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Egg-citing ways to have fun with Merseyrail this Easter

3 weeks ago

The daffs are out which means spring is here and Easter’s just around the corner – and there’s loads to do in and around the Liverpool City Region.

We all love a good egg hunt at this time of year and there’s a few of those to do as well as tons of other egg-citing activities and attractions, with many of them just a short walk from a Merseyrail Station.

With low-cost fares and trains every 15 minutes, you can enjoy the best family days out over the half-term holidays without breaking the bank saving you the hassle of finding a place to park (so there’s more time to have fun and keep everybody in a cracking mood).

A Family Ticket for two adults and up to three children costs just £13 for unlimited off-peak travel, and you can easily find your cheapest ticket and plan your journey using Merseyrail’s Journey Planner on the website here.

So, what are you waiting for? Hop to it…

Chester Zoo

Credit: Chester Zoo

From Saturday 23 March to Sunday 14 April you can set off on the Chester Zoo Easter Trail in search of five giant eggs! But that’s not all: you can say hello to Chester Zoo’s new snow leopards, get busy with special Easter activities – and keep an eye out for a giant chicken! – and be in with the chance of winning a free Family Ticket and rail travel! Merseyrail and Chester Zoo are partnering up to offer passengers the chance to win this fantastic prize, all you have to do is fill out the form on Merseyrail’s competition page.

Nearest station: Chester (then the 1 or 1x bus directly outside the station. The zoo is the first stop on the 1x route and 4th on the 1 route)

Southport Dino Easter Trail 

Merseyrail
DinoTown Southport

Southport’s Dinormous Egg Hunt is a one-of-a-kind Easter egg hunt and part of DinoTown Southport, which will see brick-built dinosaurs and free themed activities taking place between Good Friday 29 March and Sunday 14 April. Families can use an activity map to find the 3ft tall, 25kg eggs and at the end of the event six lucky entrants will be chosen to win a Dinormous egg to take home! 

Nearest station: Southport

Indoor Funfair at Exhibition Centre Liverpool

Indoor Funfair
Credit: Jason Roberts

The Indoor Funfair’s back and it’s better than ever! From Friday 29 Marchto Sunday 7 April, the Exhibition Centre will host more than 26 rides and attractions which you can enjoy for three hours from just £9.99 a ticket. Buckle up for a belting time…

Nearest station: Liverpool Central for Northern line services, James Street for Wirral line services

Otterspool Easter Adventure

Merseyrail Easter
Credit: Otterspool Adventure

The Liverpool play centre’s Easter event promises non-stop family fun from Friday 29 March to Sunday 14 April, including an Easter egg hunt, an Easter Show and a parade, as well as the spring farm and potting shed. You can even meet the Easter Bunny.

Nearest station: Aigburth 

Easter Egg Trail and workshops at the Bombed-Out Church 

Merseyrail Easter
Credit: The Bombed Out Church

From Friday 29 March to Monday 1 April, the Bombed-Out Church is hosting fun activities including an Easter egg display, a special Easter egg trail, crafts, and face painting. The Easter Bunny will also hop in to see everyone. (Adults can have fun too when the Bombed-Out Church Garden Bar and Café reopens on Thursday 28 March).

Nearest station: Liverpool Central

Easter Event at Southport Market

Merseyrail Easter

Southport Market’s going all out this half term with a ‘Very Merry Unbirthday Bash!’ On Friday 29 and Saturday 30 March, you can experience an Easter eggstravaganza full of games, dancing and crafts with the Mad Hatter, White Rabbit, Cheshire Cat, and Alice. Not forgetting the best part – the chocolate party!

Nearest station: Southport 

Tate Liverpool and RIBA North Workshops

Credit: Gareth Jones/Tate Liverpool

If you’re looking for FREE family activities, you can get creative and crafty at Tate Liverpool now at RIBA North, Mann Island, while the Royal Albert Dock location is closed for redevelopment. There are free Art Games booklets available to pick up and take home. This daily event runs from Friday 29 March to Sunday 14 April.

Nearest station: Liverpool Central for Northern line services, James Street for Wirral line services

AND don’t forget, your Mtogo Easter Treats

Merseyrail Easter

At Merseyrail’s Mtogo stores you can get two large Easter eggs for just £8! You’ll find Mtogo stores at Liverpool Central, Hamilton Square, Southport, and Liverpool South Parkway stations, so you can easily pick up your eggs (along with all sorts of Merseyrail merchandise for the train-lover in your life) before or after your journey. 

For more ideas of family days out and how to Make Your Spring, head to the Merseyrail website here.

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