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Best Parks and Playgrounds In Merseyside

We've rounded up the best parks and playgrounds in Merseyside in our quest to discover brilliant family attractions and places to visit near you. There are 84 Merseyside parks and playgrounds to pick from. Find the perfect places to go with your kids and get out on your next adventure!

All the parks and playgrounds we list are rated according to the ages they are suitable for, facilities and whether they are suitable for rainy days or best when the sun is shining.

Many of the places we list are historic or educational in nature and would be suitable for class trips or as ways to keep the learning up whilst having fun over the school holidays.

Find your perfect day out

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,...

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...

Sefton Park

  • Liverpool
  • Outdoor
  • National Parks

Sefton Park has a good size children's play area which features swings, a decent slide, cool climbing frames, a round about, spring mobile ride on an...

Otterspool Park1 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Liverpool
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Otterspool Park is a lovely and relaxing spot to chill out and have a picnic and take in the views of the parkland and across the Mersey towards Wale...

Otterspool Adventure Centre

  • Liverpool
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Located on the beautiful South Liverpool Otterspool Promenade, Otterspool Adventure is a great-value-for-money attraction where your kids can enjoy u...

Speke Hall

  • Liverpool
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

A stunning Tudor mansion house built by the prominent 16th century Norris family became the comfortable Victorian home of the Watts. Find out how! Sp...

Hough Green Park

  • Widnes
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Hough Green Park in Widnes is an attractive and accessible Green Flag awarded park with junior and infant playgrounds, a large open area, tennis cour...

Brimstage Maze

  • Wirral
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Brimstage Maze is a place you can truly get lost in! Maizy’s Maze is a ‘growing puzzle’ that’s waiting to see if you can solve it! Enter the seven fe...



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Thurstaston Nature Reserve

  • Wirral
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Thurstaston Common Nature Reserve has almost 250 acres to explore, filled with a fantastic variety of habitats that is home to plenty of wildlife. It...

Formby Nature Reserve

  • Formby
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Head on outdoors with the whole family and visit Formby Beach and Nature Reserve. With towering sand dunes and peaceful pinewoods lining the way, thi...

Phoenix Park Runcorn

  • Runcorn
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Phoenix Park is a Green Flag awarded public space, free to use, which which offers much to do for all ages... For active kids there is a climbing bou...

Castle Park House and Gardens5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Frodsham
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Castle Park House and Gardens in Frodsham is an attractive historic park with 9 hectares of Green Flag awarded grounds offering a mixture of formal g...

Blacon Adventure Playground

  • Chester
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Let your child’s imagination run wild at this unique playground and farming experience. At the Blacon Adventure Playground City Farm children are inv...

Model Railway Village

  • Southport
  • Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Since 1996 Southport Model Railway village has been attracting model train enthusiasts from all over the world. This spectacular Model Village consis...

Hesketh Park4 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Southport
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Hesketh Park is only a short walk away from Southport city centre, has had over £3 million pounds spent on it and it is free to visit, brilliant. Eve...

Haigh Woodland Park

  • Wigan
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Taking its name from the Anglo Saxon era, Haigh Woodland Park is anything but ancient with high ropes courses, crazy golf and professional pigs! Dare...

Churchtown Botanic Gardens5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Southport
  • Outdoor
  • Stately Homes and Gardens

Churchtown Botanic Gardens These Gardens, located in scenic little Churchtown, have regulalry achieved a Green Flag Award for its excellence as a par...

Apple Jack's Adventure Farm

  • Warrington
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Apple Jack is a generous fella and always up for laugh, so expect zip wires, quad karts, bouncy castles and loads more fun at Apple Jack's Adventure...

Sandy Lane Aqua Park

  • Chester
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Outdoor water play in the summer months equals hours of fun and very happy children! What’s more, a free space like Sandy Lane Aqua Park makes parent...

Delamere Forest

  • Delamere
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Looking for a fun idea for your next family outing? Why don’t you venture into the heart of nature with a trip to Delamere forest. The selection of e...

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