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Free things to do with the kids for May half term 2018

School holidays can be the stuff of nightmares for parents who have to find something new and exciting to do with the kids.

It's even harder when you haven't got a huge budget too but a fun day out with the kids shouldn't leave you with empty pockets.

So we've had a look around for free family-friendly places, activities, events and workshops you and the children can enjoy over the May half term in Liverpool and beyond.

Things to book now for May half term 2018

When is May half term?
For the majority of schools in Liverpool, Wirral, Sefton, Knowsley and Halton, break up on Friday, May 25, 2018 and return on Monday, June 4, 2018.

For the majority of schools in Warrington and West Lancashire also break up on Friday, May 25, 2018 and return on Monday, June 4, 2018 - but some return on Monday, June 11, 2018.

We've rounded up a list of events to take the kids to over the holidays.

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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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Free family May half term activities at Museum of Liverpool

This May half term there are plenty of free activities and workshops to get involved with at Museum of Liverpool

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Free family May half term activities at Merseyside Maritime Museum

Head to Merseyside Maritime Museum this May half term for free activities, workshops and storytelling sessions

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The Three Festivals Tall Ships Regatta at Liverpool's Waterfront

Few things match the sight of the Mersey full of sails – and the Three Festivals Tall Ships Regatta will be a weekend for sailing fans to savour

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Nautical modelling clay workshops at Mann Island, Liverpool

Join the workshops at Mann Island, Liverpool making all things nautical from modelling clay

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The Whale storytelling sessions at Mann Island, Liverpool

Take the kids to see an amazing sculpture with some exciting storytelling too!

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L'Hotel street theatre at Pier Head, Liverpool

Enjoy some street theatre right on Liverpool's iconic waterfront when L’Hotel rolls in to town