20 Best Things To Do In Merseyside Near Me | Day Out With The Kids

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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Merseyside

Here at Day Out With The Kids we've found 790 fun things to do in Merseyside for you and the family to discover. Popular towns and places to go include Liverpool, Prescot and Southport. What's more, the weather shouldn't be a problem – 573 of the attractions are indoors. Finding the right Merseyside day out for your family is easy – simply explore the links below or use the filters at the top of the page to plan your next adventure.

Want to know what to do with the nature lovers in your family? Walk on the wild side and visit our Animals listings for zoos, safari parks and wildlife parks. Or are you looking for nearby places to visit in Merseyside with a culture vulture? We've picked the best children's museums, discovery centres and historic locations in the Sightseeing section.

If you're after a big day out during the school holidays, we can tell you where the nearest theme park, water park or ski slope is. For quieter days near home in term time, we can help you find the best soft play, leisure centre or pottery cafe.

For teachers planning the next class trip, many places are educational and suitable for all ages, from babies and toddlers to teens. Never be stuck for what to do with the kids again!

Find your perfect day out

Kids on Murder Mystery Treasure Tail

The Liverpool Mystery Treasure Trail

  • Liverpool
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

A crack team of scouse sleuths have been on the case of murder most foul, but with no suspects in sight, they can’t just ‘Let it be’! Will you help t...

Blue Planet Aquarium

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  • Ellesmere Port
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Aquariums

Grab your band of ocean explorers for a daring expedition at Blue Planet Aquarium. Dive above and below the waves and see what you can see... in the...

Mersey Ferry Explorer Cruise

Mersey Ferry Explorer Cruise

  • Liverpool
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

All aboard the Mersey Ferry River Explorer Cruise! Enjoy a 50 minute cruise, take in the iconic views of Liverpool's waterfront and learn all about L...

A family looking around a corner at an Escape Hunt room

Escape Hunt Liverpool

  • Liverpool
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Time for a family escape! Gather your puzzle-solving team and try to beat the clock at one of the family-friendly escape rooms at Escape Hunt Liverpo...

Kids in the swimming pool at Lifestyles Peter Lloyd in Liverpool

Lifestyles Peter Lloyd

  • Liverpool
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

Lifestyles Peter Lloyd is a sports centre with a swimming pool that is suitable for all ages and abilities. We also have a lot of coaching sessions i...

Rider and horse on course at Croxteth Park Riding Centre in Liverpool

Croxteth Park Riding Centre

  • Liverpool
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Horse Riding and Stables

BHS approved Croxteth Park Riding Centre offer a variety of well mannered mounts for lessons, which are available from 5 years upwards in door school...

Boy on low rope course at Jungle Parc Liverpool

Jungle Parc Liverpool

  • Liverpool
  • Outdoor
  • High Ropes Courses

Jungle Parc is a high wire forest adventure which has two difference courses where visitors can trek, swing and climb through the trees on over 45 di...

Highland Cows at Croxteth Hall and Country Park in Liverpool

Croxteth Hall and County Park

  • Liverpool
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Children and adults will enjoy the sights and sounds of country life at the Croxteth Hall and County Park! Get close to all the animals (cows, pigs,...

Cinema screen at Showcase Cinema

Showcase Cinema de Lux Liverpool

  • Liverpool
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

Discover loads of family friendly films at Showcase Cinema de Lux Liverpool, where there's an impressive 12 screens showing all those blockbusters th...

Family bowling at AMF Hollywood Bowl Liverpool

Hollywood Bowl Liverpool

  • Liverpool
  • Indoor
  • Ten Pin Bowling Alleys

Bond with the kids over a friendly bowling match at Hollywood Bowl Liverpool. Even the youngest players are welcome, as long as they have the desire...

Face painting station and slide at Kidz Fantasy Land in Liverpool

Kidz Fantasy Land

  • Liverpool
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Kidz Fantasy Land is exactly what it sounds like: a world of fun for kids of all ages. Loads of different activities are on offer including a soft pl...

Liverpool Football Club Museum and Tour

Liverpool Football Club Museum and Tour

  • Liverpool
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Sports Stadiums

Walk on, walk on, with hope in your heart! Liverpool Football Club Museum and Tour is a must for any Reds fan, and a great way to learn all about you...

Imagine That Underwater Street - Toddler on a Zebra Crossing

Imagine That! Science and Discovery Centre

  • Liverpool
  • Indoor
  • Activity Centres

It’s not as wet as you might think down at Imagine That! Science and Discovery Centre . This discovery centre for children is full of activity and am...

Football stadium at Everton Stadium Tour in Liverpool

Everton Stadium Tour

  • Liverpool
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Sports Stadiums

Have you ever wondered just what goes on behind the scenes at Goodison Park? You don't have to support Everton specifically (although it'd be nice!)...

Walking trail at Court Hey Park in Liverpool

Court Hey Park

  • Liverpool
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Court Hey Park Court Hey Park is popular with local walkers and families who can access the bowling green and cricket wicket (both with active local...

Geese at Rice Lane City Farm in Walton

Rice Lane City Farm

  • Walton
  • Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Enjoy a whole 24 acres of countryside at Rice Lane City Farm. Learn all about animal husbandry, farm skills and crafts at this unique farming experie...

Outside view of Williamson Tunnels in Liverpool

Williamson Tunnels Heritage Centre

  • Liverpool
  • Indoor
  • Caves and Mines

Is there anything more exciting for a kid than exploring a cave? The Williamson Tunnels Heritage Centre provides a walk through insight into the fasc...

Outside view of Victoria Gallery and Museum in Liverpool

Victoria Gallery and Museum

  • Liverpool
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The Victoria Gallery and Museum is a family friendly day out offering 'I Spy' trails around the building and interactive exhibits. Dress up as a Vict...

Indoor soft play frame at Fun Time in Liverpool

Fun Time

  • Liverpool
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Fun Time Liverpool is a bright and spacious classic adventure soft play experience, with all of the fun contemporary features one expects from the ge...

Girl climbing at The Climbing Hangar in Liverpool

The Climbing Hangar

  • Liverpool
  • Indoor
  • Climbing

The Climbing Hangar is a fantastic venue for fun filled adventure which gets the whole family involved! For the little ones… The Little Hangar kids'...

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