Got a spare few hours or a spare weekend? Looking for ideas to keep the kids entertained? The answers could be right on your doorstep.
A lighthouse in Liverpool? A short walk from Hale Village lies Hale Head Lighthouse, which from 1838 to 1958 guided ships on the Mersey estuary. The lighthouse is now a private residence on the shoreline path and affords stunning views across the river. Finish off with a pint in the Childe of Hale pub!
Speke Hall is about much more than wattle and daub. The Tudor mansion house has expansive grounds which boasts a waymarked 10km running trail. The National Trust hosts monthly Trust 10 events on the trail. After your run, why not refuel at Speke Hall Home Farm restaurant and tea rooms?
In the flightpath of Liverpool John Lennon Airport, Speke and Garston Coastal Reserve is a great place for avid plane spotters. The reserve boasts great views over the river in as also home to Liverpool Yacht Club.
Let’s go fly a kite! Otterspool Promenade could have been tailor made for kite flying, which wide open spaces and a plentiful supply of wind! If you get bitten by the bug The Northern Kite Group meet regularly at Otterspool. Otters Café, The Otters Pool the Brittania Inn are on hand for post-flight refreshments.
Woolton Picture House is one of a dying breed of traditional, independent cinemas. Nestled in cosy Woolton Village, the 1926 picture house oozes retro charm and offers the latest films plus fantastic festive favourites at Christmas time!
Join a reading group, take the kids to the story barn or see a live theatre performance in the mansion house gardens. The Reader in Calderstones Park is a fantastic project that is restoring the park’s historic mansion house, coach house and stable yard while re-engaging people of all ages with the power of the written word.
Cycle South Liverpool have a year-round calendar of bike rides that exploit the area’s great range of cycle-friendly routes, parks, open spaces and trails. They’re a friendly bunch and a perfect group for new and returning cyclists who want to make friends and learn more about South Liverpool’s bike routes.
Otterspool Adventure Centre offers high-octane high ropes fun, abseiling and more, for young people and adults who should know better. If you prefer to keep your feet on the ground, the centre also boasts a great café.