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Family Days Out near to Liverpool
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Picture House Woolton (5 miles)
Liverpool
Picture House Woolton Traditional cinema offering children's matinees with a good old fashioned ice cream interval!
Funtown Liverpool (5 miles)
Liverpool
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.
Soccerloco (6 miles)
Bromborough
Soccerloco is an indoor football themed activity centre for young people, with football crazy golf, football tennis, football cricket and penalty shootouts.
Brimstage Maze (6 miles)
Wirral
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.
Antony Gormleys Another Place (6 miles)
Liverpool
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.
Purple Monster Playcentre (6 miles)
Liverpool
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.
Barnston Riding Centre (6 miles)
Wirral
Barnston Riding Centre BHS approved all weather facility offering lessons from 4 years, scenic hacking, jumping course and pony management days.
Fun Time (6 miles)
Liverpool
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.
Speke Hall (7 miles)
Liverpool
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.
Go Kids Play Centre (7 miles)
Liverpool
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.
Thurstaston Nature Reserve (7 miles)
Wirral
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.
Aerial Extreme Knowsley (7 miles)
Prescot
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!
Knowsley Safari Park (7 miles)
Prescot
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!
Spaceworld Play Centre (7 miles)
Prescot
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)
Neston
Mini Monsters Fun House Children's Indoor play centre for ages 0-9
Acorn Farm (8 miles)
Liverpool
Acorn Farm is a farm attraction with lots of animals to see and feed.
Hilbre Islands (8 miles)
Dee Estuary
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.
Wacky Warehouse Game Bird (8 miles)
St Helens
Wacky Warehouse Game Bird Their patented standard of indoor fun and frolics, attached to a family restaurant. Recently refurbished with more fun features than ever.
Hough Green Park (9 miles)
Widnes
Hough Green Park An attractive Green Flag awarded park with junior and infant playgrounds, an interactive water feature, green space, tennis court and multi-use games area.
Silly Billys Indoor Playcentre (9 miles)
Ellesmere Port
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.
National Waterways Museum (9 miles)
Ellesmere Port
National Waterways Museum in Ellesmere Port brings Britain's canal history back to life. Come and explore the exhibitions in the historic dock complex and experience life aboard our collection of canal and river craft.
Charleys Ceramics (9 miles)
Ellesmere Port
Charleys Ceramics Ceramic painting workshop in a lovely setting by the Manchester ship canal. Painting, pancakes, ice cream, candy floss, popcorn and pick n mix. Bring the family and paint together a range of crafts including ornaments, plates, mugs, teapots and cake stands. Babies' hand and footprints are memories to...
Catalyst Science Discovery Centre (9 miles)
Widnes
Catalyst Science Discovery Centre Where science and technology come alive through a host of interactive exhibits and hands-on displays. Our award winning centre has three galleries to explore including the glass walled rooftop Observatory reached by the scenic glass lift. Science has never been so much fun!
Farmer Teds Farm Park (10 miles)
Ormskirk
Farmer Teds Farm Park Large farm geared around children with tractor rides, demonstrations, huge indoor and outdoor adventure areas, go karts, sandpit and climbing frames.
Crazy Town (10 miles)
Ellesmere Port
Crazy Town is a fun filled play and party centre packed full of classic adventure soft play features spread across their multi storey play frame.
Widnes Superbowl at The Hive (10 miles)
Widnes
Widnes Superbowl at The Hive Leisure Centre, Tenpin Bowling, Children’s Soft Play area “Crazy Club”, Quasar Elite, Sports Bar, Video Arcade, English and American Pool tables.
China Butterfly Craft Centre (10 miles)
Formby
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.
Darkstar Laser (11 miles)
St Helens
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!
Playdays Cafe (11 miles)
St Helens
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.
Silver Blades at The Hive (11 miles)
Widnes
Silver Blades at The Hive Family friendly ice rink within the leisure centre, offering a variety of session types and lessons.
Vue Cinema - Ellesmere Port (11 miles)
Ellesmere Port
Vue Cinema - Ellesmere Port 16 screens, a games room, Baskins and Robbins ice cream and is set near several different restaurants and bars.
Tenpin Cheshire Oaks (11 miles)
Cheshire Oaks
Tenpin Cheshire Oaks is a bowling centre located in the Coliseum Leisure Park. We have 24 modern fully computerised lanes, American Pool tables, Amusement Arcades all catered towards families and kids. There is also the Beach Road Cafe Bar for some delicious meal and snack options as well as Sector 7 Quasar game.
Blue Planet Aquarium (11 miles)
Ellesmere Port
Blue Planet Aquarium Has over 100 living displays in six themed areas showcasing a spectacular variety of life from the deep. Visit our Caribbean Reef display, complete with 230ft underwater tunnel, which houses Europe's largest collection of sharks - including the Jawsome three metre long Sand Tiger Sharks.
Treasure Island Soft Play (11 miles)
St Helens
Treasure Island Soft Play Pirate themed adventure soft play for the under 11s, with dedicated toddler area, pirate ship mainframe and jungle sports court.
Jellybeans Widnes (11 miles)
Widnes
Jellybeans Widnes Features include a huge multi level soft play area, special spooky room, wavy astro slide and super sports ball zone, indoor climbing wall, electric go kart track and crazy golf! Awesome!
Formby Nature Reserve (11 miles)
Formby
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.
Happy Hippos Play Centre (11 miles)
Ormskirk
Happy Hippos Play Centre Multi tiered colourful play structure with oodles of fun features and a separate baby toddler area.
Formby Beach (12 miles)
Southport
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.
Halton Miniature Railway (12 miles)
Runcorn
Halton Miniature Railway Known throughout the world to all enthusiasts, this railway system is staffed by volunteers. It has a track gauge of 7 and a quarter inches, and operates a passenger service in the Town Park.
Runcorn Ski Centre (12 miles)
Runcorn
Runcorn Ski Centre A small outdoor dry ski run, with 90m, 40m, and 30m slopes with 3 lifts servicing, also offering lessons.
Yellow Sub (12 miles)
Liverpool
Yellow Sub Multiple adventure play frames, kids' football arena, a special toddler play area and more.
The Jungle (12 miles)
Skelmersdale
The Jungle Warrington’s award winning indoor play and party centre is now open in Skelmersdale too. Swing, jump, climb and slide through the multi level play areas, take part in the many additional activities on offer, book a wild party and then relax in the 5 star Jungle Express Cafe.
Greenfield Valley Heritage Park (13 miles)
Holywell
Greenfield Valley Heritage Park An attractive collection of original and reconstructed local buildings, which provide a fascinating insight into times past. For younger children there are farm animals, an adventure playground and special children's activities.
Castle Park House and Gardens (13 miles)
Frodsham
Castle Park House and Gardens Attractive historic park with a Green Flag award which, over nine hectares, offers a mixture of formal gardens, wooded areas and lawns, a large play area.
Norton Priory Museum and Gardens (13 miles)
Runcorn
Norton Priory Museum and Gardens A safe and friendly place to explore history and get close to nature! Explore and enjoy as a family - it's a museum, a garden, woodland, a nature haven, an art adventure and a peek into the past all rolled into one!
Phoenix Park (13 miles)
Runcorn
Phoenix Park This Green Flag awarded park offers much to do for all ages including climbing boulders, an under 5s play area and an under 12s activity area plus a skatepark and visitors centre.
Chester Zoo (13 miles)
Chester
Chester Zoo With 110 acres to explore, there are 8000 animals at the award winning Chester Zoo: voted one of the top zoos in the world and the UK's number one charity.
Ainsdale Beach (14 miles)
Ainsdale
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.
Blacon Adventure Playground (14 miles)
Chester
Blacon Adventure Playground Large enclosed site for 8 to 16s includes large adventure play structures, a city farm, environmental play areas and a large indoor play barn. One of many fun family places to visit if you're looking for things to do in Chester with kids.
Pipsqueaks Play Cafe (14 miles)
Wigan
Pipsqueaks Play Cafe - is small but well equipped offering dual level adventure climbing maze with fun features, toddler zone, organised activities and race car area.

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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