Fun And Exciting Activities Over The Summer Holidays

Published: 10/08/2023

The summer holidays have arrived, which means families up and down the country will be looking forward to their holiday, whether it’s abroad or a staycation! Exciting times!

If you’re looking to arrange some fun family days out this summer, and in need of some ideas, we have you covered with the following:


Catch a blockbuster movie

There are a range of blockbuster films scheduled to come out throughout the summer, including: Barbie, Blue Beetle, Gran Turismo, Mission Impossible: Dead Reckoning and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem.

More information about what films will be showcased throughout the summer can be found on the Liverpool Odeon website, here.

Festival Fun at Otterspool Summer Fest 2023

If you’re looking for some family fun this summer, Otterspool has you covered! Their Summer Fest 2023 returns, offering families of all ages fun every day including activities and attractions like outdoor foam parties, indoor discos, outdoor party games and up to 8 hours access to all park activities!

Costs for Summer Fest 2023 – Children (£16), adult (£8), toddler (£8), under 1 go for free. This event is also free throughout the summer for Otterspool Members. The park opens every day at 9am to 6pm. More information about the event and booking ticket options can be found here.

Open dates:
Saturday 22nd July– Saturday 5th August 2023 (Summer Festival)
Saturday 5th August – Sunday 13th August 2023 (Jurassic Adventure Event)
Monday 14th August – Sunday 3rd September 2023 (Summer Festival returns)

Maximum fun to be had at Gravity MAX

Coming to Liverpool One in August is a NEW entertainment venue, providing four floors filled with music, food, drinks and fun! Activities available throughout each floor includes: E-Karting, AR bowling, immersive game boxes, arcades, crazy golf and more! The exciting new venue officially opens on Wednesday 9th August 2023 and is available to people of all ages. Prices vary. More information can be found here.

Open times:
Sunday-Thursday: 8:30am-11pm
Friday-Saturday: 8:30am-12:30am


Experiment at the Science and Industry Museum

The Science and Industry Museum have a free summer event available from July until September, providing a range of exciting and interesting exhibitions and activities about science, our bodies and more for people of all ages! More information about what’s on at the museum and how you can plan your visit can be found here.

Open times:
Monday-Sunday: 10am-5pm

Build memories at LEGOLAND discovery centre

Do you have a LEGO enthusiast in your family? We’ve got the perfect place in mind with LEGOLAND Discovery Centre, a place where you can learn and have fun!

From various LEGO workshops and a 4D cinema to building your own vehicle, you’re sure to build memories to last a lifetime. For more information and to book tickets, please click here.

Open times:
Monday-Sunday: 10am-7pm

Go on a shopping spree at the Trafford Centre

Families of all ages are sure to have fun at the Trafford Centre in Salford, Manchester this summer. The shopping centre boasts over 200 shops to suit all needs and requirements, including a range of restaurants, a cinema and arcade to finish your shopping trip in style! More information can be found here.

Open times:
Monday-Friday: 10am-10pm
Saturday: 10am-9pm
Sunday: 12pm-6pm


Experience a West End show

Whether you live in London or visiting the capital on your holidays, why not experience a fantastic West End Show! There are so many different shows on offer, for people of all ages, including family favourites such as Matilda, Wicked, Back to the Future, Frozen and The Lion King. For more information about show times and ticket costs, please click here.

Cast a spell and become a wizard at the Harry Potter Studios

If you and your family are big Harry Potter fans, then you NEED to visit the Warner Bros Studio Tour – The Making of Harry Potter, this summer!

There are a range of attractions, props, and interactive activities to enjoy from the famous film series, including visiting the Forbidden Forest, tasting a Butterbeer and strolling through Diagon Alley.

A must for families of all ages! More information and booking details can be found here.


Visit your favourite animals at Chester Zoo

From monkeys and penguins, to elephants and giraffes, you can see all your favourite animals at Chester Zoo. One of the most popular zoos in the UK welcomes families and people of all ages this summer with their new Planet Shark experience attraction open too!

For more information about the animals throughout Chester Zoo and booking details, please click here.

Open times:
30th July – 3rd September: 10am-6pm

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