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Wirral half term: 8 things you need to do

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Wirral half term: 8 things you need to do
Wirral half term

It’s school holiday time and with the great weather forecast it’s an opportunity to get out and about locally and find out what’s on offer for families in the Liverpool City Region.

Wirral has so much to offer for all the family this half term.

From free days out at its beautiful beaches and parks, to farm parks and interactive learning fun, there is so much to see and do.

Here are eight suggestions for Wirral family fun over the next week.

Hilbre Island

Hilbre Island. Credit: Shutterstock
Hilbre Island. Credit: Shutterstock

Take a walk out to Hilbre Island and find out more about this beautiful part of the Wirral coastline. And it doesn’t have to cost you a penny!

Start from the slipway at West Kirby and head out to Little Eye, navigating around to Little Hilbre and then to Hilbre Island. It is about a two mile walk across, depending on how fast you and the kids walk – and the tides of course.

There is an open day on 28th May when the Friends of Hilbre Island will be on hand to tell you more and help people learn how to protect the local environment. 

Please check tide times before you set off for your walk and remember your own refreshments. And make sure you take your litter home.

Find out more here.


Brimstage Farm

Credit: Brimstage Farm
Credit: Brimstage Farm

Maizy’s Play Barn is open over half term at this popular Wirral farm. Book tickets online and the kids can enjoy the indoor soft play area, jumping pillows and sand pit. And you can treat them to an ice cream from Maizy’s Parlour to enjoy in the summer sunshine.

The famous maze doesn’t open until July, but Brimstage is still a nice place to spend a couple of hours with the children during half term.

Find out more here.


Church Farm, 27th May – 4th June

Credit: Church Farm
Credit: Church Farm

Open every day from 10am – 5pm for fun on the farm during half term.

Pre-booking is advised for a visit to Church Farm in Thurstaston, where the kids can enjoy a tractor ride, the pedal go-kart, the plank maze, the animal barn, barrel train ride, and much more.

A family of four can visit for £28 if you book in advance. More information and ticket prices here.


Blue Planet Aquarium, Cheshire Oaks

Credit: Blue Planet
Credit: Blue Planet

Open every day from 10am-5pm, there is so much to experience at Blue Planet.

From the aqua theatre show to octopus feeding and a walk through the underwater tunnel, you will keep the kids occupied for hours.

This is a special treat for a day out, with family tickets from £76. 

Find out more on the website.


Music Mayhem at Eureka Science and Discovery, 27th May – 4th June

Picture – Eureka

Especially for under sevens, a guided musical singalong with a difference. The children can discover different instruments and find out what happens when they’re all played together. This will happen every 30 minutes from 10.30am-3.30pm with no additional charge if you’re at Eureka.

See the website for more information, admission, and find out more about what’s happening at Eureka, including the opening of The Burrow, an interactive space for younger kids.


West Kirby Farmers’ Market, 27th May

Start the morning with a brisk walk at the seafront then head to these gorgeous farmers’ market with stalls selling fresh, seasonal produce direct from local producers.

Pick up some locally produced cheese, eggs, jam, and chutney, and treat the kids to some chocolates and fudge. 

The market is at St Andrews, CH48 5DN.


The Giant’s Loo Roll, Gladstone Theatre, Port Sunlight, 27th May 2.30pm

Credit: Gladstone Theatre
Credit: Gladstone Theatre

Look out for the biggest loo roll ever on stage in this GIANT of a children’s musical at the Gladstone Theatre.
The villagers living in the town below the Giant’s house had better watch out, that loo roll has gone bouncing down the hill and straight towards them! Luckily, the towns folk find lots of uses for runaway loo paper…This is a great show for kids of all ages, and you can get tickets here.


Wirral MakeFest, Saturday 3rd June

Credit: Wirral MakeFest
Credit: Wirral MakeFest

The Wirral MakeFest 2023 will take place on Saturday 3rd June, between 10am and 4pm at Birkenhead Central Library and The Williamson Art Gallery & Museum. 

Get along to the festival and enjoy a wide range of hands-on activities and exhibits, with more than 50 makers showcasing their skills in robotics, electronics, crafts, art, coding, 3D printing, VR, woodworking, and lots more. 

The event aims to inspire curiosity, encourage experimentation, and promote collaboration among makers of all ages and backgrounds. Wirral MakeFest is a community-driven event that aims to promote STEAM education, creativity, and inclusivity in a fun and engaging way. It is inclusive and open to everyone.

Wirral MakeFest 2023 runs across two venues with Vintage buses running between Birkenhead Central Library in Borough Road and Williamson Art Gallery in Slatey Road.

The event is free but pre-booked tickets are available here.

For more half term days out click here.

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