Best activities to do in Liverpool with the family

Looking for the perfect location to take the family on a well-deserved breakaway? Well, look no further than Liverpool! Aptly named the Pool of Life, this vibrant maritime city was voted as one of the best places to visit in the UK and is renowned for a myriad of attractions that entertain the old and the young alike. Think museums, music festivals, theatres, and restaurants galore!

You’ve only got a limited number of days and with so much choice, it can be difficult to decide where to take the kids. We’ve made a list of the best activities to do in Liverpool with your family so all you need to focus on is making some memories. Here are our top picks:

Crosby Beach

A short drive up the coast from the city centre is Crosby beach which is a great place to take the kids. It’s a pristine sandy beach, perfect for running around, beach games and general silliness – even if the weather isn’t favourable.

It’s also home to a famous modern sculpture installation by Antony Gormley who is responsible for many famous landmarks around the UK, including the Angel of the North. This is something for parents interested in culture or just a stunning view.

Wild Shore Liverpool

On a warm day, you want to be spending your time outside so bring the kids along to the city’s bounciest family attraction! Wild Shore is located in Duke’s Dock and offers an inflatable obstacle course, decked out with trampolines, free-fall slides, and activities such as Mini Port boats and pedalos.

This is the perfect day out, not just for the kids but for adults too! Anyone between the ages of 6 and above can take part in the water sports fun.

Museum of Liverpool

This city has a long and exciting history, and the Museum of Liverpool is a great place to start your adventure. It beautifully narrates the most critical events in the city’s past, from the Blitz in 1941, the birth of the Beatles, to the influence of fashion and football. Real-life accounts of locals are also included in the exhibits.

Voted as one of the best museums in Liverpool, this is a great place to gain a better understanding of Scousers and their city. A perfect activity for a rainy day, the Museum of Liverpool is well worth the visit.


Football has played an important role in Liverpool’s identity and economy, with Liverpool F.C. boosting the city’s economy significantly. Anfield stadium has been home to the popular team since their formation in 1892 and is a centre of Liverpool’s cultural and community spirit. Before, it was occupied by the other famous football club in Liverpool, Everton, which now resides at Goodison Park over the other side of Stanley Park.

Why not take the kids to watch a match, book a stadium tour or browse some merchandise of one of their best players?

World Museum

A perfect spot for those history buffs, the World Museum is the oldest in Liverpool and is famous for its collections on human culture, life sciences, and earth sciences. It is home to the oldest planetarium in British museums and extensive exhibits ranging from Egyptian mummies to dinosaur bones!

Entry into the World Museum is free to all and makes for an educational and fun day out!