We had a fabulous time recently when we visited Liverpool. There is so much to explore in this beautiful city. So much of what we enjoyed was completely free too which when there is five of us to keep entertained days out can be pretty expensive. Here are all the great attractions we enjoyed.
A walk around the wonderful city
Just going for a walk around the beautiful city there are plenty of attractions to see. The Royal Albert Docks are gorgeous especially in the evening. All lit up with lights in the trees and the Liverpool Wheel. Our children loved watching the ships on the Mersey and looking at all the love locks on the waters edge. Then Matthew Street is the place to go to soak up all the musical history of the city with The Carven Club and Cilla Blacks Statue. On the opposite side to The Royal Albert Docks are The Pier Dock where the Beatles Statue is situated. Along the way there is plenty more to see and do with the various shopping areas including the gorgeous Liverpool One Complex.
We visited 5 wonderful museums in one day as we were there for a short time. If you are there for longer you can easily spread these out. They were all free admission although some exhibitions needed paid admission so it’s worth researching before you head out. They were a varied mixture but we throughly enjoyed them. First we headed to TheLiverpool world museum which is the natural history museum on a smaller scale. All three children loved it here. It contains various floors taking you on a journey through Egypt, Dinosaurs, Space, A aquarium and Bug house. At the moment they also have the Terracotta Army exhibit on but it was sadly sold out on the day we went so I would advise pre booking tickets of that is something you wish to see.
Then we headed to The Royal Albert Docks where a lot of the museums are situated. Here we visited The Museum Of Liverpool showcasing all the great things about Liverpool’s rich history. We found this really interesting and again there was plenty for the older two to see and learn about. One of the sections was closed on the day we visited which was a shame as we would have loved to take a look as it house Chris Boardman’s bike from the Tour De France and it was the musical area about the Beatles.
The Tate: this was my first experience of a museum all about art. This type of museum didn’t really appeal to me I’m glad I have visited and the kids joined in on one of the art stations. They also had a exhibition on that was really interesting and free to see. So I’m glad we went and it passed some time. Not the best place for us with a shrieking one year old in tow.
Liverpool Maritime Museum
I’ve never really been on into ships and the sea. However I found the Maritime Museum really interesting and the kids seemed to really enjoy it. The section on the Titanic was so moving and emotive. The Titanic disaster is always something I’ve taken a interest in since I was small. I loved how my eldest took a real interest too. There was lots of interactive stations, things to see and investigate. Also housed here is the Slavery Museum we sadly didn’t have a lot of time left to do this the justice it deserved.
Also for younger children on the docks there is something called Mattel Play we looked into going but for us Edward was a little too young and the others were too old. This would be a great attraction for 2year olds upwards. Also it’s £12.00 per child so quite a pricey day out. It did however look really good. We popped in to look at the gift shop to see if they had a Edward train with them selling merchandise from Thomas the Tank Engine.
Liverpool is a wonderful city to explore with the children. We will definitely be back soon.
What’s your favourite city to visit with the children?
Until next time