Welcome to Tate Liverpool

Photograph of a family event at Tate Liverpool

© Tate Liverpool, Jake Ryan

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 16s 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, on Level 1, near the Clore Learning Centre and on Level 2. There is a Changing Places toilet in the ground floor foyer. Complete your trip to the shop to pick up pocket money gifts.

Family events this summer


Get Creative with Family Collective

24 Jun 2018, 29 Jul 2018, 30 Sep 2018

Engage with our displays in these free, family activities

Free entry

Move Me

8–11 Aug 2018, 15–18 Aug 2018

Print your own op art-inspired patterns in our free, family workshop


Creative Studio

14 Aug 2018

A free, hands-on workshop for children with autism, other social communication issues, their siblings, parents and carers


Make and Create Station

Daily until 2 Jun 2019

Play with patterns and make art move in this free activity in the second floor gallery

Free entry

Move Me More

Daily, 6–18 Aug 2018

Create designs in Tate Exchange that will make your eyes pop!

Where to start

Visit our family space

Come and play, or take a break in the free Clore Learning Centre

What's on for families in Tate Liverpool

From regular daily and weekend activities to special events in the school holidays, find out what’s on for families.

See free art

Visit some of the highlights from the nation’s collection of modern art for free

Activity packs and trails

Designed to help young children and their adults explore our collection display Constellations together, our rocket 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 it's ok to talk at Tate! It's 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

Photograph of a child at a family event at Tate Liverpool

© Tate Liverpool, Jake Ryan

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

More for families

Shop Kids

Explore toys, books, clothing, gifts and much more, created especially for kids

Family Collective

Our Family Collective is a group of local Liverpool parents. They come together to help shape the activities on our ...