6 Things to Do With Your Family in Liverpool

Liverpool’s Family-Friendly Places

    There are plenty of events, attractions, and things to do with your family in Liverpool – our list below shows that this maritime city isn’t just a popular holiday destination for late-night music lovers and museum-hoppers. Whether it’s an inspiring outdoor adventure or an educational afternoon in a museum, Liverpool's family-friendly places will delight even the pickiest of kids. 

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    World Museum

    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 here. 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.

    Location: William Brown Street, Liverpool L3 8EN, UK

    Open: Daily from 10am to 5pm

    Phone: +44 (0)151 478 4393

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    Croxteth Hall

    Croxteth Hall is a stately manor house about a 20-minute drive from central Liverpool. It's situated on 500 acres of lush, tree-stippled grounds, now a nature reserve. After parents have strolled around the 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.

    Location: Muirhead Avenue East, Liverpool L12 0HA, UK

    Open: April–September: daily from 10.30am to 5pm

    Phone: +44 (0)151 228 5311

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    The Interesting Eating Company

    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. 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.

    Location: 117 Allerton Road, Liverpool L18 2DD, UK

    Open: Monday–Friday from 9am to 4.30pm, Saturday–Sunday from 8.30am to 4.30pm

    Phone: +44 (0)151 345 5216

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    Crosby Beach

    Don’t forget that Liverpool is on the coast, and benefits from a number of sandy beaches. On a warm sunny day, head to Crosby Beach. The wide sands aren’t only soft and unblemished – they host one of Liverpool’s most eye-catching art exhibits. 100 cast-iron statues speckle the beach, looking out into the sea – both kids and parents are sure to be intrigued by this surreal spectacle.

    Location: Crosby Beach, Waterloo, Liverpool L22 7RL, UK

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    Wheel of Liverpool

    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. 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 returning to the ground. Nevertheless, your kids are bound to get a kick out of the epic views from the summit.

    Location: Keel Wharf, Liverpool L3 4FN, UK

    Open: Monday–Thursday from 10am to 9pm, Friday from 10am to 11pm, Saturday from 9am to 11pm, Sunday from 9am to 8pm

    Phone: +44 (0)151 709 8651

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    Gusto

    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.

    Location: Edward Pavillion, Albert Dock, Liverpool L3 4AF, UK

    Open: Monday–Thursday from 12pm to 11pm, Friday from 12pm to 11.30pm, Saturday from 10am to 11.30pm, Sunday from 10am to 11pm

    Phone: +44 (0)151 708 6969

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