The kids in Liverpool break up for the Easter holidays.

If you're already feeling overwhelmed by the thought of keeping them entertained for a whole week - don't worry we've got you covered.

We've pulled together a guide to all the best events and activities happening over the Easter school holidays to guarantee you a brilliant two weeks off with the kids.

From going on a story hunt to free kids' meals and beautiful picnic spots, you'll find something to keep the children happy.

So here's our ultimate guide to the Easter holidays.

Things to do

We all love getting something for nothing, that's why we've rounded up free and some paid-for things for you and the kids can do in and around Liverpool and Wirral

If you can't afford to pay a fortune for activities or events, there are still plenty of things you can do which will cost you nothing - here's Free things to do with the kids in Wirral in the Easter school holidays

But if you can have some cash to splash there are some paid-for activities too.

Go on an Easter egg hunt

Everyone loves a good treasure hunt and this year Cadbury鈥檚 brilliant Easter Egg Hunts return to National Trust properties across Liverpool and beyond.

The trails are being held throughout the Easter Bank Holiday weekend starting on Good Friday.

But where is your nearest Easter Egg Hunt?

The Cadbury's Easter Egg Hunts are being held at Speke Hall , The Hardmans' House , Formby , Rufford Old Hall and Dunham Massey .

Kids eat free

Kids eat free at Viva Brazil in Liverpool

You can鈥檛 put a price on spending time as a family but everyone loves a good freebie.

If you鈥檝e got many mouths to feed going out for a family meal might seem like a very good way of breaking the bank.

But if you are planning to take the kids out for dinner in Liverpool soon, you鈥檒l be surprised by how many places offer free kids鈥?meals.

Click the link below to find out where.

Head to the beach

We have no shortage of beaches on Merseyside.

For a start, the Wirral peninsula is fringed with them and it鈥檚 easy enough to get to Formby and Southport sands on public transport.

So why not get to the beach? Here's some hidden beaches that are well worth the drive from Liverpool and our ultimate guide to Wirral's beautiful beaches .

Explore Star Wars at Spaceport

Families are in for a galactic treat this Easter with the chance to see a huge Star Wars memorabilia collection in Wirral.

Spaceport opens its exclusive Sci-Fi Icons exhibition, a private collection of Stars Wars memorabilia from one of the UK鈥檚 biggest collectors.

Showing an array of fascinating scenes and iconic characters from the films including, Landspeeder Desert Scene, Ewok Village, Jedi Knights, Death Star, Jaba鈥檚 Court, Emperor鈥檚 throne room, Storm Troopers, Darth Maul, C-3PO, R2-D2, Bobba Fett, Yoda, Chewbacca the wookie - it's a must see for all the family.

Enormous collection of Star Wars memorabilia coming to Spaceport

Take a trip to the seaside

Making the most of the sunshine on New Brighton beach
Making the most of the sunshine on New Brighton beach

There's nothing like a trip with the family to the seaside - and come rain or shine you'll always find something to do in New Brighton .

Whether you like strolling along the promenade, eating fish and chips out the paper or enjoy watching the waves crashing against the seafront, there are so many ways to make the most of a trip to the seaside.

And if that hasn't convinced you here's 21 stunning pictures of Wirral that will make you want to get outside.

Go for a picnic

Family outside having a picnic

You can't beat a picnic with the family and there are so many places to choose from.

If you're worried about your favourite picnic spot being too crowded then here's some secret picnic spots where you're guaranteed to avoid the crowds or if you like your food with a view here's 12 Wirral picnic spots with beautiful views .

Head to the Baltic Triangle

Big Fish Little Fish family rave is returning to Constellations in Liverpool

It was recently named the 鈥榗oolest place to live鈥?/a> in Britain and the Baltic Triangle鈥檚 appeal extends to Liverpool鈥檚 tiniest movers and groovers.

The area might be well known for its thriving nightlife but it's also a haven for parents who don鈥檛 want to spend every Saturday afternoon in a Wacky Warehouse or McDonald鈥檚.

Family friendly things to do in Liverpool's Baltic Triangle

Go on a Story Hunt

A new interactive family experience has been launched by the team that brought Michael Rosen's Bear Hunt, Chocolate Cake and Bad Things to Liverpool .

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.

Enjoy afternoon tea - just for kids

Whether you're celebrating a special occasion or just want to treat the kids - why not take them for afternoon tea?

Your little ones will feel all grown up with their own tiered plates piled high with yummy sandwiches and sweet treats.

Have fun on the farm

Spring has sprung , and while the weather still needs to up its game, we are assured warmer weather is on the horizon .

Farms all over the country are coming alive with cute, fluffy, baby lambs and there are lots of opportunites for you to go and see them in their natural habitat.

And if lambs aren鈥檛 your cuppa, there鈥檚 always plenty of other animals to visit and places to explore.

Go for a drive

If you love taking the kids out but have exhausted all your regular haunts in Liverpool - why not venture further afield?

There are some great places on your doorstep but trying something new is always exciting.

We've found 12 family attractions around an hour's drive from Liverpool.

Head out for a family walk

We live in amazing city packed full of rich history, architecture, culture with beautiful parks and open spaces.

And the best way to explore it all is on foot - from walks across Liverpool's historic cobbled streets to woodland walks just an hour away you can't beat a brisk trek to blow out the cobwebs and get the blood pumping.

But it's not just Liverpool , they are some wonderful places in Wirral and beyond which offer a great day for the family and even your dogs - why not try these fun things to do along the Wirral Way?

Use your imagination

Underwater Street's new venue Imagine That is open for an extra hour throughout half term.

The popular children's venue has moved home from the city centre to Wavertree .

Beloved Underwater Street has been on Water Street in Liverpool for 10 years but has relocated due to growing demand.

So let the kids run wild in the Imagination Village - they can play on the construction zone, in the village shops, in the hair salon and American diner and theatre, or play vet at the pet rescue.

Get creative with LEGO

Build lots of LEGO creations at LEGOLAND Discovery Centre

Families are in for a treat this Easter as the all new LEGOLAND Discovery Centre has reopened after a £1m refurbishment.

The venue, which is only an hour's drive from Liverpool, at the Intu Trafford Centre, has been given a makeover.

The new-look LEGOLAND Discovery Centre will include a brand new LEGO Ninjago City Adventure play feature, new floor-to-ceiling window café, a new bigger and better Creative Workshop where LEGO fans can watch the LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Master Model Builder at work.