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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

Sportsman Inn and Leisure

  • Halifax
  • Outdoor
  • Skiing and Snowboarding

Cheaper than St Moritz and closer than Switzerland, their slope at Sportsman Inn and Leisure is covered in a highly advanced material called Snowflex...

PB's Play Village

  • Halifax
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

If your kids (0-6 years) love role play, you should definitely visit PB's Play Village in Halifax. This lovely family-run play centre has 13 differen...

The Haworth Spy Mission Trail

  • Haworth
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Beyond the cobbled streets and manicured lawns, a mystery is brewing in Haworth… Are you and your mini master detectives ready to expose the truth? E...

Wacky Warehouse The Two Henrys

  • Shrewsbury
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Multi-level play frame plus family-friendly dining, or simply great fun and great food - this is what you get at the Wacky Warehouse - The Two Henrys...

Greenhead Park

  • Huddersfield
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Greenhead Park is a Green Flag award winning park close to Huddersfield Town Centre that has been open since 1884 and is still a popular place to get...

Fizzy Lizard

  • Huddersfield
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

THe aptly named Fizzy Lizard is split into two areas for age appropriateness, the Junior section which has fun features like a double bumpy slide wit...

Huddersfield Climbing Centre

  • Huddersfield
  • Indoor
  • Activity Centres

Get Climbing! Huddersfield Climbing Centre is Yorkshire's most exciting climbing attraction! Part of the brand new Huddersfield Leisure Centre in Spr...

Huddersfield Leisure Centre Splash Park

  • Huddersfield
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

For a splashtastic day out, look no further than Huddersfield Leisure Centre Splash Park. Whether sliding or swimming, there’s plenty to keep little...



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Dare 2 Air

  • Huddersfield
  • Indoor
  • Trampoline Parks

Ready for some inflatable fun? Dare 2 Air is a huge inflatable theme park (the size of a full sports hall!) with 8 different zones which offer heaps...

Shibden Hall5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Halifax
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Stately Homes and Gardens

At Shibden Hall discover a gem that is soon to have its very own BBC and HBO Drama. Created by Sally Wainwright, ‘Gentleman Jack’, will be filmed in...

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...

Churnet Valley Railway

  • Froghall
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

The Churnet Valley Railway takes you on a journey back to the classic days of railway travel on a lovely rural line that passes right through beautif...

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...

Castle Hill and Victoria Tower

  • Huddersfield
  • Outdoor
  • Landmarks

Perfect weather for a walk? Pack up your picnic bags, load the kids into the car and head out to Castle Hill. The climb is a bit steep but the views...

The Custom House

  • Barrow in Furness
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

The Custom House is a multi-facility grade II listed building housing PlayZone soft play and LazerZone... lots of fun for all the family. PlayZone's...

The Park Leisure Centre

  • Barrow in Furness
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

Amongst the many delights of The Park Leisure Centre is the water-park, featuring a freeform swimming pool kept at a kid friendly 29c. The Main Pool...

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...

AMF Bowling Shrewsbury

  • Shrewsbury
  • Indoor
  • Ten Pin Bowling Alleys

Bowling is already a classic activity, so why not bring back all the greats with Pacman, slot machines and more, all at AMF Bowling Shrewsbury? NB. S...

LaserZone Huddersfield

  • Huddersfield
  • Indoor
  • Laser Tag

Lock, load and laser! The gun slinging, high-octane adventure has arrived in Huddersfield at LazerZone. It’s one of the largest lasertag centres in t...

Jump In Trampoline Parks Shrewsbury

  • Shrewsbury
  • Indoor
  • Trampoline Parks

How high do they dare to go? The sky's the limit for your little fidgets at Jump in Trampoline Parks Shrewsbury with tonnes of tricky challenges and...

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