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Family Time this Half Term

Keeping the whole family happy and entertained at weekends and half term as the season changes can be a tricky business – but have no fear Southport is here – with a handful of ideas that will not only allow you to enjoy the best of autumn but will stimulate, educate and tire out even the liveliest of your little rascals.

It’s time to become as thick as thieves amongst those autumn leaves…

Morning

Get wrapped up warm and head into the great outdoors on a bike ride along our promenade, send imaginations wild racing through our parks or stroll Britain’s oldest iron pier, trying your luck in the traditional penny arcade on the way.

Or how about a little cultural pick ‘n’ mix at The Atkinson - You can take a look back at Sefton's history and see the Egyptology display that dates back 10,000 years.

Lunch

Fill those hungry bellies and feed those active minds at one of the many family friendly places to eat on Lord Street – we promise with so many to choose from they’ll tantalise the taste buds of even the fussiest of little ones!

Afternoon

Head across to National Trust Formby, with stretches of trees taller than you can make out. Navigate the winding woodland paths, watch the Red Squirrels scurry through the golden yellow and burnt orange hued trees, kicking up the fallen leaves and making dens all the way to the beach

Next up, let the kids whizz down the slides, flumes and river rides whilst the grown-ups watch from a close distance in a relaxing bubble spa (or if you have tiny tots the toddler pool) at our indoor, all-weather waterpark, Splash World.

Alternatively, pay visit to Tenpin Bowling and see who can get the most strikes on Ocean Plaza.

Evening

Stop for a while and enjoy some traditional seaside fun and fayre, fly a kite on the beach as the sun sets whilst devouring yummy fish, chips and mushy peas.

Finally keep the fun alive or wind down at Ocean Plaza, where you can drift-off and watch the latest film at the cinema!

Plenty of events for the entire family...

Starting the Autumn season is the spectacular British Musical Fireworks Championship - wrap up warm and bring the family to witness some of the best fireworks you will ever see!

Throughout half term, you can get into the Halloween spirit with Southport's annual Halloween festival. Packed with brilliantly spooky family events and all manner of goings on across Southport, there will be something to spook the whole family.

Highlights

  1. Not ony does Southport have 22 miles of coast it also boasts a Grade II listed pier on Southport Beach.
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  2. The Atkinson is home for music, theatre, art, poetry, literature and history.
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  3. Large area of beach, sand dunes and pine woods which is part of the National Trust owned nature reserve.
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  4. Formby Beach is ideal for families, with a large car park, picnic areas and waymarked paths to the beach, dunes and woods.
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  5. Planning a splash-tastic time at Southport's Splash World?...If so, you have come to the right place!...Click here to get the latest Splash World information and recommendations!
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  6. Ocean Plaza
    Situated by the picturesque seafront in Southport, visitors can shop, eat and play in one place at Ocean Plaza.
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  7. Southport’s unique Halloween festival will be back for 2018, with more spookily good goings on than ever before
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  8. Southport's sky bursts into light as some of the country's top pyrotechnics teams compete, with stunning firework displays synchronised to music, to try and win the prestigious industry title of UK Champions.
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