Merseyside Outdoor Pursuits & Nature

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Croxteth Hall and County Park - Liverpool
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Croxteth Hall and County Park - Liverpool
Children and adults will enjoy the sights and sounds of country life! Get close to all the animals (cows, pigs, horses, sheep, etc) on a real working farm. See the traditional Victorian farmyard, home to an important collection of rare farm breeds of the past. Also learn about modern farming, watch our livestock grazing in the...
Jungle Parc - Liverpool
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Jungle Parc - Liverpool
Based in Croxteth Country Park, Jungle Parc is now in its third year and is a great place to visit for all the family from grandchildren to grandparents – you can even bring your dog (as long as it’s well behaved)! The Adventurer course is for children from the age of 4 to approximately 12 years (depending on height). Here there...

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Queensway Tunnel Tour
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Queensway Tunnel Tour
Queensway Tunnel Tour is a fascinating insight under the surface of George's Dock, which welcomes families with kids over 10 years old who are confident underground. Opened in 1934, the Queensway Tunnel has helped to shape Merseyside as we know it today. Admission: Tour Admissions from £5 per person.    Opening...
Sefton Park - Liverpool
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Sefton Park - Liverpool
Whether relaxing on the grass, playing sport or just taking a leisurely stroll around the lake, Sefton Park has something for everyone. Grade 2 * listed Palm House. Grade 2 listed Shaftesbury memorial and Eros fountain. Grotto or ‘old Nick’s caves’. Boating lake. Angling (registration permit required) Bandstand, said to...
Awesome Walls Liverpool
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Awesome Walls Liverpool
Awesome Walls Climbing Centre (AWCC) first opened its doors in 1996 as 'The Climbing House' in a small back street unit in Bootle, Liverpool. Three years later we moved premises to St Albans Church. Now AWCC's can proudly state that it has two of the largest indoor climbing centres in England and 1 of the largest dedicated bouldering centres. We...
Aerial Extreme - Knowsley Safari Park
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Aerial Extreme - Knowsley Safari Park
Aerial Extreme is a true day out for families. We choose our locations very carefully making sure that they are accessible and close by to your nearest town or city, our high ropes adventure courses are also built on sites, or very close by, to other activities that compliment and complete your day. All of our courses have a clip and go fail...
The Yellow Duckmarine - Liverpool
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The Yellow Duckmarine - Liverpool
A unique 55 minute amphibious city sightseeing tour of Liverpool's historic waterfront, city and docks. The historic City of Liverpool, with its Waterfront built around the most famous docklands in the world, is steeped in maritime tradition. You have to see it all, and the only way is to ride TheYellowDuckmarine! The fun begins the second you...
Otterspool Park
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Otterspool Park
Otterspool Park is a lovely and relaxing spot to chill out and have a picnic and take in the views of the parkland and across the Mersey towards Wales. It’s also great for a number of activities like cycling, kite flying, walking the dog or just running as fast as you can over the open hills and grassland! The playground is great for...
Crosby Lakeside Adventure Centre
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Crosby Lakeside Adventure Centre
Welcome to Crosby Lakeside Adventure Centre, a stunning water sports and visitor centre located in the heart of Crosby Coastal Park, Waterloo. Forming part of the gateway to the Mersey Estuary, sitting alongside the internationally renowned Antony Gormley's Another Place Iron Men statues, this really is an area of outstanding natural beauty. The...
New Palace and Adventureland - New Brighton
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New Palace and Adventureland - New Brighton
The New Palace and Adventureland offer a tremendous range of family fun-filled entertainment in New Brighton, Wirral and is the ideal spot for indoor and outdoor family activities.
Wowballs Liverpool
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Wowballs Liverpool
Wowballs® was set-up to fill a special niche in today's water sport market. Wowballs® believe in a sport for all philosophy especially when it comes to children not in the least those with disabilities or disadvantages.  Within our first  years we have successfully set- up several of our own hire centres, have a...
Antony Gormleys Another Place
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Antony Gormleys Another Place
Antony Gormleys Another Place gives you a scenic walk with a different. Definitely something to tell your friends about, artwork by the creator of the Angel of the North. It has to be seen to be believed, 100 life size men stretching across almost 3km (about 1.8miles) of beach, sunk into the sand and sometimes surrounded by water. ...
Wallasey Beach
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Wallasey Beach
Beaches are one of Wirral's most important assets and are a dynamic feature of the coast, changing over time in response to nature and human influence. This year’s Good Beach Guide makes for pleasurable reading as it focuses on three of our four designated bathing beaches (Meols, Moreton and Wallasey) being listed as...
New Brighton Beach
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New Brighton Beach
New Brighton Beach has a wide range of attractions and facilities, especially popular are the Riverside Bowling Alley, the Laser Quest centre, and the New Palace Amusement Arcade which includes a small fairground! Loads to do even if they're fed up of sand in their pants early on, but enough beach to just stay put and enjoy a traditional day if...
Speke Hall - Liverpool
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Speke Hall - Liverpool
Speke Hall is a rare example of a Tudor manor house with restored Victorian interiors and William Morris wallpaper. Situated in a most unusual setting, it is surrounded by attractive gardens protected by a collar of woodland. Constructed by a devout Catholic family, who were keen to impress visitors with their home's grandeur (the Great Hall, in...
Hough Green Park
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Hough Green Park
Hough Green Park in Widnes is an attractive and accessible Green Flag awarded park with junior and infant playgrounds, a large open area, tennis court and multi-use games area. The playgrounds feature oodles of classic physical play features that are great for keeping the kids happy and healthy plus great for their gross motor and social skills....
Farmer Teds Farm Park - Ormskirk
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Farmer Teds Farm Park - Ormskirk
Farmer Ted's is an interactive children's activity park, sited on a working farm within the beautiful Lancashire countryside.  The Farm Park's aim is to provide a fun, family orientated atmosphere where Mums and Dads will feel just as comfortable as the Kids. The attraction offers an educational, safe and fun place for the whole family to...
Gregory's Farm & Brimstage Maize Maze - Wirral
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Gregory's Farm & Brimstage Maize Maze - Wirral
The Maize Maze is a great family friendly day out that is "much more than a maze".  As well as the main maze which will take around one and a half hours to complete, there is a smaller maze for the not so brave which takes just 20 minutes.  There is a large picnic and play area with some great new adventure play.
Formby Nature Reserve
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Formby Nature Reserve
Stunning coastline with large areas of beaches, sand dunes and pine woods Don't miss Stunning stretch of unspoilt coastline Long, sandy beaches and attractive pine woods Search for 5,000-year-old red deer footprints on the beach You may catch a glimpse of a rare red squirrel
Formby Beach
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Formby Beach
Stunning coastline with large areas of beaches, sand dunes and pine woods   Don't miss Stunning stretch of unspoilt coastline Long, sandy beaches and attractive pine woods Search for 5,000-year-old red deer footprints on the beach You may catch a glimpse of a rare red squirrel
Halton Miniature Railway
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Halton Miniature Railway
The Halton Miniature Railway which is situated in the Town Park and runs for 1 mile round a complicated circular route. Trains depart from Mousetrap Station, near the park entrance and shortly bear left to a very long balloon loop. Halfway along the loop is a chord for trains taking a ‘short’ journey. There are several...
Gulliver's World - Warrington
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Gulliver's World - Warrington
From the moment you arrive at Gulliver’s you enter another world where your imagination can roam free. Gulliver’s Warrington is nestled within a beautiful park setting, where much of the fantasy is created by wonderful towering trees, and a beautiful lake forms the centrepiece of the park. Let us take you away from your daily worries...
WWT Martin Mere
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WWT Martin Mere
WWT Martin Mere's Waterfowl Garden is home to over 100 species of rare and endangered ducks, geese, swans and flamingos. Inquisitive Hawaiian Geese will nibble grain from the hand whilst you tour the world's wetlands through the carefully planned pathways. In contrast, watch, from the comfort and choice of ten lookout hides, internationally...
Hilbre Islands - Hoylake
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Hilbre Islands - Hoylake
The three tidal islands lying at the mouth of the Dee Estuary, Little Eye, Middle Eye and Hilbre, have been designated a Local Nature Reserve. Access to the Local Nature Reserve is free of charge. Groups are restricted to 50 people and permits are required in advance for any group of 6 or more persons. These are allocated on a strictly first...
Norton Priory Museum and Gardens
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Norton Priory Museum and Gardens
Norton Priory Museum & Gardens is a fantastic day out, with an award winning museum, excavated medieval ruins, the spectacular St Christopher statue, the lovely Walled Garden and the extensive woodland and sculpture trail. The stunning 18th century Walled Garden offers orchards, a fruit garden and a beautiful rose walk, surrounded by woodland...
The Prince William - Nr Wigan
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The Prince William - Nr Wigan
A Robinson's pub, near to Ashurst Beacon, serving Good Food, Good Beer and Good Cheer. Family friendly & dog friendly (inside and out). With an extensive beer garden, outside patio area, new playground, garden games and a bouncy castle at weekends we are the ideal rural spot for families.
Thurstaston Nature Reserve - Wirral
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Thurstaston Nature Reserve - Wirral
Royden Park and Thurstaston Common comprise almost 250 acres of both semi-natural and planted woodland, heathland and open parkland. The ownership of the area is divided between the National Trust and the Metropolitan Borough of Wirral, with Wardens from the National Trust working alongside Rangers from the Local Authority. The main entrance...
Castle Park House and Gardens
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Castle Park House and Gardens
Castle Park House and Gardens in Frodsham is an attractive historic park with 9 hectares of Green Flag awarded grounds offering a mixture of formal gardens, wide open lawns, intriguing wooded areas and recreational leisure facilities, like a bowling green and tennis courts. Loads of space for fun family activities, picnicking or just lazing about...
Sandstone Trail
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Sandstone Trail
Sandstone Trail is perfect if you enjoy stretching your legs as the Trail stretches for 34 miles (55km!) across the county of Cheshire, which is still mostly green and pleasant. The walk is beautiful with some incredible views along the way. Most people walk from north to south with the sun on their face and some great views of Beeston...
Apple Jacks Adventure Park
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Apple Jacks Adventure Park
The Maze Game will get you lost! There Farm Hayrides, Wacky Races, Animals & Slinger Driving Range. Jacks Grill & Shop. Family farm attractions and maze for kids by day, with scary horror rides and amusements after 5pm. Quad karts Drive your cart around our specially designed race track and see who wins. Mini Digger Have fun digging in...
E-Scape
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E-Scape
E-Scape is the aptly named outdoor adventure centre with super modern electric motorcycles and two purpose built tracks for some thrilling off road riding! Tracks have smooth, hard packed surfacing and the jumps are reassuringly modest, so it's suitable from just 6 years! New riders must attend an Electric Basics training session, on completion...
Haigh Country Park
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Haigh Country Park
Once the home of Earls and Lords, Haigh Hall is surrounded by 250 acres of park and woodland, with magnificent views across the Douglas Valley to the Welsh Hills. Haigh Country Park is an enjoyable day out with something for everyone. Explore and enjoy the stunning parkland, woodland and plantations. There is no entrance fee to get into the park.
Ainsdale Beach
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Ainsdale Beach
Ainsdale Beach is one of the most popular on the coast and has been awarded a Quality Coast Award by Keep Britain Tidy. It is the only beach in the North West to have ever been awarded the international Blue Flag (in 2004 and 2006). The QCA award tells visitors that the standards of beach management are of the highest quality in the UK. Ainsdale...
Churchtown Botanic Gardens
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Churchtown Botanic Gardens
These Gardens, located in scenic little Churchtown, have regulalry achieved a Green Flag Award for its excellence as a park and the green space is nationally renowned for its floral displays, it's unique indoor collection of ferns and regular programme of seasonal events. Depending on the time of year you can enjoy an ever changing riot of colour...
Windmill Animal Farm
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Windmill Animal Farm
Windmill Animal Farm was first opened to the public in 1992 and offers visitors the chance to experience the every day running of an actual working farm while still having the chance to watch, feed, touch and play with animals. As well as these beautiful and unusual animals to see, the farm has three marvelous children’s play areas. The...
Rufford Old Hall
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Rufford Old Hall
Step back in time at one of Lancashire's finest 16th-century Tudor buildings, where a young Will Shakespeare once performed. His stage, the Great Hall, is as spectacular today as when the Bard was performing for the owner, Sir Thomas Hesketh, and his raucous guests. Wander around the house and marvel over the fine collections of furniture, arms,...
Hesketh Park
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Hesketh Park
Hesketh Park is only a short walk away from Southport city centre, has had over £3 million pounds spent on it and it is free to visit, brilliant. Everything has been reconstructed and restored to its former glory, plus they have added mini golf, a play area and lots of Healthy Walks trails you can do with family or friends. Admission: ...
Model Railway Village
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Model Railway Village
Since 1996 Southport Model Railway Village has been attracting families and model train enthusiasts from all over the world. This spectacular Model Village consists of beautiful vistas and fabulous panoramic views of the miniature landscape and Model Trains. Based upon typical southwest Lancashire architecture the layout consists of a country...
Battlefield Live Pennine
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Battlefield Live Pennine
Battlefield LIVE Pennine is the most authentic combat simulation experience short of joining the military! Our sophisticated gaming guns use harmless infra red; so there are no projectiles, no bruises and it is completely safe. Anyone over 8 years old can experience this for themselves at the 10 acre Combat Zone at Camelot Theme Park, Chorley,...
Blacon Adventure Playground and City Farm - Chester
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Blacon Adventure Playground and City Farm - Chester
Blacon Adventure Playground is a fully-staffed open access play facility managed directly by the Council.  The large enclosed site includes adventure play structures, a city farm, environmental play areas and a large indoor playbarn.  It is located in Chester's largest social housing estate area. Established over 30 years ago years ago,...
Greenacres Farm Park - Deeside
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Greenacres Farm Park - Deeside
Greenacres Farm Park offers fun days out for children of all ages, including schools and playgroups, with lots of farm & zoo animals to see, together with rides, amusements, a licensed bar & pool and games room. Why not try out some of our fantastic amusement and funfair rides or soft play area? Our ever popular tractor ride takes you on...
Twirl of Hay - Chester
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Twirl of Hay - Chester
FUN FACTORY - (Indoor Play Building) OPENING TIMES Sunday - Thursday 12noon - 8pm. Friday & Saturday 12noon - 9pm. PARTIES Order your meal from our children's menu & we can arrange face painting, balloons etc. Please ring for further details. CHARGES £2.00 per child per hour.
Showboats of Chester
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Showboats of Chester
Welcome To ChesterBoat Cruise Along the Beautiful River Dee Aboard Our Luxury Showboats Lady Diana and Mark Twain From the moment you and your guests are welcomed aboard by our friendly staff to the moment you leave we guarantee a smoothly organised event to remember. Cruises are available all year round from half hour daily cruises to...
Grosvenor Park Miniature Railway - Chester
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Grosvenor Park Miniature Railway - Chester
Welcome to Grosvenor Park Miniature Railway Website. GPMR is a 7¼" gauge railway located only a few minutes walk from Chester's historic city centre. The railway, built in 1996 to commemorate the centenary of the Duke of Westminster's railway at nearby Eaton Hall, is popular with young and old alike and has become one of Chester's top...
Holywell - Greenfield Valley Heritage Park
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Holywell - Greenfield Valley Heritage Park
An attractive collection of original and reconstructed local buildings which provide a fascinating insight into times past. For children there are farm animals, Toddler Tractor Heaven, Tower Maze and new for 2011, Adventure TreeHouse. ...
The West Lancashire Light Railway
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The West Lancashire Light Railway
The West Lancashire Light Railway is a two foot gauge passenger carrying railway located in the village of Hesketh Bank midway between Preston and the resort of Southport. The line features a number of interesting locomotives and other railway equipment brought together from industrial lines in the immediate locality, from elsewhere in Great...
The Crocky Trail - Chester
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The Crocky Trail - Chester
The Crocky Trail is an outdoor adventure trail one mile in length with loads of activities along the way, such as mazes, swings, slides, bridges, tunnels etc, though there is always a way around the more challenging obstacles. Looking for something fun to do over the weekend?  Stuck for school holiday ideas and need to keep the kids...
Lache Adventure Playground - Chester
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Lache Adventure Playground - Chester
New play and adventure park worth a visit! CHILDREN in Lahce have reason to celebrate with the opening of a new adventure play area. Lache Adventure Playground Association (LAPA) has established the facility to replace the playground which had to be demolished two years ago. The playground is designed for use by 8- to 13-year-olds, with younger...
GO APE Rivington - Lancashire
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GO APE Rivington - Lancashire
If you like the idea of an amazing high wire forest tree top course then Go Ape could be just your thing. We have Tarzan swings, rope bridges, ladders, tunnels and zip lines suspended up to 40 feet high in the tree tops. Go Ape is an award-winning confidence course with branches throughout the UK.  The Go Ape course will appeal to a...
Worden Park
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Worden Park
Worden Park playground is by far the largest in Leyland and has a cool 22 pieces of equipment for toddlers (ages 2 to 6) including swings, climbing frames, springy toys and a large sand pit complete with sand diggers. Admission: Free, internal elements may charge.    Opening Times:  Year round daylight access to park.
Arley Hall & Gardens
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Arley Hall & Gardens
Find out where Peter Rabbit and his friends are hiding in the gardens, follow our woodland trail with interesting facts about the natural habitats of rabbits, birds and pond life.
Stockley Farm - Northwich
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Stockley Farm - Northwich
Lamb Feeding Come and help bottle feed the lambs at 1pm and 3 pm in the lamb feeding area. There are always plenty of very greedy lambs, so everyone will always get to help. Large Animal ShedThe large animal shed has a variety of animals. After lamb feeding you can help feed some of the cows, calves and pigs that live in here. At the far end of...
Here you will find a comprehensive list of outdoor pursuits and anything related to the great outdoors by city, catering for you, your child, and your family. This could include hiking, climbing, camping, canoeing, pot holing, mountain biking and other out activities, or simply a stroll around the countryside or in a nearby park. We provide information on outdoor pursuits by county, city or by activity. Please use the home page map for county level outdoor pursuits browsing.
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