: Friday 29th, Saturday 30th, Friday 5th, Saturday 6th, Friday 12th, Saturday 13th, 11am, 12 noon, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm.

Find out more and book HERE.

Easter Adventures – Speke Hall

Credit: Speke Hall
Credit: Speke Hall

Make your way along the Easter trail and find 10 nature-inspired activities for the whole family amid the beauty and history of Speke Hall’s gardens and estate. The trail takes place between March 23 and April 5, from 10.30am to 3.30pm.

During the bank holiday weekend, the property will open at 10am. For the rest of the Easter trail period, the property will open at its usual time of 10.30am. The Speke Hall mansion itself will open at 12.30pm Wednesday to Sunday throughout the Easter period.

Normal admission. plus £3 per trail, includes a chocolate egg, or a vegan Free-From chocolate egg, both made using cocoa from Rainforest Alliance Certified farms.

Find out more HERE.

Meet the Dinosaurs – Southport

Meet the Dinosaurs - Vera
Meet the Dinosaurs – Vera

As well as the chocolate egg hunt, families are being offered the chance to Meet the Dinosaurs in Southport this Easter break.

On Good Friday (29 March) and Saturday (30 March), parents and their kids will be transported to the island of Nils Moranis for a fun morning and afternoon with Vera and her pet, Velociraptor Frankie.

It all kicks off from 11am at the Wayfarers Arcade on both days and it’s free to attend. Bookings must be made by telephone, on 07709 766108.

Find more information here.

Easter Eggstravaganza – Farmer Ted’s

Credit: Farmer Ted's
Credit: Farmer Ted’s

Get ready for a day filled with fun activities for children of all ages. Meet the Easter Bunny, visit Easter Street with lots of photo opportunities, enjoy the Easter Dance Party, meet dinos Titan and Vinny, find the golden egg to win a prize and much more.

Events takes place from March 29 – April 14.

Find out more and book tickets HERE.

Easter Egg Trail – Church Farm

Credit: Church Farm
Credit: Church Farm

The ever-popular Church Farm re-opens after its seasonal break on 29 March with fun for all the family.

The kids can enjoy a tractor ride and feeding the animals and there is an Easter egg trail March 29 – April 14.

Using the puzzle page in your pack, you can make your way around the farm to find and solve the eggy clues and fill in the answers on your sheet. There are activities and games to play along the way and it’s great fun for the whole family with a chocolate reward on completion

The Easter Activity Pack is £3.95 and is available to purchase when pre-booking tickets, or on arrival at the farm admission kiosk (while stocks last).

Find out more and book tickets HERE.

Easter Adventures – Rufford Old Hall

Heritage Open Day - Rufford Old Hall - Family
Credit: Rufford Old Hall

Make your way along the trail and find nature-inspired activities for the whole family.

The trail takes place between 29 March to 14 April 2024, from 11am to 4.30pm, with last entry at 4.30pm, so come along and explore the beautiful gardens of Rufford Old Hall.

The price of the trail is £3 per child (normal admission charges also apply) and includes a trail map, and a chocolate egg at the end – regular chocolate egg and NOMO eggs which are vegan and free from gluten, peanuts and tree nuts.

29 Mar 2024 – 14 Apr 2024

More info here.

Easter family tea party – The Reader

The Reader - Easter Family Tea Party
Credit: The Reader

Jump into the Easter holiday with a themed tea party at The Reader in Calderstones Park.

This special Springtime afternoon tea inside their Grade II listed building is a perfect way to celebrate the Easter break with your little ones. The Storybarn will have games, crafts and loads of activities outside on the lawn.

Find out more here.

DinoTown – Southport

Credit: DinoTown
Credit: DinoTown

The BRICKOSAURS exhibition will be the headline event of ‘DinoTown Southport’, which takes place over the Easter holidays and will feature a range of dinosaur-themed activities.

15 brick-built models, consisting of over 550,000 bricks, will be in place across Southport town centre between 29 March – April 14.

Visitors can enjoy seeing some of the dinosaurs close-up at Lord Street Gardens, which is set to transform into ‘Prehistoric Park’ for the duration of the event.

Further models will be displayed at stores and internal locations around Southport town centre, including Marks and Spencer, TK Maxx, and Wayfarers Arcade.

More info here.

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