If you know any other great things to do in Liverpool for kids not listed on DAYoutWITHtheKIDS - please get in contact - so we can add them to the site and share the fun places to go with other children - thanks a lot
Family Days Out near to Liverpool
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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. 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...
St Johns Beacon Viewing Gallery (< 1 mile)
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.
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.
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.
Liverpool War Museum (< 1 mile)
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 (< 1 mile)
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!
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!
Underwater Street (< 1 mile)
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 (< 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.
Museum of Liverpool (< 1 mile)
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 (< 1 mile)
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!
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.
Beatles Story (< 1 mile)
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...
Tate Liverpool (< 1 mile)
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.
Williamson Tunnels (< 1 mile)
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.
The Echo Wheel of Liverpool (< 1 mile)
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!
Haunted Liverpool (1 miles)
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.
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)
Wowballs Liverpool 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.
Play Planet (2 miles)
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.
Spaceport (2 miles)
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!
The Climbing Hangar (2 miles)
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.
Liverpool Football Club Museum and Tour (2 miles)
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.
Everton Stadium Tour (2 miles)
Everton Stadium Tour No tours running presently due to major refurbishment. Open again later this year. Exciting!
Europa Pools (2 miles)
Europa Pools Leisure pool with kiddies' lagoon, two breathtaking water flume rides, the spectacular 'Beach Breakers' wave pool, geyser and water cannons.
AMF Hollywood Bowl Liverpool (2 miles)
AMF Hollywood Bowl Liverpool Kids love bowling, and if they are under 6 they can use a ramp and gutter guards. Great family fun!
Lifestyles Peter Lloyd (3 miles)
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.
Sefton Park (3 miles)
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?
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.
New Palace and Adventureland (3 miles)
New Brighton
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.
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!
Laser Quest Wallasey (3 miles)
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!
Bubbles World of Play (3 miles)
New Brighton
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!
Otterspool Park (4 miles)
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.
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.
Beechley Riding Stables (4 miles)
Beechley Riding Stables BHS approved facility and all weather menage offering lessons for disabled and able bodied riders.
The Madhouse (4 miles)
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.
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!
New Brighton Beach (4 miles)
New Brighton
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 (4 miles)
Wallasey Beach Good for swimming and kitesurfing though pay heed to the restrictions; lighthouse, fort and museum nearby.
Croxteth Park Riding Centre (4 miles)
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.
Jungle Parc (4 miles)
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!
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).
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)
Fun4All Indoor family entertainment centre providing fun indoor soft play facilities for children under the age of 12.
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.
Lifestyles Garston (5 miles)
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.

Thanks for all the great things to do in 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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