Tearing your hair out wondering what to do with the kids this half term? We've got you covered.

With May half term fast approaching, here are 12 outing ideas in Liverpool and beyond, to keep you, and your kids, entertained and busy for the week ahead. 

20230522 Return Of The Gods World Museum May Half Term

Return of the Gods - World Museum 

The inspiration behind some of comic's greatest superheroes from Wonder Woman to Hercules, this family friendly exhibition dives deep into the world of Roman and Greek mythology. Relive the myths of Hera yearning for revenge on God of thunder, Zeus; to Demeter letting the crops grow in order for Spring to blossom. Get lost in over 100 towering sculptures depicting Gods and heroes from ancient times. 

World MuseumWilliam Brown St, Liverpool L3 8EN

20230522 Pirates And Princesses Otterspool

Pirates and Princesses - Otterspool Adventure 

Princess school and swashbuckling sword fights await over at Otterspool Adventure this May half term for their 'Pirates and Princesses' event. Guest appearances from famous characters will also be happening throughout the week to give children the chance to meet everyone from Tinkerbell and Captain Hook to Elsa and Captain Jack Sparrow. 

Otterspool Adventure37 Otterspool Dr, Liverpool L17 5AL

20230522 Knowsley Safari Park Carnival Half Term Piece

Seaside Carnival - Knowsley Safari Park 

Hone your entertainer skills with this interactive range of workshops which include plate spinning, aerial hoop and silks, and acrobatics. If carnival tricks aren't for you, there's plenty of beach games on offer too from coconut shy to bottle ring toss. To really get you and the family involved in the spectacle, there'll also be giant still walkers overseeing all activities, and plenty of food and ice cream on offer for when you're all tuckered out. 

Knowsley Safari ParkPrescot L34 4AN

20230522 Watersports Centre

Liverpool Watersports Centre

With the weather dial turned to hot, the waters of Queen's Dock may certainly be an inviting refuge this half term, with a variety of activities on offer such as an inflatable aqua park, kayak and canoe hire, and swan pedalos. The centre also offers kids club activities where kids can try all of the experiences above, and even paddleboarding. 

Liverpool Watersports CentreQueens Dock, 110 Mariners Wharf, Liverpool L3 4DG

20230522 Chester Zoo Junior Rangers Club May Half Term

Junior Rangers/ Mini Rangers holiday club - Chester Zoo 

This three day club experience allows children ages 5-8 (mini rangers) and 8-11 (junior rangers) to explore the zoo as well as discovering and learning about different animals both big and small. Throughout the day, they'll be able to participate in a range of activities from games to arts and crafts at the zoo's learning centre. 

Besides the holiday clubs, the zoo will be open for normal visitation throughout the half term break. 

Chester ZooChester CH2 1LE

20230522 Freedome May Half Term

Free jump - Freedome Bounce Park

The perfect place for little kids and big kids (that's you parents) alike, embark on a gravity defying experience during a free jump at a trampoline park. With over 37 interconnected trampolines that span across the floor and walls of Freedome, no bounce will be the same. 

Freedome - Coliseum Way, Cheshire Oaks Way, Ellesmere Port CH65 9HD

20230522 Dino Storybarn Calderstones Park May Half Term

Dinostorybarn - Calderstones Park 

Step into a prehistoric world with a good old fashioned dinosaur story. An afternoon filled with play, storytelling, and dinosaur inspired arts and crafts. Best suited for children aged 4-9, but all are welcome to join in on the roaring fun. 

The StorybarnCalderstones Park, Calderstones Rd, Liverpool L18 3JB

20230522 Mini Moles Activity At Williamson Tunnels May Half Term

Mini Moles - Friends of Williamson Tunnels 

Deep beneath the ground in Liverpool's Edge Lane are the Williamson Tunnels, a cavernous expanse of sandstone and extraordinary finds from more than 100 years ago. The mini-moles experience allows kids to explore the tunnels in a fun and adventurous way with a little work book, helmet and hi-vis vest to match, and a certificate upon completion. Don't forget to get a picture with the mole over in Williamson's basement. 

Friends of Williamson TunnelsMason St, Edge Hill, Liverpool L7 3EW

20230522 Jungle Parc Warrington May Half Term

Jungle Parc - Walton Hall Gardens 

High ropes and obstacles await for all adventurers at Jungle Parc. There's also a mini-zoo, crazy golf, a play area, and some cracking gardens to have a picnic on or to lounge around in the sun. If you're legs are a bit tired from all of the climbing and roaming of the site, why not hop onto the land train for a ride. 

Jungle Parc - Walton Hall Gardens, Walton Lea Rd, Higher Walton, Warrington WA4 6SN

20230522 Martin Mere Half Term

Martin Mere 

The Wetland Centre at Martin Mere has a huge offering of activities this half term for the little 'uns in your life from art and craft workshops and live book readings to wilder adventures like moth trapping, pond dipping and an egg to duckling experience. 

Martin Mere - Burscough, Ormskirk L40 0TA

20230522 Widnes Ice Rink May Half Term

All day skate - Planet Ice 

If the hot weather isn't for you, why not cool down and get your skates on at the all day ice skate events at Planet Ice. Skate hire is available at the rink, and for the young ones who need a little extra assistance, penguin aids can also be hired on the day. 

There are also three and five day holiday camps on offer which include 30 minute ice skating lessons, as well as access to the public skate, a breakfast and hot drink. 

Planet Ice - Earle Rd, Widnes WA8 0TA

20230522 Acorn Farm May Half Term

Petting zoo and horse rides - Acorn Farm 

Open seven days a week, Acorn Farm is home to several animals from cows, goats, pigs, horses, rabbits and even meerkats! Many animals at the farm can be pet and fed. The farm’s facilities also include two outdoor play areas, and a woodland walk. At weekends, the farm runs petting sessions and horse rides. 

Acorn FarmUrban Farm, Acorn Venture, Depot Rd, Kirkby, Liverpool L33 3AR

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