February Half Term Guide

It’s that time again…February Half Term is around the corner and if you are looking to make plans to keep the kids entertained, look no further than this guide.

Read on to find numerous fun activities that children of any age will love, including a mix of free and ticketed events and destinations.

From golf to museums, and crafts to soft play, the options are endless. The best part? All these locations are just a short walk from a Merseyrail station, so no need to worry about travelling, and a trip on the train is another exciting activity checked off!

Plan your journey to these destinations using our Journey Planner here.


Gravity MAX, Liverpool ONE & Chavasse Park

Gravity Max

Head to Liverpool’s newest entertainment venue - Gravity MAX! Enjoy plenty of games like e-Karting, AR bowling, digital darts and an immersive gamebox. Not only that, but there are classic activities too, including golf, arcades, shuffleboard and batting cages. To finish off the fun, grab a bite to eat at Gravity Social.

We are partnering up to offer customers the chance to win a £100 voucher to spend on any activities of your choice! Simply fill out the form, via the link here, by Monday 12 February to enter. Good Luck!

Website: Gravity MAX

Nearest station: James Street for Wirral line services (5-minute walk) and Liverpool Central for Northern line services (7-minute walk).  


Events at The Atkinson


The Atkinson has gone all out for half-term, with a variety of fun events and sessions to keep everyone entertained.

Get creative at the special Chinese New Year themed Make It! Craft Workshop on Saturday 10 February. There’s another craft session on Thursday 15 February too. Or, why not join the Young Curators on Monday 12 February to ‘Unlock The Atkinson’ if you love Escape Room activities. No booking is required, and adventurers will be rewarded with a prize! The craft workshops and ‘Unlock The Atkinson’ are FREE events, proving you don’t need a big budget for big smiles!

If you really want the wow factor, consider Morgan & West’s Massive Magic Show for Kids on Thursday 15 February. The ‘relentlessly funny’ and ‘fantastical magic filled extravaganza’ is guaranteed to make all the family laugh and be shocked in amazement.

Website: The Atkinson

Nearest station: Southport (7-minute walk).


Shrek the Musical at Liverpool Empire

Shrek Musical

Everyone’s favourite animated Ogre swaps his Swamp for the stage as Liverpool Empire presents Shrek The Musical from Monday 12 to Saturday 17 February. The heart-warming story, catchy soundtrack and unbelievable performances makes this a show you won’t want to end, whatever your age.

Website: Liverpool Empire

Nearest station: Lime Street low level for Wirral line services (1-minute walk) / Liverpool Central for Northern line services (8-minute walk).


Fiesta of Fire at Royal Albert Dock

Fiesta of Fire

Royal Albert Dock's Fiesta of Fire makes its grand return. New for this year, visitors will have the exciting opportunity to participate in the art of firewalking for free as it comes to the dock for the first time on Thursday 15 February. From 2pm-4:30pm*, adults aged 18 years old and over can put their bravery to the test and experience temperatures of more than 1200°C on Liverpool’s iconic waterfront.With only 70 spaces available on a first come first serve basis, click here to book.

*Please note that the event includes a 30-minute registration process and a 90-minute safety briefing.

Website: Royal Albert Dock

Nearest station: James Street for Wirral line services (12-minute walk) / Liverpool Central for Northern line services (16-minute walk).


You can't go wrong with these family-friendly locations...

Riverside Bowl


Riverside bowl is the ultimate entertainment centre to go to this half term – for the kids and the adults! There is something for everyone; bowling, laser quest, arcade games, food, American pool, there is no way you will get bored here! With reasonable prices and many fantastic offers, it won’t break the bank either.

Website: Riverside Bowl

Nearest station: New Brighton station (8-minute walk)


World Museum

World Museum

Let the children’s world widen at the World Museum, for FREE! Discover fish from Australia to Anglesey in the Aquarium, meet the creepy crawlies in the Bug House, explore the Dinosaurs and story of life on Earth, go on a journey to Ancient Egypt and see incredible objects from that time, enter the world of Roman gods, goddesses and mortals and finally blast off into space at the Planetarium.

Photo Credit: Mark McNulty

Website: World Museum

Nearest station: Moorfields for Northern line services (11-minute walk), Liverpool Lime Street Low Level for Wirral line services (6-minute walk)


Junkyard Golf

Junkyard Golf

Give Junkyard Golf a shot this half term! There are 3 wacky and wonderful courses to choose from; the jungle course called ‘Pablo’, ‘Gary’ the disco in a garage, and ‘Bozo’, the un-fairground with a twist. Perfect for older kids, but just to note, under 18s are only permitted on Sunday to Thursday before 6pm and must have an over 18 present with them.

Website: Junkyard Golf

Nearest station: Liverpool Central (5-minute walk)


Lady Lever Art Gallery

Lady Lever

Wow the kids with Lady Lever Art Gallery’s Chinese New Year celebrations on Saturday 17 February. The Gallery features beautiful fine and decorative art, including their astonishing Chinese collections. The day is jam-packed full of exciting festivities, including fantastic dances, craft activities, and finding out all about the lunar new year with BBC Merseyside’s Orient Express presenter, Billy Hui. Did we mention its FREE?

Website: Lady Lever Art Gallery

Nearest station: Bebington (6-minute walk)


Bounce House

Bounce House

Need a place where the kids can run around and release all their energy? Hop on the train to Bounce House, where they can do exactly that. There is so much to do in this inflatable arena for all ages, such as large slides, assault course, climbing wall and more! Don’t forget to have a go on the inflatable air bag with trampoline launch pad too!

Website: Bounce House

Nearest station: Brunswick (8-minute walk)


Lark Lane

Al Dente

If you are looking for some great food, Lark Lane is a shout. There are so many child-friendly restaurants to choose from, such as Marantos and Pippin’s Corner. If you fancy having a sweet treat, Gelato is a must! Not only does it have delicious homemade gelato, but also mouth-watering creations like the ‘Kinder Love You’, ‘Exotic Passion’ and ‘Monsieur Candie-Shop.’

Website: Lark Lane

Nearest Station: St Michaels (11-minute walk)


Escape Live!

Escape Live

Test your skills and see if you can breakout at the new escape room Escape Live! Work together as a team to solve the mystery of one of many rooms which vary depending on difficulty, such as Prison Break, Dr Watson’s Office and Horrible Histories. You can’t go wrong with Escape Live if you want an immersive and unique form of entertainment.

Website: Escape Live!

Nearest station: Liverpool Central (5-minute walk)


Nerf Centre

Nerf Centre

Want an experience that the kids will remember? Head on over to Liverpool’s first ever Nerf Centre! The fun and friendly battle zone is a safe space designed for children over the age of 4 and has no age restriction, so adults can get involved too! Tickets are reasonably priced at £10 per person for one hour and party packages are also available, which includes Domino’s pizza!

Website: Nerf Centre

Nearest station: Moorfields (12-minute walk)


Sugar and Dice Board Game Café

Sugar and Dice

Everyone loves a board game, so going to the Sugar and Dice Board Game café is a no brainer this half term. There is an abundance of games to play, so you can play your favourites and try new ones too. The café is dog-friendly so your pawfect pooches don’t have to miss out on the fun.Why not also have a bite to eat while you are there? The café has delicious food on offer.

Website: Sugar and Dice Board Game Café

Nearest station: Moorfields (10 minute walk)




Entertain the kids at Tenpin in Southport for hours! Tenpin has various fun games and activities; there is bowling, pool tables, arcade games, table tennis and even a laser tag arena! No need to worry about the cost, as it offers striking deals like discounted prices during half term. Keep everyone energised with great food and drink, which can be enjoyed whilst watching sporting events on big screens.

Website: Tenpin

Nearest station: Southport (17-minute walk)


Get there with Merseyrail

A Family Ticket which involves two adults and up to three children is just £13! Find your cheapest ticket and plan your journey using our Journey Planner via our website here.