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.
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.