Planning a Family Friendly Day Out in Liverpool


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A vibrant, exciting city to explore for both locals and visitors alike, Liverpool is a wonderful place for families to spend time together. Whether you live in the city centre or on the outskirts in an area like Maghull, the family-friendly options are endless in and around town. From the best family friendly pubs Liverpool has to offer to outdoor activities for little ones, you can use our guide to plan a memorable day out.

Hit the museum trail

Liverpool has a superb array of museums and galleries, many of which are free to enter. This includes the Museum of Liverpool, the World Museum and the Tate Liverpool. You have to pay to visit the Beatles Story museum, but this is a brilliant option for musical families and particularly good if you have a parent or grandparent in tow who may have their own memories of the Fab Four to share.

Hit a walking trail

Many families love to go for walks together, getting a healthy dose of fresh air while spending time outdoors. Just across the Mersey from the centre of Liverpool, the North Wirral Coastal Path serves up some of the most picturesque natural scenery you can soak up in the North West.

Hit the beach

Speaking of natural scenery, there isn’t much that beats the beach. There are a number of beautiful sandy stretches within striking distance of Liverpool’s city centre, including Crosby and Formby. Whether you’re relaxing in the sun, building sandcastles or going for a paddle in the sea, don’t miss our Sundial Place and Pinewood Park developments near these two lovely beaches.

Watch some footy

Liverpool’s sporting heritage is intertwined with the city’s history and personality. If your family’s football mad, don’t pass up on the chance to catch a game at either Anfield or Goodison Park, the city’s two Premier League football grounds. Even if you can’t bag some tickets, you can go on a stadium tour at either arena – or both if you can’t decide between the Blues of Everton and the Reds of Liverpool.

Find a great place to eat

After an action-packed day out in town, the whole gang will need to refuel. There are lots of restaurants suitable for a wide variety of palettes, and indeed budgets, with Mediterranean eatery Christakis in the Ropewalks area among the top family friendly restaurants Liverpool plays host to. The Head of Steam is less than half a mile away and perfect for pub grub, while Georgie Porgy Cafe is near the two football grounds and great for a quick bite.

Hit the hay

Want to turn your trip into an overnighter? If you’re looking for some of the best family friendly hotels Liverpool is known for, there are plenty of options close to the city centre. From affordable chains like the Premier Inn’s offering near Liverpool Central station to more upmarket options such as the Crowne Plaza, you can also retire to a quirky night’s rest on the marina’s Joker Boat after your day exploring Liverpool.