101 Best Things To Do With Kids In Liverpool

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  1. Drive the UK’s longest Safari through 550-acres at Knowsley Safari Park and spot lions, rhino and buffalo along the way.
  2. Explore all the natural wonders from animal species to the planets at the World Museum Liverpool.
  3. Visit over 30 different countries and zones at this innovative play arena Bubbles’ World of Play.
  4. Capture your enemies flag without being shot at Ultimate Indoor Paintball.
  5. Take a leisurely family walk around the iconic Albert Dock, Liverpool’s historic heart.
  6. Touch the ‘This Is Anfield’ sign on a LFC Stadium Tour.
  7. Enter the worlds of Thomas & Friends™, Fireman Sam™ and Bob the Builder™ at Mattel Play!
  8. Enjoy a magical mystery tour on the award winning The Beatles Story, great for all ages.
  9. Ferry across The Mersey on this sightseeing cruise along Liverpool’s famous UNESCO-listed waterfront.
  10. Tackle the giant inflatable aqua obstacle course Adventure Dock located in the Royal Albert Dock.
  11. Step into a legendary age of gods and monsters at Escape Hunt. Suitable for older kids.
  12. Learn how Liverpool’s people, history and geography have shaped the city at The Museum of Liverpool.
  13. Admire the wonderful Sumatran tigers and orangutans at Chester Zoo.
  14. Ride The Wheel of Liverpool for panoramic views of the city’s famous landmarks.
  15. Build sandcastles and lookout for endangered species at Formby Beach and Nature Reserve.
  16. Get the legends experience on an Everton FC stadium tour.
  17. Slide, climb and play at Yellow Sub play centre.
  18. Fly a kite or kick a beach ball on the long and sandy Southport Beach.
  19. Minecraft fans will love the immersive virtual reality experience at VR Here.
  20. Experience the UKs only Shaun The Sheep Adventure at Farmer Teds.
  21. Take a trip beneath the City on the Queensway Tunnel Tour for an insight into how it was constructed and how it works. Not suitable for under 10s.
  22. Putt and play the 18 hole adventure golf course at Championship Adventure Golf.
  23. Race the multi-level 850m go kart track at Team Sport.
  24. Bounce the day away at Spring City, Liverpool’s first city centre trampoline park.
  25. Get the adrenaline pumping at Awesome Walls indoor climbing arena.
  26. Take the little ones along for creative play activities at Lady Lever Art Gallery.
  27. Nurture the kids nautical interest at the Merseyside Maritime Museum.
  28. Take a trip on the Miniature Railway (every sunday) at Calderstones Park.
  29. Crawlers, toddlers and climbers will all enjoy a trip to Jungle Fun soft play.
  30. Check out the art galleries and three cinemas at FACT.
  31. Introduce your little ones to art in the ‘Big Art for Little Artists’ gallery.
  32. Dance through the decades at The British Music Experience.
  33. Make memories on this 2-Hour Strawberry Field & Penny Lane Tour and see the childhood homes of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, and Ringo Starr.
  34. Take a self-guided murder mystery walking Trail around Liverpool. Suitable for kids and adults of all ages!
  35. Beatles fans can enjoy a Ticket to Ride Tour, which will immerse you in all things Beatles for the day.
  36. Get a makeover and become a popstar for the day at the CoverStar Experience. Suitable for over 7s.
  37. Little ones can explore the ever-changing kids exhibitions at the Tate Liverpool.
  38. Do some wildlife watching and check out the pink flamingos at WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre.
  39. Take a cruise on The Danny, a unique 1903 Steam Ship, listed as 15th on the Register of National Historic Ships.
  40. Acquire some bushcraft and survival skills, like how to make a fire without matches, at Komaru Outdoor Adventure.
  41. Learn all about gardens, food, plants and growing at the Victorian Walled Garden at Croxteth Hall.
  42. A trip to the International Slavery Museum will give older kids an insight into enslavement and its history.
  43. Admire the fabulous panoramic views of the miniature landscape at Southport Model Railway Village.
  44. Experience everyday life on a working farm and get up close to some rare breeds at Windmill Animal Farm.
  45. Follow the gallery trail and join in on family-friendly activities at Bluecoat contemporary arts centre.
  46. Enjoy an action-packed game of laser tag at Darkstar.
  47. See inside U-534, one of only four U-boats left in the world at the U-boat Story.
  48. Step inside a worker’s cottage and experience everyday life during Edwardian times at Port Sunlight Museum.
  49. Mini makers can get involved in all sorts of craft activities at Speke Hall Garden and Estate.
  50. Take a look at exotic plants from all over the world at The Palm House; a Victorian glass hot-house within Sefton Park.
  51. Ride the Looping Coaster, Log Flume and Flying Swings at Southport Pleasureland.
  52. Enjoy the fantastic range of flumes and river rides at Splashworld.
  53. Kdis can burn off some energy at the large adventure playground in Birkenhead Park.
  54. Explore the imagination village, construction site, art area, water area and science zone at Imagine That!
  55. Daredevils will enjoy a Kids Hovercraft Blast at Hover Force, the only UK venue that allows kids under 12 to ride with experienced instructors.
  56. Visit Stanley Park, famous for dividing the home grounds of Liverpool and Everton Football Clubs.
  57. Visit ‘The World’s Largest Ice Cream Shop’ and enjoy the adventure at The Ice Cream Farm.
  58. Enjoy a mile long adventure of pure adrenaline drenched fun as you run along the famous Crocky Trail.
  59. Do some birdspotting at Brockholes nature reserve.
  60. Check out the largest Roman amphitheatre in Britain at Chester Roman Amphitheatre.
  61. Take a trip to see Leasowe Lighthouse, built in 1763 and fully functioning until 1908.
  62. Get Lost at Brimstage Maze!
  63. Learn all about a traditional working Victorian Farm at Croxteth Park Farm.
  64. Enjoy Disney Sundays and Kids Time at Mulholland Singing Diner.
  65. Run wild in the outdoor play area at Otterspool Adventure.
  66. Stroke the bunnies at Rice Lane City Farm.
  67. Take a tour underground of The Williamson Tunnels; a series of extensive subterranean excavations, of unknown purpose.
  68. Kids and grown ups can climb whenever they want for as long as they want at The Climbing Hangar.
  69. Explore Britain’s top secret underground war bunker at the Liverpool War Museum.
  70. Capture your enemies flag without being shot at Nerf Centre Liverpool.
  71. Meet and learn about farm animals up close at Tam O’Shanter Urban Farm.
  72. Enjoy a cinema experience with the whole family at an ODEON Kids screening.
  73. Climb to the top of a giant air pillow or try the UK’s first giant dual drop slide at Cheshire Inflatable Theme Park.
  74. Take a wander through an Underwater Shark Tunnel and watch an array of sharks and fish swim over your head at Blue Planet Aquarium.
  75. Enjoy a play around the Black Pearl, a community-built driftwood boat at New Brighton (Wallasey) Beach.
  76. Find a glorious beach with dramatic sand dunes, surrounded by sweeping coastal pinewoods at Formby nature reserve.
  77. Stroll through the oriental gardens, see pagodas, lakes, waterways and waterfalls at Festival Gardens.
  78. Immerse yourselves in an interactive experience that tells interweaving stories of John Lennon’s childhood, and the writing and recording of ‘Strawberry Fields Forever’.
  79. Skateboarders can enjoy New Bird Skatepark, set in a disused lot with bumps, flat banks, hips and grind bars.
  80. Soak up the amazing views of the Liverpool Waterfront, the Wirral and North Wales from St Johns Beacon.
  81. Dress up as a Victorian or take part in some arts and crafts at The Victoria Gallery and Museum.
  82. Explore the 3D tree house with spider tower at Kidz Fantasy Land.
  83. Swim, gym, sail and more at Europa Pools Leisure Centre.
  84. Enjoy the ultimate bowling experience with comfy lounge seating in the VIP Lanes at Hollywood Bowl.
  85. Local kids can care for a pony and learn how to muck out, groom and tack up at Beechley Stables RDA.
  86. Cross monkey bridges, fly super fast Zips, take off in Rocket Launchers and climb cargo Nets at Jungle Parc.
  87. Get an authentic movie experience at the Woolton Picture House, an original cinema which dates back to 1927.
  88. Take a trip to Crosby Beach and see ‘Another Place’, the sculpture by internationally acclaimed artist, Antony Gormley.
  89. Ride the dodgems and enjoy a traditional family day at the funfair at New Palace, Brighton.
  90. Try tubing, snowboarding or skiing at Runcorn Snowsports Centre.
  91. Climb the rocky crag at Beeston Castle, one of the most dramatically sited medieval castles in England.
  92. Play on the rope swings, moving logs and climbing nets at Court Hey Park.
  93. Enjoy over 80 rides, attractions and shows at Gulliver’s World.
  94. Head to the beautifully landscaped gardens of Chavasse Park.
  95. Read a book at the beautifully re-modelled Liverpool Central Library.
  96. Have an ice cream on the Grade II-listed Southport Pier.
  97. Take a bike ride along the Liverpool Loopline, a former railway track.
  98. Pick your own fruit at Claremont Farm.
  99. Take a trip to the seaside in West Kirby.
  100. Go for a walk along the Wirral Way.
  101. Bounce for hours at Air Unlimited Trampoline and Inflatable Park.

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Dominic has been writing on the web since 2000. He has a BSc (Hons) degree in Biological Sciences from Nottingham University and his research thesis has been published in journals. With a foundation in painstaking research he found his passion for travel and has worked in the sector for 20 years. He has written a book about travel and has extended his expertise to consumer research across the travel and leisure sector.