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Family Friendly Attractions in Liverpool

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Liverpool isn’t just a great city for late-night music lovers and culture fiends - there’s plenty of events, attractions, and activities for young kids and the whole family, whether it’s an inspiring outdoor adventure or an educational afternoon in a fun and fascinating museum.


Amazing museums


Your kids might roll their eyes when you suggest visiting a museum - that is, until they see just how many hands-on displays and interactive exhibits there are.


World Museum


Liverpool’s World Museum is city staple for school trips and family weekends out. Since 1853, this museum’s vast collection of spooky mummies, awesome dinosaur skeletons, and eerie armour have made kids go wide-eyed with wonder. And that’s before they see the aquarium, bug house, and planetarium - all of which have special learning areas to get children excited about the natural world.


William Brown Street, Liverpool L3 8EN. Tel:+44 151 478 4393


World Museum website
Outdoor excitement


Whether you want to stay in the city and amble around its parks and gardens, or head outside of the centre for an afternoon in the fresh country air, Liverpool boasts plenty of outdoor excitement for the whole family.


Croxteth Hall


Croxteth Hall - a 20 minute drive from the centre - is a stately manor house situated on 500 acres of lush, tree-stippled grounds, now a nature reserve. After parents have strolled around the architecturally-stunning 16th century house and adjacent Victorian walled garden, kids can enjoy the Home Farm, where they can pet and feed lambs, piglets, chickens, and calves.


Muirhead Avenue East, Liverpool L12 1E. Tel:+44 151 228 5311


Croxteth Hall website


Crosby Beach


Don’t forget that Liverpool is on the coast, and benefits from a number of sandy beaches. On a warm sunny day, why not head to Crosby Beach. The wide sands aren’t only soft and unblemished - they host one of Liverpool’s most eye-catching art exhibits. One hundred cast iron statues speckle the beach, looking out into the sea - both kids and parents alike are sure to be intrigued by this surreal spectacle.


Cambridge Road, Crosby


Crosby Beach website




Many of Liverpool’s landmarks don’t just appeal to sightseeing tourists and history-buffs - they’re also bound to excite the kids as well.


Wheel of Liverpool


The Wheel of Liverpool - an enormous, futuristic Ferris wheel - isn’t some white-knuckle theme park ride. Rather, the 42 spacious viewing capsules gently rise, slowly gaining height to offer the best views of the city, before softly returning to the ground. Nevertheless, your kids are bound to get a kick out of the epic views from the summit.


Keel Wharf, Liverpool L3 4FN. Tel:+44 151 709 8651


Wheel of Liverpool website


Family dining


After a long day of exploring the city, everyone is sure to have worked up an appetite. Luckily, Liverpool has dozens of restaurants and cafes that can cater to the whole family.


The Interesting Eating Company


This quirky and innovative eatery is renowned for its delectable pancakes, and its house specials of chicken soup and salt beef sandwiches. But it really shines with its menu for the little ones, with retro lunches like banana on toast or eggs and soldiers. Kids can also go wild and design their own pancakes.


117 Allerton Road, Liverpool L18 2DD. Tel:+44 151 345 5216


The Interesting Eating Company website




Laid out like a traditional Italian ristorante, with a huge, warmly lit interior and retro black and white movie star posters across the walls, Gusto is a great place to bring the kids for some authentic Italian cooking. Adults can enjoy succulent steaks while kids can come up with their own pizzas.


Albert Dock, Liverpool L3 4AF. Tel:+44 151 708 6969


Gusto website