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Summer Activities

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

Tel: +(0)1704 533333

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Summer Activities

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Make your summer fun-filled with a visit to The Atkinson this summer, there is something to do every day of the Schools holidays. The Atkinson is offering a range of activities and most of it is free!

Full listings here.

 

Museum

  • Discover Ancient Egypt takes you on a journey through what life was like in Ancient Egypt at the time of the Pharaohs, our informative interactive Museum tells the story of life in Ancient Times
     
  • Between Land and Sea tells the story of Sefton’s Coast, from prehistoric to modern day tells the story of how Sefton evolved and how Southport became a coastal town.Both areas are fun for all ages, with interactive exhibits, quizzes, dress up for all ages, picture trails to follow and games to play!

 

Family Friendly Exhibitions & Workshops

  • Inspired By Alice
    Take a tumble down the rabbit hole and enter the magical world of Alice in Wonderland. Dress up as Alice and join in the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, find the Cheshire Cat and take a peep through the keyhole. This interactive exhibition is suitable for all ages, highlights include prints drawn by Salvador Dali for the Alice in Wonderland book.
     
  • Inspired by Alice Make It Workshops
    Held every Tuesday & Thursday
    11am – 3pm , these free drop on activities are led by artist in residence Lisa Langan
     
  • Bessie Downes: Flowers of the Southport Coast
    Featuring beautiful watercolour illustrations, you can draw and recreate your own flowers in the craft corner.
     
  • Flower Power
    Tuesday 13 August, 11am – 3pm
    Become a Botanist like Bessie with this family workshop where you can study flowers under a microscope
    Other Activities
     
  • Learn to play Hnefatafl
    Sat 27 July & Tue 27 August, 10am – 3pm
    A game of strategy, tactical thinking and the art of surprise. Sometimes called the Viking game of Chess
     
  • Craft Activities in the Library
    Fri 26 July, Fri 2 & Fri 30 August, 10.30am – 12.30pm
     
  • Zoo Man
    Fri 9, 16 & 23 August 10.30am -12.30pm
    £2.50 – Ticket purchase only. Direct from the Library
     
  • Construction Club
    Sat 3, 17 & 31 August, 11am – 3pm
    Young inventors, creators and builders are invited to drop in and play with our massive supply of LEGO.
     
  • Gems in the Dunes
    Sat 16 August, 11am – 3pm
    Back from the Brink is saving England’s most threatened species from extinction. Find out more about the work they do and join in with their craft activity and a nature quiz.
     
  • Treasure Hunt every day
    Ask at the Library for a copy of the Treasure map!

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Facilities

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  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors

Accessibility

  • Disability Access
  • Facility for service dogs

Payment Methods

  • MasterCard accepted
  • Switch accepted
  • Visa accepted

Provider Preferences

  • In town/city centre

Travel & Trade

  • Wi-fi available

Opening Times

Season (29 July 2019 - 31 Aug 2019)

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