February half term is perfect for a Ferry ‘cross the Mersey

When was the last time you went on the ferry? Have the kids even experienced the iconic trip yet?

For families looking for a day out with a difference this half term, the River Explorer Cruise is a ‘must-do’ experience. The cruise along the Mersey lets you take in the sights of the UNESCO World Heritage waterfront, listen to fascinating commentary and sing along to Ferry ’cross the Mersey!

A ticket to ride on the ferry also gives you access to the U-boat Story at Woodside Ferry Terminal. This interactive museum includes original film archives and displays which tell the story of the real World War II German Submarine U-534.

Visitors can see into the cross-sectioned submarine and discover the amazing story through an exciting exhibition, which also involves the discovery of fascinating artefacts including a rare Enigma machine.

Watch below as we take you on board the Mersey Ferry and find out how it works.

And for a small upgrade, tickets can also give entry to Spaceport at Seacombe, the space themed attraction, which is housing the much-loved ‘Sci-Fi Icons’ exhibition, showcasing a private collection of Stars Wars memorabilia from one of the UK’s biggest collectors.

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Updated at the end of 2018, the exhibition added thirteen new life-sized characters and scenes, taking inspiration from recent blockbusters in the Star Wars franchise.

New additions include life-sized figures of fan favourites Rey, Finn, Jyn Erso, BB-8, Cassian Andor, Chirrut Imwe, Poe Dameron, Orson Krennic and Han Solo from Solo: A Star Wars Story.

A full day out on the Mersey costs only £9 per child – or £41 for a family of five (2 adults and three children). Further savings are however available by booking online at least one day before a visit.

For more information on the ‘Sci-Fi Icons’ exhibition, visit the Spaceport website here.

To purchase tickets for the Mersey Ferries or Spaceport, call 0151 330 1003 or alternatively visit any of Mersey Ferries terminals.

The River Explorer Cruise departs hourly and sails between Pier Head, Seacombe and Woodside. The full schedule is listed on the Mersey Ferry website here.

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