Our adventures in Liverpool don't end with the World Museum!
There's the Walker Art Gallery next door, with "Big Art".
This is a free activity based gallery for children to explore.
There are books, videos, costumes, art materials and quizzes.
The gallery is easily accessible now with a new ramp :)
There is a traditional tea room on the ground floor, and small gift shop.
The building itself is stunning, with sweeping staircases and ornate ceilings.
The main galleries are free to enter, with permanent collections and exhibitions throughout the year. These include paintings, sculpture, design icons and costume.
The Walker is also home to the biannual John Moores Contemporary Painting Competition.
Two minutes away in the city centre is the new Liverpool One shopping centre. This has all the usual high street brands (with Build a Bear, The Entertainer, Waterstones and John Lewis for toys and books). In the centre is the cinema, surrounded by restaurants.
There is also space on the new outdoor mezzanine for crazy transient features like bouncy castles, roller coasters and even a real sandy beach in the summer!
The restaurants are all family friendly and there's something for every budget.
Have I mentioned we love Liverpool?
Next time, we will visit the Albert Dock - care to join us?