The 10 Best Family-Friendly Things to Do in Liverpool

Looking for some family fun to enjoy on a holiday to Liverpool? You’re in luck – this beautiful city is filled with child-friendly activities that all the family will enjoy.

From rides on the famous big wheel to meeting creepy-crawlies and even taking a trip on the Yellow Submarine, here’s the top 10 family-friendly things to do in Liverpool…

1. Take a ride on the Wheel of Liverpool

Enjoy a bird’s eye view of the city during a ride on Liverpool’s very own wheel.

With 42 enclosed capsules, the Wheel of Liverpool offers breathtaking views of the city’s famous waterfront, the River Mersey and the Wirral from 60 metres up. Each capsule has a glass floor, luxury leather interiors and outstanding views – and on clear days you can even see the Welsh mountains!

£10 a ticket (£6.50 for children)

2. Enjoy a state-side meal at the UK’s only singing waiter diner

Be entertained while you eat at the UK’s only singing waiter diner in a magical, musical experience like no other.

Head down to Mulholland Singing Diner to enjoy classic American food and million-dollar milkshakes while showstopping singing waiters dazzle you with live performances of all your favourite songs.

Kids will love the Disney hits and marvellous musical numbers while the adults enjoy all the very best 80s ballads and some top movie favourites. You’ll be singing-along in no time as this musical experience brings a sprinkle of stardust to your Liverpool visit.

3. Get soaked at The Adventure Dock

Challenge your kids to the bounciest race in Liverpool with the city’s newest (and wettest) outdoor attraction.

Don your wetsuits for a family day out with a difference at The Adventure Dock in Duke’s Dock on the waterfront. Clamber all over the giant inflatable obstacle course and explore free-fall slides, trampolines, rafts and barriers as you bounce, splash and slice around this crazy course. Open for everyone above the age of eight, get ready for a Total Wipeout experience on Liverpool’s historic dockside.

4. Take a family walk in Otterspool Park

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There are plenty of parks to choose from in Liverpool – but nothing quite compares to Otterspool Park when it comes to family fun.

Enjoy the fresh air with a (free) family walk through this beautiful park as you take in views of the Mersey and stunning seasonal vistas. With a fantastic playground, offering everything from swings and see-saws to climbing nets and spinning dishes and the Otters Cafe serving hot drinks and ice-creams, you’ll be all sorted for a family-friendly day out away from the city centre.

Plus, make sure you check out the Otterspool Adventure Centre with their incredible outdoor play area, which includes a mini quad bike race course, giant bouncing pillow and an opportunity to practise a bit of constrution on their mini Volvo diggers!

5. Jump on the Mersey Ferry

Ferry ‘cross the Mersey… you know the tune. A family trip to Liverpool wouldn’t be complete without catching the ferry made world-famous by Gerry and the Pacemakers for a gentle (and windy) ride up the Mersey to see the best of Liverpool’s sights.

Offering breathtaking vistas of the city’s waterfront, and plenty of opportunities for the whole family to learn more about Liverpool’s maritime and musical past, these iconic ferries are the perfect way to get a feel for Liverpool’s history. And if you’ve got time on your hands, why not stop off on the Wirral side for a look around Birkenhead’s historical sites?

6. Learn about the city at Museum of Liverpool

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Head to the controversial waterfront building to explore Liverpool’s incredible history at the Museum of Liverpool.

Get educated  on how the port, the people and its history have shaped the city we know and love today.  Kids will love the ‘Little Liverpool’ section designed for kids under the age of 6 years old, while older kids (and adults) will enjoy more interactive parts of the museum.

7. Explore the city of the Beatles at The Beatles Story

Find out all about Liverpool’s most famous sons, and introduce your kids to the music that changed the world at The Beatles Story. Find out how four lads from this city became the biggest band in the world and discover all the Liverpool’s spots made famous by their iconic albums.

With plenty of opportunities to dress up, a chance to go behind the scenes of the famous Abbey Road Studios and even an udnerwater trip on the Yellow Submarine, it’s a perfect family trip down memory lane.

8. Meet some creepy-crawlies at the World Museum

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Whether your child loves dinosaurs, creepy-crawlies or the Egyptians, the World Museum will cater for their interests. This fabulous museums covers all walks of life, from their incredible aquarium to their insect zoo, plus loads of ancient and natural history thrown in (with a bit of deep space on the top floor). Angled towards the young audience, it’s great for keeping little ones occupied on rainy days.

Keep an eye out for the historic totem pole in the foyer – it’s pretty famous!

9. Visit one of Liverpool’s world famous football clubs

Get any young fan excited with a tour of one of Liverpool’s famous football clubs.

Whether you’re a red or a blue (or support someone else), there’s nothing like getting behind the scenes and seeing what goes on in some of the most well-known footie stadiums in the world.

Enjoy a stadium tour at LFC to visit the dressing rooms, touch the famous This is Anfield sign and take a spine-tingling walk down the Player’s Tunnel or head on over to their city rivals at Goodison Park to find out what happens in the Dixie Dean suite on a match day or stand on the touchline like a manager.

Whichever team takes your fancy, all the family will get to understand the important of football to the city and how it’s shaped the Scouse outlook on life.

10. Stay at Signature Living

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Enjoy a unique stay in Liverpool’s most popular family accommodation with Signature Living. Offering eclectic suites in city centre locations, our incredible family rooms offer the opportunity for all the family to stay together for a family break like no other.

Stay in one of our incredible Garden of Eden suites, which sleep up to 8 guests, for a luxurious stay in a family-friendly hotel. From the brightly-coloured YOLO suite, with it’s fusion of colours and luxurious amenities, to our incredible 12-bed Flamingo Suite which includes an in-room pool and eccentric furnishings, you won’t have a family stay like it anywhere else.

Located within The Shankly Hotel, our Garden of Eden suites are just moments away from some of the city’s best attractions. Liverpool’s UNESCO World Heritage Waterfront is just 18-minutes walk away, while the famous Liverpool One shopping distrct is a mere 7-minutes. Plus, head over to the family-friendly World Museum, which sits on the door step of the hotel.

We hope you’ve enjoyed our top ten family-friendly things to do in Liverpool. We can’t wait to welcome you to this beautiful city. To book, call our team today on 0151 236 0166.


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