19th July 2022

Summer Lovin’ – The Best Summer Activities at Metquarter

The summer holidays have arrived and kids all over Merseyside are in need of some entertainment! Keep reading for our rundown of top family friendly activities this summer.

Kids Eat Free at GPO!

Whoever said that there’s no such thing as a free meal, obviously hadn’t experienced the delights of Liverpool’s largest food market before! That’s right, GPO’s Kids Eat Free offer is back for the summer holidays!

Between 11am-7pm from Monday-Friday during the school holidays, children aged 12 and under eat free with every main meal purchased by an accompanying adult. With so many incredible kitchens to order from, now is the time to try something new!

Gerry’s Pizza

As the new kid on the block at the GPO Food Market, Gerry’s Pizza are already making waves with their bold flavour combinations. How about their nacho pizza for main, followed by chocolate orange dough balls for dessert? Winner 🍕

Read more about them here.

GPO is jammed full of other incredible restaurants and bars, so if you fancy fried chicken but the kids are want hot dogs, you can keep everyone happy under one roof! See the full list of kitchens and menus here.

No Thor-dinary Cinema

Catching the latest blockbusters at the cinema is always a sure-fire way to keep the whole family entertained, but Everyman Cinema takes things to the next level. With a full food and drinks menu, there’s a whole lot more to offer than just popcorn and nachos – think burgers, hotdogs, sharing plates and cocktails – all delivered to your cinema seat. Take a look at the full menu here.

Now that the food has been taken care of, we just need to settle on a film! Which one takes your fancy? 👇

Thor: Love And Thunder

Unless you’ve been living under a giant magical hammer, Thor will need no introduction. In this fourth instalment of the Asgardian superhero’s solo films, we see Thor on a quest for inner peace, but his retirement is interrupted by a galactic killer known as Gorr the God Butcher (Christian Bale), who seeks the extinction of the gods.

Minions: The Rise Of Gru

Ever wanted to know where those little yellow guys came from? Of course you have! The Rise Of Gru is the origin story of Gru, the master of evil. The film follows Gru as a 12-year-old boy in 1970s suburbia, plotting to take over the world from his basement.

The Railway Children Return

How’s this for a bit of nostalgia – picking up nearly forty years after the events of the original film, ‘The Railway Children Return’ will take audiences on an exciting and heart-warming journey, in which a new group of children are evacuated to a Yorkshire village during World War 2, where they encounter a young soldier, who like them, is far away from home. Starring Sheridan Smith and Tom Courtenay, it’s definitely a film that the whole family can enjoy.

Take a look at Everyman’s full list of films and screening times here.

AmazeLab Workshops

If you’re a fan of the AmazeLab workshops that take place at GPO during school holidays, then you’re in luck 🍀 Because over the summer holidays, there are SIX incredible workshops to sink your teeth into, take a look at the workshop schedule 🗓️

17th August 11am-12pm – Blow Art Workshop
Create a nature inspired picture using the technique of blow art!

17th August 1pm – 2pm – Raft Building Workshop
We’ll see if your child is able to complete the challenge of making a boat able to carry cargo!

24th August 11am-12pm – Bubbles Workshop
Your child will become a bubble engineer creating their very own bubble structures plus be able to investigate the colours in giant bubbles!

24th August 12pm-1pm Ocean In A Jar Workshop
Learn all about the ocean by creating your very own to take home in a jar!

31st August 11am-12pm Dinosaurs & Fossils Workshop
Kids will make their very own fossils to take home plus engineer a dinosaur!

31st August 1pm-2pm Weather Workshop
Kids will create their very own rain, snow and tornado in this workshop all about the weather!

All workshops are aimed at 5-11 year olds, parents/carers are more than welcome to enjoy the food and drink on offer from the kitchens at GPO whilst workshops are ongoing. All workshops must be pre booked, find all booking links here.

Princess Workshop

Learn the tricks of the trade of being a princess! Here’s your chance to experience what being a princess is really like. Join Odd Socks at The GPO Food Market to learn from the most regal of Princesses! Ending with a royal banquet where kids eat free!

Taking place on the 26th July from 11am-12pm, this one is a must-see for any budding princesses out there. Book here.

LEGO Education Robotics Workshop

Take LEGO to the next level! In this workshop, children will be challenged with building and coding a LEGO robot using the brand new LEGO Education SPIKE Essential Robot Set!

Making use of motors and sensors together with simple icon-based coding to bring their creation to life, they’ll be learning lots of STEM skills whilst having fun and creating lots of different things like robot cars, games and theme park rides!.

Book your tickets here.

Plan your visit to Metquarter here.