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Southport Attractions

What is there to do? What can I see? What will the kids like? Is there anything unique?

When you start planning a trip these are the questions that run through your mind.

We are here to help you tailor your itinerary 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 is the perfect place to do this.

You can blow the cobwebs away with a walk down to the end of the Southport Pier. A landmark on the seafront, you can see across the coast for miles once you are at the end, and you can relax even further by hopping on the tram to take you down.

Or perhaps a peaceful and tranquil ride on a swan pedalo on Marine Lake, a stroll around the gardens in Kings Gardens, lovingly tendered for by the community and giving Southport a colourful landscape.

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 happy is an important part of any trip; 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 grab the ball, 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 and bubble spa are there waiting.

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 the pretty buildings and greenery. The endearing peaceful and tranquil surroundings means families spend hours, relaxing and let the kids follow their favourite train.

Stay a little longer...

There is so much to do in Southport you can extend your visit. With accommodation to suit all budgets and all tastes we have it covered!

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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. Southport Theatre & onvetion Centre

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    Southport Theatre & Convention Centre


    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 the Southport tTeatre has a great programme of shows by well-known artistes.

    You are never too far...

  2. Southport Beach

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    Southport Beach




    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 any of these then Southport beach is perfect for you!

    You can leave the hustle & bustle of the...

  3. Southport & Ainsdale Golf Club

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    Southport & Ainsdale Golf Club


    Golf Course


    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...

  4. Hesketh Golf Club 16th Hole

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    Hesketh Golf Club


    Golf Course


    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...

  5. Hillside Golf Club

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    Hillside Golf Club


    Golf Course


    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...

  6. West Lancashire Golf Club

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    West Lancashire Golf Club


    Golf Course


    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...

  7. Formby Golf Club Course

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    Formby Golf Club


    Golf Course


    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...

  8. Royal Birkdale Clubhouse

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    Royal Birkdale Golf Club


    Golf Course


    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...

  9. British Lawnmower Museum

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    British Lawnmower Museum




    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...

  10. King's Gardens Shelters

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    King's Gardens




    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...

  11. Windmill Animal Farm

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    Windmill Animal Farm


    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.

  12. Southport Pier

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    Southport Pier




    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.


  13. The Lavender House

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    The Lavender House


    Day Spa


    '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...

  14. Martin Mere

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    Martin Mere Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust


    Animal Collection

    Burscough, Ormskirk

    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.

    WWT Martin...

  15. Splash World

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    Splash World


    Leisure/Swimming Pool


    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...

  16. Red Squirrel

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    The National Trust Formby


    Country/Royal Park


    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...

  17. Southport Eco visitor centre Logo

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    Eco Visitor Centre


    Environmental Attraction


    This multi awarding winning building was designed to act as a real demonstration of environmentally sound construction methods and the impacts we all have on the environment with our energy use. The Eco Visitor Centre generates some of its power and heat requirements from renewable technologies....

  18. New Pleasureland

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    Southport Pleasureland


    Fair / Amusements


    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...

  19. Dune Path, Ainsdale National Nature Reserve

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    Ainsdale Sand Dunes National Nature Reserve


    Nature Reserve

    Ainsdale, Southport

    Ainsdale Sand Dunes National Nature Reserve (NNR) is a 508-hectare site comprising rare dunes, beach and woodland habitats. There are 10 kms of way-marked footpaths to follow, and so tranquil and wild is the place that you will forget within minutes that you are surrounded by one of the most urban...

  20. Ainsdale & Birkdale Sandhills Local Nature Reserve

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    Ainsdale and Birkdale Sandhills Local Nature Reserve


    Nature Reserve


    The Ainsdale & Birkdale Sandhills Local Nature Reserve includes the stunning Ainsdale Hills, Birkdale Hills, Frontals, Sands Lake, Velvet Trail and Birkdale Beach.

    This local Nature Reserve is one of the largest areas of wild dunes (268 hectares) left in Britain and is managed by Sefton Coast...

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