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Nature & Outdoors

Time for the great outdoors

Southport is a excellent canvas if you love the great outdoors. The largest area of wild dunes left in Britain run along the coast, home to plenty of wildlife.

Watch the natterjack toads run through the dunes, or the red squirrel climb the trees in the coastal pinewoods.

Spot one of the 300 different bird species recorded at Marshside Bird Watching area, or see the wildfowl on the flooded marshes in the winter.

Nearby Martin Mere Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust is a haven for wintering waterfowl and rare wildfowl collection. And in the February half term you can join in on their puddle jumping competition - that's what wellies were made for!

Get your bikes out and try one of the cycle routes through Southport or along the coast. Explore the different areas all specialising in different parts of the area. Butterflies, asparagus, lapwings and swans to name a few!

Loving the beach in the summer, there are great beaches along the coast. Crosby beach where you can see the Gormley statues staring out to sea, Formby beach which is naturally beautiful beach, ainsdale for water based sports and Southport for the wildlife, pier and extensive views. All of these beaches will have families on the hottest days and walkers wrapped up on the coldest of days.

Farm life is never too far away from Southport either and a short drive means the kids can be feeding animals on a working farm in either WIndmill Animal Farm or Farmer Teds. And once the summer comes to an end the farm gets ready for the nationally acclaimed Farmageddon.

Blow the cobwebs away on Southport pier, the oldest iron pier in the UK will take your breath away once you see the views at the end. And let's not forget the parks in and around Southport, they are a haven of tranquility and the perfect setting for the whole family.

The outdoor life goes beyond Southport, yet the coast is a tranquil place to stay. Dunes that go one forever, miles and miles of coast. This is the time to enjoy the British landscape, no matter what the weather.

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  1. Independents Week

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    Independents Week


    Southport’s very first 'Independents Week' will take place March 20th-26th and will be a celebration of our fabulous independent businesses packed full of great offers and promotions.

    Here's an interesting fact for you: did you know that recent...

  2. The Atkinson

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    The Atkinson


    The Atkinson is home for music, theatre, art, poetry, literature and history.

  3. ABBA Reunion

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    ABBA Reunion


    ABBA REUNION gives Abba fans, old and new, the opportunity to once again get together and re-live the addictive Abba phenomena that swept the airwaves and discos during the 70’s and 80’s in a truly authentic, feel good, party style tribute concert....


    Price £16.00 to £20.00 Per Ticket
  4. British Lawnmower Museum

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    British Lawnmower Museum


    An award winning unique museum of over 300 rare restored exhibits of the garden machinery.


    Price £3.00 Per Ticket
  5. Crosby Village

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    Crosby Village


    Crosby village is a great spot for local shopping, offering a mix of independent retailers and brand names. Here you'll also find a number of bars and pubs, making Crosby village ideal for a night out too.

  6. Southport Armed Forces Day

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    Southport Armed Forces Day


    SSAFA is the UK’s oldest national Tri Service Military Charity and it stands for Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association and was founded in 1885 by.
    They provide lifelong support to anyone who is currently serving or has ever served in...

  7. Rip It Up

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    Rip It Up


    Two Strictly Champions live together with one Strictly Professional

    Live on stage with BBC Radio Two’s Leo Green with musicians, dancers and singers. Jay McGuiness, Natalie Lowe and Louis Smith will swing, bop, jitterbug, lindy hop, jive and...


    Price £17.75 to £20.75 Per Ticket
  8. Reputation Menswear

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    Reputation Menswear


    Reputation Menswear on Lord Street is the perfect place to look for high fashion clothing. They stock a wide range of both fashion and classic labels

  9. The Atkinson Gift Shop

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    The Atkinson Gift Shop


    The Atkinson gift shop has something for all tastes and ages from jewellery and craft, to Southport souvenirs, cards and a collection inspired by our Egyptology Gallery.

    Come and visit us for that unique, not on the high street gift, we have an...

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  10. Forge Brasserie

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    Forge Brasserie


    The Forge Brasserie is on Queen Anne Street, close to the town centre. The bar is in a light airy courtyard where you can choose your fresh fish from the glass display case and then watch the chefs prepare and cook in the open kitchen. Our...

  11. The Sandgrounder

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    The Sandgrounder


    Perfectly located on Southport’s iconic Lord Street, you can be sure of a warm welcome from our award winning staff.

  12. Talbot Hotel

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    Talbot Hotel


    Do you require Accommodation for Holidays, Conferences or Short Breaks? Established in 1863, The Talbot has been welcoming visitors for over 140 years.

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    Price £30.00 to £120.00 Per room (breakfast included)
  13. Jane McDonald

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    Jane McDonald


    Jane McDonald is back on tour for 2017!

    One of the nation's most loved entertainers will tour the UK in her brand new show – "Making Memories". A must see event of 2017, not to be missed!

    "Making Memories" is packed full of phenomenal songs and...

  14. Nostalgia Tea Rooms

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    Nostalgia Tea Rooms


    Warm and relaxed atmosphere, superb waitress service and a step back in time, Award winning and worth a visit.

  15. Wingbox

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    WINGBOX, plain and simple amazing American Buffalo Wings! 

  16. Netherton to Crosby Marine Park

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    Netherton to Crosby Marine Park


    This new combined cycling and walking route starts at the Aldrins Lane swing bridge on the Leeds–Liverpool Canal and proceeds westwards along the canal towpath to link up with the
    tarmac pathway through Rimrose Valley Park.

  17. David M Robinson

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    David M Robinson


    David M Robinson is the name to trust when it comes to impartial, expert and honest advice about watches and jewellery.

  18. Butterfly Cycle Route

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    Butterfly Cycle Route


    This circular route, from Freshfield Railway Station, goes along the north of Formby and then passes through or near several Nature Reserves.

    You will pass through the home of butterflies, sand lizards and natterjack toads at the Ainsdale Sand...

  19. Queen's Jubilee Nature Trail

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    Queen's Jubilee Nature Trail


    The Queens Jubilee Nature Trail is a wildlife haven in Southport. The site lies close to the town centre, and has a series of well laid out trails, information boards and picnicking areas.
    The site has changed greatly over the years. One hundred...