Liverpool news Halloween and October half term events the kids will love MetiNews.Com
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Breaking News ! It may seem like the kids in Liverpool have only just gone back to school but in no time at all, the kids will be off for October half term. This year, many parents across Merseyside had to keep their children entertained for six months as the coronavirus pandemic forced schools to close, so occupying them for one week should be a breeze. Even so, we've rounded up a few events and activities for you to do with them during the school break. This year, schools across Liverpool, Wirral, Warrington, Halton, Sefton, St Helens and West Lancashire will break up for the October half term on Friday, October 23 and return on Monday, November 2. Find things to do with your family where you live by adding your postcode: Although trick or treating is banned in the Liverpool City Region, which is in Tier 3 lockdown where household mixing is not allowed, that's not going to stop families from celebrating Halloween at home and lots have come up with clever alternatives to trick or treating. And lots of half term family events coincide with Halloween on October 31, so you'll have your pick of things to do with the kids. *Make sure to follow the latest government guidelines in relation to coronavirus when going out in public and visit the attractions' websites to check if they are open, the events are going ahead and for advice on social distancing restrictions when visiting. These events were confirmed at the time of publication* Pick a pumpkin There's nothing better than heading out with the family for some fresh air and what better way to do that but in the middle of a field? You can pick your own pumpkin straight from the patch from farms across Liverpool and beyond. Take a look at places where you can pick a pumpkin in and around Liverpool. However, when planning activities such as this, please remember travelling outside the Liverpool City Region is currently not advised. Have fun at Halloween Spooktacular Week Head to Otterspool Adventure for a week of Halloween celebrations over October half term. The event will feature live entertainment running every day with aerial performers, fire artists and spooky characters walking about the park. There will also be a scary maze and pumpkin carving, finishing with a grand finale Halloween Otterghoul party with ghoulish food for all and a gift for every child included in the ticket price on October 31. When: October 24 to 31 with sessions at 9.30am and 2pm. Ottersghoul Party on October 31 from 6.30pm to 8.30pm. Price: Tickets are priced at £14 for children or £7 for adults. Halloween Party is £20 for children and £12 for adults. Go to otterspooladventurecentre.co.uk for more details. 37 Otterspool Drive, Liverpool L17 5AL Take our Halloween and Bonfire Night Survey and tell us what you think it will be like this year Enjoy afternoon tea with the Frozen princesses Treat your little ones with an afternoon of entertainment with Elsa and Anna at Blundell Street Liverpool. The live show will feature music and storytelling while you have something to eat. Enjoy an afternoon tea with hot drinks, a selection of sandwiches, scones with jam and cream for the adults with ham or jam for the kids plus, fairy cakes and other treats. When: October 24 and 31 with sessions between 1.30pm and 4.30pm. Price: It costs £20 for adults and £18 for a child. Ring to book 0151 709 5779. Blundell Street, Liverpool Watch a Christmas film Christmas is coming early to the UK this month as Showcase Cinemas is set to bring some much-needed seasonal magic to the nation with the Macaulay Culkin cult hit Home Alone. For one day only, Showcase Cinema de Lux Liverpool will be screening the UK's favourite Christmas blockbuster, giving film fans the chance to start the season of goodwill early and in style. Alongside enjoying Home Alone on the big screen, moviegoers will be given an extra festive treat with a free bag of chocolate to enjoy during the film, included in the ticket price. When: Sunday, October 25 at 3pm.
. Tickets can be booked here. 340 East Lancashire Road, Liverpool, L11 9YJ Go on an outdoor trail with the family Head to Formby Pinewoods for a fun socially distanced day out for all the family. Go Trail is an interactive trail through a forest with the people you enjoy the most. It's a back to basic, two-hour survival trail designed by Royal Marine Commandos. Download your interactive video and report for duty. On arrival, you will collect your mission pack and follow your map to your first checkpoint. Mission tasks include map orientation and camouflage, fire building and marshmallow toasting, exercise, observation stance, scavenger hunt, target acquisition, trap building, minefield (agility obstacle course). When: October 24, 26, 27, 28 at various times. Price: £12 per person minimum spend of £36 applies, add Laser Tag for an extra £5 per person. Go to gooutsideuk.com to book. Shorrocks Hill, Lifeboat Road, Formby, Liverpool, L37 2EB Head to Knowsley Safari There is so much going on at Knowsley Safari this October half term and with the hospitality industry mark, ‘We’re Good to Go’, parents can be assured of a safe day out, with social distancing and enhanced hygiene measures, meaning families can focus on enjoying an exciting, full day out. Discover the Safari Drive, covering five miles in more than 550 acres of park, where lions, rhino, bison, moose, camels, rare deer and more roam in the open space. The Foot Safari is alive with autumn, where children and adults can come nose-to-nose with Amur Tiger sisters Sinda and Bira, before checking in on resident Iberian wolf cubs, under close surveillance by eight-year-old mother, Morena and ten-year-old father, Carlos.
A giraffe enjoying a pumpkin at Knowsley Safari
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The Flight of Talons bird of prey display is back too, allowing visitors to learn about a wide range of birds including eagles, vultures, owls and falcons as they swoop just inches from your head. You can also watch the vultures feeding and learn incredible facts about these endangered and underappreciated species. More fun can be had on the rides and by taking a leisurely woodland stroll through the Wild Trail. When: Throughout October half term. Price: Family tickets are available from £40. Booking is essential. For further information and to reserve time slots and tickets visit knowsleysafariexperience.co.uk. Prescot L34 4AN Enjoy an outdoor panto at the Bombed Out Church Head to St Luke's Bombed Out Church this October half term for a Covid-safe outdoor Halloween panto, BoJo's World: The Panto. The dreaded Assassin Bug has made his way to BoJo Land and is infecting all of the townspeople. Can BoJo along with his friends Doctor, Starman, Dominque and the one and only Dame Maggie Poppins save the town and stop Assassin Bug in his tracks?
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Children will join BoJo on his adventure to defeat the dreadful Assassin Bug. They’ll learn the importance of social distancing, washing our hands and wearing face masks alongside a lot of laughter through the use of song! Seating is limited due to social distancing arrangements and all entrants will be required to wear a mask or face covering. The show is around one hour long and make sure to wrap up warm. When: October 26 to 30 at 2pm. Price: Adults £9, children £7. There is also a family ticket available for £25. Go to ticketquarter.co.uk to book.
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