Families at the Annual Meeting

Information on facilities in the ACC and things to do in Liverpool for families

In the ACC

There are baby changing facilities for parents in the exhibition area and on the upper galleria floors in all disabled changing rooms.

There is a family room for parents to use, for children of all ages. Please feel free to bring toys or any other items you feel useful.

Partners who are not attending the meeting should check in at the information desk in reception for assistance. Please contact Amelia if you have any questions.

Outside of the ACC

Download Information for parents visiting Liverpool for BES 2016

Baby changing facilities

Click here for a map of the baby changing facilities in Liverpool City Centre. You can save the map to your Google Maps for ease. John Lewis and Marks and Spencers have baby change facilities that are particularly highly rated by staff at the University of Liverpool.

Things to do

Underwater Street is a Children’s Discovery Centre located at Pier Head.

The Walker Art Gallery in the Museum Quarter close to Liverpool Lime Street Station, has an excellent interactive zone for kids called “Big Art”, with art and costumes. It’s excellent for children of all ages. The World Museum, also in the Museum Quarter, has lots of fun interactive stuff for kids too. In fact, most of the museums in Liverpool are good for kids – the new Museum of Liverpool on the Albert Dock is also recommended.

Central Library, again in the Museum Quarter, has a fantastic kids library nested within.

If the kids need to burn off some excess energy, the Yellow Sub is a kids’ soft play centre just south of the docks. There is a great crazy golf in Liverpool ONE, which also has a bar for the parents if needed. North of the city centre is The Climbing Hangar with an excellent kids’ play area (ages 4+). No climbing experience or equipment are required, but registration is needed on arrival. Parents do have to supervise their children.

Chavasse Park in Liverpool ONE, the heart of the shopping district should have it’s annual Christmas ice skating rink up and running. Close to the city centre there is also Sefton Park with its beautiful Palm House, and Calderstones Park.

By Metro, you can head for the Wirral and New Brighton Beach, if you fancy blowing away the cobwebs. It is home to the Fort Perch Rock coastal defence, which is open all year.  North of Liverpool, again accessible by public transport is Crosby Beach where you can see the fantastic artwork Another Place by Anthony Gormley.

Eating out

Eating in Liverpool ONE is easy with kids. There are numerous good quality chain restaurants such as Pizza Express, Jamie’s Italian, and Byron Burger. Lunya, an independent Catalonian restaurant is awesome, and have a brilliant deli.

Bold Street is the foodie destination of Liverpool, with many fantastic independent restaurants and cafes, all of which are child friendly.

Finally, if you are in desperate need of a pint, The Baltic Fleet is less than ten minutes’ walk from the conference venue on the dock road. It’s a fantastic and historic old pub, with excellent beer, and children are welcome.