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10 family-friendly days out that won’t break the bank this January in Liverpool


It’s weekend on in Liverpool but what can you get up to with the family that won’t cost you a fortune?

We know the feeling, you’ve spent all of your wages on Christmas and the next pay day is still a life time away! But that doesn’t mean you have to sit in with the kids on their iPads all weekend.

There are tonnes of days out and family activities you can do that won’t break the bank, some of them are even FREE!


WWT Martin Mere, Burscough

How about a change of scenery and a whole load of incredible wildlife. WWT Martin Mere is just a 40 minute drive from Liverpool and has over 800 acres of beautiful wetland for you to explore and hundreds of different species of birds to find.

There’s a 10% off offer when you book online and it’s just £12.87 per person or £33.57 per family (2 adults, 2 kids)

Book your visit and claim the offer here.

Velocity Trampoline Park, Widnes

Did you know you or the kids can jump through the whole month of January for just £25 – you get one hour bounce time, every single day at Velocity Trampoline Park in Widnes! If that’s a bit too much for your stomach then book now for the 2 hour session which is still great value at just £10.

More info and bookings can be made here.

National Museums Liverpool - FREE

We have seven venues under the National Museums Liverpool umbrella in our city. World Museum, Museum of Liverpool, Walker Art Gallery, Sudley House, Maritime Museum, International Slavery Museum and the Lady Lever Art Gallery. And guess what, they are ALL free to visit and all open from 10am Saturday and Sunday.

Check out what’s on and plan your visit here.

Tam O'Shanter Farm, Wirral - FREE

Situated on Bidston Hill on the Wirral, the Tam O’Shanter historic cottage and free urban farm is run by a charitable trust which provides an enjoyable and educational experience for kids and adults alike with all of your fave farm animals to keep you company.

Get more info here, it’s open all weekend 9.30am-4.30pm.


Gruffalo Trail - Delamere Forest - FREE

Try the fun, navigational challenge at Delamere Forest using a simple map to find twelve Gruffalo markers hidden in the deep, dark wood.

If you’re feeling competitive, choose to run, walk (or skip!) the course against the clock.

Before you begin the trail, pick up a Gruffalo orienteering leaflet with a certificate and map for just £1.50. There is a charge for parking on site.

Find out how to get there here.

Croxteth Country Park, Farm and Hall

Croxteth Hall and Country Park is home to a beautiful 500 acre nature reserve, the stunning Croxteth Historic Hall, a walled garden and Croxteth Home Farm. Throughout January one child goes free with each adult to the farm. That’s just £3.50 for an adult and child this weekend! Oink Oink!

Follow Croxteth Hall and Country Park on Facebook for more.

Knowsley Safari - £20 per car

For just £20 per car this weekend and throughout January you can take a trip on the wild side at Knowsley Safari. The 5-mile safari drive will will bring you up close and personal with some of the world’s most beautiful creatures including African lions, white rhinos and of course, the baboons.

Book online here to claim the offer.

Otterspool Adventure

Otterspool Adventure offers a full, fun day out and a great way to let the kids burn off some energy, and the good thing is, it won’t break the bank in the process.

From the adventure course to the bouncing pillow, there’s lots for the youngsters to get stuck into while you enjoy a brew in the cafe.

Book your tickets here.




ArCains, Cains Brewery Village

Liverpool’s newest arcade bar is now open at Cains Brewery Village. Kids can get access during weekends too, until 9pm, and kids under 5 go free. So show off your Mario Kart skills and take on the world’s biggest Pac Man with unlimited gaming for £16 per adult all weekend long.


Mattel Play, Albert Dock

Based at the iconic Albert Dock and featuring three fully themed interactive play zones where your child’s creativity brings the worlds of Thomas & Friends™, Fireman Sam™ and Bob the Builder™ to life, along with cafe, shop and interactive photo experience.

At the moment it costs just £10 for one child and one adult.

Book your tickets here.

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