A CHILDREN’S science and discovery centre that’s 30 minutes from Wirral is hosting pirate themed activities.

Liverpool’s Imagine That! is calling on young swashbucklers to set sail to its Pirates Revenge this February half-term.

The science and discovery centre, located on Wavertree Technology Park, has a range of activities to keep the kids entertained during the school holidays.

Manager Abbey Wallace said: “Pirates Revenge was so popular, so we’ve decided to bring it back for this February half-term along with a couple of new surprise guests in the science area.

“We’ve got plenty of fun planned for any budding buccaneers – from pirate-themed arts and crafts to ‘sea snot slime’ and buccaneer bath bombs.

“Everything the children make on the day, whether that’s painted fridge magnets, colourful pots of sticky slime or a piece of spin art, they can take home.

“So, it’s a smashing swashbuckling day out for all our visitors and a chance to make some fantastic memories with the family, whatever the weather.”

Children aged 10 and under can join in the fun across its four zones – the Imagination Village, Artbeatz and Bright Sparks areas before ending the visit in the Slime Factory.

Swashbuckling youngsters, with the help of their grown-ups, can join the crew and help solve puzzles as they navigate through all four zones looking for hidden treasure.

There will be prizes along the way and plenty of pirate-themed activities for all the family.

Imagine That! pirates will be on deck in the centre’s Bright Sparks science area with science busking workshops.

Visitors could also encounter professors Popabubblov and Lightbody who will be on the lookout for volunteers to take part in their crazy science workshops.

Children can start their journey exploring the shops in the Imagination Village and getting busy in the construction area, before making their way to Artbeatz where they’ll make their own treasure box to fill with their creations.

Here there is also a real car to paint and a giant digital screen where they can strike a pose for the perfect souvenir photo.

After arts and crafts, it is time to explore the Bright Sparks science area with bath bomb workshops, science busking activities and lots of interactive fun including the ‘Pump and Splash’ water area.

Look out for Professor Lightbody in the dark room and Professor Popabubblov with ‘incredi-bubble workshops’ on the science floor.

And it’s then onto the Slime Factory for a new pirate-themed science show and huge vats of slime where kids can play, with all the fun but none of the mess for parents.  

Imagine That! Pirates Revenge is a three-hour journey that runs at weekends and every day during February half-term (February 10 to February 25). Tickets must be booked in advance.