Holiday Fun at The Atkinson For all the Family

Holiday Fun at The Atkinson For all the Family

Get yourself down to The Atkinson this Easter and see, learn, explore, play and discover with the family!

Come and Discover Ancient Egypt and let us take you on a journey back to see what life was like in ancient Egypt at the time of the Pharaohs. Then explore the history of Sefton’s coast with our Between Land & Sea : 10,000 Years of Sefton’s Coast in our local history Museum. Let us take you back to prehistoric times and then to the present day, sharing stories about the outstanding natural habitats from Marshside to Formby Point and the major industrial port of Bootle. Our Museums are family friendly and full of interactive displays and are suitable for all ages – so come and have a look!

We host free creative Make It! craft activities in The Art Box on Monday 4 and Monday 11 April, between 11am – 3pm.

When visiting the exhibitions in the Galleries, don’t forget to pick up one of our new Arty Aprons. Inside you will find lots of objects and equipment  to help guide your little ones through the exhibitions and get them more involved in the displays.

There are free Hand’s On! Museum activities on Tuesday 5 and Tuesday 12 April, 11am – 1pm & 1.30pm – 3pm. This is your chance to get up close and personal in the foyer with objects from our Ancient Egypt collection. All ages are welcome.

There are free Explore It! Sessions in the Discovery Box on Saturday 9 April, 11am – 3pm. These creative workshops will be themed by the artefacts in the Egyptology Gallery.

Join Anne Goodison on her adventure through Egypt as she discovers the artefacts now on display in The Atkinson’s Egyptology Gallery. This interactive, educational and entertaining event for children and adults alike on Wednesday 6 April at 1.30pm for ages 7+. The Story of Anne Goodison tickets are £6 per child / £3 for extra adult (one adult per child goes free) plus booking fee.

Treat your family by starting holidays with a bang and a trip down memory lane for parents with Stig of the Dump from London Contemporary Theatre on Sunday 3 April at 2.30pm.

Barney is staying with his grandparents on the chalk Downs of southern England when he falls over the edge of an old chalk pit and tumbles through the roof of a hidden den. When he looks round he sees Stig, a caveman, with shaggy black hair and bright black eyes. The chalk pit is disused and full of people’s dumped rubbish, which Stig uses to make his home. Barney and Stig get on rather well together. They have to manage without language, as Stig speaks no English, but that doesn’t seem to stop them.

Stig becomes Barney’s secret friend, not because Barney doesn’t tell anyone, but because no one believes that Stig is real. They have a great time, improving Stig’s den, collecting firewood, going hunting, and even catching some burglars who break into Barney’s grandparents’ house.

It is nearly 50 years since Stig and Barney’s adventures first saw the light of day but this timeless child’s classic remains as charming and entertaining as ever. Suitable for families with children aged 4+

Then we go under the sea, out on the farm and into the jungle with Scamp Theatre. These terrific tales are woven together with live music, puppetry and a whole host of colourful characters. From Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffeler’s best-loved titles Tiddler, Monkey Puzzle, The Smartest Giant in Town and A Squash and a Squeeze.  Funky moves, toe tapping tunes and giggles are guaranteed! See Tiddler and Other Terrific Tales on Friday 15 April at 2.30pm, ages 3+.

Tickets for Stig of the Dump and Tiddler and Other Terrific Tales are £8 / £6 children / £24 family plus booking fee.

Ballet UK are back with Pinocchio on Saturday 16 April at 6pm . Set to a stunning classical score, this original production will delight ballet audiences and families alike and promises to carve a new love for the story of Pinocchio through the magic of classical dance. Tickets are £16 / £12 under 16s / £45 family plus booking fee

Tickets are £8 / £6 children / £24 family plus booking fee. To book your tickets or for more information please call Box Office on 01704 533 333 or visit

Continue your family adventure and stop off in the Bakery for a bit to eat and then why not take home a little souvenir of your visit or pick up a unique, not on the high street gift for someone special from our beautiful gift shop.

*There is a £1 booking fee for online and telephone sales and a 2% fee over the counter with a credit card.





For interviews, or more information please contact or call 0151 934 2129



London Contemporary Theatre

Stig of the Dump

Sunday 3 April


£8 (£6 children / £24 family)


The Story of Anne Goodison

Wednesday 6 April


£6 per child / £3 for extra adult (one adult per child goes free)


Explore It!

Saturday 9 April

11am – 3pm



Tiddler and Other Terrific Tales

Friday 15 April


£8 (£6 children / £24 family)

Ballet UK


Saturday 16 April, 6pm

£16 / £12 under 16s / £45 family


Make It!

Monday 4 April &  Monday 11 April

11am – 3pm.



Hand’s On!

Tuesday 5 April / Tuesday 12 April

11am – 1pm & 1.30pm – 3pm




*Please note: There is a £1 booking fee for online and telephone sales and a 2% fee over the counter with a credit card.


The Atkinson

Lord Street






In person: Visit The Atkinson box office on Lord Street

For tickets: visit the website or call box office on 01704 533333



Posted on 29 March 2016 under General news

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