Exciting Adventures Await at The Atkinson in Southport during May Half Term

Exciting Adventures Await at The Atkinson in Southport during May Half Term

With May half term just around the corner, it’s time to gear up for an exciting week of fun and entertainment! Look no further than The Atkinson, a vibrant cultural hub located in the heart of Southport. We are pulling out all the stops to ensure a jam-packed and exhilarating experience for families and visitors of all ages. Get ready to dive into captivating exhibitions, unleash your creativity, enjoy thrilling performances, and embark on a journey of non-stop fun at The Atkinson this May half term!

The Atkinson boasts an impressive line-up of exhibitions, allowing visitors to delve into a world of art, history, and culture. Take a journey back in time through our Between Land & Sea Museum, which explores our town’s rich maritime heritage and our history of the Sefton coast from prehistoric times to the present day. Discover captivating tales of shipwrecks, shrimping, and life at sea through interactive displays and historical artefacts.

Interactive displays include sending a digital postcard, finding ships using sonar and matching birds with their song. Take part in our new A.R. experience, The Local Legends Tour, bringing artefacts to life by scanning the QR codes in the museum with your phone.

Walk with the Pharaohs in our Discover Ancient Egypt museum. This small but mighty display takes you on a journey back to ancient Egypt. Visitors can see an intricately decorated coffin lid, the Mummy of Nes-Amun, a wooden Ba-bird and rare paddle dolls, amongst many other artefacts. A range of interactive displays include the ‘Weighing of the Heart’ ceremony, X-raying an Ibis mummy and a hieroglyphic jigsaw wall. Our museums are free to access and a great way to spend a day!

For those seeking an immersive and entertaining experience, The Atkinson presents an array of family-friendly performances during the May half term. Enjoy captivating theatre shows, interactive storytelling, and musical performances that will captivate both children and adults alike. Be prepared to laugh, sing along, and be mesmerised by the talented performers on stage.

Pop Princesses (Wednesday 31 May 2023) is the magical show where beautiful Princesses become pop stars! Featuring a soundtrack of top pop hits from artists such as Little Mix, Ariana Grande, Taylor Swift, Meghan Trainor, and Miley Cyrus, plus all the best songs from all your favourite films and musicals. Come and join the fun! Meet and greet tickets are available and fancy dress is encouraged!

Roll up, roll up for The Greatest Show on Earth! Goldilocks and the Three Bears (2 & 3 June 2023) is a hilarious and spectacular pantomime-style show will include some of the best seasoned performers alongside top circus and speciality acts. Expect high energy choreography, loveable characters, colourful set, and costumes. There is even an opportunity to meet the characters after the show!

Construction Club (27 May 2023) is a free activity for children to let their imaginations run wild. Dive into The Atkinson’s huge supply of LEGO. What will you build? Spaces limited. First come first served basis.

Indulge in delectable treats and refreshing beverages at The Atkinson’s café, A Great Little Place. Recharge after a day of exploration with freshly brewed coffee, a selection of teas, and mouth-watering snacks. Don’t forget a sweet treat to top the day off!

This May half term, The Atkinson in Southport promises an unforgettable experience for families and visitors of all ages. Immerse yourself in captivating exhibitions, unleash your creativity, enjoy family-friendly performances, and explore the region’s rich history. With its diverse range of activities and attractions, The Atkinson truly is a cultural gem that offers something for everyone. Don’t miss out on the exciting adventures that await you at The Atkinson this May half term!

Posted on 22 May 2023 under General news

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