Summer fun days out just got even better thanks to Merseyrail combo tickets

The summer holidays are in full swing and Merseyrail have a number of brilliant deals on days out that parents and kids will love.

Let’s face it, keeping the kids occupied throughout the summer hols can be stressful and pretty costly, especially if you have more than one little one to entertain! Luckily Merseyrail are on a mission to make days out that little bit more accessible to all with a number of combination and family tickets……the only question now is, where do you want to go? Watch the video above as our Alfie takes you on a tour of the best Merseyside days out.

Fun for all ages with the Merseyrail Family Ticket

We’re willing to bet you didn’t know it was so cheap to travel as a family on the Merseyrail network? For just £11, a family (of up to 5 people) can enjoy unlimited off-peak travel, which is anytime after 9:30am Monday to Friday and anytime over the weekends and bank holidays. How good is that? And whose kids get up and ready before 9:30am during the summer anyway?

While away the hours on our stunning coastline with all the family for just £11….

1 – Formby Nature Reserve

Formby Beach Sand Dunes

Some of the best summer holiday memories are all about fresh air fun, and with mile upon mile of beautiful coast line to explore, the Merseyrail family ticket can get you to the beach in less than an hour (and help keep the cost down too). We’re planning a trip to Formby beach to play in the sand dunes, hunt for squirrels in the pine forest and check out the breath-taking views across to Cumbria. Who’s coming? Nearest station: Freshfield. Plan your seaside day out here.

2 – The Black Pearl, New Brighton

Another seaside trip but with a swashbuckling twist is on offer in New Brighton. Grab your eye-patch and hoist the flag at the Black Pearl pirate ship right down on the beach that overlooks the stunning Liverpool skyline. Work up an appetite exploring far off places and sailing the high seas before heading to Marine Point for lunch or dinner. We hear the chips come with a dollop of ice-cream on top at Caffe Cream! Nearest station: New Brighton. More info here.

Take a walk on the wild side with the Chester Zoo combination ticket

With the recent reopening of the Wirral Loop Line, its easier than ever before to get to Chester Zoo. Why not take advantage of the amazing combination ticket offer from Merseyrail and go wild with your little monkeys this summer holidays? The combination ticket is available from any staffed station across the Merseyrail network and includes reduced admission to the zoo, the shuttle bus journey between the zoo and Chester station and of course, the best value rail ticket.

What’s your favourite animal at Chester Zoo? (Ours are the flamingos!) Tweet us your zoo selfies @TheGuideLpool and we’ll share the best on our socials.

More family friendly events you can enjoy with Merseyrail travel this summer

The fun doesn’t stop there! Merseyside is absolutely teaming with things to do and see throughout August and they’re even more accessible with the Merseyrail Family Ticket. Whether you’ve got toddlers or teens there’s an attraction, festival or fairground to suit all ages.

Score some parenting brownie points and make some memories with your kids this August with these top day out ideas……

1 – Southport Flower Show featuring Cbeebies Stars

Southport Flower Show - The Guide Liverpool

Images by Gareth Jones

Southport Flower Show returns from 17-20th August 2017 with a brand new attraction. Pre-schoolers will not only enjoy exploring The Curious Garden theme with oodles of entertainment, bright and beautiful flowers and of course ice-cream, but there’s also some famous faces from Cbeebies heading to the seaside resort too! Why not buy a Merseyrail combination ticket (just like the Chester Zoo one) to save on admission as well as travel? Nearest stations: Southport. Click here to plan your day at Southport Flower Show.

2 – Pier Head Village

Pier Head Village

The Pier Head Village summer programme is bursting with fun activities for all ages and it’s open 7 days a week from 11am-11pm. Three of Europe’s tallest fairground rides (eeeeek) and tonnes of smaller (slower) rides for the little ones, await on our world famous waterfront. There’s lots of food outlets, bouncy inflatables, live music and bars all rolled into one stunning location. Nearest stations: James Street & Moorfields. Find out more here.

3 – Folk on the Dock

Family friendly festival, Folk on the Dock returns to Albert Dock on Bank Holiday weekend with a feast for the eyes and ears. With a stellar music line up from traditional sea shanties to the very best of local and national talent bringing folk to life on the waterfront. There’s a whole host of activities for youngsters including a Space Disco at Tate Liverpool, drop in craft sessions and plenty of ice-cream! Nearest station: James Street & Central. Click here to check out the full line up.

4 – Fusion Festival 2017

Finish your summer with a bang as Fusion Festival returns to Otterspool on 2nd-3rd September 2017. The incredible two-day line-up features Little Mix, Take That, The Vamps, Tinie Tempah, Ella Eyre and more and would be the perfect treat for music lovers of all ages. Nearest station: St Michaels. Get your tickets here.

Plan your next great day out with Merseyrail by heading to Simply add your preferred event or attractions to the planner and it will work out what train to catch and provide you with directions from the station to your fun day out!

Where are you heading to across Merseyside this summer? Tweet us @TheGuideLpool or email us and we’ll share the fun on our socials.

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