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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. Inspired by Alice – Family Fun Day

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    Inspired by Alice – Family Fun Day

    Southport

    Join us for a day of Alice inspired fun as we open our new interactive exhibition Inspired by Alice

  2. The Atkinson

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    The Atkinson

    Southport

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

  3. The Blades

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    The Blades

    Southport

  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. Inspired by Alice

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    Inspired by Alice

    Southport

    Step into the immersive world of Alice, with art, collectables and craft all inspired by the legacy of Alice in Wonderland.

  6. Southport: Double Take 11 (Old Southport Through a Modern Lens)

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    Southport: Double Take 11 (Old Southport Through a Modern Lens)

    Southport

    Matt, a local photographer for over 10 years, has been working on this collection of blended photographs for the past 18 months, encouraged by a great response to the images he posted on social media. The exhibition at The Atkinson features a…

  7. Barons Bar

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    Barons Bar

    Southport

    Traditional pub decorated in the style of a Baronial Hall with an excellent collection of real ale on offer.

  8. Southport Food and Drink Festival

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    Southport Food and Drink Festival

    Southport

    FREE event. Street food, cocktails, local and regional beer, family activities, food challenges and more!

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    Free
  9. Genting Casino

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    Genting Casino

    SOUTHPORT

    Genting Casino Southport is the perfect destination venue to eat, drink, relax and play.
    So whether you are dining in our Fahrenheit restaurant, enjoying a night in the Casino or just want to watch the entertainment, we hope you enjoy your visit.

  10. Easter Egg Hunt

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    Easter Egg Hunt

    Southport

    Easter holiday family fun The Easter bunny has been up to mischief on Southport Pier, hiding his coloured eggs in time for an egg-citing free Easter egg hunt to take place during the school holidays!

    Take part in the Southport Pier Easter Egg…

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    Free
  11. Aotearoa Southport Bed & Breakfast

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    Aotearoa Southport Bed & Breakfast

    Southport

    Kia Ora and welcome to Aotearoa Southport Bed & Breakfast – “A Slice of New Zealand in the Heart of Southport”.  Your hosts, Denise & Vince were both born in New Zealand and would like to share their house with you.   We are a small family run Bed &…

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    Price £80.00 to £95.00 Per room (breakfast included)
  12. Churrasco Grill Restaurant

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    Churrasco Grill Restaurant

    Southport

    Sourcing only the very finest best quality Angus beef from around the world, their steak is prepared by their most senior grill chef on an open log fire to preserved its flavour.

  13. Nahem Shoa: Black Presence

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    Nahem Shoa: Black Presence

    Southport


    Artist Nahem Shoa has curated a selection of his striking portrait paintings alongside key historic and contemporary paintings of black portrait sitters. Nahem is especially keen to increase the number of positive images of black people in British…

  14. Advocet

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    Marshside RSPB Bird Watching

    Southport

    There's something for everyone all year round at this delightful coastal reserve.

  15. Southport Theatre & onvetion Centre

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    Southport Theatre & Convention Centre

    Southport

    From music concerts to family classics, thrillers and plenty of laughs Southport Theatre has something for everyone to enjoy.

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    Free
  16. Wesley Street

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    Wesley Street

    Southport

    Welcome to Wesley Street, affectionately known as the “A Village in the Town”....with a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, there is something for everyone. Accredited with numerous awards for floral displays, community spirit and best Neighbourhood awa

  17. Waterloo Heritage Trail

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    Waterloo Heritage Trail

    Liverpool

    The aim of a heritage trail is to promote an awareness of the architectural and historical development of the urban environment.

  18. Bedrooms at Formby Hall

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    Formby Hall Golf Resort & Spa

    Formby

    Formby Hall Golf Resort & Spa is situated on the outskirts of Southport and just 13 miles away from Liverpool. There are 76 newly furbished contemporary bedrooms with a choice of Classic, Executive or Deluxe. All rooms are fully equipped with LCD…

  19. Chantel McGregor

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    Chantel McGregor

    Southport

    A female guitar prodigy, at fourteen Chantel McGregor was told by major labels that she had a “great voice, but girls don’t play guitar like that!” Wisely ignoring the comments, she enrolled at the Leeds College of Music and became the first student…

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  20. Firepit

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    Firepit

    SOUTHPORT

    FIREPIT Smokehouse & Sports Bar is located on Lord Street, following a multimillion pound refurbishment. They boast the largest HD LED TV in the town, measuring 3m x 2m they also have over 10 HD flat screen TVs.