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This is why you should Visit Southport this Spring


Whether you’re escaping the city to unwind or seeking out the latest food trend, a visit to Southport is always different.

A Scousers’ favourite day out destination has to be Southport. From fresh air fun on the beach, to fish and chips and wandering around the shops on Lord Street.

The fun of the fair, a peaceful stroll down the pier, admiring the Victorian architecture and exploring the coffee shops. There’s literally something for everyone.

2019 promises to be a busy and thrilling year for Southport. As the town plays host to an array of popular events, we take a closer look at why Spring is the best time to visit Southport, and with regular bus services with Arriva and train services to Southport station with Merseyrail, it’s never been easier to get there.

Southport Festival, a celebration or art, music, comedy and performing arts will sweep venues and open spaces across the town centre from 10th-12th May. Expect street theatre, have a go activities for people of all ages, workshops, demonstrations and exhibitions. Poets, musicians, writers, artists, dancers and more will be showcasing their talent throughout the three day festival. Many events are free to attend too. Head this way for the full programme.

Southport has a growing reputation among foodies and as more independent eateries revitalise town centre venues in the coming months, Southport is becoming something of a food destination in its own right. One of the most poplar events, Southport Food & Drink Festival takes place on 31st may – 2nd June and is a must for those who like to try something new on their plate. More info here. 

Here’s 20 different activities to try out during your visit to Southport this Spring.

1 – Take a ride on a swan pedalo on Marine Lake

2 – A bike ride along the Promenade

3 – Easter Egg Hunt on the Pier

Gormley Statues

4 – Take a selfie with a Gormley statue

5 – Grab traditional fish n chips, or an ice cream – you can find over 40 flavours in Southport!

6 – Try and find a Red Squirrel in Formby Pine Woods

7 – Build sandcastles on the beach

8 – Try some water sports at Crosby Lakeside

9 – Explore nature in the natural sand dunes!

10 – Try a gin infused spa break at Formby Hall

Formby Hall

11 – Take the kids to a Model Railway Village

12 – Visit Ocean Plaza for a film and a bite to eat

13 – And if the weather isn’t great head to Splash World

14 – Get drenched on a log flume in Southport Pleasureland


15 – Or ten pin bowling at Premier Bowl

16 – Discover ancient Egypt in The Atkinson

17 – Indulge in cream tea or high tea!

18 – Grab a gin in Remedy or visit the original Peaky Blinders on Lord Street!

19 – Walk along the oldest iron Pier in the country and blow the cobwebs away

20 – Go further afield and keep the kids entertained at Martin Mere’s Giant Easter Duck Trail, Farmer Teds or Windmill Animal Farm.

While Spring is the best time to see Southport i

n bloom there’s year round events and attractions you wont want to miss. Make sure you get the Southport Air Show 6th-8th September and the British Musical Fireworks Championships 27th-29th October 2019 in your diary and start planning your next trip to Southport.

Still looking for some inspiration? Head to and follow @visitsouthport on social media for updates on events and activities.



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