We recognise mums and families are feeling the squeeze more than ever. With the cost-of-living crisis putting pressure on our pockets and with Christmas right around the corner, it can be hard to find pocket-friendly activities and days out with friends and family.
Here’s our pick of cheap things to do with the kids in Liverpool and Merseyside this half term. And some great news, there’s lots of fun to be had for free!
River of Light
Liverpool city centre’s annual River of Light is back and better than ever! This free family event is on every evening from 5pm to 9pm until Sunday, November 6 at Liverpool Pier Head. It includes 12 light installations from different artists.
Visit their website here for more information such as a map of trail, videos, and pictures.
Our Place in Space Trail
Another completely free, child-friendly trail and fun for all the family. Our Place in Space features models of the Sun and its planets in colourful sculptures, starting from Church Street in the city centre, all the way down to the Otterspool. You can also download their free app to experience the walk in augmented reality.
You can visit the trail throughout half term until November 6.
Click here to find out more.
Liverpool Irish Festival
The Liverpool Irish Festival takes place from the 20-30 October and celebrates Irish history, culture, and heritage in the city. Free events include a trail surrounding the Irish famine, a family day at the Liverpool Museum, along with multiple arts and culture events.
To find out more, go on their website.
Liverpool ONE Halloween Party
On Sunday 30 October, a free Halloween Party will take place at Liverpool ONE. Expect fancy dress competitions, games, music, and giveaways!
More information here.
Acorn Farm, Depot Road, Kirkby
Acorn Farm is a family-friendly farm in Kirkby who are running low-cost events throughout half term including a Halloween family day on the Friday, October28, with dress up, haunted house tour, and games. There are also daily animal petting sessions.
Visit Liverpool’s picturesque parks
Liverpool is blessed with an abundance of city and country parks and autumn is the perfect time to visit. With most offering a spot to stop and warm up with a cosy cuppa, what better way to spend the day than welly walks with the whole family.
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