Welcome to Tate Liverpool

Scroll down to see what there is to do at Tate Liverpool for families. We have free family activities and events all year round. Explore the galleries and take a break in our café.

Entry to Tate Liverpool is free for everyone with a charge for special exhibitions, with under 12s getting into exhibitions for free.

We are ready for you and your kids. We provide free buggy parking on the Ground Level – please ask at the ticket desk in the main entrance. You can breastfeed wherever you feel comfortable. There are baby-changing facilities in the basement, at Ground Level and on Level 1, near the Clore Learning Centre. Complete your trip to the shop to pick up pocket money gifts.

Where to start

Activity packs and trails

Designed to help young children and their adults explore our collection display Constellations together, our backpack provides a number of arty activities. Become an explorer and play a spot game around the building using our specially designed prompt cards, look through fabulous view finders and investigate every gallery corner using torches! Pick up a free backpack in the foyer of the gallery.

Rocket Backpack at Tate Liverpool © Tate Liverpool, Rachel Ryan

Rocket Backpack at Tate Liverpool © Tate Liverpool, Rachel Ryan

Games to play in the gallery

Kids events in Tate Liverpool

You don’t need to be an expert to look at or talk about art. Don’t feel you have to ‘get it’ to enjoy it – take whatever you like from a piece.

You and your family can try these activities in any of the galleries. Remember its ok to talk at Tate! Its ok to make some noise!

Strike a pose

Get your child to secretly choose an artwork with a person in it. Once they have looked carefully at the pose, find a space in the room and encourage them to try to recreate the pose. The rest of the group can then try and spot the artwork the pose came from

Give us a clue

Encourage your child to find a portrait in the gallery that reminds them of someone in your group; someone famous; someone you all know (perhaps a neighbour or a friend). With the help of clues, the rest of the group can guess the chosen person

See it from their perspective

Get down to your child’s height and see what they see. The change in eye-level might make you think and feel differently

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