Local Family Events

The Atkinson

Family Theatre is at its finest at The Atkinson in Southport. Let your hair down in a brand-new adaptation of the popular fairy tale Rapunzel (25 Oct, Age 5+). Take part in sing along songs and lots of interactive games in I Spy With My Little Eye (26 Oct, Age 2+). Jump on board the witches’ broom in a fun-filled adaptation the best-selling picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, Room on the Broom (11-12 Nov, Age 3+). Plan your visit and book tickets online at theatkinson.co.uk

The Bluecoat

Bring the family to the Bluecoat this Autumn to encourage their creativity and feed their bellies. Our cafe space has a dedicated children & families corner, complete with busy boards, books, and activity packs. Make a day of it and grab a kid’s lunch box from our cafe. 

Don’t miss our Family Day, coming Sun 6 Nov, 1-4pm for a day full of free art activities. Check out our website for more family events coming soon, including theatre, workshops and more: thebluecoat.org.uk/family

We’re open Tue-Sun, 11am-5pm. Free entry.

The Epstein Theatre

For October half term, audiences are invited to join Dorothy and Toto as they follow the yellow brick road! Along the way she meets the Scarecrow, the Tin Man and the Cowardly Lion!

For Christmas 2022, the circus comes to town with Regal Entertainments’ magical pantomime, Goldilocks And The Three Bears. Breaking Box Office records in St Helens last Christmas, it promises to be just right with its mix of unbelievable circus tricks, madcap comedy capers, Regal Entertainments’ high production values, and a smash hit selection of chart hits to sing and dance along to.

Liverpool Indoor Funfair

Located at the Exhibition Centre on Liverpool’s Albert Docks, it’s the ultimate family day out which is running from the 26th December to 3rd January. We have assembled a great mix of rides for all age groups to enjoy, all at one great price! Rider’s tickets are £12.99 for a 3-hour session which includes unlimited access to all rides. It is the perfect treat for all the family! Get your tickets now at www.indoorfunfair.org

GreenWood Family Park

Deep in the forest something is stirring… A scary-BOO-lous adventure with friendly frights!

So gather your little monsters for a ghoulishly good day out this October at SpookWood (known as GreenWood Family Park the rest of the year)

Weekends from 8th October

Weekdays from 31st October

SpookWood 2022 will be a thrilliant experience for the whole family, are you brave enough to take on our Scare Maze, wonder up to Ghostly wood, enjoy a mind-blowing freakish show, or head down to fear island.

With lots of additional activities, from Circus of screams, petrifying parlour, to our Pumpkin patch, you won’t run out of things to do!

PLUS we’ll have unmissable competitions and spookylishous treats!

Not forgetting all the WhooshZooming rides and activities for the whole family, you’ll never run out of things to do at GreenWood Family Park!

This event is included in the admission price, there may be additional charges for some activities available.

St Helens Theatre Royal

Regal Entertainments are proud to present not one, but two sensational Pantomimes before the end of 2022!

Perfect October half term entertainment, Sleeping Beauty, tells the enchanting story of Princess Aurora who is cursed by the evil fairy Carabose. Aurora pricks her finger on a spinning wheel and is destined to slumber forever unless a handsome prince arrives to break the spell!

Our Christmas Pantomime promises to be our biggest and boldest yet! Featuring Kimberly-Hart Simpson (Coronation Street), Jamie & Chuck (Britain’s Got Talent Finalist) & Jon Courtenay (Britain’s Got Talent Winner). There’s real Shetland ponies and a brand new magical transformation scene!