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.