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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 Blades

    The Blades

    Southport

    Founded in 2005 by two former RAF pilots, Chris Norton and Andy Offer, The Blades debuted their first display in 2006 with four aircraft and four pilots. It was on 2nd May 2006 that The Blades received their Display Authority and, on 15th May 2006,...

  2. The Red Arrows

    The Red Arrows

    Southport

    The Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, the Red Arrows, is the public face of the Royal Air Force.

    With a trademark combination of close formation flying and dynamic loops and rolls, the team has been displaying since 1965.

    Through these...

  3. The Atkinson

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    The Atkinson

    Southport

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

  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. Talbot Hotel

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    Talbot Hotel

    Southport

    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)
  6. Le maitre bedroom

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    Le Maitre

    Southport

    3 Visit England Stars 3 Visit England Stars 3 Visit England Stars 3 Visit England Stars Guest Accommodation

    Friendly hotel ideally located for shopping and promenade, within easy reach of local golf courses. Centrally heated throughout. TV, video and tea/coffee-making facilities in all rooms. Car parking available.

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    Price £35.00 to £140.00 Per room (breakfast included)
  7. Peaky Blinders Bar

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    Peaky Blinders Bar

    Southport

    Peaky Blinders Bar - a 'must visit' venue set in historic Victoria boulevard - Lord Street. With 15 draught beers and a large bottle selection don't expect to see the usual brands, but instead discover new delights carefully selected for you.

  8. Feast of Fiddles

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    Feast of Fiddles

    Southport

    Feast of Fiddles is a musical extravaganza covering almost every genre and involving quite a few fiddles! It’s not just folk, it’s not just fiddles it’s an entertainment.


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    Price £10.00 to £20.00 Per Ticket
  9. The Coach House

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    The Coach House

    Southport

    The Coach House is a comfy 2 bed cottage en-suite to 1 bathroom, with downstairs shower room, living room & fully fitted kitchen. It is situated in the perfect location just minutes walk from the famous Lord Street

  10. Wacky Woody's World of Magic

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    Wacky Woody's World of Magic

    Southport

    Join Wacky Woody in this hilarious and fun filled show as he travels all over the world on a mission for the Magic Circle to collect a trick from every continent in the world. Packed full of audience participation, silliness and lots of laughs.

  11. Comedy with Ed Byrne: Spoiler Alert

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    Comedy with Ed Byrne: Spoiler Alert

    Southport

    Enjoy a night of comedy with Ed Byrne: I originally intended to call the show, “I’ll Millennial You in a Minute”, but my promoter considered the title, “off-puttingly baffling


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    Price £24.00 Per Ticket
  12. Southport Pier

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    Southport Seaside Stroll

    Southport

    This short walk (2 miles) takes in some of the main landmarks and attractions and starts and finishes at the Tourist Information Centre at the Lord Street/Eastbank Street junction, near the Library and Town Hall.

  13. The Gingerbread Man

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    The Gingerbread Man

    Southport

    Come and see the adventure of the deliciously smelling Gingerbread Man who finds his feet fast and sets off on the journey of a lifetime! Ages 3 – 10

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    Price £9.00 to £11.00 Per Ticket
  14. Bothy Folk Club

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    Bothy Folk Club

    Southport

    Pete Rimmer has been a member of the Bothy since 1967 in those heady days of the folk boom.

    So to celebrate this Pete is having a 50 years of folk event at the Park Golf club Sunday 7th May 8pm.

    In those years he has been involved in most...

  15. Watersport at Crosby Lakeside Adventure Centre

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    Crosby Lakeside Adventure Centre

    Liverpool

    The centre which opened in 2009 is one of the UK's premier full accessible venues for water sports and provides a range of learning and recreational facilities.

  16. The Viking's

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    The Viking's

    Southport

    As part of The Atkinson's ngoing Viking Exhibition, Viking Traders, Invaders & Raiders are bringing their traditional replica Viking Longboats to Southport Festival! As well as displays including textiles, dyeing, querning and churning, coining and...

  17. Will Halligan

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    Will Halligan

    Southport

    Will Halligan is one of Southport’s finest guitarists, with an outstanding reputation as a performer, educator and ambassador for the classical/jazz and melodic, rhythmic, and harmonic guitar, also a leading light behind teaching people to read...

  18. Jason Manford - Muddle Class

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    Jason Manford - Muddle Class

    Southport

    He’s back! It’s been a busy few years for Jason Manford since his last smash-hit stand up show but fans of his Absolute Radio show will know this nationally acclaimed comedian hasn’t changed a bit. Muddle Class promises to feature a wealth of new...

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    Price £28.75 Per Ticket
  19. Elgar – String Quartet

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    Elgar – String Quartet

    Southport

    Cake and Classics

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    Price £12.00 Per Ticket
  20. The Huers

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    The Huers

    Southport

    Ian Cleverdon and Phil Caffery play all types of roots and folk music, they are one of the most popular acts from the North West of England. They have played venues all over the country and have built up a great reputation.

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    Free