Wallasey Beach (4 miles)
Good for swimming and kitesurfing though pay heed to the restrictions; lighthouse, fort and museum nearby.
Formby Beach (12 miles)
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 (14 miles)
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 Beach (23 miles)
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 (31 miles)
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 (36 miles)
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 (57 miles)
Sandy Blue Flag Award winner with plenty of character and very safe swimming. It's isolated but toilets and parking are nearby.
Harlech Beach (60 miles)
Sandy beach with acceptable swimming (if you don't mind jellyfish), also offering locally a castle, nature reserve and promontory with an unusual abundance of sea shells.
Porth Dafarch Beach (70 miles)
Porth Dafarch Beach
A quiet and secluded sand and rock cove with European Blue Flagged waters which are great for bathing in. There is a nearby RPSB tower with great views and a lot of birdlife.
Knowsley Safari Park (7 miles)
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!
Rice Lane City Farm (3 miles)
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 (4 miles)
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.
Walker Art Gallery (< 1 mile)
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 (< 1 mile)
World Museum Liverpool
Combines historic treasures from across the globe with the latest interactive technology to make an unbeatable family day out. Our collections include archaeology, ethnology and physical sciences as well as Britainâs only free Planetarium. With everything from live bugs to Egyptian mummies, thereâs something for everyone inside.
Liverpool War Museum (< 1 mile)
Liverpool War Museum
Housed beneath the streets of Liverpool, this museum was the nerve centre in the battle of the atlantic during WWII. Fascinating stuff.
Victoria Gallery and Museum (< 1 mile)
Victoria Gallery and Museum
Opened to the public in 2008, the VG&M is housed in the University of LiverpoolâÂÂs famous âÂÂredbrickâÂÂ building. It contains a gallery, museum and cafe, all housed in stunning Victorian architecture.
Museum of Liverpool (< 1 mile)
Museum of Liverpool
Little Liverpool is a fantastic high tech hands-on gallery specially for visitors under the age of six. Look out for Winnie the spider in the other galleries to find lots of things to do specially for the very young as the big ones enjoy the captivating displays.
Underwater Street (< 1 mile)
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 (< 1 mile)
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.
Merseyside Maritime Museum (< 1 mile)
Merseyside Maritime Museum
Highlights of the collections include ship models, maritime paintings, colourful posters from the golden age of liners and even some full sized vessels. Plus a fun maritime-themed play area for early years visitors!
Beatles Story (< 1 mile)
Located within Liverpool's historic Albert Dock, the Beatles Story is a unique visitor attraction that will transport you on an enlightening and atmospheric journey into the life, times, culture and music of the Beatles. See how four young lads from Liverpool were propelled into the dizzy heights of worldwide fame and fortune to become the greatest band of all time. Hear the story unfold through the "Living History" audio guide narrated by John Lennon's sister, Julia.
Tate Liverpool (< 1 mile)
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.
Spaceport (2 miles)
Blast off on a virtual journey through space and time at Spaceport, the amazing space-themed attraction at Seacombe Ferry Terminal, Wirral. Become a virtual astronaut in our incredible 360 degree, fully immersive Space Dome show where our latest production, ASTRONAUT, will take you from Earth to space..... and beyond!
Liverpool Football Club Museum and Tour (2 miles)
Liverpool Football Club Museum and Tour
Walk on, walk on, with hope in your heart!! 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 (4 miles)
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 (2 miles)
Leisure pool with kiddies' lagoon, two breathtaking water flume rides, the spectacular 'Beach Breakers' wave pool, geyser and water cannons.
Lifestyles Peter Lloyd (3 miles)
Lifestyles Peter Lloyd
The centre has:
A twenty five metre four lane swimming pool with baby pool and flume slide
A Fitness Suite (suitable for over eight years)
Four 7-a-side all weather pitches
Four floodlit 7-a-side football pitches
Free car parking
Lifestyles Garston (5 miles)
The centre has:
A five lane 25m swimming pool
A learner pool
A water flume
A Fitness Suite (suitable for over 8 years)
Village changing facilities
A Sports Hall
4 badminton courts
3 floodlit synthetic grass multi-use courts
Car parking for 145 cars
Dunes Splash World (17 miles)
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 (2 miles)
- contains air cannons that can fire soft balls through targets or safely at your friends. There are "splat pads", a "king of the cross" and "rope swings". All this added to the three storey, three lane super slide, "spider webs", "asteroid belts" and forests of biff-bash means there's plenty going on.
Happy Dayz (3 miles)
Classic, bright, soft adventure play, with cafe and seating. Also do parties.
Happy Hours Indoor Play (3 miles)
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 large Baby and Toddler area and 5 level play frame.
Fun4All (5 miles)
Indoor family entertainment centre providing fun indoor soft play facilities for children under the age of 12. We have a full service restaurant offering a tasty choice of healthy food plus facilities to host your child'Âs birthday party. New bear building and Laser parties now available. Regular morning classes and activities for toddlers
Jungle Fun (5 miles)
Jungle Fun provides fun for kids of all ages - from crawlers and toddlers to kids and climbers. There are themed rooms, giant slides and a host of activities designed to educate and stimulate children.
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.
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.
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)
Silly Billys Indoor Playcentre (9 miles)
Zubaru Play and Party Centre (11 miles)
Zubaru Play and Party Centre
An exciting range of the latest soft play equipment on which your little adventurers can run, jump, crawl, slide, climb and biff-bash until their heart's content.
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 and more.
Prendoolys (14 miles)
St Helen's biggest and best childrenÃ¢ÂÂs indoor adventure play area, designed from the ground up to deliver countless hours of family fun!
Giggles Gym (16 miles)
Main play frame, sports area, separate toddler area and a little tykes car zone. They also do some really unique parties!
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. Meal deals, reduced grandparent entry and super saver passes available.
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 miles)
- provides an insight into the fascinating underground world created by Joseph Williamson in the early 19th Century. Take a guided tour through a section of the network of tunnels 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
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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