Wild Weekend

Join us for two jam-packed days of family fun, celebrating Earth Day. Part of The Wild Escape.


1:00pm - 4:00pm


Sat 22 April - Sun 23 April 2023

Sat 22 & Sun 23 April, 1-4pm. Free, drop in

As part of The Wild Escape, a major new project from ArtFund celebrating UK wildlife and creativity across hundreds of museums and schools.

Saturday 22 April, 1-4pm

Inspired by our garden and Earth Day, artist and educator Niki Colclough has designed a garden scavenger hunt to get your little ones exploring the wild outdoors. We'll also be making special garden-viewing spectacles to help us discover areas of our beloved green space that are often overlooked.

Niki's previous work has taken her to Sefton as part of the 'At the Library' programme curated by Rule of Threes with Sefton Libraries Service

Sunday 23 April, 1-4pm

Learn about pollinators and biodiversity and design your own dream green space. Get moving in an exciting and accessible family dance workshop with Sole Rebel, who will bring the outdoors indoors and use the rhythms of nature to inspire movement, sound, and play.

Get 10% off in our cafe if you travel to us by public transport. Simply show your rail or bus ticket to a member of staff at the till.

Part of the ArtFund's The Wild Escape

Taking place from January to July 2023, and building towards a nationwide moment on Earth Day 2023, The Wild Escape invites primary school children (ages 7-11) to find a favourite animal in their local museum and create an artwork imagining its journey to a natural habitat. Their pictures will be brought together in an epic collective artwork unveiled on Earth Day.

Led by Art Fund and supported by Arts Council England, The Wild Escape is an opportunity for the next generation to join in the conversation about biodiversity. Leading artists, creatives and environmentalists are also imagining animals’ journeys to inspire children to take part, including Es Devlin, Heather Phillipson, Rana Begum, Mollie Ray, Yinka Shonibare, Tai Shani, FKA Twigs, Claire Twomey, Mark Wallinger and Angela Palmer.

Plan your visit

There's something for families all year round at the Bluecoat. Our dedicated children's corner has books, busy boards, and activity packs available whenever we're open.