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Liverpool is a beautiful city located in the North West of the UK that boasts many free and affordable days out for kids and families. These days we can rarely find fun things to do and places to explore within a budget, which is why we should do some research beforehand. It’s understandable that you are on a tight budget with your family bills and commitments, but you still want your child to have fun during the school holidays and weekends. With the Easter half term and the Summer holidays coming up soon, finding out where to go on a day out will mean you kids aren’t sat around the house bored. Even if you’re taking a trip up/down to Liverpool for a few days, you will be able to find a plethora of things to do on a budget.

Below is a quick list of places to go and days out to have fun on when in and around Liverpool. It may be that you want to visit them all, or you could try a day out to just one. Regardless, there are tons of things to do and see!

World Museum

From exploring the creatures of the sea to wondering through the stars, a visit to the World Museum is one your children won’t forget. Surround yourself with millions of years of Earth history, from visiting dinosaurs to skyrocketing yourself into space. Your children can get hands-on with the activities and exhibitions that happen throughout the year and enjoy learning about history. If they’re a fan of the ancient Egyptian times or want to learn the autonomy of a butterfly, this is the place to be. The museum has a cafe inside so you can pick up a bite to eat if you’re feeling peckish.

Baltic Market

Staying close to the city centre and want to get something quirky and unique to eat during your Liverpool stay? The Baltic Triangle has been named one of the coolest places to live and visit when you’re in the Northern city, so it’s not to be missed! The regeneration of the Baltic Triangle area has meant there is a whole load of new eateries and cafes to visit with your children when in Liverpool. The likes of RWinvest have contributed to this regeneration with their One Baltic Square development, which is a residential tower that is set to change the Liverpool skyline forever. Choose halloumi fries, or maybe have a sweet waffle treat during your visit to the Baltic Market, and be sure to check out the graffiti art around the area with your children too!

The Ice Cream Farm

Located outside of Liverpool in Cheshire, the Ice Cream Factory is free to enter and enjoy the garden as well as getting close to the animals. Despite free entry, you have to pay to play activities such as the gemstone cove, fudge farm and strawberry fields. However, these activities aren’t too expensive with the most expensive one being £4.50. It’s a good day out during the warmer months as there are picnic benches and a huge green space where you can enjoy food. If you do choose to go when it’s a little colder than you can dig into something a hot treat at The Pantry.

Liverpool Central Library

Are your children bookworms looking for their next read? The Liverpool Central Library is one of the biggest and oldest in Europe, which is why it’s a worth day out while you’re in the city. It’s located in the city centre, right by the famous St George’s Hall, and can be visited for free (just keep in mind, you can only take books out if you’re a member of the library!). It’s a beautiful sight and is worth taking a trip there if you want something within a tight budget since it’s free entry and offers children an educational experience. Plus, there are iPads, and a game area to explore for free too!