Kidsfest 2020

Kidsfest is The Atkinson’s family festival. This February Half Term take part in a jam packed celebration for families of all ages. We have family theatre, puppetry, Disney films, craft workshops, museums, exhibitions and more! #Kidsfest


Monday 17 February, 2:30pm (Age 5+)
A show about time, the night and dreaming. Featuring clever cats, silly dogs, puppetry, music and storytelling.
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Hurrah for the Pirate King!

Tuesday 18 February (All Ages)
1:20pm–1:40pm: Pre-show workshop
1:40pm–2:00pm: Interval
2:00pm–2:40pm: Performance
Meet and Greet with characters after the show

Follow the great Pirate King on an adventure to find a treasure beyond Gold and Jewels. This interactive show combines Pantomime, Ballet & Opera.

Beauty and the Beast (PG)

Wednesday 19 February, 11am
The live-action Disney Classic is screened in a relaxed environment, open to everyone including parents with young children.
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Jay Foreman’s Disgusting Songs for Revolting Children

Thursday 20 February, 2:30pm (Age 6+)
The award-winning musical comedian provides a devilishly cheeky hour of songs , poems and comedy for children.
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Dumbo (PG)

Friday 21 February, 10:30am
A live-action reimagining of Walt Disney’s 1941 animated film. Directed by Tim Burton.
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Spark the Goblin Wizard

Saturday 22 February, 2:30pm (Age 5+)
With lyrics, laughs and lots of joining in, poet Dommy B needs your help to save the day!
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Free Events

Make it! Craft Workshops

Tuesday 18 February, 11am-3pm
Thursday 20 February, 11am-3pm

An arts and craft workshop for all the family, with all materials supplied and all for free.
Free, drop in event.

Story & Rhyme Time

Tuesday 18 February, 10:30am-11:30am
Wednesday 19 February, 10:30am-11:30am
Thursday 20 February, 2pm-3pm

Where children can enjoy stories, singing and rhymes. (pre-school)
Free, drop in event.

Museum & Exhibitions

Monday-Saturday, 10am-4pm, free entry

Discover Ancient Egypt

Journey back to ancient Egypt at the time of the pharaohs. With lots of hands on activities.

Between Land & Sea

Discover the history of those who have lived and worked along Sefton’s coast. With dressing up and interactive displays.

Sefton Hidden Histories

11 January 2020 – 21 March 2020
Ordinary Objects, Extraordinary stories. An exhibition that will give a voice to items that on the face of it may look quite insignificant, but look closely and listen carefully – they have amazing stories to tell…

We Are Not Amused! Laughter in the Nineteenth Century

16 November 2019 – 21 March 2020
Roll up Roll up to see what made Victorians laugh in this exhibition that includes P.T Barnum’s (The Greatest Showman’s) top hat. Includes a dressing up area for the little ones.


21 September – 28 March
Iconic British Graphic designer Malcolm Garett’s personal collection of Vivienne Westwood clothes, from the beginning of the punk era to modern day.

Cross Pollination

25 May 2019 – 28 March 2020
A celebration of floral art and literature featuring still life, genre and contemporary artworks presented alongside poetry.