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Things To Do & Days Out in Merseyside
Southport Pleasureland Lots to see and do, rides to suit everyone and Free Entry, Southport Pleasureland is a fantastic day out for the whole family. We have rides, stalls, gift shop, and plenty of food and drink outlets!
Knowsley Safari Park Prepare to discover an incredible host of creatures from cute and cuddly meerkats, to majestic zebras, mischievous monkeys and clever sea lions! With new features, play features and Hire Wire features this is a day and a half!
Rice Lane City Farm Boasts 224 acres of countryside and a wide variety of rare breed farm animals. Guests can also take part in guided walks and talks. Animal husbandary and horticulture training available for young people, plus adults and people with learning difficulties.
Tam O'Shanter Urban Farm Home to a variety of farm animals, including pigs, sheep, goats, chickens and geese. Historic cottage and free urban farm.
Acorn Farm is a farm attraction with lots of animals to see and feed. There are often special events happening too, such as Horse Day, Be a Farmer Day, Haunted Halloween and Santa's Grotto at Christmas!
Liverpool Football Club Museum and Tour Every football fan would love to walk out the tunnel, sit in the dugout, visit the changing rooms: and they can! With a fantastic museum going through this great clubs history this is a must for any sports fan.
Beatles Story will transport you on an enlightening and atmospheric journey into the life, times, culture and music of the Beatles. See how 4 young lads from Liverpool were propelled into worldwide fame to become the greatest band of all time. Hear the story unfold through the "Living History" audio guide narrated by Julia...
World Museum Liverpool Combines historic treasures from across the globe with the latest interactive technology to make an unbeatable family day out. The collections include archaeology, ethnology and physical sciences as well as Britain's only free Planetarium. With everything from live bugs to Egyptian mummies, there's...
Underwater Street A hands-on discovery centre offering imaginative play, science shows, art and craft workshops and themed activities to keep the whole family entertained for hours.
Spaceport Explore 6 awesome galleries all themed on outer space, with loads of interactive activities and hands on audio visual exhibits, plus the Observatory and the show at the Space Dome! Not to be missed!
Liverpool War Museum Housed beneath the streets of Liverpool, this museum was the secret nerve centre in the battle of the atlantic during WWII. Interesting labyrinth of rooms to explore, full of fascinating stuff! Open between March and November.
Victoria Gallery and Museum Opened to the public in 2008, the VG&M is housed in the University of Liverpool's famous redbrick building. It contains a gallery, museum and cafe. Dress up as a Victorian, design your own tile and hear what a volcano sounds like!
Walker Art Gallery Big Art for Little Artists was developed for local families and groups of young children to enjoy. It introduces children to the Walker Art Gallery. It is a very special place where children can learn and have lots of fun!
Merseyside Maritime Museum Highlights of the collections include ship models, maritime paintings, colourful vintage posters and even some full sized vessels to tour! Plus a fun maritime themed play area for under 5s with dress up, stories and hands on activities!
International Slavery Museum A serious educational visit the kids won't forget. It is the only museum of its kind to look at aspects of historical and contemporary slavery as well as being an international hub for resources on human rights issues.
Museum of Liverpool Learn all about Liverpool at this great museum, which has a fantastic high tech hands on gallery designed especially for visitors under the age of 6. Exciting programme of free family activities, exhibitions and events throughout the year.
Port Sunlight Museum Lies at the heart of this garden village and is an ideal place to start your visit. Experience what it was like to live and work here during the Edwardian and Victorian periods and even encounter characters from the village's past!
Tate Liverpool Contemporary gallery with genuinely family friendly ethos: they encourage the kids to chat about what they're seeing, pull poses from the artwork and mill about freely.
Europa Pools Leisure pool with kiddies' lagoon, two breathtaking water flume rides, the spectacular 'Beach Breakers' wave pool, geyser and water cannons.
Lifestyles Peter Lloyd The centre has a 25 metre 4 lane swimming pool with baby pool and flume slide; Fitness Suite (suitable for over 8 years); plus floodlit and all weather pitches.
Dunes Splash World A wet and wild water park offering a fantastic family day out for all ages and abilities. With five fantastic rides, bubble spa, kids' play zone, poolside diner and our very own turtle, Murtle, you'll want to dive in and make a splash today!
Lifestyles Garston Offering: 5 lane 25m swimming pool; learner pool; water flume slide; Fitness Suite (suitable for over 8 years); Sports Hall; 4 badminton courts and 3 floodlit synthetic grass multi use courts.
Silly Billys Indoor Playcentre Clown themed indoor adventure play facility with loads of physical adventure equipment spread over multiple levels, all set for exploring and exercising for under 10s.
Fun4All Indoor family entertainment centre providing fun indoor soft play facilities for children under the age of 12.
Jungle Fun Boasting not only a cool toddler zone and a full multi level main frame for juniors there's also an awesome Adventure Area where adults can comfortably fit in to play too! Plus sportzone, toddler sessions and 3 themed party rooms.
Mini Monsters Fun House With not only an indoor adventure play facility spread over several levels, they also have a large outdoor playground too, plus 9 holes of crazy golf out there as well! Loads to do, plenty to play on, what are you waiting for?!
Play Planet This outer space themed adventure play zone is 3 levels high with a huge slide and ball pit air cannons, and it's right inside the terminal! Excellent for tiring out a bit before, or stretching legs after, your boat journey.
Funtown Liverpool Bright, welcoming and full of fun. The play structure is huge with an exciting four lane astra slide and indoor football pitch, whilst our special toddler section, for the under 3s, is a big hit for their younger visitors.
Go Kids Play Centre Multi-tiered soft play centre, providing a safe, secure and stimulating play environment, catering for children from 0 to 12 years.
Fun Time Over 5000sq ft of exciting, colourful multi tiered adventure play for ages 0 to 3 and 3 to 12 years in separate sections.
Prendoolys Designed from the ground up to deliver countless hours of family fun! With areas for babies, toddlers, juniors and parents everyone has a place here suited to them!
Playtown Southport is Southport’s biggest and best indoor play centre. The children can climb, slide, play football, roll around in the balls and have fun whilst parents and careers relax with a tasty drink or enjoy some delicious home cooked food.
Playdays Cafe is an indoor soft play centre and cafe. Let your children run, jump, crawl and climb while you sit back and relax with a coffee and a snack.
Yellow Sub Multiple adventure play frames, kids' football arena, a special toddler play area, dedicated party rooms with animated walls and more besides! Plus a new sensory room coming soon!
Bubbles World of Play - is a large modern Children’s Play Centre with the largest and most innovative play frame in the UK. We have a huge Baby and Toddler area and a 5 level play frame!
Spaceworld Play Centre provides one of Merseyside’s largest climbing frames, we also provide Indoor Football, Electric Space Buggies and much more for both toddlers and children from 0 to 12 years of age. We also specialise in children’s parties.
Purple Monster Playcentre Multi level indoor adventure play also featuring seasonal outdoor area, plus craft sessions, bouncy castle days, ride on toys, water activities and a great kids' hairdresser based on site too.
Crazy Town Play A frankly enormous Australian themed adventure play facility with huge play frames full of features, kiddie kart track, trampolining and life size Aussie Mascots!
Rascalz Soft Play Centre A neat little play zone with several levels of features and a dedicated toddler zone, both full of the stuff kids love: chances to run and hide, climb, tunnel and slide!
The Fun Factor Interactive adventure pay frames with loads of cool features, with highlights including some epic slides and an enormous ball pit with juggler and ball shower tube system. Brilliant parties too!
The Madhouse For kids under 7 years and less than 4.5ft, this is a small but charming house themed play centre with simple features fun for small kids.
Williamson Tunnels Take a guided tour through the underground labyrinth of tunnels, chambers and passageways and view exhibitions which depict the life and times of one of Liverpool's most eccentric characters.
Queensway Tunnel Tour Witness an engineering masterpiece first hand on this tour which takes you for a unique behind the scenes look at the Tunnel, including the control room. For kids over 10 years only, and who don't mind the idea of being deep underground!
Speke Hall Get lost in the new maze, go wild in the woods or conquer the climbing frames in the adventure playground! Visit the Victorians or Talk with the Tudors, free tours take place daily. Discover the history of the families who lived here before taking a break in the new Stable Tea Room.
Everton Stadium Tour No tours running presently due to major refurbishment. Open again later this year. Exciting!
Awesome Walls Climbing Liverpool Indoor rock climbing is a fun and enjoyable way to exercise and an excellent way to keep kids fit and healthy. We have always strived to offer the best indoor climbing experience - friendly staff, interesting routes, centre cleanliness.
Jungle Parc Outdoor fun and adventure for the whole family in an exciting and safe environment! We have two courses, Adventurer Course for age 4+ and Explorer Course for teens and adults. Activities include monkey bridges, super fast Zips, Rocket Launchers and cargo nets!
Rampworx Friendly indoor skateboarding, inlining, scooting and BMX facility, with coaching classes available if you don't know where to start! Min age 5 years.
Aerial Extreme Knowsley is a high ropes adventure course involving a series of challenging obstacles set at varying heights above the ground. You'll find yourself tackling fun obstacles such as rope bridges, scramble nets, zip wires, swinging logs and balance beams, plus many more!
The Climbing Hangar Bouldering is low level climbing above safety mats, so you can focus on movement rather than checking ropes and harnesses. We have the only family dedicated climbing facility in the northwest and offer a range of kids' clubs and parties.
Spring City is Liverpool's trampolining destination. Featuring wall-to-floor trampolines, tumble tracks, dodgeball and basketball!
Big Apple Bowl and Laser Quest Kids love bowling, and if they are under 6 they can use a ramp and gutter guards. This Big Apple bowling facility has over 20 lanes!
Premier Bowl and Laser Southport Enjoy classic Tenpin Bowling and Experience our Laser zone in a comfortable environment, with friendly staff at great value. Kid's bowling aids available.
The Bowl Bromborough Classic family friendly tenpin bowling, with gutter guards and bowling ramps to give the kids a chance! Great on a wet day.
AMF Hollywood Bowl Liverpool Kids love bowling, and if they are under 6 they can use a ramp and gutter guards. Great family fun!
TeamSport Liverpool is the perfect chance to try and beat your friends and family as you all race around the track.
Haunted Liverpool Strictly for the big and brave ones, the Georgian Quarter gives up its darkest secrets on these ghostly walking tours led by charismatic and costumed guides.
Magical Mystery Tour A fun and fascinating 2 hour tour of Beatles territory including Penny Lane you'll be entertained along the way with fab four music and a qualified guide.
The Southport Treasure Trail Looking for a fun and interesting way to explore Southport? Don’t just walk around aimlessly; follow the directions on this self guided themed Treasure Trail whilst hunting for the answers to the clues to locate the long lost treasure!
Curious About Liverpool is a unique way to find out things you didn’t know about this amazing city. Our two treasure hunt style walks will keep you intrigued and amused: answering clues, matching pictures, and reading stories. Instantly download or buy the booklet.
Liverpool City Walks A great way to explore and find out about Liverpool with a number of guided walks on offer, including one all about the Beatles. There is also a self guided family trail of Albert Docks or about the Liver bird.
Model Railway Village It is not unusual for children to want to spend all day with their parents or grand parents at the Model Railway Village, just watching or following their favourite model train whilst it meanders around the 1.5 acres of beautiful miniature landscape.
Lakeside Miniature Railway An historic miniature railway on the Southport sea front that runs alongside the Marine Lake. An unforgettable experience for kids, and let's be honest we love it too! Seasonal opening.
Mersey Ferry River Explorer Cruise A 50 minute journey on an iconic Mersey ferry that allows you to explore the river Mersey’s fascinating history and enjoy the stunning views and bracing sea air. A great trip for the whole family.
Formby Nature Reserve Home to one of the last great colonies of red squirrels in Great Britain, and boats endangered species such as the Natterjack Toad and the Northern Dune Tiger Beetle.
Thurstaston Nature Reserve This beautifully rich parkland offers an astonishing range of wildlife habitats with its deciduous and coniferous woodland, grass meadow and fresh water. It is open throughout the year, and free to visit.
Croxteth Hall and County Park Facilities here include Home Farm, Mull Wood, an adventure playground, an outdoor gym, and Jungle Parc the high wire adventure course (minimum height 1.05m).
Hilbre Islands This is not for the faint hearted or ill prepared, it's worth it but it's a hefty walk and you must stick to the tidal times to avoid getting trapped! Keep your eyes peeled for seals. Pre booking and permits required for groups of over six.
Sefton Park One of the largest parks in England: a beautiful place to walk (or run!) about, with sculptures, a tropical plant house and pretty water features and has a children's play area too. Easy access by train so why not make it an even bigger adventure for the smalls?
Antony Gormleys Another Place An outdoor sculpture trail on Crosby beach of 100 cast iron figures cast from the body of the artist, Antony Gormley. Best seen at low tide and at sunset. Free to visit.
Hesketh Park A wonderfully restored Victorian park with ornate fountains, healthy walks trails, mini golf and a number of different gardens. Peaceful and well laid out. Free to visit.
Otterspool Park Stunning parkland, with walks and views across the river Mersey. Kids playground plus plenty of space for activities. Close to city centre. Dogs welcome. Free to visit.
Court Hey Park Explore the National Wildflower Centre, the Sunken garden, the Victorian walled garden and the stable buildings plus hit the quirky and award winning playground or attend a Ranger led event and then get shot of that irksome jingly pocket money at the cafe and gift shop!
Churchtown Botanic Gardens Alongside a glorious selection of plants and a unique fernery there's also mini golf, an adventure playground, outdoor gym equipment, bowls greens, seasonal events and an aviary. Enjoy!
Wallasey Beach Good for swimming and kitesurfing though pay heed to the restrictions; lighthouse, fort and museum nearby.
Formby Beach An unspoilt wilderness of a beach, run by the National Trust and with a nature reserve adjacent. Not the best choice if you're looking to swim etc., but lovely for exploring.
Ainsdale Beach Sandy, dune backed bathing beach boasting the oldest iron built pier in the country, with a nature reserve adjacent. Village with facilities nearby.
New Brighton Beach Sandy beach with modern touristy amenities including tenpin bowling, laser quest, amusement arcade, plus nearby Aviation and Archeology Museum, lighthouse and classic promenade.
Picture House Woolton Traditional cinema offering children's matinees with a good old fashioned ice cream interval!
China Butterfly Craft Centre Offers over 15 different creative activities for you to choose from including pottery painting, mosaics, jewellery making, glass decorating, card making, potters wheel and much more. Open 7 days a week, we have activities suitable for all ages from toddlers right through to adults.
Crafty Fingers Craft Classes Classes range from cupcake making, art classes, weaving and braiding, card making and we also change the themes during the year to coincide with seasonal events.
New Palace and Adventureland Family fun-filled entertainment in New Brighton, Wirral, including Adventureland, one of the largest indoor children's play centres in the UK, the Bright Spot family amusement arcade, plus an outdoor Funfair.
St Johns Beacon Viewing Gallery 452 feet high and offering stunning panoramic views as far away as the Lake District (really!) on a clear day. The building also houses several radio studios, which you are located on the same level as the viewing gallery.
The Echo Wheel of Liverpool At a whopping 60m high the Wheel offers you and the kids terrific views over Liverpool along with an educational commentary so you know where to look and what for. Cool!
Brimstage Maze is a family friendly farm based day out. There's a giant maize maze with clues to find along the way. Indoor and outdoor activities all included in the price including indoor soft play barn, crazy golf, pedal go karts, tractor ride, inflatable assault course, inflatable maze, puzzles and games.
Beechley Riding Stables BHS approved facility and all weather manege offering lessons for disabled and able bodied riders, plus Own A Pony Days, dog training and more!
Croxteth Park Riding Centre BHS approved all weather facility offering lessons from 6 years, scenic hacks plus hacks Disabled riders welcomed and catered for too.
Darkstar Laser Offers intense, all-out, ultimate laser tag combat gaming in their huge, atmospheric multi-level 'Hex' arena! No mess, no fuss, no contact: just zapzapzap!
Laser Quest Wallasey Super high tech tag game played with infra red laser guns in a cool immersive arena full of features and effects! Who will score highest in your family? Plus bowling for the pacifists!
Premier Bowl and Laser Southport Super laser tag arena ideal for beginners, with atmospheric special effects and awesome infra red equipment! Plus a family bowling lane and family dining options too.