Things to do in Liverpool with Children

Liverpool has a brilliant Family Guide with lots of free family friendly events on offer throughout the year. They label their recommendations into things to do suitable for under 5’s, over 3, over 5, over 7 and over 8 year olds.

Jungle Rumble

We didn’t have any children with us when we were in Liverpool earlier this year, but we were really impressed with what was on offer. We checked with the tourist information and they said their top attraction was Jungle Rumble adventure golf! We love crazy golf as a family, so that is on our list for next time. It's right in the centre of Liverpool One, the big shopping area. We are just big kids ourselves really!

Things to do in Liverpool with Children - Jungle Rumble

Ferry 'cross the Mersey

Things to do in Liverpool with Children - Ferry cross the Mersey

Going on the ferry is such an iconic thing to do when in Liverpool, we couldn’t resist it.

We just did the 50 minute round trip, but if you wanted to, you could get off and on again. It was lovely to see the Liverpool skyline from the water.

Art Galleries

All the museums and galleries we went into had lots for children to do. One thing that struck me as great fun was the “What’s Missing from this Picture” games in the Walker Gallery. We picked up the one for 'When Did You Last See Your Father', painted by William Frederick Yeames. It's a popular painting for school children to study apparently but I thoroughly enjoyed looking at the leaflet and comparing it to the real thing to find the differences!

They had one for 'The Coat of Many Colours', painted by Ford Madox Brown too. There were lots of other ideas as you walked around of things to do like drawing a jug.

There is a whole floor dedicated to introducing children to art which looked amazing! Note to self, take children next time.

Things to do in Liverpool with Children - Draw a pot


Things to do in Liverpool with Children - giant spider crab

We had gone to Liverpool to see the Terracotta Warriors, but whilst we were in the World Gallery we also popped into the aquarium there. It didn’t take long to walk through but was a fascinating display of marine life.

There is also a bug house there with lots of creepy crawlies to enjoy! And a planetarium and natural history centre. Also an old family favourite - dinosaurs!

Museums are amazing spaces with so much more to offer than a few dusty old things displayed on shelves. There are lots of free workshops for children at the Maritime Museum as well as the World Museum, the Walker Art Gallery and the International Slavery Museum.

If all else fails, you could always do a Treasure Trail around Liverpool though! There are several to choose from!