Kidsfest is The Atkinson’s family festival. This February Half Term (Monday 17th - Saturday 22nd February) take part in a jam packed celebration for families of all ages. We have family theatre, puppetry, Disney films, craft workshops, museums, exhibitions and more!

You can see more details on 'KidsFest' at The Atkinson, HERE



What’s On


Monday 17 February, 2:30pm (Age 5+)

A show about time, the night and dreaming. Featuring clever cats, silly dogs, puppetry, music and storytelling.


Hurrah for the Pirate King!

Tuesday 18 February (All Ages)

1:20pm–1:40pm: Pre-show workshop

1:40pm–2:00pm: Interval

2:00pm–2:40pm: Performance

Meet and Greet with characters after the show

Follow the great Pirate King on an adventure to find a treasure beyond Gold and Jewels. This interactive show combines Pantomime, Ballet & Opera.


Beauty and the Beast (PG)

Wednesday 19 February, 11am

The live-action Disney Classic is screened in a relaxed environment, open to everyone including parents with young children.



Jay Foreman’s Disgusting Songs for Revolting Children

Thursday 20 February, 2:30pm (Age 6+)

The award-winning musical comedian provides a devilishly cheeky hour of songs , poems and comedy for children.

Dumbo (PG)

Friday 21 February, 10:30am

A live-action reimagining of Walt Disney’s 1941 animated film. Directed by Tim Burton.


Spark the Goblin Wizard

Saturday 22 February, 2:30pm (Age 5+)

With lyrics, laughs and lots of joining in, poet Dommy B needs your help to save the day!


Free Events

Make it! Craft Workshops

Tuesday 18 February, 11am-3pm

Thursday 20 February, 11am-3pm

An arts and craft workshop for all the family, with all materials supplied and all for free.

Free, drop in event.


Story & Rhyme Time

Tuesday 18 February, 10:30am-11:30am

Wednesday 19 February, 10:30am-11:30am

Thursday 20 February, 2pm-3pm

Where children can enjoy stories, singing and rhymes. (pre-school)

Free, drop in event.


Museum & Exhibitions

Monday-Saturday, 10am-4pm, free entry

Discover Ancient Egypt

Journey back to ancient Egypt at the time of the pharaohs. With lots of hands on activities.


Between Land & Sea

Discover the history of those who have lived and worked along Sefton’s coast. With dressing up and interactive displays.


Sefton Hidden Histories

11 January 2020 – 21 March 2020

Ordinary Objects, Extraordinary stories. An exhibition that will give a voice to items that on the face of it may look quite insignificant, but look closely and listen carefully – they have amazing stories to tell…


We Are Not Amused! Laughter in the Nineteenth Century

16 November 2019 – 21 March 2020

Roll up Roll up to see what made Victorians laugh in this exhibition that includes P.T Barnum’s (The Greatest Showman’s) top hat. Includes a dressing up area for the little ones.



21 September – 28 March

Iconic British Graphic designer Malcolm Garett’s personal collection of Vivienne Westwood clothes, from the beginning of the punk era to modern day.


Cross Pollination

25 May 2019 – 28 March 2020

A celebration of floral art and literature featuring still life, genre and contemporary artworks presented alongside poetry.