10 of the Best Places to Visit in Liverpool with Kids

Liverpool is a city that many tourists like to visit, but do you know what it offers for families?

Famous for football, The Beatles and its waterfront, Liverpool is usually a city that couples flock to for its vibrant cultural scene and the incredible nightlife.

But there is so much on offer for families too, making it a great city to visit if you live close by or happen to be visiting for a few days.

Read on for the 10 best places to visit in Liverpool with kids.

World Museum

This is a great museum perfect for families to visit.

It is a free attraction making it very budget-friendly, but there may be one-off exhibitions that require a charge.

In the museum there are five floors of exhibitions including Egyptian artefacts, Dinosaur remains and a Planetarium.

Special events are run throughout the year and during the holidays so it is always worth a look at the website before visiting. 

St Johns Beacon Viewing Gallery

If you want to get some incredible views of Liverpool and beyond, head to St John’s Beacon viewing gallery.

You can purchase tickets online and then head straight up to the viewing gallery.

Sights include the Liverpool skyline and you can even see as far as well as The Wirral and North Wales. 

Even Father Christmas has been spotted here!

Mersey Ferry Explorer Cruise

This is one of the best sightseeing experiences and gives you the chance to see Liverpool from a different perspective.

It is a fifty-minute cruise that gives you the opportunity to see the sights as well as learn about the history of the Mersey and the integral role it played.

It is one of the best things to do in Liverpool. The kids will love the chance to be on a boat and explore a city in a unique way.  

Maritime Museum Liverpool

The city played a pivotal role in history when it came to working on the water.

Whether equipping the navy or transporting goods from one place to the next, Liverpool's history is on the water and this museum is a great way to learn about that history.

The exhibits are interesting with activities and events running throughout the year so it is always a good idea to check out the website before you visit.

It is another indoor and budget-friendly option that the whole family will enjoy. 

Imagine That!

This is a great interactive attraction for children.

You can let their minds explore the different zones that include a construction site, art zone, water area, and science zone.

This is a great location for all ages as there are even toddler-focused areas for little ones to play.

A fun inside attraction for when the weather isn’t so great. 

Tate Liverpool

One of Liverpool’s most iconic please to visit the Tate Liverpool has a collection of some of the best artwork on display.

With long-running exhibitions, you will find an eclectic collection of art and displays that you and the kids will find fascinating.

It is a free entry attraction but you do need to get a ticket online so that you can show that when you enter.

Otterspool Adventure

This is a lovely family-friendly attraction that the kids will love.

There is everything from mini-golf to inflatables, a play area to ride on quads. There is also a mini beach there.

Lots of picnic spots, places to eat and drink as well as other things to do such as open areas to walk and wander around make it a great place to visit with kids.

There are usually things going on throughout the year so it is always a good idea to check out the website first to see if there are any specific events taking place when you plan to visit. 

Sefton Park 

Sefton Park is one of the largest open green spaces in Liverpool and is a great place to visit with kids. 

You can enjoy the many areas of green land and open park spaces. Kick a ball around or just enjoy a picnic on the grass.

There are wooded areas, a lake, and lots of children’s play areas ready for you to explore.

The park is free to enter, and on a nice day, you could easily spend a few hours there enjoying the scenery and spending quality time together.

A great option when visiting Liverpool. 

Wild Shore

This is a relatively new thing to do in Liverpool but one that you should consider, especially if you have tween and teen children.

Wild Shore is an inflatable course that is on the water at the Liverpool Docks.

While exploring the docks, you could book tickets to do this.

Put on your wetsuit and see who can make it to the end of the obstacle course without falling into the water. There are lifeguards on hand to keep an eye on things.

This could be a great option on a warm and sunny day. 

Liverpool One 

Finally, no trip to Liverpool is complete with heading to Liverpool One.

This gives you the chance to explore all of the shops, enjoy the bars and the restaurants and also the entertainment on hand including a cinema and an escape room experience.

There is lots to see and do and there are usually events taking place throughout the year so always check out the website first to see if anything is going on.

You will find a real mix of high street and designer shops as well as high street and high-end restaurants and bars so there is something for everyone. 

Hopefully, this has given you plenty of inspiration for some of the best places to visit in Liverpool with kids. 

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