Now we’re able to venture a bit further outdoors, it’s a good time to explore Merseyside’s beautiful parks and outdoor spaces.
From the splendour of Sefton Park to the Iron Men at Crosby, the area has many fascinating and relaxing locations.
They’re low cost and easy ways to get the family outdoors and keep them entertained.
Antony Gormley’s ‘Another Place’ sculptures in Crosby are well worth a visit. The 100 life-size ‘Iron Men’ make an impressive spectacle along the coastline.
Behind the beach, Crosby Marina is also great for cycle trails and walks. Crosby, L23.
Visiting Liverpool’s Sefton Park is perfect for a day out. The park features several ornamental lakes and acres of lawn to stretch out on.
Sefton Park also has a large kids play area and tennis courts to keep you and the family exercised. Aigburth, L17.
When the sun is out, the setting and views at the Pier Head are one of the best ways to escape the city for an hour.
At the Pier Head you can see the Three Graces close up and look out over the Mersey to Wirral. Pier Head, Liverpool Waterfront, L3.
The Wirral Way
The Wirral Way is a footpath/cycle route running through the Wirral peninsula. The 10-mile length of countryside has magnificent views over to the hills of North Wales.
The route also covers the shingly beach at Thurstaston, and the National Trust-managed Heswall Meadows. Wirral, Merseyside, CH43.
Port Sunlight Village
Port Sunlight is one of Britain’s best examples of a ‘model village’, the village was built by William Hesketh Lever to house workers at his Sunlight soap factory.
The Arts and Crafts-inspired garden community is set in 130 acres of beautiful grounds, complete with a sunken park called the Dell. Ideal for a family day out! Wirral, Merseyside, CH62.
Calderstones Park is a beautiful and unique setting. The park is named after and home to ancient megaliths that are said to be older than Stonehenge. It is also home to the Allerton Oak, pictured below, a tree thought to be more than 1000 years old.
Calderstones features the Harthill Botanical Gardens, as well as a lake, and the Mansion House, which includes a café and child-friendly play area. Calderstones Road, L18.
Chavasse Park has five acres of beautifully landscaped gardens with winding paths and peaceful spots to get away from the noise of the city centre.
The park is situated on the Leisure Level of Liverpool ONE and has stunning views of the waterfront. Thomas Steers Way, L1.
Everton Brow is a fantastic vantage point and offers some of the best views in the city. It’s perfect for a family visit this summer.
If you time your trip for sunset, you’ll be rewarded by the spectacular views of the Mersey Bay. Everton, L3.
St James’ Gardens
Head into St James’ Gardens and admire the views of the Anglican Cathedral. The Grade I-listed park, once a cemetery, feels very calming and is an ideal break from the hustle and bustle of the city.
The historic Georgian Quarter above the gardens is also well worth exploring. Upper Duke Street, L7.
A wonderful place to relax and enjoy a picnic with family and friends, you can also take a stroll along the waterfront with the River Mersey on one side and woodland on the other.
Otterspool Park is a perfect spot for bird and wildlife watching. Otterspool Road, L17.