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Attractions in Southport

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.

Or perhaps a peaceful and tranquil ride on a swan pedalo on Marine Lake, or a stroll around the gardens in Kings Gardens are more your thing.

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.

Sign up to our monthly newsletters too, they often feature offers on our attractions, accommodation and restaurants.

And if you need any more advice, you can call or email our Tourist Information Centre.

With extensive knowledge of the area they can help you make the most of your time in Southport.

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  1. Southport Pier

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    Southport Pier

    Type

    Pier

    Southport


    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...

  2. Splash World

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    Splash World

    Type

    Leisure/Swimming Pool

    Southport


    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...

  3. Southport Theatre & onvetion Centre

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    Southport Theatre & Convention Centre

    Type

    Theatre / Venue

    Southport


    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...

  4. British Lawnmower Museum

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    British Lawnmower Museum

    Type

    Museum

    Southport

    A unique experience at the multi award winning British Lawnmower Museum is the Nations foremost Museum of garden machinery in Southport Merseyside, housing over 200 restored exhibits with all their history at the world’s only lawnmower Museum.

    Lawnmowers are a very British obsession. We...

  5. Southport Marine Lake

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    Southport Marine Lake

    Type

    Marina

    Southport


    At Marine Lake you’ll find a choice of water based activities to keep the whole family entertained. Marine Lake also has pedalos and motor boats for hire as well as offering high speed rides on a power boat.

  6. Bedroom at Crosby Lakeside Adventure Centre

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    Crosby Lakeside Adventure Centre

    Type

    Marina

    Liverpool

    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...

  7. The Atkinson

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    The Atkinson

    Type

    Theatre / Venue

    Southport

    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...

  8. King's Gardens Shelters

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    King's Gardens

    Type

    Garden

    Southport

    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...

  9. Formby Beach

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    Formby Beach

    Type

    Beach

    Formby

    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...

  10. Farmer Ted's

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    Farmer Ted's

    Type

    Farm

    Ormskirk

    A Farm Park aiming to provide a safe environment for families with children 0-12yrs, although older children are welcome.

    Facilities include a large fun barn for children 0-12yrs. There are two seperate areas, 0-4yrs and 5-12yrs. There is also an area set aside with soft furnishings so parents...

  11. Southport Beach

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    Southport Beach

    Type

    Beach

    Southport


    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...

  12. Botanic Gardens

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    Botanic Gardens

    Type

    Botanic Garden

    Southport

    Just a few minutes out of the Southport centre in Churchtown are the Botanic Gardens. Originally opened in 1874, these Victorian gardens are bursting with floral splendour and colourful displays.Winding through the park is the garden’s lake and a multitude of pathways. There’s a Victorian fernery,...

  13. Red Squirrel

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    The National Trust Formby

    Type

    Country/Royal Park

    Formby


    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...

  14. New Pleasureland

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    Southport Pleasureland

    Type

    Fair / Amusements

    Southport

    At Southport Pleasureland there’s a fun mix of rides and amusements set around a park that’s family friendly, clean as a whistle and blooming with hanging baskets. It offers families a mix of big thrill rollercoasters, flumes and waltzers plus rides designed for younger visitors. The park has a...

  15. Formby Golf Club Course

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    Formby Golf Club

    Type

    Golf Course

    Formby

    Formby Golf Club is one of the classic courses of the Lancashire coastline. Although somewhat protected from the elements by pine trees that line several of the holes, the course is a tough one, particularly when the wind does break through. Such is the profusion of wildlife and plants at Formby...

  16. Hesketh Golf Club 16th Hole

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    Hesketh Golf Club

    Type

    Golf Course

    Southport

    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...

  17. Hillside Golf Club

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    Hillside Golf Club

    Type

    Golf Course

    Southport

    Hillside is widely regarded as the finest British golf course not to have staged an Open Championship and there are those who believe that it presents a tougher challenge than many of the courses on the current rota.

    None other than two-time Open champion, Greg Norman, once opined that...

  18. Royal Birkdale Clubhouse

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    Royal Birkdale Golf Club

    Type

    Golf Course

    Southport

    Among the many great courses along the Northwest coast, Royal Birkdale stands out as a perfect example of links golf. It is currently voted by Golf Monthly as the best course in England and the 4th best course in the British Isle and in a survey commissioned by Planet Golf for Golfing Digest it was...

  19. Southport & Ainsdale Golf Club

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    Southport & Ainsdale Golf Club

    Type

    Golf Course

    Southport

    Southport & Ainsdale Golf Club is a true championship links course, with first class facilities to match. The course is set amongst the dunes on the North West coastline and is another of course designer James Braid’s great creations.

    S&A (as it is widely and affectionately known), was...

  20. West Lancashire Golf Club

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    West Lancashire Golf Club

    Type

    Golf Course

    Blundellsands

    The West Lancashire Golf Club was founded in 1873 and is among the ten oldest golf clubs in England. It boasts one of the most natural and testing links in the British Isles, of which Donald Steel wrote "Only in Britain can one savour the true flavour of seaside golf, of which West Lancashire is a...

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