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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 at Silcocks Funland 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 is home for music, theatre, art, poetry, literature and history.

  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. Hesketh Park Cafe

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    Hesketh Park Cafe

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    Parkland/Woodland Garden

    Southport

    The largest park in Southport, comprised of a large and safe children's play area, mini golf course and children's train in a woodland setting. There are numerous nature trails throughout this picturesque park, containing varied wildlife with duck...

  4. Southport Pier

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    Southport Pier

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    Pier

    Southport

    Not ony does Southport have 22 miles of coast it also boasts a Grade II listed pier on Southport Beach.

  5. Rotten Row

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    Rotten Row

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    Garden

    Southport

    The name ‘Rotten Row’ is traceable to the mid-nineteenth century. It certainly derives its unusual name from the Rotten Row in Hyde Park, London, which is a broad straight road or walkway along the southern edge of the park, originally used for...

  6. Maghull to Aintree Leeds-Liverpool Canal Walk or Cycle

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    Maghull to Aintree Leeds-Liverpool Canal Walk or Cycle

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    Cycling Route

    Liverpool

    This pleasant canal-side walk or cycle ride of some 5.8 km (3.6 miles) is entirely level throughout on the well-surfaced and maintained towpath of the Leeds–Liverpool Canal.

  7. Advocet

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    Marshside RSPB Bird Watching

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    Nature Reserve

    Southport

    There's something for everyone all year round at this delightful coastal reserve.

  8. West Lancashire Golf Club

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    West Lancashire Golf Club

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    Golf Course

    Blundellsands

    Founded in 1873 and among the 10 oldest clubs in England, one of the most natural and testing links in the British Isles.

  9. Formby Village

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    Formby Village

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    Shop/Shopping Centre

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

  10. Southport Beach

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    Southport Beach

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    Beach

    Southport

    Southport beach is the ideal antidote to the hustle and bustle of the town centre, wide spaces, coastal views and the oldest iron pier.

  11. Formby Sandhills

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    Ravenmeols Sandhills Local Nature Reserve

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    Nature Reserve

    Liverpool

    This site is characterised by a high mobile dune ridge with smaller embryo dunes next to the expansive and largely undisturbed beach.

  12. Southport & Ainsdale Golf Club

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    Southport & Ainsdale Golf Club

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    Golf Course

    Southport

    A true championship links course set among the dunes, this former Ryder Cup venue is another of James Braid’s great creations.

  13. Ocean Plaza

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    Ocean Plaza

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    Shop/Shopping Centre

    Southport

    Situated by the picturesque seafront in Southport, visitors can shop, eat and play in one place at Ocean Plaza.

  14. Queen's Jubilee Nature Trail

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    Queen's Jubilee Nature Trail

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    Nature Trail

    Southport

    The Queens Jubilee Nature Trail is a wildlife haven in Southport. The site lies close to the town centre, and has a series of well laid out trails, information boards and picnicking areas.
    The site has changed greatly over the years. One hundred...

  15. 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

  16. Hesketh Park

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    Hesketh Park

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    Garden

    Southport

    Hesketh Park is one of the largest parks in Southport. The Victorian Park has plenty to offer visitors, a short mile walk away and with plenty of on street parking, this picturesque park is a perfect place to loose track of time.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. Marine Lake Cafe

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    King's Gardens

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    Garden

    Southport

    King's Gardens is a 17 acre garden located in the centre of Southport Town Centre, on the Promenade. The gardens are a hive of activity all year round and are a busy tourist attraction on the Southport seafront.

  20. Formby Beach

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    Formby Beach

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    Beach

    Formby

    Formby Beach is ideal for families, with a large car park, picnic areas and waymarked paths to the beach, dunes and woods.