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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. The Atkinson

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    The Atkinson


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

  2. The Blades

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    The Blades


  3. Southport Halloween Festival

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    Southport Halloween Festival


    Southport’s unique Halloween festival will be back for 2018, with more spookily good goings on than ever before

  4. Salfordian Hotel

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    Salfordian Hotel


    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.


    Price £45.00 Per person (breakfast included)
  5. Summer Activities

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    Summer Activities


    Make your summer fun-filled with a visit to The Atkinson this summer, there is something to do every day of the Schools holidays. The Atkinson is offering a range of activities and most of it is free!

    Full listings here.



  6. Nutcracker Trail

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    Nutcracker Trail

    Can you find the 10 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 ten Nutcrackers and you can be in with a chance of winning an…

  7. Martin Mere Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust

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    Martin Mere Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust

    Burscough, Ormskirk

    The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT) is the largest international wetland conservation charity in the UK.


    Price £7.65 to £37.30 Per Ticket
  8. Lord Street

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    Lord Street


    One of Southport's most celebrated sights is Lord Street, a Victorian canopied boulevard edged in scenic gardens. With a charming, unique style all of its own, Lord Street has been a favourite shopping destination for over a century.

  9. Sindhu Vee Comedian

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    Sindhu Vee


    Sindhu Vee – Sandhog

    Host of BBC R4’s Comedy of the Week podcast, Sindhu Vee, brings her critically acclaimed show to the Southport Comedy Festival.

    As seen on QI (BBC2), Have I Got News for You (BBC1), Alan Davies As Yet Untitled (Dave), Live at…

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    Price £13.50 Per Ticket
  10. Barford House Exterior

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    Barford House Apartments


    3-4 Visit England Stars 3– 43-4 Visit England Stars Self Catering

    A Beautiful Fine Victorian Detached Property with 5 self-contained 3-4 * quality apartments.


    Price £70.00 to £195.00 Per unit per night
  11. 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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  12. 80s Night

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    80s Night


    The 80s. Whether you were actually there, or you just like the vibe, THIS is the After Air Show Party you won't want to miss. So ease yourself out of the Southport Air Show and into your shoulder pads, roll up your jacket sleeves, big up your hair…


    Price £12.00 to £22.00 Per Ticket
  13. The Haunted Maze

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    The Haunted Maze


    Dare you enter and find all the mischievous spirits inside? Can you find your way around our maze and make it out the other side?

  14. Tom Binns Comedium with support from Ivan Brackenbury

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    Tom Binns Comedium with support from Ivan Brackenbury


    Multi award winning character comedian Tom Binns, creator and star of BBC One’s Hospital People and 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown favourite, returns to the Southport Comedy Festival.

    Sell Out Shows 2017,2018

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    Price £13.50 Per Ticket
  15. Nahem Shoa: Black Presence

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    Nahem Shoa: Black Presence


    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…

  16. Midnight Leaps In

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    Midnight Leaps In


    In the hours when most people are tucked up, sound asleep in their beds, Midnight the cat rules the roost. Age 5+


    Price £6.00 Per Ticket to £24.00 Per person per day
  17. Southport Lifeboat Comedy Workshop Showcase

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    Southport Lifeboat Comedy Workshop Showcase

    Promenade, Southport

    Southport Offshore Rescue Trust, Waterfront Southport and Big Comedy UK are proud to present, Southport Lifeboat Comedy Workshop Showcase.
    Take ten ordinary individuals; add one professional comedian; give them six weeks to learn the art of stand-up…

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    Price £15.00 Per Ticket
  18. Mews Cottage

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    Mews Cottage


    Charming olde world cottage in Churchtown Village, 2 miles from Southport town centre. Tastefully furnished and completely equipped for four people. Double and twin bedrooms. Lounge with colour TV, kitchen, bathroom, and central heating. The…


    Price £150.00 to £375.00 Per unit per week
  19. West Lancs Railways

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    West Lancashire Light Railway

    Hesketh Bank, Preston

    The West Lancashire Light Railway is a two foot gauge passenger carrying railway

  20. Geoff Norcott

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    Geoff Norcott Taking Liberties


    Geoff Norcott: Taking Liberties
    Geoff Norcott’s unique brand of provocative stand-up is hitting the road again with ‘Taking Liberties’. Whatever the contentious subject – he’ll be honest and blunt without being offensive,mostly.
    As seen on The Mash…

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    Price £13.50 Per Ticket