School's out for Easter very soon and you will be needing ideas to help keep the kids entertained over the holidays.
Well we've rounded up a list of activities and events for all the family to get involved with.
There are mix of FREE and paid-for things to do - so you can choose to splash out or save some money.
So here's 17 things to do with the kids this Easter in Liverpool.
1. Red's Easter Hunt
Red's True Barbecue are hosting a FREE Easter Hunt across the city centre.
There will be 20 different Easter eggs to find in secret locations across the city with Gift of Meat cards which can be spent at Red's restaurant in Hanover Street.
The locations will be revealed via Red's social media - a photo of a particular monument or landmark will be posted and players will have to head there to find the prize.
There were also be an additional secret major prize up for grabs.
People wanting to take part in the Easter treasure hunt can follow clues at www.facebook.com/RedsBBQLiverpool. Locations go live at 12pm Friday, April 14.
2. Cadbury Easter Egg Hunts
Good Friday to Easter Monday
The trails are being held throughout the Easter Bank Holiday weekend starting on Good Friday.
But where is your nearest Easter Egg Hunt?
Click HERE for more details.
3. Family fun day at Sapporo
Head to Sapporo Teppanyaki for a day of face painting, sushi demonstrations, balloon modelling and colouring competitions.
Prices for the family fun days start out at £5.95 for children, which includes a kid's meal and a soft drink.
To keep parents entertained, there is a two-course menu for adults which includes signature dishes, as well as a glass of house red, white or rose for £14.95.
Activities during the day include face painting, balloon modelling, pan-juggling, shooting sauces and exciting flaming grills.
Call 0151 705 3005 to book.
134 Duke Street, Liverpool L1 5AG
4. The Mad Hatter's Tea Party Weekend
Easter Sunday and Monday, 1pm and 3pm
Take your children to meet and party with the Mad Hatter, Alice and White Rabbit in conjunction with Stage Door Events at Croxteth Hall.
Book early to avoid disappointment. For tickets and further information, call Ticket Quarter 0844 800 0410 or book HERE online.
Tickets for the Mad Hatter's Party cost £15 per child. Suitable for children aged three to 11 years.
5. Beauty and the Beast
April 1 to 23
St Helen's Theatre Royal present their Easter panto Beauty and the Beast starring Channel 5 Milkshake鈥檚 Amy Thompson as beautiful Belle and legendary Big Brother housemate Nikki Grahame as Fairy Rose.
Get ready to go on an adventure and follow Belle as she falls in love with the most unexpected of princes with Richard Hazelwood who stars as the Beast.
Tickets cost from £13.50 for children, £14.50 for adults, £14 for concessions and £54 for a family ticket for two adults and two children. Click HERE to book.
6. The Storyhunters
From Friday, April 7
The Reader's Storybarn have announced a new family adventure set to launch in time for the Easter holidays.
The Storyhunters, is a part interactive theatre show, part literature-based experience where families will become Storyhunters as they set off on an indoor and outdoor storytelling adventure in the heart of Calderstones Park.
Launching on Friday, April 7, these sessions are specially developed for children aged two to eight and their families.
Sessions include a mix of stories, songs and crafting activities and will begin in The Storybarn but will also see families setting out across the park on the hunt for the story clues.
Sessions take place weekly on Friday to Sunday (Tuesday ?Sunday during school holidays). Tickets for The Storyhunters are £4 per person and are available to pre-book now at www.thestorybarn.org.uk .
Calderstones Park, Calderstones Road, Liverpool L18 3JB
7. Sci-Fi Icons at Spaceport
Spaceport opens its exclusive Sci-Fi Icons exhibition, a private collection of Stars Wars memorabilia from one of the UK鈥檚 biggest collectors.
There will also be a display of renowned Star Wars toys dating back from 1977 to 1999.
Families can book online in advance and save on admission costs, at spaceport.org.uk .
Entry to Spaceport with a family ticket is £24.50 (up to 2 adults and 3 children), and you can even upgrade to include a Ferry and U-Boat Story trip all on the same day for a total of £39.
For more information on Mersey Ferries and current timetables please visit www.merseyferries.co.uk
8. Wacky World
Monday, April 17 to Wednesday, April 19
The Wacky World giant inflatable will cover 30,000 square foot with more than 20 fun interactive activities for both kids and grown-ups to enjoy.
Each session lasts for two hours giving the kids a free run to enjoy the activities before heading for a 30-minute magic and gameshow with kids' entertainer TAZ at the end of each session.
The inflatable play park will be at the Exhibition Centre Liverpool on Kings Dock.
Kids sessions will run at 10.30am, 1pm and 3.30pm and the adult sessions will run at 7pm and 9pm.
Tickets for children's sessions cost £17.60 including fees for children aged five to 13 and a supervising adult ticket costs £2.
For more information call 01772 923990.
9. Imaginative Worlds
Tuesday to Thursday, April 11 to 13
Head to Tate Liverpool for this FREE hands-on workshop for families, designed by the Family Collective. Go along, dress-up and enter into an imaginative world, make your own puppets, masks and theatrical props, then take them to our very own stage.
The event is inspired by O.K.?The Musical, a working set exploring and restaging the entire history and folklore of Kinderhook, New York State.
Albert Dock, Liverpool, L3 4BB
10. Easter Egg Hunt at Dobbies
April 3 to 17
Spring is in the air and Dobbies is the perfect place to celebrate the Easter break with your friends and family.
Easter Egg Hunts are taking place in store where little ones will be challenged to find five brightly coloured eggs hidden around the store ?they could be anywhere from the foodhall to the hanging baskets, toy department to the indoor plants.
Lucky kids who find all five eggs will receive a chocolate bunny treat to take home and enjoy.
Speke Hall Avenue, Speke, Liverpool L24 1UX
11. Easter Fun at Air Factory
Until April 17
Air Factory is running a special offer to tempt budding bouncers over the school holidays.
Customers who pay to bounce for one hour can get an extra hour鈥檚 worth of jumping for just £1 and a free soft drink to enjoy.
This offer runs until April 17, excluding weekends and bank holidays, then on Easter Saturday, April 15th, there will be an Easter Egg hunt with prizes hidden around the trampoline park.
See Facebook for more details: facebook.com/airfactory.uk or book tickets online at www.airfactory.co.uk.
St Michaels Road, St Helens, WA9 4WZ
12. Fun and furry workshop
Parents can take their children to a series of fun, free workshops at Pets at Home, where they can get up close and personal and learn some fun facts about small furry animals, including rabbits.
My Pet Pals Easter activity club will be held at Pets at Home stores throughout the Easter holidays, where fun, interactive activities will educate the next generation of pet owners on how to care for small furry animals, responsibly.
Stores will be hosting free rabbit workshops throughout the Easter weekend, and weekday workshops throughout the Easter holidays will focus on small furries.
The rabbit workshops take place as part of Pets at Home鈥檚 My Pet Pals club during the Easter weekend. To find your nearest workshop, visit www.petsathome.com/workshops
13. Circus Funtascia
Thursday, April 6 until Monday, April 17
Circus Funtasia rolls into Warrington for the Easter holidays with acrobats, an incredible roller-skating act and aerial feats.
Families can enjoy watching tightrope walkers, jugglers, trampolinists, clowns, plus four motorcycle riders inside the terrifying Globe of Death.
Ticket prices start from £10 children and £12 adults, but look out for discount vouchers in local shops. Family tickets start from £25 for 2 adults and 2 children. Children under 2 sitting on a lap go free.
Visit www.circusfuntasia.co.uk or call 07706 168507 for more details and to book.
Orford Park, Alder Lane, Warrington, WA2 8AG
14. Hunt for Easter Eggs at Church Farm
April 14 to 17
The Easter bunny will be hopping down to Wirral for Church Farm's annual egg hunt.
The whole family can get involved starting with a ride on the tractor up to the Church Farm Easter forest, where you may just meet the Easter Bunny himself.
Play hook-a-duck, basketball dunk and see-saw as you try to solve the Easter puzzle to win a chocolate gift.
Pre-booked tickets cost £8.50 for adults and £8 for children and cost £1 extra on the day if there are spaces left. Children under one year old go free.
For more information call 0151 648 7838 or visit churchfarm.org.uk for more details.
Church Lane, Thurstaston, Wirral, CH61 0HW
15. Discover secret Easter Treasure Trails
April 14 to April 17
Be the first to discover the Secret Stories of Tatton Park this Easter.
A family weekend of Easter activities awaits you as you uncover the people, places and treasures that make Tatton special.
Follow the trails in the Mansion, Gardens and Farm to find your chocolate treat and join in the fun in the Stableyard with amazing magic tricks, storytelling, puppet shows, a kids' disco and face painting plus top-secret craft activities to enjoy.
To find out more go to tattonpark.org.uk.
Mereheath Drive, Knutsford WA16 6QN
16. Watch Peppa on First Cinema Experience
April 7 to 13
Don't miss out on this great cinema experience for the little ones - especially if they are big Peppa fans.
There will be able to see Peppa on the big screen in nine never-before-seen episodes
Due for release from Friday, April 7 Peppa Pig: My First Cinema Experience is the perfect Easter half-term treat.
The first episode is called Peppa Visits London - the cute character and her friends hop on board a double-decker red bus as the Queen takes them on an unforgettable tour of the capital city's landmarks.
Go to www.peppa1stcinema.co.uk to book.
My First Cinema Experience will be shown at selected Vue, Cineworld and Odeon cinemas across Merseyside
17. Enjoy a family fun day in the park
April 23, 12pm to 4pm
To mark the end of the Easter holidays and celebrate St George's Day - Sefton Park Palm House are hosting a Family Fun Day.
There will be music and fun to be had with plenty of prizes in store.
There is free admission to the Palm House Family Fun Day, to find out more go to palmhouse.org.uk
Sefton Park Palm House, Liverpool, L17 1AP
18. Story Giant
April 13 to April 29
This Easter, a magical storytelling adventure for all the family will be brought to life by the Everyman Company.
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of The Mersey Sound, the Hope Street venue will present a new adaptation of The Story Giant.
The show tells the story of the ancient Story Giant, collector and keeper of all the world's stories, enlisting the help of children to find the one missing tale.
Tickets cost from £10 to £30, call 0151 709 4776 or go to www.everymanplayhouse.com to book.
Hope Street, Liverpool L1 9BH
19. Liverpool Food and Drink Festival
Saturday and Sunday, April 15 and 16, 10.30am to 7pm
Liverpool Food, Drink and Lifestyle Spring Festival returns to Sefton Park for Easter Bank Holiday weekend.
As well as food and drink the Kid's Village will be packed with fun activities to keep young visitors entertained for hours on end.
The Kids鈥?Village includes a traditional funfair with its own Victorian themed helter skelter and carousel.
There is also a pop-up farm, where families can meet rabbits, guinea pigs, lambs, and goats.
And if that鈥檚 not enough to keep the little ones busy, there will be archery, birds of prey, crafts, face painting and walking pet balloons in The Kids鈥?Village too.
Adult weekend passes cost £10 or £12 on the day. Children under 14 go free. Click HERE to book.
Sefton Park, Liverpool, L17 1AJ
20. Easter fun at Mattel Play Liverpool
April 1 to 23
There will be daily character appearances with the Fat Controller is welcoming guests to Sodor every Friday, Saturday and Sunday between 10am and 4pm so your little engineers can join him and the other really useful engines.
Plus daily character appearances by Bob the Builder and Fireman Sam.
Click HERE to book tickets.
Albert Dock, Liverpool L3 4AA
21. Knowsley Safari Park
April 1 to April 23
This Easter, enjoy 20% off when you book online at Knowsley Safari.
From powerful rhinos to stunning pride of lions, there are hundreds of incredible animals to discover on our 550-acre safari drive.
Looking for a car-free option but still want to experience the mischief of the cheeky baboons?
Hop on the Baboon Bus for only £5 per person. Click HERE to book.
Prescot L34 4AN
22. Gangsta Granny
April 19 to 23
Gangsta Granny comes to the Liverpool Empire for Easter.
It鈥檚 Friday night and Ben knows that means only one thing ?staying with Granny!
There will be cabbage soup, cabbage pie and cabbage cake to eat and Ben knows one thing for sure ?it鈥檚 going to be sooooooo boring! But what Ben doesn鈥檛 know is that Granny has a secret ?and Friday nights are about to get more exciting than he could possibly imagine, as he embarks on the adventure of a lifetime with his very own Gangsta Granny!
Suitable for children five and up. Ticket prices start from £13 up to £24.50 or £60 for a family ticket. Click HERE to book.
Lime Street, Liverpool L1 1JE
23. The Tiger Who Came To Tea
March 30 to April 1
Following a smash-hit West End season, the tea-guzzling tiger is back on the road coming to the Epstein Theatre in this delightful family show; packed with oodles of magic, sing-a-long songs and clumsy chaos
A stunning stage adaptation of the classic tale of teatime mayhem... expect to be surprised!
For children aged three and above with a running time of 55 minutes and no interval.
Tickets start from £13.50, click HERE to book.
Hanover House, 85 Hanover Street, Liverpool L1 3DZ
24. Shows at the Floral
Tickers prices range from £13.50 to £21 with deals on family tickets.
Go to www.floralpavilion.com to book.
Marine Promenade, New Brighton, Wirral CH45 2JS
25. Enjoy an Easter afternoon tea
April 17, 1.30pm to 4.30pm
The Shankly Hotel are hosting an Easter Egg Hunt Afternoon Tea in their rooftop Garden of Eden.
The afternoon tea features scrumptious finger sandwiches, honey roast ham croissant, chicken Caesar wrap, sweet treats and cakes including favourites such as lemon drizzle cake, vanilla slice, banoffee cake and red velvet and of course the classic scone, clotted cream and jam.
There will be Easter characters and songs throughout the afternoon, along with an Easter bunny and a face painting station where the children can transform themselves plus and exciting Easter egg hunt.
Tickets are £29.95 per adult and £14.95 for children aged two to 11.
To book call 0151 601 8801.
Millennium House, 60 Victoria Street, Liverpool L1 6JD
26. Dusty's GIANT Easter Duck Hunt
April 1 to 17
Calling all kids - WWT Martin Mere have lost their giant yellow ducks and Dusty Duck needs you and your family to help him find them.
You鈥檒l need to use all your special detective skills to track down these 25 cheeky birds and be in with a chance of winning a yummy chocolate treat and a certificate (it is 50p to enter).
Other activities include otter talks, pond dipping, paint a plastic duck to race in the annual duck race on Monday, May 1.
Fish Lane, Burscough L40 0TA