Yesterday the children and I caught the train into Liverpool City Centre. We were heading to St Georges Hall for their very first Craft Mine event. Craft Mine is a maze of different activities and workshops, such as building your own optical illusion, creating an exploding volcano and playing on games such as Pac Man and Minecraft.
St Georges Hall is located opposite Lime Street Station. There are different sessions running throughout the day, and we were booked into the 12pm till 2pm session. The Craft Mine is located at the Heritage Centre entrance. Once we were inside we were greeted by a lady who gave the children their cloth bags, which they could collect their creative items in to take home. The Craft Mine is located in the Catacombs of St Georges Hall, which are very atmospheric. Even though it was a sunny day outside, the Catacombs are a little chilly, so I would pack a cardigan or jumper for the kids.
Armed with a map, daughter HAD to visit the Frozen Cave first. We were met by Elsa and daughter had the chance to decorate a Frozen castle. It was glitter galore in the room ! The tween headed off to the Games Area and immersed himself in playing Pac Man. He was pleased as he managed to get the highest score of the day. The next hour was spent exploring and daughter enjoyed the Caricature Cave and also building an exploding volcano. There is a small café which served drinks and snacks.
The event is open from the 7th – 11th April and then the 14th – 17th April 2015. The price is £10.00 per child and 1 adult goes free per three children. The age range is from 5-14 years. The tween is 12 and whilst he enjoyed playing Pac Man, he wasn’t interested in any of the other activities. However he is not arty, and I think it would suit up to 14 if you have an arty and creative tween/teen. That said he did enjoy seeing some of the creative works of art from his sister ! My 9 year daughter loved the event, and we went home with lots of things she had created.
We had free entry into the Craft Mine for the purpose of this review. All words and views are my own.