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A Guide to the Liverpool School Holidays: May 2019

The Liverpool school holidays for May 2019 are just around the corner! And here’s our selection of fun things to do in the city to keep your family entertained.

From war bunkers and witches to arts, crafts and exploration, take a browse of what’s on during the Liverpool school holidays in May 2019.

Get Arty in The Garden

Where: Sudley House

When: 25th May

If you’ve got a little Picasso in the making on your hands, why not let their creative side loose at Sudley House this Liverpool school holidays in May.

Sudley House - Liverpool school holidays May
Credit: @sudleyhouse – Facebook

Art in the Garden is a fun, family-friendly event that invites kids along to explore all the wonders of nature, then create craft projects based on what they’ve seen.

There’ll be storytelling and face painting too, a real fun-filled afternoon this May half term in Liverpool.

Hear Speke, “Speke Up!” at WoW Fest

Where: TATE

When: 27th May – 2nd June

Young people from Speke Liverpool have paired together with artist Ruth Dillon, to raise awareness of the high levels of deprivation in the area of Speke and what caused it.

TATE Liverpool - Liverpool school holidays May
Credit: @tateliverpool – Facebook

Despite being one of the most thriving parts of the city back in the early nineties, today Speke lays claim to some of the UK’s most impoverished areas.

WoW Fest sees a collection of young people from Speke, become curators for the day, leading audiences around artwork and exhibits on a variety of subjects.

Take your family along for an eye-opening artistic journey through Speke. See the challenges the area faces and the steps that are being made to correct some of the most difficult social issues.

See Who Really is The Worst Witch

Where: Playhouse Theatre

When: 28th May – 1st June

Before young witches and wizards went to Hogwarts, there was Miss Cackle’s Academy for Witches, where popular children’s novels, The Worst Witch were set.

During the Liverpool school holidays this May, book your seats to see these wickedly good stories brought to life upon the stage of Liverpool’s Playhouse theatre.

Mildred Hubble, the clumsiest witch in the world, teams together with her friends to go up against her classrooms nemesis, Miss Hardbroom and a very old enemy, in a magical stage production not to be missed.

Discover Secret War Bunkers

Where: Western Approaches

When: 25th May – 2nd June

Do something different for the Liverpool school holidays this May and take the family on a journey of discovery, deep beneath the streets of the city at Western Approaches.

No matter what age your kids are, there’s plenty to see and do in the 30,000 sq ft space.

Western Approaches - Liverpool school holidays May
Credit: @WesternapproachesHQ – Facebook

Little ones can run around, explore and play whilst older kids can challenge themselves, following a specially laid out code breaking trail.

Leftover from WW2, and untouched since, the bunker is a fascinating part of Liverpool’s history and well worth the visit for all age groups.

It’s All About Rocks and Wreck-It Ralph

Where: Victoria Gallery and Museum

When: 25th & 30th

Not one but two exciting family-friendly events will be taking place at Victoria Gallery and Museum this half-term holiday, and both are perfect for entertaining the kids.

First, come along to attend a fun family Saturday filled with arts, crafts and movies. This half term there will be a special screening of Wreck-It Ralph Breaks the Internet and after the movie, kids will be given the chance to paint selfie portraits, and take part in some fun arts and crafts.

Victoria Gallery and Museum - Liverpool school holidays May
Credit: @victoriagallerymuseum – Facebook

On the 30th, bring everyone along to find out what our world is made of. Learn all about the different types of rocks, how they are formed, then see if you can figure out which samples are real and which are made of chocolate.

Not everything educational has to feel like school and, as it is the Liverpool school holidays, every kid should be having as much fun as they can.

Liverpool School Holiday Stays at The Shankly

Until The Dixie Dean Hotel opens stay at The Shankly Hotel during the Liverpool school holidays in May, and join us for an unforgettable family stay.

The spacious family group rooms at The Shankly are perfect for getting the gang together, all in one luxurious space.They also incorporate unique tributes to the legendary Bill Shankly and offer a wide range of amenities, like free WiFi, double Jacuzzi baths, large screen TVs and Bluetooth sound systems.

We always have a wide range of special hotel offers in Liverpool for you to choose from, making your stay in the city all the more convenient and affordable.

With the school holidays in mind, we’ve come up with a brilliant family offer from The Shankly which includes a trip to the cinema and a delicious meal in The Bastion Bar and Restaurant for just £149 per family.

When The Dixie Dean Hotel opens, in the heart of the city centre, you’ll be able to find all the best Liverpool landmarks and family activities mentioned above and so much more, just a stone’s throw away.

To find out more or to book your stay with us, you can reach our friendly team on 0151 236 0166 or email