Because we all how tedious daytime television can be, we have put together our top 14 family friendly activities to keep boredom at bay for the summer holidays, whatever the weather!

The Interesting Eating Company, Allerton Road

Nothing says indulgence like a trip to The Interesting Eating Company for milkshakes, pancakes or waffles. Perfect reward for helping with the housework!

VR Here, Paul Street or VR Rcade, Jamaica Street

Raining, again? Step into the world of VR this summer.

Marmalade Skies Tea Rooms, Allerton Road

Fancy some adult time (coffee and cake) where the kids can go off and play? Pay a visit to this child friendly coffee shop ran by two mums on Allerton road!

Puffle Waffle, The Albert Dock

Is it treat time again? Hopefully the sun is shining, so you can head down to the Albert Dock and get your hands on one of these Puffle Waffles, a speciality from Hong Kong broughtall the way to Liverpool!

Liverpool SUP Co, The Albert Dock

While you are down that way, get active and enjoy the great outdoors with some stand up paddle boarding, the first of its kind in Liverpool! Why not try one of their group sessions, available for all ages and abilities.

Liverpool Art Fair, Pier Head Village

Take a stroll over to the Pier Head Village to take a look at some local art work at the annual Liverpool Art Fair. The open event aims to connect local artists with new art buyers and make affordable art accessible to all! There is entertainment for the kids and live music stages until the 9th September, where you can ride on the sky view swing for panoramic views of Liverpool.

Just Play Games, Tithebarn Street

Liverpool’s premier wargaming and card gaming venue and store. They have plenty of space for you to play, whether you’re a new player or experienced player, go and visit them!


Horizon E-Sport Club, Pilgrim Street

Does the sound of playing Fortnite for hours on end at this fabulous gaming cafe right up your child’s street? Then look no further. They also offer to find teams and players in their matchmaking group – sounds to us that kids  can have endless amounts of fun here!

Wigwam Coffee Shop, Rose Lane

Adult time beckons, calling for more coffee and cake while your children play joyously. Be sure to check this wonderful coffee shop’s page to keep an eye out for an abundance of children events and classes. Harry Potter day on the 9th of August is not one to be missed!

Le Petit Atelier Français, Various locations

An example of a fantastic children’s class ran at both coffee shops mentioned in this post is Le Petit Atelier Français – fun French sessions for little ones and their grown-ups, from birth to school, with songs, stories & games! Fun and educational, voilà!

Koop, Bold Street

Out for tea after a fun filled day of activities? Flock to Koop, home of all things chicken!

Bisque – it, Oxton Village

Do you live on the Wirral and are stuck for ideas for entertaining the kids? Bisque-it is a local and independent pottery painting workshop, where you can paint small (for as little as £10 when paying with Colu), medium or large pieces for your home or for a lovely gift. This is sure to get those creative juices flowing on a rainy day!

Claremont Farm, Bebington

Afternoon tea? Al fresco lunch while your kids play on the green grass? Claremont Farm specialise in local produce and seasonal food, which is sure to make for a fun day out. Keep your diaries free on Wednesdays (and a few Thursdays) throughout August and attend their Summer Bushcraft Camp – where lunch is cooked on an open fire. Activities here include fire-lighting, den building, whittling, nature & tracking games and much more. Suitable for kids aged 7 and above, 10am to 3.30pm, £30pp per day.

The Yog Bar, Hoylake & The Baltic Triangle

These delicious frozen yoghurt treats are perfect for a hot summers day, and the good news is that they are available in both Liverpool and the Wirral. Grab your kids a medium yog with three (yes three) toppings this summer for only £4 when paying with Colu!