Browse the most popular visitor attractions in Southport. There are several places you won’t want to miss if you’re keen to explore what our town has to offer.
For a day devoted to fun, let Southport Pleasureland entertain you. With 20 rides for your little rascals to be thrilled by including the Apple Coaster, Fun House, Teacups, Grand Canyon, and Trampolines, the kids will be spoilt for choice of what to go on. For the bigger kids who love a good scream… there are the Dodgems, Flying Swings, Looping Coaster, Matterhorn, Frisbee, the Log Flume, and much more!
If you’re wanting a retro day out, try the Funland and Fun Palace arcades. Your little ones will be captivated by the slot machines, horse racing, and pacman. You can grab a bag of fish and chips and take a stroll along our beautiful Iron Pier, where the views of the coast will take your breath away. We all need to take time out to relax and unwind and Southport is the perfect place to do it.
If you're looking for a fun, creative and varied day out with family or friends, you should definitely check out The Atkinson. Southport's home for music, theatre, art, literature and history is one not to miss out on. The traditional theatre and dynamic studio space present a year-round programme for some of the UK's foremost musicians, actors and performers alike. The museum and gallery are home to a collection of over 3,500 artworks, and over 25,000 pieces of social history (displayed on rotation).
On sunny days, take a picnic to King’s Gardens. It’s full of beautiful Victorian architecture, with its Grade II listed shelters and ornate Venetian Bridge. If you’re feeling competitive you can enjoy a spot of crazy golf while you’re there. Or Marine Lake is a brilliant place for family fun. Hire a pedalo if you’re keen to get your legs moving, or maybe a power boat if you’re feeling like a thrill – messing about on the lake is always fun in spring and summer.
If water sports are your thing, spend an afternoon at Crosby Lakeside Adventure Centre, where there’s sailing and wild swimming. Or check out Southport’s Splash World. A place for all the family to have fun, whatever the weather.
No seaside is complete without a Model Railway Village to explore. Watch the model trains chug around the miniature world and weave between the little buildings. If you’re into a bit of British history, you can also check out Southport’s British Lawnmower Museum.