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Visit Liverpool for Family Friendly Fun

21 October 2019 | Maisy Farren

Famous for its musical history and wonderful culture, Liverpool is well worth a day out with the gang. Board a train or jump in the car and head for the Merseyside, finding plenty of regular attractions and one-off events perfect for visitors for all ages. Check out our round up of things to see and do in Liverpool for the remainder of 2019, making sure to wrap up warm and pack your umbrella! 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Visit the Tate Liverpool
Albert Dock, Liverpool, L3 4BB
 
Located on the iconic Albert Docks, the ‘Tate of the North’ has been a popular cultural spot since the late 80s. The free gallery is the perfect spot to bring older children on a rainy afternoon, with plenty of permeant installations and ever-changing exhibitions on offer. The gallery offers both a family space for playing (and a break if you’ve been on your feet all day) and you’ll find regular creative workshops for igniting the artistic spark in your sprog. Head down on 24 November for the next Get Creative with Family Collective workshop, which is free to attend and welcomes all ages. Head down to the Tate a bit earlier to catch the tail end of the Keith Haring Exhibition, which ends 10 November 2019. The pop art and graffiti style of these legendary art works will no doubt appeal to younger kids, with older kids taking in the importance and the activism behind these 1980’s pieces. Be sure to also check out the free exhibition by Sol Calero, a brightly coloured and large-scale immersive display that kids of all ages will adore, also on until 10 November. 
 
More unforgettable art can be found at the Walker Art Gallery and the Lady Lever Art Gallery
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Explore Liverpool’s World Museum
William Brown Street, Liverpool, L3 8EN 
 
There’s so much to see here at the World Museum, Liverpool’s oldest museum (it’s been open since the 1850s!). You’ve got an ancient Egypt room, dinosaurs, a space and time exhibition and a planetarium, a natural world room and both bug house and aquarium! The museum is free to visit, so you can keep coming back until you’ve seen absolutely everything. Younger kids will adore the tropical fish and creepy crawlies, whilst the day-to-day culture of Ancient Egypt will no doubt fascinate kids aged 7 and above! They have family friendly activity days including Lego Rocket Building and museum wide Where’s Wally? Hunts! You’ll also find a monthly Quiet Morning on offer for visitors looking for a calmer viewing experience, with reduced volumes, brighter lit planetarium shows and quiet refuges for anxious kids (or adults!). 
 
For more fascinating and informative museums head to the Merseyside Maritime Museum or the International Slavery Museum
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Watch out for animals at Knowsley Safari Park
Prescot, L34 4AN 
 
An award-winning safari park just a few miles out of Liverpool, Knowsley is an amazing afternoon out for adults and children alike. You don’t have to have a car to enjoy this safari adventure, with the park offering both safari drives and walking routes. The 550-acre park offers a 5-mile safari drive and takes you through a lion enclosure where you’ll come up close and personal with the king of the jungle. Board the Baboon Bus or brave driving your car into the monkey jungle- just don’t expect to come home with all of your windscreen wipers! Knowsley Safari Park is easily accessed via Prescot train station, which is just a 20-minute train ride from Liverpool Lime Street! You can also board the Safari Xpress bus from Liverpool city centre (available on selected days throughout the school holidays). Visit through November and December to catch their Enchanted Christmas Event, with illuminated animals in the Light Safari, Santa’s Grotto and festive cheer throughout the entire park (22 November – 23 December 2019). 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Embark on a city-wide art tour
Various locations
 
Whilst Tate Liverpool is a perfect spot for viewing art on a rainy day, the city boasts plenty of art spotting opportunities whilst walking around. Graffiti has become a huge part of the city’s art scene, including the iconic For All The Liverpool’s Liver Birds selfie spot on Jamaica Street. The arty hub of the Baltic Triangle is filled with must-see graffiti masterpieces, with hordes of street food options on offer at the Baltic Market. Check out more of Liverpudlian artist Paul Curtis’ exciting works on his website, and head down to Cains Brewery Village to cross your very own Abbey Road. You can also see the iconic Banksy’s famous Love Plane, a piece which caused controversy when it went missing in 2016
 
Art installations of an entirely different kind can be enjoyed throughout 1 - 9 November 2019, as the annual River of Light festival engulfs the city. Light and colour take centre stage across the city centre, bringing together large-scale installations from artists across the world. Check the itinerary to see what to see and where, but be sure to catch the spectacular firework display on the Mersey (3 November). A pre-bonfire night treat, this amazing display of light and music is a popular attraction for Liverpool locals and visitors from afar, created by Titanium Fireworks
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Go on a Magical Mystery Tour and discover The Beatles
Britannia Vaults, Royal Albert Dock, Liverpool, L3 4AD + various locations 
 
Give your kids their first bit of musical education with a trip to one of many Beatles exhibitions and attractions in Liverpool. Start off at the world famous The Beatles Story Liverpool, a permanent exhibition at the Albert Docks which takes you through the lives of the four Liverpool lads that grew up to become one of the greatest bands of all time. View original instruments, iconic costumes, album sleeves and previously unseen photographs of the band. You can even see the legendary red gates of Strawberry Fields. You can also head to Matthew Street to visit the Magical Beatles Museum, the largest singularly owned collection of authentic Beatles memorabilia. Be sure to also snap a pic with the world famous Beatles statue by the river. 

Heading out and about, the Magical Mystery Tour is a must for all Beatles fans, and ideal for kids who like to keep moving. The two-hour tour takes you round all of Liverpool’s Beatles locations, including the places they met and spots that inspired world famous songs. Or, for a more intimate experience, take guided tours around John and Paul’s childhood homes. Be sure to watch the 2009 film Nowhere Boy to get an idea of some of the life events that threw John and Paul together before exploring the homes that have been trapped in time. 
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