Sefton Councils’ Half Term Activities for Children and Families

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Sefton Council is aiming to take the stress out of the upcoming half term with a roundup of all the exciting activities and programmes taking place across the borough.

First up is a return of the popular Be Active programme for children and young people age 3-16yrs. Activities include Football Academy, Dance Workshop, water sports at Crosby Lakeside Adventure Centre and Splash and Swim sessions at Dunes Splash World in Southport plus much more.

For more information, you can visit the or contact the team at Active Sefton on 0151 288 6286.

The will be no ‘ssshhh’ in Sefton’s libraries as they continue to be a hive of activity over half-term.

Netherton Library will be taking part in a ‘Birds and Beasts’ themed week with packs available to visitors at the counter, while Southport will be hosting a ‘Surprise!’ theme day on Friday, February 19 at 10.30am.

The popular Baby Bounce sessions, where parents can share nursery rhymes, sing action songs, play bouncing games and use simple musical instruments with their baby or toddle, will be taking place throughout the week at:

Crosby Library – Tuesday, February 16, 10.30am

Bootle Library – Thursday, February 18, 2pm

Netherton Library – Friday, February 19, 11.15am Story and Rhyme Time session, aimed at under 4s but older siblings welcome, will be taking place at:

Formby Library – Monday, February 15, Rhyme Time, 10.30am and Story Time, 2.15pm,

Bootle Library – Tuesday, February 16, 2pm

Southport Library – Tuesday, February 16 and Wednesday, February 17, 10.30am

Netherton Library – Wednesday, February 17, 2pm

Meadows Library (Maghull)- Thursday, February 18, 10.30am and 2pm

Crosby Library – Story Time, Thursday, February 17, 2.10pm and Rhyme Time, Friday 19, 2.10pm


Formby Library will also be hosting a Toddler Time on Thursday, February 18 at 10.30am while there will be drop-in craft sessions taking place at Netherton and Southport libraries throughout the week.

For more information visit


Across the borough’s parks and green spaces a number of fun, outdoor activities will be taking place, including:

Volunteer Activity Days at Botanic Gardens, Southport – Monday, February 15 and Friday, February 19, 9.30am

Volunteer Spring Clean at Hesketh Park Specimen Garden, Southport – Tuesday, February 16, 10am

Volunteer Spring Clean at The Stray, Southport – Thursday, February 18,  10am

Home Tweet Home (Bird Box Workshop) at Waterloo Seafront Gardens – Thursday, February 18, 1pm

Skate park events at Potters Barn in Waterloo – Thursday, February 18 and Friday, February 19, 5.30pm

Volunteer Activity Day at Botanic Gardens, Southport – Friday, February 19, 9.30am

Practical Volunteer Sessions at Hapsford Road Park, Litherland – Saturday, 20 February, 10am

Practical Volunteer Sessions at Mellanear Park, Litherland – Saturday, 20 February, 1pm


The Atkinson, Southport, is hosting Make It, a free family arts and crafts activities session, in the Art Box on Monday, February 15 from 11.30am – 3pm.

There is also a chance to get up close and personal with the objects from the Ancient Egypt exhibition at one of the two Hands On! sessions taking place on Tuesday, February 16 at 11.30am – 1pm and 1.30pm – 3pm.

For more information visit

Splash World, Southport’s indoor water park, will be extending its opening hours to 10am-5pm, Monday to Friday and 10am-4pm, Saturday and Sunday.

For more information visit


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