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Things to do with the kids in the summer holidays in Liverpool and beyond

Summer is on its way and the school holidays are just around the corner.

There are lots of exciting events happening over the six-week holidays and if you've been saving up for an extra special treat for the kids, then there is a variety of things to choose from.

But if you don't have deep pockets then there are plenty of free things to do, places to see, events and activities to look forward to as well.

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.

Peppa Pig's Adventure at Liverpool Empire Theatre

Every child's favourite cheeky pig returns to Liverpool's Empire Theatre with a new adventure

No booking fees!
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
Teddy Bears' Day Out at Wirral Transport Museum and Heritage Tramway, Birkenhead

Take your favourite teddy bear for a day out on a tram at Wirral Transport Museum

Things to do with the kids in the summer holidays at The Bluecoat, Liverpool

Join the party and enjoy art, comedy, storytelling and dance over the school holidays

FREE family fun at the Formby Festival at Duke Street Park, Formby

Family-friendly Formby Festival is back again and promises an action-packed event for everyone

Family fun at Liverpool's Pier Head Village

Keep the kids entertained at the Pier Head Village this summer

Free entry
Things to do with the kids over the summer holidays at Tatton Park, Cheshire

Families are invited to Tatton Park with plenty of activities to keep the children entertained

Giant bionic bugs at WWT Martin Mere, West Lancashire

Hunt for bugs and collect special stickers on this bug-tastic adventure

Puddles Splash, New Brighton

Let the children run through water jets and tipping buckets in the sunshine

£7.50 for entry to Puddles AND Bubbles World of Play
The Great Brick Adventure at Exhibition Centre Liverpool

If your children love LEGO then they will go crazy for the Great Brick Adventure

The Storybarn's Treasure Island at Liverpool One

Families can enjoy a great adventure in the heart of Liverpool as The Storybarn presents a new interactive experience

Under ones go free | Free entry for Crafting Cove
Paw Patrol Live! The Great Pirate Adventure at ECHO Arena, Liverpool

All paws on deck - the Paw Patrol are returning to Liverpool in time for the summer holidays!

Save £5 on selected seats
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
Adventure Dock at Albert Dock, Liverpool

A giant inflatable aqua park is coming to the iconic Albert Dock on Liverpool's famous waterfront

Groups of four or more get discount
Little Adventures at Adventure Dock, Albert Dock, Liverpool

The kids can make a big splash over the summer holidays

FamFest Warrington at Orford Jubilee Park, Warrington

A fabulous new two-day family-friendly festival is coming to Warrington this August

Bing Live! at Floral Pavilion Theatre, New Brighton, Wirral

Bing and his friends are coming to the Floral Pavilion in New Brighton

Walking with Dinosaurs, ECHO Arena, Liverpool

Walking with Dinosaurs the Arena Spectacular comes to Liverpool to unleash the greatest creatures ever to walk the earth

Get fourth ticket free!
The Snail and the Whale at the Epstein Theatre, Liverpool

The kids will love seeing Julia Donaldson 's bestselling book come to life in this magical and musical production

Family silent disco at the Bombed Out Church, Liverpool

Get your headphones on and dance to some tunes with the family at the Bombed Out Church

Alice in Wonderland at the Epstein Theatre, Liverpool

Take the family on a trip down the rabbit home as Alice in Wonderland comes to the Epstein Theatre

Pinocchio: The Boy Within at the Epstein Theatre, Liverpool

A trip to theatre to see Pinocchio is the perfect treat to start the summer holidays