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

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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Southport

Looking for quintessentially British family day out in the beautiful Merseyside? Try some of these fun things to do in Southport - your kids will love it! 

If a water day out is what you’re after, Southport is sure to deliver. With lots of family-friendly beaches close to town, including Ainsdale Beach or Lytham St Annes, it’s perfect for those nice summer days. Don’t let the weather stop you though! If it’s raining, dive into the indoor water fun at Dunes Splash World. It’s one of the best indoor water parks in the UK

 

Love a bit of a thrill? Dust off the sand from between your toes and step right onto the theme park fun at Southport Pleasureland - it’s right on the beach too! Have a go on a go-kart, win a prize at one of the stalls and make sure to eat your ice cream before it melts. Classic, right?

 

For the train lovers out there, there are some great places to visit in Southport, including Lakeside Miniature Railway and Model Railway Village. There you’ll find big fun for mini explorers! 

 

Fancy a day trip from Southport? Find out what are the top 10 days out in the North West according to mum of 3 Karen, and discover more cool things to do in the region.

 

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Model village and town at Model Railway Village in Southport

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...

Families on train at Lakeside Miniature Railway in Southport

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...

Water play area at Dunes Splash World in Southport

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...

Merry go round at Southport Pleasureland

Southport Pleasureland5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • 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...

Vue cinema screen. Source: PinkNews

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...

Tenpin Southport

Tenpin Southport

  • Southport
  • Indoor
  • Ten Pin Bowling Alleys

The game of ten pin bowling has been a favourite for all ages for many years and with good reason! A truly sociable game that literally anyone can pl...

Reception desk at Playtown Southport

Playtown Southport4 out of 5 starstotal reviews(5)

  • Southport
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Playtown is the biggest play centre in Southport catering for children from 0 to 12 years. They have an exciting large play frame including a drop sl...

Map and booklet for The Southport Treasure Trail

The Southport Treasure Trail

  • Southport
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Can you and the kids find the answers to the clues which will solve the Southport self guided Treasure Hunt themed Treasure Trail? As you follow the...

Lake at Hesketh Park in Southport

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...

Flowers at Churchtown Botanic Gardens in Southport

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...

Sunset at Ainsdale Beach

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...

Cows at Windmill Animal Farm in Burscough

Windmill Animal Farm

  • Burscough
  • Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

There is lots of fun for the little ones down at Windmill Animal Farm. Experience the running of an everyday farm, ride pedal tractors and roller rac...

Kids playing FootGolf at Formby FootGolf Centre

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...

Boy feeding goose at WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre in Burscough

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 ducklings to migrating swans - you’...

Lytham St Annes Beach and pier

Lytham St Annes Beach

  • Lytham St Annes
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

This rural Lancashire coastal gem is home to the beautiful Lytham St Anne’s Beach. A sandy beach that’s home to donkey rides, a Victorian pier and ch...

A family looking at a treasure trails map

Blackpool Mystery Treasure Trail

  • Blackpool
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Two heads are always better than one, so get the whole gang together for a fact-finding mission on the Blackpool Mystery Treasure Trail. The best way...

Red squirrel at Formby Nature Reserve

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...

Painted pottery at China Butterfly Craft Centre in Formby

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...

View of Formby Beach

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...

Families playing at Park View 4U Playing Fields in Lytham St Annes

Park View 4U Playing Fields

  • Lytham St Annes
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Park View 4U Playing Fields are situated a few hundred yards inland from Lytham's famous Windmill. If you visit the park in the evenings and at weeke...

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