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Family Days out are cheaper than you think this Summer with Merseyrail

5 years ago

By The Guide Liverpool

Family Days out are cheaper than you think this Summer with Merseyrail

Summer holiday fun is closer and more affordable than ever with the Merseyrail Family Ticket.

If there’s two things parents love during the summer holidays, it’s seeing the kids have fun and saving a few pounds in the process, and Merseyrail has just the ticket. Plan an unforgettable Summer with affordable, convenient travel across the city region and to some of the biggest and best attractions with the Merseyrail Family Ticket.

Watch above as we take you on a day out to New Brighton with Merseyrail.

A Family Ticket can be used for a family of up to 5 for just £11 and covers 1 or 2 adults travelling with children aged 5-15. Enjoy unlimited travel (excluding peak hours 6:31am – 9:29am Monday to Friday) including on weekends and Bank Holidays, so you can hop on and off at all your favourite destinations.

You can buy your Family Ticket in advance online or from your nearest Merseyrail station. It’s valid on the Northern and Wirral Merseyrail lines and on Northern Rail on the City Line.

Here’s 5 brilliant days out you can enjoy with travel from Merseyrail….

1 – Chester Zoo

There’s a world of creepy crawlies, winged wonders and magnificent beasts to explore at Chester Zoo this summer and you can get there with Merseyrail. Keep your eyes peeled for Cbeebies’ Mr Bloom and a giant botanical plant invasion too. Use your family ticket to travel to Chester and simply hop on the Zoo Shuttle Bus outside the station.

Nearest Station: Chester

2 – Albert Dock

Whether you want to create your own artistic masterpiece, play 5 a side on a floating pitch or take on the Adventure Dock aqua challenge, Albert Dock has family fun for all ages. Folk on the Dock festival returns with fabulous live music and Pirate on the Dock brings swashbuckling adventures for mermaids and sailors alike, later this summer.

Nearest Station: James Street

3 – Southport

Photo Credit: Visit Southport

A day at the seaside is a traditional summer treat we all love and Merseyrail can take you from the city to the beach in just 45 minutes. Grab your buckets and spades and change for the fair and head to Southport this summer. Stop in at The Atkinson for free cultural activities or all ages and don’t forget to wander the prom with an ice cream before heading home.

Nearest Station: Southport

4 – New Brighton

See the city from a different view with a family day out at New Brighton. Just a short journey under the river with Merseyrail and you’ll have adventure golf, sandy beaches, pirate ships, funfair attractions, soft play and more, right at your feet. Marin Point offers restaurants and cafes to grab a bite to eat and you’re guaranteed a breath-taking sunset too.

Nearest Station: New Brighton

5 – Sefton Park

Sefton Park

For a cheap day out filled with fresh air fun, head to Sefton Park. Just a short walk from St Michael’s Station, the stunning green space offers up miles of pathways just perfect for scooters, skateboards, bikes and roller skates plus two play parks and of course, the beautiful lake and it’s wildlife. There are toilet facilities and two cafes to grab ice creams and cold drinks and near by Lake Lane is bursting with child friendly restaurants too.

Nearest Station: St Michaels

Where will you adventure to across the city region this summer with Merseyrail?

To plan your next fun day out and check train times, head to and follow @merseyrail on social media for regular updates.



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