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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 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....

  2. 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.


  3. 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....

  4. 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 hive 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. Formby Beach

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    Formby Beach




    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...

  11. The Atkinson

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    The Atkinson


    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...

  12. Martin Mere

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    Martin Mere Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust


    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...

  13. Hesketh Park

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    Hesketh Park





    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...

  14. Botanic Gardens

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    Botanic Gardens


    Botanic Garden


    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...

  15. Ainsdale Beach

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    Ainsdale Beach




    One of the most popular on the coast and has been awarded a Quality Coast Award by Keep Britain Tidy.

  16. 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 Southport theatres have a great programme of shows by well-known artistes.

    You are never too...

  17. 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...

  18. Picture of Funland

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    Silcocks Funland


    Fair / Amusements


    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...

  19. Model Railway Village

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    Model Railway Village


    Miniature Railway



    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...

  20. Southport Marine Lake

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    Southport Marine Lake




    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.

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