Family activities

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There are many things to do as a family in Liverpool.

Museums, Galleries and Library – the World Museum, Maritime Museum, Walker Art Gallery, Tate Liverpool, and Museum of Liverpool all have children-friendly exhibits and activities. Check details to see special events for children. Free entry to all.

Liverpool World Museum:

Museum of Liverpool:

Walker Art Gallery:

Maritime Museum:

The newly refurbished central Library is also worth a visit:

Down by the River – down by the river there are also lots of things to see.

The Albert Dock is worth a visit with lots to look at:

you will also find Tate Liverpool:

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There is also the Wheel of Liverpool:

Mersey Ferry – take the 50 minute River Explorer and learn more about the maritime history of Liverpool whilst taking in the view. Passengers also have the option to hop off the ferry to visit Spaceport, where children can blast off through space and time.

Underwater Street – a zoned activity and discovery centre where children can explore, play and learn. Let your little ones experience the sensory area, the lab, the imagination village, physical zone, construction area or art area

Around the University: within walking distance of the University are the two cathedrals:

The Anglican Cathedral:

The Metropolitan Cathedral:

You can also visit the Williamson Tunnels -a fascinating underground world created beneath the streets of the Edge Hill district of Liverpool by Joseph Williamson, a wealthy tobacco merchant who employed many hundreds of men in the construction of a huge and elaborate underground labyrinth of tunnels, chambers and passageways:

Further Afield

Liverpool Football Club – one of the most successful clubs in the world, LFC is a truly international club. Whether a football fan or not, the Anfield Stadium tour gives a unique insight into the club’s dazzling history. Visitors will see the dressing rooms, press room, trophy room as well as walk out under the famous ‘

Parks – Liverpool is well equipped with parks and coastal walks to help burn off some energy. Close to Liverpool city centre are Sefton Park, with its beautiful Victorian Glasshouse, and Calderstones Park, home to Liverpool International Tennis Tournament. Otterspool Prom in South Liverpool is also popular, with a play park, café and activity centre.

Formby Nature Reserve – a short journey from Liverpool is the National Trust’s nature reserve at Freshfield, Formby. Look out for a Red Squirrel or try out your technical treasure hunt skills with geocaching.

Southport – a popular coastal resort, why not take a stroll along the Pier, visit the amusement arcades, or explore the nearby sand dunes. The regular train service from Liverpool to Southport takes around 30 minutes.

Tourist Information can be found:

Tourist Information Centres

Albert Dock Visitor Centre TIC
Anchor Courtyard
Albert Dock
L3 4AS
T: 0151 233 2008
April – September 10:00 – 17:30
Liverpool Information Centre
Platform 7
Lime Street Station
L1 1JD
09:00 - 16:30, 7 days a week