Best Things To Do & Days Out In Formby, Merseyside

Here at Day Out With The Kids we've found 728 fun things to do in Formby for you and the family to discover, including indoor and soft play areas, tourist attractions and museums and art galleries. What's more, the weather shouldn't be a problem – 519 of the attractions are indoors. Finding the right Formby 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 Formby 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!

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Formby FootGolf Centre

  • Formby
  • Outdoor
  • Crazy Golf

Try your hand (or foot if you like) at the UK’s latest sport trend - footgolf at the Formby FootGolf Centre. Challenge the whole family at 9 or 18 ho...

China Butterfly Craft Centre

  • Formby
  • Indoor
  • Pottery Centres and Ceramic Cafes

China Butterfly Craft Centre is the ideal place to chill out and try some new crafts. There is a wide variety of activities available which are perfe...

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...

Formby Beach

  • Formby
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Escape the boring everyday with an action-packed day of exploring at Formby Beach near Liverpool! This spacious beach has a rather rural feel. It's s...

Ainsdale Beach

  • Ainsdale
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Boasting the oldest iron built pier in Britain, the sandy, dune backed beach of Ainsdale is considered the main bathing beach of Southport. Land base...

Farmer Teds Farm Park

  • Ormskirk
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Farmer Ted is always happy to have visitors over at Farmer Teds Farm Park, come rain or shine! Meet and stroke guinea pigs in Guinea Pig Village. If...

WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre

  • Burscough
  • Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Fancy an escape to nature? Enjoy a great family day out in the wild at WWT Martin Mere any time of the year! From getting close to the wetland wildli...

Speckled Frogs Play Centre

  • Liverpool
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Speckled Frogs Play Centre is a great all weather option offering a vast multi level adventure play frame bursting at the seams with all the fun clas...

Antony Gormleys Another Place

  • Liverpool
  • Outdoor
  • Landmarks

Antony Gormleys Another Place gives you a scenic walk with a different. Definitely something to tell your friends about, artwork by the creator of th...

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...

The Fun Factor

  • Liverpool
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

The Fun Factor The baby zone comprises movable shapes, infant puzzles, baby rockers and simple games, plus interactive panels and squashy building bl...

Crosby Beach

  • Crosby
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Go to a different kind of beach this time! Enjoy sandy shores and thought-provoking art at the same time at Crosby Beach. This wide beach surrounded...

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...

ODEON Liverpool Switch Island

  • Liverpool
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

Films can take you anywhere, even back in time or to the furthest reaches of the galaxy! Explore the world and beyond at ODEON Liverpool Switch Islan...

Dunes Splash World

  • Southport
  • Indoor
  • Water Parks

At Dunes Splash World step into a balmy 84 degrees and enjoy a tropical poolside experience. This indoor all weather water park has a range of flumes...

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  • Southport
  • Outdoor
  • Theme Parks and Funfairs

Southport Pleasureland is a fantastic family orientated theme park situated right on the golden beaches of this gorgeous fun filled seaside town. The...

Lakeside Miniature Railway

  • Southport
  • Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Lakeside Miniature Railway runs alongside the Marine Lake on the Southport sea front that is open every weekend from Easter, and then daily between J...

Rampworx Skatepark

  • Liverpool
  • Indoor
  • Ice Skating and Rollerskating

Rampworx is a really friendly indoor skateboarding and BMX facility which welcomes the experienced and total noobs alike, with coaching classes avail...

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...

Vue Southport

  • Southport
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

Who doesn't love a good film? Jump into movie magic at Vue Southport, where you’ll find all your favourites, from exciting action films to hilarious...

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