Easter Treats not to be Missed!
Recent research says that children aged between three and 10 spend an average of 40 minutes a day on computer games. The time increases with age, from 21 minutes a day for the youngest to 74 minutes for the eldest.
According to the study, most parents felt that gaming was useful and had educational value. Parents who had wholly negative views of gaming were more inclined to strictly monitor their children, which had negative effects. Those with a more nuanced view were better able to guide their children. So, with that in mind, be the first to see the crafty New Easter treat at St Georges’ Hall.
A maze of brilliant workshops and interactive games are coming to the catacombs and galleries of St Georges’ Hall, this half term.
Come along and discover the amazing mine of innovation craft activities that The Craft Mine has to offer, with an incredible maze of workshops and games that will entertain kids of all ages.
Activities include an exploding volcano, optical illusion bridge and cave, crazy caricature cave, 2D cartoon design and a ‘dance off’ in the Boogie Boots Room.
Disney Frozen fans will love the Frozen cave where they can design beautiful craft and jewellery with Elsa and Anna and in the incredible Catacombs caves Minecraft, Paceman and Marrio X-Box game-offs and competitions will be held on giant screens.
Visitors to this event will receive a free Craft Mine Rucksack filled with arts and crafts treats that will be available for kids to create during their visit to The Minecraft.
If you need more eggsellent entertainment for all the family then venture to Unit 12, King Edward Industrial Estate, Gibralter Row for cluefinders.co.uk and Channel Your Inner Sherlock!!!!!
Clue Finders is designed to stretch your puzzle-solving skills within groups of three to five people. As the clock ticks down from 60 minutes, can you escape from a locked room by piecing together puzzles…….07716371682 £15……… and take a clever mate or end up stuck in a room!!!!
Next on my hit list is ‘Rock Around The Dock’ with the Albert Dock a riot of colour, fun and games over the Easter period. There’s a mini farm, chocolate workshops and a circus workshop…FREE and all at the Edward Pavilion Liverpool Waterfront, 01517070729.
Arty lovers will certainly unleash their inner Dali at the Tate. Tour the gallery’s fab surrealist exhibitions before heading into the studio, where artist Kevin Hunt helps visitors create their own surrealist art. Tate Liverpool 01517027400.
Finally, on my happy Easter tour is the FREE drop-in events at the World Museum 01514784393. Here the splendidly named traditional Arabic dance troupe Ta Raqs will perform a mesmerising repertoire of styles from Egypt and North Africa.
Additionally, if you can book early enough, we have ‘The Land Rover Experience’ at Halewood Speke plant.
During a training course at the Speke Conference Centre last week, we ended the day with a surprise visit by the Land Rover Team. We thoroughly enjoyed this experience especially driving the different vehicles. I would definitely have this as a ‘Lads and Dads’ bonding experience!
If you have time, venture a little further afield to the Concorde Experience at Manchester Airport and sit at the controls of a supersonic plane! We really enjoyed this last term. Arrive in good time though as the Manchester viewing platform gets crowded with sightseers wanting to view the 800 seater jumbo that roars off the runway with a gasp and a cheer from the crowd.
So much on offer in the Liverpool region this Easter.
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