Getting crafty this Easter

Cracking Easter Fun

There’s plenty on offer to keep the whole family entertained this Easter in Liverpool and it doesn’t have to break the egg (sorry - bank!) either. We’ve rounded up some cracking FREE activities taking place over the Easter break, but if the weather’s nice, don’t forget our amazing array of parks too. There’s ample time to pick up your bikes, work off the Easter chocolates and blow away the cob webs!

MINI FARM AT THE ALBERT DOCK

From Friday-Monday, March 25-28 on the Albert Dock there will be a mini-farm in Anchor Courtyard, housing ducklings, chicks and rabbits, Easter egg hunt around Albert Dock, chocolate-making and decorating workshop, Easter craft workshops making spring-inspired artwork and Easter-inspired street entertainers, music and dance.

CREATE EASTER BASKETS AT THE MARITIME MUSEUM

Create your own Easter basket for this family-centred drop in event, taking place between 1pm and 4pm, March 25. There’s also a learning element – you’ll hear tales from the UK Border Force about how they protect animals at work. Part of the Seized! The Border and Customs Uncovered collection at the gallery. Merseyside Maritime Museum, Albert Dock, Liverpool.

CREATE AT CASS ART

This Easter and school break, join Cass Art’s free creative activities designed to inspire and ignite children’s imaginations. Run by our experienced staff, all activities are free and materials - clay, superhero masks, paints - are provided. 7, 14 April Cass Art Liverpool, School Lane, Liverpool.

POLAR, THE TITANIC BEAR

Suitable for early years nippers, there are three storytelling readings of the book (1pm, 2pm, 3pm). The story was originally written by Titanic survivor Daisy Corningstone Spedden for her son, Douglas. It’s part of the Titanic and Liverpool exhibition, which you can browse in preparation. 25 and 28 March, 4, 7 and 8 April, Merseyside Maritime Museum, Albert Dock, Liverpool.

EASTER CRAFTERNOON AT LIVERPOOL MUSEUM

Ages 3 and up for this one, between 1.30pm and 3.30pm. All kinds of crafty ways to make cool Easter stuff at the free drop in event. What will you take home to decorate the Easter tree? Hang on that’s Christmas isn’t it. But it will be colourful.25 and 28 March, Museum of Liverpool, Pier Head, Liverpool.

BIG ART EASTER BASKETS AT THE WALKER GALLERY

This family-friendly event is free to drop in to between 10am and 4pm. Hop along like a good Easter bunny with the kids and make a decorative basket for your eggs. It’s suitable for youngsters age 3 and over so the littl’uns will be able to get stuck straight in. 25-28 March, Walker Art Gallery William Brown Street, Liverpool.

EASTER CARD MAKING AT THE WORLD MUSEUM

Spring-themed, Easter-esque, decorative and above all loads of family fun at this free event that you can drop in to between 1pm and 4pm. What kind of card will you take home with you? Your imagination is the only limit. Well, that and a three hour time limit. 26 and 27 March, World Museum, William Brown Street, Liverpool.

WHO’S BEEN SMUGGLING EGGS?

Could you work for customs? There’s a ship here that needs searching… has the Easter Bunny been smuggling sweets and eggs into the cabins? You’ll have to have a sharp eye if you want to be part of the customs patrol. Free, but tickets required for the staggered event times, beginning at 1pm and ending at 3.30pm. 27 and 28 March, Merseyside Maritime Museum, Albert Dock, Liverpool.

MAKE YOUR OWN EGG-IMALS PLUS FILMS AT THE VGM

Join the staff at Victoria Gallery and Museum for fun Easter Workshops - making Easter trinket boxes, egg-imals from egg boxes, and a free screening of Charlotte’s Web on the 26th March. Check out times and details at their website. Victoria Gallery, Ashton Street, Liverpool.

MATTEL PLAY OPENS AT THE ALBERT DOCK ON 22ND MARCH (not free, but pretty cool!)

Mattel Play! opens it’s doors on Tuesday 22nd March. Although it’s not free, its going to be the most exciting place to take the little ones over Easter. It’s a brand new indoor activity attraction opening in the Albert Dock, based on the popular TV characters that children know and love.  There’s over 13,000 square feet of interactive adventure play. Details are on their website.

Don’t forget to send us pictures of your eggcellent creations and check out our magazine for an expanded selection of Easter activities. #itsliverpool

Published: 17/03/2016

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