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Free things to do with kids in the summer holidays in Liverpool and beyond

The summer holidays will be here very soon and soon you'll be tearing your hair out trying to find ways to keep them entertained - but don't worry we've got plenty of ideas to help you out.

The main problem will the summer holidays is that they just seem to go forever - and your bank balance no doubtedly takes a big hit, so we've got some places, events and activities below you can do for free.

And if you do have a bit of cash to spare you can check out these other things to do with the kids in the summer holidays in Liverpool and beyond.

Don't forget to get your kids booked in for their summer holiday clubs, schools and camps too.

When do the kids break up for the summer holidays?
For the majority of schools in Liverpool and Wirral, kids break up on Monday, July 23, 2018 and return on Monday, September 3, 2018.

Most children in Sefton, Halton and Knowsley, break up on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 and return on Monday, September 3, 2018.

For the majority of schools in Warrington, kids break up on Friday, July 19 or 26, 2018 and return on

And children in West Lancashire break up on Friday, July 19, 2018 and return to school on Monday, Spetmber 3, 2018.

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Sefton Park, Liverpool

Sefton Park is one of Liverpool’s most popular outdoor spots and also features the beautiful glass Palm House

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Hesketh Park, Southport

Hesketh Park in Southport features play areas, trails and hidden gardens

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Walton Hall Park, Liverpool

Walton Hall Park sprawls across a 130 acres right in the heart of Walton and is well-loved by the community

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Victoria Park, Southport

Victoria Park in Southport is very popular with families and host numerous events throughout the year

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Kids go free at Liverpool International Music Festival at Sefton Park, Liverpool

Enjoy a weekend of music with the family in the sun at Sefton Park

Kids go FREE
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FREE Calderstones Summer Beach at Calderstones Park, Liverpool

Families can also enjoy fairground rides and live entertainment

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Free entry to KidsFest family festival at Stanley Park, Liverpool

KidsFest returns for a fourth year with live performances and even giant dinosaurs

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FREE Movema Youth Dance Summer School, Liverpool

Your kids can enjoy FREE dance classes over the summer holidays

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Family fun day at Rice Lane City Farm, Walton

Get free entry to the annual family fun day at Rice Lane City Farm this summer

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Otterspool Adventure, Liverpool

Head to Otterspool Adventure Centre for a fun and active day out with the kids

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Formby Pinewoods, Sefton

Head to Formby Pinewoods in Sefton with the family and let the kids run wild.

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Black Pearl Pirate Ship, New Brighton, Wirral

Take your young pirates to visit the impressive Black Pearl on New Brighton beach

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Grace Darling Pirate Ship, Hoylake Beach, Wirral

Head to Hoylake Beach where you can play on the Grace Darling pirate ship

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The Asparagus Trail, Formby, Sefton

Discover the story behind Formby's famous asparagus with the Asparagus Trail

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Kids go free to see CBeebies star Justin Fletcher at Southport Flower Show

CBeebies star Justin Fletcher is returning to the Southport Flower Show to entertain the kids

Kids go FREE
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FREE Chester Zoo Nature Reserve

Chester Zoo have opened a huge nature reserve just outside the main zoo - and it's FREE to enter

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Museum of Liverpool

Discover amazing things to do and see with the kids at Museum of Liverpool

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Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool

The Walker Art Gallery is a great place if you’ve got a budding artist on your hands

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World Museum, Liverpool

Liverpool’s World Museum is one of the most amazing places to visit and it’s even better because it’s free, although visitors can make a small donation.

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Pier Head, Liverpool

Liverpool's impressive Pier Head is home to the city's iconic skyline and and is a great place to visit with the family

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Tam O’Shanter Urban Farm, Bidston Hill, Wirral

If you're on a tight budget, you're in luck because Tam O’Shanter Farm in Wirral has free entry

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Championship Adventure Golf, New Brighton, Wirral

Spend a day out with the family in New Brighton and challenge the kids to a round of miniature golf right on the seafront

Under fives go free
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Rice Lane City Farm, Walton, Liverpool

Rice Lane City Farm might just be Liverpool’s best-kept secret, a countryside oasis in the midst of Walton

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Tate Liverpool

Pick up a free rocket explore backpack during your visit to Tate Liverpool art gallery with lots to discover

Kids eat free
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Albert Dock, Liverpool

The Albert Dock in Liverpool has a buzzing atmosphere with lots to see and do including free museums and an art gallery

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Southport Beach, Sefton

Enjoy a picnic on the beach or a bag of chips or and ice cream cone in the sunshine

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Birkenhead Priory, Birkenhead, Wirral

If you're looking for a unique family outing head to Birkenhead Priory and discover the history and beauty of the 850-year-old site

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Warrington Museum and Art Gallery, Warrington

Take a step back through time at one of the oldest museums in the country

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Ainsdale Beach, Sefton

Ainsdale Beach is the perfect breezy spot to fly a kite with the kids

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Oglet Beach, Hale, Liverpool

Take a stroll along the muddy banks of the Oglet shore along the River Mersey