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

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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Liverpool

From football to The Beatles, the list of cool and unique things to do in Liverpool will make any family day out special! 

Introduce your little ones to classic British music and experience the excitement of the famous Cavern Club, or take tour of The Beatles Story and walk in the footsteps of the Iconic Four. 

Keep the music going and head to the Liverpool Football Club Museum and Tour to learn about the history of your favorite football club. Walk out through the tunnel into the ground and hear the anthem playing in your ear as you imagine yourself getting ready for the game of your life. Your little Reds fans will remember this moment forever. 

One of the top family attractions in Liverpool is Mattel Play! - featuring over 13,000 sq. ft of themed play areas, it’s home to Bob the Builder, Fireman Sam and Thomas The Tank Engine. Sounds epic, doesn’t it?

The best view of a city is often from the water, so save time to board the iconic Mersey Ferry River Explorer Cruise and enjoy a 50-minute ride through the Mersey’s history, allowing the history, views and bracing sea air to wash over you.

If you feel like reconnecting with nature, away from the hustle and bustle of the big city, spend a day amongst adorable farm animals at Acorn Farm or Croxteth Hall and County Park.

For more Liverpool days out inspiration, check out what Kirstie, one of  our trusted explorers, has listed as her favourite things to do in Liverpool with kids.

 

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Indoor soft play frame at Come Into Play in Stone

Come Into Play

  • Stone
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Come Into Play is an indoor adventure play area bringing the out doors indoors. Unlike many indoor play centres, Come Into Play is not a soft play en...

Soft play area at The Fun Factory Huddersfield

The Fun Factory Huddersfield

  • Huddersfield
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

The Fun Factory has a play structure for children to climb and explore, toys and games, a bouncy castle and smaller climbing structures for the young...

Quarry explorer truck at Llechwedd Slate Caverns in Blaenau Ffestiniog

The Slate Caverns

  • Blaenau Ffestiniog
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Caves and Mines

Generations of families have had their lives defined by the mining industry. A t Llechwedd Deep Mine, you have a chance to interact with their storie...

Indoor soft play frame and cafe area at Woodlands Play Gym in Meltham

Woodlands Play Gym

  • Meltham
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Woodlands Play Gym has been specifically designed to cater for smalls up to 6 years old. There is a good range of equipment such as baby and toddler...

Tunnel at Blue-John Cavern and Mine in Castleton

Blue-John Cavern and Mine

  • Castleton
  • Indoor
  • Caves and Mines

The Blue John Cavern is steeped in history and old mining equipment is on view inside the cavern. Guided tours are conducted through the cave system...

Outside view of Colne Valley Museum in Huddersfield

Colne Valley Museum

  • Huddersfield
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Colne Valley Museum is an 1850s revival exhibit and features a recreated period kitchen and other historical elements that add great atmosphere to th...

Kinder, Edale and the Dark Peak

Kinder, Edale and the Dark Peak

  • Edale
  • Outdoor
  • National Parks

Looking for an adventure to remember? Then head over to Kinder, Edale and the Dark Peak, where you and your brood will get the chance to explore the...

Cafe area at The Play Centre in Bangor

The Play Centre

  • Bangor
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

At The Play Centre parents can relax in their comfy zones with complimentary newspapers and magazines and from an extensive menu whilst the children...

Racoon at Gentleshaw Wildlife Centre in Eccleshall

Gentleshaw Wildlife Centre

  • Eccleshall
  • Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Step into the exotic at Gentleshaw Wildlife Centre. This animal rescue centre is a registered charity that offers sanctuary to exotic animals and bir...

Kids in ball pit at Little Rascals Play Centre in Shrewsbury

Little Rascals Play Centre

  • Shrewsbury
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Bring the kids down to Little Rascals Play Centre to explore the play wonderland at the most exciting indoor soft play centre for kids! Let the littl...

Someone taking a photo of a girl at Shaun the Sheep Farmageddon Glow Trail

Haughmond Hill

  • Shrewsbury
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

There’s no better way to relax and shed off the daily stress than fresh air and a day out in nature! Get away from the big city and visit Haughmond H...

Cave wall in Treak Cliff Cavern in Castleton

Treak Cliff Cavern5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Castleton
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Caves and Mines

Treak Cliff Cavern in an underground wonderland of stalactites, stalagmites, rocks, minerals and fossils. Home to Blue John Stone, a rare form of Flu...

People on canal boat at Speedwell Cavern in Castleton

Speedwell Cavern5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Castleton
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Caves and Mines

Speedwell Cavern takes you on an incredible underground journey by boat. Enter the inner world of the underground cave system in the heart of the Pea...

Diving boards at The Quarry Swimming and Fitness Centre in Shrewsbury

The Quarry Swimming and Fitness Centre

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

The Quarry's main leisure pool is one of the biggest in the county at a whopping 33m long! Within those broad shores it has 6 lanes, 3 diving boards,...

Boys on Mystery Treasure Trail

The Shrewsbury Mystery Treasure Trail

  • Shrewsbury
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

A great way of getting out and about exploring. The Shrewsbury self-guided Mystery themed Treasure Trail is perfect for kids aged 6 to 86! As you fol...

Thornton Hall Farm Country Park

Thornton Hall Farm Country Park

  • Skipton
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Thornton Hall Farm Country Park is a ‘traditional’ working farm that offers plenty of opportunities to interact with animals! Meet friendly llamas, l...

Kids in wildlife and insect trails at Shorpshire Wildlife Trust in Shrewsbury

Shropshire Wildlife Trust

  • Shrewsbury
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

The Shropshire Wildlife Trust's aim is to give all children opportunities to enjoy being outside and discovering wildlife. There are  two kids' play...

A family taking part in a Hunt Fun trail

Hunt Fun Barrow in Furness

  • Barrow in Furness
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

Sniff out clues and join the hunt for treasure, on the Hunt Fun Barrow in Furness trail. It’s a great way to get the whole gang working together. Thi...

Owl at SMJ Falconry in Oxenhope

SMJ Falconry

  • Oxenhope
  • Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

SMJ Falconry is home to over 60 birds of prey, making it the perfect attraction for bird enthusiasts. Owls, falcons, hawks and kites are just a few o...

Girl at The Dock Museum in Barrow in Furness

The Dock Museum4 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Barrow in Furness
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Barrow in Furness grew from a tiny 19th Century hamlet to the biggest iron and steel centre in the world in just 40 years. Built in an historic gravi...

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