Liverpool Activities

  • A watersports haven
  • Go on a Safari in England – yes, you read it right!
  • Boating & Fishing in Sefton Park
  • Family Escapes at the Pier Head & Wirral Way
  • Getting Active in Liverpool Watersports Centre & Crosby Marina
  • Join a Ghost Tour
  • Feral Nightlife
  • A Stag & Hen playground

Liverpool, the beating heart of Merseyside and northwestern England, supposedly took its name from the mythological Liver Bird that proudly dominates the city’s coat of arms. Nowadays, Liverpool is a vibrant metropolis, a restless university town and a significant financial center.

Upon hearing its name, most people sense the unsurpassable vibe of The Beatles concerts, recall Titanic’s tragic fate, or yearn its wonderful parks and wild nightlife. But that’s just a shadow of what Liverpool has to offer…

Either by cruising down the river or strolling its bustling streets, visitors quickly realize that Liverpool has many faces and something great for all tastes and fancies: parks, lakes and museums for families (or even a genuine safari experience!), excellent facilities for watersports and activities enthusiasts, ghosts and dinosaurs for youngsters that aren’t easily impressed, romantic promenades, rows and views for couples and an unrivalled array of options for Stag & Hen weekends.

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Ultimate Indoor Paintballing Liverpool
131 Vauxhall Road Unit 3 Vauxhall Business Centre
Liverpool, Merseyside
DISTANCE: 0.42 Miles
ACTIVITIES: Indoor Paintball...
Awesome Walls Liverpool
St Albans Church Athol Street
Liverpool, Merseyside
DISTANCE: 1.09 Miles
ACTIVITIES: Bouldering, Indoor Climbing...
Barnstondale Centre
Barnstondale Centre Storeton Lane
Wirral, Merseyside
DISTANCE: 5.41 Miles
ACTIVITIES: Abseiling, Archery, Canoeing, Climbing, Orienteering...
Knowsley Safari Park
Prescott
Prescot, Merseyside
DISTANCE: 7.58 Miles
ACTIVITIES: Big Cat Encounter, Zoo, Falconry Experience...
Fly Helicentre
Business Aviation Centre Viscount Drive Liverpool John Lennon Airport
Liverpool, Merseyside
DISTANCE: 8.08 Miles
ACTIVITIES: Sightseeing Flights, Helicopter Lesson, Helicopter Flight...
64th Birkenhead Sea Scouts
Marine House 2-8 South Parade West Kirby
Wirral, Merseyside
DISTANCE: 8.48 Miles
ACTIVITIES: Kayaking, Dinghy Sailing...
Four Dragons Limited
123 Rivington Road
St Helens, Merseyside
DISTANCE: 10.23 Miles
ACTIVITIES: Dragon Boat Racing...
Liverpool Sailing Club
CO 339Ormskirk Road Skelmersdale Lancs
Skelmersdale, Lancashire
DISTANCE: 13.08 Miles
ACTIVITIES: Dinghy Sailing, Powerboating, Sea Fishing, Sailing Schools, Hovercraft Racing, Canoeing, Kayaking...
Indoor Super Karting
Unit 2 Kestrel Place Guys Industrial Estate Burscough
iskarting@googlemail.com, Lancashire
DISTANCE: 13.67 Miles
ACTIVITIES: Go Karting...
Alpha 55 Limited
Pentre Halkyn
Holywell, Clwyd
DISTANCE: 14.27 Miles
ACTIVITIES: Airsoft...
Claymoore Narrowboats
The Wharf Preston Brook
Warrington, Cheshire
DISTANCE: 15.22 Miles
ACTIVITIES: Canal Boating...
Rock and River Outdoor Pursuits
Cliffs Farm Activity Center Wood Lane
Ormskirk, Lancashire
DISTANCE: 18.72 Miles
ACTIVITIES: Abseiling, Archery, Canoeing, Climbing, Crate Building, High Ropes Courses, Hiking, Jacobs Ladder,...
Firepower Paintball
Gibb Farm Moss Lane
Blackrod
DISTANCE: 21.64 Miles
ACTIVITIES: Paintball...
Adventure 21 Ltd
21 Babylon Lane Anderton
Chorley, Lancashire
DISTANCE: 21.76 Miles
ACTIVITIES: Abseiling, Canoeing, Climbing, Gorge Walking, Kayaking...
Chas Harden Boats
Beeston Castle Wharf Beeston
Tarporley, Cheshire
DISTANCE: 23.09 Miles
ACTIVITIES: Canal Boating...

Families

Follow in the Footsteps of the World’s Most Popular Band

Liverpool is the birthplace of the world’s most popular band, The Beatles, and various tours offer the opportunity to follow in their footsteps, by visiting sights that have played an important role in the band’s history, including “The Beatles Story” in Albert Dock and the rebuilt Cavern Club, where they made their debut in 1961, the Beatles Shop and McCartney’s home, where they wrote and rehearsed many of their early songs.

Peer at Liverpool’s History in Albert Dock

The superbly restored Albert Dock is an impressive high block surrounding the harbor basin. The enormous Victorian buildings are built around an arcaded walkway and house boutiques, restaurants, cafés and museums, including the International Slavery Museum. If you want to combine a nice cup of coffee or a great meal with some very interesting information about the city’s history, Albert Dock is just the right place.

Learn Titanic’s saga & Dinosaur’s Secrets

The Maritime Museum is home to intriguing exhibitions about emigrants who left for North America. Model ships, authentic workshops, historic vessels and exhibits reanimating the tragic tales of Titanic and Lusitania will fascinate kids and grownups. Your children will also be thrilled by the U-boat Story, recreating the life aboard a submarine during wartime.

Thousands of kids have also gazed wide-eyed at Liverpool’s World Museum’s dinosaur exhibits and Egyptian mummies, while its aquarium and planetarium still magnetizes parents and children of all ages.

Family Escapes at the Pier Head

Liverpool boasts its own watery passage outside the city: the Leeds – Liverpool canal extension scythes through the Pier Head, a charming riverside landscape, offering stunning views and great gateways to escape the city’s buzzing streets, either by cycling and roller skating, or relaxing and sunbathing on the man-made beach.

Throughout the year, the Pier Head features a blend of live concerts, street animation, food and drink festivals and numerous family-friendly activities: Fab 4 workshops, face painting, creative crafting, Sky Swings and Segways.

Cycling Through Wirral Way

The Wirral Way is a footpath and cycle route that runs along the Dee side of the Wirral peninsula. Its grassy knolls are famed for their majestic views of the surrounding hills, the nearby beach and the Heswall Meadows. Hiring a bike and getting some picnic provisions with you is the best way to spend one of your afternoons in Liverpool.

Enjoy a Romantic Sunset in Everton Brow

Everton brow, north of the city centre, offers the best view of the city, with Mersey landscapes struggling to overshadow the spires and skyscrapers. While not the prettiest of local parks, Everton Brow boasts the most bewitching sunsets in Mersey.

Ghost Tours

Liverpool’s Celtic lore has shrouded the city in a cloth of myths and legends. The best way to explore them is a nocturnal exploration of Liverpool’s shadowy precincts. Besides learning about the city’s earliest history and sagas, you will have the chance to dive below the city streets into the plague pits and dungeons. It would be better to leave small kids out of this!

Action Seekers

Get Active in Crosby Marina  

The Crosby Marina is famed for Sir Gormley’s “Another Place”,  a piece of modern sculpture consisting of 100 sculptures of the artist’s own body, facing towards the sea and getting “drowned” by the tide twice a day, making it a rather moving spectacle. But Crosby marina has much more to offer.

This watery labyrinth of pontoons and reed beds is used for watersports and cycling. The Crosby Lakeside Adventure Centre, besides being a place of outstanding natural beauty, offers visitors the chance to enjoy paddling, rowing, powerboating or sailing and windsurfing.

Strolling, Boating & Fishing in Sefton Park

Liverpool’s biggest park is Sefton, a magnificent 235-acre area, with a lake perfect for peaceful rows and fishing. Spend time with your family and friends, strolling or jogging through the trees, enjoying a picnic, a nice game of cricket, bowling green and tennis, while the kids have fun in the swings, slides, climbing frames and roundabout.

Nature calls – Knowsley Safari!

Experience the wildest day out with a trip to Knowsley Safari! Tour a 550 acre Safari Drive and marveling up-close more than 700 wild animals, including baboons, lions, camels, monkeys, wildebeests, tigers, all from the comfort and safety of your own car.

Knowsley is an all day destination: after the Safari Drive, explore the Walkaround Area and the Bat Forest, home to tens of Egyptian fruit bats and birds, and have fun by vulture feeding, flying displays and bird handling!

Sports Enthusiasts

Liverpool is home to 2 of the Premiership’s finest, Everton FC and Liverpool FC, whose bitter rivalry makes a match between them a lifetime experience. The region is also home to England’s Golf Coast, the finest stretch of championship golf in the world.

Horse-racing is another great option for sports enthusiasts: Aintree and Haydock racecourses are famed for their top – quality racing, including the renowned Grand National Festival, held in every spring.

Get Active in Liverpool Watersports Centre

Liverpool Watersport Centre, a 15 minute walk from Albert Dock, is ideal for some action and adrenaline rush, offering a vast variety of fun watersports, suitable for all ages and levels of experience. Kayaks and canoes, open water swimming, Powerboating, sailing and windsurfing, paddle – boarding, water trampolines and much more await you there, making it a perfect spot for families and friends, watersports fans and Stag and Hen Parties.

Alongside, the Wakeboarding Centre offers lessons in sailing, windsurfing, kayaking and power boating and a chance to try the notorious boatless wakeboarding that will thrill adventure addicts.  

Festivals

Liverpool specializes in unique festivals and celebrations, with something appealing to all ages: arts, food and drink, performance, heritage and music from all over the world.

The International Mersey River Festival, held in every June, is 3 days of family fun, amazing music and entertainment along the banks of the Mersey River: polo tournaments, jet skiing demonstrations, watersports and fascinating air displays.

LightNight, a one-night arts and culture festival, gives you, your friends and your family the chance to explore Liverpool’s galleries, museums and public spaces and have fun with a trail of light projections, street performances, exhibitions, walks, hands-on activities, dance workshops and parties that last well into the early hours for all ages.

Stags & Hens

Liverpool is a notorious Stag & Hen destination, mainly because of its wild nightlife and its innumerable options for all those who want to steer away from the alcohol fuelled run-of-the-mill choices: Foot Golf, Horse Racing, Hovercrafts, Karting, Paintball, Quad Biking, Zorb Football, Goggle Football, espionage challenges, Escape Rooms, Pizza Making, Poker Afternoons and much more offer bachelors the chance to get off the beaten track and have the time of their life.

Hen weekends in Liverpool don’t lack originality! Favourite options include Spa Days, Vintage Photoshoot, “Burlesque and Bubbly”, Skiing, go-karting, quad biking, Casino Experiences, Dance courses and much more.

Nightlife

Liverpool is very proud of its nightlife: from superclubs to traditional pubs, a vibrant gay quarter to concept bars, Liverpool at night has many faces.

Seel Street is the place where, no matter what you’re looking for, you’ll find it. Hardman Street offers a similar variety, and it is mostly known for its ale pubs, while Mathew Street is famed for the Cavern Club, where The Beatles used to perform. Finally, Concert Square, the hub of the city’s nightlife, is an Ρ&Β and hip hop asylum, while the Baltic Triangle is described as haven for ravers.

Summary

Liverpool has much more to offer than Beatles tours and souvenirs: its fascinating and family friendly museums, multiple activities and water sports centres, the chance to experience a Safari in Britain, the inexhaustible array of Stag & Hen options and its wild nightlife – not to mention the friendly faces of the locals – make it an excellent destination for people of all ages and interests.