Half Term fun at The Atkinson’s

This February Half Term take part in a jam-packed celebration for families of all ages. We have theatre, puppetry, Disney films, craft workshops, museums, exhibitions and more!

Atkinson's at half term

Kidsfest is The Atkinson’s family festival – Visit https://www.theatkinson.co.uk/events/kidsfest-2020/

What’s On
Midnight Monday 17 February, 2:30pm (Age 5+) A show about time, the night and dreaming. Featuring clever cats, silly dogs, puppetry, music and storytelling. https://www.theatkinson.co.uk/events/midnight-leaps-in/  
Hurrah for the Pirate King! Tuesday 18 February (All Ages) 1:20pm–1:40pm: Pre-show workshop 1:40pm–2:00pm: Interval 2:00pm–2:40pm: Performance Meet and Greet with characters after the show Follow the great Pirate King on an adventure to find a treasure beyond Gold and Jewels. This interactive show combines Pantomime, Ballet & Opera. https://www.theatkinson.co.uk/events/hurrah-for-the-pirate-king/  
Beauty and the Beast (PG) Wednesday 19 February, 11am The live-action Disney Classic is screened in a relaxed environment, open to everyone including parents with young children. https://www.theatkinson.co.uk/events/beauty-and-the-beast-2020/    
Jay Foreman’s Disgusting Songs for Revolting Children Thursday 20 February, 2:30pm (Age 6+) The award-winning musical comedian provides a devilishly cheeky hour of songs , poems and comedy for children. https://www.theatkinson.co.uk/events/jay-foremans-disgusting-songs-2020/
Dumbo (PG) Friday 21 February, 10:30am A live-action reimagining of Walt Disney’s 1941 animated film. Directed by Tim Burton. https://www.theatkinson.co.uk/events/dumbo-pg/  
Spark the Goblin Wizard Saturday 22 February, 2:30pm (Age 5+) With lyrics, laughs and lots of joining in, poet Dommy B needs your help to save the day! https://www.theatkinson.co.uk/events/spark-goblin-wizard/  
Free Events
Make it! Craft Workshops Tuesday 18 February, 11am-3pm Thursday 20 February, 11am-3pm An arts and craft workshop for all the family, with all materials supplied and all for free. Free, drop in event. https://www.theatkinson.co.uk/events/categories/workshops/make-it/  
Story & Rhyme Time Tuesday 18 February, 10:30am-11:30am Wednesday 19 February, 10:30am-11:30am Thursday 20 February, 2pm-3pm Where children can enjoy stories, singing and rhymes. (pre-school) Free, drop in event. https://www.theatkinson.co.uk/visit-us/thelibrary/17383-2/  
Museum & Exhibitions Monday-Saturday, 10am-4pm, free entry
Discover Ancient Egypt Journey back to ancient Egypt at the time of the pharaohs. With lots of hands on activities. https://www.theatkinson.co.uk/whats-on/museum/egyptology/  
Between Land & Sea Discover the history of those who have lived and worked along Sefton’s coast. With dressing up and interactive displays. https://www.theatkinson.co.uk/whats-on/museum/from-land-to-sea/  
Sefton Hidden Histories 11 January 2020 – 21 March 2020 Ordinary Objects, Extraordinary stories. An exhibition that will give a voice to items that on the face of it may look quite insignificant, but look closely and listen carefully – they have amazing stories to tell… https://www.theatkinson.co.uk/events/sefton-hidden-histories/  
We Are Not Amused! Laughter in the Nineteenth Century 16 November 2019 – 21 March 2020 Roll up Roll up to see what made Victorians laugh in this exhibition that includes P.T Barnum’s (The Greatest Showman’s) top hat. Includes a dressing up area for the little ones. https://www.theatkinson.co.uk/events/we-are-not-amused/  
Westwood 21 September – 28 March Iconic British Graphic designer Malcolm Garett’s personal collection of Vivienne Westwood clothes, from the beginning of the punk era to modern day. https://www.theatkinson.co.uk/events/westwood/  
Cross Pollination 25 May 2019 – 28 March 2020 A celebration of floral art and literature featuring still life, genre and contemporary artworks presented alongside poetry. https://www.theatkinson.co.uk/events/cross-pollination/