6 family attractions in Liverpool this winter
Singalong with Santa
16-17 December @ Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
Enjoy something a little more traditional as Santa leads the Philharmonic Choir through a heart-warming selection of seasonal carols and songs. We’re reliably informed that fidgeting and loud audience participation are positively encouraged at this event, so no need to keep your little ones quiet. In addition, there’s also the chance for children to try out a range of musical instruments in the Instrument Petting Zoo before the performances start – so get there early! There’ll be two ticketed performances per day at 11.30am and 2.30pm.
Breakfast with Santa
17 December @ Wigwam, Rose Lane
Delight your little ones with this festive breakfast event. Kids can enjoy a delicious cooked breakfast, festive crafts and colouring, a Christmas film and meeting with the man himself, Father Christmas, with a gift to take home. Meanwhile parents get to enjoy a full English, vegetarian or vegan breakfast with a tea or coffee. Tickets are available from £9.
2, 3, 9 & 10 December @ Speke Hall
Enjoy a festive, family day out full of Yuletide treats, including carols, a visit to see Father Christmas, sugar mice making, Christmas trails and decorations galore. It’ll be a perfect combination of adventure, atmosphere, history and scenery within Speke’s picturesque wood framed wattle and daub Tudor manor house. And just to top things off, the event is free with no prior booking needed.
8 December – 1 January @ Epstein Theatre
Liverpool’s highly acclaimed panto company, LHK Productions brings J. M. Barrie’s timeless and magical classic ‘Peter Pan’ to the Epstein Theatre this Christmas. Children and parents alike will be enchanted by this riotous extravaganza of song, dance, costumes and wonderfully evocative sets. Follow Peter, Wendy and the Lost Boys as they travel through the mythical island of Neverland in a show featuring an all-star cast (including 90’s boy band star Dane Bowers).
Open until 7 January @ Pier Head
If you’re looking for a frenetic and exhilarating family day out this Christmas, make sure you head down to the Pier Head for the return of Liverpool’s much-loved Ice Festival. Featuring a huge covered outdoor rink, a triple-lane ice slide, a bobsleigh-style Ice Jet ride, Santa’s Grotto, a ferris wheel, a wide range of fairground rides and a selection of food and drink stalls, this festival promises something for everybody. Get your skates on!
15 December – 24 December @ Echo Arena Liverpool
Featuring a full live band and a cast of local favourites including Leanne Campbell and TV’s Dean Sullivan, here’s another chance to wow your kids this Christmas with a colourful and highly entertaining panto production of perennial favourite ‘Aladdin’. With a wealth of memorable characters such as Widow Twankey, Jasmine and the Genie of the Lamp, and all the high energy fun of a full audience participation, this is the perfect way for your children to let off steam over the holidays.