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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 Landing – Colin Binns: Drawn Into Colour

    The Landing – Colin Binns: Drawn Into Colour

    Southport

    The Landing is an exciting Gallery showcasing affordable art work from leading regional artists, with regularly changing exhibitions. Colin’s artwork captures an immediacy of time and place, brought into life through his vibrant paintings and…

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  2. Barnum in the Blood: Six Generations, One Passion

    Barnum in the Blood: Six Generations, One Passion

    Southport

    Discover the story of the 6th generation showman behind Southport’s historic Pleasureland.

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    Free
  3. The Poetry of Trees

    The Poetry of Trees

    Southport

    The Poetry of Trees. This exhibition features a wide range of artists who are fascinated by trees, some for their aesthetic appeal, others exploring their potential for symbolic meaning.

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    Free
  4. Egyptology Gallery Tour

    Egyptology Gallery Tour

    Southport

    As part of The Atkinson’s Egypt month join us for a series of free tours of the Goodison collection on display in the Egyptology gallery. The tours are free but pre-booking is essential.

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    Free
  5. Meet Mrs Goodison!

    Meet Mrs Goodison!

    Southport

    Travel back in time to meet our very own Mrs Goodison. Anne will be on had in the Egyptology gallery to say hello and tell you about her adventure in Egypt.

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    Free
  6. Big wheel at sunset

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    Big Wheel Southport

    Southport

    Situated on the shoreline of Marine Lake next to and outside of the Southport Pleasureland park, the 35-metre tall wheel offers visitors unparalleled 360-degree long-ranging views from the highest accessible vantage-point in Southport.

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    Price £5.00 to £20.00 Per Ticket
  7. The Psychology of Serial Killers

    The Psychology of Serial Killers

    Southport

    Join expert forensics lecturer Jennifer Rees to explore one of Forensic Psychology’s most troubling topics.

    During this talk, you will discover how serial killers are classified.

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    Price £23.50 Per Ticket
  8. Endless Love The Show

    Endless Love The Show

    Southport

    Get ready for the ultimate feel-good show celebrating the music of legendary hitmakers Lionel Richie and Diana Ross.

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    Price £25.00 Per Ticket
  9. The Counterfeit Seventies

    The Counterfeit Seventies

    Southport

    Having toured extensively with The Counterfeit Sixties show, the team behind the iconic production brings you their unique Seventies show!
    From a decade of glam rock through to new wave music, and everything in between. Featuring the music of…

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    Price £19.00 to £20.00 Per Ticket
  10. Wood Carving Demonstration

    Wood Carving Demonstration

    Southport

    The artist who carved ‘Man in the Corner’ is going to joining us in our Foyer space to demonstrate how he works.

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  11. The Foyer: Protest of Identity

    The Foyer: Protest of Identity

    Southport

    Open Eye Gallery and the Atkinson Gallery have worked with New Beginnings youth group and artists Ocean Farini and Sally Gilford, to collaborate on a new project Protest of Identity.

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  12. Halloween spooky image with dates showing when open as 22 23 29 30 October 2022

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    Happy Halloween

    Southport

    Happy Halloween is back at Pleasureland! We know you love it, so we’re making the park extra spooktacularly special this October 22nd, 23rd, 28th and 29th!

  13. Caterpillar coaster

    Add Southport Pleasureland to your Itinerary

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    Southport Pleasureland

    Southport

    Pleasureland is Southport's premier attraction for families looking for a wonderful place to go. It offers families a mix of thrilling roller coasters, flumes and waltzers plus loads of rides designed for younger visitors.

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  14. The Unselfish Selfie

    The Unselfish Selfie

    Southport

    The Atkinson is working with guest curator and artist Nahem Shoa to present The Unselfish Selfie. Alongside historic self-portraits, the exhibition shines a light on self-portraits by contemporary artists, who traditionally have not been given an…

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  15. Graphic for event showing colourful day of the dead festival imagery and event dates as 4th and 5th Nov 2022

    Day of the Dead Family Fireworks Festival

    Southport

    We're having our epic display on the evening of Saturday 4th November and it promises to be every bit as spectacular as in previous years!

    With a Mexican ‘Festival of the Dead’ theme, expect samba drummers, fire breathers, stilt walkers, face…

  16. Southport’s Victorian Visitors

    Southport’s Victorian Visitors

    Southport

    This exhibition will take today’s visitors on a journey through Southport’s Victorian past

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    Free
  17. Gordon Buchanan – 30 Years In The Wild: The Anniversary Tour

    Gordon Buchanan – 30 Years In The Wild: The Anniversary Tour

    Southport

    After a sell-out tour last year, Gordon Buchanan is going back on tour. One of the most prominent wildlife presenters and filmmakers working today, Gordon’s journey is a remarkable story to tell.

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  18. 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,…

  19. Touchy & Anthology

    Touchy & Anthology

    Southport

    A double bill of Live Music, Hip Hop, film, and poetry, from Liverpool’s finest.

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    Price £5.00 to £10.00 Per Ticket
  20. Ganzflicker: Art, Science & Psychedelic Experience

    Ganzflicker: Art, Science & Psychedelic Experience

    Southport

    Experience the visual illusions and altered states of consciousness created by flickering light.

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