KidsFest 2018

New date same great week of family fun!

Fun Events

Jay Foreman’s                                                      
Disgusting Songs for Revolting Children
Monday 12 February, 2.30pm
Ages 6+

Award winning musical comedian whose songs have been heard on BBC Radio 4, Radio 4 Extra, The One Show, London Live TV and Dave Gorman’s UK/Ireland tour. Jay provides a devilishly cheeky hour of songs, poems and comedy for children of all ages in this family friendly show which is sure to be a sell- out!

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Make, do and Bop with Our Kids Social
Tuesday 13 February, 1.30pm   
Ages 4 – 10

Join us for guaranteed family fun as you can get creative with your nippers, before showing off your funky-feet and groovy-moves on the dancefloor.

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Little Blue Monster
Dogs Don’t Do Ballet
Wednesday 14 February, 2.30pm    
Ages 3+

The funny tale of a little dog with a very big dream! Biff is not like other dogs. Biff likes moonlight and music and walking on his tiptoes.

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Valentine’s Day Mini photo-shoot
Diana Celine Photography
Wednesday 14 February, free

They will have a range of “love”ly props to help capture some special photographs just for you. Diana Celine Photography will send a digital image for sharing (with a small logo) and a free link to the online gallery to view all the pictures from your mini session.

James Campbell:The Hilarious Funny World of…     

Thursday 15 February, 2.30pm           
Ages 6+

A stand-up comedy show for children , their parents and anyone who likes comedy without the rude words. Hold onto your socks, take the banana out of your ears and enjoy!

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Lyngo Theatre

Tom Thumb
Friday 16 February, 2.30pm
Ages 3+
Performed entirely on and under a kitchen table this wee wonder of a show is full of Lyngo magic with feathery spinning birds, a flying house and a portable forest with CBeebies Patrick Lynch.

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Free Activities

Make It!

Monday 12 February, 10.30am – 12.30pm

Saturday 17 February, 11am -3pm
All Ages

Get creative with a fun activity! Create and make your own fun animal mask inspired by our Why Look at Animals? exhibition.

Hands On!
Tuesday 13 February, 11am – 1pm (subject to availability)
All Ages

Get hands on with museum artefacts from our collections.

Arty Aprons
Every day, 11am – 3pm (subject to availability)
Ages 3+

Explore the galleries with handy tools.


Story & Rhyme Time
Tuesday 13 & Wednesday 14  February, 10.30am – 11.30am
Thursday 15 February, 2pm – 3pm
Ages 0 – 4


Discover Ancient Egypt
Free admission, donations welcome

Not seen for over 40 years, our stunning Egyptology Gallery takes visitors on a journey through what life was like in ancient Egypt at the time of the Pharaohs. The museum is split into four themes of ritual, everyday life, beauty and communication. Within each of these themes there is a host of objects that give a sense of what life as an ancient Egypt would have been like.

Between Land and Sea – 10,000 years of Sefton’s Coast
Free admission, donations welcome

Between Land and Sea tells the story of the many people who have lived and worked along our coast. Explore the history of the Sefton coast from prehistoric times to the present day showcasing the development of Sefton’s tourist towns of Southport and Birkdale, the outstanding natural habitats from Marshside to Formby Point and the major industrial port of Bootle.


Why Look at Animals?
Until Saturday 10 March 2018
Free admission, donations welcome

Looking at the ever changing relationship we have with animals – from pets and zoo creatures to food sources.

Adventures in Egypt – Mrs Goodison & Other Travellers
Until Saturday 10 March 2018
Free admission, donations welcome

A unique exhibition combining objects from Mrs Goodison’s collection with masterpieces from UK and international collections.

Warhol to Walker: American prints from pop art to today
Saturday 13 January to Saturday 10 March 2018
Free admission, donations welcome
Focusing on modern and contemporary American printmaking, this exhibition features nine key works from the British Museum’s print collection

General Building
Monday – Saturday 10am – 5pm

Museum & Exhibitions
Monday – Saturday 10am – 4pm

The Library  is open but not staffed after 2pm on Saturdays or at any time on Sundays. There is no access to the public network computers during this time. Lending items can be borrowed via the self service.

Please note that children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

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