10 adrenaline-fulled activities for kids in and around Liverpool

With the summer holidays well underway, parents across Merseyside are looking for fun and active ways to get their kids up, outside and away from the computer games.

Luckily for them, there is no shortage of hi-energy attractions, parks and activities in Liverpool and beyond for families to enjoy together, whether it’s exploring, running, jumping or getting into a spin, we have it covered.

Here’s 10 adrenaline-fuelled activities that your kids simply can’t afford to miss out on this summer.


Race your mates on mini-quad bikes

Rev your engine and get ready to race around Otterspool Adventure’s mini-quad bike track. Perfect for parent/kid bonding time, you’ll be able to master your technique and increase your speed lap by lap!


Scale to the top of a climbing wall

Grab your harness and challenge yourself and your mates by tackling Velocity Wigan’s famous Clip ‘n’ Climb Wall. Consisting of 22 colourful and unique walls, you’ll be able to test your speed and strength as you reach for the stars, with only the bravest of explorers able to tackle the jaw dropping ‘leap of faith’ obstacle.


 

Become a champion mini-golfer

Boasting a modern, 12-hole mini golf course, Otterspool Adventure’s greens will test even the most competent of putters. Featuring a host of obstacles including a raft-ride, woodland characters, the hobbit house and a rocky tunnel; this one is perfect for children and adults alike.

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Tackle an Ultimate Assault Course

Have what it takes to tackle the Ultimate Assault Course? Come down to Velocity Widnes and see if you can triumph against all the odds. From jumping over hurdles, to dangling from ropes and weaving in and out of obstacles; this one certainly isn’t for the faint-hearted!


Enjoy ‘out of this world’ play and adventure

Space World in Prescot boasts an 8,000 sq ft playframe, split into three zones, over four tiers. Climb the 20ft space rocket, sit in the lookout tubes, try the four lane astra slide or the 25ft spiral slide, plus the elevated football pitch and spinning poles!


Dance in an interactive treehouse

Looking for a short road trip out of the region to get your action fix? Then try The Treehouse in Altrincham, with the 7,500 sq ft treehouse inspired and family-orientated venue, offering a unique dance experience! With the Just Dance app projected onto the wall, children of all ages can sway to the beats and maybe even learn a new move or two! Glow in the dark furniture and fluorescent graffiti decor also make this one of the coolest places in the North West to dance the day away.

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Test your football skills…like never before!

Available throughout the summer months, test your shooting accuracy, precision and power on Otterspool Adventure’s incredible giant inflatable target, with footballs provided and fun guaranteed.


 

Toddler time!

Funtown in Garston has an incredible selection of heart-pumping activities for kids of all ages, including a special area for the under threes to enjoy. Here you will find a colourful ball pool, soft play toys, jigsaw puzzles and much, much more! Toddlers can also climb up the tri deck steps and cross the Funtown rounded bridge.


Channel your inner-builder 

Otterspool Adventure’s very own Volvo diggers let you scoop, turn, tip and manoeuvre, just like you were on your very own mini-building site. A hit with the children, this one is perfect whatever the weather, with the attraction under cover from the elements.


Flip and jump until your heart’s content

Velocity Trampoline Park Wigan.
Images by Gareth Jones

One of Europe’s largest trampoline parks, Velocity Wigan has everything at its disposal, from a tumble track, to a foam pit and a battle beam. Offering an exhilarating and fun experience, the venue caters for all abilities from beginners to seasoned gymnasts, so this summer is the ideal opportunity to jump, bounce and laugh the days away.


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