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14 attractions in and around Liverpool you can book tickets for right now


It’s not just the season, we are all about to spring into action as loads of our favourite fun places get ready to re-open from April 12.

We can’t wait to get back out there and catch up on all the great times we’ve missed over the last year. 

So, if you want something to look forward to, here’s what you can book for now – or soon – to get those dates filling up in your diary…

Pleasureland Southport 

Pleasureland in Southport is getting ready to re-open on April 12 promising all the usual thrills and spills of the family-friendly amusement park.

So get ready to channel your inner racer on the dodgems, scare yourself silly on the Ghost Train or make a splash on the Log Flume, and more.

All booking is online and instead of free entry and payment for individual rides, it’s one price for the whole day. Wristbands are now £19.50 for weekdays and £24.50 for weekends and you can go on as many rides as many times as you want (it’s £8 for non-riders). 

More info here.

Make a splash at WWT Centre Martin Mere

Martin Mere will re-open on April 12 and you will be able to book online from April 5 to enjoy 800 acres of wetland paradise and say hello to its wonderful wildlife.

Most of the usual activities like the canoe safari, pond dipping, and play areas will be back, and there’s a one-way system in place around the waterfowl gardens to help you enjoy the wildlife AND keep you safe. 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 go to the website here.

Treasure Hunt Liverpool

The city-based attraction is still inviting people to solve the clues and discover hidden gems they didn’t know existed.

Follow treasure maps and solve the clues sent to your phones by Captain Bess. There are two different treasure hunts for wannabe pirates depending on where you want to explore and how long you want it to last.

More info here.

Knowsley Safari

Like many others, Knowsley is planning to re-open the 550-acre safari park on April 12 with all the lions, rhino, wildebeest, camels, bison, and – oh yes, the baboons, and more!

You’ll also be able to get on foot to find the sea lion displays and play areas, meerkats, giraffe and the Amur tiger trail.


There will be social distancing and, because of that one or two rides like the Pirate Ship will need to remain closed for now, but other than that, it will be back and you can book online now.

Visit the website here to book.

Escape Hunt Liverpool

It’s reopening for Outdoor Games on April 12, and Indoor Games on May 17 – but you can book now for both and look forward to diving into new worlds and completing ground-breaking missions.

Work as a team to find clues, solve puzzles and complete challenges before the time runs out; and choose from The Last Vikings, Blackbeard’s Treasure, Escape the Wild West, Alice in Puzzleland and more.

More info here.

Chester Zoo is getting ready to roar again

Chester Zoo is among those hoping to get the green light to reopen on April 12, pending announcements, with online bookings likely to recommence from around April 5.

It will signal the chance to finally re-visit and see oodles of animals as well as its fabulous gardens and green spaces (there are 35,000 animals in 128 acres of gardens).

Not only are you guaranteed a great time, your support helps the many conservation projects constantly being undertaken by the zoo and its staff, and it’s needed now more than ever.

More info here.

Fun on the farm at Ted’s

It’s not a day out, it’s an adventure at Farmer Ted’s Adventure Farm in Ormskirk – and it’s opening its doors again on April 14.

You can book now 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 and have fun in the play areas.

Timed events mean you don’t miss anything on your must-see list, and there’s a new Education Shed featuring videos, activities and presentations about life on a farm.

More info here.

Speke Hall, Garden and Estate

The National Trust is currently working towards reopening the house at Speke Hall in mid-May, if government guidelines allow, so check the website for the latest information and opening times.

Currently the gardens, grounds, play areas and restaurant are open Wednesday-Sunday, 10.30am-5pm and, from June, it will be open seven days a week. The National Trust is limiting the number of people on-site, so visitors will need to pre-book.

There’s lots of lovely things happening in the garden this spring though (including the arrival of thousands of bluebells in April), which visitors can enjoy. Currently open are the grounds, gardens and Bund walk with a one-way route in place, play areas including Childe of Hale trail, the restaurant (takeaway only) and toilets (including one accessible) at Home Farm.

Pre-book here.

Tate Liverpool

Tate Liverpool has said it will be reopening on or around the week beginning May 17, pending government announcements and guidelines.

Because social distancing and restrictions will be in place, visitors will still need to book, even for free exhibitions. Tickets will be available to book online before doors open again.

A Tate spokesman said confirmation would be announced as soon as possible and advised checking the website and social media for definite dates.

Find out more on the Tate website here.

Liverpool Watersports Centre

LIVERPOOL Watersports Centre is set to reopen on April 1 for customers wanting to get out and active again after lockdown.

And if you want to go wild in the water with open water swimming, stand-up paddle board, sit-on-top kayaking and rafted canoeing, you can start booking from now.

You can book on the website and to see the new timetable go to the website here.

Imagine That!

It will be May 20 before Imagine That! – once Underwater Street – opens its doors but it can’t wait to get people back.

The Wavertree Technology Park kids’ play centre features arts and crafts, science workshops and an Imagination Village including a construction zone, lots of shops, and American diner and theatre, a pet rescue and car wash and loads more.

And, if you want to make a date for your diary, they’ll be taking bookings again from May 1.

More info here.

British Music Experience


In line with the government roadmap out of lockdown, the BME in Cunard Building, Pier Head, says it’s hoping to re-open at the end of May, with tickets back on sale at least two weeks before the confirmed opening date.

The Experience, which pays homage to British rock and pop, says all general entry tickets purchased for the closure period will remain valid for a year from purchase and all events during this period will be rescheduled.  So keep an eye on their social media feeds for updates.

More info here.

National Museums Liverpool

NML is working towards reopening its venues on Tuesday, May 18, subject to confirmation by National Government. Visitors are asked to check the website and social media, where the latest information will be updated.

Sites include Museum of Liverpool, Mersey Maritime, International Slavery Museums, Sudley House, Walker Gallery and World Museum.

Visit the website here.

The Beatles Story

The Beatles Story is planning to tune back in on May 17 with all things Fab Four related – and some new exhibits like a group of four cotton shirts featuring designs by Ringo Starr and a heavily-stained George Harrison set list in blue and black ink titled ‘George Side 1’.

You can book to get back any time from now and, don’t forget, the Fab4cafe is still open at the Pier Head for takeaway right now.

Book via the website here.

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