KidsFest 2017, The Atkinson

kidsfest, the atkinson

KidsFest 2017

The Atkinson, Lord Street, Southport, Merseyside, PR8 1DB


Date:  Saturday 21 October 2017  – Saturday 28 October 2017

Get ready for our biggest family event of the year – KidsFest 2017! This October half term the annual family fun fueled festival returns and is bigger and better than ever.

Fun Events


Sat 21 October, 2.30pm

Ages 3+

An energetic show full of thrills and spills, magic and mayhem will delight the whole family – with original music and plenty of audience participation. Just perfect for your own little monsters this half term! Watch the trailer here.

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David Gibb – Climb The Tree

Mon 23 October, 2.30pm

Ages 3 – 11

David Gibb is on a one-man mission to make brilliant, engaging and high quality music for families and children. Guaranteed to have both parents and children singing along in no time, this is music that the whole family can enjoy together. Watch the trailer here.

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Morgan & West: More Magic for Kids

Tue 24 October, 2.30pm

Ages 5+

Time-travelling magicians Morgan & West return to the stage with a marvellous magic show full of crazy capers for the young, old, and everyone in-between! Expect the unexpected, believe the unbelievable, but do not dare miss the unmissable Morgan & West!

Book for Morgan & West:More Magic for Kids! and Happily Ever After and save 10% off your tickets!

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Happily Ever After

Wed 25 October, 2.30pm

Ages 5+

Once upon a time, in kingdom on top of the highest mountain in all the land, there lived a grouchy Queen, and her son, the Prince. The Prince was always getting in to trouble for slouching, running, burping, dancing and not behaving very princely at all! Watch the trailer here.

Book for Morgan & West:More Magic for Kids! and Happily Ever After and save 10% off your tickets!

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Body of Light

Thu 26 October, 11am, 1pm & 2.30pm

An interactive solo dance work using Kinect One motion sensor to control projected imagery to delight audiences.

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Grannylocks / The Monstrous Duckling

Fri 27 October, 12.45pm

Ages 3+

Join our poetic storyteller as he unwinds the true stories behind the happily ever afters and discover they’re maybe not as charming as you remember! Watch the trailer here

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Zombie-rella / Blood-red Hood

Fri 27 October, 3.30pm

Ages 6+

A mysterious vaudeville storyteller with a magical top-hat and coat unwinds the true stories behind the happily ever afters; which are maybe not as charming as you remember!

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Lost and Found

Sat 28 October, 2.30pm

Ages 3+

Set sail on a wonderful adventure in this magical, musical adaptation based on the book by award-winning, bestselling picture book creator, Oliver Jeffers!

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Free Activities To be announced…


To be announced…


Discover Ancient Egypt


Free admission, donations welcome

Not seen for over 40 years, our stunning Egyptology Gallery takes visitors on a journey through what life was like in ancient Egypt at the time of the Pharaohs. The museum is split into four themes of ritual, everyday life, beauty and communication. Within each of these themes there is a host of objects that give a sense of what life as an ancient Egypt would have been like.

Between Land and Sea – 10,000 years of Sefton’s Coast


Free admission, donations welcome

Between Land and Sea tells the story of the many people who have lived and worked along our coast. Explore the history of the Sefton coast from prehistoric times to the present day showcasing the development of Sefton’s tourist towns of Southport and Birkdale, the outstanding natural habitats from Marshside to Formby Point and the major industrial port of Bootle.

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