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17 Things you can do with the kids this May bank holiday weekend in Liverpool

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By The Guide Liverpool

17 Things you can do with the kids this May bank holiday weekend in Liverpool

The first May bank holiday weekend in Liverpool is teaming with family friendly activities.

Early May bank holiday weekend in Liverpool offers up something for kids of all ages. From messy play to Star Wars crafts, tiger trails and an unmissable annual duck race, north west is best for family fun. Alongside all the fab parks and beaches, we’ve lined up 17 of the best events happening across the region to help fuel the imagination of those little minds. Science, history, art, maths and free LEGO! What’s not to like?

Here’s 17 things you can do with the kids this May bank holiday weekend in Liverpool….

1 – Smithdown Road Festival Kids Mystery Garden

There’s loads of fresh air fun at the Smithdown Road Festival kids area at Wavertree Mystery Garden on Saturday and Sunday. Expect crafts, music, science fun and loads more. Info here.

2 – The Vamps, M&S Bank Arena

If you have tween or teen kids, there’s a strong possibility they’re huge Vamps fans, which is handy because they’re back in the city playing the M&S Bank Arena on Sunday. Tickets here. 

3 – So You Think You Know About Dinosaurs

Hit stage show, So You Think You Know About Dinosaurs comes to the Epstein Theatre on Sunday. Prehistoric aficionado Dr Ben Garrod pits kids against adults in this brilliantly interactive show. Tickets here. 

4 – Dino Hunting, Chavassic Park

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If Dinosaurs are your thing but sitting still isn’t, head to Liverpool ONE’s Chavassic Park! Download the free app and find the Dino eggs to bring a whole host of creatures back to life in Liverpool. More info here. 

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5 – Free Lego Giveaway, Liverpool Shopping Park

Got some pocket money saved up? Why not head to the huge Smyth’s Toystore at Liverpool Shopping Park and pick up a free Lego giveaway pack too! First come first served so get down there handy. Ahhhh a bit of peace at last! More info here. 

6 – Have A Go Archery, Speke Hall


There’s Tudor themed activities on offer at Speke Hall this bank holiday weekend. If you’ve ever fancied a go at Archery, this is your chance to hit the bullseye with guided sessions at this historic site. More info here. 

7 – Unicorn & Fairy Workshop, Childwall Woods

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This is a fabulous event for younger children. Taking place at Childwall Woods, you can explore the protected woodlands, enjoy a magical workshop, make masks, tuck into a picnic and loads more. Info and booking here. 

8 – Do Something Saturdays, FACT

Did you know that FACT runs free drop in sessions for kids and their families every Saturday? The Spring 2019 programme invites you to make up your own fairytale with the princess, queen or witch as the star of the show. Find out more here. 

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9 – dot-Art Club, Baltic Creative

Aimed at kids aged 10-13, the dot-art Sunday club encourages kids to flaunt their creative flair. Develop your kids’ love of art with a chilled session from 1:30pm til 3pm this Sunday. Info here. 

10 – Supertato Creative Storytime, Hug A Mug

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There’s a fab fun creative craft time session on offer at Hug A Mug, Gateacre on Saturday from 10am. Supertato is off to the rescue and your little ones are invited to listen to the story before getting messy with crafts. Booking here. 

11 – New Ferry Butterfly Park

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There’s lots to see and do for all the family at the New Ferry Butterfly Park Open Day on Sunday from 11am. Check out the art trail, art and craft tables, spider identification, nature walk, pond dipping, tombola, plant sale, cake sale, BBQ and more. Free entry too. Info here. 

12 – May the 4th Space Day, World Museum

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Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first moon landings and Star Wars Day at World Museum on Saturday. There’s a fun packed, space themed day of interactive games, puzzles, craft workshops, badge making and intriguing demonstrations. More info here. 

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13 – 10% off at Knowsley Safari

There’s so much to see and do on a day out at Knowsley Safari! The Tiger Trail, Sea Lion Shows, the 5 mile safari route, fairground rides and more. You can even get up close with the new White Rhino too! 10% off if you book online. More info here. 

14 – Princess & Pirate Weekend, Gullivers World

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Just down the M62 lies a world of Princesses & Pirate Adventure this bank holiday weekend. Gullivers World, Warrington invites you and your little ones to don their best fancy dress and enjoy themed activities across the park. Find out more and book here. 

15 – Sing A Long Grease, St Helen’s Theatre Royal

Another one for the older kids. Who fancies a sing a long version of Grease on Saturday night? Get to St Helen’s Theatre Royal like greased lightning and meet up with your pink ladies for a fabulous night singing your heart out. More info here. 

16 – Builders Boot Camp, Imagine That

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Imagine That, the Science and Discovery museum on Wavertree technology park has a brand new space. Builders Boot Camp allows ids to get hands on with outdoor play. Give them a visit this bank holiday weekend in Liverpool. More here. 

17 – Annual Duck Race, Martin Mere

Are you ready for the sporting event of the year? This May bank holiday weekend its all eyes on the prize at Martin Mere, Burscough as the annual Duck Race gets under way at 12pm and 3pm. Ducks at ÂŁ3 and there’s a ÂŁ50 voucher up for grabs! Quack! More info here. 

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