Sefton gears up for fun during May half-term
Sefton Council is set deliver another busy schedule of affordable fun for children, young people and families during the May half-term (May 28 – June 1).
Active Sefton will host an action packed week of sporting activities for little charges and older children alike to let off steam and make new friends. The Be Active programme will be spread across the borough and activities will include Wave Rave pool parties in Splash World, water sports at Crosby Lakeside Adventure Centre, Everton Soccer School at Netherton Activity Centre and much more besides. Find out more at Be Active
Splash World, Southport’s splashtastic indoor all weather water park, will be open for thrills and spills in the water throughout the May half-term, 10am-5pm. Find out about the fantastic range of flames and water rides, as well as ticket prices at the Splash World website
Staying with water based fun, Crosby Lakeside Adventure Centre will be taking it outdoors with adventurous activity camps, keeping children and young people active from 8.30am- 5.30pm every day, with a wide range of activities, including sailing, windsurfing, canoeing, climbing, archery, raft building and much more besides. Camps are priced at £27.50 for the day. Find out more at the Crosby Lakeside Adventure Centre website
The light nights will make Sefton’s parks and green spaces the ideal place for young people to let loose and have fun. As well as activities throughout the day, they can enjoy evening sports with Active Sefton’s Park Nights programme. These drop-in, free sessions include:
- Dodgeball and games at Bowersdale Park in Seaforth (5-7pm) and street golf and football, Kirkstone Park, Litherland, May 29
- Ultimate frisbee and games, Derby Park in Bootle (5-7pm) and climbing wall at Netherton Activity Centre (6-8pm), May 30
- Street golf and football, Crosby Coastal Park (5-7pm) and ultimate frisbee and dodge at Kirkstone Park (5-7pm), May 31
- Street golf and football at North Park in Bootle (5-7pm), June 1
Rowan Park School in Litherland is the setting for a Family Fun Day for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). Organised by Sefton Council’s Aiming High for Disabled Children Service, it takes place June 1, 10am-2pm and for a very small cost, children can enjoy donkey rides, face painting, tattoo making and more. To find out more, contact Aiming High on 0151 288 6811 or by email To learn about support across Sefton for children and young people SEND age 0-19, visit Sefton’s Local Offer website
The Atkinson in Southport will open up its cultural pick ‘n’ mix for families with entertaining and interactive shows and exhibitions for children. Getting a head start before half-term, the programme kicks off with Keepy Uppy on May 26 (1pm & 3pm), a play for children age 3+ inspired by World Cup 2018. The rest of May half-term will include:
- Two performances of the timeless classic ‘Wind in the Willows’ for children age 6+ on May 29 (3pm & 6pm)
- The CBeebies award winning show ‘Sarah and Duck’s Big Top Birthday on June 1 and
- Construction Club on June 2
- The popular Viking and Ancient Egypt exhibitions will also be open.
Find out more at The Atkinson website
Sefton’s libraries will continue to be a haven of learning and fun during the holiday.
Bootle Library will be helping Sefton to be ready for the future, as the next generation of techies take part in the Code Playground, May 26, 10.30am – 12.3opm. On May 30, children will gather round for Storytime at 10.15am then jump into a riot of colour at a drop-in colouring session, June 1, 2-4pm.
Crosby Library hosts more popular Lego Club sessions, May 26 and June 2, 10.30am- 12.30pm; Baby Bounce sessions, May 29, 10.30am; craft sessions, May 30, 2pm and the buzz of the Bees Workshop, May 31, 2.30pm. Half-term will also see a special event take place at Crosby Library, as a young person’s photography publication is launched on June 1, 2-4pm.
Formby Library will host drop-in children’s craft sessions, May 29, 2-4pm, followed by a honey bee forage mapping workshop on June 2, 11am-1pm, although booking is required for this very popular event.
The May holiday will also see the launch of an exciting photography book titled ‘Our North’. A collaboration between local young people from Sefton and Runcorn and professional photographers, it explores the fashions, heritage and culture of the North. You can pick up a free copy at: Formby Library, May 29, 1-3pm; Southport Library, May 30, 1-3pm; Bootle Library, May 31, 1-3pm and Crosby Library, June 1, 2-4pm.
There really is something for everyone in #MySefton during half-term.