I haven’t had much family friendly fun planned for little Spaghetti Legs these Easter holidays; I’ve been busy with work and up to my eyes in washing that I keep putting off. I hadn’t planned any trips and my half arsed efforts to see friends had fallen by the wayside. But I did redeem myself by taking him to check out the Liverpool Indoor Funfair. Thanks to Paul at Boxed Off Comms for hooking us up!
The Indoor Funfair has come to Liverpool for the first time after a successful 2018 debut in Yorkshire, and me and 5 year old Spaghetti Legs went with our friends (including boys aged 2 and 4) to review the attraction.
Set across almost 60,000 sq ft, the event is the biggest of its kind to visit the city and is filled with fairground favourites for all ages the waltzers and fun house.
Who it’s for
For very little kids there’s the staple ride on attractions – aeroplanes, teacups, trains, swings and balloons. There’s a big inflatable slide and soft play style attractions too.
Most of the families there in the afternoon session had children under 8, and there was only a handful of older kids even though there’s a few rides suitable for older kids, teenagers, and adults.
How it works
Tickets pay for entry and a wristband to get you on all rides, but there’s some extras too – for instance hook a duck is £3.50 for just one go, and sweets and candy floss will cost you as well. There’s some seating to take a break and have something to eat at, either buying refreshments there or taking your own.
Why it works
It’s pretty spacious inside although buggies can be difficult around the queues for the rides. Security was good and we got a lost child back pretty quickly (Top tip: writing your phone number on the kids wristbands!). For me the biggest advantage was clean indoor toilets, no mud, and not having to take the weather into account.
When and where
The weeklong indoor event is taking place at Exhibition Centre Liverpool on the waterfront during the Easter break (15-22 April) and offers unlimited access to rides during each 3-hour session.
There are three separate sessions each day – 10am-1pm; 2-5pmand 6-9pm.
Tickets start from £8.75pp in a group of 4. Children under 3 go free. Book yours at
I paid £7 for 5 hours parking in a modern, well-lit under-cover council car park a couple of hundred yards from the exhibition centre.