Days out

Let's go there!

Let's go there!

Whatever the time of year, and whatever the weather, there's always plenty to do in the city of Liverpool.

Aintree Racecourse

Aintree Racecourse

The stage to The Grand National, Aintree is the world’s most famous horse race, hosting an additional four race days a year. It also houses the longest nine-hole golf course in the country nestled within the Grand National course.

Anderton Boat Lift

Anderton Boat Lift

The Anderton Boat Lift is an incredible edifice, perched on the banks of the River Weaver like some giant three-storey-high iron spider. There’s two huge water tanks, each with watertight sealable doors, that carry boats up and down.

Anfield Stadium Tours

Anfield Stadium Tours

Take the Anfield Stadium Tour and gain exclusive behind the scenes access to Anfield, one of the world’s true sporting cathedrals. Listen to passionate guides as they provide a captivating insight into it’s past and present.

Birkenhead Priory & St Mary’s Tower

Birkenhead Priory & St Mary's Tower

As the oldest standing building on Merseyside, Birkenhead Priory & St Mary’s Tower offers a unique insight into the town of Birkenhead and its historical and spiritual importance in the development of Wirral.

Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Blackpool Pleasure Beach offers outstanding thrills and spills. It’s an amusement park with a difference, with some of the biggest theme park rides, discount theme park tickets, and it’s one of the best parks for deals.

Blue Planet Aquarium

Blue Planet Aquarium

Blue Planet Aquarium is home to over 100 living displays including Europe’s largest collection of sharks. It offers a whole world of underwater discovery, watch the dive team feed the fish at the awesome Aquatheatre window.

Bluecoat

Bluecoat

The Bluecoat Display Centre is a nationally and internationally recognised contemporary craft and design gallery. It sells, exhibits and promotes over 300 selected contemporary craftspeople each year working in a broad variety of media.

Calderstones Park

Calderstones Park

Calderstones Park in Allerton is named after the ancient megaliths situated in the park, which are said to be older than Stonehenge. It also incorporates the Harthill Botanical Gardens where 4000 species of plants are on show.

Championship Adventure Golf

Championship Adventure Golf

Championship Adventure Golf is situated New Brighton. It is Wirral’s premier, all weather, outdoor, floodlit, family golfing attraction where each of the 18 holes are inspired by the world’s greatest golf holes.

Cheshire Falconry

Cheshire Falconry

Cheshire Falconry are one of the leading falconry centres in the United Kingdom, based in the heart of Cheshire. It offers a unique range of hands-on birds of prey flying experiences for adults, children or the whole family!

Cheshire Farm Ice Cream

Cheshire Farm Ice Cream

Choose from over 40 irresistible flavours, outdoor adventure play areas, animal corner, cafe, gift shops, kids quad bikes, mini golf and much more… The Ice Cream Farm has everything you will need for a fun day out.

Chester Zoo

Chester Zoo

Chester Zoo is the UK’s number one zoo, with over 11,000 animals and 400 different species, including some of the most endangered species on the planet! The zoo is an all-year round favourite attraction for all ages.

Church Farm

Church Farm

Church Farm is Wirral’s attraction of the year! Here you can expect home-grown veg, friendly farm animals, fun family events anda cosy coffee shop. It’s especially aimed at families with young children.

City Explorer Tour

City Explorer Tour

The Open Top City Explorer brings the best of Liverpool to you at an unbeatable price. The tour has been carefully designed to give you the freedom to explore many of Liverpool’s top attractions with a qualified tour guide.

City Sights Liverpool

City Sights Liverpool

City Sights Liverpool is Liverpool’s official and only multilingual open top tour! There are numerous attractions in Liverpool and the red buses will take you on a journey of one of the UK’s most historical and diverse city centres.

Crosby Lakeside Adventure Centre

Crosby Lakeside Adventure Centre

Crosby Lakeside Adventure Centre is fully equipped to accommodate people with a range of needs both on and off the water. It also offers a range of exciting water sports as well as a stunning bar and bistro.

Croxteth Hall

Croxteth Hall

Croxteth Hall is situated in a beautiful country park setting and is one of Liverpool’s most important heritage sites. It is also home to a real working Home Farm, a Victorian Walled Garden and a 500 acre nature reserve.

Dazzle Ship

Dazzle Ship

The Dazzle Ship was designed by British pop artist Sir Peter Blake. Each ship’s unique dazzle pattern featured monochrome and colour in order to avoid making classes of ships instantly recognisable to enemy U-boats and aircraft.

Echo Wheel of Liverpool

Echo Wheel of Liverpool

Visit the Echo Wheel of Liverpool for stunning panoramic views of the city’s famous landmarks. It includes a fascinating commentary as you sit in one of the 42 capsules, enjoying views of the city like you’ve never seen before.

FACT

FACT

The award-winning FACT building is home to three galleries (showing four exhibitions per year), a beautiful café operated by the team behind LEAF on Bold Street, a cosy bar, and four state of the art film screens.

Farmer Ted’s

Farmer Ted's

Farmer Ted’s is an interactive children’s activity park, sited on a working farm within the beautiful Lancashire countryside. Get close to farm animals, ponies and birds of prey, and have fun with go-karts and soft play.

Formby

Formby

Enjoy the glorious beach of Formby, with dramatic sand dunes, sea views and pine woods. Relax with a picnic, walk, run or ride at any time of year. you can explore this ever changing coast with a National Trust membership.

International Beatle Week

International Beatles Week

Beatle Week is seven days of music, magic and memories. Apart from live gigs, there are art exhibitions, flea markets, record fairs, guest speakers, video shows, tours and a convention, held over the August bank holiday.

International Slavery Museum

International Slavery Museum

The International Slavery Museum highlights the international importance of slavery, both in a historic and contemporary context. It is located in Liverpool’s Albert Dock, at the centre of a World Heritage site.

Jungle Parc

Jungle Parc

Fun for all the family, visit Jungle Parc, where there’s 44 amazing activities including rope bridges, tree trekking, Tarzan swings, wobbly logs, cargo nets and zip lines. They also offer tailored packages and conferencing facilities.

Knowsley Safari Park

Knowsley Safari Park

Whether up close or on the car friendly route, you’ll get a great view of the monkey madness. Plus, see the king of the jungle in a fence-free enclosure, monkey around with the boisterous baboons, or get to know the crash of rhinos.

Lady Lever Art Gallery

Lady Lever Art Gallery

The gallery houses one of the UK’s finest collections of fine and decorative art. It has the best collection of Wedgwood jasperware anywhere in the world and its Pre-Raphaelite paintings is internationally renowned.

Land Rover Experience Halewood

Land Rover Halewood

At Land Rover Experience Halewood, you can immerse yourself in the Land Rover experience. See into the heart of the award winning factory, with an expert guide talking through the assembly process from start to finish.

Legoland Discovery Centre

Legoland

Step inside Legoland Discovery Centre and it’s like you have just jumped into the biggest box of lego brick ever! It’s an attraction aimed at kids aged 3–10, including 4D cinema, Lego models of local landmarks and rides.

Llangollen Railway

Llangollen Railway

Llangollen Railway is the only standard gauge heritage railway in North Wales, located beside the Dee Bridge in the centre of Llangollen town. The journey is a relaxing 10 miles travelling through the Dee Valley to Corwen.

Magical Mystery Tour

Magical Mystery Tour

The Magical Mystery Tour is a must for anyone who enjoys music – and it’s the perfect introduction to the city of The Beatles. This two hour tour visits many of the places associated with John, Paul, George and Ringo.

Martin Mere Wetland Centre

Martin Mere Wetland Centre

Spring and summer are fantastic times to visit the WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre as new life develops allowing you to see the cute sights of ducklings, goslings, cygnets and chicks spring up around the reserve.

Mendips

Mendips

251 Menlove Avenue, named Mendips, was the childhood home of John Lennon, singer and songwriter in the Beatles. The home was bought by Yoko Ono, Lennon’s widow, who then donated it to the National Trust.

Mersey Ferry River Explorer Cruise

Mersey Ferry River Explorer Cruise

This is a must while you are in Liverpool and gives you a great opportunity to see the constantly evolving waterfront from the deck of a famous ferry. Hop aboard for a 50-minute round journey, which stops at three terminals.

Merseyside Maritime Museum

Merseyside Maritime Museum

Merseyside Maritime Museum contains a variety of objects associated with the social and commercial history of the port of Liverpool. Highlights include ship models, colourful posters from the golden age of liners.

Museum of Liverpool

Museum of Liverpool

The Museum of Liverpool reflects the city’s global significance through its unique geography, history and culture. Visitors can explore how the port, its people, their creative and sporting history have shaped the city.

National Waterways Museum

National Waterways Museum

Set in a glorious collection of warehouses, stables and workshops on the banks of the Manchester Ship Canal, the National Waterways Museum includes working double locks, historic canal boats, boat trips and a waterside café.

National Wildflower Centre

National Wildflower Centre

Set in the historic Court Hey Park, the family friendly National Wildflower Centre is a natural place to visit, celebrating wildflower environments for people and wildlife to enjoy and raise awareness about their importance.

Ness Botanic Gardens

Ness Botanic Gardens

Ness Botanic Gardens, winner of the ‘Sustainable Tourism Award’, covers some 64 acres, housing a living collection of 15,000 plants many of which were early introductions from China, the Himalayas, Tibet and Burma.

Port Sunlight Museum

Port Sunlight Museum

Port Sunlight Museum is located in the heart of the village, it gives an insight into the vision of the creator, philanthropist William Hesketh Lever, what it was like to be a ‘Sunlighter’ and the story of soap.

Royal Institute of British Architects

Royal Institute of British Architects

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) organise tours around Liverpool looking at the key buildings and open spaces in the city. From Georgian terraces and the world famous docks to grandiose commercial.

Rufford Old Hall

Rufford Old Hall

Rufford Old Hall is a fine Tudor building, the home for stories of romance, wealth and 500 years of Hesketh family history. Explore the house where history comes to life and stroll through Rufford’s garden.

Sea Life Manchester

Sealife Manchester

Be transported into an amazing underwater world and come nose-to-nose with Ernie, the stunning giant green sea turtle, and prepare for astonishingly close views of everything from humble clownfish and seahorses to graceful rays.

Sefton Park Palm House

Sefton Park Palm House

Sefton Park Palm House is a Grade II listed Victorian glasshouse, with an octagonal three-tiered structure, showcasing the Liverpool Botanical Collection. Enjoy a leisurely stroll around the park, then relax with a coffee.

Seized! gallery

Seized! gallery

Enter the world of the Customs officer – a dark and unseen world of smuggling, intrigue and danger, where things are not always what they seem. The museum tells a contemporary story, balanced with a view of the past.

Shiverpool

Shiverpool

Shiverpool is Liverpool’s original and most famous theatrically led ghost and history tour, exploring the city’s most famous locations and revealing their hidden histories and mysteries. Guides will consistently astound and chill.

Southport Pier

Southport Pier

Southport Pier is the oldest iron pier in the country, standing for over 150 years. A walk to the end of Southport Pier will give you views across the North West and on a clear day you can even see neighbouring Blackpool.

Spaceport

Spaceport

Spaceport is a family friendly attraction which takes you on an inspirational journey through space. There is an observatory, planetarium dome, spacecraft simulator and exciting interactive zone were you can explore science.

Speke Hall

Speke Hall

Speke Hall is a rare Tudor timber-framed manor house which has been restored and brought back to life in the 19th century, it is a unique and beautiful mixture of Tudor simplicity and Victorian arts and crafts’ aesthetics.

Splash World

Splash World

With a fantastic range of flumes and river rides, a relaxing bubble spa, toddler pool and water play area including tipping buckets and fountains, there’s gallons of watery fun for everyone – what more could you ask for?

St John’s Beacon

St John’s Beacon

View the fantastic skyline of Liverpool and beyond in glorious technicolour, from the very top of St John’s Beacon, home to Radio City, Magic and City Talk radio stations. It is open 7 days a week, from 11am until 5.30pm.

Stream in the Sky

Stream in the Sky

Relax in a canal boat trip across Pontcysyllte Aqueduct. Throughout the summer, Stream in the Sky run 45-minute trips over the aqueduct four times daily. Views are stunning as you travel serenely at 127 feet above the River Dee.

Sudley House

Sudley House

Sudley House is the only place you can see the art collection of a Victorian merchant in its original setting including paintings by Millais, Rossetti, Burne-Jones, Turner, Romney, Gainsborough and Landseer.

Tate Liverpool

Tate Liverpool

Tate Liverpool is the home of the National Collection of Modern Art in the north. Located on the Albert Dock within easy walking distance from the city centre, Tate Liverpool is one of the most visited art galleries outside of London.

The Beatles Story

The Beatles Story

Discover the story of four boys that changed the world. Visit the award-winning Beatles Story, the world’s largest permanent exhibition purely devoted to The Beatles and their journey to stardom at Albert Dock.

The Cavern Club

Cavern Club

The Cavern opened its doors to the public in January 1957, and now stands as ‘the most famous club in the world.’ This title is undoubtedly largely due to the role played by the club in the Beatles’ rise to fame.

The Cavern Live Lounge

The Cavern Live Lounge

The Cavern Live Lounge has played host to many established artists over the years, none more so than the return of Sir Paul McCartney in 1999. Adele is another one of the many award-winning artists who have performer here.

The Cavern Pub

The Cavern Pub

The Cavern Pub is a true rock and roll pub – food, drink, live music every night of the week and memorabilia on the walls. It’s the cream of Liverpool’s thriving music scene, performing everything from Elvis to Led Zeppelin.

The Fab Four Taxi Tour

The Fab Four Taxi Tour

The Fab Four Taxi Tour offers guided black cab tours of various durations visiting significant Beatles landmarks throughout the city and suburbs of Liverpool. The tour is a “must do” for all Beatles and sixties music enthusiasts.

The Hardmans’ House

The Hardmans' House

Explore the contrasting sides of this house: the neat, professional, spacious business rooms and the cluttered, cramped living quarters of the renowned portrait photographer Edward Chambré Hardman and his wife Margaret.

The Mersey Ferry

The Mersey Ferry

The Mersey Ferry is a ferry service operating on the River Mersey. The service also operates a range of exciting and informative Liverpool attractions along the riverside as well as trips along the magnificent Manchester Ship Canal.

The Storybarn

The Storybarn

The Storybarn at Calderstones is an interactive story-centre for young people to explore, share and discover their love of books. It’s a thrilling world of imagination where children can embark on a literary adventure.

ThIS Liverpool

ThIS Liverpool

Make the most of Liverpool city centre with the free app “ThIS Liverpool”. With amazing offers, unmissable events and unique trails, it provides everything you need for an amazing visit to the city of Liverpool.

U-boat Story

U-boat Story

U-boat Story is a £5m attraction telling the story of World War II German submarine U-534. View the amazing life on board with original film archive and interactive displays you will witness all the dramatic action!

Victoria Gallery & Museum

Victoria Gallery & Museum

The Victoria Gallery & Museum is housed in Alfred Waterhouse’s spectacular Neo-Gothic building. With wide-ranging permanent displays and regular temporary exhibitions, it is free to visit and offers something for everyone.

Walker Art Gallery

Walker Art Gallery

One of the finest art galleries in Europe, the Walker Art Gallery is home to renaissance masterpieces, Tudor portraits and one of the best collections of Victorian and Pre-Raphaelite art in the country.

Williamson Art Gallery & Museum

_Williamson Art-Gallery & Museum

The Williamson Art Gallery & Museum is minutes from the heart of Birkenhead, on the edge of the village of Oxton. A truly splendid building, this elegant venue provides space to display masterpieces, ceramics, and sculptures.

World Museum

World Museum

From the watery world of the aquarium to the magnificent planetarium, explore the galleries and collections at World Museum. Discover treasures from around the world, explore outer space and meet live creatures!