Thurstaston Nature Reserve (< 1 mile)
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.
Hilbre Islands (1 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.
Rascalz Soft Play Centre (2 miles)
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!
Barnston Riding Centre (2 miles)
Barnston Riding Centre
BHS approved all weather facility offering lessons from 4 years, scenic hacking, jumping course and pony management days.
Tam O'Shanter Urban Farm (3 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.
Brimstage Maze (4 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.
Mini Monsters Fun House (4 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 (4 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?!
Europa Pools (4 miles)
Leisure pool with kiddies' lagoon, two breathtaking water flume rides, the spectacular 'Beach Breakers' wave pool, geyser and water cannons.
Wallasey Beach (5 miles)
Good for swimming and kitesurfing though pay heed to the restrictions; lighthouse, fort and museum nearby.
The Madhouse (5 miles)
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.
Spaceport (5 miles)
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!
Play Planet (5 miles)
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.
New Brighton Beach (5 miles)
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.
Port Sunlight Museum (5 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!
Tate Liverpool (6 miles)
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.
Museum of Liverpool (6 miles)
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.
Bubbles World of Play (6 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 huge Baby and Toddler area and a 5 level play frame!
Merseyside Maritime Museum (6 miles)
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!
Underwater Street (6 miles)
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.
Beatles Story (6 miles)
- 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...
The Echo Wheel of Liverpool (6 miles)
The Echo Wheel of Liverpool
This temporary treasure includes 42 fully enclosed and air-conditioned capsules and offers riders spectacular panoramic views of the city. Not a full day out but a memorable stop if you're in the area.
Big Apple Bowl and Laser Quest (6 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 (6 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!
International Slavery Museum (6 miles)
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.
Queensway Tunnel Tour (6 miles)
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!
Magical Mystery Tour (6 miles)
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 (6 miles)
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.
New Palace and Adventureland (6 miles)
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.
Wowballs Liverpool (6 miles)
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.
Liverpool War Museum (6 miles)
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.
St Johns Beacon Viewing Gallery (6 miles)
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.
Mersey Ferry River Explorer Cruise (6 miles)
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.
Awesome Walls Climbing Liverpool (7 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.
World Museum Liverpool (7 miles)
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...
Fun4All (7 miles)
Indoor family entertainment centre providing fun indoor soft play facilities for children under the age of 12.
The Bowl Bromborough (7 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.
Walker Art Gallery (7 miles)
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!
Haunted Liverpool (7 miles)
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.
Greenfield Valley Heritage Park (7 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.
Soccerloco (7 miles)
is an indoor football themed activity centre for young people, with football crazy golf, football tennis, football cricket and penalty shootouts.
Victoria Gallery and Museum (7 miles)
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.
Curious About Liverpool (7 miles)
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.
Williamson Tunnels (7 miles)
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.
Sefton Park (8 miles)
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.
Otterspool Park (8 miles)
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.
Liverpool Football Club Museum and Tour (8 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 (8 miles)
Everton Stadium Tour
No tours running presently due to major refurbishment. Open again later this year. Exciting!
DangerPoint (8 miles)
Become a Danger Detective, seek out the dangers and collect the clues to complete the DangerQuest. Meet, and talk to, K-os the Alien and learn about staying safe in a fun way!
Antony Gormleys Another Place (8 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.
Thanks for all the great things to do in Wirral 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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