10 Liverpool Parks to enjoy a Winter Walk

Get wrapped up and walk off your turkey feast in one of our city’s beautiful parks.

It’s a tradition in thousands of households across the Liverpool City Region and we’re huge fans of the Boxing Day walk ourselves. Surrounded by beautiful greenspaces, playparks and gardens, is there a better way to feel fresh after a boozy, food-filled Christmas day, than with a family, friends or dog walk in the park? Alright so we haven’t got snow this year, but wrap up and check out our faves.

As Liverpool city council park staff work all year round to tend these award-winning, stunning spaces, this is the perfect time to take advantage of the free, fresh air fun with the kids. Scooters, bikes and roller blades at the ready…

Here’s 10 of the best Liverpool parks to enjoy a Boxing Day walk….

Calderstones Park

There’s 94 acres of park and path ways to explore at Calderstones in the leafy suburb of Allerton. Check out the Storybarn, walled garden and café while you’re there. Info here. 

Woolton Woods & Camp Hill

When the snow comes in Winter, Camp Hill is the place to be. The rest of the year, or on dry days, there’s still tonnes of fun to have. There’s loads of wildlife to spot, great for dog walking and a game of footy. More info here. 

Croxteth Park

Croxteth Hall and Country Park has a fab play park for the kids, a farm, stables and 500 acres of parkland to explore. Stick your wellies on and go off into the forest or walk the long path to West Derby Village for a Boxing Day hot chocolate/pint! More info here. 

Festival Gardens

Festival Gardens near Otterspool is a truly tranquil place with pagoda’s, lakes, waterfalls and wildlife in abundance. Grounds staff work all year round to maintain this waterside space for us all to enjoy. Find out more here. 

Greenbank Park

Just a stones throw from the bigger Sefton Park, a walk around the lake at Greenbank Park is a great way to stretch your legs. Feed the ducks and geese and let the kids have a go on the swings before a Boxing Day curry! Info here. 

Princes Park

Princes Park, the place where a giant boy and his dog enjoyed a picnic earlier this year! This Grade II historic park in L8 boasts a lake, fab play park and lots of hills for rolling down too! Info here.

Sefton Park

Green Flag and Green Heritage Award winning Sefton Park will be busy with families, friends and plenty of dogs taking in the Boxing Day views, which we’re hoping are clear! Take a walk around the lake, cycle the miles of pathways and don’t forget to send us your pics @TheGuideLpool. Info here. 

Stanley Park

The park that both separates and unites the city’s reds and blues is a space filled with fun. Plenty of open space to set up a game of Boxing Day footy, a fab playpark, pathways for bike riding and stunning pics of the Isla Gladstone. More info here. 

Speke & Garston Coastal Reserve

Photo Credit: Philip GWilliam

Did you know that there’s 70 acres of land stretching from Garston Docks to Liverpool John Lennon Airport? The Speke & Garston Coastal Reserve is a great place for bird watching, walking, cycling and to snap perfect views of the River Mersey. Info here. 

Wavertree Botanical Gardens

Just a stones throw from Edge Lane lies Wavertree Botanical Gardens. A beautiful walled botanical garden, ornamental carpet bedding, a children’s play area and loads more. Check it out and find out more here. 


If you’re still looking for some inspiration, head to www.liverpool.gov.uk/leisure-parks-and-events to find out more about all the parks and greenspaces Liverpool has to offer.

Which is your favourite Liverpool park to enjoy a stroll and why? Are you part of a park group and want to shout about your activities? Drop us a line on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram and we’ll share the details.

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