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Attractions in Southport

Time to relax and unwind

We all need to take time out to relax and unwind at times and Southport attractions are the perfect place to do this.

You can blow the cobwebs away with a walk down to the end of Southport Pier, a historic landmark on the seafront.

You can see along the coast to Blackpool and North Wales, and you can take a relaxing journey back to the entrance on the pier train.

Or perhaps a peaceful and tranquil ride on a swan pedalo on Marine Lake, or a stroll around the gardens in Kings Gardens are more your thing.


Time for family fun

Everybody can get involved with a game of bowling; day or night, young or old once you get the shoes on and hit the lanes, the fun will begin!

And if the weather is a little gloomy head over to Splash World where the thrill seekers amongst you can ride the fast flumes.

Arcade games and mini rides can be enjoyed together in all weathers. And for some traditional seaside fun, head to the funfair at Southport Pleasureland

And if the tummies are grumbling, you can tuck into a seaside favourite cuisine, fish n’ chips!


Something different every time

Quintessentially English and truly unique is the British Lawnmower Museum. Only in Southport can you enter a world of vintage lawnmowers. Internationally recognised, the museum is British history at its best!

Take the kids to the Model Railway Village has acres of landscape with a mini rail network weaving through pretty buildings and greenery. The charming and tranquil surroundings mean families can spend hours, relaxing and let the kids follow their favourite train.


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  1. The Atkinson

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    The Atkinson

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    Theatre / Venue

    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,…

  2. Hesketh Golf Club 16th Hole

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    Hesketh Golf Club

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    Golf Course

    Southport

    The oldest course in Southport, established in 1885. Predominantly links in nature, Hesketh provides a varied and interesting mix of holes.

  3. The Courtyard, Tarleton

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    The Courtyard, Tarleton

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    Shop/Shopping Centre

    Preston

    The Courtyard is a brand new shopping destination offering great value for money and a genuine shopping paradise alongside one of the best restaurants around.

  4. Ainsdale Beach

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    Ainsdale Beach

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    Beach

    Ainsdale

    Ainsdale Beach is now recognised as one of the premier beaches in the UK for extreme kite activities, with zones set aside for kite buggy and landboard use and kitesurfing taking place on the sea.

  5. Fairways Park & Ride Southport

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    Fairways Park & Ride Southport

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    Bus/Coach Tour

    Southport

    The Fairways Park and Ride Site operates a pay on entry park and ride service at £2 per car during the summer season (1 April – 30 September).

  6. Formby Red Squirrel Reserve

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    Formby Red Squirrel Reserve

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    Country/Royal Park

    Formby

    Large area of beach, sand dunes and pine woods which is part of the National Trust owned nature reserve.

  7. Ainsdale and Birkdale Sandhills Nature Reserve

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    Ainsdale and Birkdale Sandhills Nature Reserve

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    Nature Reserve

    Ainsdale

    The Ainsdale & Birkdale Sandhills Local Nature Reserve includes the stunning Ainsdale Hills, Birkdale Hills, Frontals, Sands Lake, Velvet Trail and Birkdale Beach.

  8. Southport Pleasureland

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    Southport Pleasureland

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    Fair / Amusements

    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.

  9. Central 12 Retail Park

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    Central 12 Retail Park

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    Shop/Shopping Centre

    SOUTHPORT

    Located adjacent to Southport Train Station, C12 Shopping Park offers a strong variety of shops including an Asda superstore. Southport Town Centre is only 5 minutes away with a good selection of restaurants and other amenities.

  10. Splash World

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    Splash World

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    Leisure/Swimming Pool

    Southport

    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!

  11. Netherton to Crosby Marine Park

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    Netherton to Crosby Marine Park

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    Walking Tour

    Netherton

    This new combined cycling and walking route starts at the Aldrins Lane swing bridge on the Leeds–Liverpool Canal and proceeds westwards along the canal towpath to link up with the
    tarmac pathway through Rimrose Valley Park.

  12. Crosby Lakeside Adventure Centre

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    Crosby Lakeside Adventure Centre

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    Marina

    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.

  13. Formby Village

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    Formby Village

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    As well as being well known for its wildlife and nature reserve, Formby is also a great spot for shopping and eating out.

  14. Royal Birkdale Clubhouse

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    Royal Birkdale Golf Club

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    Golf Course

    Southport

    On nine occasions the greatest championship, The Open, has been played here.

  15. Formby Golf Club Course

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    Formby Golf Club

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    Golf Course

    Formby

    Set on a site of special scientific interest, the mix of traditional links and stunning terrain make for an unforgettable golfing experience.

  16. Ainsdale Discovery Centre

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    Ainsdale Discovery Centre

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    Heritage/Visitor Centre

    Southport

    Visit the centre for a informative displays and interpretation about local facilities, wildlife and history...

  17. Botanic Gardens

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    Botanic Gardens

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    Botanic Garden

    Southport

    Just a few minutes out of the Southport centre in the medieval village of Churchtown these Victorian gardens are bursting with floral splendour and colourful displays.

  18. Victoria Park

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    Victoria Park

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    Garden

    Southport

    In Southport’s town centre is Victoria Park, home to the famous Southport Flower Show and many other events.

  19. Windmill Animal Farm

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    Windmill Animal Farm

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    Children Play Centre

    Burscough

    Offers visitors the chance to experience the every day running of an actual working farm

  20. St Helen's Church

    St Helen's Church

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    Church/Chapel

    Liverpool

    The church is the only Grade I listed building in the Sefton borough and dates back to 1170 when the chapel was built.