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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.

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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. Red Squirrel

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    Formby Red Squirrel Reserve

    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...

  2. Southport Pleasureland

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    Southport Pleasureland

    Type

    Fair / Amusements

    Southport

    Pleasureland is Southport's premier attraction for families looking for a wonderful place to go.  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 and flower beds.

     

    It offers families a mix of...

  3. Picture of Funland

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    Silcocks Funland

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    Fair / Amusements

    Southport







    Creating a glittering entrance to the Pier is one of the town’s largest family amusement centres, Silcock’s Funland. Treat yourself to fish and chips and an ice cream and play the latest video and arcade games here, alongside mini rides for the little ones. Or why not hop on a hobby...

  4. 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...

  5. British Lawnmower Museum

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    British Lawnmower Museum

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    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...

  6. Botanic Gardens

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    Botanic Gardens

    Type

    Botanic Garden

    Southport

    Just a few minutes out of the Southport centre in Churchtown is Southports 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...

  7. Southport Marine Lake

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    Southport Marine Lake

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    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.

  8. Model Railway Village

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    Model Railway Village

    Type

    Miniature Railway

    Southport

    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...

  9. Hesketh Park

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    Hesketh Park

    Type

    Garden

    Southport

     

    Hesketh Park is one of the largest parks in Southport. The Victorian Park has plenty to offer visitors, a short mile walk away and with plenty of on street parking, this picturesque park is a perfect place to loose track of time.

     

    The gardens and ornate fountains have been restored and...

  10. Martin Mere Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust

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    Martin Mere Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust

    Type

    Animal Collection

    Burscough, Ormskirk

    WWT Martin Mere is where wilderness and family-friendliness combine.


    Spring and summer are fantastic times to visit the centre as new life develops allowing you to see the cute sights of ducklings, goslings, cygnets and chicks spring up around the reserve. Seasonal attractions include the...

  11. Southport Little Theatre

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    Southport Little Theatre

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    Theatre / Venue

    Southport

  12. 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...

  13. Windmill Animal Farm

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    Windmill Animal Farm

    Type

    Children Play Centre

    Burscough

    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.

  14. 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...

  15. Splash World

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    Splash World

    Type

    Leisure/Swimming Pool

    Southport

    Southport is home to the fun all weather water park Dunes Splash World.

    Kept at a constant 84 degrees Fahrenheit, Splah World is 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...

  16. copyright Mark Arrowsmith

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    Victoria Park

    Type

    Garden

    Southport

    In Southport’s town centre is Victoria Park, home to the famous Southport Flower Show and many other events. There are acres of open lawns, perfect for ball games and family fun as well as a network of pathways – a favourite with cyclists and skaters. There’s a children’s play area too ideal for...

  17. Image: Ron Davies

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    'Another Place' by Antony Gormley

    Type

    Sightseeing

    Liverpool

    These spectacular sculptures by Angel of the North artist Antony Gormley are on Crosby beach. Another Place consists of 100 cast-iron, life-size figures spread out along three kilometres of the foreshore, stretching almost one kilometre out to sea.

    The artwork has been brought to the area by...

  18. Formby Beach

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    Formby Beach

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    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...

  19. Ainsdale Beach

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    Ainsdale Beach

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    Beach

    Ainsdale

    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...

  20. Crosby Beach, with a Another Place statue

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    Crosby Beach

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    Beach

    Crosby

    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...

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