Knowsley offers a variety of attractions for visitors and locals alike. Whether you’re looking for a day out with the family, a cultural experience, or an outdoor adventure, Knowsley has something for everyone. In this blog post, we’ll explore various activities that you can enjoy in the area.
The Shakespeare North Playhouse
The Shakespeare North Playhouse, centred around a traditional Shakespearean theatre, aims to unite people through their diverse performances and activities. It celebrates Shakespeare’s legacy and brings entertainment to the heart of Knowsley.
Knowsley Safari Park
A visit to Knowsley Safari Park is a must for animal lovers. The park offers an incredible drive-through safari experience, where you can see lions, tigers, elephants, and more in a semi-natural environment. The park also has walk-around areas, a play park, and educational talks.
Stadt Moers Country Park
Stadt Moers Country Park in Whiston is a great place for a family day out. With vast open spaces, picturesque ponds, and a variety of wildlife, it’s perfect for picnics, walks, and nature spotting. The park also hosts numerous free events throughout the year.
Kirby Gallery & Prescot Museum
For those interested in local history, the Kirby Gallery & Prescot Museum offers a fascinating glimpse into Knowsley’s past. Free to enter, Prescot Museum features exhibits on local industries like watch-making and contains archives of local significance. Meanwhile, Kirby Gallery hosts a range of contemporary art exhibitions.
With sheep, cows, goats, pigs, horses, chickens, meerkats and more there’s lots to see and do at the award-winning Acorn Farm. The farm’s facilities include two outdoor play areas, a woodland walk, a cafe, plant sales centre and farm shop selling home-produced free-range meat, eggs and dairy milk ice cream as well as toys, souvenirs, sweets and drinks.
Court Hey Park
Court Hey Park is another perfect destination for nature lovers. Home to the National Wildflower Centre and Merseyside BioBank, it has beautiful gardens and meadows, perfect for a peaceful stroll or a family picnic.
Walking and Cycling Routes
Knowsley is crisscrossed with numerous walking and cycling paths, including parts of the Trans Pennine Trail. These routes offer a great way to explore the area’s natural beauty and are suitable for all ages and abilities. Check out this Merseyrail Knowsley cycle map for more information.