Picture House Woolton (5 miles)
Picture House Woolton
Traditional cinema offering children's matinees with a good old fashioned ice cream interval!
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.
Soccerloco (6 miles)
is an indoor football themed activity centre for young people, with football crazy golf, football tennis, football cricket and penalty shootouts.
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.
Brimstage Maze (6 miles)
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.
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.
Barnston Riding Centre (6 miles)
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)
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)
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.
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.
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.
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! With new features, play features and Hire Wire features this is a day and a half!
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!
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?!
Mini Monsters Crazy Golf (8 miles)
Mini Monsters Crazy Golf
With not only 9 holes of crazy golf outside and a multi storey indoor adventure play facility, they also have a large outdoor playground too! Loads to do, plenty to play on, what are you waiting for?!
Acorn Farm (8 miles)
is a farm attraction with lots of animals to see and feed.
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.
Wacky Warehouse Game Bird (8 miles)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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...
Farmer Teds Farm Park (10 miles)
Farmer Teds Farm Park
Large farm geared around children with loads of lovely animals to meet, tractor rides, demonstrations, huge indoor and outdoor adventure areas, pedal go karts, sandpit, climbing frames, and much more! Fun whatever the weather.
Crazy Town (10 miles)
A fun filled play and party centre packed full of classic adventure soft play features spread across their multi storey play frame. Toddler Mornings, term time Friday Discos and parties all available too!
Widnes Superbowl at The Hive (10 miles)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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.
Sector 7 Laser (11 miles)
Sector 7 Laser
Sitting proudly at the top end of the laser tag experience, this is hardcore futuristic battle gaming with 4D special effects and interactive plot line! Absolutely zero contact, it's only hard on the senses, not the physical form!
Catalyst Science Discovery Centre (11 miles)
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!
Blue Planet Aquarium (11 miles)
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)
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)
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!
Happy Hippos Play Centre (11 miles)
Happy Hippos Play Centre
Multi tiered colourful play structure with oodles of fun features and a separate baby toddler area.
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.
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.
Halton Miniature Railway (12 miles)
Halton Miniature Railway
Known throughout the world to all enthusiasts, this track has a gauge of 7 and a quarter inches, and operates a passenger service in the Town Park.
Runcorn Ski Centre (12 miles)
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)
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!
The Jungle (12 miles)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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.
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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