The Atkinson’s Summer of Fun

The Atkinson’s Summer of Fun

Make your summer fun-filled with a visit to The Atkinson this summer, there is something to do every day of the Schools holidays. The Atkinson is offering a range of activities and most of it is free!

Full listings here.

Open Mon-Sat 10am – 4pm


Discover Ancient Egypt
Take a journey through what life was like in Ancient Egypt at the time of the Pharaohs, our informative interactive Museum tells the story of life in Ancient Times
Between Land and Sea tells the story of Sefton’s Coast, from prehistoric to modern day tells the story of how Sefton evolved and how Southport became a coastal town.
Both areas are fun for all ages, with interactive exhibits, quizzes, dress up for all ages, picture trails to follow and games to play!

Family Friendly Exhibitions & Workshops

Inspired By Alice
Take a tumble down the rabbit hole and enter the magical world of Alice in Wonderland. Dress up as Alice and join in the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, find the Cheshire Cat and take a peep through the keyhole.
This interactive exhibition is suitable for all ages, highlights include prints drawn by Salvador Dali for the Alice in Wonderland book.

Inspired by Alice Make It Workshops
Held every Tuesday & Thursday
11am – 3pm, drop-in activities led by artist in residence Lisa Langan

Bessie Downes: Flowers of the Southport Coast
Featuring beautiful watercolour illustrations, you can draw and recreate your own flowers in the craft corner

Flower Power
Tuesday 13 August, 11am – 3pm
Become a Botanist like Bessie with this family workshop where you can study flowers under a microscope

Other Activities

Learn to play Hnefatafl
Sat 27 July & Tue 27 August, 10am – 3pm
A game of strategy, tactical thinking and the art of surprise. Sometimes called the Viking game of Chess

Craft Activities in the Library
Fri 26 July, Fri 2 & Fri 30 August, 10.30am – 12.30pm

Zoo Man
Fri 9, 16 & 23 August 10.30am -12.30pm
£2.50 – Ticket purchase only. Direct from the Library

Construction Club
Sat 3, 17 & 31 August, 11am – 3pm
Young inventors, creators and builders are invited to drop in and play with our massive supply of LEGO.

Gems in the Dunes
Sat 16 August, 11am – 3pm
Back from the Brink is saving England’s most threatened species from extinction. Find out more about the work they do and join in with their craft activity and a nature quiz.

Treasure Hunt every day
Ask at the Library for a copy of the Treasure map!


Posted on 15 July 2019 under Family

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