We have free family activities and events all year round. Explore the galleries, take a break in our café and complete your visit with a trip to the shop.

Commonly asked questions

Entry to Tate Liverpool is free for everyone with a charge for special exhibitions, with under 16s getting into exhibitions for free.

Free buggy parking is on the Ground Level – please ask at the ticket desk in the main entrance.

You can breastfeed wherever you feel comfortable.

There are three baby care rooms at Tate Liverpool, with a full range of facilities. They are located:
  • in the basement next to the standard female toilet
  • in the adapted toilet on the 1st floor gallery
  • in the adapted toilet on the 2nd floor gallery

Lockers are available and free to use in the basement at Tate Liverpool. We kindly ask that visitors put large bags and rucksacks in our lockers for visitors' personal comfort during their visit and for the safety of the artwork.

  • You may be requested to leave briefcases, bags, sticks or umbrellas in the lockers
  • If you have a large item or pram which will not fit in one of our lockers, please ask a member of staff in the foyer for assistance
Visit our Café on the ground floor. Enjoy a child-friendly menu, as well as an activity sheet and crayons. Subject to availability.
Kids can eat for free in the Café when an accompanying adult buys a main course from our seasonal menu. Valid for children aged 12 or under, for one child eating with one accompanying adult.
High chairs are available on request.

Where to start

Things to do

Activity packs and trails

Rocket Backpacks

3...2...1... blast off! Borrow a rocket backpack whilst you're in the gallery. Become an explorer and play a spot game around the building.

Designed to help young children and their adults explore our the Constellations display together, the backpacks include a number of arty activities.

Available to borrow from our foyer.

Rocket Backpack at Tate Liverpool © Tate Liverpool, Rachel Ryan

Rocket Backpack at Tate Liverpool © Tate Liverpool, Rachel Ryan

Make and Create Station

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

We’ve designed this brilliant, free activity for you to explore our Op Art in Focus display. Try drawing on acetate then layering up your designs to make the patterns move. Experiment with our stencils to create colourful geometric shapes inspired by the optical art around us!

Free, suitable for all ages. Available daily until 12 July 2020.

Games to play in the gallery

You don’t need to be an expert to look at or talk about art. You and your family can try these activities in any of the galleries.

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

Kids events in Tate Liverpool

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

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