February Half Term in Liverpool: Days Out, Park Life and fresh air fun for all ages
It’s February half term in Liverpool and we’re lining up a week’s worth of outdoor activities for you and your littleun’s!
If you’re looking for boredom-busting ideas to keep your kids occupied this half term in Liverpool, look no further. With tonnes of fresh-air fun to be had, we’ve rounded up the best parks, beaches, trails (and even a puddle competition) that’ll have your little ones full of smiles and rosy cheeks in no time, and some of them are completely free!
Check out our top 11 fresh-air fun activities to try out this half term in Liverpool.
1 – Get Your Skates On
Knowsley Leisure Centre Skatepark is the biggest outdoor skatepark in Liverpool and is very popular as the concrete is silky smooth and there is a lot to skate here. The obstacles are well laid out with enough space between them to stop the place getting crowded and the old skool pool is a big attraction for the park drawing people for miles around just to have a skate. Click here for more info.
2 – Fun on the Prom
Otterspool has long been a destination for outdoor fun during half term in Liverpool, whether its simply flying a kite in the high winds coming straight from the Mersey, or scootering along the smooth flat pathways or trying your hand at high ropes, climbing walls and abseiling at the Otterspool Adventure Centre. Hours of fun. Click here for more information.
3 – Wellies at the Ready – Puddle Jumping at Martin Mere
Back due to popular demand is the third North West Puddle Jumping Championship at Martin Mere. The puddles will be set up for you to practice and have fun in during the morning with the competition starting at 2pm. It is 50p to enter and every contestant will receive a ‘splashtastic’ sticker. Daily winners will be announced throughout the half term and some lucky ‘super-splashers’ will receive a fantastic prize from a special guest! More here.
4 – Beaches – The Black Pearl
With more than 10 regional beaches around the north west, a few hours running about with kites, drift wood or a ball will tire the kids out for sure! One of our favourite sandy stretches is over at New Brighton as the little ones can not only play pirates at the Black Pearl pirate ship, but it also provides some of the best views of our city skyline! More about our beaches here.
5 – Wakeboarding
Are your kids thrill seekers? Fancy trying something new or a bit more fast paced this half term in Liverpool? Then head on down to the Liverpool Wake Park where it doesn’t matter if you’re not a naturally sporty person, how old you are, your fitness levels or how big or small you maybe. They guarantee they’ll get you up and riding a wakeboard on your first session. If you don’t, they will give you your full money back! Check it out here.
6 – Fun on the Farm
Liverpool is surrounded by urban farm’s and all manner of animals that you and your little ones can get up close and personal with this half term. From Tam O’Shanter Urban Farm, Birkenhead, to Farmer Ted’s, Ormskirk and Croxteth Park Farm at Croxeth Country Park, there’s lot of outdoor mucking about to be had at affordable prices. Tweet us your fave @TheGuideLpool and we’ll share your recommendations.
7 – Formby Freshfield
Formby is like the supermodel of free attractions, it’s got it all. From the sea shore to sandy beaches, dunes to explore and tonnes of woodland trails and the added bonus of some amazing wildlife to spot too. And there’s always an ice cream van knocking about for a treat too. Chuck your wellies, bikes, footies and kites in the boot and head up to Freshfield for a few hours adventuring. More here.
8 – Blackpool – Sea Stars
Fancy a day trip? Why not head up the coast to Blackpool? Sea Life Blackpool has just announced a very special new attraction, Sea Stars and you’re invited to get up close and personal with a variety of fascinating starfish species. Housed in a range of impressive displays creating an ocean of dazzling stars, giant windows ensure fantastic visibility and visitors can get a close up view and discover the pop up bubbles and peek-a-boo holes in the attraction. More details and tickets here.
9 – On Yer Bike
The Liverpool City Council website has loads of info on safe cycling around the city from parks and pathways to routes around the wider county. Why not make the use of those bikes and scooters the kids got for Christmas and plan a family bike ride while the weather looks to stay dry! Click here to plan your route and find out more about citybike hire.
10 – Pram Walks
A long bike ride might be a bit much for some little legs, so why not join up for a pram walk at Stanley Park instead? Plenty of fresh air, a good gab with other parents and plenty of pathways and flat space to pull some impressive scooter tricks! Find out more about events happening at Stanley Park, click here.
11 – A Walk on the Wild Side
Visit Knowsley Safari this February Half Term for an exciting family adventure, fun for all ages. Experience the 5 mile safari drive to see some of the world’s most amazing species and as an added bonus, kids go half price! That’s just £6.25 for little peepers to view some of the smallest, tallest and roarsome animals from around the world. Click here to book your half-term treat and find out more.