So you’re coming to Liverpool and you’re looking for interesting Liverpool attractions that are child-friendly; places to visit; a family day out in Liverpool but you don’t want to do everything that everybody else does. Right!? Here’s ten off the beaten track things to do in Liverpool with kids.
Liverpool is an amazing city! It’s perfect for kids, world-schoolers and families visiting for staycations. There is loads to do in the city centre; over six public museums (free entry) and a large number of privately owned ones too; huge parks including Sefton Park (234 acres) with its Palm House and lush array of tropical plants; don’t forget to visit Church street with its colourful umbrellas, all of your shopping needs can be met in Liverpool One; Anthony Gormley’s iron statues look out over the sea to New Brighton, of course, there’s Penny Lane snd the Beatles Statues and the rambling cobbled streets in the RopeWalks; the bombed-out church has regular craft markets, visit the dock areas and stand in awe at their size and you can walk, cycle or blade all the way from the amazing Pier Head over to Otterspool near Speke.
In my opinion, Liverpool is one of the best cities in the UK for kids but if you’re looking for things to do that aren’t on every visitor’s to-do list, here are 10 unique things to in Liverpool with kids.
- Release some energy whilst axe throwing at Timber Jacks.
- The most iconic building in Liverpool accepts visitors and you can walk up to the very top of the Liver Building.
- Visit Airborne and bounce or parkour inside.
- Read a book and eat at the cooperative book shop & cafe, News From Nowhere.
- Hang out at the community theatre, The Black-E, where you can watch productions, listen to speakers and take creative, gymnastics and circus skills classes
- Nobody knows why the subterranean Williamson Tunnels were built but somewhere between 1810 and 1840, they were created by a tobacco merchant.
- WWT Martin mere has 800 acres of walks, talks, wildlife watching and play, perfect for kids of all ages.
- Southport Pier is a pleasure pier which was opened in August 1860. It is the oldest iron pier in the country and the second-longest in Great Britain. There are also 22 miles of sandy beach here! Side note: Southport Pier is currently closed however, you can walk a huge distance from Waterloo Lakes (see the statues at low tide) up to Formby. The sands at Southport are still huge but there’s no pier currently. There are big sand dunes between Formby and Southport that kids can climb.
- The Daniel Adamson Historic 1903 Steam Vessel, nicknamed ‘The Danny‘ is a moving boat where you can travel, float, celebrate and learn about the steam age.
- Will 60 minutes be enough to escape the room at Clue Finders? Liverpool’s first escape game where you must find clues, keys and solve puzzles in teams of 3 to 10 people.
Liverpool has some of the best restaurants and cafes too. These vegan-friendly restaurants all cater to kids.
- The Vibe Cafe
- Frost Burgers
- The Egg Cafe
- Down the hatch
- The Baltic Market
- Veggie Republic
- Sanskruti Indian
- Pho Liverpool
- Potts Coffee (currently closed)
- The Caledonia
- Indigo Greens
AND Liverpool has a huge array of kid-friendly bars and pubs. Until 9 pm these bars and beer gardens are child friendly.
- The Pump House
- Wahaca Rooftop bar and Mexican
- Revolucion de Cuba
- Almost Famous
- Free State Kitchen
- Carpathia Champagne Bar
- The Garden of Eden Rooftop on The Shankly
Where could you stay in Liverpool?
If you’re interested in coming to see Liverpool, use this interactive map to look for accommodation across Merseyside.
Tours For Kids
It’s always good to have some wet-weather tours lined up!
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