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12 days out you can enjoy this Spring across Liverpool


The sun’s out, life is starting to get back to normal and we can’t wait to get out there and start having fun again as a family.

There’s nothing better than packing up the car and heading off for a great day out, and here’s 12 places that’ll perk everyone up no end…

Croxteth Hall and Country Park

If you’re in the mood for exploring, the Country Park which forms the grounds of Croxteth Hall has acres of space to explore the natural habitats of creatures big and small and huge lawns, fields, and woods to make it a fantastic place for outdoor adventures. The children’s play area next to the main Hall is a great place for younger visitors to let off steam or, if you’re looking for a more tranquil experience, a stroll in the wild meadows is a perfect place to wind down. The Hall might be closed for now, along with the Victorian Walled Garden and Home Farm, but there’s still plenty to keep you and the little ‘uns happy for hours.

Visit the Croxteth Hall website here.

Otterspool Adventure

Just off the waterfront, kids can have a fantastic time running, jumping and climbing on the outdoor play area, that’s chocka with timber slides, swings, climbing frames and more. You can test your putting skills on the 12-hole golf course complete with raft ride and rocky tunnel, or channel your inner-Lewis Hamilton on the Racing Rangers jeeps. And there’s tons more to put a smile on your face…did we mention ice cream?!

Visit the Otterspool Adventure website here.

Southport Pleasureland

Strap yourself in and get ready to scream! Pleasureland in Southport is back with all the usual thrills and spills of the family-friendly amusement park. There’s all the rides and attractions we love, plus loads of new green spaces that are perfect for a picnic.

All booking is online and instead of free entry and payment for individual rides, it’s now one price for the whole day.

Visit the Southport Pleasureland website here.

Get splash happy at WWT Centre Martin Mere

You can spend hours exploring Martin Mere’s wetland and spotting its wonderful wildlife, as well as enjoying the canoe safari, pond dipping, and play areas. There’s a one-way system in place around the waterfowl gardens to keep you safe, and all 10 hides, reedbed walk and viewing screens are open, along with the shop and outdoor kiosks for hot and cold takeaway snacks.

For more details, click here.

Have a day out at the seaside in New Brighton

Come rain or shine you’ll always find something to do in New Brighton, from strolling along the Prom, eating fish and chips out of the paper, to watching the waves or being daring enough to have a paddle. New Palace and Adventureland will be open again from May 17, but until then you could take a walk to the lighthouse, hunt for treasure on the Black Pearl pirate ship made entirely of driftwood and definitely treat yourself to a 99 ice cream!

More info here.

Have a safari adventure

We’ve all got tales to tell about a visit to Knowsley because it’s such a great day out, not just with those cheeky baboons, but all the lions, rhino, wildebeest, camels, bison, and more!  There’s also the sea lion displays and play areas to enjoy, as well as the meerkats, giraffe and the tiger trail.

Book tickets here.

Have a roaring time at Chester Zoo

You’re guaranteed a fab day out at Chester, seeing all the amazing animals (there are 35,000 of them!), exploring its 128 acres of fabulous gardens and green spaces, or letting your little monkeys act like little monkeys on the Treetop Challenge obstacle course.

Book tickets here.

Kick off summer with a footie tour

Don’t miss your chance to be one of the first visitors to Anfield Stadium in 2021 when The Anfield Origins Tour returns (from April 16). You can walk in the footsteps of founding father, John Houlding, see where the first dressing room was located, discover the fascinating history of Stanley Park, and more. The new tour will also include access to the manager’s dugout so you can view the pitch from the perspective Jürgen Klopp.

Book tickets here.

Everton FC hasn’t restarted its tours yet, but keep a check on their website to see when they do.

Fun on the farm at Ted’s

Every day is an adventure at Farmer Ted’s Adventure Farm in Ormskirk – and you can once again book to see loads of animals and meet mini beasts too. You can watch the Shaun the Sheep Show, test your navigational skills in the two mazes, have fun in the play areas, learn something new about farm life in the Education Shed and rev it up on the go-karts. And if that doesn’t keep you and yours entertained for the whole day, nothing will.

Visit the Farmer Ted’s website here.

Pick a park

If you want to go somewhere for a picnic, take a chilled out walk or find some green space for a family game of hide and seek or rounders, then there’s no shortage in Liverpool.

Try Calderstones, a stunning 94-acre family park in South Liverpool boasting woodland, a lake, and beautiful Japanese and old English gardens, or Greenbank Park in Mossley Hill with its lovely lake – and, now, the fab Watering Can café. Sefton Park has the beautiful boating lake, Eros and Peter Pan statues and, of course, the Victorian Palm House, and Stanley Park, home of the Isla Gladstone Conservatory, is famous for its rose gardens and wildlife and it has a great playground.

Speke Hall, Garden and Estate

The opening times might currently be limited from Wednesday-Sunday, 10.30am-5pm – but the fun at this incredible Tudor estate isn’t. You can go wild in the woodland play area, explore the giant Childe of Hail Trail or have a wander through the beautiful gardens – spring signals the blossoming of thousands of bluebells. The Hall is closed for now but there’s still loads to do.

Book tickets here.

Formby Red Squirrel Walk

This never ceases to be a family favourite, getting out into the beautiful woodlands surrounding Formby, home to the rare native red squirrel. You’re close to the beach so you can build a sandcastle or go for a paddle, and there’s loads of walks through crops fields to learn how the humble asparagus shaped Formby as it is today as well as trails which explore its prehistoric past.

More info here.

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