Child Friendly Events in Liverpool

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Child Friendly Events in Liverpool

Days out in Liverpool with the whole family can be great fun. But if you’re heading out and about in the city with kids, it’s a good idea to have some activities lined up in advance. Kids get tired easily and like to know the schedule for the day. So here are some great events to suss out.

The Tiger Who Came to Tea

If you’re looking for things to do with kids in Liverpool, don’t miss The Tiger Who Came to Tea theatre production at the Liverpool Playhouse. Currently on tour following a successful run in London’s West End, this is a show specifically tailored for kids aged three and above. Based on the much-loved picture book of the same name by Judith Kerr, this production is packed with sing-along songs, clumsy chaos and exciting magic that little ones are sure to love.

When Sophie and her mummy sit down for tea, they don’t expect the doorbell to ring. Or to find a big, stripy tiger on their doorstep. Much to their amazement, he then eats and drinks everything in their home before heading on his way. What will daddy say when he gets back from work? This classic tale is brought to life in a really enchanting and interactive way, so book your tickets today and make memories to last a lifetime.

If you’re worried about heading to a theatre with young children, don’t panic. Every parent is in the same boat and the show is designed to keep little ones entertained. It’s only 55 minutes with no interval, meaning there will be no time for your kids to get fidgety. Plus, they’ll be too busy singing and copying the actions of those on stage.

Head to the World Museum

When it comes to children’s activities Liverpool, museums are a great idea as many are completely free to visit and have special events such as hands-on activities and workshops throughout the year. The World Museum, spread over five floors, is one of those places that you can get lost in for hours. Or you can dip in and out of it depending on attention spans and interest levels. There’s a fantastic gallery packed with exhibits from Ancient Egypt as well as dinosaur fossils and over a million specimens from around the world including plants and fungi. Kids are sure to love the fascinating aquarium where they can meet an octopus called Polpo, and there’s a really cool Planetarium too.

Merseyside Maritime Museum

Liverpool has an extensive seafaring past, with the Merseyside Maritime Museum being one of the best places to learn all about this. Throughout the museum, which is also free to enter, you’ll discover exhibits, trails and free events that are perfect for the little ones. Learn about Liverpool’s central role in the Titanic story, enter the world of a Customs officer and find out everything you need to know about Liverpool’s historic docks.

As this museum is located in the heart of the Royal Albert Dock, you can finish off your museum tour with a waterfront stroll and a bite to eat at one of the many sensational eateries in the area. There are also many free events to enjoy at the Dock itself including fitness trails and special discounts. These crop up throughout the year so keep an eye out for the latest activities.

There’s plenty to see and do in Liverpool for the whole family. Book your tickets to The Tiger Who Came to Tea today and make your adventure even more special.


'This Tiger is the cat's meow'

The Times


'Perfectly pitched adaptation'

Daily Telegraph


'A delight from start to finish'

Time Out