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The Atkinson, Lord Street, Southport, Merseyside, PR8 1DB

Tel: +(0)1704 533333

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There is a booking fee of £1 per ticket online/phone. A 2% credit card fee is charged for counter sales.



Fun Events

Jay Foreman’s                                                      
Disgusting Songs for Revolting Children
Monday 12 February, 2.30pm
Ages 6+

Award winning musical comedian whose songs have been heard on BBC Radio 4, Radio 4 Extra, The One Show, London Live TV and Dave Gorman’s UK/Ireland tour. Jay provides a devilishly cheeky hour of songs, poems and comedy for children of all ages in this family friendly show which is sure to be a sell- out!

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Make, do and Bop with Our Kids Social
Tuesday 13 February, 1.30pm   
Ages 4 – 10

Join us for guaranteed family fun as you can get creative with your nippers, before showing off your funky-feet and groovy-moves on the dancefloor.

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Little Blue Monster
Dogs Don’t Do Ballet
Wednesday 14 February, 2.30pm    
Ages 3+

The funny tale of a little dog with a very big dream! Biff is not like other dogs. Biff likes moonlight and music and walking on his tiptoes.

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James Campbell:The Hilarious Funny World of…     

Thursday 15 February, 2.30pm           
Ages 6+

A stand-up comedy show for children , their parents and anyone who likes comedy without the rude words. Hold onto your socks, take the banana out of your e and enjoy!

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Lyngo Theatre

Tom Thumb
Friday 16 February, 2.30pm
Ages 3+
Performed entirely on and under a kitchen table this wee wonder of a show is full of Lyngo magic with feathery spinning birds, a flying house and a portable forest with CBeebies Patrick Lynch.

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Free Activities (donations are gratefully accepted)

Make It!

Monday 12 February, 10.30am – 12.30pm
All Ages

Get creative with a fun activity! Create and make your own fun animal mask inspired by our Why Look at Animals? exhibition.

Hands On!
Tuesday 13 February, 11am – 1pm (subject to availability)
All Ages

Get hands on with museum artefacts from our collections.

Arty Aprons
Every day, 11am – 3pm (subject to availability)
Ages 3+

Explore the galleries with handy tools.


Story & Rhyme Time
Tuesday 13 & Wednesday 14  February, 10.30am – 11.30am
Thursday 15 February, 2pm – 3pm
Ages 0 – 4


  • Disgusting songs video


Map & Directions



  • Bus Route
  • Christmas and New Year
  • Family Fun
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors

Provider Preferences

  • In town/city centre


  • Disability Access
  • Facility for service dogs

Payment Methods

  • MasterCard accepted
  • Switch accepted
  • Visa accepted

Travel & Trade

  • Wi-fi available

Opening Times

Festival (12 Feb 2018 - 17 Feb 2018)

* Times vary - please see the website or brochure for times

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