The maritime city of Liverpool has become a popular tourist spot in recent years, offering world class museums and galleries, some wonderful beaches and parks and excellent shopping and restaurants. The city has a dynamic, creative vibe, and is at the forefront of the music, art and fashion world.

BabyBreaks has done the hard work for you and put together a selection of the best child-friendly Outdoor activities in Liverpool.

1. Mersey River Cruise

Discover Liverpool’s musical and maritime past on this 50 minute cruise, taking in historic landmarks such as the Albert Dock, the Three Graces, and two cathedrals. This is a wonderful way to admire the city’s UNESCO World Heritage-listed waterfront, and learn about the Beatles connection , maybe the kids will start to love their music!

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2. Otterspool Adventure

A fun-filled activity park offering hours of fun for little ones, where they can climb, swing and jump their way around the timber activity equipment. There is no entrance fee for the outdoor play area, but if you purchase an Adventure Pass you will get discounted entry to the four chargeable attractions (Bouncing Pillow, Mini Quad Bikes Race Course, Volvo Diggers and the Maze).

Address: 37 Otterspool Dr, Liverpool. L17 5AL


Opening Times: Open daily 9:30 am – 6pm

3. New Brighton Beach

Across the Mersey on the Wirral peninsula, New Brighton is a fantastic place for a family day out, thanks to its recent multi-million pound regeneration. There is a mile long stretch of clean, golden sand, a bowling alley, amusement arcade and a small fairground. From the beach you can admire striking views of Liverpool city’s skyline, and watch ships sailing out to the Irish Sea.

Address: Kings Parade, New Brighton, Merseyside, CH45 3QW

4. Croxteth Hall and Country park

This impressive country estate encompasses a working farm, a Victorian walled garden and a 500-acre country park. Wander around the beautiful grounds and historic house, then take the little ones to explore the adventure playground, miniature railway and orienteering trail.

Address: Muirhead Avenue East, Liverpool. L11 1EH

Opening hours: Open daily from March to September, from 10:30am – 5pm

Source: Croxteth Hall

Liverpool’s most popular public park spans over 200 acres and features a boating lake, a café, a large playground and the famous Palm House – a stunning Grade II listed Victorian greenhouse. In the summer bring a picnic and soak up the tranquil atmosphere of the park, or immerse yourselves in the amazing botanical plants in the Palm House all year round.

Address: Mossley Hill Drive, Liverpool L17 1AJ

Opening hours: Park open 24/7. Palm House open 10:00 am – 4:00pm

Visit Liverpool with Kids for a Family City Break: Liverpool is one of the best kid-friendly cities in the UK, featuring great family-friendly restaurants, indoor attractions for young children and last but not least a great selection of accommodations that will satisfy parents with a large family or with their toddlers.

At BabyBreaks, we have kept a limited choice of activities, restaurants and hotels so that you can prepare your trip to Liverpool without browsing the Internet for endless hours. So if you are looking to be inspired to visit Liverpool for your next family weekend, just visit our different Liverpool pages to find what this creative city has to offer.

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