Free family activities for August at Royal Albert Dock

ROYAL Albert Dock is launching a line-up of free, family friendly activities running until Thursday 25th August, each taking inspiration from The Great British Seaside.


From screenings at the world’s smallest mobile picture house, to a modernised pantomime show from Punch & Judy, all of the activities are completely free and will take place in the dock’s Mermaid Courtyard next to Tate Liverpool. 


Three red, yellow and blue striped beach-huts will set the scene for the activities, with giant versions of popular games available to play, including Snakes and Ladders, Jenga and Hopscotch, just a stone’s throw from the giant deckchair, which is perfect for a seaside selfie. 


Bringing the much-loved seaside classic, Punch and Judy, back to Liverpool where it first arrived in the 1860s, enjoy a modernised version of this hilarious puppet show with plenty of fun and silliness that the whole family will enjoy. The performance will take place four times a day at 11.45am, 1pm, 2.15pm and 3.30pm on 2nd, 9th, 19th and 26th August, with outdoor seating available. 


A trip to the seaside wouldn’t be complete without a memento to remember the day out, with a portrait drawn by the dock’s talented caricature artist the perfect keepsake. Taking just three minutes to conjure up a work of art, visitors can head to Mermaid Courtyard every Wednesday from 3rd – 24th August between 11-2pm for a cartoon style portrait of their day out at the seaside. 


Little ones who love getting a new look can be transformed into their favourite superhero or a sparkling unicorn by a professional face painter every Thursday from 4th – 25th August between 11-2pm. Offering a range of face painting, glitter and airbrush designs for the face or hands, a magical makeover is a sure way to put a smile on their face.