With the release of the new Beatles song, Liverpool is back in the sportlight for being the place the cool kids hang out. Check out our things to do in Liverpool in and around Liverpool City Centre, with kids that are fun for the whole family. Liverpool, famed for the Albert Docks, the Beetles and the Cavern Club, plus many museums and attractions. Thus offering so much to see and do.
1. The Albert Dock
Albert Dock is a must see when visiting Liverpool. Most parents and grandparents will recognise it from the live weather reports, unfortunately that famous weather map on the Liverpool Waterfront from Granada News is long gone.
But there are is still loads to see and do. Liverpool is a city in which to wander and as you can wander around the dock you will be sure to see pirate ships and boats of all shapes and sizes. Surrounding the dock you will also find an array of restaurants, bars, cafes and even a couple of shops and an art gallery.
2. The Beatles Story
One of the most popular things to do in Liverpool for those that visit from afar is to experience The Beatles Story. Based down at Albert Dock the museum is a must do for any Beatles fans and has enough interactive exhibits to keep the kids happy to as there’s always something for the kids to do in the Discovery Zone including free workshops.
Open all year round, 10am-6pm. Prices from the 1st April 2023 will be: Adults £19, children (aged 5-15) £10.50, children (0-4) free, concessions £15.
3. Merseyside Maritime Museum
If you are looking for educational things to do with kids in Liverpool? Then a trip to the Merseyside Maritime Museum needs to be top of your list. It is the perfect place to explore Liverpool’s nautical heritage in a fun and interactive way.
Alongside discovering Liverpool’s central role in the American Civil War and Battle of the Atlantic, you can take a tour of a historic Liverpool pilot cutter moored in the Dock and enjoy a trip round the adjacent Pier Master’s House.
4. Tate Liverpool
The Tate Liverpool is another fun yet educational day out for families in Liverpool. It is a museum where the focus is all about learning about art through getting creative. From the moment you arrive there are trails and activity packs to help you explore the museum and as you go from exhibit to exhibit you will uncover plenty of games to play and activities to try out.
5. Ferry Across the Mersey
Why not make your trip to Liverpool extra special by parking in the Wirral and catching the ‘actual’ ferry across the Mersey and where you can sing “Ferry across the Mersey” at full volume? Alternatively, jump on board in Liverpool and head to the Wirral where you can explore number 10 in a Mersey river cruise.
Situated just across the water form Liverpool you will find the newly opened Eureka; Science and Discovery Centre. Here you can enjoy a whole host of educational fun and opportunities for hands on learning for the whole family. It has been specifically designed to introduce children to STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) to children up to the age of 14 through various different mediums.
Children and adults £15.95 and under 3’s £6.95.
7. The Western Approaches Museum
Western Approaches is an underground bunker in Liverpool, that shows how Britain played a crucial role in the Battle of the Atlantic during World War II. The Operations Room has remained exactly how as it was left when the doors were closed on 15 August 1945.
The Western Approaches Museum is an excellent destination for families who are interested in history! Especially World War II history. The museum offers an immersive and interactive experience that is both educational and entertaining, and is suitable for visitors of all ages.
8. Do A Liverpool Football Club Tour
The Liverpool Football Club tour is an exciting experience. Thus allowing football fans and visitors to explore the rich history and heritage of one of the most successful football clubs in the Uk. The tour takes place at the iconic Anfield stadium, the home of Liverpool FC.
During the tour, visitors will have the opportunity to walk through the players’ tunnel, visit the dressing room, and sit in the dugout where the managers and coaches sit during matches. You’ll also get to see the press room, where the players and coaches give post-match interviews to the media.
9. The Liver Building
The Liver Building is one of the most recognizable and iconic buildings in Liverpool. Located on the waterfront at Pier Head and stands at a height of 51 meters. Completed in 1911, the building was designed by architect Walter Aubrey Thomas.
It’s notable for the two clock towers, each topped with a large copper bird. Known as a Liver Bird, a symbol of Liverpool which is often used as a mascot for local sports teams and businesses.
10. Visit Santa
If you are visiting before Christmas, there are so many places to visit Santa in Liverpool, making your UK trip more festive and memorable.
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