Whether it’s half term, a long weekend or the school holidays, it can be challenging to find new, exciting and cheap things to do that the whole family will enjoy. However, there are plenty of things to do if you just know where to go.
If you live in Liverpool or you are just visiting, you’ll have plenty of activities to choose from that will be perfect for grown-ups and children alike. This cultural city has plenty on offer, from educational museums to exciting parks. So, if you’re looking for something free to do with the family, read on for a little inspiration.
You won’t believe that you can visit the World Museum for free as there is so much to see here. There are certain exhibitions that you may need to pay for, but you could spend hours enjoying the areas of the museum that are free of charge. You and your children can learn all about cultures from all over the world as well as natural history and prehistoric creatures.
Look out for the full sized cast of a Megalosaurus skeleton, the aquarium full of tropical fish and traditional headdresses from a range of cultures.
Otterspool Adventure is an exciting place for the kids which features a huge outdoor play area which will keep them entertained for hours. The wooden play equipment is completely free to use and if you want to have access to other areas such as the Volvo diggers, bouncing pillow, mini quad bike race course or the maze, you can buy fairly cheap play passes which can be used between more than one child.
There is an ice cream barn and a café for when you get peckish, and adults can sit and relax while they watch their children play.
Opened in 1846, Albert Dock has a rich history as an integral part of Liverpool’s heritage. These days, the Dock is home to a huge variety of shops, bars, restaurants, galleries and museums.
Rice Lane City Farm
Rice Lane City Farm is known as Liverpool’s best kept secret with 14 acres of woodland, as well as farming land, right in the heart of the city. This community initiative is designed to provide a place for local people to learn a number of new skills such as animal husbandry and farming skills.
You can visit the farm and meet the various animals onsite, including the Ryeland sheep and Red Poll cows.
As a 235 acre, Grade 1 historic park, Sefton Park is incredibly popular with locals and visitors alike. There’s everything from a boating lake to a playground, cafés, caves and statues as well as much more. Make sure to visit the Palm House which is home to plenty of exotic plants and hosts a number of exciting events throughout the year.
With so much to do, Liverpool is the perfect place for family outings and activities. Best of all, you can find plenty of things to do for free that you will enjoy just as much as the children.