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Hi all. Am coming to Liverpool on Sunday with my two grandchildren aged 6 and 12. Am looking to keep them busy as there full of energy 😜 so any suggestions on days out would be greatly appreciated. Family friendly restaurants etc

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They will enjoy the World Museum on William Brown Street, with its bug house, aquarium, planetarium, and Ancient Egypt exhibition which has lots of mummies!

And a cruise on a Mersey Ferry is a must.

Go for a walk along the waterfront from the Pier Head to the Albert Dock and have an ice cream. The Museum of Liverpool is also worth a visit.

How long are you actually here for?

Edited: 19 August 2021, 23:02
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(1) A ride on the Ferry 'Cross the Mersey

(2) Museum of Liverpool

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Don't buy the cruise ticket at the ferry, there is no cruise at the moment. Buy a Saveaway for £5.55 and £2.85 for the children which allows you to travel anywhere on Merseyside by ferry, train or bus. You can take them anywhere from Southport to Chester (train) for the day, buy from the bus station or any station.

I would suggest taking the ferry (on the hour) to Birkenhead Woodside and catching the 411 bus to New Brighton, you could come back to Liverpool by bus or Merseyrail or return by ferry from Birkenhead (20 past).

They may enjoy Chester exploring the Roman walls and along the river or Crosby beach (check the tide) to see the iron men and play in the sandhills. It all depends how long you are here for really

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If you do go to New Brighton check out the Black Pearl pirate ship made from driftwood and other repurposed items. It is very impressive and I imagine it is quite inspiring for children and their imagination.

Back in Liverpool there is the Wild Shore Aqua Park (https://www.wildshoreliverpool.co.uk/aqua-park) with inflatable slides and obstacles in waterways next to the Albert Dock. You can also hire pedalos and it says both (unlike their paddleboarding) are suitable for 6+. There's also an indoor funfair being held at the Exhibition Centre (https://www.exhibitioncentreliverpool.com/whats-on/liverpool-indoor-funfair-summer/).

There is also a nature trail and bug hotel in Chavasse Park in Liverpool ONE at the moment (https://www.liverpool-one.com/visit-liverpool/days-out/family-days-out/nature-trail/). It may be a bit young for your eldest grandchild though.

I'd back up the ideas of the World Museum and ferry as well.

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Black Pearl is totally wrecked at the moment, not sure if it was the last storm rather than vandalism but the driftwood sculptures are still in Vale Park.

Edited: 21 August 2021, 00:12
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