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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 and are home to plenty of wildlife.

May be you'll spot one of the elusive Natterjack Toads which make the dunes their home, or the endearing Red Squirrels as they scurry through 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 & Wetlands Trust is a haven for wintering waterfowl and is home to a 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 and try to spot some of the local flora and fauna - butterflies, Asparagus, Lapwings and swans to name just a few!

Love the beach in the summer? There are so many great beaches along the Southport and Sefton coast. Crosby beach where you can see the Anthony Gormley statues staring out to sea, Formby beach, which is a naturally beautiful beach, Ainsdale beach for water based sports and Southport beach for the pier and expansive 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 Farmer Teds gets ready for the nationally acclaimed Farmageddon Halloween event.

Blow the cobwebs away on Southport pier, the oldest iron pier in the UK. The views will take your breath away once you reach the Pavilion 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 to enjoy some quality time.

The outdoor life goes beyond Southport and 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. Fatal Attraction: Lilith and her Sisters

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    Fatal Attraction: Lilith and her Sisters

    Southport

    Ancient cultures have bequeathed to us a legacy of female characters in art, history, and literature who have been described as ‘femme fatales’. The femme fatale is beautiful and dangerous in equal measure. Like the sirens of Homer’s Odyssey, she…

  2. Cats on the Page

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    Cats on the Page

    Southport

    Cats and their capers are celebrated in rhymes and stories familiar to us from childhood. Whether raising a smile, solving a crime, wreaking magical havoc or even performing in theatre, cats take centre stage in this free exhibition.

    Exuberant and…

  3. Heywood & Condie: This Land

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    Heywood & Condie: This Land

    Southport

    This Land is an ambitious multi layered portrayal of Tony Heywood’s and Alison Condie’s experience and time spent within Sefton’s constantly evolving coastline.

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    Free
  4. Salfordian Hotel

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    Salfordian Hotel

    Southport

    The Salfordian Hotel is a Grade 2 listed building set in its own grounds overlooking Hesketh Park. Within easy reach of all local attractions and amenities, it has TV’s and tea & coffee making facilities in all bedrooms along with free wi-fi.

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    Price £45.00 Per person (breakfast included)
  5. Where’s Wally? Spooky Museum Search!

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    Where’s Wally? Spooky Museum Search!

    Southport

    Join the search for Wally with your family at The Atkinson during October half term.

    We are part of the national Where’s Wally? Spooky Museum Search, organised by Kids in Museums and Walker Books, to celebrate the release of the new Where’s Wally?…

  6. Eagle: 1950-2020

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    Eagle: 1950-2020

    Southport

    The ‘Eagle’ children’s comic was created here in Southport 70 years ago, with characters including Dan Dare, Captain Pugwash, PC49 and Riders of the Range.With the help of David Britton of the Eagle Society we have created an exhibition to celebrate…

  7. The Triumph of Art

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    The Triumph of Art

    Southport

    This exhibition celebrates the restoration of a painting given to The Atkinson in the late 19th century. The Triumph of Art by Nicolas Pierre Loir was created as an allegory of the arts, a celebration of music, architecture, sculpture, portrait and…

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    Free
  8. Nutcracker Trail

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    Nutcracker Trail

    SOUTHPORT

    Can you find the 12 Nutcracker Kings who have appeared all over Southport?

    Explore Southport this Christmas as you hunt for each statue.  Complete the trail and find the names of all twelve Nutcrackers and you can be in with a chance of winning an…

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  9. The Atkinson

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    The Atkinson

    Southport

    The Atkinson offers an exciting and varied destination for families, cultural tourists and arts enthusiasts alike, with a full day and night time offer.

    We are open throughout the year and present a seasonal programme of exhibitions, talks, music,…

  10. Brick Wonders: Around the world in LEGO bricks

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    Brick Wonders: Around the world in LEGO bricks

    Southport

    Brick Wonders transports you around the world to ancient, modern & natural wonders, recreated from half a million LEGO® bricks by Warren Elsmore and his team.

    From the building of the pyramids to the invention of the internet, journey around…

  11. Bistrot Verite

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    Bistrot Verite

    Southport

     

    Bistrot Vérité, owned and run by acclaimed chef Marc Vérité, has gone from strength to strength since its opening in 2009. The restaurant has been awarded an AA rosette and is featured in the 'Which Good Food Guide' for the third year running…

  12. Ambassador Townhouse

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    Ambassador Townhouse

    Southport

    When choosing Southport hotels, there's no better place to stay than at the multi award-winning Ambassador Townhouse, with it's four star

    boutique chic bed and breakfast accommodation in the heart of Southport offering luxury hotel rooms at…

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    Price £45.00 to £87.50 Per room (breakfast included)
  13. Kestrel Cycle Route

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    Kestrel Cycle Route

    Southport

    Along this route you will enjoy the resorts varied urban landscapes and the newly developed community woodland.

    You will pass through King’s Gardens, Portland Street playing fields and then Newlands, the Community Woodland.

    This is home to…

  14. Royal Birkdale Clubhouse

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    Royal Birkdale Golf Club

    Southport

    On nine occasions the greatest championship, The Open, has been played here.

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    Price £175.00 to £265.00 Per Ticket
  15. David Starkey –  POSTPONED

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    David Starkey – POSTPONED

    Southport

    This event has been postponed – new date to be announced. The Box Office team will be in contact with all customers in due course. Please read the latest statement on our news page.

    Who is our most unexpected prime minister? Is Boris Johnson…

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    Price £17.00 Per Ticket
  16. Marble Place

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    Marble Place

    Southport

    Marble Place is one of Southport's undercover arcades, where you'll find TK Maxx and Bay Trading amongst others. It's bright and spacious so perfect for retail therapy, whatever the weather.

  17. The Greatest Halloween Show

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    The Greatest Halloween Show

    Southport

    Roll up! Roll up! The greatest Halloween show is in town and there will be some freakishly good performances all afternoon. See spectacular, interactive performances from the bearded lady, our hoop acrobats and more. Our ring leader will oversee…

  18. Coco Boutique

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    Coco Boutique

    SOUTHPORT

    Coco Boutique is placed in Lord Street, the fashion boutique has an individual and eclectic style all of its own. Come and look through our collections and see what everyone else is talking about.

  19. Sefton MBC

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    Red White Blue Ltd

    Ainsdale, Southport

    At Red White Blue we offer a full range of freelance conference / meeting management and logistical services - namely, short or long term support for projects just when required, at very competitive rates.

  20. Engelbert Humperdinck

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    Engelbert Humperdinck

    Southport

    MJR present Engelbert Humperdinck, who, in a career spanning almost 50 years, has generated sales in excess of 140 million records, including 64 gold albums, 35 platinum, four Grammy nominations, a Golden Globe, and stars on the Hollywood Walk of…

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    Price £45.10 Per Ticket