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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.
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.
Lytham St Annes
Lytham St Annes Beach Donkey rides on the sand, a renovated Victorian Pier, children's playgrounds, Lytham's famous green windmill, cafes, ice cream parlours and municipal gardens: it's a place of irresistible old fashioned charm!
Old Colwyn Beach Great for waters sports, sea fishing and sand castles, cycling and hiking and with good immediate amenities. Busy in the summer.
Llandudno Beach Vast dark sands with decent swimming if you're being careful, donkey rides, Punch and Judy shows and the longest pier in Wales. Other attractions nearby.
Llanddwyn Bay Sandy Blue Flag Award winner with plenty of character and very safe swimming. It's isolated but toilets and parking are nearby.
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!
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!
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 Britains only free Planetarium. With everything from live bugs to Egyptian mummies, theres something...
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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...
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 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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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 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 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 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.
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 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 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 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 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 Multi-tiered soft play centre, providing a safe, secure and stimulating play environment, catering for children from 0 to 12 years.
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 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 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 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!
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.
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 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.
Thanks for all the great things to do and Best Beaches 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
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