Looking for things to do in Liverpool with the kids? We’ve got you covered! Read on…
Liverpool is a fun family friendly city with lots of engaging activities to do with kids. There are plenty of activities to choose from for all age groups, toddlers, tweens and teenagers alike. In this definitive guide, we will provide you with an extensive list of exciting things to do in Liverpool with kids.
Give your kids the gift of song by booking a professional recording session at Coverstar Experiences. Let your little ones explore their adventurous side at Awesome Climbing Walls, and for the tiny ones, book some soft play time at Bubbles World of Play.
Here are some of the most exciting things to do in Liverpool with the kids:
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Our very own award winning experience 5 years running with Trip Advisor! Perfect for kids parties, individuals or even just a Saturday afternoon trip. Give your child the chance to become a popstar and record their very own version of their favourite song, in our state of the art recording studio, in the heart of Liverpool city centre.
Great day out for all the family, Ancient Egyptian ruins, miniature zoo and space exhibitions.
Perfect for older kids, take a self-guided murder mystery tour, explore hidden gems and get the brain cells working on this mystery treasure trail in the heart of the city.
4 – Spaceport
Fun, family friendly space centre with realistic space simulator, observatory and planetarium.
5 – Mattel Play
Meet characters from Thomas and Friends, Bob the Builder and Fireman Sam. Amusement rides, photo fun and much more in this expansive activity space for kids in the heart of Liverpool.
Multi-coloured trampoline park and activity centre for age four and up in Liverpool city centre. Put a spring in your little one’s step by booking a day out at Spring City Trampoline Park.
Explore the depths of Liverpool City by taking an educational tour of the historical Queensway Tunnel. For ages 10 and up.
Fun activity centre in the heart of Liverpool. Fun for all the family, soft play areas, climbing rigs and lots more for kids to enjoy and explore.
Fun and fitness combined, Awesome Walls Climbing Centre is a family friendly climbing and activity centre for beginners, intermediate and pro climbers. Great for kids’ parties and family days out.
The UK’s number 1 indoor go karting track, equipped with an 850-meter multi-level track. Brilliant for adrenaline junkie kids, teens and adults too! (age 8 and upwards)
11 – VR Here
An awesome immersive entertainment experience for the entire family. Virtual reality fun at its finest in the heart of Liverpool.
Convenient, action-packed and a great choice for kids age 8 and above. Liverpool Indoor Paintball Centre is most certainly the place to be for kids, teens and young adults.
13 – Yellow Sub
One of Liverpool’s most popular city-based family entertainment centres. With soft play facilities, engaging sensory areas and colourful climbing frames, Yellow Sub offers a wonderful array of fun and excitement for kids in Liverpool.
Experience the wonderful views of Liverpool’s world-famous docks from the Wheel of Liverpool. A glorious experience for the entire family.
Serious fun and excitement for all the family, unlock the special themed rooms by solving problems and puzzles at this fun-packed story themed game centre in Liverpool.
Jump on board the Mersey Ferry for a 50-minute river explorer cruise.
A must for any Reds fan! Take a walk through the famous Liverpool Football Stadium and Museum. Great day out for all the family.
Described as the biggest and the best world of soft play in the UK. Plenty of space for endless fun in the heart of Liverpool.
Knowsley Safari is a five-mile safari experience, with over 700 animals to see. Exciting, educational excursion for the whole family.
Fun Things to Do in Liverpool With Kids
Here at Coverstar Experiences we offer unique, once in a lifetime professional recording sessions for kids in Liverpool City Centre. Offering a wonderful opportunity for children to experience the magic of recording a song in a state-of-the-art facility. We like to think that this is a brilliant place to hold a kid’s party and we do provide special party packages for your children and their friends to enjoy 1.5 hours of stardom, plus a paparazzi photo session, vocal warm up, and cake cutting. We cater for individuals with our award winning **SOLO SESSIONS** (INSERT LINK), and also incredible *KIDS PARTIES* (INSERT LINK). Your child will feel like a certified super star by the end of the session.
We also provide the VIP with a high quality, unique, gold ‘vinyl style’ CD of the recorded song and classic black ‘vinyl style’ CDs for all participants to take away and enjoy.
Immerse the kids and the entire family in global artefacts, space adventures and wildlife learning experiences. An engaging learning experience for the whole family, introduce kids to the mysterious world of Ancient Egypt, learn about the world around you and delve deep into some of the most interesting art in the world. Unmissable collections and artefacts exploring world cultures, insects, dinosaurs and much more. This is a perfect free day out in Liverpool with plenty to do and see.
Check the website for special events and exhibitions.
This self-guided 3-hour murder mystery tour meanders through the historic streets of Liverpool. Solve the mystery while enjoying Liverpool’s hidden gems such as The Beatles favourite haunts and other historical music sites. Great for older children, age 10 and up. Tours start from £6.99 per person, with various options to choose from.
Check the website for updated available dates and times.
For little space lovers, experience life beyond the stars at Spaceport Liverpool. A thrilling experience for young children, teens and adults. Take a breath-taking journey through space as you walk through special themed rooms and experience engaging interactive exhibits and activities. Experience a slice of deep space by taking a ride in the realistic space simulator and observe the stars at the stunning observatory.
For Sci-fi enthusiasts, Spaceport cannot be missed, as of 2019 an unforgettable Sci-fi Icons exhibition is ongoing. A rare look into the private Star Wars collection from one of the UK’s biggest collectors. Displaying an impressive collection of iconic characters and scenes from the movies such as, Ewok Village, Jedi Knights, The Emperor’s throne room and Stormtrooper.
A wonderful day out for the entire family! Check the website for new and up and coming exhibits and events.
Encourage creativity and engaging play by booking a day out at the Mattel Play activity centre in the heart of Liverpool City Centre. Interactive exhibits and photo fun at this 13,000 square ft activity space. Give your child the chance to meet their favourite TV characters from Thomas and Friends, Bob the Builder and Fireman Sam. Enjoy a bite to eat at the onsite cafeteria and grab a souvenir at the Mattel gift shop. Perfect for children between the ages of 1 and 12 years old.
Check the website for special events or updates
Spring City Trampoline Park is Liverpool’s first city centre trampoline park with 100 trampolines, basketball nets, dodgeball courts and a fully stocked cafe with plenty of yummy snacks and meals to feast on. An excellent choice for kids’ parties and action-packed days out for the whole family. Spring City offer an inclusive play policy providing autism, ADHD and general disability friendly sessions. Therefore, meeting the needs of everybody who wants to experience the excitement of endless bouncy fun.
Based on Brunswick Docks, there is endless fun to be had at Spring City Trampoline Park. Minimum age is 4-years old.
Check the website for more information.
Give the kids a history lesson by taking them on an exclusive behind the scenes tour of the world-famous Queensway Mersey Tunnel. Take a look around the first tunnel control room, learn about the inner workings of the tunnel, watch the huge ventilation fans in action, see the traffic manoeuvre through the tunnel, find out some in-house tunnel secrets and get to know why the tunnels have been featured in several Hollywood films.
The tour runs for approximately two hours starting from the George Dock Building. Tours take place on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings at 5pm and Saturday mornings at 10am. The tours are suitable for children age 10 and above.
Note: The tour includes a lot of walking up and down staircases therefore, it is not suitable for anyone with vision or mobility problems, or for anyone in the latter stages of pregnancy.
Check the tunnel tour website to find out updates to tour times.
Jungle Fun Children’s Activity Centre has been described as Liverpool’s wildest adventure. Fully equipped with large climbing frames, toddler friendly soft play areas and carefully crafted play sections designed to promote cognitive development, communication and interaction skills.
Jungle Fun offers special kids party packages including the cheeky monkey party, the princess party package or the jungle fun party package. The centre has something for every child, for crawlers, toddlers and highly energetic over fives.
Check the website for pricing and information on party packages.
Awesome Walls Climbing Centre is a fully equipped climbing facility in Liverpool providing fun climbing sessions as well as expert-led climbing lessons for kids through The National Climbing Award Scheme(NICAS) and the National Indoor Bouldering Scheme(NIBAS) Suitable for children between the ages of 7 and 16, children under the age of 14 need to be accompanied by an adult at all times.
Awesome walls offer an interactive, safe, welcoming and highly social environment for delving deep into the world of climbing. The team of experienced climbing instructors provide a fun and fully immersive experience for beginner, intermediate and expert climbers. Book a kid’s birthday party or spend a Saturday afternoon exploring the Awesome Walls climbing facilities. An excellent day out in Liverpool.
Book a climbing session by visiting their website.
TeamSport GoKarting is the UK’s number 1 indoor go karting track, fully stacked with an 850-meter multi-level racing track. An excellent choice for kids, teens and adults alike. Unleash your inner formula one driver with their 200cc petrol go carts, spine tingling straights and challenging bends. Give your kids an action-packed fun day out at TeamSport Go Karting, conveniently located only 10 minutes’ drive from Liverpool One shopping complex.
A brilliant kids party destination, and action filled experience for all the family in Liverpool City Centre.
Check the website for ongoing offers and events.
Jump into an awesome immersive experience with the kids and explore the unknown at VR Here in Liverpool. Take a trip through the virtual solar system, go head to head with zombies in the Brookhaven Experiment. Dive deep into the breath-taking Coral Reef Migration, build and create with the famous Minecraft game, explore the world with Google Earth VR, get your warlord on with Operation Warcade. The options are endless, book your day out at VR Here and enjoy a thrilling day of virtual fun.
VR Here is suitable for age 9 to 18. Slots have to be booked in advance via their website.
Ultimate Indoor Paintball Arena is Merseyside’s only indoor paintball facility, providing visitors with an unforgettable experience in a safe, warm and dry environment. Suitable for age 8 and up.
Set in a 7000 square foot expansive space, let the kids run riot and play real life war games with a trained paintball gaming marshal providing clear safety instructions to all kids involved in the games. Ultimate Indoor Paintball Arena offer extra thick armour and low-pressure guns specifically for kids. They also offer tailored kids party packages to fit your specific requirements.
Book your kids day out through their website or by calling the venue directly.
Yellow Sub offers a wide range of play activities for children in their spacious activity facility in the centre of Liverpool. Give your kids the gift of play and let them experience the kids colourful football arena, special toddler play area as well as fun climbing frames and climbing rigs. Great for toddlers and over fives, Yellow Sub is an excellent party location with plenty of party packages to suit your needs. They also have a cafeteria offering yummy snacks, drinks and hot food.
Check the website to find out about special offers and events at Yellow Sub.
Take in the breathtaking views of Liverpool’s world-famous docks by booking a ride on the Wheel of Liverpool. Located Keel Wharf, the wheel gives you the chance to experience the beautiful docks from 60 metres up in the air. Relax with the kids and enjoy an educational video presentation on the history of Liverpool and its docks. Choose the luxury viewing pod for birthdays and special occasions. The kids will love it!
Check the website for more information or to book a viewing pod.
Polish up your problem-solving skills and get the kids brain cells working by taking part one of the mind-boggling escape room games at Escape Hunt Liverpool. Unlock the rooms by solving puzzles and riddles. Crystal Maze style games provide the whole family with something to think about, excellent for building reasoning and problem-solving skills as well as a wonderful way to enjoy some quality family time.
Each fun packed room is themed around an action-filled storyline, transporting you to a whole new realm. Fight through the gangs of the Wild West, hunt for the Queen’s missing tarts and rescue the Mad Hatter, whatever you choose, a super fun day out is guaranteed.
Escape Hunt Liverpool also offer table top games and chill out areas for families to relax and enjoy prior to entering the escape rooms. An amazing day out for all the family, suitable for children as young as 8.
Check the website to book your escape room.
Give the kids a history lesson by taking them on a 50-minute river explorer cruise along the world-famous Mersey River. Absorb the iconic views and sites of Liverpool’s waterfront and learn historical facts about Liverpool’s musical and maritime past.
Observe the waterfront from the ferry deck, gain in-depth knowledge about the U-boat Story and learn about life on board a real German WW2 submarine. Explore the various sections of the submarine, see historical artefacts and jump off at the Seacome Ferry Terminal to visit the Sci-Fi Icons exhibitions at Spaceport.
Book your ferry river cruise here
Walk on, walk on with hope in your heart! Liverpool Football Club and Museum Tour is must-do activity for any Reds fan out there. A perfect birthday gift for a budding footballer, and an excellent way to find out more about your favourite team!
Choose from a variety of different packages and explore different parts of the stadium. A stadium tour ticket also includes full access to the new interactive museum. You also get an exclusive behind the scenes look at Anfield, see the dressing room, walk through the tunnel and take pictures next to the famous ‘This is Anfield’ sign and sit in the team dugout.
Tours are carried out by expert tour guides who are ready to answer all your burning questions about your favourite team.
The tour is suitable for all the family, tickets and information can be found on the official stadium tours website.
Bubbles World of Play Is the largest and most innovative indoor play area in the UK, providing a brand-new concept of play that is both exciting and educational. Suitable for 0-11-year olds, there are over 30 different countries and zones to choose from. Such as the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Northern Lights, India, Dinoland and Italy. So much to choose from, your kids will be spoilt for choice.
The fun is endless at Bubbles World of Play with an engaging city role play area that includes vet surgery, garage, shop and police station. Also a cannon ball zone, talking penguin maze and interactive projectors.
Find out about special offers, pricing updates and party packages by visiting Bubbles World of Play official website
Experience a wild day out with monkeys, zebras, wild birds and tigers. Get up close and personal with your favourite animals by taking a bus tour, listen to a faudio guide as you navigate your way through the safari trail. Get friendly with the baboons and jump on board the wild baboon bus.
The Safari is set in the Knowsley area of Merseyside and with 550 acres of land, Knowsley safari is the longest safari experience in the UK. The long drive is broken up into different zones where you get to experience the drive through lion enclosure. Along the way you will spot rhino, wildebeest and forest buffalo, plus camels, nilgai and kiang bison.
A wonderful day out for the entire family. Book your tickets on their official website.
Liverpool is an exciting city to explore as a family, with plenty to do and see for all age groups. Here are some of our top picks from our list of fun things to do with kids in Liverpool.
Top Picks from Our List of Fun Things to Do with Kids in Liverpool
Coverstar Experiences- An amazing kids party destination, give your kids the chance to feel like a real pop star for a day at Coverstar Experiences.
Ultimate Indoor Paintball– Indoor paintball is not only fun and action packed but you also get to enjoy the fun whatever the weather in this indoor fully equipped paintball facility.
Spring City Trampoline Park– Fitness and fun at Spring City Trampoline Park. Excellent for all the family.
Escape Hunt Liverpool– A unique family-friendly experience, another great birthday party choice.
VR Here– For gaming enthusiasts and tech junkies, a fully interactive and immersive experience for the whole family.
Awesome Climbing Wall Centre– More fun and fitness, learn how to climb the right way with a professional climbing instructor for children as young as 7.
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