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Seven Summer half-term days out you can have across Liverpool City Region 

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Seven Summer half-term days out you can have across Liverpool City Region 
Family events around the Liverpool City Region

The end of May bank holiday and school half term are just around the corner.

It might feel like the Easter holidays have only just finished but for parents everywhere it’s time to start thinking about things to do for the kids – again, and the Liverpool City Region has plenty on offer to help you out.

Here are seven of the best family days out in Knowsley, Sefton and across the Liverpool City Region to enjoy this half term:

A beach walk and picnic

Days out in the Liverpool City Region - Crosby Beach
Days out in the Liverpool City Region – Crosby Beach

If the weather is good, what better way to keep the kids occupied than a trip to one of the many gorgeous beaches on the Sefton coast?

Formby gets very crowded so we would recommend getting the train if you’re heading in that direction. Freshfield station is just a short walk from the beach and there are two good local cafes for refreshments and some of the best fish and chips in Merseyside at The Good Catch.

Even better, make your way to the quiet golden stretches at Hightown, or between Formby and Ainsdale where you can also enjoy a woodland walk as well as the beach.

Pack a picnic but remember to take your rubbish home with you. These are areas of real natural beauty and some rare wildlife.

And of course, if you make your way to Crosby beach you can enjoy the majestic iron men of Another Place, the beach front installation by acclaimed artist Antony Gormley, before stopping in at the Lake House, Waterloo, for lunch or a drink with a view.

Acorn Farm

Days out in the Liverpool City Region
Picture: Acorn Farm
Days out in the Liverpool City Region Picture: Acorn Farm

Meet some newly arrived piglets and all the other animals that inhabit this farm park in Depot Road, Kirkby. 

Acorn Farm offers small animal petting and pony rides. Kids also get the chance to see a real working farm in action. There is also a woodland walk and two outdoor play areas.

See the website for more information and ticket prices.

Knowsley Safari 

Days out in the Liverpool City Region
Picture: Knowsley Safari
Days out in the Liverpool City Region Picture: Knowsley Safari

A Seaside Carnival is heading to Knowsley Safari this half term. There will be acrobatic skills workshops, pier themed game stalls, traditional performers and sand. All included in the regular entry price to the park.

Between 11am and 4pm each there will also be nostalgia in the shape of a coconut shy, bottle ring toss, and ball in a bucket games. 

The carnival activities will be included in the general admission price for Knowsley Safari which means you can also enjoy the Safari Drive and Foot Safari with the chance to see giraffe, African lions and white rhino among other animals.

Get more information and book tickets here.

Martin Mere Wetland Centre

There’s lots of fun for all the family at Martin Mere Wetland Centre in Burscough, West Lancashire. 

You can reimagine the wonder of nature through the eyes of illustrator Quentin Blake, collecting an illustrated guide as you wander the wetlands, take part in the Martin Mere big drawings, or the kids can join an art workshop. All this on top of seeing the wonderful wildlife that inhabits this very special corner of the countryside.

Find out more about ticket prices and what else in on offer here.

Farmer Ted’s

Farmer Teds
Farmer Teds

Farmer Ted’s is hosting its first fancy dress festival for the bank holiday weekend on the 28th and 29th May.

The kids can go to the farm park near Ormskirk dressed as their favourite superhero or princess to enjoy a day of fun and magical experiences.

There will be superhero characters on hand to meet the kids and pose for pictures and videos.

Find out more here.

The Fun Arena, Burscough

The Fun Area
The Fun Area

The Fun Arena is a massive indoor inflatable park in Burscough Aerodrome, Ringtail Retail Park. The kids can hop across the Martian landscape, take a challenge on the hoop shootouts and scramble through assault courses and the Bish Bash Field.

There is also a special offer during May.

Find out more here and take advantage of the 15 per cent off voucher here.

Southport Pleasureland

Days out in the Liverpool City Region
Picture: Southport Pleasureland
Days out in the Liverpool City Region Picture: Southport Pleasureland

The popular theme park is back for the 2023 summer season with rides, fun and even crazy golf on offer for half term.

Enjoy the log flume, fun house or little dragon roller coaster. Take a ride on the big wheel or enjoy a round of Viking golf.

And after all that thrill seeking you can enjoy the sights and sounds of the miniature railway.

Find out more about admission and ride tickets here.


There’s an abundance of family-friendly activities and attractions around Liverpool, making it an ideal destination for creating lasting memories and enjoying quality time together. Where will you be heading to?

For all the latest events around Liverpool check out our calendar here.

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