Since moving to North Wales, our nearest major city is Liverpool. It’s only about half an hour away in the car and is a great place to visit for a fun-packed day out or weekend away with the kids. There’s plenty of things to see and do, from museums and galleries to docks and ferries. Here are some of the things we are intending to go and do over the next few months there.
Situated at the Albert Dock, the Merseyside Maritime Museum celebrates the rich maritime history of the city. There are regular exhibitions on, including one at the moment about the Titanic. There’s a play area for the under 8’s, trails and a cafe and shop. Best of all? It’s free!
Most of the Tate Liverpool museum is free, although there is a charge for adults getting into certain exhibitions. It’s a really family-friendly place, with buggy parks, plenty of changing facilities, activity packs and trails. Watch out for their special activities at the weekend and in the school holidays too.
Mattel Play is based at the Albert Dock and is an interactive fun centre for pre-schoolers based on three themed zones – Bob the Builder, Thomas and Friends and Fireman Sam. I say it’s aimed at pre-schoolers, but actually, I know Harrison and Alex would still adore this. It’s £12 per child and £3 an adult, which I think is fairly good value, but you can always check on Groupon for the best deals on your favourite Liverpool-based activities. I have the app donwnloaded on my phone so I can keep up to date with all the latest offers.
You don’t need to go to London to go on a big wheel. The whopping 196ft Wheel of Liverpool has 42 glass capsules, all with some pretty spectacular views over the city. You can even the Welsh mountains in the distance on a clear day!
A trip to Liverpool wouldn’t be complete without something related to The Beatles, after all, it was home to the fab four! Find out how the young lads from humble beginnings became music icons of the 20th century. There’s plenty to keep all ages interested, including the kid’s Discovery Zone where they can learn about their story in a fun, interactive way.
So, there are just five things to do in Liverpool with the kids, but there are many, many more. What’s your favourite attraction?
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