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10 Family-Friendly Things to Do in Liverpool

When it comes to culture, attractions and colourful characters, you can’t beat Liverpool. There are so many things to do and so many places to see, you’re bound to be spoilt for choice when picking a day out.

If you’re looking to have some family fun in the city, you’re in luck, as we here at Signature Living have selected the top 10 family-friendly things to do in Liverpool.

1. The Echo Wheel of Liverpool

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You can guarantee your kids will take one look at The Echo Wheel of Liverpool and wish they were on it. The wheel includes 42 enclosed – and fully air-conditioned – capsules that will allow you and your loved ones to take in the breathtaking views of the city. Sights include the stunning River Mersey, the World Heritage Site waterfront and even the Welsh mountains. Perfect for all ages!

2. Awesome Walls Climbing Liverpool

Head on over to St Albans Church for the Awesome Walls Climbing Liverpool, which is, unsurprisingly, pretty awesome! The climbing facility is perfect for beginners and experienced climbers. The shortest walls are just four metres high, but if you’re really brave you can climb the tallest wall that overhangs by eight metres on a seventeen and a half metre pitch!

3. Wowballs Liverpool

How would you like to walk on water? You can at Wowballs at Liverpool Water Sports Centre, which is located at the Queens Dock. All you have to do is step inside a 2m waterball and roll across Liverpool’s iconic waterfront. The whole family can take part in the fun, running, skipping and hopping across the water – and you can even bash into one another!

4. Otterspool Park

There are plenty of parks to choose from in Liverpool – but nothing quite compares to Otterspool Park when it comes to family fun. There are so many things to do in this stunning spot – as you can relax with a picnic, take a walk through the beautiful parklands or breathe in the air as you take in the view of the River Mersey.

The children can also have hours of fun at the fantastic playground, which offers everything from swings and see-saws to climbing nets and spinning dishes.

5. Mersey Ferry

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The Mersey Ferry offers breathtaking views of the Liverpool skyline – and so it’s one of the best ways to see the city in all its wonderful glory. You and your family can learn more about Liverpool’s maritime and musical past whilst aboard the iconic ferries, and children are bound to be entertained with tales of smuggling and famous passengers.

6. Museum of Liverpool

The Museum of Liverpool educates visitors on how the port, the people and its history have shaped the city we know and love today. Your kids will love ‘Little Liverpool’ that’s designed for kids under the age of 6 years old, and allows them to play and learn in a hands-on fantasy world where they are in charge.

The museum also offers fantastic displays – such as Winnie the Spider – as well as storytelling tents that children will adore.

7. Route 66 Drive-In Cinema

Route 66 is one of the newest attractions in Liverpool – and quickly becoming one of the best! You can park up and enjoy the drive in cinema, which offers a variety of movies each month. You can even grab some cold and hot snacks to enjoy the ultimate cinema experience outside.

8. World Museum

Whether your child loves dinosaurs, creepy crawlies or the Egyptians, you should visit the World Museum – which offers fun ways to explore history. You can take a look at fantastic Egyptian mummies, stand in awe of the dinosaur displays and take a fun walk around the aquarium and planetarium.

9. Rice Lane City Farm

Rice Lane City Farm offers fun for all the family, as it boasts 224 acres of countryside that comes complete with sheep, pigs, goats and ponies. You can also book ahead to take part in a guided walk and talk.

10. Lifestyles Peter Lloyds

Lifestyles Peter Lloyds is a sport centre that features a swimming pool, which is ideal for all ages and abilities. It’s the perfect way to enjoy an active day out, whilst teaching them to swim. Swimming, football, gymnastics and karate coaching sessions are also available.

Signature Living is dedicated to bringing people together – which is why we offer stylish, comfortable group accommodation. To find out more about our Liverpool hotels, call us now on 0151 236 0166 or email

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Elisabeth loves writing about Liverpool, showcasing the best attractions, events and experiences in our beautiful city.

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