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20 things you can do with the kids in Liverpool during Christmas Holidays


There’s no reason for the kids to be getting bored during Christmas Holidays in Liverpool!

School’s out for Christmas, but as you search for that illusive roll of sellotape, realise you’ve missed the last postal date for the overseas cards you bought, and wonder how exactly you’re going to cook Christmas dinner for 19 people, have no festive fear!

We’re here to help – at least with entertaining the younger troops in, and around Liverpool during their school holidays.

1. Kids eat for £1 - Ropewalks Bar & Kitchen, Hanover Street

From 12-9pm for every full-paying adult enjoying a main from the signature dish menu, one child can enjoy a dish from the children’s menu for £1 up until the 5th January. Sounds pretty good to us.

Book your tickets here.

2. Steam Santa Specials - West Lancs Railway, Hesketh Bank (Sunday 22nd December)

Get on board the traditional Lancashire steam train to meet Santa and receive a Christmas gift on this unforgettable festive adventure!

Book your tickets here.

3. Enchanted - Knowsley Safari (Until Monday 23rd December 2019)

Knowsley Safari is transformed for Christmas with lantern-lined paths leading to their favourite animals, sparkling with Christmas spirit.

Book your tickets here.

4. The Elf Adventure Challenge - St. George's Hall (Until Christmas Eve 2019)

If your house has been invaded by elf on a shelf this Christmas, your children will love joining the Elf Adventure Challenge. Full of festive fun for children aged 2 to 10 years.

Sign up here.

5. Post your letter to Santa - The Disney Store, Liverpool ONE (Until Christmas Eve 2019)

The ideal way to distract the kids if you’ve still got so last minute shopping to do, nip into The Disney Store to write a letter to Santa and post it in-store. Super cute!

6. Polar Adventure - Chavasse Park (Until Christmas Eve 2019)

Depart the Polar Adventure for a magical journey onboard the Christmas Express! Join the pop-up polar party to celebrate with hot chocolate, glitter face-painting, storytelling, as well as music, dancing, and lots of festive fun! Recommended for children aged 3-10 accompanied by an adult.

Book your tickets here.

7. Story-time with Santa - Liverpool Town Hall (Until Christmas Eve 2019)

An unforgettable opportunity to take to children to the opulent surroundings

of Liverpool Town Hall as Father Christmas and Buddy the Elf share magical stories and sing songs in front of their cozy log fire before shares receiving a special gift.

Book your tickets here.

8. Otterspool Adventure does Christmas - Otterspool Drive (Until Christmas Eve 2019)

An incredible Santa experience featuring a visit to the grotto with gift, gingerbread-making with Mrs Claus, make a bear workshop, Cinderella live, ice skating, and so much more to keep kids feeling festive.

Book your choice of Christmas experience here.

9. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker - Woolton Picture House (from Friday 27th December)

Gather the troops for the third instalment of the Star Wars sequel trilogy, following The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi, and a viewing at Liverpool’s oldest independent cinema should make this movie especially memorable. (12A)

Book your tickets here.

10. Lark Lane Farmer’s Market (Saturday 28th December)

Christmas cabin fever is easily treatable as you support local producers at the stalls from 9-2pm, take a wander around stunning Sefton Park, and have a bite to eat on The Lane.

Explore Lark Lane Farmer’s Market here.

11. Beasty Baby - Unity Theatre (Until Saturday 28th December 2019)

Ideal for children under-8, enjoy puppetry, music and song as we meet a very naughty baby and discover being family doesn’t mean being perfect!

Book your tickets here.

12. The Snowman with live orchestra - Liverpool Cathedral – (Saturday 28th December).

The illustrated children’s classic, The Snowman, with two showings – 5pm & 7.30pm. Accompanied by a live orchestra, including Walking in the Air. This magical screening also includes an animated film of award-winning book, The Bear and The Piano, narrated by Joanna Lumley.

Book your tickets here.

13. Ghostbusters with live orchestra (PG) - Liverpool Philharmonic Hall (Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th December 2019)

Who you gonna call? Ok, we admit, you might enjoy this as much as the kids, but surely that’s a good thing? Join Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver and get ready to not be afraid of no…oh, you get the picture.

Book your tickets here.

14. The TheraPlate UK International Horse Show - M&S Bank Arena (Saturday 28th - Tuesday 31st December 2019)

Overcome holiday hurdles with spectacular showmanship, live music, fabulous acts and fantastic family entertainment packed with equestrian-themed crafts and activities as The TheraPlate UK Liverpool International Horse Show spends four days at M&S Bank Arena.

Book your tickets here.

15. Winter Woodland Festival - Neston, Wirral (Sunday 29th December 2019)

Enjoy the Wild Play area, take a guided walk to discover wonderful winter crafts, campfire cooking treats, den building and lots of outdoor adventure!

Further details here.

16. Southport Pier - Southport, Merseyside (A breath of fresh air)

Get the kids out of the house and enjoy a break from the hustle and bustle with a trip to Southport. Stretch your legs with a walk down the promenade, pop into the penny amusement arcade at the pavilion, and stop off at Ocean Plaza for a bite to eat.

See what’s on in Southport this Christmas in our guide here.

17. Liverpool Christmas Ice Festival - Pier Head, St George’s Parade (Until Sunday 5th January 2020)

Get your skates on for this festive ice spectacular! Featuring ice skating, slides, rides and a lot more besides, with 50 Christmas market stalls, and a great choice of food and drink.

Book your visit here.

18. Cinderella, Epstein Theatre - Hanover Street (Until Sunday 5th January 2020)

Panto season is well and truly here. The ultimate Christmas rags to riches story brings us Benidorm’s Crissy Rock and Emmerdale’s gorgeous Sammy Winward as the girl who shall go to the ball! Book your tickets to have a ball at Cinderella until 5th January 2020.

Book your tickets here.

19. Miracle on 34th Street the Musical, Playhouse Theatre

We all loved the movie, and now you can relive the classic Christmas story live on stage at our Playhouse Theatre. Miracle on 34th Street the Musical is a Liverpool first and it’s getting magical reviews. It’s on until 4th January.

Book your tickets here.

20. Peter Pan, Liverpool Empire

Take a trip to Neverland this Christmas as Liverpool Empire bring you a swash-buckling panto like no other. The shows stars Benidorm’s Tony Maudsley, Liverpool legend Louis Emerick and X Factor star, Nikki Evans. Be quick, it finishes on 29 December.

Get booking your tickets here.


So there you have it, there’s no reason for the kids to be getting bored this Christmas in Liverpool. Keep its posted on what you get up to, and follow the action as it happens on our social media pages.

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