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Holiday Fun at The Atkinson For all the Family


Get yourself down to The Atkinson this Easter and see, learn, explore, play and discover with the family!

Come and Discover Ancient Egypt and let us take you on a journey back to see what life was like in ancient Egypt at the time of the Pharaohs. Then explore the history of Sefton’s coast with our Between Land & Sea: 10,000 Years of Sefton’s Coast in our local history Museum. Let us take you back to prehistoric times and then to the present day, sharing stories about the outstanding natural habitats from Marshside to Formby Point and the major industrial port of Bootle. Our Museums are family friendly and full of interactive displays and are suitable for all ages – so come and have a look!

We host free creative Make It! craft activities in The Art Box on Monday 4 and Monday 11 April, between 11am – 3pm.

When visiting the exhibitions in the Galleries, don’t forget to pick up one of our new Arty Aprons. Inside you will find lots of objects and equipment to help guide your little ones through the exhibitions and get them more involved in the displays.

There are free Hand’s On! Museum activities on Tuesday 5 and Tuesday 12 April, 11am – 1pm & 1.30pm – 3pm. This is your chance to get up close and personal in the foyer with objects from our Ancient Egypt collection. All ages are welcome.

There are free Explore It! Sessions in the Discovery Box on Saturday 9 April, 11am – 3pm. These creative workshops will be themed by the artefacts in the Egyptology Gallery.

Join Anne Goodison on her adventure through Egypt as she discovers the artefacts now on display in The Atkinson’s Egyptology Gallery. This interactive, educational and entertaining event for children and adults alike on Wednesday 6 April at 1.30pm for ages 7+. The Story of Anne Goodison tickets are £6 per child / £3 for extra adult (one adult per child goes free) plus booking fee.

Treat your family by starting holidays with a bang and a trip down memory lane for parents with Stig of the Dump from London Contemporary Theatre on Sunday 3 April at 2.30pm. Suitable for families with children aged 4+.

Then we go under the sea, out on the farm and into the jungle with Scamp Theatre. These terrific tales are woven together with live music, puppetry and a whole host of colourful characters. From Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffeler’s best-loved titles Tiddler, Monkey Puzzle, The Smartest Giant in Town and A Squash and a Squeeze.  Funky moves, toe tapping tunes and giggles are guaranteed! See Tiddler and Other Terrific Tales on Friday 15 April at 2.30pm, ages 3+.

Tickets for Stig of the Dump and Tiddler and Other Terrific Tales are £8 / £6 children / £24 family plus booking fee.

Ballet UK are back with Pinocchio on Saturday 16 April at 6pm. Set to a stunning classical score, this original production will delight ballet audiences and families alike and promises to carve a new love for the story of Pinocchio through the magic of classical dance. Tickets are £16 / £12 under 16s / £45 family plus booking fee.

Tickets are £8 / £6 children / £24 family plus booking fee. To book your tickets or for more information please call Box Office on 01704 533 333 or visit theatkinson.co.uk.

Continue your family adventure and stop off in the Bakery for a bit to eat and then why not take home a little souvenir of your visit or pick up a unique, not on the high street gift for someone special from our beautiful gift shop.

*There is a £1 booking fee for online and telephone sales and a 2% fee over the counter with a credit card.

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