School holiday activities

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We know how difficult it can be for families to keep their children entertained and active during school holidays whilst managing work and other commitments. It can also be a struggle to keep up with increased costs for holiday activities and food when children are home from school.

Many schools, children’s centres and community centres provide holiday activity clubs and events, so make sure you check with them to see what is on offer.

In addition, there are always lots of activities provided during the holidays – most of which are completely FREE of charge.

Knowsley SNAP

Knowsley SNAP (Sports, Nutrition and Active Play) is co-ordinated by One Knowsley brings together a range of community organisations to provide diverse and exciting activities, food and fun for children, young people and their families across Knowsley during the school holidays.


There are five libraries in Knowsley open 6 days a week  – Monday to Friday (10am to 5pm) and Saturday (10am to 1pm)

They are located in:

  • Halewood
  • Huyton
  • Kirkby
  • Prescot
  • Stockbridge Village

Knowsley’s libraries offer a range of books, ebooks, audio books and DVDs and offering free computer use for library members. Find out more about what your local library offers on the Council website.

During the school holidays, free events and activities for children are organised. Visit the Knowsley Libraries Website for more information.

Parks and green spaces

Knowsley is home to some of the best open spaces on Merseyside. With a variety of formal parks, gardens, woodlands, natural spaces, sports areas and playgrounds, as well as numerous Green Flag award-winning sites, there’s something for everyone.

There’s also a variety of exciting play spaces, including all weather pitches, natural play spaces and 15 ‘work out’ green gyms.

All of Knowsley’s parks are absolutely FREE to use and access for children and families.

Knowsley’s Green Space Rangers and parks’ ‘Friends’ groups organise a variety of fun activities and events suitable for the whole family throughout the year with additional events taking place during the school holidays.

Make sure you check your local park’s noticeboard for information on events or follow Knowsley Parks on Facebook or visit the Council website for event information.


Volair centres across the borough provide a range of school holiday activities to keep children and young people engaged and active.

Keep and eye on their website for updates and information –

Remember to visit for regular updates and news on all holiday activities in Knowsley.