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Weekly Edition - Publication date:- 2017-27-05

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½ Term Family Fun at The Atkinson

THE Atkinson is a great day out, providing excellent value for money and just 3 minutes' walk from the station!   With so much to see and do and lots of drop in FREE activities to keep the kids entertained, The Atkinson is a great place for families to discover, learn and play together! The Atkinson's Museum and Discover Ancient Egypt Gallery offer interactive activities, stories of shipwrecks, comics, cars and mummies galore! Open every day in the holidays from 10am to 4pm and 11am to 3pm, on Sundays.

'Why Look at Animals' in the Atkinson's new major exhibition?  Well this exhibition gives visitors a fascinating look at our relationship with animals and how it has changed. Little explorers should pick up an Arty Apron (throughout ½ Term, subject to availability) to help them delve deeper into the work and with their own tools!

You can also help with countdown to Sefton hosting the 146th Open Golf Championship, to be held in July 2017, by visiting 2 exhibitions, within the complex, that look at the sport a little differently!

'Golf and Glamour'
explored the ever changing styles of the sportswear that has showcased on the famous Fairway from the blazers, top hats, corsets, and bonnets of the late 19th Century to the more functional fashion of the present day. While Hole in 1! gives you the opportunity to buy unique golfing cartoon artwork from some of the best loved illustrators, including:- William Heath Robinson, Louis Wain and Lawson Wood.

Kids have their very own 'Comedy Club' at The Atkinson, on Saturday, 27 May 2017, 2.30pm, Comedy Club 4 Kids, brings the best stand ups and sketch acts from the international circuit do their thing for an audience of children and their families… but without the rude bits. This is a great show for families of all ages to really enjoy together!

look out there is a 'Shark in the Park' of Friday, 2 June 2017, at 1.30pm and 3.30pm, with all 3 of Nick Sharratt's 'Shark in the Park' books live on Stage! Join them for a fintastic family musical following Timothy Pope (and his telescope). Suitable for ages 2 to 6 years.

The kids team also invites you to 'Hands On!'  ...on Tuesday, 30 May 2017, from 11am to 3pm, as a way of getting up close and personal with the Museum artefacts along with an opportunity for your kids to get creative in 'Make It!' sessions, to be held on Monday, 29 May 2017, from 11am to 3pm.

'Rhyme Time'
continues on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays, at the usual times and you can drop into 'The Art Box' anytime during your visit to do free arts and crafts. Don't forget the Children's Library is a great place to relax and spend time; and of course to pick up a book for home!

Dads and their young inventors get ready! Construction Club takes place on Saturday, 3 June 2017, from 10.30am to 12.30pm. Come along let them take you back to being a kid again; with building castles, spaceships and more! 

To book your tickets for 1 of these fantastic events please visit or call our friendly Box Office Team on:- 01704 533 333.


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