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6 reasons to visit Southport this Summer

2 months ago

By The Guide Liverpool

6 reasons to visit Southport this Summer

Whatever the weather, Southport is a great place to visit during the summer holidays.

And with the weather proving a bit unseasonable so far, there is no need to panic about keeping the family entertained now school has finished.

So, jump on the train and take a trip to the seaside. Here are five great reasons to go to Southport this summer holiday.

Crafty fun at Southport Market


The kids can enjoy two hours of fun in the event space at Southport Market on 27th July with craft sessions at 10am and 1pm.

The little ones can create a stained-glass flower window, a fun kite, wind chime and seed bombs to be planted in a specially decorated pot.

There will also be photography opportunities with a beach scene and props to take perfect pictures.

Sessions cost £15 per child, and you can find out more here.

Splash around at Splash World

Credit: Splash World Southport

Splash World waterpark, next to Southport’s waterfront, reopened in May this year after being closed for almost four years.

Now refurbished and ready to welcome all the family for fun on water slides, the lazy river and play areas for all ages. It’s the perfect place to visit for a fun time with the family if the weather isn’t great.

Find out more about Dunes Splash World here.

Keep the children happy at The Atkinson

Credit: The Atkinson

From story and rhyme time to a craft workshop or construction club, there are plenty of activities to keep the kids occupied at The Atkinson this summer.

On 11th August the little ones can also enjoy Sarah and Duck’s Big Top Party with entertainment from a host of the youngsters’ favourite friends including The Ribbon Sisters, The Shallots, Flamingo & John and the Umbrella. There will be performances at 1.30pm and 4pm.

Find out about everything on at The Atkinson in Lord Street here.

Enjoy the Frozen experience at the town’s smallest cinema

On 10th August, from 9.30am-1pm, the kids can enjoy an interactive Frozen experience at Southport’s Bijou Cinema.

There will be songs, games, meet and greets with the princesses and photo opportunities, followed by a screening of the film with a drink and snack.

Tickets cost £5 for kids, £10 for adults and include the live performance, film, and refreshments.

Find out more about this special screening and everything else on offer at this unique cinema here.

Blow the cobwebs away with a walk on the beach

Southport Beach

Whatever the weather, a walk on the beach is a brilliant way to keep the kids occupied this summer holiday.

If it’s raining wrap up in waterproofs, and if the sun makes an appearance slap on the sunscreen and enjoy one of the best beaches in the region.

With a coastline that stretches 22 miles, on a clear day you can enjoy views to Blackpool in the north and south to the hills of north Wales.

The beach is also home to thousands of wading birds and there are paths through the dunes to enjoy a bracing walk and picnic.

What are you waiting for?

Meet dinosaurs at Southport Market


Vera and the Velociraptor is coming to Southport Market during the school summer holidays. The entertaining children’s show will feature large (but very friendly!) 8ft dinosaur characters. 

The first show is taking place this Wednesday 26 July 2023 and then every Wednesday throughout August with performances at 11am and 1.30pm. 

Tickets are £10 each, with under 1s going free, and can be booked here.



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