Check out our top Liverpool parks to spend a day in the Spring sunshine
6 years ago
The sun is shining and we’re in the mood for some fresh air fun. We’ve rounded up the best of Liverpool’s parks and green spaces for you to explore during Spring in the North West.
With over 25 parks across the city from Camp Hill in Hunts Cross to Windsor Gardens in Walton we’re spoiled for choice when it comes to fresh air, ice-creams and swings. Here’s our top-pick play parks, perfect for a weekend kick about.
1 – Croxteth Park
What’s not to love about Crockie? The huge wooden play-frame, tire swings, toddlers gated play area, a coffee shop, clean toilets and the added bonus of fully a kid-friendly hands-on experience, Home Farm. Croxteth also hosts Parkrun on Saturday mornings so why not dust your trainees off and race the kids around a muddy 5k trail? Stick the free parking and an ice-cream van on top and you’re in for a belter afternoon out!
2 – Sefton Park
This play park is always bursting with 100mph little ones! But fear not, with two play areas to choose from plus tennis courts, a huge boating lake, cafe’s, countless ice-cream vans, grade ll listed tropical Palm House, aviary, miles of pathways to explore and mountains of space for a championship Frisbee competition…..a turn on the swings can wait! There’s loads of free parking dotted around the park and it’s only a hop, skip and a jump across to tonnes of brilliant restaurants and deli’s for lunch on Lark Lane.
3 – Calderstones Park
Nestled in between the leafy suburbs of Allerton and Woolton, Caldies is a real gem. Home to the Liverpool International Tennis Tournament, Calderstones is a great all-rounder, with a Mansion, stable block and coach house bursting with locally sourced art and a beautiful walled garden alongside a thousand year old oak tree for the little ones to run around. The café and toilets are right next to the modern play park and ample picnic area so why not pack some butties and a footy and let the kids (and big kids) let off some steam? Jumpers for goal posts!
4 – Otterspool
Our waterfront is second to none, but for those who think the best views are at the historic Albert Dock or Liver Buildings….you’re miles off! Otterspool, just five mins drive away, boasts green, rolling hills (you can literally roll all over ‘em) a big old play park, high ropes, café, skate park and some of the best views of the River Mersey. There is no better place in the city for kids to fly kites or ride their bikes along the river path…and no benches more comfortable for watching the world go by.
5 – Stanley Park
No top 5 park list would be complete without a nod to the lushest grass in the city at both Liverpool and Everton football grounds and in between these two giants sits the jewel of north Liverpool, Stanley Park. Not just a match day thorough-fare, this Green Heritage Award winning site is home to the stunning Isla Gladstone Conservatory (great for bride spotting), lakes (people watching), a bandstand (bit of a dance), play-park (keep the kids happy) and some of the city’s most beautiful, and well-tended flower beds….ooh think of all the Instagram pics!
Other parks and green spaces you guys rave about are Green Park, (boss swings), Dovey Park (best for footy), Princess Park (great play area) and Festival Gardens (best for selfies and sunset views).
We’re so lucky to have so many parks and recreational spaces in our city, making days out with the kids easier and more affordable, especially when the sun is shining! Click here to find out more about the city parks.