Play Planet (2 miles)
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.
Bubbles World of Play (3 miles)
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!
The Madhouse (4 miles)
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.
Crazy Town Play (4 miles)
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!
Fun4All (5 miles)
Indoor family entertainment centre providing fun indoor soft play facilities for children under the age of 12.
Jungle Fun (5 miles)
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.
Rascalz Soft Play Centre (5 miles)
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!
Funtown Liverpool (5 miles)
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.
Purple Monster Playcentre (6 miles)
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.
Fun Time (6 miles)
Over 5000sq ft of exciting, colourful multi tiered adventure play for ages 0 to 3 and 3 to 12 years in separate sections.
The Fun Factor (7 miles)
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!
Go Kids Play Centre (7 miles)
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.
Spaceworld Play Centre (7 miles)
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.
Mini Monsters Fun House (8 miles)
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?!
Silly Billys Indoor Playcentre (9 miles)
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.
Playdays Cafe (11 miles)
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.
Treasure Island Soft Play (11 miles)
Treasure Island Soft Play
Pirate themed adventure soft play for the under 11s, with dedicated toddler area, pirate ship mainframe and jungle sports court.
Yellow Sub (12 miles)
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!
Prendoolys (14 miles)
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 (17 miles)
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.
Queensway Tunnel Tour (< 1 mile)
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!
Williamson Tunnels (< 1 mile)
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.
Everton Stadium Tour (2 miles)
Everton Stadium Tour
No tours running presently due to major refurbishment. Open again later this year. Exciting!
Speke Hall (7 miles)
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.
Awesome Walls Climbing Liverpool (1 miles)
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.
Wowballs Liverpool (1 miles)
The latest and fun craze that lets you have water walking hamster ball fun on the water without even getting wet. Come to one of our outdoor hire centres and get inside a Wowball for the best laugh you will have in ages. Walk on water fun with friends.
Jungle Parc (4 miles)
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 (5 miles)
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 (7 miles)
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!
AMF Hollywood Bowl Liverpool (2 miles)
Big Apple Bowl and Laser Quest (3 miles)
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!
The Bowl Bromborough (5 miles)
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.
Premier Bowl and Laser Southport (17 miles)
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.
Curious About Liverpool (< 1 mile)
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.
Magical Mystery Tour (< 1 mile)
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.
Liverpool City Walks (< 1 mile)
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.
Haunted Liverpool (1 miles)
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.
The Southport Treasure Trail (17 miles)
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!
Mersey Ferry River Explorer Cruise (< 1 mile)
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.
Lakeside Miniature Railway (17 miles)
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.
Model Railway Village (17 miles)
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.
Sefton Park (3 miles)
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?
Otterspool Park (4 miles)
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 (4 miles)
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!
Croxteth Hall and County Park (4 miles)
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).
Antony Gormleys Another Place (6 miles)
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.
Thurstaston Nature Reserve (7 miles)
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.
Hilbre Islands (8 miles)
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.
Formby Nature Reserve (12 miles)
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.
Hesketh Park (17 miles)
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.
Thanks for all the great things to do and Water Parks near Liverpool with kids you keep sending in.
Now we have the easter and summer holidays fast approaching, we're trying to find the best days out and as many fun things to do with kids as possible, especially cheap and free family friendly places to visit this year - theme parks, waterparks and swimming pools, museums, indoor playcentres and softplay for toddlers, petting farms, wildlife parks and zoos, aquariums, horse riding, castles, steam railways, pottery making and ceramic cafes, roller and ice skating rinks, karting tracks, snowdomes, dry and indoor ski slopes, climbing walls, activity centres, outdoor play at the best local parks, ten pin bowling alleys and all the other best family tourist attractions, that you can visit at the weekend.
Also teachers may find the site useful for ideas for the best places to take their classes on school journeys with many historical and educational atractions listed
So, if you've been for great days out with the kids, or a school trip, which isn't shown above, just send in an email and we'll add it on so people visiting on holidays and all the other children in Merseyside can enjoy the great day out as well.
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