What is there to do? What can I see? What will the kids like? Is there anything different?
When you start planning a trip these are just some of the questions that run through your mind.
We are here to help you tailor your day to make your trip as enjoyable as possible.
Relax and unwind
We all need to take time out to relax and unwind at times and Southport attractions are the perfect place to do this.
You can blow the cobwebs away with a walk down to the end of Southport Pier, a historic landmark on the seafront.
You can see along the coast to Blackpool and North Wales, and you can take a relaxing journey back to the entrance on the pier tram.
When you really want to unwind you can take a trip to Lavender House, indulge in a massage, a spot of lunch and as much pampering as you need.
A canvas for the family’s enjoyment
Keeping the whole family entertained is an important part of any trip and Southport attractions are perfect for this; quality time together can be enjoyed in Southport.
Fancy a little competition?
Everybody can get involved with a game of bowling; day or night, young or old once you get the shoes on and hit the lanes, the fun will begin!
And if the weather is a little gloomy head over to Splash World.
The thrill seekers can ride the fast flumes, the little ones can play in the toddler area, and if you fancy joining in the lazy river ride and bubble spa are there waiting for you.
Arcade games and mini rides can be enjoyed together at Silcocks Funland in all weathers.
And if the tummies are grumbling, you can tuck into a seaside favourite cuisine, fish n’ chips!
Something a little bit different!
Quintessentially English and truly unique is the British Lawnmower Museum.
Only in Southport can you enter a world of vintage lawnmowers.
Internationally recognised, the museum is British history at its best!
Or perhaps you are more of a train enthusiast?
The Model Railway Village has acres of landscape with a mini rail network weaving through pretty buildings and greenery.
The charming and tranquil surroundings mean families can spend hours, relaxing and let the kids follow their favourite train.
Stay a little longer...
There are so many Southport attractions to visit, why not extend your visit?
With accommodation to suit all budgets and all tastes we'll have the perfect option for you.
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With extensive knowledge of the area they can help you make the most of your time in Southport.
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King's Gardens is a 17 acre garden located in the centre of Southport Town Centre, on the Promenade. The gardens are a hype of activity all year round and are a busy tourist attraction on the Southport seafront.
In 2012, the gardens were awarded £5.5million from the Heritage Lottery Fund and...
Theatre / Venue
The Atkinson is Southport’s beautiful new home for music, theatre, art, poetry, literature and history, right in the middle of Lord Street in Southport. Significant investment has been made in refurbishing the stunning 19th century buildings, to create a really welcoming multi art-form venue with a...
Are you looking for a traditional seaside holiday? Or perhaps you want to breathe the fresh sea air deep into your lungs?
Not only does Southport have 22 miles of coast but also boasts the Grade II listed Southport Pier, the oldest iron pier in the country, standing for over 150 years.
The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT) is the largest international wetland conservation charity in the UK. You can have a fantastic day out at Martin Mere seeing, feeding and learning about wetland birds and mammals as the only attraction in the North West that has a beaver enclosure.
Crosby Beach is now the permanent home to ‘Another Place’, the sculpture by internationally acclaimed artist, Antony Gormley. The beach has been awarded the Quality Coast Award by Keep Britain Tidy. The QCA award tells visitors that the standards of beach management are of the highest quality in...
'The Lavender House Day Spa, Hair Salon & Tea Rooms/Cafe' strives to offer a unique experience for all its guests. The principles the establishment strictly adheres to, is providing individually customised, attentive treatments with a quality of service rivalling five star Hotel Spas. The luxurious...
Theatre / Venue
If you are in Southport for a day trip, overnight stay or longer make sure you check what’s on at the Southport Theatre and Convention Centre.
If you are looking for evening entertainment then Southport theatres have a great programme of shows by well-known artistes.
You are never too far...
Hesketh is the oldest golf club in Southport, established in 1885.
Part links and part parkland, it is set among the Victorian villas of a residential area at the northern end of South West Lancashire's sand dune system. Designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest, Hesketh sits beside a...
Do you prefer coastal views to city skyscrapers?
Do you love to feel the sand between your toes and wind through your hair?
Does relaxing on the beach sound appealing?
If you answered 'yes' to these then Southport beach is perfect for you!
You can leave the hustle & bustle of the town...
Red squirrels, natterjacks, prehistoric footprints and miles of coastal walks are just waiting to be discovered - part of National Trust Formby's amazing and ever changing landscape.
Enjoy breathtaking sea views; head out on a bracing coastal walk or find out about Formby's fascinating coastal...
This Southport attraction is ideal for kids who love trains, many spend all day watching their favourite locomotive as it meanders around the 1.5 acres of beautiful miniature landscape. Parents can sit and relax in peace and tranquillity, whilst keeping a close eye on their children in this...
Southport's home to the fun all weather water park Dunes Splash World.
Kept at a constant 84 degrees Fahrenheit it’s the ideal place to visit no matter what the weather’s like outside. With fast flumes and river rides, a relaxing bubble spa and a brand new, recently refurbished toddler area and...
Forget the hustle and bustle of the supermarkets or the bland town centre High Streets - where everywhere looks the same and say a big hello to The Courtyard, a brand new destination - a place where people matter offering great value for money and a genuine shopping paradise alongside one of the...
One of Southport’s most unique attractions is the Waterfront Arts Project on Southport’s Promenade. This large fine art gallery space opened in August 2010 and has led the way in Southport’s artistic and cultural revival. The Project has now attracted over 32,000 visitors to view its dynamic...
Children Play Centre
Windmill Animal Farm was first opened to the public in 1992, and offers visitors the chance to experience the every day running of an actual working farm while still having the chance to watch, feed, touch and play with the animals.
Why not explore Southport by bike - the ideal, cost effective and environmentally friendly way to see the sights! Available for hire from the Southport Cycle Centre, in partnership with Merseyrail. This centre also includes secure cycle parking which is operated through Merseyrail and a cycle...
Why not explore Southport by bike - the ideal, cost effective and environmentally friendly way to see the sights! Available for hire from the Cycle Hire centre at the Southport Eco Centre, Southport Cycle Hire have bikes for all the family including; Tag-a-longs, trailers, children's bikes and...
Crosby Lakeside Adventure Centre is a £10 million centre offering a variety of water sports, activities for young & old alike, a fitness suite and fitness classes, premier conference & meeting suites plus the fantastic Lakeside Bistro & Bar.
The Lakeside Bistro & Bar
Catering for your...
Formby Beach is ideal for families, with a large car park, picnic areas and waymarked paths to the beach, dunes and woods. The high dunes afford excellent views across the Irish Sea and on clear days after rain, even the mountains of Cumbria can be seen.
The coast here is undergoing erosion and...
Ainsdale Beach is one of the most popular on the coast and has been awarded a Quality Coast Award by Keep Britain Tidy. It is the only beach in the North West to have ever been awarded the international Blue Flag (in 2004 and 2006). The QCA award tells visitors that the standards of beach...